Originally Posted by Domromer
I've ridden to most everything close to me, there is a lot of cool places to see within a thousand mile ride of my house,
the exact reason I started long distance riding, it lets you explore twisties 1000 miles from home on a 3 day weekend (I used a 4 day weekend and a BBG to explore the Ozarks from NH)
my first SS1000 started in NH and ended in Columbia, SC, from there I headed out to northern Georgia to explore
I did mine in June when days are longest, started @ 1am, all my night riding was in begining of ride when I was fresh and on roads close to home that I was familiar with, I rolled into Columbia just as it was getting dark @ 8pm
I did a lot of planning, but it wasn't really necessary for the SS1000, you can make extra stops.
BBG is a different story, 1500 miles in 24, you can't lallygag at fuel stops and you have to consistently make pace