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Old 09-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #76
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:19 PM   #77
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My mother-in-laws...
How many do you have?

Mexico and Kansas are on my flyover list.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:08 AM   #78
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Avoid:

Riding at night.
Trying to find a reasonable price motel after 5pm.
Chicago
Saint Louis
Dallas
Houston
what the hell, ANY major city center.
Speeding and violating other traffic laws.
Never pass a gas station if you are even half full.
Look after yourself and your bike. Keep yourself warm/cool, dry, hydrated, fed. Keep your bike in top shape.
Invest in good gear and wear it.
If you even THINK you need to stop for a while...stop for a while as soon as it is safe to do so.
Ride your own ride. Don't try and follow faster riders/drivers. Stop when you feel like it, go when you feel like it.
Trust your instincts and act accordingly.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:22 AM   #79
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How many do you have?

Mexico and Kansas are on my flyover list.
I have two, both now deceased. I naturally seek to avoid meeting them, and especially don't want to go where I think they went.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:00 AM   #80
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Any large, urban inner city!
Deer country after dark.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:31 AM   #81
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In all my travels, I've never visited an angrier, more depressing town than Browning Mt. Went through once and thought maybe it was my imagination. Cruised thru a second time and results were the same.

What is it about Browning?


And here I thought it was just me.. I couldnt wait to get out of there. I wonder why?
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:41 AM   #82
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #83
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- The midwest. @#$%& Corn and beans for a thousand miles in every direction. Flat, straight roads all neatly squared off by the original land surveyors.
I live in the far western suburbs of Chicago. Have for 11 years. There is nowhere to ride that is even remotely interesting without a day long ride through this hell to get there.
- Interstates.
- metropolitan areas
- public campgrounds and their mostly annoying herds of big screen TV equipped RV 'campers'
- Gulf coast - too hot, humid, and just looks crappy for the most part
- New Orleans - smells like piss and vomit...and swamp
- Florida - too many bums

Give me the desert any day. Southern Utah. Namibia. Northern Cape and Karoo in South Africa. Red deserts of Wyoming. Mountains and rivers of Montana and Idaho. The more desolate and remote the better. If all I can hear is the wind, the waves, the birds, or the river, I am at my happiest.
I need to move out west
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #84
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All major cities and Kansas.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #85
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285 around Atlanta anytime.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #86
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And here I thought it was just me.. I couldnt wait to get out of there. I wonder why?
I grew up near there. It can be pretty rough for sure. You are outsiders and don't belong there. Additionally, Highway 2 through that part of the state is very dangerous with angry and drunk drivers. It is not ever very good. However, Lewis and Clark started that fight with the Blackfoot so scores need to be settled.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:54 PM   #87
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285 around Atlanta anytime.
No shit.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:31 AM   #88
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No shit.
They actually have a "club" here called the 88's.

You get a set amount of time to go all the way around 285.

If you make it (alive and not in jail) your adverage speed was 88 MPH or above.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #89
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- The midwest. @#$%& Corn and beans for a thousand miles in every direction. Flat, straight roads all neatly squared off by the original land surveyors.
I live in the far western suburbs of Chicago. Have for 11 years. There is nowhere to ride that is even remotely interesting without a day long ride through this hell to get there.
- Interstates.
- metropolitan areas
- public campgrounds and their mostly annoying herds of big screen TV equipped RV 'campers'
- Gulf coast - too hot, humid, and just looks crappy for the most part
- New Orleans - smells like piss and vomit...and swamp
- Florida - too many bums

Give me the desert any day. Southern Utah. Namibia. Northern Cape and Karoo in South Africa. Red deserts of Wyoming. Mountains and rivers of Montana and Idaho. The more desolate and remote the better. If all I can hear is the wind, the waves, the birds, or the river, I am at my happiest.
I need to move out west
I grew up there, even had a store in Geneva, moved to New Mexico 25 years ago and realized I should have a bike, or 7 or 8. And next week is a lunch of the Four Stroke Singles Owners Club. 1500 miles away in Illinois which I'd love to go to but all that midwest corn and beans...... I could go to Utah instead.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #90
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I grew up there, even had a store in Geneva, moved to New Mexico 25 years ago and realized I should have a bike, or 7 or 8. And next week is a lunch of the Four Stroke Singles Owners Club. 1500 miles away in Illinois which I'd love to go to but all that midwest corn and beans...... I could go to Utah instead.
Geneva itself is a great little town to live in...as are many of the towns and cities that surround Chicago. It's the greater midwest that is just not my idea of the great outdoors, especially for adventure riding.

New Mexico is on my list for my 3 month 'Ride Around America' trip next year.
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