I've been coast to coast, Pacific to Atlantic, eight times. Will be doing it again this May 2020. The first eight were on my ' 99 GL1500, this year will be on an 1800. Start in So. Nevada, go to the NW Oregon coast, then down to So. Cal. then to Washington D.C. then return. Approximately 30+ days in the saddle. ( A little sightseeing on the return west.) I will be 73 years young....love to ride.On my 2005 Gold Wing from coast of Florida to west coast of Alaska 7 times.
There are a surprising number of small things you can do to enjoy the ride more, or at least not-enjoy the ride less. Whether you're doing it with the time pressure of an IBA cert or rally, or just using that body of knowledge to make your 200 mile days more pleasant.My long trips have usually been when I wanted to get to a specific destination, and hoped to enjoy the ride there. And while some parts of the country are full of great roads, there are vast swaths of the country that are dominated by straight, flat, and boring roads where one town looks the same as the one you just rode through and the one you are going to reach in a few miles. . I've never viewed a long trip as an end in itself, ie., just to be able to say to myself or others that I completed a long road trip.
Define 'coast'...How many trips have you ridden "coast to coast" in the US on the same bike....??