Just got back from mt. Rushmore on my 2018 DCT tour on Friday. Man what a ride. 3500 miles and not a bit of problems, bike rode like a champ. I left on the 4th and took all back roads (with the exception of a few hundred miles of freeways) going from Corvallis OR. Going over rattle snake pass out of Joseph OR then Lolo pass into Missoula MT. Then into Billings MT and on into Keystone SD on Sunday where I stayed for a couple of days and enjoyed the roads around there. Then headed back on Tuesday morning to Red Lodge MT. Got up Wednesday morning and went over Beartooth pass. Although the whole ride was a blast I have to say Beartooth was the highlight of the ride. My average day was about 400 miles but there where a couple of 500 miles days in there, and I have to say my Russell Day long seat lived up to its name and reputation, I never once had to think about stopping to give my butt a rest only to stretch my legs and take in the sights. My utopia back rest also did it’s job. I am a solo rider so I took a saddlemen br4100 that held 3 pairs of jeans 8 Shirts and socks and underwear, along with a small tool kit, my 17” computer, my Cpap and shaving kit all in the br4100, so if you are a solo rider I highly recommend this bag for long trips. I also took a saddlemen 3515 that I put on my top rack that I put 2, 1 gallon gas cans in (this gave me peace of mind since I have never been on these roads before.) So I just wanted to share a little bit of this awesome ride I just had with everyone. This is only the 2nd time that I have taken a trip like this, the other one is when I bought the bike last year and flew out to Chattanooga and rode it back to Oregon.