Its a pretty crazy thought.
I'd start the trip by snapping a selfie with my toe in water of the Gulf of Mexico... and about a week later... get another selfie... with my toe in the water of the Artic Ocean.
There are several routes to choose from... 2 eastern routes through Minnesota... and one western route through Colorado and Montana. The western route is a lot more interesting... but it adds a couple hundred miles. But lets be honest... 200 miles isn't that important when you're talking about a 5000 mile ride. Each way.
Now for the record JAC and I have done some crazy stuff. But this is on another level. That's not to say we can't do it. We can. But there are very serious logistical questions to answer. Previously it looks liked a month long trip.... But now it looks like it will be more like 3 weeks. And even that would be allowing for rest days.
We;re talking about 700 miles a day for 7 days... which really isn't difficult. 10 hours a day on the bike averaging 70 mph. That pace, which is modest, would leave plenty of time to take it slow and easy in the rough parts.
But what bike to take?
See normally this isn't a question. Hey dummy... there is a BMW 1150 RT sitting in the garage.
But that's a big heavy bike. Do I want to take it up the Dalton Highway? Don't get me wrong... I know its has some hype about it but in the summer the Dalton isn't a big deal. Its a long straight road that switches between asphalt, gravel, and hard packed dirt. None of which is a problem.
The problem would be rain.
The Dalton can get pretty nasty if it rains... and on a big heavy bike like the RT... that could be... interesting.
For something like this ideally you'd want a lightweight bike with a low seat.
Ok but who wants to ride that lightweight bike at 75 to 85 mph on the interstate for 4000 miles on the way to and from the Dalton?
Maybe something in between? Like a Weestrom?
But a new bike would be unproven... do I really wanna trust it that much to take on a trip like this? The RT is set up for the long haul.
And what about me? Can I physically still do this? I'd like to say that's a no brainer... but I have to face some facts... I'm still in good shape.. but my eyes are deteriorating... and I've had two back surgeries.
There are a lot of things that go into planning something like this. Hell... there are a lot of things that go into evaluating the Go - No Go prospects of this. But here we are.
It appears its time to start that process.
Wanna come along?