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Old 10-17-2012, 10:06 PM   #95
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Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Oddometer: 15,368
Probably around 1100. Multiple high-mileage days and very high temps -- on a CC trip in August 2008, I left Omaha and had record heat all the way into Billings (via Cheyenne, to avoid Sturgis), where it was 98* upon arrival at 10 pm -- add to the need for a long recovery when the trip is over.

I was feeling good on my way home from Daytona one year and punched out a bit under 350 miles without putting my feet down (on an 1100GS with TT tank), a memorable leg for me for its ease. Every now and then the wind will be at your back.

A well-setup bike really helps -- legroom, wind management and cruise control have become more important to me over the years. A CamelBack also helps, as does (surprisingly) a well-tweaked suspension. I don't listen to music.

Surprised that no one has mentioned John Ryan yet.

I must say that my son has exposed a reservoir of love and of worry within me that I never knew existed. --nskitts, 9/2/12
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