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Old 05-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Here I go. Houston to Banff Canada and back. Going big!!!!

That's right. Going to hop on the bike and hit the road next month for 3 weeks. Got to tackle the bucket list.

Going to see a lot of things that I've had my mind on for some years. Glacier N.P., Grand Tetons N.P., Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore/Sturgis (maybe....kind of out of the way) and the Rocky Mtns from Colorado Springs straight up the backbone all the way to Canada. I would like to swing over to Crater Lake Oregon and maybe drop down to Yosemite on the way back east.

So tell me I'm crazy now!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Awesome!
If you are taking the means to do so, please keep us updated on your progress (maybe throw in a pic or 2 just to rub our noses in it, lol). At least have your lovely bride tell us how it goes.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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Are you taking the fz6? Sounds like an amazing trip. We expect to see photos and updates.
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Crazy... No, bad , yes. What steel horse will you mount for this pilgrimage ?
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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Awesome!
If you are taking the means to do so, please keep us updated on your progress (maybe throw in a pic or 2 just to rub our noses in it, lol). At least have your lovely bride tell us how it goes.
I will keep everyone updated and add pics.

Uhhhh.........I have no lovely bride to report for me. Sorry. On the single scene.

Taking the FZ. Just ordered Givi hard luggage for it.
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Oops sorry. Guess I was confused.
Anyway try to ride Trail Ridge Rd in the Rocky Mtn Natl park and out of Ft Collins, the Poudre Canyon highway is about 50 miles sweepers. The west end is in BFE but there is a KOA near Gould that has showers etc.
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Anyway try to ride Trail Ridge Rd in the Rocky Mtn Natl park and out of Ft Collins, the Poudre Canyon highway is about 50 miles sweepers. The west end is in BFE but there is a KOA near Gould that has showers etc.
Actually I was thinking of going to Rocky Mtn N.P., so yeah I will definitely check that one out. Thanks.
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I rode my FZ out there about a year and a half ago. That was a great trip but I stayed in Colo. didn't go near as far as you.
I'll see if I can throw up a couple pics...
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I just checked my e-mail and twistedthrottle.com said they don't have the Givi top case and rack in stock and that it won't ship till the 29th. That's the day I wanted to leave. I will push it back a week, but this sucks. Any suggestions?
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I used an expandable magnetic tank bag but I was travelling pretty light. Welcome to it if you need it.
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I'm good on the tank bag. The top case was the only thing I needed. Where did you get your waterproof bag for your sleeping bag? It looks waterproof.
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It's not. I was lucky and had good weather.
A waterproof bag is a good idea since you will be on the road for so long. Don't forget something waterproof for your cell phone too.
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I went from Houston to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 2007. Took me 17 days up and back. Best advice - good waterproof boots and good touring jacket.

FWIW Canadian Glacier is much more impressive than US Glacier NP. Lake Louise is some of the most beautiful country in North America.
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Lucky batard! I wish I could get away for that long. Definately a trip you will never forget and living life to it fullest.
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I went from Houston to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 2007. Took me 17 days up and back. Best advice - good waterproof boots and good touring jacket.

FWIW Canadian Glacier is much more impressive than US Glacier NP. Lake Louise is some of the most beautiful country in North America.
Wow!!! That's some good time!!! That's encouraging actually. I was looking at doing Alaska and would like at least a month at the minimum. 5 or 6 weeks would be best. All the way up to Prudhoe Bay?!!! Dayum!!!!

I have all the stuff you mentioned. Thanks.
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Couple shots of the Tetons I took the last time I was up there...

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Sounds like a badass trip, and something I wish to do someday...
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