Yeah, I didn't even think to question it. I've put in many 600+ days on a street bike, all on mountain backroads, NOT interstate. Including gas stops, ass stops, food stops, etc, that can make for long days. I think I've put in a few 250+ mile days on my TW, this year, here in the SE, mostly off-road. Both types of rides made for long days, and wore my old ass out. But more than once, at the end of those trips, I coulda kept going if circumstances had allowed. So, yeah, a 500ish mile day out there, where I assume much of it was flatish and wide open riding... while making for a long day in the saddle, why would anyone make it up?? Cool trip! Thanks for sharing it, and the photos!