I met with the new riders last week and went over the route. It wasn’t greeted with tears, or any negativity so there is hope we’ll get through this as friends!
In all seriousness I’m reasonably confidant that it will go well, or at least well enough if we don’t meet with any major issues. I’ve plenty of stops planned and I’ve been trying to brief everyone on proper preparedness.
We are going to do the days I discussed here, and I’m really looking forward to getting out on the bike. March is historically when I do a big trip and I’m really jonesing to get out on the motorcycle and enjoy the spring weather!