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Title: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 25, 2021, 04:34:23 pm
Anyone have plans to hit the road? One month ago I got back from over 3,000 miles on vacation and I have the itch again.


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: rajflyboy on May 25, 2021, 07:16:57 pm
Iím working.  Somebody got to do it I guess.  


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: jay547 on May 25, 2021, 07:22:39 pm
Yep, me too.


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: kyzrex on May 25, 2021, 07:33:26 pm
Heading to Sparta for our annual TRISTAR just for fun event.  Last I heard we had 20 rooms filled and hoping for a few more. No rally fee, no membership requirement, no rules, just ride to, eat drink sleep, ride, and repeat. Always a fun time on those wonderful roads.


Title: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Stripes on May 25, 2021, 07:35:03 pm
Island bound.


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: bergmen on May 26, 2021, 01:27:58 pm
Taking next week off from work and me and two riding buddies are heading up to the Bend Oregon area to visit and stay with my brother. I will be heading to Grass Valley on Saturday, Dennis and Jerry will join me on Sunday morning and we take 49, 70, 89, 36, 139, 299 to Alturus for the night. From there, 395 to 31 to 97.

We (my brother and I) met Jerry in the fall of 1962 when we joined the Boy Scouts. Been friends ever since.

Dan


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on May 26, 2021, 02:58:57 pm
I shall be working  :D


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Biking Sailor on May 26, 2021, 04:14:48 pm
Have bike, will travel!   :)

Since Debra has the first trip for her business in over a year during the long weekend, I am thinking about taking the T7 out to the Gloss Mountains and riding/hiking some trails in the area. When she gets back I'm sure we will take the other bikes for a longish day ride for lunch somewhere on Monday.

The next weekend we are planning a 3 day Arkansas trip get away as a tune up for our week long Colorado trip the end of June.


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 26, 2021, 05:10:27 pm

Taking next week off from work and me and two riding buddies are heading up to the Bend Oregon area to visit and stay with my brother. I will be heading to Grass Valley on Saturday, Dennis and Jerry will join me on Sunday morning and we take 49, 70, 89, 36, 139, 299 to Alturus for the night. From there, 395 to 31 to 97.

We (my brother and I) met Jerry in the fall of 1962 when we joined the Boy Scouts. Been friends ever since.

Dan


That is a great story about your long time friend. Be safe on your planned ride up North.


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 26, 2021, 05:12:08 pm

Have bike, will travel!   :)

Since Debra has the first trip for her business in over a year during the long weekend, I am thinking about taking the T7 out to the Gloss Mountains and riding/hiking some trails in the area. When she gets back I'm sure we will take the other bikes for a longish day ride for lunch somewhere on Monday.

The next weekend we are planning a 3 day Arkansas trip get away as a tune up for our week long Colorado trip the end of June.



If you don't mind, keep me appraised of your Colorado trip timing. I would ride up to meet you for lunch/other. I just love riding to Colorado. Three hours from my driveway!!


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: bergmen on May 26, 2021, 06:32:05 pm



That is a great story about your long time friend. Be safe on your planned ride up North.


I got Jerry started in motorcycling (very much against the wishes of his parents - they eventually worked it out) in the fall of 1967 when I sold him my Honda CB77 Super Hawk so I could buy a brand new 1968 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster. He was a junior in high school, I was about to enter my first year of college. He and I have been riding together ever since.

Dan


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: zer0netgain on May 26, 2021, 06:43:04 pm

I shall be working †:D


Lousy Swedes.  :lol:


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: rajflyboy on May 26, 2021, 07:42:51 pm

I shall be working †:D


Have you given up your American citizenship yet?

Iím working as well this weekend.  


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: jay547 on May 26, 2021, 09:09:00 pm

Have bike, will travel!   :)

Since Debra has the first trip for her business in over a year during the long weekend, I am thinking about taking the T7 out to the Gloss Mountains and riding/hiking some trails in the area. When she gets back I'm sure we will take the other bikes for a longish day ride for lunch somewhere on Monday.

The next weekend we are planning a 3 day Arkansas trip get away as a tune up for our week long Colorado trip the end of June.



