The plan: Ride to Born-Free then up the PCH, then through the north, then the Lowbrow Getdown in Ohio. (That's as far as I got.... No details....) The bike: Harley Girls Bike, the little one. (Which I finished putting back together Wednesday) The time frame: 26 days The riders: Me. Hardly any plan, solo. Ps I've never even seen the Mississippi River let alone been in a desert. What can possibly go wrong....... The idea was to leave work at 11am and head out. After hanging with my girl and her boys last night I didn't get a thing packed. One thing led to another and after visiting with my mom, shopping for last minute things and then general tinkering at 4:30pm I'm bolting on a heat shield I had to modify. I think I left at 5:30ish eastern time. Air was put in the rear tire moments after this photo was taken. You'll notice I also swapped the springer last minute for the narrow glide. The springer was just too damn twitchy. Plus I've not actually tested it. Across the country probably wasn't the best shakedown run... It's probably 10"over stock, the 39mm hydraulic forks are only 6" over. I tell my girlfriend it's like 30+. Don't let her read this. I wanted to be past Chattanooga before 2. Instead I hit riverbend traffic. Just like everyone said. Thank god lane splitting is not a crime. Well it is, but fuck it.... A view of the Tennessee. Moccasin Bend mental health hospital is across the river. It's where I used to pick up my women. Currently I'm right outside Huntsville. I skipped lunch and McDonald's was open. It's cooled off and feels fantastic. I'll throw on the Vanson and keep riding. Who knows where I'll stop or where I'll stay. I'm not worried about it right now. That's probably the wicked awesome Smokey & The Bandit shirt talking. Every cross country trip needs a Bandit shirt. I'll update later. *Side note: Alabama is completely gorgeous. I'm taking 72 and rode into one of the prettiest sunsets I've ever seen. Didn't even stop at the titty bar. These Bama folk may bang their cousins, but they sure have some nice scenery!