Did a ride across the USA - from LA to Florida, 8,000 kms in 3/12 weeks through 16 states - in Nov/Dec with my 17 yo son on the back. Great ride if anyone is thinking of doing it. Now, 10 weeks after we finished, the young fella is still cranking out page after page on the word processor of his daily journals. All with a look of joy on his face. Funny, but a motorbike ride across America with your son hasn't got much to do with riding a motorbike.