I've been on this site for a while now, but this is my first ride report. I have been working 65-70 hour weeks since January and now I have 3 weeks off. And I'm already gone. The plan (which is always subject to change) is to be on the road for 25 days. Leaving Chicago Sept. 1, I'll be following the Lincoln Highway through Nebraska, then northwest to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, continuing through Idaho to Oregon. From there I will follow the coast to San Fransisco which I will bypass to go to Yosemite. Then it's back to the coast, down to LA and head back to Chicago mostly by way of Route 66. I plan to average 300-350 mles per day which gets me back to Chicago in 20 days. So I have 5 extra days to play with on the road. The total mileage will be about 8000 miles. My trusty steed for the jourey is a 2000 R 1150 GS with 60k on the clock. Since I've been planning this all summer, I did a major service at the beginning of August. This past weekend, I put new skins on the wheels so I am good to go.