Are you running 301 all the way to Bowling Green then the bypass to 95? I ask because of traffic on 95S from your neck of the woods. Start time is imparative as to what traffic you COULD hit where. 4 of us are getting ready for our SS1000 in a couple weeks and I found that mapping out on google maps then saving the short link allowed pretty good estimating for our pit stops.
This is our first one as well (with 4 of us there has been alot of Q&A getting ready ) and I made a couple trial runs of 500-600 mile rides just working out kinks while I was working up in Lexington Park to see what works and what doesnt. Thats why I was asking about your route, we made excellent time down 301/Bowling Green bypass to hit 95S and it was hammer down at that point (Plenty of fuel prior to onramp there)
What type of milage you get? I know for my TC if I am running 80 with traffic on 95 I loose about 5mpg vs 70ish keeping me about 38/39. I would take a trial run to find out, every stop for gas is 10 min lol. Only reason I say this is for good planning for your pit stops, I routed all mine with ones that were right off the interstate not to get fooled by the gas here and its 2.3 miles up. Remember to hydrate at your fuel points! Carmex and a little sun block went a long ways on my test ride. We put a 30 minute rest/meal at the 6 and 12hr points on our route, the rest were gas, water and go.
Tools? You ride a VIC right??? You don't need tools!
JK, I have kept a small vice grip, hex key set, phillps/straight screw driver and cresent wrench in my tool bag. So far, it's all I needed. Go bigger if you want.
Hope this helps, PM me if you want to bounce some ideas and have a great time!
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
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