Some background I started planning this trip in August 2008 shortly after buying my KLR650. The previous year I spent bicycling (Im a retired amateur triathlete) when I needed to get to work and occasionally using my wifes car in a pinch. We had not renewed the lease on our 2nd vehicle when it came up in hopes of reducing our monthly expenses. After a year of bicycling I thought Id get back into motorcycling. It would allow me greater mobility and not be as expensive as purchasing a car (or so I thought!). I spent lots of time researching locations, routes, mileage, etc.. After taking a stab at a full itinerary including start and end times and mileage I decided it would be a good idea to check in with others on the forum for their feedback. You can read my Trip Planning post, Yet another Nova Scotia trip plan (this one from NJ) for more info. I received lots of good advice and decided it would be best to ease off on the strict planning and large amounts of mileage and try to play it by ear as much as I could allow myself. The final itinerary called for about 2500 miles over 7 1/2 days.