I can understand not wanting to ride the highway, it can be very intimidating at times. I'll be riding 1950 miles of slab to get out there, I figure I'll do the first 1000 within the first 24 hours of the trip, my original plan was three 650 mile days. But I want to do an iron butt ride, I figure a nice 16 hour day should do it. But ... that depends on how I feel, crazy not stupid. I plan on staying at one of the camp sites, either at canyonlands camp ground, or another I can't recall the name of right now, but they have a good program for active duty military, as in they can stay there for free as long as we have troops in Iraq and afghanistan. So I figure I'll throw them my biz, so it can help offset their costs for being generous to the troops. Sadly, that means living in a tent for a week with no A/C, but thats part of the trip. Plan on riding out to a couple of the ghost towns and taking lots of pictures, as well as just riding with fred and they guys. I hope we can get a good showing from the forum out there, it would be cool to get 5 or 6 guys out there, from all over the country. I'm hoping johnnywonderbread can make the trip out with me, would make the trip a lot shorter riding out with someone else. I have had others from ADV and .net interested in meeting up along the way, so this should be an interesting trip.
2002 KLR 650
1978 RD 400 vintage racer
"I'm flat out like a lizard drinking"
Thanks Steve, you will be missed.