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It's actually more of a road trip than just a ride, but here it is:
THE ULTIMATE RIDE!!!!
:eek :eek :eek

Sunday April 21, 2002 i'm heading south with a friend or two on our bikes.
Our destination: Anywhere cool between Vancouver and Las Vegas, then 2 or 3 nights in Vegas , then back to Vancouver.
So far i'm thinking about visiting:
Portland,
San Fran,
L.A.
San Dieago,
Vegas,
Laguna Seca,
the coastal highways of Portland and Cali,
the Wine Valleys of Cali (yes we're doing the winery tours!),
any great bike shops along the way,
the Dune Park in Oregon,
The Tonight SHow in Burbank, Cali.,
Universal Studios??? Hollywood???
WHerever the road takes us.

Duration of the trip: 2-3 weeks, depending on $$ and butt soreness.

Accomodations: whatever sleeping bag/tent you can carry plus 3 nights hotel in Vegas (location not booked yet)

$$ details:
Gas money for over 3100 miles
Food money (we'll hit all the Mickey D's along the way, where "Two can Dine for $6.99"!)
Two or three nights hotel in VEgas, (the more the cheaper)
maybe a couple of nights in motels along the way
Shopping money for cool bike stuff
(don't worry, we'll win back the cost of our trip in Vegas, trust me.....)

Helpful $$ details:
1: Uncle Visa and Grandma Mastercard (U.S. cards if you can get one (only $30 Cad per year from Bank Of Montreal, i got one for the purpose of the trip)
2: I work at a bank so can get a slightly better rate on cash exchange

Who's in????
Destinations open to suggestions, and if anyone can only come for one week, than that's alright too. MAybe we could have an escort of bikes see us down to Seattle, and make two trips out of it for those who can't get away from work or school?
 

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wow man this rules!!
my term ends on 19th too!
i dont htink i'll be able to get away for 3 weeks; but i'll definitely stick around for a couple of days.
i think. well maybe ride down to seattle :D

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I can't get away for that long but I'm definetly in for a 1 or 2 day ride down to seattle or something...maybe the rest of us can spend a night in seattle and party then ride back?
 

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yeah the 1-2 day thing sounds like fun. I think we'll be in busy season then so I wouldn't be able to get away for that long, but would be happy to provide "escort" duty into the states


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I'm turning 21 the week before the trip!!! Don't worry, I've been planning this trip around that fact!!
 
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Yeah I'm with r6rider, i'd definatly be down for a 1-2 day trip to seattle or oregon or something but i can't get away from the work for much longer if i hope to have any vacation time left for the summer...
 

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cool it sounds like at least a few of us want to do the seattle bit. Anyone know what kind of rates hotels would be down there?


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Alright guys I'll take look into accomadations in seattle...my x has family down there so she will be able to get us info as to where to stay, how much, and where to party(can't forget about partying:D )...

give me a couple of days and then we can go from there....
 
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Cool, i may have a parade from here to Seattle! But who's gonna come with me to Cali and Vegas!!
:flashy
 

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Bluestone, I think you're going to find it tough to find anyone with 3 weeks off.. a 1 week bike trip might bring a few more, but it's certaintly not enough time to go down to Vegas and back..
 
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I know three weeks is pushing it for most. I'll most likely go for two and a bit. I'm hoping to get 2 more riders to come.
 
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hey man, count me in for a trip down to seattle...... thats as far as i can go because of work and school.
 

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Hey Bluestone .. I KEEP on nagging **** to come with me to visit my father in Sanfrancisco .. I'd ride to LA and thats where I will stop. Hey I got family friends in LA .. they got a huge house we could crash at and then take their car down to las vegas .. I don't want to ride to the casinos to hang out =) ANd fuck .. if only you stay another few weeks .. I could be 21 and gamble with you =)
 
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Sweet stuff LE and Bl1tz!!! So how serious are you 'cause i'm starting to plan the details and hotel resos soon and if you're serious than we should chat about that kinda stuff.
Yah, get **** and maybe he'll find a way to bring that TT too!
 
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Rusty and I have been discussing a trip possibly to LA, which would be sweet. :cool 3 weeks is a bit much, but I'm sure we could fit in a week - 10 days between exams and starting work. Maybe 2 groups would be good, with one going to LV, and the other just heading home?
 

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I will be able to join you on Sunday but will have to return by Friday so will most likely go with you folks down to California.....will be on tight tight budget.....


also I might be able to get cheap hotel rooms in Seattle, Executive Hotel....


www.executivehotels.net



but I really don't want to spend $$ on staying in Seattle, one day ride to California ? LOL
 

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Well in 12 hours we can make it to Redmond California. Thats straight riding with break for lunch and 15 minute breaks every now and then to stretch out the legs. I usually stay in Redmond over night .. cause if you leave Vancouver in the morning it will be dark by Redmond and after Redmond is pretty dark moutainous roads!!!

There are tonnes of hotels and motels at Redmond. Everyone stops there. I would suggest stopping there.

I probably go as far as LA to visit family and then head back. I could stay in California until you guys go broke in LasVegas and head home with you guys. I ain't in the mood to dump in leather and exhuast money in a game of blackjack =)

Lets do it .. I always wanted to go for a long ride.
 
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