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1Bonehead 11-30-2012 07:35 PM

2013 summer
 
Anyone going West from Md. area next summer? looking for a summer route

1Bonehead 12-01-2012 01:35 PM

The thing is my boy want ride across the US but his buddy backed out. Any ideas?

Dusty Boots 12-03-2012 06:33 AM

To where/what area and for how long?? :deal The 'West' is a very large area

1Bonehead 12-03-2012 06:16 PM

Across the upper states to California and back

lakota 12-04-2012 06:23 AM

ride route 50 from Ocean City to Sacramento. It's on my to do list.

///Monster 12-04-2012 11:31 PM

June 2013

The plan is to leave Omaha and get to colorado, then ride Trail Ridge, Mount Evans, Pikes peak, million dollar highway, visit mesa verde, ride the north side of grand canyon, to Los Angeles. From LA go north on pacific coast highway and some mountain roads to San Francisco. See some Giant Redwoods, head East to lake Tahoe, then along highway 50, across the great salt flats and then make our way back to Omaha. Total mileage around 3700. Plan to make the trip in 10-11 days.

The more the merrier. Currently, it's 2 guys riding sport bikes.

skierd 12-05-2012 11:55 PM

Just ride it solo. :deal Or talk to dynamick, i'm sure he'll need a lot of convincing to want to go.

JaxObsessed 12-19-2012 03:33 PM

Looget all my buddies in here.... :D
Matt, ride to the NM CO border, do the Divide in CO and WY and head home.
I could spend a lifetime riding the Rockies and the Cascades.

1Bonehead 12-20-2012 05:56 AM

This is my 17 yr old son. He is a little reluctant to go solo. I am going to Canada DAMN rider style . Maybe I can convince him to come along? He sounds more and more like he is going solo anyway .

patmo 12-23-2012 07:28 PM

Really none of my business, but I'll throw my 2-cents out here anyway.......I would really caution him against riding solo across the US as a 17 year old. Not because of worrying about him getting into trouble, but because of his age restrictions. IF he DID have a problem, as a 17 year old would he be able to legally handle it? He would possiblh not be able to get medical treatment without an adults consent, wouldn't be able to rent a hotel room as a minor, or rent a car or truck if he had to because of a breakdown. IF he had any legal problems, he would still be considered a minor as well...very limited legal rights as a 17 year old.

The year of my 50th birthday was also the summer my son turned 18.....we did a 2400 mile/10 day road trip that May when my son got out of HS. Still one of the best times of my life. Even though we haven't done any other really long trips like that since, we still have done several weekend trips together, and I still enjoy them quite a bit. Try to get him to go along with you instead of doing the solo thing.....hopefully it will be a lifetime memory for BOTH of you.

pbarmy 12-30-2012 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by patmo (Post 20317126)
Really none of my business, but I'll throw my 2-cents out here anyway.......I would really caution him against riding solo across the US as a 17 year old. Not because of worrying about him getting into trouble, but because of his age restrictions. IF he DID have a problem, as a 17 year old would he be able to legally handle it? He would possiblh not be able to get medical treatment without an adults consent, wouldn't be able to rent a hotel room as a minor, or rent a car or truck if he had to because of a breakdown. IF he had any legal problems, he would still be considered a minor as well...very limited legal rights as a 17 year old.

The year of my 50th birthday was also the summer my son turned 18.....we did a 2400 mile/10 day road trip that May when my son got out of HS. Still one of the best times of my life. Even though we haven't done any other really long trips like that since, we still have done several weekend trips together, and I still enjoy them quite a bit. Try to get him to go along with you instead of doing the solo thing.....hopefully it will be a lifetime memory for BOTH of you.

Interesting points.I cant believe my parents let me hitchhike home from Colorado the year I graduated from high school(1971).I was 17.Things were different then I guess.:cry

eakins 12-30-2012 02:02 PM

i'm from Delaware way back when.

Appalacians south > NW Alabama > cross Mississippi > toward Little Rock > ride a few days in the Ozarks (we have a map) > exit out of SE Oklahoma.

at this point either slab it across to New Mexico or ride down into the Texas Hill Country (we have a map)

the northern alternative is RT 2 at the top of the country.

Google Maps - terrain view is a great way to look for terrain change and thus fun roads.
https://maps.google.com/?ll=37.16031...506836&t=p&z=5

1Bonehead 12-31-2012 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by pbarmy (Post 20358360)
Interesting points.I cant believe my parents let me hitchhike home from Colorado the year I graduated from high school(1971).I was 17.Things were different then I guess.:cry

He will be 18 in early May. I figure this way he can legally get a room, campsites and such

patmo 01-02-2013 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by 1Bonehead (Post 20364154)
He will be 18 in early May. I figure this way he can legally get a room, campsites and such

That does make a big difference...tell him good luck and have fun!

1Bonehead 06-06-2013 02:59 PM

Well, My son has graduated and just got his new tires mounted and balanced. He is preparing to leave for his trip early next week. I have almost done all i can do to ensure this goes well.

Enjoy son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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