josehill wrote:That's a whole lot of awesome, recondas!
I really envy you for taking the trip. A few of those photos bring back some terrific memories from years ago for me.
Thanks!josehill wrote:That's a whole lot of awesome, recondas!
I understand that, I have some that will last a lifetime. Even the colder days were spectacular. It was 39F/4C and raining when we passed through Butte Montana, and cold enough at the higher elevations in Mt. Rainier NP for the snow to fall and stick to us, the bikes and the roadway (first time I ever had to wipe snow off of the windshield while riding so I could see where I was going).josehill wrote:A few of those photos bring back some terrific memories from years ago for me.
I'd love to see some of your photos. I took less than I would have liked - it started to rain in Reno Nevada, and only occasionally stopped through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.kshuff wrote:We didn't ride bikes out, but took almost the same route. I'll have to post some pictures also.
That ought to be a great trip - sounds like you'll be riding a few of the same roads we did. Not that you don't have some great asphalt to ride on near home - the stretch of I-70 in Colorado that passes through Glenwood Canyon is hands down the most beautiful piece of Interstate I've ever been on.dingofarmer wrote:Looks like fun, I can wait to take a long trip at the end of July, quick run to monterey for the motogp race, from denver through salt lake and renno. The trip home will be up the west coast to washington the long way and through boise and then eventually back home. Only 3500 miles or so, but an FJR1300 is only so confortable.
Not this trip, but I've been to some beautiful places in Kansas too (posted a photo of the Tall Grass National Prairie a couple of pages/years back in this thread). Because of the heat in the southeast, we left central North Carolina at 9:30PM Wednesday and rode to Lawrence Kansas the first day. The second day we left Lawrence at 2AM and rode to Salina Utah, so most of the Kansas portion of I-70 went by in the dark.87Porsche wrote:The State of Kansas would like to formally apologize for I-70. But at least I-70 in Colorado makes up for it.
Thanks for the offer! Went right thru Champaign on the way back. Would have loved to take you up on the beer, but the first few and last few days are always long ones so we can burn off some miles (in places that are easier for us to ride to than the west coast). So that day's ride was around 1,000 miles (Fargo ND to Greensburg IN) - didn't leave much time for a cold one till real late in the day.pierocks wrote:Hey recondas-
Did you take I-74 through Indiana and meet up with I-39 in Illinois? If so, you went right by Champaign. If you had stopped I would have bought you a beer
Norway and Sweden sound like a great ride (I'm envious, a ride across Europe and maybe Australia are on the short end of my bucket list). Your Heritage is a great bike to travel with. I used to travel on an FXSTB (if you'd like to see it I sneaked a couple of photos into my nekochan gallery).tingo wrote:Nice trip, recondas. Sadly, my FLSTC (1997) haven't seen much road (other than between home and work) this year. Too busy. I still have fond memories from the long trip last summer; Oslo (Norway) to Åre (Sweden), then over to Trondheim (back in Norway again) and up to Svolvær (Lofoten) in northern Norway, and back home again via the scenic route (Røros in this case).
PymbleSoftware wrote:I thought the Grand Canyon was a let down for some reason... maybe I wasn't in the right mood that day.
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