I do solo long rides every year. Usually Atlanta to Montana and Idaho. Not mechanically inclined so I have a list of Beemer dealers handy. Only issue I've ever had was finding the right size tires in Wyoming. Took 3 days to get a rear tire bused in, and 3 days in a motel waiting. I do 500-600 miles a day but bike, weather, camping, being tired changes that quickly. I don't like drinking water but force myself in hot summer weather. Being dehydrated is a no no on long rides. On the road I simply stay away from booze. On long trips (4,000+ miles)...take a day or half day off, just to rest/wash clothes. See the sights...if I see something of real interest I might only do a 100 mile day. It is about the trip and sights..not the miles. Been to a number of the distillery factory tours..hands down. Jack Daniels distillary is the most impressive. Probably 3 hr tour. South of Nashville. Highly recommend. So close to Nashville, I'd do a few miles of the Natchez Trace would be worth it. Air fare is relatively cheap today. On long, long rides and tired I have on a number of trips put bike and gear in a mini-storage for a month, fly home, to return and pick up where I left off. Finally - I'm uncomfortable solo without my Glock.