I've finished my plans for my ride that starts at 3:00 AM in Houston on June 17. Since I'm going by myself, I am thrilled to do this just the way I want to. It is going to be a Six Corners ride in that I'm including International Falls, MN and Brownsville, TX.
I'm going to start with a combination Saddlesore 1000/Bunburner 1500 (in 36 hours) from Houston to Key West which requires a little jog north through Shreveport and Jackson. On the way to Maine I'm going to head west at Richmond and stop at Gettysburg. On the way to Blaine I'm going to stop at Niagara Falls, the Harley Museum, and Lambeau Field. I'll see friends in Minnesota and relatives in North Dakota. I'm going to ride the Going to the Sun highway in Glacier and visit friends in Kalispell, MT. Once in Washington, I'm taking 20 all the way through the North Cascades.
After the picture in Blaine I'm going to spend a night with all four of my sisters in Mount Vernon. I'll cut over to the Oregon coast and highway 101 - ride through the big Redwoods, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, get a picture at Folsom Prison, and then cut across the desert to see an uncle in Mesquite. From there on down to San Ysidro.
On the way home I'm going to do a Bunburner GOLD (1500 miles in 24 hours) to Brownsville and then a quick hop back up to Houston.
I rode from Houston to Key West to Homer, Alaska in the 2010 Hoka Hey Challenge. Everything I remember lacking on that trip - from waterproof boots to a GPS and GPS tracker for my wife - I've added in preparation for this one. The only trouble is...I've done everything except an oil change and a new set of Michelin Commander II's and it is only May 10th. Now I've got to figure out how to get some sleep while the excitement builds for another month.