I can understand DavidBMWRT's problem as I have a similar one. Due to a broken back in 1968, the maximum ride I can handle is 500 miles per day. However, I can not do it day after day. After a couple of 500 mile days, I wouldn't be able to get out of bed in the morning. Riding to Gillette would be 3.5 days of 500 miles each way. I can't risk being stuck almost 1,800 miles from home and laid up in a $200 per night motel room with a bad back. I have two much older riding friends who always go regardless of where it is but I have to wait until the rally is much closer.