Good on ya for doing this ride!
Several of us made this same ride last year during July and it has got to be ridden to be believed! We did have the good fortune to have dry weather except for a couple of light showers on several afternoons.
'00 BMW R1100RT, Gone away: 5 previous BMW's, 3 Honda's, 2 Suzuki's
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." - Marcus Aurelius