The wife and I are planning a trip to PCB, FL for Thunder Beach. We'll be leaving EARLY on the 3rd, and coming back on the 6th. I'm riding my Dyna, and the wife will be driving the SUV. The route from my place takes me about 80 miles of interstate until I hit montgomery, where I pickup HWY 9/281, then HWY 87, then HWY 81 to 79 into PCB. I'm wondering what type of roads I'll be on after I get off the interstate. I am hoping it isn't all backroads (as in 2 lane 45mph roads). I like backroads, but I want to make good time. I'm under the assumption that it is a 4 lane road, kinda like HWY 280 (if you are familiar with Central Alabama, you know 280). I'm sure there's some riders on here who head down through Birmingham to PCB that are familiar with the roads that can give me a good idea of what to expect. I'm hoping to be out the door as the sun comes up, and make it to PCB by lunchtime. Looks like it will be a 5 hour trip, minus gas/bathroom stops.