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Mar 4th 2017, 08:39 AM   #16
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Stay out of Canada, sure, nice views but no good roads besides highways. Been there and done that. Not going back. Met a ton of Canada riders and all were heading to the USA. Although hwy 3 going east just over the border is OK.

Hit Oregon and Northern California. I do a 5 day trip every May that direction.

Idaho and Montana are also good destinations, but I never hit the slab, only side and back roads.

A ton of off the main highway roads that are great. You say you want to do a 600 miler in one day? I've done 540 miles at a pop and I'll tell ya, 450 to 500 miles is much better.

I never stop to eat at restaurants on the run, I carry all my own food and stop at the side of the roads.

Enjoy the C14
Mar 4th 2017, 11:09 AM   #17
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  Sep 2016
  Seabeck

  Africa Twin
There is a reason that they are "flyover states" they are a featureless flat mind numbingly boring places to ride.
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Mar 4th 2017, 03:45 PM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
Consider the Aufderheide Scenic Highway in Oregon between McKenzie Bridge and Westfir.
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Mar 4th 2017, 06:40 PM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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There is a reason that they are "flyover states" they are a featureless flat mind numbingly boring places to ride.
one trip across North or South Dakota are all you'll ever need or want...
I dread South Dakota and Wall's Drugs signs...if you love tar strips..can't get enough of tar strips..want even more tar strips..thunmpidy thump thump thump all day...I've made on too many trips to Minnesota..lol...
Mar 6th 2017, 08:31 AM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  here

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Originally Posted by Sentinel
I want to do an overnighter first. I don't know how far I want to ride in a day. I am thinking maybe 600 max. It's not a race. I'd like to stop for meals and interesting spots, but I don't like need to take a nap or anything. Not yet at least. I don't mind riding a bit after dinner, and I like to hit the road early.

I want to do a multi (4 or 5) day ride in June, and then maybe another in July or August.

Probably want to do at least one more overnighter in September before it starts to cool off again.

This year I want to use up my leave from work in the summer instead of taking Fridays off in the fall and winter just so I don't lose it.
hop the ferry and spend two-three days riding vancouver island. loop lillooet, loop kamloops/kelowna/osoyoos, you can spend a week in and around banff,(stick to a/b/c roads in canada) 3-4 days glacier national park in montana, 3-4 days in NE oregon (baker city), 3-4 days down to 36 in northern california. i have a feeling you'd do best sticking to lower mileages.

600 miles a day is going to be a stretch if you're stopping for food three times a day, smellin the scenery etc
Mar 6th 2017, 08:59 AM   #21
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Across country if you don't know the back roads, maybe a bit more stretched out than around here, however there are some of the best riding routes hidden in that area of the country.

Needles Highway in South Dakota. Beartooth pass, Wyoming. Yellowstone. About a dozen others you only get to know if you've lived there.

There is a reason why Sturgis is where it is.

It's not a fun area if you're on like an SV650 because the highway can stretch out for a very long time. Cruisers are popular out there for that reason though. Make sure you're bike is in good working condition, parts are harder to find and take a couple extra days to get in. Potholes and gravel on the road, and lots of wildlife, is extremely common. So is ice.
Mar 10th 2017, 11:54 AM   #22
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
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Across country if you don't know the back roads, maybe a bit more stretched out than around here, however there are some of the best riding routes hidden in that area of the country.

Needles Highway in South Dakota. Beartooth pass, Wyoming. Yellowstone. About a dozen others you only get to know if you've lived there.

There is a reason why Sturgis is where it is.

It's not a fun area if you're on like an SV650 because the highway can stretch out for a very long time. Cruisers are popular out there for that reason though. Make sure you're bike is in good working condition, parts are harder to find and take a couple extra days to get in. Potholes and gravel on the road, and lots of wildlife, is extremely common. So is ice.
oh. this is a good idea. i like that - go to sturgis off season. winnar!
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Mar 10th 2017, 11:55 AM   #23
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
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... smellin the scenery etc
makes me think of those awful concentration-camp feedlots on I5 in California that you can smell for miles.

eat what they feed the cows. not the cows!
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