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What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« on: February 13, 2015, 04:49:31 am »
Little brother & I are heading to the Smokies after attending his daughter's wedding late July.
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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 05:49:02 am »
Nothing firm yet, however, the MotoGP at Indy is on top of the list.
I went a few years ago and it's a great event, plus the Indy Mile, on the same weekend, was iceing on the cake .        (no Indy mile this year >:()

It's a bit early for me to start planning as I'm retired, so as long as there isn't a big family event I'm good to go.

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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 06:30:43 am »
I planned to ride back East for my nephew's wedding then do a CC50 on the way back. It's a bucket list thing for me. That ain't gonna happen THIS year.

 Another one of my customers is getting inducted into the Bike Builder's Hall of Fame this year in August up in Sturgis. That happens about 10 days after my nephew's wedding, so riding to  both is out of the question due to time constraints.  I have avoided Sturgis like the plague but I need to go this time...

Probably slide up to the Concours Rally in Cortez for a day or 2 also
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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 06:41:38 am »
So want to go to the rally in Cortez. Only an easy day from my home in Colorado Springs. But I'm working a new job in Austin TX with limited vacation so I doubt I'll make it.

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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 06:44:34 am »
I hope to do my usual 10-15 thousand mile summer from the mountains to the seas and a lot of places in between











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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 06:53:19 am »
Steve, your driving me crazy! Want to ride to the rally and put a few thousand miles on my C14. Want to hop on my DR650 (or better yet get a new KTM 690) and ride the rockies from NM to MT camping along the way. Want to finish assembling my RV-3 and fly the continental US rim. But this whole making a living thing is getting in the way!

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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 06:54:04 am »
Biking (bicycling) in France in May, lots of little motorbike rides in the summer, yearly jaunt down the Blue Ridge Parkway in September (between hurricanes).
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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 07:40:17 am »
No firm plans.  Have several invites to ride out to the west coast to finish my lower 48, but the best time to ride WA, OR, falls across my 30 year anniversary.  Can't talk her into going with me, or meeting me out there.  She had a scalp injury this past year that make a helmet very uncomfortable.

I may add some vacation time on my next work trip to NM, and at least hit southern California.

I have lost many of my riding buds to injury, disease, relocation for work, grandchildren, and retirement.  The retired ones travel when they want which doesn't line up with when I can. 

I have traveled alone, and will continue to do so, but sharing a great view or road with someone else is a better experience.
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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015, 02:17:08 pm »
Planning on buying a home over the next few months so probably just one long one this year. Friend of mine from back east is hoping to come down in May and we plan on The Dragon, Smokies (he's never been) and then on into Kentucky I think.

If I can make it work, would like to make it up to Arkansas as well at some point this year.

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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2015, 02:56:00 pm »
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Nothing firm yet, however, the MotoGP at Indy is on top of the list.

Those Indy folks definitely know how to put on an event.  We've gone every year it's been held.  Saw the Indy mile when Kenny Roberts made a couple of laps to start the event.  That was really something!  Last year was the first year we went downtown to see the bikes.  Should have been doing it every year.  We'll be there again this year.

Also going to the Superbike races at Road America.  Also an annual event. 

Other than that mostly just lots of day rides around the area, scouting out new and old favorite roads.  Outside chance of going to the Speed Week event in Bonneville again at the end of the summer.  Awesome trip with the Black Hills, Bear Tooth Pass, Chief Joseph highway, etc all along the way.

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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2015, 06:03:24 pm »
I have traveled alone, and will continue to do so, but sharing a great view or road with someone else is a better experience.
That's why my brother is going. He's never been there, I lost my wife last August, and we're not getting any younger.
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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2015, 07:10:39 pm »
Going from Vancouver BC to Cortez CO for the rally then on to San Fransisco to visit family then up the coast home. The second trip will be the Rockies with the wife.

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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2015, 12:41:40 pm »
I'm planning on heading to Missoula, then to Hells Canyon and around the Idaho, Oregon and Washington area in May or June. Not likely able to be in the area for the COG NW Bun Cooler ride.
Also to the BMW MOA Rally in Billings then Beartooth Pass and Yellowstone.  Not sure whether I will take the C14 or the K12GT to the BMW rally.
I've not been to a rally of any kind before and I usually ride alone.  I expect it will be an experience.
The avatar picture is in the parking lot of the Ranger station at Lolo Pass, by the way.  About ten feet of snow at that time.

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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 02:02:52 pm »
I'm planning on heading to Missoula, then to Hells Canyon and around the Idaho, Oregon and Washington area in May or June. Not likely able to be in the area for the COG NW Bun Cooler ride.
Also to the BMW MOA Rally in Billings then Beartooth Pass and Yellowstone.  Not sure whether I will take the C14 or the K12GT to the BMW rally.
I've not been to a rally of any kind before and I usually ride alone.  I expect it will be an experience.
The avatar picture is in the parking lot of the Ranger station at Lolo Pass, by the way.  About ten feet of snow at that time.

I rode across Oregon several years ago and it was FANTASTIC! Route 26 through John Day then on to Hell's Canyon and down to Twin Falls.
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Re: What are your vacation (read: bike riding) plans this summer?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 05:27:53 pm »
I'm planning on heading to Missoula, then to Hells Canyon and around the Idaho, Oregon and Washington area in May or June. Not likely able to be in the area for the COG NW Bun Cooler ride.
Also to the BMW MOA Rally in Billings then Beartooth Pass and Yellowstone.  Not sure whether I will take the C14 or the K12GT to the BMW rally.
I've not been to a rally of any kind before and I usually ride alone.  I expect it will be an experience.
The avatar picture is in the parking lot of the Ranger station at Lolo Pass, by the way.  About ten feet of snow at that time.

Great avatar. Would have been truly impressive if you'd have been suited up Rollie.
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