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Old 04-01-2012, 11:12 PM   #21
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I think its a 24 hour drive on a car so I'm guessing on a bike a little faster I wanna try to drive as much as I can day one then finish the rest on day two

but remember it is more relaxing in a car and your not exposed to the elements so those 24 hours or 20 hours on the bike will be gruesome!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:12 AM   #22
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I had a buddy that went to the big motorcycle shin dig in S.C. They trailered out but he had to ride back. He had planned on two days to get back but stuck it out and road all day and night. I think it was 1,300+ miles in 21 hours on a Blackbird. He said he'd never do again.

For me, I would have to take my time and find as many interesting roads as possible.
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Man... I'd like to tag along.. Wish you were doing it after Mid-May though..
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I really wanna travel across a few states on a bike but i'll wait until I have a comfortable bike.My back is really finicky so I cant just go on any bike for longer periods of time.
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Take how many miles your trip will be, divide by 50 and that's how many hours its gonna take you. Averaging 50 MPH on road trips with rest, food and the like a
in't easy. So just don't rush it.
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I really wanna travel across a few states on a bike but i'll wait until I have a comfortable bike.My back is really finicky so I cant just go on any bike for longer periods of time.
take the stretched RUCKUS!
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I am heading to the west coast on a 3 week trip leaving in June. I only have the route planned to get across AZ trying to hit as many twisties and staying off of highways as much as we can.
That's a of a group! I've always wanted to make the trip, wish I could take off and tag along with you guys on my triple. Don't forget to take pics at the PCH!
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Ive done that ride several times. Never on a bigger bike than 600cc. Camped somewhere in Arizona once and had waves of tarantulas roam through the campground at night.

Once made a stop at the USGP at Laguna Seca, walked out on to the track the day before the race and met Rainey and KR jr.
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Never done it... but it was planned one time with some friends from college. They backed out of getting bikes and I didn't... so it never went down. Though Xylo just got his first bike... and he happens to be in Cali right now.
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I have done it several times. Take your time. If you are in a hurry take a plane. We have a bad country. Check it out. It is well worth the trip.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #31
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yep, cross county on a bike is not a hurry thing... a car would be much faster... doing the bike is about the ride, it is about the bike, it is about the country you will be riding thru...I agree if you are in a time crunch or in a hurry for what ever reason the bike is not the tool to use...figure on taking longer than a car would take.. do not figure on doing it quicker.. oh, and wear ear plugs...
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If I do a road trip I'm heading back east, never too far from civilization, and the roads aren't too shabby either. I couldn't picture driving 18+ hours through mind numbing desert.
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.. tons of good advice in here..
Remember lube for the chain, an oil change after the 3k miles run.. tire pressure/wear and other maintenance issues can impact your safety and joy out there..
Something to think about

If you head west on the bike, go through Colorado.. you wont regret it!
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If you want some fun roads to get through NM and AZ hit me up and I'll point you in the right direction.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:17 AM   #35
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my dad did it on a sportster about 5 years ago. it took him around 3-4 days
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:55 AM   #36
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I have done it back and forth way too many times to count. Its faster in a car and if your on a naked bike like my CB1000 plan on being beat!
That being said-take your time and enjoy the ride. It never gets old....
Houston to Ventura is about 1689 miles of pure adventure!!

fastes i did the trip was 31 hours straight . Only stopped for gas and food and monster energy lol
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I've taken longer trips on the bike. Take ear plugs, put some headphones in your helmet unless you like listening to yourself sing lol. Get a slicker suit too. You may see rain. Tires should be brand spanking new. Don't start off on used tires. You only have 2 and no spare, carry some tire inflating device and a plug and patch kit.

Trips like these stick with you and become some of the most memorable rides. Mine sure do and bring tears to my eyes cause they are what make me miss riding the most.
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I've taken longer trips on the bike. Take ear plugs, put some headphones in your helmet unless you like listening to yourself sing lol. Get a slicker suit too. You may see rain. Tires should be brand spanking new. Don't start off on used tires. You only have 2 and no spare, carry some tire inflating device and a plug and patch kit.

Trips like these stick with you and become some of the most memorable rides. Mine sure do and bring tears to my eyes cause they are what make me miss riding the most.
^^^^ this in bold !
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I spent 5 years on the road in the 80's. southern utah has some bad rocks that are worth staying awhile and checking out.
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I've taken longer trips on the bike. Take ear plugs, put some headphones in your helmet unless you like listening to yourself sing lol. Get a slicker suit too. You may see rain. Tires should be brand spanking new. Don't start off on used tires. You only have 2 and no spare, carry some tire inflating device and a plug and patch kit.

Trips like these stick with you and become some of the most memorable rides. Mine sure do and bring tears to my eyes cause they are what make me miss riding the most.
Good to see your still aroung Brian
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