First motorbike trip to USA: Mexico to Canada in a Multistrada Enduro Pro. Cancelled

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  1. jaumev

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    Hi!
    My name is Jaume, I’m from Barcelona (Spain) and next May-June I’m going to USA for my first motorbike trip in this country. I’m riding solo with a Ducati Multistrada Enduro Pro.

    Ducati Spain lend me a Multistrada Enduro for 6 months last year and seem happy with the experience. I love this bike and asked If I can have it again for this trip. It seems it will be ok so I'm really excited doing the preparations.

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    What I like most is off road but riding alone with this bike I prefer to avoid too technical or deep sandy tracks. I started a post in the trip planning forum to have feedback, so any tips would be very welcome: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/my-first-trip-in-usa-from-mexico-to-canada-any-tips.1272508/

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    I'm sorry I can't help with any trip planning, but I liked your reports when you first got the MTS Enduro, and look forward to hearing about this trip ! :thumb
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    I’m jealous!

    Ducati never loaned me a bike...

    Have fun Jaume!!
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    Thanks guys!

    I know, I understand you are jelaous, I'm a really lucky man!! But I deserve it! :lol3:lol3
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    I have lots of routes on and some off for a good portion of the west up to Canada.
    We can chat some time / set up a web meeting


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  9. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    Last year I basically did Mexico to Canada using the Butler maps BDR series. Starting with Arizona, Utah and Idaho BDR routes. I did it solo as well, on a 2016 Moto Guzzi Stelvio.
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    Thanks @Folgore !!
    Looking the temperatures I think I will start at the end of April so it will be less hot in the south. My idea is to ride in some dirt tracks in Mojave desert, Death Valley... hot places!
    So, I will arrive in the end of May to the north when probably the high roads will be closed.
    I'll finish the trip in Sun Valley where my cousins live and return to Salt Lake City to leave to Barcelona.
    This will be a good excuse to have a trip to Canada and Alaska another time. ;)
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    Are those paper maps? Do you know where I can find maps for Garmin GPS?
    Your bike looks great!!

    Ye I have been in Utah once and I fall in love!! But I was in a car.
    This is why my dream was to return in a bike trip.

    This pic is the Shaffer trail to Canyonlands, right? I did it in a Jeep. Amacing!! :beer
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    Doing it a little later in the season to ride in the mountains is something to consider. Some high altitude passes are closed through May.

    Of course, as you say - reason for another trip!
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    I know... I think I must choose: too hot or too cold.
    I live near the mountains (Pyrenees). The south of USA is very different to what I know. This is why I think I will stay in there instead to try to go to Glacier NP or the Canada border.
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    You can purchase maps here http://ridebdr.com/ you can download tracks for free from the same site that will work in your Garmin.
    Good call on the Shaffer Switchbacks! You are 100% correct. That was taken from the top of the switchbacks.
    My wife was so intrigued with the pictures from the ride, we took our motorhome this fall to southern Utah and drove the switchbacks in our "toad". We got a lot of strange looks from the folks in Jeeps!
    The Utah BDR alone is worth the trip. I've done it three times and would do it again in a minute! IMG_0375.JPG IMG_0384.JPG IMG_0375.JPG IMG_0384.JPG
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    Thanks!
    Here in Europe we have topografic maps for garmin. I'm looking for a general USA Map were I can plan the trip.
    I was I Utah a couple of years ago with my wife and she doesn't enjoy the Shaffer Switchbacks at all!! hahaha! But I love to do it again in bike. The White Rim in Canyonlads too.
    Yes Utah worth it!
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    My wife didn't like it either! We came in from the bottom and went up. If we did it downhill she would of had a heart attack!
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    Mine was nearly going out of the car!! :rofl:rofl
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    Right?! :clap:imaposer
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    Sounds brilliant! I've ridden DV twice in August in 117 degree heat, a little bit toasty! I rode through Idaho and Ketchum last year (3000 mile road ride). Let me find some maps that I have saved online. I will post hyperlinks for you then we can chat.


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    117 degree!!! I'll die!
    Thanks!! I have some cousins in Sun Valley so don't worry if you can't find the maps.
    Cheers!
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