Good to know - probably explains why I see so many quality videos and articles/reports on traveling via thumpers in Australia! And yeah markk, I can confirm that the East coast and Appalachia are excellent for moto-touring, even if you never leave pavement. Sometimes I can forget just how good I have it in Virginia. Though, to y'alls credit, I've definitely seen a fair few roads in the hillier bits of the Mid-west and especially down through the Ozarks that rival ours! Not to mention all the quality stuff right around the Great Lakes, especially through Lake Superior.