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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston Texas
If I have a destination in mind and there is not much I want to see along the way, I will use Interstates wherever possible. They are safer than most other roads, your average speed is higher, and food/fuel is easy to come by, easy and relatively safe rest areas available. Not necessarily scenic, but I can tell you of some interstate highways I really enjoy riding. When you get to your destination, then look for the most interesting riding.
350 miles each way is enough to test you, your riding gear, and your bike. The reason many don't take long trips or use Interstates is that their bike isn't up to it. That means the bike has to be comfortable after hours in the saddle. Yes, a good seat for you is very important and after a couple hundred miles the fans of some seats will not be quite as vocal about how good they are! Probably second in importance is the windshield. That has been hard to get really good on V Stroms, but there is help coming for that.
You didn't state how long your trip is? That has everything to do with packing, and with the wife along that means careful packing. Carrying a passenger is a lot harder to do longer distances in my opinion. Planning some stops is recommended.
It is common for me to do 600-800+ mile days. It has taught me what works and what you need for long days in the saddle. I left Billings, Montana two Saturdays ago. Arrived in Houston Sunday evening. 1626 miles in two days.
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