Knoxville to San Diego
I'm doin it!
I'll be back in the States soon and should finally get my first ride on my Shark around the end of May. A friend of mine and I are planning to ride from Knoxville TN to San Diego at the beginning of June. We don't have much time, so we will sadly not be doing much scenic touring.
If it all goes as planned, we'll be stopping in the Fort Worth for a day with family, Abilene, somewhere near the NM and AZ border, and then on to San Diego.
I've done many rides in the 4 - 6 hour range. I've spent a lot of time living out of a backpack for 3 or 4 days at a time in the mountains. Besides verifying that my shark's maintenance is good for the ride, what other things should I be aware of?
Also... while my ride is a '17, this will be the first time I've seen it... so it is brand new to me!! My dad says he hasn't come anywhere near hitting the 1000 mile mark on it. Should I be concerned about being out on the road and riding through the 1K service and just doing it when I finish the ride?
I'm happy to post pics and short entries each day of the ride. Pretty pumped about being home and getting to ride!!