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Old 07-22-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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Where to go on a road trip... I’m trying to decide where to go on a 12 days road trip in US in may, just can’t decide if I should aim for NY to Miami or route 66 from Denver to L-A or travel around in California… so much to see. I have been to US several (I’m from Sweden) times but only seen the major cities and often on work trips. Seems to be pretty easy to hire the bike and arrange all the logistic stuff but decide on where to go is a hard nut to crack. Any tips or recommendations is most appreciated. Br
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:44 PM   #2
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How far are you likely to ride in a day?
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The Seaway, Canadian Border, Adironack Park and Central NY have a lot to offer. To bad you don't have more time.
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As much as I'd like to, I can't recommend Florida for your trip if you're not coming to one of the big Daytona bike events in March and October. Yes, there's some interesting things to see, but the riding here is mostly flat, straight roads. I took a car trip on Route 66 and it was much more interesting than Florida or the US East Coast will ever be. IMHO.
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It's hard to go wrong by looping through Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion Parks.
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Where to go on a road trip... I’m trying to decide where to go on a 12 days road trip in US in may, just can’t decide if I should aim for NY to Miami or route 66 from Denver to L-A or travel around in California… so much to see. I have been to US several (I’m from Sweden) times but only seen the major cities and often on work trips. Seems to be pretty easy to hire the bike and arrange all the logistic stuff but decide on where to go is a hard nut to crack. Any tips or recommendations is most appreciated. Br
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:10 PM   #8
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It's hard to go wrong by looping through Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion Parks.
I'm with Seru on this one. You'll see lots of things you don't normally see in Sweden.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:53 AM   #9
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My childhood buddy and I are turning 50 next year and we have permission from our wives to take ten days and go riding. He lives in Italy but has visited frequently and seen lots of areas, a bit like yourself.
My plan ( copyrighted!)is to rent two Harleys in Seattle (I'm an Eaglerider fan) next summer and ride one way to Chicago. I did parts of this trip years ago.
You avoid obvious landmarks and tourist traps, and get to see trees and desert in Washington, mountains in Idaho and western Montana, the classic plains of Nebraska and the Dakotas, rolling hills of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and fly home form the world's busiest ( craziest) airport.
Its a thought, and I hope different. Giovanni has already agreed. Feel free to adapt to your needs.
PS I think MO has gone west too with this new impossible-to-locate-anything format.
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If you're starting from Seattle I'd go through Glacier National Park for some scenic wonderfulness, then tour the Little Bighorn Battlefield for some lessons in tactical errors against a superior force, loop around into Cody Wyoming for a really good firearms museum and general neat little town. Then travel west into Yellowstone National Park, out the North gate and continue on to Chicago.

That's how I'd do it, you get some incredible scenery and some US History to boot.
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