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longest single trip ?

so what's your longest single motorcycle trip!

mine was 14400 miles done in just over a month, we left fl
went to Ca. Wa. Maine, Nova Scotia did the loop around the cabot trail in a very snake like pattern hitting a ton of national parks getting our IBA National park Tour silver on one trip, it was for my sons graduation present, what a trip that was!

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Left Ohio, went North over Lake Michigan, through the northern states to Seattle and a little of Canada. From there, took the long way to last year's CCR in Jackson Hole, Wyoming . . . then back. Almost 7,000. Not quite as grand as yours, but I'm looking forward to many years of "the road".
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Longest single trip

15,333 miles in 6 wks - visiting 48 state "Highpoints." Story is told in High On A Wing which made it all a business expense!! Intro and sample chapter can be read at our web site.

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Left Ohio, went North over Lake Michigan, through the northern states to Seattle and a little of Canada. From there, took the long way to last year's CCR in Jackson Hole, Wyoming . . . then back. Almost 7,000. Not quite as grand as yours, but I'm looking forward to many years of "the road".

Shoot that;s a great trip-, what was your favorite part of the canadian side?

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Shoot that;s a great trip-, what was your favorite part of the canadian side?
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I didn't see much of it on that trip. This year, I'm going to get up there and see a lot more.
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Mine has been 12,014 last June--Arizona to Alaska and return via Minnesota.

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15,333 miles in 6 wks - visiting 48 state "Highpoints." Story is told in High On A Wing which made it all a business expense!! Intro and sample chapter can be read at our web site.

Sounds like a great trip, I havn't made it to alaska yet and it might be a couple years before we get to do another big one, but I sure look forward to getting to Alaska.

I have rode all but Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota and Vermont. The only canadian places I have been are New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, we rode all the way round Nova Scotia and cape Breton Island we spent a week there alone, wow there are some gorgouse places there.

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10,800 miles. Alaska and the Yukon in 2004. About normal mileage for my yearly "longer" trip and then a couple shorter (3-4000 miles) ones.
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Our first trip was 5000 miles, we left La and headed west to Tx,NM,Co, then east to Ks,Mo,Ar,Tn,Ms, and backto La. We spent 19 days on the road, most of it was in Co Sprgs, visited a high school buddy, that works at the AF Academy. It was a great trip. Looking forward to a longer one. I have managed to put 20K+ miles on "The Beerburner" in the last 12 months.

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Just under 10,000 miles in three weeks . Michigan to Alaska and back . I did it in '87 on a '63 /2 frame with a R60/6 motor , then again in '94 on a '91 R100GSPD . ...Patric ...

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Way back in 2000 we rode from Florida to Redmond, OR to attend the MOA National. This trip pales in comparison to some of those already mentioned but it was still a great trip. We did 8510 miles, 7 national parks and camped all but 7 nights. The total trip was lasted 34 days.

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12,000 mi. in 28 days. Did a 4corners tour.
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I have rode all but Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota and Vermont.

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'Sounds like a good reason to try to make it to MOA's International Rally July 20-23 in VERMONT this year.

I too long for a trip to AK, but this year my wife and I are taking a cruise up there. 'Not my idea of fun and way more expensive!!

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13,356 miles in 11 days back in August & September of '01. Don't remember too much of it, but Prudhoe Bay comes to mind

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so what's your longest single motorcycle trip!

mine was 14400 miles done in just over a month, we left fl
went to Ca. Wa. Maine, Nova Scotia did the loop around the cabot trail in a very snake like pattern hitting a ton of national parks getting our IBA National park Tour silver on one trip, it was for my sons graduation present, what a trip that was!

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Mine is prolly my daily commute... 6 long miles each way!!!

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Just over 7500 miles in 10 days.

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Smile Alaska

Left Huntersville for Alaska, all arround AK then onto the AMH and into BC. through Jasper and into Montana and Glacier NP then home. 10,040 miles.
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That's funny. Mine is 12 miles to work and often 150 miles home
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13,356 miles in 11 days back in August & September of '01. Don't remember too much of it, but Prudhoe Bay comes to mind

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hehehehe, I wouldn't think you could forget that part of the trip!

