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post #1 of 8 Old May 14th, 2013, 8:20 am Thread Starter
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My Bucket List Trip

Only one item in my "BUCKET LIST". That is to ride a motorcycle in the last 6 of the lower 48 states that I have yet to visit. That adventure will begin this coming Thursday. The route is planned, the bike is serviced including new PR3's and it's packed and ready to roll. The plan is to be on the road between 2 and 3 weeks and ride between 4000 and 4500 miles. Praying for good weather and "0" problems. My riding partner will be on his GW and I on my RT. Attached is the planned basic route that includes at least a corner of all 6 states that I'm missing. Wish I had more time and $ so as to explore more of each state.
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Lynn,
Best wishes on a safe trip.
FYI We had frost hear in Northern Il. yesterday and snow last week. Weather has been crazy this spring.

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Safe travels to ya, Lynn. Enjoy the ride!

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Happy hunting, Lynn.

You're going to be close to Metropolis, IL. Consider stopping there to see the big Superman statue downtown.

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Have a safe trip.
I have a similar one planed for mid-June. Two family visits and the rest adventure. I hope to add 12 new states out to CA north to WA and back home via Yellowstone, Beartooth and Mt Rushmore. 82 in the mid-west today and tomorrow before the rains to close out the week. Just did another short evening ride great!
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Have a great ride Lynn. Sounds like you have plenty of time to wait out or ride around any weather. If you detour to the NW you always have a place to rest your head.

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While passing through Atlanta, you may get hungry, if so here's some recommendations -

Cue BBQ


Palomillas Cuban Grill House


I also provide guided tours of any of these fine establishments.
Have a safe trip.


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Lynn, I'm guessing you're almost finished with your trip if not already.
Once it's accomplished, you should amend your bucket list to add "ridin' all 50 states" and trek out to ride Alaska and Hawaii. Otherwise, what on Earth will you do?

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