Hey, I don't know if I this has already been suggested but . . .
I've been talking around and some others in the Chicago area have expressed an interest in a "group" ride to Johnson City in July.
Let me throw out a loose plan and see what you think.
We meet somewhere Wednesday and shove off on a route as yet undetermined or approved by general consensus. We stop somewhere about halfway and stay overnight. Thursday we arrive at Johnson City.
Along the way down and back we select waypoints, that being a destination up the road we all agree will be the next stop so we can regroup, set the next waypoint and roll. Eliminates the need to always ride in a group or bunched up or like that. Also if we lose someone we know they should be somewhere between last waypoint and the next.
I think we need to start planning now.