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Old 08-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #40
trc.rhubarb
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Location: Concord, CA
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I just got back from a 13 day ~7000 mile ride with one plan...
I wanted to ride the Mackinac Bridge since I'd never seen it.

Every day I'd point in a general direction, turn where it looked cool and talk to locals about cool places to ride.
I only knew that if I wanted to stay off the superslab, I had to start heading west at the end of day 6.

I saw 17 states, countless parks and passes, more than 8 national parks, camped, moteled and met a lot of great people along the way. The freedom to have no plan, no schedule to keep an ride as many or as few miles in a day is what makes it a great trip to me. I had days with 350ish miles and days with over 800. I had a 4 hour day and a 21 hour day. Schedules are too much like being at work for me. I love putting down big miles but more so, I love challenging my mind and body on these trips.

Everyone is different and the only way I can do "my" rides is to do them solo.
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