I've contemplated a solo epic motorcycle trip. But... Age (?wisdom?) has convinced me that I wouldn't care for it. Riding solo for 100's of miles a day, simply for the sake of distance or destination is boring. The trip must be shared and planned for daily excursions to see interesting things. he would have better off finding a riding partner first.
Plus he should have made some weekender trips for several months to test his rig for reliability !!! I mean really, using an untested machine, didn't know how to repair a tube??? He was right to be so worried and nervous all the time. What about GPS?? What about maps? Compass? How can he lose his way so many times??