Indianapolis-Colorado Springs- Vegas- 29 Palms- Long Beach

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by nickgindy, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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    For the last 4 years justanotherguy (Adam) and I have been going on a road trip every Summer. The first 2 years we just went down to the Smokey Mountains and rode the roads there. Last year we did an east coast trip and went to Virginia Beach, the Smokies, then to Nashville, TN. This year we had originally planned to go to Colorado Springs and then into Montana to see some friends of mine I was in the Air Force with and then up to Going to the Sun Road. Well come to find out their guard weekend is the weekend we would arrive so I cam up with a plan B. I figured we touched the east coast last year we should probably touch the West coast. I randomly have a friend in 29 Palms and a friend in Long Beach so.. seems like a hell of a trip now. I'm going to do an active ride report and of course post some pictures and videos along the way. We are leaving Indianapolis Aug 31 and planning on returning September 13-15 time frame. I'm figuring we see a good 4500-5000 miles this trip. That's 7242-8046km for the ones using that system.

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    2012 BMW F650gs
    FZ1 ( I forget his year. He can chime in later if he wants. )
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  2. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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  3. Loose Nut

    Loose Nut wannabe

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  4. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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  5. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    This should be good, I'm in.
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  6. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    waiting....................:ddog
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  7. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    A buddy and I rode to San Deigo thru Vegas North to Montery then back to Lexiington, Ky. back in '77. The mileage was 8000.
    Don't be to suprised to see your mileage blow past your estimates.
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  8. Kevinj110

    Kevinj110 पवित्र गाय

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    Why?
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  9. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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    Merica. That is why.
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  10. oldschoolsdime92

    oldschoolsdime92 Adventurer

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    sounds like a good time!:clap
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  11. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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    lol brandt you still have your s10forum.com name
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  12. Kevinj110

    Kevinj110 पवित्र गाय

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    This is bursting with merka win.
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  13. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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    Got my routes all done to Long Beach. I can't wait to start posting some pictures while on the ride.
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  14. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    :lurk I'm in!

    Can't wait to see how this turns out for you guys!
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  15. jdfog2

    jdfog2 Been here awhile

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    Subscribed and waiting :)
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  16. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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    Today is the day of departure. My g/f has been crying all morning (:rofl) and BMW still has my bike. Otherwise I'm ready besides needing to do an oil change and load the bike up.
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  17. nickgindy

    nickgindy Doing it Wrong

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    Day 1 but Ill call it warm up day. We only did about 250+- miles today. We didnt end up hitting the road until about 2000hrs(Im using military time for the stories and time lines). We just took i70 west so it was boring and uneventful. We stopped just east of missouri for the night. We didnt want to chance out luck of not finding a decent hotel in St louis. Nelly made a rap song about st louis so we better stay away. now for a few pictures. nothing to great yet. .... yet!
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  18. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Ok, here we go...............
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  19. szramer

    szramer Been here awhile

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    subscribed and waiting :deal
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  20. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap:clap Sounds to be a neat ride. Will be one of the people following you also. I had started on a trip to San Diego and up the Coast but a deer encounter on a West Texas backroad in the Davis Mountains ended that trip till next year. Sigh!
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