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Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« on: April 05, 2017, 01:05:51 pm »
I was planning on leaving sometime in the first 2 weeks of august. Going to ride 3 weeks around NM, CO, UT, AZ before heading towards IN to visit family and then heading to RWTW around September 7th. Even tho I've never ride from florida to NM if I get trailered, I figured i would have an extra week out there. I would chip in gas and beer money. I could also use my truck, but it gets like 8ft to the gallon or that is what it seems like to me. Just throwing it out there.
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 01:15:07 pm »
Rico,
Change up the bike for a more off-road appropriate model and join us for the BDR runs in Co and UT, with a little ID and WY thrown in for good measure. We WILL be hitting some good blacktop in souther CO for sure though!
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 01:24:58 pm »
Love to, but sold my KLR.....Only time this will be going off road will be Mokee Dugway in Utah.
Please send me the info, maybe I can meet up with you all.
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 01:29:47 pm »
Rico,
We fly out to Denver ( thanks to Bill S), on the 11th. Will ride south thru Cortez and into NM then up through CO to ID and WY. Haven't really tried to nail down timing as we aren't gonna be in a rush, just going to have a awesome time and stop when we want to sightsee or eat or whatever. I have a new 1.5 gallon auxilliary tank in the KTM now so no need to carry a fuel container as I have almost 280 mile range now.  :great:

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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 05:01:09 pm »
You getting your bikes shipped out there? I looked at mine getting shipped out there and it would be $500 plus airline ticket. It would be $500 in gas round trip on my truck, but then I would have to cancel visiting family and heading out to RWTW directly, or heading out to Suches early, leaving the truck and heading north for a short stay. Still considering my options.
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 05:05:55 pm »
Rico,
We have arranged for 2 way shipping from depot to depot. $2400 or so for two bikes.  NOT with U-Ship!   :-[

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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 05:37:00 pm »
NM and AZ in August?  Hope you like warm.  Co is better but only if you stay at elevation.  My exp. says you almost always have to come down for something and it can be hot even at 5k amsl  I would do it but by only riding in the mornings mainly. 
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 12:44:25 am »
I don't mind the heat during the day...up to 95 or so, as long as it isn't humid. Its the nights I am worried about. Either too hot to sleep or to cold to live...lol
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 01:01:16 am »
Hotels have A/C!! we will be using them very sparingly to get laundry done and shower once in a while as well. No reason to sweat to death AND not sleep!
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 04:32:42 am »
Bought a C14 and still want to take a long trip on the R1?!

Ill be out west this summer - trailering 3 bikes and a million other things so can't help you get out there but maybe we can hang/ride.

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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 04:54:52 pm »
Bought a C14 and still want to take a long trip on the R1?!

Ill be out west this summer - trailering 3 bikes and a million other things so can't help you get out there but maybe we can hang/ride.

Think about putting bags on your SV and riding like that around the SW! LOL
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 08:38:25 pm »
Ill have it with me ! Praying for a track day and friendly park rangers this summer  :)) Might install a head light and tail light with quick disconnects bc i know ill ride her around the parks. Betty stays home - the SV and MiniZ weigh less combined😱. Also bringing Luna for 2-up riding and will enter her in some bike shows - she's only 400lbs and a blast to ride. All good - i rode my Connie to the west coast twice and once on a klr - shouldnt miss Betty too bad this time around.

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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 11:20:41 pm »
Bought a C14 and still want to take a long trip on the R1?!

Ill be out west this summer - trailering 3 bikes and a million other things so can't help you get out there but maybe we can hang/ride.
Ya'll better keep me posted damhick.
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 01:00:05 pm »
Rico,
We fly out to Denver ( thanks to Bill S), on the 11th.

Matt

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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2017, 01:58:43 pm »
Rico,
We fly out to Denver ( thanks to Bill S), on the 11th.

Matt


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You might find Matt's travel info here:
http://www.airlineforums.com/forums/american-airlines.30/

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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2017, 03:51:09 pm »
Bought a C14 and still want to take a long trip on the R1?!

