Now there's a few things you should know going in. The longest solo motorcycle trip I've ever done is from my home near Victoria, BC to my Mom's house near Horsefly, BC. About 600km (370 miles) one way in one day, stay a few days, drive home in one day. I did that once. The longest motorcycle trip I've ever done was through the BC interior with a friend, about 1500km (930 miles) over 5 days. And I've done 2 other motorcycle trips: one 2 day trip with friends and the trip I wrote about in my other thread. That's it.
Now I'm planning to leave in 3 days on a 5000km (3000 mile) solo trip. My plan is to take I5 south to Sacramento, US99 to Bakersfield, US58 to Barstow and I15 to Zion maybe with a stop in Death Valley, time permitting. Stay in Utah a couple of days then drive home by the same route in 3 days. OK, stop now, I can hear the laughing from here. Go back to the paragraph above and read it again.