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Old 04-20-2014, 09:03 PM   #91
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Hey,

when you get to the DC area and need anything, consider this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552022


Lots of knowledgeable and helpful people can help you navigate the traffic nightmare of our nation's capital. I'm not particularly knowledgeable but I can be helpful
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:00 PM   #92
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I have a section you might want to take:

1. From Texas find Cimarron NM. This is on the Santa Fe Trail.
2. Take hwy 64 west over the southern Rockies to Taos NM. See the Taos Pueblo if it is open.
3. Continue west on 64 through the Rockies. You will have a couple more 9000 foot passes. Continue through Chama and Farmington to the town of Shiprock, NM.
4. From Shiprock take 491 south a few miles to the Shiprock monument. You can't miss it. Just south of the rock find Indian 13 west.
5. Take Indian 13 west over the pass on a road that rivals the Tail of the Dragon. Work your way southwest to the town of Chinle AZ. This is Canyon de Chelly park.
6. From Chinle ride north to Many Farms AZ and find Indian 59 west. Take indian 59 to hwy 160 and Kayenta AZ.
7. In Kayenta find hwy 163 north and take in through Monument Valley to Mexican Hat, UT.
8. Past Mexican Hat find hwy 261 north and take it past the Valley of the Gods, up the Mokee Dugway and cruise on top of the plateau to hwy 95 north.
9. Take 95 North through Natural Bridges park, over the CO river to Hanksville UT.
10. In Hanksville find hwy 24 west through Capitol Reef Park and find Hwy 12 south and west. Hwy 12 is one of the finest motorcycle motoring roads there is.
11. Take 12 west through Boulder, Escalante, Cannonville to Bryce National Park. Maybe ride through Bryce.
12. Continue west on 12 past Bryce to find Hwy 89.
13. From the 12/89 intersection you can ride to the Grand Canyon North Rim park and west to Vegas. Or through Zion Park west to Vegas.

This is fairly remote country. Plan gas carefully. Not much traffic anywhere along it except in the national parks in southern Utah along the Colorado River. The Arizona section is mostly Indian reservation land. You will see unbelievable landscapes on this route. Probably 3 days of it from Taos to Vegas.

Good luck and if you pass through Boston, I live in a downtown high rise with a guest suite you could use. Your bike could go in my underground garage, which is secure. Can't really help with the tools and repairs, but I know several dealers who supported my kids road race days. -P










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Old 04-22-2014, 06:48 PM   #93
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Yup, watch your gas carefully on the lonely back roads out west. The Bonneville is short legged. Been there, done that. Best policy is don't pass an open station. The one you think you will use next down the road may be closed or out of business.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:26 PM   #94
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Amazing! One girl on a Triumph who has not even hit the road yet and there are 7 pages of replies!? Really!?
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:17 PM   #95
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Amazing! One girl on a Triumph who has not even hit the road yet and there are 7 pages of replies!? Really!?
if it was one guy on a triumph this thread would have no posts and 3 views lol.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:24 PM   #96
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Amazing! One girl on a Triumph who has not even hit the road yet and there are 7 pages of replies!? Really!?

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Old 04-23-2014, 06:38 AM   #97
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if it was one guy on a triumph this thread would have no posts and 3 views lol.
Yea, use the word girl or lady in your title and it is an immediate hit on this male dominated forum, but I do believe that the rider has already demonstrated that she has many endearing qualities not related to her gender. Her writing style is excellent and her personality is friendly and polite. It is pretty easy to predict that this will be a five star read.

Everything suggested in this thread is excellent IMO, but the best part of any ride is when you randomly choose the less preferred routes and randomly see places and meet people you didn't expect. In any event, if any issues occur while in Portland, Maine either myself or family will gladly render any needed assistance.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:48 AM   #98
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To move your soul - move your ass! Time to start adventure ;-)
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:47 PM   #99
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Guy or girl, doing a trip like this solo is some serious adventure. Pretty awesome!

You may want to look at some of the other threads in Trip Planning and the Regional Forums where people ask about areas you are headed. They are usually a treasure chest of things to see, and you won't have to wait for people to respond. If you do see something that you want more information about, don't hesitate to send whoever mentioned it a PM.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:21 PM   #100
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Here's a map of Pantah's suggested route... this alone would be the trip of a lifetime for many folks...

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=C...ls&via=2,6&z=7

I've ridden most of it east of Moki and highly recommend it. The area to the west is now scheduled for this summer's trip.

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Old 04-24-2014, 07:04 AM   #101
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Here's a map of Pantah's suggested route... this alone would be the trip of a lifetime for many folks...

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=C...ls&via=2,6&z=7

I've ridden most of it east of Moki and highly recommend it. The area to the west is now scheduled for this summer's trip.

NFE
Thanks NFE and Pantah. I'm coming down from up north. I think I will check out the Bonneville salt flats and then travel south to pick up this route in reverse. I have fond memories of this area, especially Moki Dugway and the Valley of the Gods, and it is well worth a return visit.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:53 AM   #102
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First meeting with Bonni



Tomorrow I'll start my trip
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:01 AM   #103
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Awesome looking ride.

Best wishes to you on your adventure!
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:10 AM   #104
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:07 AM   #105
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First meeting with Bonni



Tomorrow I'll start my trip
every day, as I arrive at work and take off my helmet, I'll think of you out on the highway somewhere...
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