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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by MikeO, May 5, 2004.
Glad you enjoyed the trip WWS - I came back for a while in 2006...
Hallo MikeO. I am an ex pat living in Germany and I have been reading the stories of your epic ride through the States with awe. Thare arent enough superlatives to explain how good it was. On the 1st of May I also fly over for only 2 months and try to do a little of what you did back in 04. I have bought a bike in the US and will be riding it east - west. Could you give me any tips. I have been thinking about doing the 4 corners thats, Madawaska ME, Key West FL, San Ysidro CA and Blaine WA. I am perhaps a little to old but never mind I will be 67 next.
Once again thank you for so much reading pleasure. Oh did you get work in the end that makes you happy?
Should you be in Germany near Hamburg at any time PM me and I will have a room for you.
Yep, still scribed to your thread
I'm glad you enjoyed the trip.
To answer your question - the only tip I can give you is to put fuel in the bike and follow the front wheel. I set myself no targets (if you are going to do the four corners, you're going to spend a lot of time on freeways/divided highways, which certainly wouldn't be my choice) and when I set off in the morning very often didn't know where I was going to be that evening.
My trip had little to do with motorcycling and much more to do with removing myself from 'normal' society for a few months. Where you go isn't really that important - remember that you'll never be able to see everything. Accept that and relax. The thing that will make your journey - which be utterly different to mine or anyone else's - will be the people you meet.
Thanks MikeO for taking the time to answer, I had almost come to the same conclusion but I was so impressed with your ride I thoight I would ask. I have talked to several people about this and they say do Shenandoah Skyway and Blue Ridge Parkway and the go south through
Texsas and thats what I think I will do. Once again Mike have a good day.
Bump for the nOObs
That was one of the better trips that i have read, wonder how he is going
I retire from the Police in 6 years and tentatively plan on doing 3 to 6 months touring the US, as you did.
Would you mind sharing (pm if you wish), your daily costs for the trip? Motel, food, petrol.
Would you mind also including a rough estimate of your total mileage so I could estimate the cost of running a bike would be?
I know it's 6 years away but I have time to kill this morning and started daydreaming
You are reading the only record of my trip.
I had some money and when it ran out I came home. I kept no track of costs or spending (other than checking my statements at the time). The whole purpose of the trip was not to plan...
The trip was 9 years ago, which means any data would be 15 years out of date by the time your trip starts anyway...
I did 43,000 miles, though, if that's any help...
Have a great trip...
Time flies, it's one of the the reports that made this site.
just like its yesterday must be about time to do it again.
So what have you been up too Mike ?, not getting old like the rest of us I hope
"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst"
And the charming little teen-age daughter we stayed up worrying about all nite is happily married and having a baby.
Excellent - how's her friend doing?
They all made into young adulthood. Amazingly enough.
The change to Xenforo corrupted a lot of the posts here - I've just finished correcting them - please drop me a PM if you find any I may have missed...
Wow does this bring back some memories! What a great ride report, I remember commenting on some old Buick you saw. Hope your well.