My brother, Fred, called and said it was time to visit Aunt Cleo. So a bike trip is scheduled for July 28-30. Fred lives in Suwannee, FL, I live in Fosterville, TN and Aunt Cleo is currently in an assisted living facility in Canton, GA. But never ones to do anything the easy way, both of us will end up making a substantially longer ride than is acutally required. Since this trip doesn't actually start for a couple of more days, I thought I would put up a little of the trip planning stuff including the anticipated routes and maps. I think you'll enjoy the trip as it will be twisty backroads and mountains to the greatest extent possible. I'll also keep track of the cost of the trip, miles per gallon and stuff like that just because it's interesting to me. My brother and I did something similar back in April of this year just after the terrible tornados hit a large portion of Alabama and parts of Georgia (see the trip link in my signature). This trip will be a completely different route. It will also be on a completely different bike for me. The previous trip was on a KLR 650 that was fully outfitted for travel with Happy Trails panniers, crash bars, etc. This one will be on a 2008 Harley Fat Bob that I picked up a couple of months ago and it has absolutely no bags of any kind and really no where to put any luggage. So that's a problem I have to solve in the next day or two. My brother will be on a Harley Road King so he'll have plenty of storage and comfort. One thing you should know about me, I have no prejudices against any kind of bikes except those that will not start. In my signature below you will find the aforementioned ride on a KLR. You'll also find a ride that my wife and I made from Boston to home on a different, fully outfitted KLR 650. I have had V-Stroms, XT350's, XT225's, TW200's, a Ural Troyka, various Harley's, a BMW 650CS, Aprilias, a Yamaha R1, some motorcross bikes, a trials bike and some others that I've forgotten about (my son and I do a little buying and selling). I have enjoyed riding each of them (except the crotch rockets which seem to spend most of their time trying to kill you). So I hope you will not hold the Harley against me. I know this is Adventure Rider but it's the only forum that I follow. I just enjoy riding and sharing those rides with others. By the way, my brother will ride from Florida to Loudon, TN where he'll visit with an older lady that is a member of his church. She lives with her daughter now in Tennessee. He'll drive the short distance back to Sweetwater where I'll meet him and we'll start our ride together. Here's a picture of the 2008 Fat Bob that I will be taking on this trip.