I am in the planning stages for my first SS1000. I am back to work now, but will probably be off again in a couple of weeks for a while. We pretty much work when there is soomething in the shop, and if there is nothing there, we get sent home. Happens every summer. Anyways, next break we get at work, I plan on doing this ride. I will be leaving Austin Mn around 5:00 AM, and heading West on I-90. I will go until Rapid City, and then turn around and head back home. I was thinking going the extra 500 miles after a short rest at home, but will wait and see how I do on the first 1000 miles. If I do, I will head North out of Austin, and ride to Duluth, then turn around and head home.If anyone has any advice for me, my ears are open.