Is this too early to post this? Currently July 24, 2019. Planned date:: June 26 – July 13. 2020. The plan is to buy a sub $2500 bike in California and ride it about 3000 miles home. Azusa, CA to Pittsburgh, PA. James, the other one in the group, and I first heard about CSC and the RX3 when they were announced in the US, something like 4 years ago. Maybe less? Or more? We both thought it would be awesome to ride one of those bikes cross country and started “planning” accordingly. We just talked about it and never actually thought it would happen for reals. There was no actual planning. This past year I finally had the vacation time (my work history is speckled), James has better job perks than I do, and my girlfriend actually said it was a good idea, so I immediately started planning. Literally, I started planning this trip 2 years in advance which really bothered her cause we had trips before then. Which I have no planned for. In February 2018 I bought a BMW F800GSA, so I decided an SG250 would be better for the trip since it wasn’t like something I own. Also, I didn’t need another adventure bike. James, on the other hand, likes trouble and discomfort, so he is planning on a TT250. (With its small seat and tiny tank; cause 4 gallons in the SG is huge). He prefers dirt and speed (owns a Honda CB1000R and KLX) as opposed to the go-everywhere-ness of an ADV bike, so, like the good friend I am, I encouraged this idea. We have enough time, we can plan for anything. Ideally. (RIGHT??) 300 miles a day leaves plenty of time for stops even at 60 mph. And mistakes. And general oopsies. Now we are planning on 2 weeks, 17 days for me, to fly to LA, buy a bike, and ride it home. Over 3400 miles. On a 230cc. With enough gear to hit Death Valley, Area 51, Pikes Peak, and my sister’s ranch in the Mid West. In June and July. NO highways. MAYBE enough speed to get a ticket. Enough distance to make a bike look used. And best of all, a lot of miles on a bike that no one knows about for a trip that no one cares about. We’re (hopefully) planning for the break-in and maintenance and unexpected events this trip should throw at us. But with CSC’s 12 month, unlimited mileage warranty, I have faith we’ll at least make it to Ohio. Or at least The Ranch. Or to the nearest post office for parts delivery. YOLO?