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This June 21st I'm setting out on my first multi state ride on my new XCT! I'll be meeting Kris "Netnorske" in Estes Park Colorado with about 50 of our friends. Our old group meets every year to some state for a week of fun! Since Kris and I just bought new XCT's this is going to be the "maiden" voyage for us both! Be gone 10 days traveling about 3,000 miles total.

I'm sure most of you know that feeling I'm having right about now!!

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Safe ridin bro and enjoy the new ride out on the road... I swear my first trip I heard mine say "Thanks, I needed that!"... hehehehe

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This June 21st I'm setting out on my first multi state ride on my new XCT! I'll be meeting Kris "Netnorske" in Estes Park Colorado with about 50 of our friends. Our old group meets every year to some state for a week of fun! Since Kris and I just bought new XCT's this is going to be the "maiden" voyage for us both! Be gone 10 days traveling about 3,000 miles total.

I'm sure most of you know that feeling I'm having right about now!!
To help pass the time before the ride, read as many ride reports that others have posted. There's not a lot of RR on this forum, but pashnit has some good reading.
In my signature are just a few of my larger rides.

Enjoy your ride and mine too.
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Assuming this is your first long ride, here are some tips...
1. Take half the clothes and twice the money you intend to pack. Every item of clothing should do double or triple duty - think layering. 2. Pack for every weather possibility. 3. Carry water that you can consume under way somehow. 4. A cool vest and/or cool tie is a must as is good rain gear. 5. Have lots of fun.

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fortunately this is not my first big ride. I rode my Kawasaki Nomad to Sturgis. But I appreciate your advice nonetheless. first big ride on the new Vic.!!

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Enjoy ... Loved my 3K+ trip to the Ozarks without problem 1 .. Looking forward to the next one ..

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Enjoy the ride Brad, wish I was heading down as well. I'm just over 14,000km in the 6 weeks I've owned my XCT, will settle down a bit now until August when we leave for another big trip.

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fortunately this is not my first big ride. I rode my Kawasaki Nomad to Sturgis. But I appreciate your advice nonetheless. first big ride on the new Vic.!!

I am a moderator over on the advrider.com. There are some incredible ride reports there and people who have ridden multiple continents. Some very good reading and pics there.

Enjoy your ride. My first big XCT ride is coming up next month. I am riding out to Crested Buttte CO!
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I am a moderator over on the advrider.com. There are some incredible ride reports there and people who have ridden multiple continents. Some very good reading and pics there.

Enjoy your ride. My first big XCT ride is coming up next month. I am riding out to Crested Buttte CO!

I agree. There is almost too much to read over on ADV. Pashnit has some great reading also. I've written 15 or so ride reports over on the pashnit site. Maybe there should be a place here on Victory Forum for some RR's.

I'm headed out in 2 weeks for a 10 day ride. I will be heading to the Yosemite area to ride with some other Pashnit riders for 3 days and then head clear up to Seattle area to meet my wife for a wedding. After the wedding (her son's best buddy) my wife and I will be checking out the Washington area a bit. Rainier and Mt Saint Helens. maybe the North Cascades Highway too.
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Ken, Have you not done Hwy.20, the North Cascades? Its like riding through a park and you will never forget it once you've done it.

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