High all, newbie here, but have been a long time rider, but nothing so ambitious as my current plan. Due to some unique situations and likely a distortion of reality and altering of the time-space continuum, I am going to have nearly two months of free time on my hands with almost no responsibility starting near the end of October. So what to do with it? Ride of course. I Live near DC and because of the late time of the year I plan on taking a southern route. My current plan is head west to the Blue Ridge Parkway, follow it down through the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, cut across to Nashville, heading west until I meet up with Route 66 somewhere in Oklahoma probably. Then following that relatively until L.A. Now I may dip down into Texas and go a bit more southern route depending on the weather, but that is all part of the planning. Regardless Once I reach the west coast head up good ol' pacific coast highway all the way up to Seattle. From there plans are hazy. Along the route I also plan on going on a few off-road adventures either as an out and back, or possibly to avoid asphalt completely for miles along the way. I plan on this taking multiple weeks so I am not in a hurry so likely will see something shiny and get distracted many a time. I'll be hitting up most national parks within an hour from the route as well. I'm sure most nights will be spent in cheap motels, but I will bring my camping gear and some supplies in case for the nights I am adventurous or cheap. Now here are the questions I have that I'm sure all the knowledgeable, awesome, and I'm sure good looking people on here. 1. I'm taking a 2016 Honda Africa Twin (unless I change my mind, or someone changes my mind) I'll go to the appropriate forums to ask detailed questions about repairs/tires/storage/equipment, but my question here would be if anybody has driven one on a 4k + mile trip? 2.Has anybody done a Route 66 trip on an adventure bike? Is there any good adventure detours I want to make sure to do along the way? I know there are some good ones through VA and Tennessee but haven't ridden out West. 3. Any specific route suggestion along the way? Maybe really I should be hitting North Texas instead, of Oklahoma because there is this awesome lake I will miss? Anything along those lines. 4. Am I f'ng stupid? Should I rent a minivan instead? Maybe get good life insurance?