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Your Planned Summer Roads Trips for 2012

OK boyz and girlz.... What are your planned Summer (July, Aug, and lets throw in September) road trips that actually take you away from your home town/city/berg.

By the way, gas here has gone from $4.19 to $3.34 this week. Week of 25 - 29 June

1. When are you going and for how long...
2. Where are you going and approx miles round trip..
3. How many are going...

For me....

Although we normally have several trips planned during this time annually, we are not doing them this year. We are taking our first load of "stuff" to our new house in Corsicana Texas this weekend...

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9 day trip in Sept (first chance for long trip) from OKC to Colorado for 3 days then Zion natl park to grand canyon, then a night each in NM then TX and finally back to OKC. Going camping next weekend in TX right near ok/ar border. About 2900 miles on the nine day and not sure for next weekend but probably ~400 miles. All trips are by myself.


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1. When are you going and for how long...

Early August

2. Where are you going and approx miles round trip..

West from northern Indiana. Spending a couple days in and around Sturgis, then heading west to Yellowstone / Tetons areas, then into Denver, then back to IN. Expecting to be about 10 days, and 4000 miles

3. How many are going...

4-5 in Sturgis, probably just 2 of us heading west from there

I am beyond pumped, never been west let alone riding

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Hi if you think you' re getting pumped now wait till you get to the Rocky Mtns.Traveling from Cody WY to Yellowstone is breath taking then toward the Grand Tetons to Jackson Hole. Be sure to take cold weather gear.we experienced sleet going into Yellowstone July 2, 2008 but not much of it. My brother, and I haven't decided where to go this fall. Have a great ride, and be safe!

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Currently on day 6 of a 15 day trip. Started last Friday from a cool Portland OR. took 3 days to get to Moab UT. Spent three HOT days in Moab. Took beatiful hwy12 to Bryce canyon yesterday Today went by the Cedar breaks and Zion park to a HOT St George UT. Rest of trip is going around Grand canyon, visiting a buddy in Kingman AZ. Then heading over to Cali to Seqoia Nat. Forest up to Yosemite, Reno,NV then back home to Portland. I'm running with a buddy with his HD road glide. So far other than the 100+deg heat it's been a great trip. Tip. I really wish I had got one of those GOPRO video cameras so much to get pics of I'm sure it's not safe holding my IPhone clicking off pics and taking video while I'm riding.

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At 2000 mi now Total Milage should be close to 5000.

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Yea the ride from Georgia to Vegas in 08 is one i'll never forget and don't want too. From Vegas to Yellowstone was a huge difference in the temps. Don't know if I can wait till Sept or Oct to do a trip now.Yall about got me ready to put my riding britches on. Be safe.

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Me and my wife will be heading to miami in late august for her daughters graduation. We will run through the smokies on the way down and then head down the coast all the way to miami. Estimated mileage should be some where around 3000. We live in central il.

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just got back from an 8 day trip from alberta canada down to the grand canyon, zion national park and bryce canyon were the main hightlights. put on just over 5000 kms (3000 miles)
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