Yep. I've been planning this for 5yrs and all research showed less rain, bugs, and tourists compared to June/July. I'd rather ride in 40-60F temps anyday then deal with rain/bugs.It is very inspiring to see this trip being done from your starting position. I might tackle it next summer departing from the Detroit metro area. I don't think I can do 50 hours of windshield time to cover those big miles though. Great pics.
Did you pick that time frame for ideal weather/bug/less tourist conditions or thats just how it worked out with being able to get away for a month?