thanks for the kind words for those of you who hit me up after that last post - there's nothing at all to worry about. i was tired and rundown and, since this is a forum for all thoughts good and bad relating to the trip, i let it out here.
me and eliot are fine, fresh from a two-day long ride & camp. details will be coming up shortly, but thanks again. i wuv you guys thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much.