Waffle House run from San Diego to Phoenix

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  1. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Waffle House run from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>San Diego</st1:place></st1:City> to <st1:City><st1:place>Phoenix</st1:place></st1:City>.
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    Not too much to say here. I have had a craving for the Waffle House since I can usually only get it when I visit family in <st1:country-region><st1:place>Georgia</st1:place></st1:country-region>, and the closest ones are in the <st1:City><st1:place>Phoenix</st1:place></st1:City> area. It was time to get off my ass and ride! Took the week off from work to relax and ride. Monday morning I headed out with a stop in Calexico to take care of some stuff there, then continued out to <st1:City><st1:place>Phoenix</st1:place></st1:City> to eat! After the Waffle House I headed to Tonapah for the night. Up early Tuesday morning for a great ride home. Stopped in Quartzite for breakfast, quick stop in Glamis, and a break in Ocotillo Wells.
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    740 miles traveled
    8 gas stops
    13 gallons of gas used
    60.6mpg Average
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  2. Ice G

    Ice G Brand n00b

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    Well how were the waffles?
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  3. Fireman1000

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    Scattered, smothered, covered baby!
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  4. Morgan Steele

    Morgan Steele Been here awhile

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    Great post. Thanks for the photos.

    I wouldn't make a Waffle House run. But, you're inspiring me to make a run to Neptune's Net in Malibu. I haven't done that in a while.

    Next time, post when you're coming out. We'll meet for waffles. Have a safe trip home!
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  5. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Just a jpg image of the route:
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  6. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Legendary!

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  7. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    I didn't get that crazy or go with the chili since I was unsure of plumbing facility would be available that night!

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  8. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    I will probably do this again when I can stretch it out to few days. Will let you know and thanks for the offer!

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  9. muskieken

    muskieken Been here awhile

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    can relate to trips for food craving's
    took a trip from NY to Vegas (by plane ) just to get a double double at
    in-n-out bugger.
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  10. MATTJH

    MATTJH AARG Pirate

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    When I get a craving, It's a ride from Phx. to Barstow for a Tommy's chili cheese burger/chili cheese fries.
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  11. F800ekelley

    F800ekelley Adventurer

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    How was the ride out of the valley which route did u feel was safer? Was the wind blowing in palm springs area? How did the bike fair, planing this ride in a month any notes tips?
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  12. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    It's good to see someone else who's desire to clog their veins and ambition for a long ride go hand in hand.

    I'm feelin' In-n-Out, and I live by Milwaukee... :evil
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  13. steve_k

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    Hi there,

    I skipped going through the Palm Springs area and went around the south side of the Salton Sea on the 78 west from Blythe to Ramona. But the winds in Palm Springs and along the 10 can be bad at times. Rode through there once on my SV650 last year with 40+mph gusts and it wasn't pretty.

    This was the first long ride I have done on this bike and I was very happy with it. Plus it was the first time to try out my new luggage and the new Seat Concepts seat that I got a few months ago. And I must say the seat was a 1000x better than the stock seat. The factory seat was an ass breaker on 300+ mile days and the Seat Concepts was great for a 425 mile day followed by a 325 mile day.

    Where are you going and coming from on your trip? I'm sure many here could give some tips.
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  14. F800ekelley

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    Thanks for the info I will be riding from scottsdale to orange county north part. By the sounds of it a windshield and seat would be a wise investment I have a F800gs stock seat which is go for a 5 mile ride. Would u say to take the 8 or the 10 there? Any pointers or side trails. Would be nice. I hear parts of the 10 are really bad to be on a bike but the 60 seems like a fun ride just a lot of trucks
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  15. Warren

    Warren Been here awhile

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    Great ride Steve!

    Thanks for sharing!
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  16. PishPosh

    PishPosh n000000b

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    :lol3

    I live five minutes from an in-n-out and get cravings all the time
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  17. PishPosh

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    To the O.P., ever try Roscoes chicken and waffles? I never tried house of waffles, but if you like waffles you might enjoy Roscoe's, plus it's closer to home.

    Thanks for the report btw :freaky
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  18. Ratchdaddy

    Ratchdaddy Been here awhile

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    I Love Me Some Waffle House. I'm grew up in Kentucky and any time I am back East I make it a point to hit up a WH. Next time you get the urge hit me up and I will meet you down by the Salton Sea on the way.
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  19. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    I have wanted to try Roscoe... Worth the ride?!?!?!

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  20. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Another fan! Will let you know.

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