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Offline regcoles

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Touring USA
« on: December 19, 2013, 05:54:13 AM »
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  • Hi All,

    I live in the UK and I'm hoping to tour the USA in 2015 and I was hoping you could give me some advice etc.

    My current plan:
    1. Looking to bring my bike over from the UK for the trip
    2. Want to camp most nights to save money
    3. Start in New York and finish in New York. Do a circle of the USA.
    4. Will 4 months be enough?
    5. When is the best time to do it?

    I have never been to the USA so this will be my first time and I'm hoping to see as much as possible.
    Any ideas or advice will be appreciated

    Regards
    Reg 

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    Re: Touring USA
    « Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 01:22:32 PM »
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  • Hi Reg,
    It depends.  Four month is plentiful of time to loop around the USA a couple time, but four month is not enough to see "everything".  It depends on how long the route is, how long you will travel in a day and how many places you want to stop to see.  I make a round trip yearly from FL to CA then back, and I mostly spent around a month.
    Camping is an economical way to save money, but you may want to reserve some money for hotel/motel once in a while. :)
    I guess you will tent, so I hope you can carry everything on your bike.
    Four months is a long stretch, so you will get wet, hot and cold, depending on which part of the country you will be.  For sure, you will need both warm and cold weather clothes and rain suit.
    I say the best time is from May to September.
    Let us know more details of your plan, and ask if you have any more question.
    Good luck and have fun
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    Offline regcoles

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    Re: Touring USA
    « Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 08:42:48 AM »
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  • Hi Nomad,

    Thanks for the reply.

    What I done is purchase a nice large road map of USA and a lovely 1100 page book on places etc to see in the USA. What I'm going to do it mark on the map the main places I'd like to see and then try and work out the route from that and hopefully that will include some off the beaten track places as well.

    Once I've got a rough idea of the route/where I'd would like to go I'll pass it over to you guys to help and give some advice.
    I'm a light traveller so hopefullly I'll be able to carry everything thing on the bike :)   

    I'll keep you informed of developments in the next couple of weeks.

    Merry Christmas
    Reg

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    Re: Touring USA
    « Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 01:45:24 PM »
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  • That's great direction. :)
    Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family.
    Keep us post.
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    Re: Touring USA
    « Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 05:23:51 PM »
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  • This is not a How To suggestion but if you look thru the site you will see some wonderful places to see here in the USA.
    This is a great place to visit with lots of nice people who will gladly help you in your journeys...so spend some time and have a good look see.. ;D
    http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/series/701/aerial-america/videos
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    Offline nomad

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    Re: Touring USA
    « Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 08:42:06 PM »
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  • Thanks Bill for the site.
    It's amazing to see and know that how beautiful our country is. Even so, I don't have time to watch everything to know whether these locations can be accessed by a touring motorcycle.
    At a glance, I can see dirt roads are very much deep inside the grand canyon. I guess we can park the bike, change to proper clothes and walk. :)
    I will collect all the good spots and explore later. 8)
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