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Old 07-27-2016, 10:18 AM   #11
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I would also recommend that you take more than two days to ride down there. I've done quite a few cross country trips on my bike over the years and while 600+ miles a day can be done I wouldn't recommend it. I'm reminded of a trip from KS to Los Angeles I did all in one go. Took me around 28 hours total and when I rode into my buddies driveway I literally fell over sideways and just laid there for a good half hour before I could get up... Don't worry the bike was fine... Crash bars and all that good stuff. Not a smart move, but I was much younger then...
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:46 AM   #13
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Yea i am going to second concern to take it gently, especially in this heat. I just spent an entire day and night in bed with chills because i pushed my body too much in this heat. Actually i dont think it was the heat as much as it was the cold ac, then heat, then cold ac.
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After all the votes to take it easy, I'm thinking about buying this small motorcycle trailer locally for $250 (same price as renting one) and then towing my Corolla back with the bus since part of our deal includes a hitch and wiring.

I was pretty excited to ride down, but my bike had 14inch apes (not very comfortable for long rides) and it's supposed to rain down south from Thursday to Monday <.<


So looks like I'll be doing my first "toad load". It will cost a little more in transportation, but the comfort level will be much higher especially if it's pouring rain

Hey you guys are all awesome! Thanks for the advice! I'll keep updating as we go!
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After all the votes to take it easy, I'm thinking about buying this small motorcycle trailer locally for $250 (same price as renting one) and then towing my Corolla back with the bus since part of our deal includes a hitch and wiring.

I was pretty excited to ride down, but my bike had 14inch apes (not very comfortable for long rides) and it's supposed to rain down south from Thursday to Monday <.<


So looks like I'll be doing my first "toad load". It will cost a little more in transportation, but the comfort level will be much higher especially if it's pouring rain

Hey you guys are all awesome! Thanks for the advice! I'll keep updating as we go!
You got a manual trans in the corolla?
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:44 PM   #16
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Yup, I used to pull a small molded fiberglass camper with it similar to the Scamp if you've seen those.

The Corolla is a amazing little car, I got 25-27 mpg towing the camper so im hoping I'll get that or better with this tiny one place trailer and my 500 pound sporty.

The Corolla actually has a tow capacity of 1500 pounds, rated from Toyota themselves.
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Yup, I used to pull a small molded fiberglass camper with it similar to the Scamp if you've seen those.

The Corolla is a amazing little car, I got 25-27 mpg towing the camper so im hoping I'll get that or better with this tiny one place trailer and my 500 pound sporty.

The Corolla actually has a tow capacity of 1500 pounds, rated from Toyota themselves.
I know how that is. I tow with a Subaru.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:32 PM   #18
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You'd fit right in here in the UP. It's 80% subaru owners on the road
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You'd fit right in here in the UP. It's 80% subaru up here
Same way in VT and NH. Subaru seems to be the Official Car of the Great White North.
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I would also recommend that you take more than two days to ride down there. I've done quite a few cross country trips on my bike over the years and while 600+ miles a day can be done I wouldn't recommend it. I'm reminded of a trip from KS to Los Angeles I did all in one go. Took me around 28 hours total and when I rode into my buddies driveway I literally fell over sideways and just laid there for a good half hour before I could get up... Don't worry the bike was fine... Crash bars and all that good stuff. Not a smart move, but I was much younger then...

Haha that's quite the ride! I've done a few 24 hour drives in my Toyota motorhome. But never on a motorcycle. Crazy!
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