North Carolina to California / December 2012

Discussion in 'Americas' started by shezada, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. shezada

    shezada n00b

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    North Carolina to California
    This is a bit last minute, but I've got a about 11 days off from work and am planning to do cross country Starting in Raleigh, NC and ending in San Diego, Ca. I wanted to put it out there to see if anyone was up for joining for all or part of the trip. My “planned” itinerary is below. I've kept the daily miles short so I could enjoy some of the attractions / sites on the way (Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Roswell, etc..)
    As for myself, I’m pretty easy going and get along with most everyone. I’ve done a NY to California (about 10k miles roundtrip) a few years ago. I ride smart / responsibly. Picking up an 2005 R1150 GSA is pain (especially with fully loaded cases).

    Day Destinations
    Friday, Dec 21 Raleigh, NC
    Saturday, Dec 22 Knoxville, TN
    Sunday, Dec 23 BIRMINGHAM, AL
    Monday, Dec 24 Jackson, MS
    Tuesday, Dec 25 Shreveport, LA
    Wednesday, Dec 26 Fort Worth, TX
    Thursday, Dec 27 Lubbock, TX
    Friday, Dec 28 Las Cruces, NM
    Saturday, Dec 29 Tucson, AZ
    Sunday, Dec 30 Yuma, AZ
    Monday, Dec 31 San Diego, CA


    My email is shezada@hotmail.com
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  2. 35xj

    35xj Been here awhile

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    cool, headed out from asheville on a similar trip mid january. good luck!
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  3. shezada

    shezada n00b

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    Nice, you up for syncing for any part of that route?
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  4. 98stage2

    98stage2 Adventurer

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    :lurk

    Subscribing, so keep up posted. I did my undergrad work at UT so give Knoxville a hug for me as you ride through! And if you have the chance, a picture of your bike in front of Neyland stadium should be kick ass. :freaky
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  5. DestinationUnknown

    DestinationUnknown Been here awhile

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    I am doing a several week ride starting sometime in January, heading west leaving from Tenn. I plan to stay south as much as possible, visiting Big Bend in Texas, NM , AZ, CA Coast. Considering Baja instead of going north that time of the year. Camping as much as possible. That is the plan so far. It will unfold as I go. Weather controls a lot of this. Good luck on your ride.
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  6. junedog

    junedog Adventurer

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    If you were going a week or so later I would love to join you but my 80 year old mother would not like me being out of town (Knoxville) for Christmas. Enjoy your trip.
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  7. shezada

    shezada n00b

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    Look like I have a revised itinerary....

    Day Destinations
    Thursday, Dec 20 Fairfax, VA
    Friday, Dec 21 Raleigh, NC
    Saturday, Dec 22 Knoxville, TN
    Sunday, Dec 23 BIRMINGHAM, AL
    Monday, Dec 24 Jackson, MS
    Tuesday, Dec 25 Shreveport, LA
    Wednesday, Dec 26 Fort Worth, TX
    Thursday, Dec 27 Lubbock, TX
    Friday, Dec 28 Las Cruces, NM
    Saturday, Dec 29 Tucson, AZ
    Sunday, Dec 30 Yuma, AZ
    Monday, Dec 31 San Diego, CA

    Lets hope everything goes to plan.
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  8. shezada

    shezada n00b

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    yeah no worries; nothing is more important than family around the holidays
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  9. shezada

    shezada n00b

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    Yeah I am hoping to see some sights as along the way. Last time I ran in to some interesting people too; sometimes the destinations make the journey too
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  10. DestinationUnknown

    DestinationUnknown Been here awhile

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    Are you making a return trip after reaching San Diego? Or is this a permanent move?
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  11. Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Dr. Hfuhruhurr n00b

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    Noob on the site, and relatively new to riding. I'm planning to do a similar trip in January myself, from near Charlotte, NC.
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  12. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    I'm also planning to leave Charlotte sometime in January. Although I had no destination in mind, anywhere but across the south seems too chilly to camp.
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  13. jrsride2002

    jrsride2002 Adventurer

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    Lemme know if you are showing up on time.
    Be glad to buy you a round in San Diego! :freaky

    ~Junior
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