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Offline DScott

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First Motorcycle Trip - Help please
« on: August 10, 2015, 04:25:27 AM »
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  • Hi,
    I live in the UK and I am planning my first trip to the USA. I am planning for it to happen next summer (around the July and August period) as I need to be back for September to start University.
    I will have just turned 18 then, and was hoping for some tips about everything. :)
    I am hoping to go fro just over a month, and was wondering if I should ship my bike over there, or rent one out there.
    Does anyone have any websites that I can visit to get insurance as well?

    Most importantly, how far (many miles) do you think I will be able to go in around 35 days, with rest days every 5 - 7 days?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated :)
    Daisy

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    Re: First Motorcycle Trip - Help please
    « Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 09:41:56 AM »
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  • Hi Daisy and welcome to the group!
    That would be a fantastic trip for you to explore this wonderful land.
    It will be helpful, if you can provide your departure and arrival destination.
    What kind of bike, and plan to stay along the road, hotel or camping?
    I cannot advise you to ship or rent a bike at this time, as there is many unknown factors. :)
    Hope to hear from you soon.
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    Offline Steppenwolf

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    Re: First Motorcycle Trip - Help please
    « Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 01:28:13 PM »
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  • Welcome Daisy,Sorry I missed your first post.
    As Nick said when do you plan to come over?
    Where or exactly what kinda scenery do ya wanna see,it is a big country with a bit of everything.
    What kinda bike do you wanna ride and what do you have now,makes a difference as the interstate speeds are usually 65 to 80 mph depending on traffic flow.
    I have been here 61 years and traveled alot around this country but have not seen all of it.
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    Offline Tommo

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    Re: First Motorcycle Trip - Help please
    « Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 05:55:05 AM »
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  • How you getting on with yr plans ive just joined this site and planning my trip   spring  2017

     

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