Well, we usually have one of these blogs before we head off. As Mark has mentioned, he's bought tyres and is getting his Bandit serviced this week.
The Concours is pretty much ready to go although I've just ordered a Radguard from Aussie - hopefully it'll be here in time. After fitting that all I've got to do is clean & polish the bike, put some more protective tape on a few places (panniers etc) and then just load up & go!
There's a couple of threads on the the KiwiRider about the GC so here's some links:
8 more days at work to go...