As I read up on some of the awesome trips you all have been taken (and also I've been recently addicted to the "Adventure Prone" series I found on YouTube), I think it would be awesome to plan a smaller trip to start out with: Washington DC area to the Tail of the Dragon and back, or similar.
I don't currently own a SOHC Honda, but currently have a 900cc Triumph that would be up to the trip. For me, there are a few factors that I think would make the trip more fun- I know trips like these are different things to different people, here is what excites me:
-Looking to enjoy the ride and the adventure. No interest in 1000-mile Iron Butt badge, I'm not looking for time/distance awards
-Would prefer to camp, but not opposed to hotel stays..
-Think it would be more fun with a group of people.
Also, I could only swing a week tops right now of continuous adventure.. Would have to go back to work!
So, for you expert trip do'ers and trip plan'ers, got any ideas for narrowing down trip destinations and routes? Any hints for finding others that might want to join in? Any safety tips? And navigation tips? Any maintenance-on-the-road guidelines?
I don't yet have any saddle bags or tank bags or a rack- I do own hiking/camping equipment, and of course have a large backpack, riding gear, etc.
Lemme hear ye, experienced ones!!! :-)
PS: Check out Adventure Prone- I have no connection with these dudes, other than I find their filmed adventures to be interesting and hilarious, and they're on SOHC CB750's of course!