* If you want to play with an "atomic cannon," make sure you have all your safety gear on plus a reflective vest to gain entry into the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum (ordmusfound.org) located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, in Aberdeen, Maryland.
Don't follow any schedule. Be free. Throw out your watch. Duct tape over the clock on your cell phone. What time is it? It's time for freedom.
You can throttle jockey this trip in a few days and miss the entire point of a road tour.
Plenty of time to do the ride, but not enough time for an epic experience.
I did the ride in seven days. Since I ran into some nasty weather and other roadtrip pitfalls, I wished for a few more days. The best way for a true adventure, and to get into some trouble, is to have some extra time to spend in certain towns.
It's easy and fun to get lost on the back roads of the eastern states. One could easily spend months exploring the national byways, historic highways, and backcountry twisties.
Don't Lose Your Freedom
Check your gear before you go. Different states have different laws.
Helmets required. Eye protection required unless equipped with windscreen. Radar detectors are prohibited to use or possess.
Helmets required. Eye protection required unless equipped with windscreen. Riding side-by-side in same lane is considered reckless driving.
Helmets required. If a cop thinks your pipes are too loud, he can bust your ass.
Reflective helmets required for riders under 21. Eye protection required under age 21 unless equipped with windscreen.
Helmets required. Eye protection required unless equipped with windscreen.