Tomorrow a few inmates and I are headed out on a 3.5 day trip from Charlotte, NC to Portland, ME and back for a lobster dinner. The group is made up of myself, JoeyBones, JMforPres, and SansCage. I have three personal goals in mind: 1. Ride the longest distance I've ever ridden in one day (day one), a SS1000 will likely be next if it goes well 2. Ride in 6 new states (CT, NH, VT, ME, RI, MA) 3. Eat lobster in Maine 2100+ miles in 4 days. Slabbing it hard to Albany, NY on day one, a more leisurely day 2 and 3, and slabbing it hard home on day 4. Though this isn't my preferred style of travel, none of us can take much time off from work, so you do what you've gotta do. Day one: Charlotte to Albany via I-81, ~775 miles Day two: Albany to Dimillio's in Portland, ME - scenic route through Vermont TBD, ~400 miles Day three: Portland, ME to "Somewhere South of Maryland" ~450 miles Day four: Somewhere to Charlotte, NC, ~450 miles Montreal was on the route, but because of the gov't shutdown one of the group members can't get his passport. Oh well, more time to enjoy VT and ME. This will be my first time travelling with a group, and the longest i've travelled in such a short time. I must admit i'm dreading the ride on day one all the way to Albany, but JoeyBones keeps reminding me to look at it like 4 gas stops. Just 4 gas stops. Easy peasy. Pics, stories, and of course LOBSTER to come.