Well dang, gotta call the trip a bust for this year, kids got sick and had to miss some work then I got sick and had to miss even more so my days off have been burned down a bit to far to allow any safety margin at all. Hopefully I can still manage to carry over a week into next year which would give me 5 1/2 weeks of paid time off so maybe allow some sick days to prevent this form happening again.
On the plus side it does give me more time to prepare and upgrade the bike, but on the down that will add a lot of miles to the bike by next June, will prolly be upwards of 70K on the clock by then....ahh that aint so bad would still be under 100k even after the trip.
Time to start taking some bike camping trips and really get a good idea of what I want on this bike and what gear I really need and how to pack, prolly even take a few weekend trips to Canada to try out the border crossings and camping up there. So After typing this and thinking on it as I am, this don't really seem like as bad a deal as I thought, even more time to save up extra cash for the big trip....hmmmm maybe I should have just planned it for 2018 to begin with, of course I would not have moved as fast on getting new gear if I did that.