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post #1 of 9 Old 09-24-2019, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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What are your plans?

What are your plans for next summer? Are you riding? Where are you going? Will it really happen????

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You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun."
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-25-2019, 05:25 AM
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I'm definitely riding out to Santa Fe, NM. Haven't chosen a route yet, but am thinking of going through far Western Oklahoma to try to find the site of a gas-drilling rig I worked on about 40 years ago. After Santa Fe, heading up to Cortez, CO and will work my way back East across Southern Colorado on Hwy 160 where I'll need to keep a keen eye out for runaway chicken trucks on Wolf Creek Pass..............
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-25-2019, 05:54 AM
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I'll get in approx 18,000 kms between Mid April - Mid October.

2 x three day Trips to Lake Placid. One in May or June, 2nd in late Aug early Sept - approx 1400 kms each

Trip from eastern Ontario to Miramachi New Brunswick via NY, Vt, NH, Maine in June/July - Approx 4000 kms

Trip across Manotoulin Island - Parry Sound - approx 1400 kms

Trip to Sault St Marie - Wawa - Thunder Bay - approx 3000 kms

Lots of 200 - 400 kms Day trips from home.
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-25-2019, 05:50 PM
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A friend and I are riding our Gen 1s to Ushuaia from San Diego.

We have a rough ride plan, but it’s very rough. July 2020 can’t come soon enough!

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post #5 of 9 Old 09-25-2019, 07:22 PM
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Planning on a cross-county trip on the TAT. Starting at Liberty State Park in NJ and riding to the Pacific coast via Oregon. Coming back through the Colorado Rockies. Hitting pavement on the east side of the Rockies. We have five weeks set aside (last week in July and all of August) for this.

I have done cross country before on my Harley, this will be a completely different animal. To say I'm excited would be a major understatement!
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-03-2019, 09:21 PM
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The Outback Trip!

End of March a mate from France is flying in to Sydney - I'll have bought and set up a 2nd KLR for him by then - a week to acclimatise here in the Blue Mountains where I live (lots of fire-trails and dirt roads) then off for a 5 weeker….
Heading west - Dubbo > Cobar > White Cliffs (underground living and opal mining)> Mutawintji National Park > Broken Hill > west a little more to exit New South Wales and into South Australia then heading north to the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound > Lake Eyre > find an Outback cattle station for a few days r&r >Birdsville > then ??? tbd.....ending up at Cameron's Corner (where 3 states meet) before heading S.E back through Queensland to Sydney.

Or something like that..... we'll be pretty fluid!
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-05-2019, 03:31 PM
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Plan is to rebuild my junkyard fresh 250 motor and find a frame to wrap it in. Then find some dirt roads in North Texas to test it out. Then maybe back to Santa Fe and Camel Tracks for some off road adventure!
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-06-2019, 12:23 PM
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Planning on a cross-county trip on the TAT. Starting at Liberty State Park in NJ and riding to the Pacific coast via Oregon. Coming back through the Colorado Rockies. Hitting pavement on the east side of the Rockies. We have five weeks set aside (last week in July and all of August) for this.

I have done cross country before on my Harley, this will be a completely different animal. To say I'm excited would be a major understatement!
I'm trying to get my ducks in a row to do the TAT around the same time you guys are next year. The plan right now is to start from Boston and get to Lawrenceville PA and take the MABDR down to Damascus and start the official trail there. I would like to rent a uhaul and start in NC but, just with an initial look into that option, it looks really expensive. I have thought about riding down to CT and taking the ferry to orient point and starting where you are starting, but I'm not all that keen on riding through NYC. Still trying to decide.

Do you have any idea if you are going to take Sams tracks or Kevins tracks or both? Are you going to go through Nevada or Idaho? Have you decided on tires?

I'm excited as all get out myself!
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-06-2019, 04:12 PM
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My plan is to ride around Alaska. Its why I replaced my Vulcan Ltd. with a KLR650 so it better happen!
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