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Default 2014 run, West to the rockies and north to Jasper

Ah the planning has begun in ernest.

2014 the plan is to leave from Maryland and run west to Wyoming and pick up my son and run the mountains north to Jasper and back.

Run out would be a Super Slab run to South Dakota to pick up Iron Mountain & Pig Tail bridges Highway 16A. Looking at a 4 day run.

My son lives in Rawlins WY, from there North to Jackson WY and the Tetons.

Tetons to Chiefs Highwayto Red Lodge and then up bear tooth pass to West Yellowstone.

West Yellow stone to Enis, for Breakfast, great little drug store there. and run north to Glacier Nat Park.

Going to the Sun Road to Canmore Canada cutting west at Longview on 40.

A run up the Ice fields parkway to Jasper

Still working the way back from Jasper, looking for the scenic way back to WY thru Idaho. Looking at running thru Kamloops and then south to Idaho.. still working this bit.

Timing this is dependant on Leave dates of my son. I am planning on a window from mid June to Mid July. 16 days out and back from Maryland.

I know there are a lot of Victory touring types out there feel free to join up for some or all of the run.

The run out will be 600+ mile days, from there anything from 300 to 500 a day. I found that a 500 mile day in the west is much easier than a 500 mile day back east... Not sure why might be because there is no traffic and the side roads are posted at 70mph!

Yep heard all the horror stories about Yellowstone, 2012 hit YS at the end of July, almost no traffice for 3 whole days What?!

Westher yep heard all that too Snow is possible any time of year up north, I am good with that.

I could make this later but I do not want to get caught up with the mad dash to and from Sturgis, got caught in that in 2012 in a truck hauling bikes, do nto want to do that again.

So again if you are interested in some of all of this run, Drop me a PM with contact details and I will keep a distro list and send updates.

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What I have so far
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=W...2,16,18,19&z=9

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Next bit, google ran out short of additional way points so I had to finish up with another post.

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CR,
Welcome to join in. Meet us in Rawlins WY. and we will make an 8 day run north and back.

Ran some of this route in 2012 on my Gold Wing. Looking forward to making this trip next year.

You have six months to plan and save. Stop dreamin and start ridin

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That looks like a great ride Squatch.
16A in South Dakota is a fabulous road.



Sorry. I am holding a point and shoot camera shooting a little video. It didn't work as good as I'd hoped. I should have just shot pics, but all of the area is so impressive. Watch out for LARGE WILDLIFE.

I noticed that your route is I-90 past Chicago. I have heard that can be a huge traffic jam. When I went to NYC on my Cross-Country ride, I took 24. It down by Peoria, IL. It is a nice 2 lane/4 lane road with smooth sailing.

You'll enjoy BC too. BC is the only place that more beautiful then Oregon (and that's hard for me to say, being I'm an Oregonian). Don't travel after dusk up there. Sometimes the moose just stand in the road.

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You gonna have fun. At least once you get out past Chicago. Nothing like paying tolls on a bike.




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You gonna have fun. At least once you get out past Chicago. Nothing like paying tolls on a bike.
I hear ya. I've paid a couple tolls out here in the west, but it's not very often.
The day I was headed into NYC I spent $20.00 on damn tolls. I wasn't prepared with small bills or change. The Holland Tunnel going into Manhattan was $7.00. I only had 6. She finally waved me threw.

I didn't think it would be worth getting a Easy pass, but if and when I will.
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EZ pass,
Pros: no waiting at the toll booth, do not have to dig for change, something I found out head west in 2012 they do not always charge the account.
Came up two tolls short when I did the bills and they never came.
May places have hi speed toll booths, no need to slow to 5, 10 15mph to go thru. If you regularly communte thru a toll you can get a discount in my case 25 passes a month for $1.25 vs $6.00.

Cons: need to mount the little thingy (Transponder) in view of the reader. If you do not use a good mounting device ... yep they bounce but only once. Need to remember to pull it and store it, little things have legs and they like to walk.

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