As an attorney, we're required to take 15hrs of CLE seminars throughout the year. It's quite the burden, but I'm one to make the most of it. So, instead of taking the 7hr CLE that will be held in my town, I'm taking the same one in Chattanooga next Friday! Why, you ask. Duh! So I can ride Deal's Gap on my 08! Right now I've got 86 miles on her, so this week I've got to put 400 or so more miles on her, change the oil, adjust the chain, and head out next Thursday. I'll go to Chatt Thursday evening. The CLE is at the Marriot at 2 Carter Plaza so I need to find a cheapo hotel nearby to stay at Thursday night. Then, I google-mapped a route for Friday evening's ride to Deal's Gap. I need to find a cheapo hotel nearby to stay at then too. If anyone has a good route for me to take from Chatt to the Gap, let me know. Saturday I'll ride the Dragon a few times, then head out, probably via the Skyway, and head home after lunchtime, back to Clarksville (5hrs). Hotel suggestions? Route suggestions? Packing suggestions? This is my first road trip like this so I want to do it right (and cheaply). I'm going to attempt the buell peg mod and put my risers on today. We'll see how that goes. Then this weekend put as many 'break-in' miles as possible. I refuse to be constrained to 5500 rpms on the Skyway.