The week before SWII I'm going to do my 2012 Epic Adventure ride:
See, here's the deal: In May, 2011 I bought an '08 Street Glide from a friend-of-a-friend; very low miles and very low price. I've had several bikes, and several Harleys (see my sig), but it hit me that in 35 years of riding, I'd never ridden outside of Missouri and Kansas! What a waste. I got busy on the SG, and did a few three-day, 1800 mile solo trips, a seven-day, 3600 mile Epic Adventure with a buddy from work, and in four months, managed to hit 19 states and pile 9000 miles on the beast. It was a very nice bike with long legs, but it just wasn't a Road Glide. Last October I found the '09 SERG and I've put 5000 miles on it so far.
This year I'm riding solo and heading to the southeast, then hook up with Hutmo's Gypsy tour in NOLA for the run up to Shark Week.
The first day will be a banzai run from KC to Lexington, KY on the superslab, then a couple of days doing Nada Tunnel Road, Dragon Tail, Cherohala, and on into NC, then I'm going to hug the coast down south, across FL to Tampa, then up around the Gulf Coast to Nawlins.
(2013 will be West Coast and western Canada, and 2014 will be the Northeast...I hope to have all 48 continental states colored in on my map by then.)
I'm not the kind to stop and take a lot of pictures, I like to ride. But, is there anything I need to Absolutely Make Sure
I stop and see along this year's route?