A good buddy (gtv630 on svrider.com) and I did a 485 mile, 13 hour ride on Saturday from my home in Franklin to Wildcat Mountain State Park and back. Up until this point, I had only ridden about 1700 miles total, and no more than 125 or so in one day, so this was a HUGE trip! The bikes: We both have 2003 SVs. Mine is a mostly stock naked except for a fender eliminator, exhaust, and frame sliders. His is the current SV of the month on SVRider.com, and he just recently completed the HOK custom paintjob hiimself. Our route: This map details the route we took. I plotted the route on google maps, basically just picking what looked like interesting roads. I did use a book called "Sunday Rides in Southern Wisconsin" as a resource, and I also got some suggestions from Cannonshot here on ADVRider.com. Overall, I think we had some great roads. We had to turn back twice, once because a road ended up being gravel, and once because of the flood pictured below. We left my house at 6:15 am and took the freeway over to Madison, and had breakfast at Hardee's. (action shots are from gtv630's GoPro HD) After breakfast, our first gas stop was in Lodi, where we did NOT get stuck. (although he tried...it was very wet down by the sign.) We took 60 from Lodi over to Prairie du Sac, and picked up Pf on the way to Natural Bridge State Park. Pf was a pretty nice road and a good warmup for what was to come. It also came with neat scenery, these natural rock formations were spotted pretty frequently.