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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 23rd, 2008, 10:35 am Thread Starter
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Route Planning Help Needed!

Guys - I haven't visited the site in a while. How's everyone doing?

I need some help planning a trip out to Los Angeles. Right now I'm concerned with routing for the way out. I'll deal with routing my way back in a month or so.
* I'm leaving Atlanta in a week or so.
* I've got 10 weeks to do a full loop out to the west coast and back home so time is not really an issue.
* I'd like to stay anywhere in the area in between I-40 and I-10 on the way out. However, if there is some amazying riding just north of I-40 please included that also.
* I'd like to avoid interstates as much as possible and try to stay on scenic and or twisty highways.
* I'd like to check out attractions and your "favorite rides" along the way.

Can you please help with routing, side trips, suggestions, etc? Quite a few of you have done this same trip so your input is very valuable to me.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Hey Marc, how've you been my friend? I don't know about you...and I'm sure several will chime in with some great route suggestions...but I would be tempted to take in at least a little of Route 66. Pick it up somewhere around Oklahoma City or thereabouts. Also, there is an interesting site here with downloadable Garmin routes using Route 66 along with off route options that appear useful.

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Re: Route Planning Help Needed!

Hey Man, how it going....

That sounds like a good time frame for a great loop...

OK here goes...

Point bike in Western direction... twist throttle and go!

You got a Street and Trips Version? I think I saved my Southern route out from a few years back...

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Re: Route Planning Help Needed!

Guys - good to hear from you all.
Al - I was planning on following some parts of the old Route 66. Thanks for the links and info.
Don - I just got your email with the NZ and Australia trip pics - wow! Nice time... I don't have a Street and Trips version. Is that routing / mapping software? Is it something I can download? I'm loading up my Garmin software on to my notebook pc that I'm bringing along for the ride.
Bill - I've got a feeling I'm going to put on some weight during this trip...
Thanks,
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Originally Posted by Marcf
Guys - good to hear from you all.
Al - I was planning on following some parts of the old Route 66. Thanks for the links and info.
Don - I just got your email with the NZ and Australia trip pics - wow! Nice time... I don't have a Street and Trips version. Is that routing / mapping software? Is it something I can download? I'm loading up my Garmin software on to my notebook pc that I'm bringing along for the ride.
Bill - I've got a feeling I'm going to put on some weight during this trip...
Thanks,
Marc
Marc, you got mail!

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