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Re: a wilddog members take on Riding across the USA on a Harley part 2
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2011, 11:38:45 pm »
I have the pleasure of reporting.....that due to the awe enspiring trip we did last year....we have booked our flights to go back and ride more.....America is one big country....this time we going up the east coast and then across the northern part of the country to end in San Francisco ....around 8000 km

I cant wait...we leave on 22 Sept to 23 Oct 2011

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Re: a wilddog members take on Riding across the USA on a Harley part 2
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2011, 03:50:52 pm »
So how's the planning coming Mother?
Anything you would do different this time? Considering you're going a bit longer?

I'd be interested in some tips and feedback of your experience please.
Our date is set for next year - 7 weeks from end May onwards.


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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2011, 04:42:15 pm »
howdy MrBig
planning not too much i must say....downloaded app for traveling in USA on my iphone and ipad so i can check out each town as i randomly enter along the ride....know i want to do the northern parts so googling in most part .... sights to see and things to do
I'm not a very good planner as i hardly stick to plans...more a random thing so mostly i got my GPS with maps of USA got the general direction i wanna go...ticket is paid...budget is done so i got an idea on what to spend along the way
nice thing about having done it before
know where to get bike how it works what i can carry where to drop bike off and generally how to read the directions and traffic where we ride
now its a case of wanting to see an unplugged show...see a baseball game...see a big truck/car event....all this i will google and try to make the ones i like if in reason of where i am at the time
I'm going to take very little with me as there is nice stuff to get that side at reasonable prices
gonna take my helmet and jacket(the one i bought last yr there)
my gps with USA maps
my i stuff...(to get info on the go)...will probably get my wife ipad 2 tho....wifi is free in most places there
bungy and stretchies.....and few empty stuff bags this is to tie on extra goodies i buy on the bike
night shades....in case I'm on the rd late again like last yr
we leaving 22 Sept a few weeks later as it  is Fall/Autumn(best weather they say) last yr we still got moer hot in beginning of Sept
not sure how May is but im sure you gonna have a gas.....it was the best holiday i ever had!!
hope i answered some of ur ?
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Re: a wilddog members take on Riding across the USA on a Harley part 2
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2011, 07:30:13 pm »
Thanks for that.
It sounds very exciting I must say.

I've been to the USA a few times before but mostly for work
We're really looking forward to doing a proper road-trip.
For 7 weeks it becomes a bit expensive to rent a bike and we'll probably have to be selective.

Our idea is to spend 3 weeks in the South West area and fly to Boston spend a week or so in the New England area and then cruise south
ending in Orlando
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2011, 08:50:27 pm »
orlando harley where good to rent from ....pity u ending there....but their rates where good in fact we going back to rent from them as rates same as last yr
they always willing to help....they might even be able to send u bike sum where to collect then u end by them
google them rental dept

ur trip sounds lekka too...at the end of the day its what u make of it..
will keep u posted
also will get contacts there if u need help just shout
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2011, 12:47:14 pm »
 :biggrin: :biggrin:

just realized its a month to go and we headed for East coast and northern USA

cant wait.......
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2011, 01:37:51 pm »
On my bucket list. Been to the States quite a few times and hired a harley in Vegas, what a blast and promptly came back to SA and bought my transalp after many many years of not having a bike. Guess the bug bit again.
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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2011, 03:51:02 pm »
hahaha was my bucket list aswell now im going second time round

hey life is too short to not enjoy the ride..... :biggrin:
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« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2011, 06:59:09 am »
hi folks just got back from the US.....up the East coast from Orlando to New York across to Chicago up to Milwaukee across to Yellow Stone....got some snow.....nice and cold then down to Salt Lake and Reno.....finishing in San Francisco
was an epic journey and a trip of a life time......1 month and 8500km

a must do bucket list item....

will post a few random pics i emailed mates from there
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« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2011, 07:04:49 am »
best tool around my ipad with some editing app......these are some pics i emailed family and friends while on the road
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« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2011, 07:08:46 am »
awesome!!

You mentioned pasts of CA look "tired"

That seems to apply to a lot of the US?
 

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« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2011, 07:13:20 am »
sorry pics are not in order.....these are from salt lake.......past bonnneville slat flats to San Francisco where we ended
also happened to see Antonio Banderas and Selma Hyak in a mall there....know i spelt the names wrong....what the hell
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« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2011, 07:15:28 am »
awesome!!

You mentioned pasts of CA look "tired"

That seems to apply to a lot of the US?

must say....not the whole country....mostly its very clean
Reno looks tired of note!!!
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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2011, 07:37:12 am »
liked Chicago big time .....really awesome city.....HD museum was unbelievable in Milwaukee and seeing Mt Rushmore was surreal as i had seen it only in pics from school.....Yellowstone was very pretty and cold with all the snow around
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« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2011, 08:54:42 am »
few more
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« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2011, 08:57:30 am »
last pic....we started in Orlando then up to Charleston.....Virginia beach.....Washington DC .....New York ....Cleveland
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« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2011, 09:01:53 am »
awesome trip mother.
jealous as hell.
 

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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2011, 09:04:14 am »
awesome trip mother.
jealous as hell.

thanks man......its do able let me tell u....just depends on how bad one wants to do it

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« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2011, 09:13:58 am »
this is the route we took
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« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2011, 09:44:11 am »
wow - awesome!
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