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Old 09-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Going to Miami

So ive decided to try and make the trek from pearland to Miami for some fun. Anyone taken this route down I-10? This would be my first long distance trip, my longest trek has been to Dallas or Austin, what kind of things would you more experienced long distance guys suggest? Id be on a Triumph Thruxton.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun..... how many stops? N.O. L.A. / St.Augustine /

One of your locations is right where I stay, surrounded by filth. Lol
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Shouldnt be too bad on a thruxton. Just be sure to stop frequently and drink plenty of water. Invest in a cramp buster or whatever its called and some soft bags and tank bag.
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Sounds like fun..... how many stops? N.O. L.A. / St.Augustine /

One of your locations is right where I stay, surrounded by filth. Lol
haven't quite figured it all out yet, just throwing ideas around i can cover a pretty long distance but i can imagine once fatigue sets in and not being in a familiar place will make it totally different. Have to check out the CCW laws too. Don't wanna get caught with my pants down.

Currently looking into some saddle bags and tank bags also one of those moto GPS things, as i hate maps.
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Pack a small can of chain lube and hit it every 300 miles or so.
Bring a tire plug/inflation kit. Bring a bottle of Siloo and Seafoam if you get a bad load of gas.
Make sure your tires, brakes etc. are good for the round trip mileage wise.
Change your oil before you go on the trip.
Bring the basic tools necessary to adjust your chain, remove your front wheel and tank.
As far as personal stuff; a Camelback, a rain suit and a good map. Some zip lock bags for things like your wallet and cp if it rains.
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Sounds like an adventure!

Anything beats fondren w belfort
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #9
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Sounds like an adventure!

Anything beats fondren w belfort
lmao so tru so tru, i guess your familiar with this fine side of houston

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Pack a small can of chain lube and hit it every 300 miles or so.
Bring a tire plug/inflation kit. Bring a bottle of Siloo and Seafoam if you get a bad load of gas.
Make sure your tires, brakes etc. are good for the round trip mileage wise.
Change your oil before you go on the trip.
Bring the basic tools necessary to adjust your chain, remove your front wheel and tank.
As far as personal stuff; a Camelback, a rain suit and a good map. Some zip lock bags for things like your wallet and cp if it rains.
cool thanks for the info, i know to stop by Motorcycles Unlimited first to get everything checked out
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #10
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bad idea cause of distance or just the route, kinda curious
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Im from miami, its amazing but thats way to far to ride.
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Swoop, we have people here who rode to Canada, to Central America, and the Pan-american to Tierra del fuego. I'll do Yellowstone next year, and that's just the beginning. I have to oppose your comment. It is not too far. Challenge is good. Go for it. Enjoy it, but give us feedback.
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bad idea cause of distance or just the route, kinda curious
Both. I have driven that route. No reason to do it on a bike.
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Posts #1, #34 and #36.

My brother is a truck driver and does Houston to Florida all the time. Always complaining about wrecks, traffic etc. I'm guessing your main objective is to be IN Miami vs the actual trip itself? I've never been, but if you're just wanting to visit Miami, sounds like fun. But if your objective is the actual trip itself, I would assume there are much better routes to take out of Houston than just I-10.
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My brother is a truck driver and does Houston to Florida all the time. Always complaining about wrecks, traffic etc. I'm guessing your main objective is to be IN Miami vs the actual trip itself? I've never been, but if you're just wanting to visit Miami, sounds like fun. But if your objective is the actual trip itself, I would assume there are much better routes to take out of Houston than just I-10.
Oh yeah, I-10 is one miserably boring super slab. I moved to florida from here ten years ago and then moved back here from Florida last year and have made that treck many many times, only once on a bike, an 883 Sportster. US98 is much more scenic, follows the coast in a lot of areas and will be much slower, but actually has some fun turns. You will see some small towns, local color/flavor, all of it. From 98 once you get into Florida, you can take US19 South just past Tallahassee, and from there Florida is riddled with surface highways that go every which way so check some maps to find the best route. Seriously, don't waste your time on I-19, it's fast to be sure but boring boring boring. Plus it is covered in 18 wheelers.
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I-10 sucks, period: huge amount of heavy truck traffic, some really crummy construction sections, and often dicey weather. I would take back roads if I wanted to go to Miami. Better yet, I would head west to NM or CO and find some empty roads with scenery.
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No doubt. Miami is gonna suck after that ride
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I-10 >I-12 >I-10 >295 S/E >95 S
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One boring assed drive,
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I-10 >I-12 >I-10 >295 S/E >95 S
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Pad may help...but after a certain point nothing does.
You will hit the "I gotta get off of this bike" wall around hour 7-8. Plan on a stop to brak up that ride.
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