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Posted by: Steppenwolf, January 09, 2017, 01:21:37 PM

xxvictory motorcycles
Posted by: Steppenwolf, January 09, 2017, 01:21:37 PM
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Board: General topics
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Posted by: delbuser, October 30, 2016, 08:41:18 AM

xxDaytona Beach 2 Santa Monica Apr 2017
Posted by: delbuser, October 30, 2016, 08:41:18 AM
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Board: Trip Plans / Suggestions / Questions
Views: 274

Planning a ride from Daytona Beach to Santa Monica in Apr 2017; figure 6 days each way with a few free days and some California ride days. Would like to add a couple of people  in for the ride or join a sponsored ride. Are there any interested individuals, if so lets connect and plan? I have lots of flexibility and figure different West vs. East routes.

New to Forum -  :fb: East Coast 2 West Coast and back...
Posted by: Steve66, March 09, 2017, 10:16:24 AM
Board: New Members

xxHey everyone!
Posted by: Steve66, March 09, 2017, 10:16:24 AM
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Board: New Members
Views: 69

Hey guys, how is it going? I've recently found this forum as I'm planning a roadtrip across USA this year. Unfortunately I just found out that this forum is... dead :/ What's the reason? Have you guys moved somewhere else, like facebook or something?

Posted by: Upstate NY Peter, May 21, 2016, 03:04:43 PM

clipRide Across America - 17 days, 8600 miles, IBA50CC Lots of National Parks
Posted by: Upstate NY Peter, May 21, 2016, 03:04:43 PM
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Board: Your Riding Stories
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I  enjoyed a nice ride across America on my Suzuki VStrom and want to write down the details of the trip, so looks like this may be as good a place as any.

I'll give  a brief description here, then when I have some time I'll add the details and pictures of the ride. Long story short, it was awesome.

I started at home in Upstate NY, headed south to jacksonville FL where I took a right and 2 days (46 hours) later was on the West Coast in San Diego.

The daily rides were as follows:

Day 1 - Albany NY to Assateague Island, Virginia

Day 2 - Assateague Isalnd over the Chesapeake bay bridge/tunnels to Jacksonville FL.

Day 3 - Chill in jacksonville and prep for the enxt 2 days.

Day 4 - Jacksonville (Beach) Fl to Ozona, Texas (1305 miles)

Day 5 - Ozona Texas to San Diego Ca (1050 miles)

Day 6 - San Diego CA, Ortega Highway (mountains), Angeles Crest Highway, Angeles National Forest (NF), Mohave (Camp at Red Rock Park)

Day 7 - Mohave to Sequoia National Park (NP), Yosemite NP (Camped on Merced river in Yosemite Valley)

Day 8 - Tour Yosemite Valley, Glacier point (at sunrise), Tioga Pass, Mono Lake, Inyo NF,  Lake Tahoe, to Fernley NV (West side of Rte 50, Americas Loneliest Highway)

Day 9 - Fernley Nevada to Ely, Nevada (Rte 50), hung a right took a  40 mile dirt road shortcut, to Zion NP (Camped)

Day 10 - 6 mile hike in the narrows in Zion NP, rode to North Rim of Grand Canyon (thru Kaibab NF) - camped.

Day 11 - Grand Canyon to Monument Valley, Four Corners to Mesa Verde NP (Camped)

Day 12 - toured Mesa Verde, up San Juan Skyway, thru Telluride  to Ouray where I soaked in the hot springs, Million Dollar Highway, Wolf Creek pass to Great Sand Dunes National Monument (Camped)

Day 13 - Great Dunes NM to Dodge City (Boothill Museum), to Oklahoma City.

Day 14 - Oklahoma City, Ozarks, Sun Studio in memphis, to nashville.

Day 15 - Nashville to Cherohala Skyway, Tail of the Dragon, Foot Hills Parkway, Steak dinner in gatlinburgh,  Newfoudn Gap (Smoky's), to about 50 miles onto the Blue Ridge parkway.

Day 16 - 505 miles on the Blue ridge parkway and Skyline Drive to Front Royal VA.

Day 17-  Front Royal VA, to Scranton PA where I had lunch with my daughter who was in college there at the time, Delaware Water Gap, Hawks nest, up route 30 to home in upstate NY.

Day 18 - Well, it was Monday so I rode y bike to the office as I had to work.

I did this ride in 2012 on my 2012 Suzuki DL650 VStrom, I was 49 at the time. At the time I am writing this, it is now May 2016, I am 53, and I've put about 70,000 miles on that VStrom so far...  rode to Glacier NP last summer, but that is a different story.

I'll post more, along with pics here soon.


Posted by: JamesA, July 10, 2016, 03:29:07 AM
Board: First Trip

xxCalgary to Los Angeles and back.
Posted by: JamesA, July 10, 2016, 03:29:07 AM
Replies: 2

Board: First Trip
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Planning my first big trip and I'm looking for any advice and tips so things go smoothly and enjoyably. I've never done anything like this before so I'm actually a little anxious. I have three weeks off work starting 20 August and I have a brother living in LA who may or may not be able to put me up for a few days (complicated  :-\)

So the plan is to drive down the the west coast/pacific coast Highway and head back via Yellowstone. I'm thinking that I will try finding accommodation when I reach various destinations as opposed to booking in advance. Is this unwise? I'll be bringing all the necessary gear for camping but will stay in motels as needed.

  • Is it unwise to look for accommodation upon reaching various destinations?
  • What will the weather be like late August/early September? How should I prepare?
  • Anyone suggest specific locations along the way that I should definitely take in?

I'm hoping I can use this discussion to prepare over the next few weeks.
Thanks in advance for any tips and advice.

Posted by: nomad, October 21, 2016, 08:21:36 PM

xxSturgis 2017
Posted by: nomad, October 21, 2016, 08:21:36 PM
Replies: 6

Board: Sturgis All Year Round
Views: 421

Again...I's still way early for some, but to me, I was running out of time in every single year. :)
This year (2017) I may change my trip a little bit, put the bike on the truck or trailer it, if my son wants to go with me. :)
I know it is not "Riding Across USA", but I have been crossing the country for almost 18 years. My mind is still riding, but the body is not. ;D
Who knows? I keep saying this every year, and I end up riding the bike the whole way. :ls:

Sturgis everyone!  08/04 - 08/13/2017
Let's roll! :)
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