Riding Across America - 1 girl, 1 Triumph Bonneville, 19 728km

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LadyCruiser, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi Guy's,
    I'm Weronika (Veronica).
    After my previous trip - Riding Across Europe on 125cc motorbike ( here you can find thread ) I decide to realize my next dream... adventure across North America.
    I quit my job and I want to live my dream for next few weeks.

    This time I will ride on Triumph Bonneville.

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    I hope I'll have opportunity to meet some of You while my trip.
    That's my map & I'll start my adventure from South ;)

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    Ohhh and I would like to thank few members of ADV Family of being true inspiration for me: kerncountykid, Cariboostrom and ruffntuff thanks for sharing your diaries :clap

    More about Riding Across America you can find on twitter: https://twitter.com/RidingAcross and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RidingAcrossAmerica pls like them and share to your motorcycle friends :norton

    best,
    Weronika
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  2. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    Awesome:clap
    And when does this adventure begin for you?
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  3. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    hi tjzondrz,
    23th of Aprili I'll land in NYC ;)
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  4. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    Hello Veronica,
    Welcome to the USA when you arrive.
    If you are going to be in the eastern Pennsylvania area,feel free to give my a call.Perhaps we could ride in the hills of Pa.If you would need a garage & tools for whatever reason,mine is available for you to use.There is also a Triumph dealer near by.
    Also,I make the best Prime Rib- North of the South Pole.:deal
    Best regards,
    Tim.
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  5. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Hi Ladycruise.

    This looks good, but hang on where's the Van Van ? :D

    Cheers
    Potski :freaky
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  6. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    I surely hope to be able to change your route after New Orleans. Will be keeping an eye out for you.
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  7. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Hope the plan is to ride that route clockwise. Your waypoints are arranged to make it look like you are heading N out of NYC, which would be ill advised, especially this year. The NE part of the U.S. has had a terribly cold winter, and we are currently running temperatures 20-30 degrees colder than normal.

    Ride safe and have fun! Do explore the back roads, and avoid the cities. The REAL culture is in the countryside, aside from a few cities, one is no different then the next.
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  8. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    Ride safe and have fun! Do explore the back roads, and avoid the cities. The REAL culture is in the countryside, aside from a few cities, one is no different then the next.[/QUOTE]

    +1
    I'll second that motion.Great advice.
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  9. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi Potski!
    VanVan found new owner :shog
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  10. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi Richard!
    Don't look at the order of waypoints. From New York I will ride south (clockwise) :nod

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  11. SouthernCruizer

    SouthernCruizer Just Ride!!

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    Hi Weronica :)
    I see that your route thru Texas takes you north..you might wanna re-think it. You'll be missing the great riding in the Texas hill country if you don't stay further south. Google Twisted Sisters (also known as 3 Sisters) roads....best in texas!
    Good luck and God Speed.
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  12. oilers

    oilers Adventurer

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    Hi Veronica
    I'm in Edmonton, shoot me a pm if you're looking for any help while coming through. Peter.
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  13. Moose1050

    Moose1050 Explorer

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    Make sure to check out cherohala skyway and us129/ tail of the dragon while your in tn/nc! I'm taking a trip to tn early July feel free to pm me if your in the area around that time. Good luck!
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  14. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Thanks for the link to here!
    Good luck and remember
    post pics. :D
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  15. mtnlvnmelis

    mtnlvnmelis n00b

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    AND the Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway through VA on your way to the tail of the dragon. :)
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  16. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Look forward to your ride report! If you pass through Western Massachusetts and need a place to stay, tools, etc., feel free to email or pm me. Wife and I always enjoy having visitors from other countries! have a wonderful and safe ride!
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  17. Moose1050

    Moose1050 Explorer

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    Yes! im riding both on my way down to tail of the dragon this summer! cant wait
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  18. Deah

    Deah WonderingButNotLost

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    Looks like the makings of an awesome RR! :lurk
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  19. pjm204

    pjm204 Long timer

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    You've got a place to stay in Philadelphia if you'd like or I'd be happy to ride along with you depending on when you're in my area. Just shoot me a PM
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  20. ride4321

    ride4321 Long timer

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    Looking forward to reading about your trip. Let me know when you're in upstate NY and I'll show you around.
    Don't know if you post on Triumphrat.net but if not might be worth logging in. Lot's of good people there (like here) that'll be more than happy to help you out along the way. Looks like you'll be a week or two late for the Ozark Mt. RatRaid.
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