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Where are you going next year?
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:15:05 pm »
Here in the SE, our riding season is far from over, but for many reasons, today my thoughts turned to riding NEXT year. I started thinking about where to go, what to see, and stuff and thought, "I wonder what everybody else is thinking of doing?"

I plan to finish the Blue Ridge Parkway and ride in the mountains of Tennessee. A little trip to the Texas Hill country is on tap for June.

What about you?
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 01:13:17 am »
I've been planning a big trip for years, but it always gets postponed.... not next year. Leaving at the end of April, maybe start of May. Riding from the SE to see all the SW and visit friends and family. Northern most Denver, maybe Yellowstone, Western most Death Valley, maybe the Pacific........On the R1.
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 01:25:33 am »
Sounds good. Every year is gonna be THE year and it gets postponed. NEXT year has to be some of it. Time is passing...
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 02:49:48 am »
You keep us posted Rico. We will welcome you with open arms! Planning a couple events, RT 66 rolling ride, another great SW regional and of course the Big dawg 3 sisters. WHOOWA!
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 03:49:54 am »
Sounds good. Every year is gonna be THE year and it gets postponed. NEXT year has to be some of it. Time is passing...

tick tock.

I'm by no means locked in but probably SW in late April to June/July working into California/OR toward the end.  For sure the Very Boring Rally IV in Duluth, MN in August, along with the third annual resurrection of the Johnston brothers annual fishing, drinking and now OHV riding extravaganza.
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 10:57:01 am »
Sounds good. Every year is gonna be THE year and it gets postponed. NEXT year has to be some of it. Time is passing...

tick tock.

I'm by no means locked in but probably SW in late April to June/July working into California/OR toward the end.  For sure the Very Boring Rally IV in Duluth, MN in August, along with the third annual resurrection of the Johnston brothers annual fishing, drinking and now OHV riding extravaganza.

Sounds like another great adventure in the making.   :great:

Tick tock for sure.

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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 01:16:52 pm »
Don't think I will be able to hit Alaska next year but still want a long trip so think I might try the Trans-Labrador next year, want to run it counter clockwise so I can hit the ferries first and not have timing issues. All depends on if I can get my suspension all rebuilt and up to snuff first. Lot of little thing to do to the bike before I take it up there.

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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 01:31:42 pm »
Alaska.....but not on the bike.  cruise planned for the honeymoon.   :beerchug:

my bucket list includes a trip cross country, but not yet.   ::)
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 01:33:52 pm »
Looking at Tuktoyaktuk, with an Alaskan follow-thru.
Somewhere far away. Soon
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2017, 02:35:44 pm »
I planning on a 2 week camping trip in may to North Carolina. I now own JR Gypsy's Time out camper so going to tow it with my 2012 connie to Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground for 2 weeks  :beerchug:   
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 04:41:13 pm »
Sounds good. Every year is gonna be THE year and it gets postponed. NEXT year has to be some of it. Time is passing...

tick tock.

I'm by no means locked in but probably SW in late April to June/July working into California/OR toward the end.  For sure the Very Boring Rally IV in Duluth, MN in August, along with the third annual resurrection of the Johnston brothers annual fishing, drinking and now OHV riding extravaganza.

Keep me posted SteveJ.
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 05:14:34 pm »
Our Sister Club, GTR Club of Europe (GCE) is putting on another Ride the Alp's Rally.
I went to the last one and it was absolutely the ride of a lifetime.
  It was beautiful, plus I used skills that I hardly touch in the USA...
    {And it is the cheapest way I know to do a sponsored ride Europe}...

I'm considering it again..  >:D

Anyone want to go?

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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2017, 05:30:55 pm »
Don't think I will be able to hit Alaska next year but still want a long trip so think I might try the Trans-Labrador next year, want to run it counter clockwise so I can hit the ferries first and not have timing issues. All depends on if I can get my suspension all rebuilt and up to snuff first. Lot of little thing to do to the bike before I take it up there.

I was talking w/Mike Anthony the other day and we're kicking around the idea of a cross country run, too. Probably 2019 or '20.
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2017, 05:32:32 pm »
I planning on a 2 week camping trip in may to North Carolina. I now own JR Gypsy's Time out camper so going to tow it with my 2012 connie to Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground for 2 weeks  :beerchug:

If you time it right, you can take in the Beat the Heat summer rally at Iron Horse!
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2017, 07:17:58 pm »
I planning on a 2 week camping trip in may to North Carolina. I now own JR Gypsy's Time out camper so going to tow it with my 2012 connie to Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground for 2 weeks  :beerchug:

If you time it right, you can take in the Beat the Heat summer rally at Iron Horse!

only if two weeks in May turns into 3 months to July!   :))

if you re there in early May, ride down out of the mountains to Spencer NC on the 5th and join us at the NC Transportation Museum.  they are having a bike show that day.   :great:
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2017, 09:21:44 pm »
Planning a late June run from San Diego to Calgary Alberta taking the 395 through the California eastern sierras, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Calgary, Banff National Park. returning through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and home. its a good thing I've got 4 weeks vacation on the books.
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2017, 11:08:34 pm »
Sounds good. Every year is gonna be THE year and it gets postponed. NEXT year has to be some of it. Time is passing...

tick tock.

I'm by no means locked in but probably SW in late April to June/July working into California/OR toward the end.  For sure the Very Boring Rally IV in Duluth, MN in August, along with the third annual resurrection of the Johnston brothers annual fishing, drinking and now OHV riding extravaganza.

Keep me posted SteveJ.

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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 01:11:09 pm »
No big rides planned Planning on doing the Tour of Honor, RWTW and Barbers vintage days. Maybe a Saturday RTE
I have no idea about anything.
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 09:26:49 pm »
No big rides planned Planning on doing the Tour of Honor, RWTW and Barbers vintage days. Maybe a Saturday RTE

Sounds good!

Don't forget the new Tennessee Spring Rally!! Whoee!!
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2017, 12:13:44 am »
Something between Gumby who travels East and back West or Sailor Chic, who heads West and back East. I hope someday to do even a fraction of their epic rides.  I enjoyed following their routes over the years and hope to do the same some day. Those were the first to come to mind, but Rick Fox, Russell Fleming and a whole host of others get me thinking every new year of some epic voyages.  So many routes, so little time.   :-[
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2017, 12:24:26 am »
"So many routes, so little time."

No kidding. There's a map company who keeps popping up in Facebook ads called America Rides (?) whose teasers are killing me.
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2017, 01:02:48 am »
Looking at Tuktoyaktuk, with an Alaskan follow-thru.

I heard they just finished the road there. Post if you go!

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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2017, 01:52:54 am »
No big rides planned Planning on doing the Tour of Honor, RWTW and Barbers vintage days. Maybe a Saturday RTE

Sounds good!

Don't forget the new Tennessee Spring Rally!! Whoee!!
I forgot about that one
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2017, 08:10:33 am »
No big rides planned Planning on doing the Tour of Honor, RWTW and Barbers vintage days. Maybe a Saturday RTE

Sounds good!

Don't forget the new Tennessee Spring Rally!! Whoee!!

Where can I find the info on the TN rally?
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Re: Where are you going next year?
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2017, 11:19:46 am »
I would love to do long distance trips but I have very little vacation.  Definitely going to Texas for the rally, RWTW.  One of the things I'm looking forward to doing is the Iron Butt ride.  I'll be making a lot of trips to Chicago to meet my grandchild in May.  And no, there's no way I would ever ride in Chicago!.