Ill be out west this summer - trailering 3 bikes and a million other things so can't help you get out there but maybe we can hang/ride.

Can you send me some dates, maybe we can meet up.
There is a possibility I may drive the truck to Albuquerque and do the ride and drive back.
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2017, 04:16:02 pm »
Im working on the calendar now -

So far we will be Tahoe around July 4th cooking for the rich the week before and after.

Utah the weekend of the 12th for the BMW MOA national - omelet bar in the mornings and vending all day each day there.

I am waiting for some replies from other events. There are a couple of jewelry trade shows we are hoping to attend. We want to work every weekend and ride or hike every week day we are out west :great:

We will definitely stay in touch  :beerchug:
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2017, 10:03:35 pm »
We'll be having a regional rally in SLC UT in Sept. :great:
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2017, 10:27:47 am »
Bump.....Fais any news?
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2017, 05:03:31 pm »
Hey guys, I'll be leaving FL around August 2nd and heading up to a skydive event in Western Montana. Was planning a bit more of a Northern route but if it isn't too warm I might consider a little bit of a Southern start. Rico, if you are riding you are welcome to join me. Fais, I'll try to see where you are when I head out and possibly see you on the trip! I'm really looking forward to getting out West again! I am attending the 50th Lost Prairie Boogie in Marion MT. The event goes from Aug 5th to 12th I should be there for most of it but since I'm on the bike I'll miss a few days and will probably tour around a bit during the week.
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2017, 09:13:03 pm »
Hey guys, I'll be leaving FL around August 2nd and heading up to a skydive event in Western Montana. Was planning a bit more of a Northern route but if it isn't too warm I might consider a little bit of a Southern start. Rico, if you are riding you are welcome to join me. Fais, I'll try to see where you are when I head out and possibly see you on the trip! I'm really looking forward to getting out West again! I am attending the 50th Lost Prairie Boogie in Marion MT. The event goes from Aug 5th to 12th I should be there for most of it but since I'm on the bike I'll miss a few days and will probably tour around a bit during the week.
Dave F.

What is your average miles a day? I'm still getting over some bad pain to my elbows after an accident at my old job. I haven't been riding much lately. It's been almost a year since my accident. I also wanted to take the R1, but that is not 100% since my injuries. What part of florida?
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2017, 02:12:27 pm »
I now have a few dental operations planned for June in Ecuador - still heading west for July 4 in Tahoe and various rallies and trade shows after. I would like to see Matt and Dave off on their BDR trip in Aug. Who knows - maybe ride with them or trail behind in my FJ.... even if just for a portion of it.

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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2017, 11:58:31 pm »

What is your average miles a day? I'm still getting over some bad pain to my elbows after an accident at my old job. I haven't been riding much lately. It's been almost a year since my accident. I also wanted to take the R1, but that is not 100% since my injuries. What part of florida?

This is Dave from Fellsmere by the way,
I will probably shoot for around 700 miles a day. Ill probably leave from work in West Palm and shoot for the pan handle on the Aug 2nd if I'm doing a southern route and then head towards Dallas then Denver then on up to Montana. 

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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2017, 12:15:56 am »

What is your average miles a day? I'm still getting over some bad pain to my elbows after an accident at my old job. I haven't been riding much lately. It's been almost a year since my accident. I also wanted to take the R1, but that is not 100% since my injuries. What part of florida?

This is Dave from Fellsmere by the way,
I will probably shoot for around 700 miles a day. Ill probably leave from work in West Palm and shoot for the pan handle on the Aug 2nd if I'm doing a southern route and then head towards Dallas then Denver then on up to Montana.

Dave - any chance Ewa and I get our first jumps out west this summer?!
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Re: Anyone trailering or heading to the SW in August?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2017, 11:57:07 am »


Dave - any chance Ewa and I get our first jumps out west this summer?!

Dude, If you can get to Lost Prairie (Meadow Peak Skydiving) August 5th to 12th I can put you together with one of my jumpmaster friends who will be there. It is quite an event and although I like the view from my home drop zone in Sebastian, the views in Montana are spectacular. I think the two of you would have a great time there!