Alright, where to begin....Kalamazoo, I guess: That's where we're from and that is the starting point of our 2800 mile journey beginning Thursday, August 2nd 2012! So this is the general plan (subject to all sorts of revision): Kalamazoo, MI>Chicago, IL>Lake Geneva, WI>Mississippi Crossing @ Praire du Chien, WI>Big Sioux crossing near Sioux Falls, SD>Missouri Crossing near Chamberlain, SD>Badlands Nat'l Park>Devil's Tower Nat'l Monument>Yellow Stone and Grand Tetons Nat'l Parks>THE ROCKIES!!!! (uh-oh)>Crater Lake Nat'l Park in OR>then on to Shelter Cove, CA.
Now, to top it all off we are nubies....(never owned a moped in my life until just last week, and neither have my colleagues) -I know the kind of response that can elicit on forums, believe me. I was once a nubie at sailing and the forums out there in sailing world are more discouraging than helpful.
BUT! I have heard from many a reputable source, here in Kalamazoo, that this forum is different. This forum is spilling over with the helpful sort of people that nubies can rely on. Experts in vintage mopeds, many of whom have either contemplated or executed their own distance trips. I have been told that this forum will be our best friend, and our ultimate resource. I am sure we will not be disappointed.
This is where I open the discussion: Your wisdom, please!