I don't plan all of my rides but when I have a goal I do.
The plan was to try to complete the IBA 49 states in 10 days ride on a Victory Kingpin.
I would need a map. This map is more than lines, it's 49 way-points that I loaded into my GPS.
One way-point for each state and each one was a gas station as close to the freeway as possible. Months of planning.
My start time was based on my end time 10 days and 8,818 miles later in Alaska.
And because Alaska would be my 50th state that I have rode in I wanted to end on the 4th of July.
An average of 880 miles a day for 10 days would require good gear. More planning.
I ended the ride in Hyder, Alaska in 9 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes on the 4th of July! All of the planning was worth it.
I had also rode a Victory in Hawaii in mid-May and Alaska on the 4th of July. 50 states in less than 2 months.
The map -