Hello all, this is my first ride report, but I’m currently about half way complete with a trip from Traverse City, Michigan to California and back (I’m currently in Vista, CA) and figured I should write something up. Im traveling on a 2019 Honda Super Cub that I bought new last year. Before I started the trip I had 1710 miles on the odometer, mostly from driving around town and short trips out in the countryside (I think the most I put on it in a single day was about 120 miles.) I was expecting to be busy this summer, but due to COVID plans fell through. I really had no planning into this trip, I just knew I wanted to put some miles on so I bought everything I thought necessary within a span of a week and took off once I couldn’t stand waiting around anymore. I left Traverse City, MI on June 10th. I woke up with the intention to leave at 7am, but strong winds forced me to postpone it by an hour. The Super Cub is a really light bike that gets pushed around easily, but after a month of riding in all types of weather, wind is no longer a concern. It’s funny how quickly you get used to things. My goal for the first day was to go 360 miles to camp out in a state forest outside Marquette, MI on the UP. In fair weather the Honda can keep steady at about 55 mph on flat surfaces. Going uphill or against wind you’re looking at about 45. I arrived in Marquette around 5pm and ate but was in a hurry because rain was approaching and I’d prefer to set up a tent on dry ground. I made it 30 miles west of Marquette before it started raining so I pulled in to the first clearing I could find off the highway that was hidden by bushes and trees and posted up there for the night. Keep in mind I never rode more than 120 miles in a day before, so needless to say, I was sore by the end of it. When camping, I try to wake up at 7am and be ready to go by 730, but it usually doesn’t work out that way. I’m not courageous enough to get out of a warm sleeping bag on a cold morning. Eventually though, I do get moving. My next destination was Duluth, MN where I have some family friends to stay with, and I believe that was about 260 miles. I had a slight wind pushing against me so I was happy to get 50 mph. The bad thing about the Great Lakes area is it always seems like it’s just about to start raining, so I felt like I was in a hurry, but it never came. I remember reading Jupiter’s Travels and Ted Simon retrospectively being disappointed with himself in South Africa for not yet learning how to not be bothered by rain, and I eventually gained the same sentiment. From Duluth I had a short trip down to Elk River (only about 160 miles) to stay with a friend, so I took my time. I pulled off at a historic marker south of Duluth to adjust my chain (later I was to find out I had been over tightening it the entire time) and a trio on adventure bikes stopped by and started talking to me. It was the first time that someone had to ask about the Super Cub. I now know that for many people, the old C50 was their first bike back in the day, so it holds a lot of nostalgia for many. Then, once they learn I was going all the way to Montana (I had no intentions of going to the coast at this time), everyone seems to get an appreciation of my boyish adventurism. They highly suggested to stop off in Fort Peck, MT to check out the dam, which I would later do. I left Elk River fairly late the next morning and headed to Fargo, ND. I stopped off for a couple hours to see my grandparents midway between there because I’m a stellar grandson. I arrived in Fargo at 6pm and met up with some friends for what I felt was a much deserved beer. My hometown is near Fargo, so I was planning on spending a week at home. This was my first leg of a journey of unknown length. I had put 1,100 new miles on the Honda over the course of four days. I was worried I was going to get sick of it by the time I got to North Dakota, but once I arrived I couldn’t even imagine not going on to Montana. I got used to the soreness quickly and it hasn’t since bothered me except for maybe one or two occasions.