As an avid lurker in Ride Reports over the last 5 years, I've read many a trip to far off places like Alaska, ... I've taken a few short trips in MN, many up the North Shore area of Lake Superior. And then there's the fly n ride to Albuquerque to take a Triumph Bonneville home over the Great Plains, and the bus/train trip to upstate NY last fall to take the F650GS home. This bike rides beautifully and after a long 750 mile day in mid november, I knew this was the bike I'd be comfortable riding longer on.
So, with no plans for the 4th I packed up early am and headed West. No specific plans, but I copied off maps of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana to take with. My goal was to ride the backroads, live off the bike for 5 days, and see where I ended up. First day's destination was the SD Badlands.
Packed up and ready to go (sorry Big Dog but you can't come with..)