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Old 12-31-2017, 02:54 PM   #1
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OT - 2017 Motorcycle Trips

Maybe I'll be able to add "Skoolie Trips" to this, in future years:

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Old 12-31-2017, 03:09 PM   #2
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You came really close to outlining Texas, but those other states are going to need a little revision.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:48 PM   #4
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You came really close to outlining Texas, but those other states are going to need a little revision.
I outlined Texas on a ride called the RAT (Ride Around Texas)

It was 3300 miles and took me 67 hours.

I also completed a 1540-mile Ride Around Kansas without entering Kansas. That took 23 hours.
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You must have a much better seat on your bike than I do. After several hours of riding I can't wait to get off that thing.
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You must have a much better seat on your bike than I do. After several hours of riding I can't wait to get off that thing.
I have a Russell Day-Long custom seat. It wasn't cheap but I can sit on it for anything up to 30 hours.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:03 PM   #7
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I outlined Texas on a ride called the RAT (Ride Around Texas)

It was 3300 miles and took me 67 hours.
Meh, that's only like 49 Mph. I bet if you had a faster bike, you could get that time down.
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Meh, that's only like 49 Mph. I bet if you had a faster bike, you could get that time down.
I'll ride with you, when you make the attempt
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After connecting all the dots I can clearly see Texas. Also a whale with FL as it's tail. There is also a thumbs up on top. And there seem to be a few amorphous shapes just to throw us off.

I bought a used state police bike, a Honda ST1100, which is a good bike. It's been funny to chase other motorcycles with a has-been state police bike. That seat has got to be a major reason why they got rid of these hondas.
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After connecting all the dots I can clearly see Texas. Also a whale with FL as it's tail. There is also a thumbs up on top. And there seem to be a few amorphous shapes just to throw us off.

I bought a used state police bike, a Honda ST1100, which is a good bike. It's been funny to chase other motorcycles with a has-been state police bike. That seat has got to be a major reason why they got rid of these hondas.
The trip into Canada (Winnipeg) and down to Key West was completed in 6 days as part of the Iron Butt Rally
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That's an impressive amount of riding. I don't have the iron butt to be capable of doing that. Maybe if I'm in the sidecar. I take it on those trips you don't stop for a beer very often?

I like to stop every time I see something interesting on the side of the road. Traveling straight through is what I've done all my life while working. This bus stops at all points of interest, considering I actually get out on the road eventually.

I'm getting rid of my road bike. I've had to many close scares caused by other drivers.
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That's an impressive amount of riding. I don't have the iron butt to be capable of doing that. Maybe if I'm in the sidecar. I take it on those trips you don't stop for a beer very often?

I like to stop every time I see something interesting on the side of the road. Traveling straight through is what I've done all my life while working. This bus stops at all points of interest, considering I actually get out on the road eventually.

I'm getting rid of my road bike. I've had to many close scares caused by other drivers.
I do it to challenge myself.

I ride for pleasure too, often with my wife.
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Was that trip around Texas on an off road bike or are there roads following the border?
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Was that trip around Texas on an off road bike or are there roads following the border?
The route is all on public roads. Some of them not so great
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dang thise look like some of the trips i take in my school bus! just get out on the highway and drive for hours and hours, stop lots, enjoy the scenery and hit many places.
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You must have a much better seat on your bike than I do. After several hours of riding I can't wait to get off that thing.
My is a 150...a scooter...rides like a rock

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Might not be so rough if you put air in those round rubber things.
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Might not be so rough if you put air in those round rubber things.
Lol...old pic...only one I could find...

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We have a couple of scooters too.

A Sym RV250 and a Kymco Like 200i

They don't do quite the miles, but will be great on the bus. Both of us have "M" Endorsements.
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