I'm leaving in the morning on a six week motorcycle ride. My route is from Tempe, AZ, to Estes Park, CO, over three days, visit friends in Longmont, then head for the Cleveland area. I intended to ride US80/6/34 but with the flooding in Iowa I'll be dropping further south. My AZ riding buddy and his FXR-P are in Ohio and we'll take a few rides in that area. From there, to Amherst, MA, by the July 4th weekend to see my grandkids. I'll work my way home via the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tail of the Dragon, and the Natchez Trace, camping as I can, and then the long run across Texas and New Mexico. I should be home by the end of July. My bike is a 2007 FXD bought new last September, with HD windshield, HD bolt-on bags, Sundowner seat, forward pegs (retained the mid controls), and Progressive shocks and springs. The intake and exhaust are stock, a new rear tire, and 9,555 miles. Oil is Golden Spectro 20w-50 semi-synthetic with a Hi-Flow filter; Transmission has the Golden Spectro 6-speed Tranny oil; and the primary has HD Formula+ Primary. The latter two installed at 5,000 miles and the oil installed today. I anticipate something like 7,000 miles. I've budgeted 10 cents per mile but the FXD's getting 51 mpg on trips so this may be high. Will keep you posted as the trip progresses, and include photos as I can. I will be 63 years old when I return and this is my third time doing the ride to Mass. Take care, everyone. I will do the same.