Want to know more about the tour from the motorcycle angle? Here's an interview that I did with Northwest Cycle News. Here's one question:
Do you have any concerns about riding solo on this tour?
Sure. I would be crazy if I did not worry a bit. That said, I have done a pretty good job preparing. I have great gear, a good tool kit, I took two maintenance classes and I have two roadside assistance cards (AAA and Honda). I am staying in good areas in nicer hotels. I have no intention to driving like a mad women and will keep my eyes open for the other guy. I will take corners with care. My bike is relatively new and I have upgraded the shocks (Works Performance) and seat. I have gear locks and cable locks to secure my stuff. I am not overdoing the daily mileage and I have built in several rest days to deal with any pitfalls or issues. The solo aspect is not a concern, but I will watch my back.