Coast to Coast - Road Glide Forums
Road Trip Discussions/Stories/Pictures Show your trips here!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
Hangaround
 
vetteguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Hayes, Va
Posts: 60
Coast to Coast

Almost time to go.. The wife and I are heading out on Saturday 24 Aug headed for California from Virginia and back. We will be going through the following states.
Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia....
We will be on the road for a little over 3 weeks and was wondering if anyone here in the Shark Tank knows of any cool or interesting things to do or see along the way in any of these states. I will post pics of our adventure when we get back home to Virginia in September.... Thanks in advance.......

2014 Z51 Corvette Stingray
2012 FLTRX w/Coastal Moto Mavericks, Mustang Solo Tripper w/ backrest, Wild One 12" Outlawz, Boom Audio bag lid speakers, Lowered 1.5" rear, 2" front...
vetteguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 12:32 PM
Hangaround
 
SLOglide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Luis Obispo, Ca. Work in Mauritius
Posts: 184
Outstanding trip, I'm sure there will be all sorts of ideas on what/where.
A little idea of what you guys like might help.

John not in Saudi any more!!, mortgage in Cal.
2009 Road Glide; HoboCoastie's tank lift, Andrews 48H cams, TTS, Progressive 940's, a bit of chrome.
SLOglide is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 01:15 PM
Life Member
 
throttles&triggers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,860
I can think of a several things when coming into the Kansas City area and across Kansas. The WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is fabulous, the only thing like it in the world.
http://theworldwar.org/

Try our midwest BBQ...everyone has their own recommendation. My favorite overall is Jack Stack at several locations:
http://www.jackstackbbq.com/splash-stores.aspx

Kansas offers the Flint Hills via the Hwy 177 scenic bypass. You can see some of them on I-70 or I-35, too.
http://naturalkansas.org/flint.htm

Greensburg, KS has the worlds largest hand dug well and is where one of the largest EF 5 tornadoes destroyed the town in 2007.
http://www.bigwell.org/

Here are a couple of other links:
http://traveltips.usatoday.com/top-1...sas-62263.html

Hope this gives you something to consider and have a great trip...sounds wonderful!
throttles&triggers is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pleasant View, UT
Posts: 142
Give me some routes you are looking at taking through the western states and I'll give you some routes. Anywhere in Colorado is awesome. I've ridden that entire state and it's one of my favorites. When you roll through Utah, hit Zion National Park. Another one of my favorites down in southern Utah is Monument Valley, especially when the sun is going down.

Arizona; taking the back way on the 89 from Prescott up to Flagstaff. Nice two lane twister that takes you through Sedona. Jerome is a cool little ghost town to stop in and get something to eat.

Wyoming; roll through Jackson Hole and check out the Teton's. One of my favorite towns there (we hit it up every year). Yellowstone National Park is pretty cool to roll through. Irma's (I think that's the name) in Cody, WY is a good place to stop in and eat. This is Wild Bill's restaurant he named after his daughter. Chief Joseph Highway and Beartooth Pass isn't too far away; love those runs.

Cali; Pacific Coast Higway (all of it). LA does suck (my opinion), but I still want to ride the Mullholland Drive someday. Nor Cal; San Fran and up is my favorite. If you have time to visit Alcatraz, it's worth it.

There's my cliff notes! I've lived all over the west coast being military and this side is my favorite!

Hit me up if you would like specifics! Hope it helps and have a safe ride!!

"GRIP IT AND RIP IT!!!

HOGPRO SUCKS!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DON'T BUY FROM THEM
JaySlo is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 03:23 PM
Life Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles CA
Posts: 3,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaySlo View Post
Give me some routes you are looking at taking through the western states and I'll give you some routes. Anywhere in Colorado is awesome. I've ridden that entire state and it's one of my favorites. When you roll through Utah, hit Zion National Park. Another one of my favorites down in southern Utah is Monument Valley, especially when the sun is going down.

Arizona; taking the back way on the 89 from Prescott up to Flagstaff. Nice two lane twister that takes you through Sedona. Jerome is a cool little ghost town to stop in and get something to eat.

Wyoming; roll through Jackson Hole and check out the Teton's. One of my favorite towns there (we hit it up every year). Yellowstone National Park is pretty cool to roll through. Irma's (I think that's the name) in Cody, WY is a good place to stop in and eat. This is Wild Bill's restaurant he named after his daughter. Chief Joseph Highway and Beartooth Pass isn't too far away; love those runs.

Cali; Pacific Coast Higway (all of it). LA does suck (my opinion), but I still want to ride the Mullholland Drive someday. Nor Cal; San Fran and up is my favorite. If you have time to visit Alcatraz, it's worth it.

There's my cliff notes! I've lived all over the west coast being military and this side is my favorite!

Hit me up if you would like specifics! Hope it helps and have a safe ride!!
You want to ride Mullholland HWY, not Dr. Drive is a residential street that starts and stops. Rode Mulholland HWY yesterday, always a great run from PCH to old Topanga and back to the coast. Love it or hate, I love it.
HogPro is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 03:34 PM
Member
 
Workman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Olathe, CO
Posts: 417
Nat'l Park Pass

Get a National Park Pass - good for any national park admission for 2 bikes as long as you are togther. If you are 62 or more it costs $10 and is good for life. Other wise about $80 and good for the year.

Just got back from SW III - some great rides in southern Utah - Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks and the North Rim of The Grand Canyon just to name a few.

Million dollar highway in Colorado and Wolf Creek Pass. (Especially if you like CW McCall)

Have great trip -


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Workman is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
Hangaround
 
vetteguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Hayes, Va
Posts: 60
We plan on stopping at as many diners from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives as possible along the way. We also are planning to run a good stretch of Hwy 1 in Ca. Also Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon are now on the list of things to see. Thanks for the info everyone.....

2014 Z51 Corvette Stingray
2012 FLTRX w/Coastal Moto Mavericks, Mustang Solo Tripper w/ backrest, Wild One 12" Outlawz, Boom Audio bag lid speakers, Lowered 1.5" rear, 2" front...
vetteguy 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
East coast to west coast Curt33 Road Trip Discussions/Stories/Pictures 11 03-27-2014 01:59 PM
From the east coast to the west coast, Gotta gotta gotta go !!!!!!!! RufusBarkley ARCHIVES-SWIII St. George, UT 79 08-14-2013 08:59 PM
Coast-to-Coast Identification HDR8RGAL Road Trip Discussions/Stories/Pictures 16 04-29-2012 08:26 AM
Thoughts on a RoadGlide relay ride? Coast to Coast? Fat CDN *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 36 12-05-2011 11:16 AM
Greetings from the SC coast Beachjeep New Members Welcome Area 14 05-27-2011 10:09 PM

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