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Offline ron203

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2018, 08:24:52 pm »
So, which bike are you taking?
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2018, 09:17:34 pm »
taking my 03 C10

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2018, 09:44:19 pm »
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2018, 01:19:27 am »
Great idea Harry!!
You just had to ride fast to make the fuels stops sooner so you could just stay on the sugar high :great:

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2018, 07:09:59 pm »
Another thing to think about is the type of meals that you eat during the day while riding. Don't eat burgers and fries for lunch or other heavy food, instead have a salad. About an hour after eating the heavy food you will start to get sleepy on the bike. Not good!  :-\ Your system is working overtime to break down your lunch. Remember what happens to you at work after a big lunch! The drowsies set in. With a salad, your body doesn't work extra hard to break down your lunch and you don't get the drowsies. I read this in one of my magazines long ago and it does work. But, those burgers and fries are sure tempting. Have a really good supper instead. Enjoy your ride and come home safe.  ;)

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2018, 11:35:37 am »
When I'm traveling I eat actual meals only twice a day. Get up and get going for a while and then have a big late "breakfast", maybe some snacks/trailmix when I stop for stretching and/or beverage (non-alcoholic) and then later an evening meal. We get by with less expense and more available time to do things or travel time. I'm not a "food conneseour" (where's spell check when you need/want it?). I enjoy good food but basically can eat to live, not live to eat.
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2018, 12:06:48 am »
So planning a big ride this summer with a friend and at this point I have the time off and should be able to easily keep enough time off on the books. First hurdle cleared, second is planning the route which has evolved to version 4.0 but looks like we are dialed in fairly close. Third is where to sleep, I got it set up for 2 nights with friends along the way and 2 nights at hotels, and the other 12 nights are camping so still will need to call and make reservations.

So most of the logistics are dialed in, now just got to figure out how to pay for the trip these are my figures:

Fuel   $600.00  (35 fill ups at $15 bucks each then rounded up)
Food   $650.00  ($40 a day for 16 days..10 for bfast and 15 for lunch and 15 for dinner average)
Campsites   $300.00 ($40 a night x 12 nights but it's split between 2 of us)
Hotel   $200.00   (each planned hotel is under $100 a night again divided by 2)
Nick Nacks   $100.00  (Gotta get souvenirs and s*** for the kids and my Girlfriend)
Emergency   $500.00  (Replace a tire, tent, air mattress...etc)
MISC   $200.00   (Should be enough for extra unknowns, tolls, ferry's...)
Margin $382     (added 15% to the total above as margin of error, fuel prices, extra taxes...)

So my question is does this seem like a good base to those that have done long rides similar to this? Or am I just way off in my thinking?




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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2018, 12:08:42 am »
All that is more thinking than I do at work  :beerchug:
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2018, 02:35:32 pm »
Your trip sounds great!
I’m making an east coast loop as well. Should be in Nova Scotia/Cabot trail area may 20th to the 23rd.
I’m heading to Newfoundland then back to Ottawa area via the trans Labrador. Similar to another member here, rick3foxes I think?
My budget looks similar to yours. But gas is $1.50/litre right now.
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2018, 01:41:44 am »
not much longer now. Got the tires, wheel bearings, brakes, reaer diff, and the K&N drying so can oil it tomorrow, cash in the bank and about all that is left is practice pack the bike to see what all fits and how. this time next week I will be in PA after a day on the BRP. cant wait but seems like I still have a lot to do.

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2018, 09:33:05 am »
It's a great time of the year to be on the BRP. Keep us updated!
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2018, 03:36:46 pm »
6671 miles, got home last night. more to post later but came in well under budget.

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2018, 01:29:31 am »
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2018, 04:16:49 pm »
Fuel Estimate   $600.00  (35 fill ups at $15 bucks each then rounded up)
       Actual       ($579.34  35 fill ups at $16.55 each on average. 152.9 gallons total)


still have not figured out the rest, but I am shocked I came in at exactly 35 fill ups :great: that was a damn good guess!!

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2018, 12:51:26 pm »
Best,

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2018, 02:58:49 am »
No plan, you end up stopping and sometimes regretting because you missed something you really wanted to visit.
That's a contradiction in terms.
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