Did you do it on the LT? if so how did the LT take haul road?

I'm thinking seriously of doing the PB to KW run this summer, but really don;t know if I want to beat my LT to death

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Left Huntersville for Alaska, all arround AK then onto the AMH and into BC. through Jasper and into Montana and Glacier NP then home. 10,040 miles.
must have been a great trip, I'm hoping to spend about two weeks up in alaska so I can do some tourist crap.

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10,249 miles in 10 days. In 2003 I did the Motorcycle Tourer's Forum "Poker Run From Hell", which was 5,000 miles in 5 days, did a SS2K getting to Russelville, AR from San Diego to start it, long way home from there for about 2300 miles in two days, only needed a couple hundred miles the last day for the IBA 10/10ths, did 400 to be sure.

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11,759 miles in 53 days in the Pacific North West last year. Mostly work, but I did manage to squeeze in an LD Endurance Rally, a Border-to-Border ride, 5 States, 3 Canadian Provinces, and one Mexican State.

I'm a week into this year's work/play trip, at 1,300 miles so far. Hopefully, the work won't get in the way too much.

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so what's your longest single motorcycle trip!

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In early 2002 i rode my Honda VFR800 17,922 kilometers (11136.21 miles) and circumnavigated Australia the entire way round via Highway number one in 9 weeks. The only place i didnt go to was Tasmania. I didnt have the time :-((

Loved every second of it and would do it again in a heart beat
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11,759 miles in 53 days in the Pacific North West last year. Mostly work, but I did manage to squeeze in an LD Endurance Rally, a Border-to-Border ride, 5 States, 3 Canadian Provinces, and one Mexican State.

I'm a week into this year's work/play trip, at 1,300 miles so far. Hopefully, the work won't get in the way too much.

I like the quote!

So ya headed to the SE this year?

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hehehehe, I wouldn't think you could forget that part of the trip!

Did you do it on the LT? if so how did the LT take haul road?

I'm thinking seriously of doing the PB to KW run this summer, but really don;t know if I want to beat my LT to death

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That was during the '01 Iron Butt. Yes, Prudhoe was an interesting place. Actually, wierd might be a better way to describe it. All of the buildings were on temporary footings, due to the perma frost I guess. The whole place reminded me of an outpost on Mars from a science fiction movie. I'd like to go back and spend a day or two there.

I was on my '97 K1100LT, and it did just fine. Asa McFadden rode up there on his new 1200LT and said it handled the haul road really well. The road is in better shape now, so I wouldn't hesitate taking the LT up there.


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2nd hand report...

Well, I didn't see anything around 25,000 miles ... I guy I used to work with went something like that last fall on an RT.

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That was during the '01 Iron Butt. Yes, Prudhoe was an interesting place. Actually, wierd might be a better way to describe it. All of the buildings were on temporary footings, due to the perma frost I guess. The whole place reminded me of an outpost on Mars from a science fiction movie. I'd like to go back and spend a day or two there.

I was on my '97 K1100LT, and it did just fine. Asa McFadden rode up there on his new 1200LT and said it handled the haul road really well. The road is in better shape now, so I wouldn't hesitate taking the LT up there.


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Well it all depends on what we do about a house if i do it this year or not, I have a couple friends that are doing it this summer Vicki and Bob, I would love to at least go up withthem spend a couple days in the area with friends, not that I would do the whole trip with them cause well heck Vicki will leave me in the dust Bob probably would as well over the long haul.

I've heard horror stories on just how bad that road is, but that may have been done some time back.

thanks for your time!

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Year 1987 (young then) on a 86' K100 RT: Homestead FL to San Diego, CA and return. Departed on a Saturday - Returned on the following Thursday. Still had time to log 12 free-fall parachute jumps at Edwards AFB, CA.

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