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Old 02-04-2013, 04:22 AM   #1
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Riding to MOTO GP TX?

Anybody riding down in April?
I keep contemplating it seeing it should be decent weather in April and not to damn hot anywhere.
I would be riding to DFW as I would need to retrieve my girlfriend and other friends off the plane and all of us are staying in Fort Worth with my family.
I would leave a few days early and have a leisurely ride down just checking out places I haven't been yet.
What's your plan?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:37 AM   #2
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Man thats an good idea. I was contemplating riding to F1 last Nov. but pending surgery (still waiting on that) kept me sidelined.

I just think of all the great roads & states to ride through to get there

Spring time weather in the Northeast is iffy - make sure U pack the Frogg Toggs
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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what are you planning on riding down on? if i get time off i was thinking of going. but klr speeds differ from normal motorcycles
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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I was going to take the K13GT but when i ride with people i dont ride fast... When im alone thats a different story.
Unless i get tax returns quick and a wr250r is in the stable maybe ill take that on a 3k round trip hahahaha
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:59 AM   #5
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For me - this kinda of trip U would need about a week. Backroads of course 2.5 to 3 days ride down, stay for w/e - leave after race different backroads home - Hmmm, sounds good
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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Yea I have plenty of vacation time so I was also thinking of taking my time.
I do need to be in Fort Worth by Friday to retrieve people from airport thats my only thing I need to worry about.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:19 AM   #7
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Yea I have plenty of vacation time so I was also thinking of taking my time.
I do need to be in Fort Worth by Friday to retrieve people from airport thats my only thing I need to worry about.

Hmm just mapped it from my casa, just a quick job & its almost 1700 miles via slab, thus, I would factor another 300 or so miles for the back roads - so we leave on Tuesday

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #8
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im ready hahaha
Lets leave monday..
What about the ride home? Slab it?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #9
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Im 1730 miles door to door from where i need to go in Fort Worth. I would like to hit some fun roads in both directions and ive never been to Arkansas so not sure what is there to see but now i need to start researching it..

I need to be in Fort Worth by 10am on Friday the 19th. and I can leave on monday when i drop my friends off at the airport in the AM..

When i leave i dont care how long it takes to get home hahaha..
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #10
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I'm riding down. Plan to head down the east coast states, across the gulf coast states and to TX. Return plan is to stay one state north/west of that route. We will be taking 2 weeks to be able to enjoy the backroads both ways hopefully. I am looking for suggestions for routes. So far we have through Barber, AL planned.

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:33 AM   #11
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What day are you leaving?
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I am heading down with another IBA friend. We are just going to scream down in 2 days (Wed Thurs). Then we'll have Friday-Sun in TX and we'll truck it back to Boston on Monday-Tuesday.

Honestly, I don't even have this vacation time, much less any additional to add in some back road time. But that's ok. It's going to be a fun trip. My little brother is a Junior at UT. Hanging out with him could be trouble!!

I'm going to document an SS2K on the way down.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:40 AM   #13
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If i dont find anyone to go with on a nice ride maybe ill do my own SS2k for shits and giggles..
What route are you taking?
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If i dont find anyone to go with on a nice ride maybe ill do my own SS2k for shits and giggles..
What route are you taking?
I haven't come up with a final route yet. I've played around with a couple of routes that will check off some states that I haven't been too. Also the direct route from Boston is like 1950 miles, so I have to add in a few miles to get to 2000 documentable miles.

Probably something like this: http://tinyurl.com/aqdj7xx
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #15
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I haven't come up with a final route yet. I've played around with a couple of routes that will check off some states that I haven't been too. Also the direct route from Boston is like 1950 miles, so I have to add in a few miles to get to 2000 documentable miles.

Probably something like this: http://tinyurl.com/aqdj7xx
That's a good straight shot. I would go 84 to 81 then so on, past two times going south i went that way and was able to keep my speeds up and did not run into any traffic except a little bit in Hartford and i was going threw there around 6AM. And I love good old Scranton PA..
I always considered that IBA business just never did it the IBA way, i just kept riding...
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