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Old 12-14-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Anyone ever ridden from Houston to San Diego?

Off course, over half of the trip is in TX.

I'm thinking Hyper-Sport Touring trip.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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Make it interesting.

There and back in 2 days.

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Old 12-14-2014, 08:58 PM   #4
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:16 PM   #6
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:49 PM   #7
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Because if I could go to SD from HOU on any route I wanted (Other than heading east ) I would see if there was a way to ride to Mazatlan and arrange shipping to Baja and then come up the peninsula to SD.

Why not?
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:48 AM   #8
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Austin to San jose

I did Austin to San Jose last March. Nice ride, looped through Death Valley and out to the coast via Highway 58 from Bakersfield, then up Highway 1 to San Jose. All of that is my old stomping grounds so had to pay homage. If I were going to SD I'd just get of 10 and go 85mph the whole way I could get away with. I took 10 home and was back in no time on an old but rock solid ST1000. Speed enforcing crowd hiding over the knolls about every 50 miles or so on 10 so sticking with the speed limit is a good thing.
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This is half of a standard Iron Butt Association 50CC ride, that is ride from coast to coast in less than 50 hours. Most common route is Jacksonville, Florida to San Diego, mostly on I-10 and through Houston. It is considered a hard ride but quite a few do it.

Half of it with a little more time will be a fairly easy ride. Make it interesting take Hwy 90 through Texas. Good road and more interesting than I-10. Not much farther.


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Old 12-15-2014, 07:22 AM   #10
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:37 AM   #11
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Anyone ever ridden from Houston to San Diego?

Off course, over half of the trip is in TX.

I'm thinking Hyper-Sport Touring trip.

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I rode from Arkansas to San Diego last March. I was in a time crunch and had to stay on the super slab. Hated every mile of it.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:39 PM   #13
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There is not a darned thing until you get to El Paso and not a darned thing after that. Honestly I've driven to Southern California from Texas several times and I generally allow for a day - a full 24 hours - of nothing but driving.

The best advice I can offer is that you never, ever pass a gas station in West Texas with less than 3/4 tank of fuel, never.


Oh, and the GPS is wrong. It's further than that.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:06 PM   #15
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Oh, and the GPS is wrong. It's further than that.
And it's boring, very boring. Did I mention boring?
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