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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Completed my bucket list! Made it to Washington and finally rode through Kansas (not so bad but winds were high). The bikes (Vulcan 500 and Vulcan Classic) handled like a big ole land yachts. Very happy with the ride.
Now the down side is back to Florida and work. Got to love it!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 09:33 PM
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Congrats, That's quiet a road trip.
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Welcome to Washington. If you are still here, take the time to ride hwy 20. The North Cascades Highway. One of the best roads in the state.
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Thanks for the ride info. I really wish we had more time in Washington Ken. Actually, we are now on a fast trip back to Florida due to work commitments. We fell in love with Kenniwick on the river while here. Nice clean area and lot's of recreation going on. Great visit!

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Have a safe trip Big Thump.
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Completed my bucket list! Made it to Washington and finally rode through Kansas (not so bad but winds were high). The bikes (Vulcan 500 and Vulcan Classic) handled like a big ole land yachts. Very happy with the ride.
Now the down side is back to Florida and work. Got to love it!
Congratulations on a feat that not many will accomplish. I used to live in Kansas City MO - riding across Kansas in July could not have been very enjoyable) I also live in FL (Venice) and it has been cooler here than most of the rest of the country this summer.

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Congratulations on a feat that not many will accomplish. I used to live in Kansas City MO - riding across Kansas in July could not have been very enjoyable) I also live in FL (Venice) and it has been cooler here than most of the rest of the country this summer.
Just did a ride from Ky to Denver and went through Missouri and Kansas. Air temps were in the 106-108 range with road temps pushing 120!! The low humidity helped, but we did limit ourselves to 1 hour stretches and had a cooler stocked with water and gatorade!!

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In Billings, MT tonight and the heat is back again. Just son everyone else knows, one of the best roads I have ridden in the US, I got to do again. Route 12 out of Washington to Misoula, Mt is outstanding. Lots of sweepers and scenery. My wife and I did it years ago and rode it back again heading east. Really an incredible road. Just watch out for a few miles of "chip seal", as it is hell to ride through. I would do it again to ride that road though.

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Casper, Wyoming and seeing lot's of bikes already heading to Sturgis. Beautiful vistas heading into Casper. Casper is a fun place with a cool old Saloon called "The Wonder Bar".
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How is the classic behaving on your journey? Any comments on how it has performed? Any air/fuel mods? Great pics.

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