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This is more for the BMWs than the Guzzi's, but when you are travelling long distances on a motorcycle, you want to make the most of those twisty, dicey roads! They are a great percentage of the fun had on a motorcycle trip. Not that Goldwings aren't fun, but BMWs are funner. I like a motorcycle which is geared for performance and practicality, not just a luggage mule. Goldwings have made a lot of advances towards that goal, after straying away from it for a while. Particularily when they introduced the 1800 after the 1600. They shortened the wheelbase, brought the riding position forward, and made other long overdue advances to better handling.
I have concentrated my riding around North America. I have been through every U.S. State, and all around Canada and Mexico. I took a 5 year tour around the continent before I eventually settled down in Key West, Florida for a few years. Those were in my younger days. I'm now back north in Canada.
It's tough to pinpoint the length of any trip, as I hardly ever stayed in one spot long enough to break it up.
I spent a long time in Arizona, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Chicago. I used to travel between Key West, Florida and Alberta, Canada every year, teaching motorcycle safety in Canada during the summer, and doing the radio thing over the winter in Key West.