the above is part of a thread i started in another post. has anyone just taken off and hit the road? it would be fun to think about, but tough to carry off. kinda like that peter fonda movie.the reason i asked this question is because last sunday i met two women , i guess them to be in their mid 50's, at a gas station. they were on vtx 1300 with saddle bags and bungy-corded other gear. in conversation it came out they were from the miami area and had been on the road for almost 5 MONTHS......not a single night in a motel. they bathed at truck stops,ate wherever, slept mostly at truck stops but a few times in hammocks in woods along the road. no hurry to get any where. anyway, i asked them were they not scared to be doing this with all the meaness around? one said..."they won't mess with us but one time ..understand what i mean?" from that i figured they were armed. i'm amazed at those two.