Do you have places you avoid?

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

  1. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones AdventureDeficitDisorder

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    I try to avoid Interstates and any room with a TV in it.
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  2. dr_54

    dr_54 n00b

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    In addition to any metropolitan area and toll roads, I avoid McDonald's at all costs.

    I suppose that makes me un-American or something.
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  3. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    ...anywhere east of I-25 or south of I-40.

    In addition to large cities - popular National Parks (in the South 48, that is. When I cross the road in front of my house I'm in the largest - Wrangell-St Elias), and twisties in deer country at night.

    Also avoid camping along salmon streams when I see bear tracks or poop, or on a road or trail that is too rough or muddy for me to outrun a grizzly.
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  4. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Dallas.
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  5. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Might as well make that all of West Texas and a whole bunch of Oklahoma as well:puke1
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  6. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Charles DeGaule (CDG) International Airport, France, would be my NUMBER ONE!
    Those people lose my baggage EVERY firkin time I simply pass through.

    And coming in second has to be Chicago O'Hare.
    Why does every connection include a passage through the tunnel of lights and weird sounds? What they say about Chicago is doubly true for O'Hare, in that there are just two seasons: Winter and Construction.
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  7. LifeScribe

    LifeScribe Canadian

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    Just my POV-- parts of the midwest are gorgeous-- but many others are just not. Take Indiana-- it's cornfield after cornfield-- might be worth skipping that state :)

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  8. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Or Cleveland.
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  9. mefly2

    mefly2 Long timer

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    I Try to avoid the interstates ... loaded with cagers and cruisers ...
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  10. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    I avoid... Shopping malls, banks, India, police stations, New Jersey, and clowns.
    And asparugus.
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  11. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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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?
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  12. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    I agree and have said so to other riders. Just get your gas and get out. Bad vibes.
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  13. Billy Shears

    Billy Shears Adventurer

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    Avoid any and all national restaraunts - only go to local, mom & pop cafes and diners when traveling. Also avoid all ER's.
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  14. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    My mother-in-laws...
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  15. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Poor native community that has lost 1/2 its' population since 1960??
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  16. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    pavement...
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  17. double_entendre

    double_entendre Ticking away the....

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    How many do you have?

    Mexico and Kansas are on my flyover list.
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  18. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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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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  19. Thorgrim

    Thorgrim Used'ta could

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    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. :rofl
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  20. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    Any large, urban inner city!
    Deer country after dark.
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