Just returned from our first multi-day trip. Nothing very long, just 600 miles over 6 days. Rode 2-up on my C50 with gear, probably 400 lbs combined weight.
Rode up the Florida atlantic coast along A1A from Jupiter to St Augustine. Lots of nice scenic beach rides along the way. Stayed at Vero Beach a couple nights, Cocoa Beach for a couple nights to check out Kennedy Space center and St Augustine for a couple nights too. Cut the trip a day or two short due to lousy whether from a cold front that was rolling in. Was able to avoid the cold rain barely but had rain gear just incase.
The C50 did the task satisfactorily though not with the utmost grace. More power would have been happily welcomed. Riding the shoreline kept speeds down to an average of 45-50 mph, 60 mph tops. The C50 does best at 55 mph or less IMO. My biggest complaint was my seated discomfort. I have Mustang seats for both riders. I quickly developed some strange pains in my right leg around the thigh area and some lower back pains, drove me nuts, had me squirming around on the seat looking for relief but to no avail. My wife would get the standard sore butt after about an hour or so. Stops were required to help but my pains would quickly return. I suspect it might be from me being overweight a bit.
Top helmet buffeting was another bother at 50 mph+ but it was manageable and I've given up trying to remedy that. The noise from the V&H exhaust gets really old after a while too. Dealing with the cargo can be a chore but was expected.
Comfort issues aside, we really enjoyed it. It was a different way to experience the coast and see lots of places you'd other wise skip.
If we continue doing these types of trips more often, a better suited bike might be in order though what that would be is up for grabs. Bigger cruiser or sport-tourer.
Pitstop at Last Resort Bar. Location where the infamous female serial killer Aileen Wuornos (portrayed in the movie Monster) was caught.
Pano of Shuttle Atlantis
View of the Bay in St Augustine from the Fort of San Marcos
Cocoa Beach Pier