Freeze out is great stuff! Any riding is better than "no riding" and this might be a dumb question/statement, but I take it your vacation time is limited? Enjoy as much of the BRP as you can "in a weekend". Hope both of your trips are more than you expect, in a positive way of course! Have fun!
Not really limited for for us, we all work a 7 on - 7 off schedule and 2 weeks vacation to use but all the guys said they had to get "Permission" from their wives
JK, JK well somewhat hahaha they just told me they could go for sure this week. I'm the only one who can just leave when I get ready as long as I am back in time for work at the end of the week. First year on the new RG too so that will be new, used to riding my Fatboy Lo on all the trips.
Planned the trip for me and my buddy from Louisiana about 2 months ago and everyone else just got there "OK" this week. Plan was for a week but my brothers going and wants to be back Monday so I'm going to ride back with him. Would have liked a ride with less miles and more back roads but my buddy from La is about 800 miles away and figured we could meet up halfway and end somewhere about midway between both our homes and wanted some warmer weather for a change. Just hoping the rain forecast for the morning I leave changes, going to pick up some rain gear this week just in case though.
Pensacola is about 7.5 hrs for each of us on google maps, probably closer to 9 on our bikes with stops. Panama city adds some time for him but he wants to ride the coast back to New Orleans then head home anyway and he took 3 weeks off for it to ride since his dad is also wanting to go. All the rest of us have 7 days off to get down their and back to recoup. No one has made a distance ride like this, usually go up to NC and ride the mountains, and that is a workout after riding all day.
Got me a backrest, soft lowers, bag liners...like little suit cases for this trip and going to make a list of what I "wish" I had during the ride for the next one like this.
Be a fun experience all around, have a bunch of different bikes going - 12' Wide Glide, 06' Road King, 19' Indian Scout, 11' Fatboy, 18' Fatboy Special and my 18' RG.
Will try for BRP in April when temps up there hopefully will be in the mid 50's.