JayW Posted October 30, 2007 Share Posted October 30, 2007 OK, this is a lifelong dream and I'm going for it. I managed to carve out 3 weeks for the trip starting on April 16, 2008. My original thought was to leave home in West TN and ride diagonally across the country up to the Pacific Northwest and include some of the Pacific Coast highway at the end of this first leg. I would then ride along the Northern border of the country stopping along the way in Glacier National Park, the Black Hills and other areas as time allows. I would finally head south from Michigan to get home. I plan to ride alone, but have lots of family and friends I could stop and see or stay with along this route. However, looking at the map, timing and weather, I am concerned that it may be too cold for this itinerary, particularly through the Rockies. Maybe not though - any feedback from you locals about this? I have good cold-weather gear, but don't want to ride on snow or ice. Alternatively, I could stay south out of TN and spend a few days exploring UT, AZ, Death Valley, and then catch Highway 1 in Southern CA. I could ride this North for a day or 2 or 3, then head back east through Colorado where I also have family. Obviously, my trip planning is in the early stages. I anticipate following Alton Brown's example and largely avoid interstates and chain restaurants. I have made several multi-day trips, but nothing this ambitious. I'll be camping out at least part of the time. I don't know what to do! Any ideas, comments, or suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Jay Link to comment
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