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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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Hey people...me again!
Just wondering what places are the cheapest to stay in on the road?
Will be camping as much as i can ...1: cause its cheap but 2 : I love it just me, my mates the bike and the stars!
Still will need a shower etc sometimes ...
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Hit the Motel 6 chain. They are all across the USA. Not the best you could stay in but you being the outdoors type would love it.

Here is another thing to think about. Safety of your scoot. Since you are planning ahead post your route. That way others can give you the best areas to stay in.

http://www.motel6.com/default.aspx
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Good idea...when we finalise it i will post my route!
Security is a concern especially leaving bikes out side motels. Have been yelled at several times here in NZ when the patrons have seen me wheel my bike out from the bedroom!! LOL is always good for a laugh...just tell them aleast i didnt start it inside!
Still it is a concern bein in an unfamiliar country so any advice will definately be listend to!
Plan is so far CA - San fran via Coast road. San fran - Reno - Saltlake - beartooth - Sturgis general direction! Will then hopefully skip to Milwaukee ,down to Chicargo( maybe ) go to National motorbike museum ? ?( is this any goog ) drop down to the National Vic rally ?? then some route66...just so i can say i did!!! colorado - Utah - Vags of course!! ( there are Hopefully 4 of us coming and we all turn 40 this year so birthday party in VAGAS Yeha ) then hobble back to california where my wife and kids will meet me for 5 days of disneyland fun!!....thats my take on it have to wait and see what the other boys want to do!!....tis a lot of riding to jam in to 28 days and we may not make all the ports but im sure going to love trying!!!
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You wont be too far off of where I live in South Dakota - if you swing by, I'll buy you a beer.

Also, in a few weeks, I'm actually heading your direction - going to visit some friends who live in NZ for a few weeks in early March. I was debating on renting a bike and taking a little ride, but too much of my budget got spent on the airfare.
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Bugger....i just sold my bike to buy the ness in USA ...so i cant lend you a ride either!!...Where abouts in NZ are you headed? I live in Papamoa Beach , Bay of Plenty ...nice spot with wicked beachs , fishing , diving ...its a summer destination for kiwis we are sitting on 25 degrees celcius ....we are about an hour from Rotorua ( where all the volcanic mud pools etc are) also lakes and lots of twisties in the hills around here.
Cheers will drop in to an internet cafe in S/dakota and let you know where we wil be.
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When i camp i use a big blue tarp. I have 2 plastic pipes I use with it they just tie on my seat.They are as tall as me. Be careful they can melt your pipes if your not careful. Camps cost about $12.00.
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Hey man ...i do that over here to !! ...no poles though i just bungee the tarp over the bike and peg to the ground!...I will be purchasing one at wall mart when i arrive!...iam taking my 2 man tent so will plan to camp as much as i can... 12 a night is great for that mate.
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Bugger....i just sold my bike to buy the ness in USA ...so i cant lend you a ride either!!...Where abouts in NZ are you headed? I live in Papamoa Beach , Bay of Plenty ...nice spot with wicked beachs , fishing , diving ...its a summer destination for kiwis we are sitting on 25 degrees celcius ....we are about an hour from Rotorua ( where all the volcanic mud pools etc are) also lakes and lots of twisties in the hills around here.
Cheers will drop in to an internet cafe in S/dakota and let you know where we wil be.
The bike thing is not a big deal, I'm kind of glad I don't have the money - I would probably end up riding down the wrong side of the road and gettin into an accident anyways...

I'm flying into Auckland, which I see is not too far away from where you live. To make a long story short, I am not sure where I'll be, I plan on roaming around as much as possible.
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Hey mate thats about 2 hours by car direct to me....or you could hug the coast and go around coromandle penisular, stay in Hahei ( www.hahei.co.nz ), hotwater beach....if you are here late march the beach Hop car / rockin roll festival is on ..www.beachhop.co.nz
heres a good site to see pictures of NZ...ill start you off with tauranga where i live! http://www.virtualoceania.net/newzea...ties/tauranga/
Can tell you what ever you do this is one beautiful place to be...i spent 7 years travelling and when i came home i realised the beauty we have here is rare and unique.... Cheers mark
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