Originally Posted by BigCanoe
I leave my house (Moncure) and take old US1 (55mph 2 lane) 4 miles and merge onto US1 (70mph 4 lanes). I take US1 all the way to the 40 merge, and merge onto 40 (65mph 4 lanes). I take 40 a few miles and exit off on highway 55 (45mph 4 lanes) and then I take that to work a few miles.
That sounds like plenty of interstate speed time to me.
I'd suggest something like a Versys or Vstrom with hard luggage (to deal with rain, you'd be surprised how little rain matters with good gear and hard luggage), or something else with similar ergos.
I might have a well-equipped wee strom available for a good price before too long