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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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California to Florida this July (solo)

Been planning this for a while, however, I'm now wondering if three weeks is enough. Plan is to do about 400 miles per day, leaving on the 11th. Arrive in Florida the 16th or 17th. Spend a few days at a friend's place, then ride with him up to Asheville NC on the 22nd. Stay there for a day or two and head back to California.
About 5500 miles in 21 days. Doesn't really seem that bad, what you all think?
And this would be a solo trip.
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I have done coast to coast Florida to Cali twice but at a more relaxed pace. I took 3 weeks to do one way but I stayed off interstates and only did about 200-250 miles a day.
I think your total mileage will be more than 5500 miles and you will be pushed to do the journey both ways in 21 days, not saying its not possible but don't think it will be very enjoyable, also no consideration for possible breakdowns, but wish you the best of luck if you do decide to make the trip.
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Be prepared for oppressive heat. Then, as you approach the Gulf of Mexico the oppressive humidity kicks in.

You might want to plan to be rolling at or before day break and stop at the hotel for the night at check in time of 2 PM unless you love riding in an oven or are willing to ride through the night.

Have a great trip!
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Sounds like an incredible trip. I completely agree that I-10 can be brutal in the heart of the summer, but some folks have different tolerances than others. As with all things, the more time you have to lay the trip out flat the more time you will have to enjoy it. Advice for early-morning starts is also right on the money. That's what I normally do. Three weeks is definitely do-able! Just depends on your expectations...

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Sounds like a good time to me

Enjoy and snap some pictures because you know we like pictures on this forum

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Should be a good trip. I think 3 weeks is plenty. If you start running behind a little it's easy to make up some time by running a few extra miles a day or two. Good luck and Ride safe.

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Yeah no sh*t bout the heat and humidity down along I-10. Just pray you don't get stuck in one of those 5 mile backups, just about roasted my nuts off.100 degrees and 90% humidity is the norm. The 5500 in 3 weeks should not be a issue. Enjoy the ride!!
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Well, I know I can do it - just not sure if I should wait, or just go for it.

Here's an updated route, pretty much all on the super-slab, at least on the way there. The way back is still up in the air.

From Southern California...
10 - Phoenix
10 - El Paso TX
20 - Abilene TX
20 - Shreveport LA
HWY 49 - 10 to Mobile AL or 20 - HWY 49 to Mobile LA or Pensacola FL
10 - Orlando

Not sure if Interstate 20 is any better than Interstate 10.

If I could get away with 300 miles/day I could probably spend more time off the interstate.
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Well, I know I can do it - just not sure if I should wait, or just go for it.

Here's an updated route, pretty much all on the super-slab, at least on the way there. The way back is still up in the air.

From Southern California...
10 - Phoenix
10 - El Paso TX
20 - Abilene TX
20 - Shreveport LA
HWY 49 - 10 to Mobile AL or 20 - HWY 49 to Mobile LA or Pensacola FL
10 - Orlando

Not sure if Interstate 20 is any better than Interstate 10.

If I could get away with 300 miles/day I could probably spend more time off the interstate.
Thats a good choice, 10 into Lake Charles is under construction and constantly backed up for hours.
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