If you are really worried about it and you know where you will be stopping you could e-mail or write the counties asking what their alcohol laws are. Many former dry counties are now wet. Most dry counties are still in the old south also known as the Bible belt. Remember that about 90 % of Americans still believe in a divine being. The majority are Christians. In the Bible belt area the dominate denomination is some form of Baptist church. They traditionally frown on drinking, thus the blue laws.:huh Many other areas still have restrictions about when you can buy booze. I live in Southern California, it is known as a liberal state, but the bars close at 2 am. I’m looking at your avatar so please correct me if I’m wrong. I don’t know about Britons but American former marines can find a way to get a drink if they really want one. Then again I wouldn’t refuse to ride through a dry county just because I couldn’t buy a beer. Those are very beautiful areas and you don’t want to miss them. Yes, you can get real beer, even bitters in theUSA. You just have to look. There are Micro breweries all over the west and in the east. Heck you can even find them in the midwest. You might think about drinking something besides English (British) beer when you are here. One of the best parts about travel is experiencing new things, right? We have had beer makers from all over the world immigrate here and set up business. So experiment and try something new from a local micro brewery. We also have some nice vineyards / wineries too. I wouldn’t worry about dodging bullets that much while riding through America. It seems that the areas you have to worry about that the most are the larger cities which have tighter gun restrictions. In the areas where everyone can carry a gun people are normally very polite and crime is low. < As for speeding tickets, how fast do you plan to ride the Harleys? Many states in the west have speed limits of 70, 75 or 80 miles an hour. Do you really want to go faster then that on a Harley? I own a Harley and I like to cruse down the side roads. I stay off the interstate (freeways) and actually see the country. I’ve meet the nicest people this way. I recommend that you take it slow, stop often and talk to the people you meet along the way, especially in small towns. You’ll have a great time and avoid tickets. I hope this answers some of your questions and that you’ll have a fun trip. Remember we ride on the right side of the road!