I have been riding for 12 years on 6 different bikes, but outside of 150-200 mile one way trips, mostly on crotch rockets in my younger years, some(about 5K worth of multiple random trips) on my 01 Triumph Tiger. I am comfortable on a bike. I have done all the maintenance to my Tiger, other than a new chain, but I am still within limits and I am just a little freaked out about my trip. I am going from Fresno, CA up to Seattle area. Its about 1100 miles one way and I am just a bit freaked out about the what could happen's, what to pack(clothes and tools, fluids and such), anything that I need to do before getting underway. I will be on 2 wheels for the duration of my 9 day vacation. I dont really know how long I can ride for(both physically and mentally). I know that guys are knocking out 500 miles a day when heading up to Alaska(which is a future trip of mine) and I am just not too sure as to how much I can do. Time wise is another factor too. Driving I can go for 17-20 hours no problem, but riding is totally different. Will I be cooked after 5-6 maybe 8 or 9 hours? When should I take a break? Every 100 miles or just when I get gas? I plan on just running up the I5 and I am hoping to make 500 miles a day. What kind of things do I need to look out for? Other than idiot drivers! I have some music and an audio book(its the navy seal book about the Bin Laden mission) ready to go. Sorry for all the questions. I know that most of the answers will be "when I feel I need to", but I may not exactly be sure when that is. I am the kind of person who will put his head down and push through. So I may push right through the point I should have stopped. Thank you for your help/advice in advance!