Any big trips, planned or completed, for your HONDA???

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Any big trips, planned or completed, for your HONDA???

#1 Unread post by dr_bar » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:26 pm

Having mentioned in another thread my 3000+ km trip, I was wondering what others have done/are doing with their bikes?

My/our (edit: Her/our) trip is well documented in blues2cruise's blog, so no need to go into it further here.

This sping/summer, we're planning a bit more ambitious trip, From here to there and back again, approx 16,000+ kms... Below is one of several tentative routes. (If the last trip is any gauge, our firmest route will be changed several times during the ride...) :laughing:

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#2 Unread post by Big B » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:33 pm

hey! you'll be within six or seven miles of my house when you pass through wisconsin

i'm doing an iron butt around lake michigan

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don't have an exact date set yet, but it's something i'm really looking forward to doing
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#3 Unread post by Scott58 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:40 am

Nothing real big yet. Going to gatlinburg in may. A friend and I are still kicking around the idea of going to newfoundland in a few years. That will be one hell of a ride on the Rebel.
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#4 Unread post by sharpmagna » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:34 pm

I planning to make a ride down to NC this August for Super Magna Meet. It's only a couple hours away and nothing as grand as your trip. If you're in the Norther Virginia Area, let me know and we'll meet up.
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#5 Unread post by logitech104 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:03 pm

In three months, I will be doing one of these.

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Will take about 15 hours and will stay the night at a motel.
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#6 Unread post by Sev » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:11 pm

I visited you, I thought that was pretty big :D!
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#7 Unread post by Pongo » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:19 pm

dr_bar. When you're coming through from Thunder Bay to Kenora, I'd highly recommend going south of the trans-canada highway, and cut through Atikokan, Fort Francis and Sioux narrows. That other route is rather monotonous. It will add about one and a half hours but well worth it.

Looks like a blast.

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#8 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:12 pm

Pongo wrote:dr_bar. When you're coming through from Thunder Bay to Kenora, I'd highly recommend going south of the trans-canada highway, and cut through Atikokan, Fort Francis and Sioux narrows. That other route is rather monotonous. It will add about one and a half hours but well worth it.

Looks like a blast.
Ok, I will work that into my next proposed route.... Thanx

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#9 Unread post by Pongo » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:20 pm

Gas up at Atikokan. Last time I was through there, there weren't any other filling stations (open) 'till Fort Francis. :oops: Just made it. Whew!:D

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#10 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:17 am

I'm thinking either Colorado or Oregon, but your map brings up a question: What if I brought the "Honda Tour Book" north and you carried it across Canada? You could just pick it up on your way through Calgary and carry it across the country...
This is only if my tour south at the end of June lines up with all of the other legs of the run.....
And how do you guys mark up the maps that you post up????

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#11 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:49 am

High_Side wrote:I'm thinking either Colorado or Oregon, but your map brings up a question: What if I brought the "Honda Tour Book" north and you carried it across Canada? You could just pick it up on your way through Calgary and carry it across the country...
This is only if my tour south at the end of June lines up with all of the other legs of the run.....
And how do you guys mark up the maps that you post up????

Well, timing would be the clue... as we are leaving Vancouver on the 26th of May and you won't be going until the end of June????

As much as I love my daughters, I'm not wasting 5 weeks in Calgary, :laughing: .
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#12 Unread post by Big B » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:38 am

High_Side wrote: And how do you guys mark up the maps that you post up????

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Re: Any big trips, planned or completed, for your HONDA???

#13 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:56 am

dr_bar wrote:Image
Okay, I've decided to keep an updated and revised version of our latest route planned for the trip. I will also try to remember to put a revision date on the map before I upload it. Our start day will be May 26th and we will try to keep a current version of this map online in another forum during the trip. I will plot our route on that map as we travel it.

If you want to join us for coffee, or ride with us for few or more kms let us know and we'll try to hook up with you on the trip. 8) Oh yeah, if by chance you have a spare piece of lawn for a couple of tents, that would be fine too.... :mrgreen:
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#14 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:58 am

Big B wrote:
High_Side wrote: And how do you guys mark up the maps that you post up????

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#15 Unread post by logitech104 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:25 am

your not coming down to see me dr_bar?
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Re: Any big trips, planned or completed, for your HONDA???

#16 Unread post by Big B » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:42 am

dr_bar wrote:
dr_bar wrote: If you want to join us for coffee, or ride with us for few or more kms let us know and we'll try to hook up with you on the trip. 8) Oh yeah, if by chance you have a spare piece of lawn for a couple of tents, that would be fine too.... :mrgreen:
you're taking the northern route and bypassing chicago and milwaukee, wise choice. my mother lives in marinette, on the michigan/wisconsin border on lake michigan, so i might be able to meet up with you guys for a little bit. you'd be more than welcome to camp on our land, but it's a little out of the way.
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#17 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:15 am

We'll definitely keep you in mind...


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#18 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:16 am

logitech104 wrote:your not coming down to see me dr_bar?
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Where in WA are you???
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#19 Unread post by Pongo » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:42 pm

dr_bar wrote:Oh yeah, if by chance you have a spare piece of lawn for a couple of tents, that would be fine too....
I've got two sheds. :lol:

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#20 Unread post by logitech104 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:04 am

dr_bar wrote:Where in WA are you???
Puyallup :mrgreen:
too much out of your way though
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