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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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I am planning a trip from Arizona to yellow stone in August. My question is how is everyone planning there trips, old school map, phone app, or on line? Any knowledge or suggestions are welcome.
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I use Google maps to plan. You can find your gas stops, motels, and places to eat. Not to mention you can got to street level to actually view the street, intersection and such. Once the route is planned I use my software for my Garmin to put waypoints in the GPS.

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I start with breaking the trip down into miles ..how many do I want to cover per day do I want to just ride or do I ride a day and stay a while then ride ..etc..mainly depends how long I want to stay in the saddle..then I look at climate and check places and things to see and do...I always try to make it a round trip no riding the same road twice as much as possible...

Hope this gets you started have fun

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I like Microsoft Streets & Trips to lay out the overall route then fine tune with the Garmin software into the Zumo.
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I use the Garmin Mapsource program , transfer to GPS , and carry an atlas as well ..

I dont get to carried away about fuel stops , tho' I do usually try to figger mileage for each day to and from destination

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HOG members have access to their Ride Planner, then you can save the trips or share. I plan then send to the others who will be participating. Of course, I download to GPS.


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I start out with google to pick my general directions and main destination but i still like using trusty paper maps in the road i also sonetimes get better ideas on the trip which means taking a different direction. I dont like itineraries and it kinda breaks the freedom thing
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I've used the HOG Ride planner, Google Maps, and Mapquest. They all seem to be pretty accurate with mileage. I usually plan around fuel stops and look to put on around 700 - 800KM (450 - 500 miles) a day. I use this as an overview so we have a rough idea of where we will be going as things often change with weather and construction.

I have maps of most of North America that stay in my saddle bag. These help me plan (or refresh my memory) for the next day, show others some great roads, and have settled many arguements. I like coming to a fork in the road and trying to remember which way to go so I don't use a GPS. Besides, getting lost makes for a better story...

I (and my wife) like to stop overnight at someplace that has a bed and hot shower, with decent food and a cool refreshing beverage within walking distance. Since we usually start by 7am this give us plenty of time to stop during the day if we want, or if the weather turns nasty. My wife isn't fond of riding after dark so we're usually done by 6 - 7pm.

The last 2 years we've gone on vacation for 2 weeks and put on about 9,000KM (5,600 miles). This allows for a few 'rest' days as needed. This year, since my wife has never been, we're planning on heading south to Vegas, west on the Lonliest Highway, and then north on the Pacific Coast highway.

Of course on the roads less traveled and without traveling the same road twice.

All that being said, we've also just picked a direction and taken off for 3 - 4 days with no plan except to ride.

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AAA maps show scenic byways with little dots on the road. Also bicycle roads are good riding. That, a green marker to draw a route on a paper map, a zumo to tell where you wanted to go and off you go.
I like to be off the road by 5 - 5:30 to get cleaned up and have dinner before dark. Too many animals on the roads in the west.
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If I'm not on a trip I'm planning my next one. Naturally I start with point A and I know where the final letter will be. If I'm allowing 3 nights (4 days) to get to my final destination which is say, 1600 miles away, I chose where I want to overnight along the way. Then I find the coolest roads in between to get there.

Once I have the overnighters and must ride roads chosen, I use the HOG Ride Planner and my Garmin Map Source software at the same time.

A good resource for roads is www.byways.org (I think, just google US Byways if that link is wrong.) or get tips from riders along your route. This forum is good for that, too.

You'll love Yellowstone. And there are great roads in the southern 1/2 of Utah, then over into western Colorado and then up into western Wyoming. I've explored the areas extensively and can give you some suggestions. PM me if you're interested.


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