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#1 Unread post by pyronano » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:38 pm

hey my names Damiano and im planing my escape from ohio. im planing on riding down the east cost then heading west to texas. any help finding the best rout down there or tips on places to camp or places to eat or anything worth checkin out along the way would be awesome

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any advice on any routs thou any of these states would be cool or any other tips

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Re: first motorcycle trip ever

#2 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:20 am

Hello Damiano and welcome to the forum. Later this year (1st of Juneish) I plan on riding Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway. Good luck.
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#3 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:33 pm

When ya heading out? We got a rally in the adirondaks May 17/19 if your about your welcome to come over!!! When coming across PA rt 6 is a nice slow easy ride but there are excursions all along the way. Like the Grand Canyon of PA in Wellsboro then cut across near narrowsburg NY I think you turn near hawley PA and ride the NY side of the Delaware river rt 97 through the Hawks Nest (great stuff) then bang a right onto 209 down through PA into 611 south turns into 32 into Philly its a great ride kinda hugs the river all the way down.
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#4 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:43 pm

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#5 Unread post by pyronano » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:26 pm

Hey jhon are you coming from the south or north have you thoght about hiting thr blue ridge parkway Or the luray cave.
Dave im new to motorcycles what is a rally. im planing to head out at the end of july or as soon as i have some supplys. That might be the perfect route through PA thanks man

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#6 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:59 am

Rallies are just a gathering really, instead of planned routes and parade rides long lines of bikes going at a set pace. They usually consist of a place to meet at and eat and you do your own thing with who and were you want to ride. The ADK Rally we usually have a greet on Friday eve. sat morn everyone meets at a set spot and just pick an area ya want and go ride where ya want to ride to or with and we meet back in the evening and have a dinner and a small raffle usually just stuff that was donated everyone usually puts a name in a hat and we pick winners. sun we all eat breakfast together and see ya next year!!!
All rallies are a little different but they can be a lot more fun than a ride sometimes.
Either way man best of luck to ya hope to see ya on the road enjoy!!!!!
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#7 Unread post by pyronano » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:29 am

That sounds like a blast. Hay youv taken rout 6 a few times what are the best stops

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#8 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:53 am

I have taken 6 out as far as Wellsboro going west. There are many scenic spots but I usually get bored of riding on state and county highways quickly and just grab the smallest twisty road I see crossing a stream/river going up a mountain and end up making a 10 mile trip 30 but in a good way :mrgreen: Wellsboro is a fine little town and there are several state parks in the area always pretty scenic!! As mentioned the Grand Canyon of PA also some really cool wind turbines can be seen along the way as well. There are some congested areas but not to bad and watch out for the water trucks they are everywhere nowadays with all the Frac Drilling going on out there. The 97 part in NY is the Bomb simply put it's just twist and grin all the way down. Let me know when you coming out I'll try to meet ya in Narrowsburg and ride down to near Philly with ya.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=44351 here is the adk rally from last year btw
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#9 Unread post by MmeMagpie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:30 pm

If you're heading as far as Philly, I had a nice ride south out of there on US 301 (some really great bridges along the way). Then, pick up something heading west to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Several good roads to choose from about the level of Richmond. Then, from the Blue Ridge, take a detour to US 129 in Tennessee.

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#10 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:34 pm

Boddingtons oh you sure know how to hurt a fella, during LENT 9 days left!!!!!!
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#12 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:32 pm


From about 3:50 on is rt 6 and the grandcanyon of PA hope it helps!!!
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#13 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu May 09, 2013 10:53 am

Sounds like an awesome trip! What bike are you planning to do that with?

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#14 Unread post by pyronano » Fri May 10, 2013 12:26 am

Hey thanks im taking my monster. I know its not the most comfortable bike for a trip but i think i can pull it off with a few modifications. The plan right now is to put a small windshield on it and raise the handlebars maybe change the seat. The trip ends in sanger Texas but im still working on the route from GA to TX

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#15 Unread post by Hanson » Fri May 10, 2013 9:09 am

Instead of heading strait south across the Carolinas to the cost, you might think about continuing to follow along the Appalachian mountains into Georgia. There are a lot of spectacular roads in that area of the country and you can still drop down into Florida. If this makes you a bit short on time you could always super-slab on I10 almost all the way from Florida to Austin. There are a lot of great places to visit in the Southern states from a cultural perspective, but the roads are not going to be nearly as spectacular as those in North Carolina. Also the timing of your trip puts you along the Gulf cost when the temperature and humidity will be just horrible. Camping in that area of the country at the end of July can be a rather miserable experience even for people who are acclimated to the climate and the bug pressure is very high at that time of the year. If your timing and route are fixed in stone, it might be worth thinking about spending nights in hotel rooms along the Gulf cost to give yourself some relief from the heat and humidity. I would camp where the camping is good, up in the mountains, and save any hotel money for the Gulf coast.

In Texas three season camping means Fall, Winter, and Spring and we go as far North in the Summer as we can.

In any event, I applaud you for taking this trip. I would plan a completely different route, but this is exactly the type of thing I dream about doing on a motorcycle. I hope you will take the time to blog your experiences on this forum.

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