Last summer, having been riding for a total of two months, I decided to ride from Philadelphia to New Orleans on Sophia, my trusty tu250. Aside from a mishap involving a jump, and a scare involving a small pond disguised as a puddle, it went off without a hitch. I was hooked on mountains, and on touring. And days after returning, I started to plan for a coast to coast trip this summer. However, I (un)fortunately managed to book a couple of gigs this summer so that won't allow for that kind of time. Then I heard about these clowns (morans? I don't know how we use that word) http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918277 So, I pulled out the maps and started planning a route. Realizing that Sophia lacked the most important part of a touring bike - a surface to mount stickers - I put a pair of small ammo cans on the back. These are for my tools, rain gear, and other small essentials. And stickers, naturally. Right now the route down looks like it'll be out to Frostburg to visit a friend then through WV. The way back up will be the BRP. This is provisional, since I ended up with a bit more time off than I planned (win). Probably going to stay at the New River park in WV on the way down, and keep further west than I originally planned on the way up too. Any recommendations for roads, places to stay, things to see on the way, or down in Tennessee are highly appreciated.