Do you have places you avoid?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by A2OD, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. charapa

    charapa Been here awhile

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    I agree! Skip the highways... ESPECIALLY the !@#$%^&* Panamerican Highway thru South America! :puke1
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  2. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Lol, well most of it anyway. About an hour out of Columbus it gets interesting, but then you're damn near out of the state.

    BTW, Canadian joke here, did you hear about the Newfy truck drivers who were excited about Quebec seceding from Canada? It would be so much faster to get to Ontario!

    Ba-zing!
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  3. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Did that last week:clap Well avoided Chicago and the central plains coming back from Newfoundland by going N of Lake Superior and to Wyoming then S to New Mexico:D.
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  4. ta-rider

    ta-rider Returned from Africa

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    Well sometimes you cant avoid big citys if you have to visit a embassy to get the visa for your next country there. Sometimes you cant also avoid countrys if you have to cross them. Otherwise i would recomend everybody to avoid nigeria were i got attacked and angola:

    http://afrikamotorrad.eu/?report=en_transafrika
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  5. A2OD

    A2OD Adventurer

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    Thanks for all your replies. Seems like everyone avoids similar places. I try to avoid british countryside roads as I have had too many near misses although I love going to London and have nearly broken my back a few times.

    Would love to hear more as I am hoping to hit the road late next year for a year long trip.
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  6. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    I try to avoid anything that may put me in stop and go traffic. Boring and dangerous. Also try to avoid being late. Leave early and give yourself time to explore backroads and enjoy the views and places most people miss.
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  7. St.Stan

    St.Stan Been here awhile

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    If in California, avoid:

    1. The entire San Joaquin Valley, especially in summer

    2. Everything south of the Tehachapis
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  8. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Been here awhile

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    St. Louis. I get arrested there almost every time I go through.
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  9. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Good to know. Anything more specific you'd like to add?
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  10. zeroblah

    zeroblah Snot nosed kid

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  11. Geolander

    Geolander Scruffy Nerf Herder

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    Well if I had a choice, I'd steer clear of America. That place is a shit hole.

    Nothing but ass holes and fat chicks.

    ...and road cyclists.

    FUCK 'EM!

    :rofl
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  12. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Been here awhile

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    The first time it was because I asked a cop what time it was and thanked him when he told me. Probable cause was my suspicious use of manners (seriously). It's been downhill from there.
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  13. RTLover

    RTLover Long timer

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    Where are you planning to go? To the EU for starters, I suppose, based on your location now. Instead of where to avoid, I'd point you toward where to go. :ear
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  14. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    When I'm heading west, I wish I could find a good way to avoid Houston. Its just like a big blister on the ass.
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  15. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    trying to ride accross Texas in general is a big blister.... :D
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  16. kojack06

    kojack06 Been here awhile

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    Any city run into the ground by the Demo-Nazis. Detroit is a good example.
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  17. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    I do this too. Better scenery, fewer people to deal with, generally friendlier people to deal with when you do need to deal with people.

    In general, I avoid cities when I can. I don't like being places where there is a high concentration of people.
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  18. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    I avoid interstates, large cities, and anywhere in the Northeast. To a lesser extent I try to avoid states that don't have the courtesy to honor my CCW with reciprocity.

    Occasionally I have to go into towns on a trip to get oil, a tire, beer, etc. Otherwise I try to keep it as rural as possible.
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  19. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Interstates.
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  20. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Been here awhile

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    I avoid Texas for this reason.
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