I was out of the loop for about a week; terrible at multi-tasking, so just concentrated on the one thing which wasn't bikes, so saw nothing on the news that the GT wasn't on display at Toronto.
Skipped one of those boring Condo Assoc. meetings ("should we inspect everyone's hoses") pleading my case that two one hour segments of the "Long Way Round" were on the T.V. - OLN cable. It was the section where they traveled thru Mongolia and Siberia to the Russian Port on the Pacific.
Didn't know what to expect: two movie actors backed up by a support crew. But, damn, those two, Charlie and Ewan sure toughed it out, lived in a hostile environment in rudimentary shelter. And, at times it seemed the support crew needed more support than they did. Amazed at the hundred thousand dollars in camera equipment and the heavy nature of the adv. GS bikes. Hell those bikes weighed down they way they were with metal saddlebags and equipment looked like they topped the LT in that department. Constantly picking them up and pushing them across streams. Man, it was spellbinding to watch. An inspiriation and maybe a nod toward the brand of bike and the reason we all ride, as well.