Yaw, I was leaning towards the European trip. However, if I did get the bike, I was planning on a 1-2 month U.S. trip. Just can't wait to quit my job and do something cool prior to yearlong graduate school for the next 2-3 years.
Throw out suggestions. All I really know is that I'll more than likely fly into Milan and then venture eastward. Want to see the town were my grandmother grew up in Slovenia. Might go down to Macedonia. Probably finish up in Paris.