Just saw this and thought I'd chime in. Though it took almost 25 hours, while riding to the World's Fair in Knoxville in 1982 I rode my '81 Yammy Virago from Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Nashville, TN, a distance of almost 1100 miles IIRC. Overall it was one ungodly ride, sometimes quite scary. I remember having vivid hallucinations on more than one occasion while riding at night in eastern OK and Arkansas. Once thought I'd run over an African lion and a couple cows. Finally pulled into a rest stop in eastern Arkansas for about an hour and a half, then continued to Nashville, with an obligatory stop in Bucksnort, TN for another T-Shirt and gas. Even at 26 you still still sometimes do some pretty dumb things.