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Old 11-03-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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tuscon to virginia in feburary

Ok here's the scoop:
I have been fortunate enough to find an hp2 e and will be riding it home from arizona to va in early february.
I like being warm so a southern track would be preferred and also thought it may be nice to take advantage of mild off road routes along the way as my wife may be with a buddy and me pioloting my 1200 gs(she does well on her 650 twin). No camping plans on this one.
I plan to allow seven days for my return and certainly would choose to limit my time on interstates.
Any ideas?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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If you like warm, I'd follow I-10 eastbound over as far as Lake City FL or even all the way to Jacksonville before turning north.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:43 PM   #3
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Any decent secondaries/attractions running east at that latitude. I get bored on interstate.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:21 PM   #4
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You could drop down to Big Bend. You could see the "mystery lights" in Marfa Tx, stop in Langtry TX at Judge Roy Beans museum, just east of there the Pecos river enters the Rio Grand and there is a scenic overlook. All this (except BB) is along HWy 90 which parallels I-10 roughly, You could stop in San Antonio and see the Alamo. You could stop at Houston and see some of the NASA facility, the San Jacinto battle monument, the Battleship Texas, casinos in Lake Charles, LA, the Tabasco factory in New Iberia, LA, New Orleans, ride along the beach on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and visit some casinos, see what is the finest Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola Naval Air Station, then get on HYW 98 and see the Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin AFB, ride down through San Destin, and along the beach to Panama City, and have some great oysters in Apalachacola. Have a nice trip. Hope you don't get bored.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:49 AM   #5
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Thanks for the time you just invested in your suggestion. This gives me lots to start a plan with.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:02 AM   #6
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hug the coast, take back roads, maybe turn north to hit barber museum in birmingham. I'd stay out of the mountains. although I rode part of the blue ridge parkway in feb one year on the way to bike week, spectacular, lots of snow, blue skies and clear roads. that probably doesn't happen often though.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:58 PM   #7
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If it's raining in Tucson in February, there's ice in Lordsburg NM.

There are baricades outside Deming if the interstate ices over.

You can't get south enough without a passport.

That being said, it can also be 85 degrees. And snowing in Atlanta.

Weather can't be predicted till about 3 days before the trip.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:39 PM   #8
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Good point there grim reaper. I prefer to be a little more optomistic and besides how bad can it be as I will be on a new to me hp!
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