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« on: May 28, 2008, 11:25:38 AM »

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My ride, as planned, from northern KY to the national will cover 710 miles. Unless horrible weather arrives, it will take one day.

How far is your ride? How many days?
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 11:30:08 AM »

We'll start on saturday, mostly making a beeline to ES.  We'll get there tuesday afternoon.  That's 3 1/2 days- about 2200 miles.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 12:01:13 PM »


We'll start on saturday, mostly making a beeline to ES.  We'll get there tuesday afternoon.  That's 3 1/2 days- about 2200 miles.


Well, kinda sorta making a beeline...we are going through Big Bend National Park and Texas hill country. So not quite a bee line...coming home will be though  Sad

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 12:21:51 PM »

Three days there via twisties and backroads (400+400+500=1300), arriving on Monday evening.

Ride local on Tuesday (325 miles)

Five days home (Wed-Sun) covering approx 1800 mostly twisty miles via Barber Museum, Deals Gap, Shady Valley, NC, VA, and WV.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 12:25:52 PM »

Garry, your avatar is freaking me out... Crazy

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 12:43:40 PM »

600-800 miles, depending on the weather and when we leave.  No route planned, other than mile-eating the first day and small-town exploring the second day.  Not sure which direction we're coming in from, ultimately, but we have to be in before dinner on Tuesday.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 01:28:54 PM »


Garry, your avatar is freaking me out... Crazy


You can thank the (original) Cpl Punishment for that. Google for "The Legend of Old Gregg" and watch the videos on YouTube. They used to have the full episodes posted (1, 2 and 3) in their entirety, but the BBC must have had YouTube yank them. Private people still have them posted though. Funny stuff... Here's a link to a guy that appears to have most/all of it. Watch parts 1 thru 4 in order.

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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 01:38:53 PM »

1065 miles....2 1/2 to 3 days puttering  Bigsmile....
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008, 06:17:15 PM »

From my house to the Swiss village inn per google maps is approx 450 miles and should take 8.9 hours
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 07:44:31 PM »

444 miles if I take the slab with the quickest route but if the weather is good I'll take two lane and it'll be between 500 and 600.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 07:46:51 PM »


1065 miles....2 1/2 to 3 days puttering  Bigsmile....


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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 08:00:27 PM »

About 230-290 miles depending on the route 4-6 hours.  Sometimes living in OK has advantages.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 08:50:25 PM »

Mapquest says the most direct is1850 +/-.  Suspect I'll add about 300 to that. 4 days I'd guess.  Get into Eureka Springs mid-day on Tuesday.  Back to CA via St Louis
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2008, 09:42:09 PM »

Sat. - Mon. to arrive at Eureka Springs = 1,129 miles of WV, KY, and MO twisties.

Tuesday is a 326 mile local Ozark ride

Wed. - Sun. heading back home = 1,588 miles of TN, MS, AL, GA, NC, VA, and WV twisties.

Total estimated miles = 3,043
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2008, 10:15:01 PM »

480 miles if I take slab most of the way.  I'll probably use state highways once I get out of Illinois, bringing the total mileage up to around 600.
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2008, 11:16:30 PM »

We're coming down via the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, Deal's Gap, Cherohala, then Rt.64 across Tennessee and back roads to Eureka Springs.

3-1/2 days, 1,389 miles.

Heading home via a corner of Missouri, across Kentucky, West Virginia, and back up Virginia.
3 days,  1,235 miles.

(Plus whatever we ride in Arkansas!)

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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2008, 01:07:17 AM »




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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2008, 07:45:42 AM »

Have a Missouri State Motocross Series race on Sunday in Halfway MO, which is about 30 miles north of Springfield.  After the race, driving the race rig south to somewhere around Branson and making that the base camp.  No sence in driving past good riding roads...Especially when I am getting around 6 miles to the gallon in the rig!  So...the 'ride' to ES will be around 50 miles.  Planning on riding the scenic route from Branson to ES, so hopefully I can make it in just one day!
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2008, 01:36:34 PM »

290 miles door to door!
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2008, 05:53:32 PM »

The shortest route for me according to Mapquest is just over 2,000 miles.  

I'm taking that route on the way back which means 2,000 miles in four days as I want to be back home on Sunday night.  

The plan I had to go down just fell through and I now have to get back to the drawing board.  I'll most likely leave early next week and take my time.  
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