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Old 07-03-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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No-budget trip to the NE planning. (help needed)

Hello, MotoHouston.

To avoid the TLDR syndrome I'll skip to the cliffs.

Riding to North Carolina at the end of this month. No budget allowed other than tires.
I have a few questions and am looking to borrow some gear.

The ride is 1200 miles. I am planning to do 800 in the first day to stop in Atalanta, and finish the 400. Is this feasible? I have done a 10-hour riding day with rest stops before. (Mala, I'm looking at you)

I'm also looking for some soft panniers to borrow. Or any long-distance equipment for that matter.

Any tips for big highways for travel? Places to spend night at?
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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Anything is possible but I wouldn't try to make it to Atlanta in 1 day. Take your time and do it in 3 days.

Btw it is summer time and it's gonna be hot as .
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Hmm atlanta in 10hrs? It may take a bit more time with all the stops. What kind of bike are u on?

I may be able to lend u my saddlebags and tail bags if u promise to get all the freakin bugs off of them when ur done
Pm me if ur interested
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What kind of gear you after I wear padded bike shorts on long rides and Atlanta in a day is doable I made it in 9 hours one time
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when r u doing this trip. i may join you to where your goin but then leave for NJ. ill just ship the stuff i need to nj and bring a back pack with the things i need on the trip!!!
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I'm doing this on an old VFR750

So far I bought a mushroom plug kit and have used it. (Co2 included)
Borrowed a set of Joe Rocket sport touring bags.
Got an appt at a shop for brakes, tires, etc.

Mocking up a sissy bar to attach an old army surplus sack to.
Also trying to make some flipable handlebar extensions.
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