I'll still do 500 - 700 miles a day on a big ride but at the end of the day it's a meal I didn't cook over a fire or camp stove, a long shower and a comfortable bed.
Exactly. After a long day in the saddle I want air conditioning, a shower, a good meal, and a bed.
Traveling to a distant destination that will take days on end, I would have to do the hotel thing, because of the 1st paragraph. I am not sleeping on the ground and being in the weather.... I've been in the weather all freakin' day already.
However... a toy hauler/RV provides all that. No camp stove or camp fire to cook over. I have a gas grill (built in gas cock for it), a range top, and oven, a microwave, refrigerator, and pantry. Our camp fire is a portable gas fire pit. Instant fire, no smoke and smell, no firewood to carry or find, and when you're ready to sleep it's out. You can move your 'base of operations' to locations central to the good riding. Once you have explored that area, you move to another.
Takes 1/2 an hour to set up camp, all the comforts of home, and the bike isn't packed to the hilt because my clothes and stuff are in the RV. Plus I have my truck. Pretty cool...
2006 Victory Kingpin
Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
RPW Thor Pipe, Lloydz ECU Flash, PC-III, PTS (-2), Rivera
Primo Clutch Spring, 31 Tooth Pulley w/Buell Belt.