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Well I just go in tonight from my four corners ride. They weather pushed me south into Texas, Amarillo, Arizona and Bakersfield Ca before I could make the turn north to home

Total km ridden 18,581

average riding speed 106 kmh
hours ridden on this trip ( time bike was moving forward) 175.54

A full ride report will follow in a few weeks

I only had one really rainy day but a few days riding below zero Celcius
 

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Well I just go in tonight from my four corners ride. They weather pushed me south into Texas, Amarillo, Arizona and Bakersfield Ca before I could make the turn north to home

Total km ridden 18,581

average riding speed 106 kmh
hours ridden on this trip ( time bike was moving forward) 175.54

A full ride report will follow in a few weeks

I only had one really rainy day but a few days riding below zero Celcius
Yeah but how many ticket's did you get?? ;)
Well done by the way. Sounds like a great trip. Let's see some pics.
 

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How long did it take you? If you rode eight hours a day, I come to three weeks plus a day.
 

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How long did it take you? If you rode eight hours a day, I come to three weeks plus a day.

I left LA on the Thursday am of one week.

The following Saturday I was in Ottawa

I left Ottawa on the Tuesday after lunch this week visited my aunt and uncle in Kingston than stayed overnight in Whitby(east of Toronto)

Wedensday morning I headed back home but weather drove me south slept in St Louis, Amarillo, Texas, Kingsman Arizona, and Weed CA last night home tonight at 7 PM
 

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Yeah but how many ticket's did you get?? ;)
Well done by the way. Sounds like a great trip. Let's see some pics.
zero tickets. riding with a combination of a cb and V-1 and being consistent and stealthy (as steathy as one can be on a Flare Red GoldWing in a Hi Viz yellow Darien )

I think a CB radio is better than a detector in many cases on the interstates

Only pics I have are of flat tire in Washington DC and Confederate Air Force air show in Texas
 

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Cool! Give us a bike report too, OK? How was the Wing; likes, dislikes, etc.?
 

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So very jealous!
 

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Welcom back Bill, sounds like a great trip. Can't wait to read the detailed breakdown.
 

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zero tickets. riding with a combination of a cb and V-1 and being consistent and stealthy...

I think a CB radio is better than a detector in many cases on the interstates
How come you were so steathly if you were only going 106k all the time? Ohhh I get it that includes when you were sleeping.

Interesting the CB helped you out a lot. Did you find that many of the cops were at the roadside but only gunned the trigger on their laser/radar when they saw speeders? I would have thought the majority of them would have their radar on most of the time when on the interstate. Be interersting to hear your analysis of how the police use radar and laser.
 

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How come you were so steathly if you were only going 106k all the time? Ohhh I get it that includes when you were sleeping.

Interesting the CB helped you out a lot. Did you find that many of the cops were at the roadside but only gunned the trigger on their laser/radar when they saw speeders? I would have thought the majority of them would have their radar on most of the time when on the interstate. Be interersting to hear your analysis of how the police use radar and laser.
The average speed when the bike was moving was 106. It takes some work day after day to ride 500 miles cosnsistently every 8 hours. THe Iron Butt Association's BunBUrner Gold ( a tought ride is based on keeping that pace up for 24 hours and getting 1500 miles done

The police were using laser a lot more and KA band was equally divided between instant on and always on (hunter killer cops versus cruising and fishing operators)

The CB if you can stand the drivel will let you know by mile marker where the police are and if they are in the plane etc.

If you are running 10 -15 over in the US you will get a ticket doing the miles I did unless you have advance notice. Hearing "smokey westbound in the hammer lane at the 242" and you are east bound at the 240 mile marker gives you time to roll off, move right and blend in and then the V-1's arrrows will tell you what he does after he passes you

At night the truckers are really good at telling each other about the location of the police so they lose their stealth advantage

many states have 55 MPH speed limit for trucks and they need to run at 65+ to make any money.

you do however have to learn to tune out the drone of nitwit talk that occurs on ch 19 east/west and north south in the east and ch 17 I-5 north south
 

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Hey Bill I don't know if this is appropriate to ask but what kind of total costs are you looking at for a trip like this?
 

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Hey Bill I don't know if this is appropriate to ask but what kind of total costs are you looking at for a trip like this?
Sure ask away.

Figure on one set of tires (minimum) I ran over a 10mm wrench and it punctured my rear tire in Washington DC so I needed an extra tire so my trip was a set of new tires when I left
a new rear and the remounting of a half worn set when I came home

A bike service before I left and when I returned

Gas at your mileage rate I figure I burned 60 bucks a day

hotels /motels I averaged about 100 US night

accomodation most holiday inn expresses best western have free breakfast
get a loyalty card I now have 3 free nights at best western

they also have free computer in lobby to check email etc

Most costly was 150 and least was 44 US

lunch was power bars from costco gas station sandwich and a dinner at night at a walk to restaurant - I don't drink so figure on 15- 30 bucks

interesting trend the best western's and holiday inn expresses have laundry machines now so you can pack less and stink less

I have good riding gear and am a reasonably well equipped LD rider so I can be ready to go on a 2 week trip in about 3 hours from decision time

my advice be fluid in your plans on a longer trip I blew off states I planned to visit due to weather or time factors

I reccomnd having an objective such as the IBA's national parks tour for a longer trip and link the parks with great roads

you will have to ride some interstates no question about it though i rode some secondary roads in Texas for 6 hors at a good pace :)
 

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Ok, I can't take it anymore!

Bill, I spent my youth riding around Canada and the US and now, as I approach geezerdome, I've spent these last few years trying to re-invent myself.

Now it's clear that I need to get back on the road for one of those little road trips as they were before. "Hey, where you going?" "BC!", "Really, can I come?" From Toronto ... when I was 21!

My fastest across the Canuck puck is three days and my slowest is three months.

Funny how things seem to happen in three's. Obviously I need one more trip and of course, one more love.

You are an inspiration.

Thank you sir!
 
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