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Things around here are move'n slow for me.So i figured i'd start a thread that might stimulate alittle action.[its winter,and i'm stuck in the house]
What was your best bike trip,or what would be your best bike trip??
I'll start.I rode the train from New York to Oregon.Bought a new/used bike[had it all set up before i got there]and rode it home.Stoped in Yellowstone for a couple of days,and stayed up in the northern part of the USA all the way home.3700+ miles all by myself.It was a great weeks vacation,and i did ride 6 states that i haven't rode in before.
I do spend my vacations on bike trips every year,and find great enjoyment finding,planing,and ride'n different place.Dirt,pavement,gravel,etc etc,it don't matter.This year its Nova Soctia.Up the coast of Maine,thru New Brunswick[the Fundy trail parkway]and into Nova Soctia.Around the whole providence,then take the ferry back to Maine and home.
So where have you been,or where do you want to go?I need ideas.:boink
 

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best road trip was riding to the 4-corners bike week in Colorado....
Riding all the switchbacks over silverton pass, into Ohm...was the most memorable.
S turns all the way....and not a bit of sand or gravel.....
 

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best road trip was riding to the 4-corners bike week in Colorado....
Riding all the switchbacks over silverton pass, into Ohm...was the most memorable.
S turns all the way....and not a bit of sand or gravel.....

Sweeet!Were's your next trip?
 

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My favorite bike trip so far was the week long, 2000 mile vacation to Virginia that my wife and I took last summer. Rode Skyline Drive and some of the BRP, tent camped all but the first and last night. Gorgeous weather, great riding. Loved every minute of it.

I also enjoyed my first Iron Butt ride that I did in September. Totally differnent kind of riding, but fun and memorable in its own way.
 

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My favorite bike trip so far was the week long, 2000 mile vacation to Virginia that my wife and I took last summer. Rode Skyline Drive and some of the BRP, tent camped all but the first and last night. Gorgeous weather, great riding. Loved every minute of it.

I also enjoyed my first Iron Butt ride that I did in September. Totally differnent kind of riding, but fun and memorable in its own way.
Nice!Ahh,the Blue ridge.A most do for any motorcycle rider!Did you go all the way down to the smokey mountains?
The first time i did the BRP,i was 19,and rode a 1970 Triumph tiger hard tail with a mechanical rear drum and no front brake.Your only young once.:banana
Where's the next trip?
 

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My wife and I rode from Florida to CA, then to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Moab, Joe Cocker's, Grand Canyon of the Gunnison, Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak, up to Sturgis for a week, then a week to get home.

Spent 30 days on the Harley that trip, 8K miles. Unforgettable.
 

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My wife and I rode from Florida to CA, then to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Moab, Joe Cocker's, Grand Canyon of the Gunnison, Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak, up to Sturgis for a week, then a week to get home.

Spent 30 days on the Harley that trip, 8K miles. Unforgettable.
Outstanding!!!
That my friends is what i'm talking about!!!!:bowdown

Come on guys wheres the next trip going to take you?Buellbomb,you going to try top'n that one,on the Buell or the big twin?
 

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I have two top rides. First, I picked up my recently purchased strom in CA and rode it back to OK in 5 days via Sedonna, Grand Canynon, and Santa Fe. An amazing trip.

My other top ride was Big Bend last spring. The roads there are amazing; both off and on road. The people we met were down to earth motorcycle guys and there was always beer. What more could you want?

Here's a pic of my strom while heading to the ghost-town of Jerome via Prescott
National Forest


Another pic:


Here's some pics from Big Bend National Park:




 

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I'll be heading back to Big Bend next year but my big trip is going to be to MOAB. I also have a side excursion planned to visit many of the mods I "work" with.
 

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Sometme this summer, I'm riding my Busa to the west coast, up the coast to OR, then east to Glacier, etc. Maybe three weeks or so. Wife isn't going this time.

Indy MotoGP in the fall. :up:
 

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Sometme this summer, I'm riding my Busa to the west coast, up the coast to OR, then east to Glacier, etc. Maybe three weeks or so. Wife isn't going this time.

Indy MotoGP in the fall. :up:
Ya,mama probilie don't like ride'n on the back of the Buuusa.
Thats alright,i'm doing the NO MAAM,tour this year too.Just the boys to Nova Soctia.Not that i wouldn't want my wonderful wife along for the ride.[That was just in case she was look'n over my shoulder]
Good luck!:boink
 

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I have so many... It's hard to pick just one.

As far as riding is concerned, I ran through SW Texas twice with very memorable experiences:

The first one, I passed by the Guadalupe Mountains and followed US 90 back to San Antonio after purchasing my XT600 in January. The ride back was in the upper twenties to upper thirties for most of the trip. I saw some amazing scenery and froze my @$$ off. I also discovered that the bike needed a little bit of attention.

I swore I'd come back. I did, several times. Most recently, I camped out in Ft. Davis at the state park and hit the loop around the Davis Mountains, swung through Big Bend State Park and the river road, and hiked a little at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Both were weekend trips - just enough to get away and recharge. Unlike some of my longer trips, I wasn't completely wiped out from being on the road so much. (My bank account didn't suffer as greatly, either!)
 

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Where's the pics in the lower right corner?
 

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I have so many... It's hard to pick just one.

As far as riding is concerned, I ran through SW Texas twice with very memorable experiences:

The first one, I passed by the Guadalupe Mountains and followed US 90 back to San Antonio after purchasing my XT600 in January. The ride back was in the upper twenties to upper thirties for most of the trip. I saw some amazing scenery and froze my @$$ off. I also discovered that the bike needed a little bit of attention.

I swore I'd come back. I did, several times. Most recently, I camped out in Ft. Davis at the state park and hit the loop around the Davis Mountains, swung through Big Bend State Park and the river road, and hiked a little at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Both were weekend trips - just enough to get away and recharge. Unlike some of my longer trips, I wasn't completely wiped out from being on the road so much. (My bank account didn't suffer as greatly, either!)

Hey i thought you didn't like ride'n in the cold!:eek:nfloor
Nice rides.
 

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Hey i thought you didn't like ride'n in the cold!:eek:nfloor
Nice rides.
Thanks! Now, some of my favorite rides are in the cold! However, the truly cold cold frequently makes the kind of conditions where you can't ride. That's no fun. But when it's just cold enough, cars and squids stay home and I have the back roads all to myself! (The truly miserable stuff doesn't occur very frequently south of say... Austin.)

My pictures are in order from first to last:

US 180/62 between El Paso and Texas Highway 54, approaching the Guadalupe Mountains.

The River Road looking southeast into Mexico off FM 170 between Lajitas and Presidio.

Looking south on Texas Highway 54.

Texas 118 west of Fort Davis between the Davis Mountains State Park and the McDonald Observatory.

:popcorn
 

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Hey i just noticed the thread is in sticky!I know i'm slow.:lao
Felt it was a good read and had potential to grow into a informative thread with lots of great pictures and stories.

I'm here to help, let me know if y'all have any comments or suggestions.
 
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