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#1003020 - 01/01/18 01:34 PM What's on your riding calendar for 2018?  
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Riding season in the midwurst is a few weeks away, but I'm getting the itch for one more long ride. A few years back I rode to Nova Scotia, over three weeks of fun. Last year I told Nancy and most likely didn't have one more trip in me, but as I'm starting to return to feeling better, a trip out west or maybe to the Icefield Parkway seems to be attracting me in that direction. Other than a trip to Redmond for a MOA rally, I've not ridden in the PNW and never ridden in N. California so there is a lot from which to choose.

I keep a list of potential rallies and events on the calendar. Last year I made it to FART. Hopefully this year will not be a repeat.

What places have you always wanted to experience on a bike but, for one reason or another, haven't made it?

(PS to Mod, if this isn't the correct forum, please move. Thanks.)


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1003021 - 01/01/18 02:52 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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Shipping to San Diego (late May) and riding back to MA. Will do a deep south route. Set out to do this two years back, but the Texas floods dictated otherwise. Had to take a more central USA route. I just love starting on one coast and working my way back to the other coast. This past September, I was ready to set sail for a trip- either northern FL or Nova Scotia. Last minute decision had me headed to FL and back...no regrets, but Nova Scotia is definitely on my list. The ride to Nova Scotia is only a one day trip. Soon enough.

#1003023 - 01/01/18 04:07 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Bud, we need to talk at START.

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#1003028 - 01/01/18 07:04 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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If all goes well, START, the UN, FART, and fall Torrey.


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#1003030 - 01/01/18 07:45 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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Normally I try to get in a New Years Day ride, but not this year. 17° at dawn, 29° at this moment. If it gets above 32° today, I may still give it a try.

At the moment, I'm enjoying sitting in front of a fireplace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF7Km1GyW-U


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#1003031 - 01/01/18 08:27 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Selden]  
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Originally Posted by Selden
Normally I try to get in a New Years Day ride, but not this year. 17° at dawn, 29° at this moment. If it gets above 32° today, I may still give it a try.

At the moment, I'm enjoying sitting in front of a fireplace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF7Km1GyW-U



I like to do that when I can, so if the bike starts I'll be going out later today. Of course, it's a balmy, sunny 35, and I'm not saying I'll be out for long.... wink


Bud - PEI and the northeast of Canada sounds like a great ride, but if you do head NW instead of NE, we'd be happy to see you (if we're still here!).



*insert witty remark here*
#1003033 - 01/01/18 09:28 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: terryofperry]  
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Originally Posted by terryofperry
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Bud, we need to talk at START.

Terry



OK See you there.


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1003034 - 01/01/18 09:57 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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I’m going to try and make spring Torrey, so that I Cam finally meet some of you. Maybe a February or March trip to Big Bend NP, a few Arkansas weekends, and I’m going to shoot for a fall New England trip.

Doug


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#1003035 - 01/01/18 09:57 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: szurszewski]  
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Originally Posted by szurszewski
Originally Posted by Selden
Normally I try to get in a New Years Day ride, but not this year. 17° at dawn, 29° at this moment. If it gets above 32° today, I may still give it a try.

At the moment, I'm enjoying sitting in front of a fireplace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF7Km1GyW-U



I like to do that when I can, so if the bike starts I'll be going out later today. Of course, it's a balmy, sunny 35, and I'm not saying I'll be out for long.... wink


Bud - PEI and the northeast of Canada sounds like a great ride, but if you do head NW instead of NE, we'd be happy to see you (if we're still here!).



I'm sure you will be somewhere by then. grin wave


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1003037 - 01/01/18 10:21 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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Ireland, Scotland and not sure where else. Probably for the month of may.


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#1003040 - 01/01/18 10:43 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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The Un is pretty much for sure. We have started planning for Dead Center in the Middle of Nowhere - likely Arcata or Ft. Bragg this year... and well who knows.


