trip recommendation? - Road Glide Forums
Road Trip Discussions/Stories/Pictures Show your trips here!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
aidansdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Nor*Car
Posts: 202
trip recommendation?

Wife and i have 3rd week of May off and SHE suggested a road trip on the RG (i know, she is pretty awesome). we'd be leaving central NC on a Saturday and return following friday or saturday. Leading vote getters at this time are down the Atlantic coast to Miami and back up thr gulf coast w/ stops in charleston, daytona, Miami, Tampa, and panama city and west across tennessee w/ stops in Gatlinburg, Nashville, and memphis, possibly chattanooga on the way back. we rode BRP and Deal's gap in september and have been to FL numerous times by car for other vacations. Also been to Gatlinburg a few times. Any other suggestions or recommendations for these trips or something completely different? also, we both hate COLD weather.

2012 Big Blue Pearl FLTRX
"Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints!"
aidansdad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 05:35 AM
Life Member
 
rlaf75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: East Hartford CT
Posts: 7,107
Maybe west somewhere. Ive never been out west on the bike. seeing some of the pics floating around here it seems very nice out there. Ahh someday maybe right now id just be happy taking her out for a ride to the doctors cuz its too damn cold here

09 Mirage Orange Pearl

Some people just need a high-five. In the head. With a chair

Last edited by rlaf75; 01-15-2012 at 05:38 AM.
rlaf75 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 08:11 AM
Grey beard
 
4getNo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Posts: 1,481
Personally speaking, going any farther South than Sebastian (and Earls) is a waste of time unless you're going to the keys. In fact, I make sure the tank is filled so we don't even get off the super-slab between Sebastian and the extreme South edge of Miami (Miami and all the associated burbs are behind us).

Suggestion - make sure you do "The Loop". It's a very accessible "old Florida" swamp trail type asphalt road that's real close to Destination Daytona (Rossmeyer HD joint - get directions from them).

Then go over to Daytona Beach, then go back to the mainland, and take US HWY 1 south from Daytona all the way to FL SR 528 (a super-slab). Take 528 East to Cape Canaveral and finally take the coast road (HWY A1A) South through Cocoa Beach, etc. all the way down to Wabasso Beach before you go back to the mainland (Sebastion) and the trip back North.

If you decide to do something like this, e-mail me and I'll send a Google Maps route to y'all.

Bring 'em home or send us back!!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2013 FLTRX, Candy Orange
4getNo1 is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 08:56 AM
Life Member
 
Radioactive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 3,797
I've been thinking of doing a loop around the Great Lakes. Going through Toronto, Sault St. Marie and Thunder Bay to Duluth. Picking up a museum tour in Milwaukee while I'm in the area.

Be careful, STUPID doesn’t care what direction it comes at you from!!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Radioactive is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 09:54 AM
Prospect
 
Skeezix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 210
If you are going to the Daytona area, I second the Tomoka Loop.
http://www.mapmytri.com/s/routes/vie...-beach/5958260
And definitely down to Sebastion Inlet. Walk out on the pier
and you are actually out further than the surfers. Plus you
never know what you will see out there. Plenty of dolphins
and barracudas. I have even seen a few manatees out there.

'13 FLTRU
Skeezix is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Member
 
ltdannyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tampa
Posts: 401
If you have a whole week, I would head west. I have been up and down the east coast which is awesome, but it seems entirely different heading west. Around the great lakes sounds awesome as well.
ltdannyboy is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
aidansdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Nor*Car
Posts: 202
How far west could we get w/ some sightseeing and getting back home on the bike in a week? not opposed to logging lots of miles, but also don't want to spend 12 hours/day on the bike everyday.

2012 Big Blue Pearl FLTRX
"Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints!"
aidansdad is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 03:31 PM
Member
 
Fat CDN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Glenview IL
Posts: 436
No disrespect but Florida would be a waste of time and fuel... flat and not a lot to see or do and traffic is a PITA.

I'd be looking to go west and explore the Smokey's... east coast would be cool the further north you get in May... maybe do the Outer Banks and swing up to Roanoke and do the Blue Ridge and country roads?

If you have interest and time book it over to Birmingham AL and enjoy Barber Motorsports Museum?

FAT CDN
2002 BMW R1150R, 2003 Fatboy, 2004 BMW R1100S, 2010 Road Glide Custom, 2014 Street Glide Special Edition
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Fat CDN is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 07:19 PM
Administrator
 
JacktheBagger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bama
Posts: 9,352
Garage
to answer your question as to how far with your time restraints and no 12 hour days plus some sight seeing , I would say no more than 1000 miles in one direction , maybe even a bit less ..

Get an atlas and compass , and draw a 500 and 1000 mile circle from your place , be amazed at how far out you can go ..

JtB

So Many Highways So Little Time
2011 Ultra
JacktheBagger is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 07:58 PM
Life Member
 
Quicksand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 1,913
Since you've done Florida many times and the west is a little far to get to the really good stuff how about Pennsylvania. Gettysburg, lots to see and very moving place. Do a MOCO factory tour at York, not far from Gettysburg. Ride west to Shanksville and the Flight 93 Memorial, again a very moving place. Go to Hershey and the chocolate factory. See where Punxsatawney Phil hangs out. On and on....lots to see and the roads, man there is some great riding up there and getting there....

You said you've road the BRP but have you done Skyline drive that begins on the north end of the Blue Ridge? You could ride it on the way up.

SWI was in Gettysburg and EVERYONE was way impressed with the area and all said they'd like to go back. I know one day I hope to


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


The beach is a place where a man can feel He's the only soul in the world thats real
Quicksand is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need indy shop recommendation sian0120 Engine Related 7 11-09-2012 05:53 AM
Recommendation for a Head Unit. Q-Hog Audio 32 09-14-2012 10:56 AM
Anyone have a recommendation for painter in Phoenix area?? STREAK Paint & Bodywork Section 7 02-29-2012 08:18 AM
Bandera, Tx hotel recommendation jimmyray11349 *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 3 01-07-2012 11:54 AM
Lower Speaker Recommendation jimmyray11349 *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 2 11-24-2011 08:22 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome