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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.
Everything is expensive in Canada, other than camping. Enjoy the trip.
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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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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2018, 05:22:46 pm »
35 days, 7530mi, 30 nights in rooms, new tires and fork seals on the road and I ate to much and enjoyed myself.
$170 a day average.  More like $130 without the service
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2018, 12:30:00 pm »
35 days, 7530mi, 30 nights in rooms, new tires and fork seals on the road and I ate to much and enjoyed myself.
$170 a day average.  More like $130 without the service
I travel a bit more frugally. Current trip will be about 110 days.

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2018, 03:35:20 pm »


Bummer on your routing, you're gonna miss the goose in Wawa.




My gramps used to take my Pops and the fam to Wawa and Chapaleau every summer. I am going to have to make it up there sometime

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2018, 11:52:30 am »
I have to agree with jettawreck, breakfast and dinner, with snacks(trail mix) and Gatorade during the day. Camping is the cheapest way to travel. I have gotten campsites as low as $4 per night, and never paid more than $32. Did 19 western states in 19 days last August, 7000 miles. Your estimate for gas at $15 is a bit low, unless you don't take advantage of your bike's range. Mileage will be better in states where you can get non-ethanol gas. I carry my camping gear in an old Navy seabag strapped onto passenger seat, and I believe having the seabag has saved me e few speeding tickets, as many in law enforcement are ex-military. 

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« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2018, 01:11:43 pm »
I have to agree with jettawreck, breakfast and dinner, with snacks(trail mix) and Gatorade during the day. Camping is the cheapest way to travel. I have gotten campsites as low as $4 per night, and never paid more than $32. Did 19 western states in 19 days last August, 7000 miles. Your estimate for gas at $15 is a bit low, unless you don't take advantage of your bike's range. Mileage will be better in states where you can get non-ethanol gas. I carry my camping gear in an old Navy seabag strapped onto passenger seat, and I believe having the seabag has saved me e few speeding tickets, as many in law enforcement are ex-military.
And dispersed camping is free. I've only paid for camping two nights in the last three weeks. At least the next week will also be free near Winter Park, CO.

Full disclosure, traveling in a Roadtrek camper van with a shower although water access can be found for a bucket bath at a lot of locations.

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2018, 07:17:49 pm »
Don't know if I posted this before....
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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2018, 12:49:02 pm »
35 days, 7530mi, 30 nights in rooms, new tires and fork seals on the road and I ate to much and enjoyed myself.
$170 a day average.  More like $130 without the service

My 24 day, 9,800 mile Canada/Alaska trip I took last month averaged $79.00 a day. 4 nights in a hotel & 19 camping with at least 50% of meals fixed in camp. Gas, food & beer is pretty much double the price it is here.

For comparison I just returned from 5 days in NC. All camping, average was $62.00 a day.

I couldn't afford to travel with you Bob!  :)

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Re: Long ride Costs???
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2018, 01:46:43 pm »
Just calculated my long ride costs.  :motonoises:
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 $180 per day {including flight's/lots' of great European beer/and $7.00-$8.00 per gallon for fuel  :-[}

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