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Where to go on a road trip... I’m trying to decide where to go on a 12 days road trip in US in may, just can’t decide if I should aim for NY to Miami or route 66 from Denver to L-A or travel around in California… so much to see. I have been to US several (I’m from Sweden) times but only seen the major cities and often on work trips. Seems to be pretty easy to hire the bike and arrange all the logistic stuff but decide on where to go is a hard nut to crack. Any tips or recommendations is most appreciated. Br
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As much as I'd like to, I can't recommend Florida for your trip if you're not coming to one of the big Daytona bike events in March and October. Yes, there's some interesting things to see, but the riding here is mostly flat, straight roads. I took a car trip on Route 66 and it was much more interesting than Florida or the US East Coast will ever be. IMHO.
 

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It's hard to go wrong by looping through Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion Parks.
 

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My Favourite!

..is Florence Ave, in Los Angeles, between Broadway & La Cienega. Makes Paris to Dakar look like a cake walk. Don't forget to pack some heat.

Thrilling, and please stop at Oklahoma SmokeAroma at Normandy for some Hot Links & chicken! Mmm Mmm.

Reginald Denny gives it four stars.
 

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Where to go on a road trip... I'm trying to decide where to go on a 12 days road trip in US in may, just can't decide if I should aim for NY to Miami or route 66 from Denver to L-A or travel around in California… so much to see. I have been to US several (I'm from Sweden) times but only seen the major cities and often on work trips. Seems to be pretty easy to hire the bike and arrange all the logistic stuff but decide on where to go is a hard nut to crack. Any tips or recommendations is most appreciated. Br
Dan
Start in L.A. and do this route. I highly recommend it.

http://www.motorcycle.com/events/longrides-southwest-romp-2825.html
 

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Road Trip

My childhood buddy and I are turning 50 next year and we have permission from our wives to take ten days and go riding. He lives in Italy but has visited frequently and seen lots of areas, a bit like yourself.
My plan ( copyrighted!)is to rent two Harleys in Seattle (I'm an Eaglerider fan) next summer and ride one way to Chicago. I did parts of this trip years ago.
You avoid obvious landmarks and tourist traps, and get to see trees and desert in Washington, mountains in Idaho and western Montana, the classic plains of Nebraska and the Dakotas, rolling hills of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and fly home form the world's busiest ( craziest) airport.
Its a thought, and I hope different. Giovanni has already agreed. Feel free to adapt to your needs.
PS I think MO has gone west too with this new impossible-to-locate-anything format.
 

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If you're starting from Seattle I'd go through Glacier National Park for some scenic wonderfulness, then tour the Little Bighorn Battlefield for some lessons in tactical errors against a superior force, loop around into Cody Wyoming for a really good firearms museum and general neat little town. Then travel west into Yellowstone National Park, out the North gate and continue on to Chicago.

That's how I'd do it, you get some incredible scenery and some US History to boot.
 

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Find a nearby crossroad. Take an empty beer-bottle to it, set it in the middle (check for traffic, if possible first!) and give 'im a Hefty Spin. Ride down the road it points to for six days, turn-around and then ride back.

You won't be disappointed.
 

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I think you are part of growing trend of folks that are happy being single...More power to you...We envy you. The rest of us let our wives carry our balls in their purse.
 

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Okay then...

I just can't ever imagine a scenario where I would ask permission to do anything. Perhaps that's why I remain unmarried. :D
.. I guess you don't wait for green lights then. That would be waiting for permission. And just jump out of the dentist chair anytime you want because, you know, who needs the dentist's permission. And I'm sure you just tell the IRS to fock off all the time too.
 

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I heard a great ride from Seattle is the North Cascades Highway.. I did it in my car a long time ago ...Destination Highways lists in in the top 2 or 3 in WA state
 

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200-300 KM?? You do realize how big the US is, don't you? You won't be able to see ANYTHING going only 300 km a day.

Just to give you an idea, I live in San Diego. My *day rides* down here -- up into the mountains to the east and back home -- typically are more than 300 km. If I wanted to go someplace for a trip, for example to Las Vegas, I'd need to ride about 550 km at the LEAST. The US is immense, especially in the west.
 

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Start in Phoenix. Catch Highway 89. Ride it north. You can detour to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and then head through the Rockies to Yellowstone. Think 400 miles a day average.

Avoid the east coast. Way too crowded and too many cops.
 
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