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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from a 5,500 mile solo trip from the Phoenix area to NYC and back. It was an adventure.
So many observations and insights gained on this journey. I'm still exhausted and sore, so I'll be brief.

The sights along the backroads and mountains of Pennsylvania are stunningly gorgeous. What a beautiful state.
I used to think that the cagers in LA and Houston were the worst, now I'm convinced that car drivers along I80, south of Chicago are contenders for the title of scariest cagers in the USA.
Davenport, Iowa seems like a nice clean place to live, but it's incredibly hot, humid and insect-infested in late May.
Hartford, Connecticut is a very pretty area.
St. Louis, MO still has the arch.
I still get restless if I'm in NYC for more than three days.
Note to self: Don't try to ride through Indianapolis on the day the Indy 500 is held.
The stretch from Denver, CO through Breckinridge, Vail and Glenwood Springs is a delight. I got excited thinking about the fun we'll all have next month during Shark Week VIII when I rode through Grand Junction.
Moab, Utah and the Monument Valley area must be what the planet Mars looks like.
It's great to catch up with old buddies that you haven't seen for more than 35 years, just remember, your body pays a price if you party like you did 35 years ago.
The citizens of Cleveland, Ohio have done a great job revitalizing the downtown district.
BurnCo BBQ in Tulsa is still my choice for best pork ribs and burnt ends in the USA.
It can be spooky when you're passing an 18-wheeler at 85mph and the nubs underneath your throttle grip wear down and you suddenly have no means to continue accelerating.

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Thatís quite a haul. Congrats!


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Sounds like a great trip. You are right about I-80. I really don't care for it anywhere east of Des Moines. Always alot of trucks and accidents. Davenport is a decent town but your right about the bugs and now that you brought it up I need to plan a trip out to Moab and see that area again.

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Sounds like a great trip. How long were you on the road?
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Love reading these stories! Have to agree with the riding through Colorado and Utah... loved those rides when I lived in Albuquerque up until three years ago.

Thanks for sharing!

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What a great trip. Thank you for sharing
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Sounds like you had a great time

Also nice to hear you didn't have any issues and you made it back in one piece

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Great trip
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Home safe what more could you ask for CONGRATS


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Sounds like a great trip. How long were you on the road?
It was a great trip and I was on the road for three weeks. My excuse was that I was traveling to NYC to visit my oldest daughter who lives there. It just so happened that I also visited 4 of my old buddies along the way.
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Amazing trip! Thanks for sharing and making us all jealous
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