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Old 12-06-2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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Where To Go?

After graduation my dad and I would like to plan a riding trip. We don't know where to go, yet, but have a year to plan. I'd like some of your advice/opinions. Pictures are welcome.

What is/are your favorite place(s) to ride?
What's the best time of year?
How long is the ride (miles)?
Do you trailer the bikes to a central location? Where?

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Old 12-06-2010, 09:18 AM   #2
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:21 AM   #4
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Try the Hoka Hey Challenge. 3 countries, 48 states and a chance to win $500,000.

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Old 12-06-2010, 10:32 AM   #5
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Try the Hoka Hey Challenge. 3 countries, 48 states and a chance to win $500,000.

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10,000 miles? Wow. I really don't think my dad could do that.
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i would not recommend the tail of the dragon till spring. chances of enjoying it with the weather up north is not that great. late april is the best time.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:24 AM   #7
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need more info - how long do you have for this trip and do you intend to trailer the bikes somewhere and ride or ride to the destination?
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i would not recommend the tail of the dragon till spring. chances of enjoying it with the weather up north is not that great. late april is the best time.
Yep. There's always the chance of snow or ice through mid March. Lost a good 996 a few years back when I decided to head up to the mountains on a nice 70 degree day in February. Too bad it snowed up there a couple of days before and they threw down rock and sand on the roads...

If you DO decide to head towards Appalachian country, talk to me and I'll suggest some places/routes. All anyone usually knows is Deal's Gap (the mythical tail o' da dragon...), but there are many roads that are as good as that part of 129 and not as jacked up with traffic and other assorted yahoos.
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ask Texlurch. that man seems to know all the good stuff around america and has ridden them.
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need more info - how long do you have for this trip and do you intend to trailer the bikes somewhere and ride or ride to the destination?
We have no time limits and will more than likely be trailering, because my dad can't ride for long before his back and knee give out.

Even the "WHEN" is yet to be determined by where we decide to go.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:35 AM   #11
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ask Texlurch. that man seems to know all the good stuff around america and has ridden them.
That is exactly what this thread is intended to do...
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Pacific Coast Highway would be my recommendation. Its still on my list. I've seen parts but never the entire thing. Stunning views, great roads and biker friendly places to eat and stay. Definitely a summer trip. Even then Northern California and Oregon can get some weird weather. Be prepared for everything from high 80s to low 40s and possible rain.
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Try the Hoka Hey Challenge. 3 countries, 48 states and a chance to win $500,000.

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that looks killer. I want to do it!!
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you know, if you want to go someplace scenic that is relatively close so you can spend as much time riding as possible. and has GREAT riding then my recommendation is to haul the bikes up to Eureka Springs, Arkansas and spend a week riding in motorcycle heaven in NW Arkansas, Southern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma.

All kinds of things to see and do both on the bike and off, lots of lakes and rivers for canoeing and swimming and great folks with good food. Lots of quaint little towns with good places to eat.

The roads are smooooth and twisty with great mountain views and as good as you can get in this region.

If you go in mid-April to end of May the weather will be great.

Really, for all-around riding fun this area is very hard to beat.

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I know next summer I was thinking of taking a trip from Houston to Baltimore (My hometown) and back. All on the motorcycle, and all by myself. I think the trip would be a worthwhile adventure all by myself.

And of course I would avoid as many freeways as i can.
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You can't go wrong anywhere in western half of Colorado. It is all small towns and beautiful mountains. Start in the south and go north and return using a different route. The million dollar highway is a great ride.

Like others have said, the Pacific Coast Highway from San Deigo to Washington is also a great ride. It will have larger cities along the route than you'll find in Colorado (except for Denver).
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You can't go wrong anywhere in western half of Colorado. It is all small towns and beautiful mountains. Start in the south and go north and return using a different route. The million dollar highway is a great ride.

Like others have said, the Pacific Coast Highway from San Deigo to Washington is also a great ride. It will have larger cities along the route than you'll find in Colorado (except for Denver).
It doesn't hurt that we have 70+ acres outside of Pagosa Springs with a nice, little cabin. Very near Wolf Creek Pass and the Continental Divide.
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