Hi everybody. A month ago I posted this thread on the "Trip Planning" Foruns: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=709300 It was about my preparation for my first (short) trip on US soil. If you don't want to follow the link, here is a quick overview: I'm from Portugal, and I had to be in Los Angeles and South Lake Tahoe for the first half of August. Instead of travelling by plane, I decided to rent a bike from EagleRider and ride from LA to Tahoe, work there, and then ride back to Los Angeles to get on the plane back home. Here is the trip: * I was in Los Angeles from the 1st to the 5th of August working. * Then I left for South Lake Tahoe on the evening of the 5th. I had to arrive there at 6pm, on Sunday the 7th (which I did). * I stayed in South Lake Tahoe until the evening of the 11th. * I left for LA on that evening and returned my bike 24 hours later. * I got on the plane back home from LA on the morning of the 13th. So I had 2 days to go from La to South Lake Tahoe, and 1 day to make the return trip. Thanks to good advice I got, both here and on an BMW R90S list, I had a great trip. I'll post here a kind of a report of what happened (not much, really). Just a side note: I own a BMW R90S from 1974, which I haven't ridden in 16 years! You can guess I was a bit nervous for this trip . Here is the panned route: west side of the Sierra going north, and the 395 (east side) going south.