I feel a bit sheepish putting this up, when the other "advice" threads are for Iron Butt planning rides, circumnavigation of Australia on a Honda Cub C90 or the next Ewen-McKenobi-inspired adventure tour, but I figure there'll be some useful advice all the same. This'll be the first time I stretch the Tiger's legs properly - though I handled 800km rides on my VTR250 without much trouble. The Convoy Route - Syd->Bris I'm planning a small convoy (my bike, 1-2 cars) from Sydney to Brisbane early in July. We'll be doing it in one day, minimal tourism.. Basically just trying to get there with a good average speed without killing ourselves with fatigue. I've tried to plan the Syd-Bris route with convoy ease/safety/high-average-speed in mind. To Brisbane - F3 to Cessnock, New England Highway the rest of the way. We're effectively limited to ~300km distances between fuelstops thanks to the Tiger's fueltank, but ~250km is a good distance for rest-stops anyway. * Can anyone suggest a better/safer/faster/nicer route for the convoy? * Can anyone suggest good fuel/food/etc stops? * What's the speed limit for the New England Highway? * Is there much traffic there during the week? (Traffic makes maintaining convoy a hassle) We'll have vehicle-to-vehicle comms (UHF), 'n my bike's fitted with a GPS mount. I'll have my camelbak with me, of course... The Motorcycle Route - Bris->Wollongong On the return trip I'll be riding solo. That means I can take a much more "exciting" route with less consideration for convoy dynamics. I was thinking something like this: Return trip, unencumbered Much the same route, but I've heard that the #38 near Grafton has a sweet set of twisties. My return route is essentially "free", so feel free to suggest something better! The only caveat is that I need to get from Brisvegas to W'gong in one day, 7am -> 10pm say. Can do tourism or take twisty-road detours "on the way". Cheers.