You've got $2000 to spend and an open calendar. What trip would you plan in North America?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by WhereverIMayRoam, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. WhereverIMayRoam

    WhereverIMayRoam Roamer, Wanderer....

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    I'm curious to see how many different routes and trip plans you can come up with?

    No real rules other than you've already got a bike, your gear and as much time off as you need. We'll pretend you have no other obligations such as bills or family to contend with.

    Blow it all in a few days or spread it out as long as you possibly can.

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  2. PittsDriver

    PittsDriver Fuse lit.... Supporter

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    I'd ride the TAT to Oregon, the PCH down to connect with Baja and take it as far as I could, then turn around and do it all in reverse back to the east coast. That's North America. If I really had no time pressure at all, I'd definitely head off around the world by riding to the west coast of the US and porting over to Russia/Mongolia and just keep going - and not worry about how much money I had. That would work itself out along the way.
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  3. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    A short one.
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  5. shrederscott

    shrederscott Long timer

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    Just did 10 days for about $1,200....so 2K would get me a 16 day trip

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  6. Roktman

    Roktman Been here awhile

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    CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL , then back Through death Valley , Death valley to Joshua tree on the back highways ,Joshua tree to anza borrego, anza borrego to idawyild then Santa rose mountain then a 10 day Baja tour, yup that’s what I’d do
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    Bighammer49686 Been here awhile

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    MotoGP in Texas next week. :clap
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  8. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Not much to go on?
    Are you doing 5 star hotels or camping? Are you avoiding cities or pointed toward them? Will you do anything besides ride-like hike, fish, whatever? Type of scenery? Canada, Alaska, Mexico, USA/lower48 only? Time of year?

    Ya gotta say more as $2,000 will get me anywhere named above if I do this my way.
    That's a lot of gasoline & food but not much hotel money.
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  9. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    No, how you spend the $2K is up to you. Camp if you want, five star it if you want.
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  10. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    I live in Michigan and crossing the plains is something I don't care to do unless it's a major trip like Alaska. (That's what I did last year) So, I would head east to the Appalachians, Alleghenys, Poconos and White Mts. I budget $100 a day. I usually spend less than that if camping. I occasionally, but rarely, spend more than that when I can't find a fairly cheap motel. That will give me 20 days of pure fun. There's a lot of good riding in that area.

    Be Well! KKORO
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  11. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    The OP asked questions.
    I wasn't doing HIS trip?
    I'll say it again, the OP left this so large it doesn't entertain easy answers.
    Riding (only) east of the Mississippi is kinda restrictive? :lol2 Some of my favorite places are elsewhere...
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  12. jonz

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    I always figure to spend around $50/day for gas, food, and beer. I like to camp but a hotel room once or twice a week is good. With no hotels, I've got 40 days. So make it an even month and that leaves me with 5 nights in a $100 a night hotels. I'd take 2 weeks and ride the Continental Divide Ride north and take the Idaho BDR (mostly) south to the Nevada BDR and ride that south until it got too hot. Then head home. That should be around a month
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  13. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    As Kantukid said " that is a lot of gas and food"

    Maybe 10 days in the East, up to 20 days in the West and even longer in Mexico.

    I can get by on fifty dollars a day for essentials, but there are always extra expenses. I just have to have some pie once in a while. Laundry pops up on a long trip. Museum fees, Bunny Ranches.
    You know the stuff that makes a trip memorable.​
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  14. John F

    John F Been here awhile

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    TransLabrador Road, James Bay Road and all the side roads, including the TransTaiga Road to the end. On to Windigo Lake, Kinoosao, Stony Rapids, up to Yellowknife, the Liard Highway over to the AlCan, up the Campbell to the Nahanni Range Road and North Canol Road, then the Dempster to Tuk, and then the Haul Road to Prudhoe Bay.

    Then in the second week...
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  15. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    I'd plan well and stay longer in places.
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  16. Strong Bad

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    Heart of the West Adventure Loop: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/heart-of-the-west-adv-roundabout.845500/

    We did it a year after we did the Continental Divide Ride and although there are similarities in a very few areas, @byways does a great job of not just getting from place to place but using the best routes to get to awesome places!

    The nice thing about the loop is that you can venture off where ever you want and rejoin the loop after your detour.
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  17. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Without reading all 78 pages to find out- what's the overall level of difficulty for the Heart of the West roundabout?
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  19. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Thanks for the motherload of info.! I may now need to read the w-h-o-l-e thinggggggg.... and some more.
    Retirement becomes a time enough for everything period which is limited mostly by time, health and money less so.
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  20. eakins

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    Easy to maybe medium.
    Tony rides a loaded KLR and he's not an ex A level racer. He chose traveling back roads to explore and show off the area.
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