On my 2006 Victory 8 Ball, I just completed my first 2 wheel solo cross country ride. 40th anniversary and 61st b'day gift from my wife; said I should stop talking and do it before I'm too old ;o)
Left southern MD on July 16th, odo 9,913; through VA, WV, and Ohio on Rt.
5o; N. to Duguque, IO, across to Spirit Lake, N. to I-90, W. to Rapid City, SD; S. on 79, then west on 18/20/25/26 cross WY, through Jackson and arrived Idaho Falls, ID on the 22nd, 2,694 miles.
Mostly secondary roads except I-90 across S.D. Spent 2 days chilling, then 2 days touring Yellowstone, the Tetons, and Jackson, WY, 490 miles. Departed ID on the 27th, and arrived home on August 1st, 6001 miles; odo 15,914.
Caught in the rain twice, very hot across SD & WY; killed 10 million bugs, and one truck tire at 70 mph, on I-80 passing S. of Chicago(not a strip, the whole round tread; very lucky)
Great trip, the only way to actually see our country. See album for more pics