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#1003042 - 01/01/18 11:13 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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I think you must be confused. Dead Center In the Middle of No Where is here:

[Linked Image] grin

Will you decide to go there, I will meet you. wave

Last edited by Bud; 01/01/18 11:14 PM.

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#1003059 - 01/02/18 02:25 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Marty Hill]  
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Originally Posted by Marty Hill
Ireland, Scotland and not sure where else. Probably for the month of may.


The last time I was in the Highlands of Scotland it was by tour bus. Marty, enjoy every minute of that trip. All the time I was on that bus, I kept looking at the roads and the scenery and hoping one day I would be able to tour them again on a bike.

Safe travels sir. smile

Shawn


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#1003066 - 01/02/18 03:21 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Thanks Shawn, hope to see you some where this year. If you come thru there is always room for two!


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#1003081 - 01/02/18 06:33 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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START/UN beyond that, don't know.


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#1003082 - 01/02/18 07:08 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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I was thinking about Colorado again, (but who doesn't grin ) maybe not this year though. Mount Washington is having an ATV only day on June 30th. I'm going to try and get in on that followed by three days of camping & ATV riding up near Berlin NH. After that (middle July) maybe a redo of the Northeast Adventure Ride I took a few years ago.

Pat


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#1003120 - 01/03/18 01:42 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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Cedar Key, START, a tour thru Austria, Slovenia and Croatia in June. That is as far out as I can plan although there may be a trip to CO in late July.


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#1003126 - 01/03/18 03:06 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Chris K]  
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Chris, you will enjoy Slovenia and Croatia. Lot's to see.


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#1003127 - 01/03/18 03:08 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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4/15/2018 Barber track day
START
5/27/2018 Road Atlanta Track day
6/30/2018 NCM track day (one of my favorite tracks)
7/8/2018 Road Atlanta Track day
UnRally
8/5/2018 Road Atlanta Track day
9/2/2018 Barber track day

and try to once a month hit the GA mountains fire roads.


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#1003135 - 01/03/18 07:09 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: RT5HTP]  
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Originally Posted by RT5HTP
Shipping to San Diego (late May) and riding back to MA. Will do a deep south route. Set out to do this two years back, but the Texas floods dictated otherwise. Had to take a more central USA route. I just love starting on one coast and working my way back to the other coast. This past September, I was ready to set sail for a trip- either northern FL or Nova Scotia. Last minute decision had me headed to FL and back...no regrets, but Nova Scotia is definitely on my list. The ride to Nova Scotia is only a one day trip. Soon enough.

Count me in.... I'm jonesing to do Nova Scotia


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#1003697 - 01/16/18 01:54 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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I finally get to knock Alaska off my bucket list. Fly n Ride and taking a cruise ship back down the coast.
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#1003702 - 01/16/18 03:27 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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Originally Posted by Matts_12GS
Originally Posted by RT5HTP
Shipping to San Diego (late May) and riding back to MA. Will do a deep south route. Set out to do this two years back, but the Texas floods dictated otherwise. Had to take a more central USA route. I just love starting on one coast and working my way back to the other coast. This past September, I was ready to set sail for a trip- either northern FL or Nova Scotia. Last minute decision had me headed to FL and back...no regrets, but Nova Scotia is definitely on my list. The ride to Nova Scotia is only a one day trip. Soon enough.

Count me in.... I'm jonesing to do Nova Scotia


Give me a couple days notice and I'll ride to Nova Scotia with you. My Dad was stationed there early in his Air Force career so it has always intrigued me.

For my calendar I have room reservations at START and the UNRally.
I'd like to make it to Utah in May for the Spring Torrey. I'd also like to spend a couple weeks in Colorado this summer, God Willin and the creek don't rise!

I would also like to make it to Austin a few times to ride with them to eat breakfast and BBQ.


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it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a good beer"
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#1003832 - 01/17/18 11:17 PM Re: What's on your riding calendar for 2018? [Re: Bud]  
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