Did you retire?


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Biking Sailor on May 27, 2021, 07:31:45 am



Did you retire?


Not yet, unfortunately.   :crazy:

I do have quite a bit of vacation time, after working at the same place 40 years.


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Biking Sailor on May 27, 2021, 07:42:00 am



If you don't mind, keep me appraised of your Colorado trip timing. I would ride up to meet you for lunch/other. I just love riding to Colorado. Three hours from my driveway!!


Right now our plan is to base out of Manitou Springs, taking day rides and hiking the area. We've done the "stay at a different part of the state every night" type trips several times in Colorado before. That is fun but you don't get to really see different places just passing through. This time we are going to explore the area more in depth.

But plans can also change, as we like to stay flexible.


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 27, 2021, 08:06:11 am



Right now our plan is to base out of Manitou Springs, taking day rides and hiking the area. We've done the "stay at a different part of the state every night" type trips several times in Colorado before. That is fun but you don't get to really see different places just passing through. This time we are going to explore the area more in depth.

But plans can also change, as we like to stay flexible.


That's way up by Colorado Springs! Maybe you'll get down to the South Western part of the state??!


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on May 27, 2021, 03:33:32 pm

Lousy Swedes. †:lol:


 :lol:



Have you given up your American citizenship yet?


I'm investigating at this point...  :cool:


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: rajflyboy on May 28, 2021, 02:53:04 pm



 :lol:




I'm investigating at this point...  :cool:


Politics are good in Switzerland  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 29, 2021, 09:42:01 am
Yesterday, Friday, I decided to do my Memorial Day ride and not deal with the RVs, campers and Lookie Lous. I went 359 miles from 8:45a until 2:45p. Great weather and no traffic to speak of!! I took the scenic roads around the area North of Albuquerque. As the crows flies I probably didn't get more than 150 miles from my home.


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 29, 2021, 03:39:20 pm
Pictures


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on May 29, 2021, 03:41:09 pm
 :bigok:

Sounds like a good day, Blue!


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 29, 2021, 04:59:26 pm

 :bigok:

Sounds like a good day, Blue!


Thank you. It was!!


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: rajflyboy on May 29, 2021, 08:13:43 pm

Yesterday, Friday, I decided to do my Memorial Day ride and not deal with the RVs, campers and Lookie Lous. I went 359 miles from 8:45a until 2:45p. Great weather and no traffic to speak of!! I took the scenic roads around the area North of Albuquerque. As the crows flies I probably didn't get more than 150 miles from my home.


That is one great day.  :thumbsup:

And you get to stay at home as well.

Did you go through the very artistically challenged city of Santa Fe?   You know... the place where everything looks exactly the same?  :lol: :D


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on May 31, 2021, 08:57:02 am



That is one great day.  :thumbsup:

And you get to stay at home as well.

Did you go through the very artistically challenged city of Santa Fe?   You know... the place where everything looks exactly the same?  :lol: :D


Yeah I went through Santa Fe. Some of us like the Santa Fe/Mission style!!


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: rajflyboy on May 31, 2021, 01:20:52 pm
I like mission style


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on May 31, 2021, 01:58:32 pm
Mission style burritos   :drool:


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: rajflyboy on May 31, 2021, 08:21:37 pm
The whole enchilada


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: Blue is Best on June 01, 2021, 08:51:24 am

Mission style burritos † :drool:


You left the door unlocked again! FlyBoy found his way in.      :D                       :facepalm:


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: rajflyboy on June 01, 2021, 10:31:45 am



You left the door unlocked again! FlyBoy found his way in.      :D                       :facepalm:


I like Mexican food  :D


Title: Re: Memorial Day plans?
Post by: bergmen on June 05, 2021, 04:12:59 pm
1084 miles from Ukiah to Bend and back. Original route in earlier post, absolutely fabulous from Alturas to La Pine (very near my brothers place), one of the most beautiful rides I've ever been on.

Slabbed it home on 97 and 5. Hot (102-104) from Redding to Williams where I turned west on 20. I was pretty burned out when I got home Thursday evening.

Pictures too large to post. I may attach later.

Dan


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