80% sure I am going to ride down to Green Bay this weekend. Gotta check the weather. There is a gunshow tomorrow and Saturday 10am-3pm. I might go Saturday after the gunshow. Probably catch it in the morning and leave by or around noon. My wife is already headed down there in her car and I will ride with her in the car this weekend. Here's my deal. I will be riding my '81 GS450. I have a tank bag and a tail bag. I have saddle bags but no supports so they won't work yet. All I need is clothes for Sunday and Monday. I will ride down on Saturday and come back up on Monday. I am off on Monday so I can take the whole day if I want. I'm not going to rush things. One way trip is about 215-220 miles. I get about 68-69mpg so this trip will cost me about $15-18 in gas total, roundtrip. Green Bay and back for less than $20. Awesome. There are two situations I will be riding in that I haven't done before. The first one is going over a grated bridge (between Houghton and Hancock). I was told just relax, look straight, and keep a steady throttle. I remember the weird feeling of going over a bridge when I was on the back of my father's bike as a kid, will be different when I am piloting the cycle. The second one is the increase in traffic for Green Bay. Basically, I am in the northern most part of the UP. The largest town I will be riding through before I get to Green Bay metro is Houghton/ Hancock and together they are maybe 6K including college students. Not that big. Most of the trip will be rural roads. MI speed limit will be 55mph and will continue to that rate down to Crivitz, WI, where it will jump up to 65mph. I have been coming up here for the last four and a half years and have lived up here the last year and a half. I am very familiar with the route. It is literally stay on Hwy 41 there's only two turns to get to GB. I am taking a shortcut in Florence, WI (county N to state 8, then west to Pembine and back up with Hwy 41) so it will be 5 turns to GB. This is the normal route. Saves about 20-30 minutes from going through Iron Mtn. I am kind of nervous about it now. I am confident that it will be alright, but I have the excited nervousness. I have always wanted to ride to Green Bay, it is a nice trip. Lots of farmland and [fun] rolling hills. The longest ride I have made has only been about an hour one way at varying speeds (30-55mph) up to Copper Harbor, grab a soda, then ride back home. I did that easily. There are a number of stops I can make along the way. There is a strech of 38 miles from Covington to Crystal Falls (MI) where it is state forest and there is nothing along the way. For safety gear I will be wearing: Grex helmet (MI has helmet law, WI doesn't, but I wear it all the time) AMF-HD jacket Jeans Bates tacticool boots Icon vented gloves sunglasses H2O bottle in tank bag Sorry for all the info. Figured it was easier to lay everything down instead of everyone asking about stuff. Any tips is much appreciated. Oh, yeah. This is my second year riding.