Hey guy, I know this wont be as intense of a trip as most people plan on here, but its spring, still a little bit cold, and I am trying to plan a week long trip in about 3 weeks with 2 of my buddies (novice riders with older bikes). I am starting in Chicago and figured I would have to head south to warmer weather. Thinking east coast or something. I have relatives in Pinehurst, NC but its not necessary to go there. This is really open and I am not heart set on anywhere. I just want a good ride with good campsites and cool stuff to see along the way. My buddies are a little shy of doing a long trip as they are new to motorcycles and their bikes and are not confident in their ability to stay running, but I say if your 200 miles or 1000 miles from home your still s.o.l. if your bike quits on you and minor repairs wont do it. Either way, I am thinking not going to far for their comfort. Any ideas would really help me out. I am sitting on my mapping software not sure where to put the next way point.