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Need help planning South florida to Seattle motorcycle trip late April early may 2020

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Kmendez, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    Need help Planning a cross country trip south florida to Seattle Bmw gs1200
    2 weeks 14 full days
    One way trip and shipping back.
    South florida to Nashville area planning completed
    Need help best way west until Colorado
    Then riding Colorado in late April early may? Crossing thru Utah to Wyoming or Idaho?
    Any recommendations along the way
    Which areas to avoid
    Which ones not to avoid
    Thanks

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  2. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer Supporter

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    There will still be some snow in the high country. You'll be fine, unless you're not.
    Have some sort of backup plan for crossing the Rockies. Stay south of I40 if it's raining. I might suggest staying south in NM, AZ to California, then up the coast.
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  3. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    Thanks
    So basically avoid all the cool mountains
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  4. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Lots of warm mountains with great roads in Arkansas. Then take 40 across with option to drop further south into Texas. The Texas hill country has lots of great riding.

    Rod
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  5. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    I wonder how would the
    Covid 19 situation would affect my travels
    Wonder if it will
    Be possible to travel
    Among states for not work related travel ?
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  6. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    You're right. We should all sell our bikes, sit at home, and wait for the TV to tell us its ok to come out.

    Man, grip it and rip it. :D Plan ahead. Bring a sleeping bag. Don't plan on staying at hotels. Take extra fuel and some packets of Ramen.
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  7. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    Some of us hate camping
    I do like hotels
    A good shower after a long day of riding
    A warm meal and a Gin and tonic every night
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  8. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Sometimes the "TV" is right, in this case it may well tell you your not allowed to be where your thinking about. I'm sure no worrywart but I know when not to travel extended trips.
    Back to planning for "whenever": I say I-40 to Ozark mtns., do some of the better roads there then reserve the rest of the time for CO where you'll easily spend it all w/o TX hill country. I've been the hillcountry and found it "nice" but mostly as a contrast to many other parts of TX I don't much care for. I'm not hating on TX just an opinion to allot ones time.
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  9. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Campgrounds have showers, food is sold here & there. Gin tastes like medicine, maybe it cures something? I don't like hotels much nor high cost of a stop. You meet nice people in CG's whereas in a hotel it's not so social other than a bar,etc.. I don't prepare meals when I camp on two wheels, tent, bed shower and ride to food or walk if possible. But I have done so in past.
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  10. oneway

    oneway Tehachapi CA

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    Change your departure date to 2021. The likelihood of you traveling in April is remote.
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  11. eakins

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    I would not be doing this trip as of now, things are getting worse and places more restrictive and leary of foreigners.
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