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« on: February 09, 2021, 01:20:44 pm »

Last year because of this Coronavirus garbage me and one of my life long best friends missed our yearly week or so motorcycle ride. Since he lives in Southern California we were going to meet in Phoenix and then go through Tombstone, AZ and on to Big Bend, TX!! Then over to San Antonio(he's never been there) and on to Okiehoma and back to my place in Albuquerque.

We been planning for months to do this ride this year. Don't know if we'll make Okiehoma though.     We're leaving the very end of April so it will be great weather!!


Anyone else??
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 01:34:58 pm »

I have ideas, but no plans. It really depends on how the pandemic continues to affect things here in Europe. However, let's assume....  Cool

If travel within Europe is free and clear, then Dan and I will take the motorcycles down to the Mediterranean near Montpellier in France, and then head west through the Pyrenees to northern Spain. Hopefully we can get two weeks to do this, so that we can do it right.


And one of these days, when travel to North America is safe again, we will fly to Vancouver and spend a couple of weeks riding around British Columbia.


Meanwhile, our "plans" are to stick to the roads in Switzerland. Which isn't a bad thing  Bigok
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 02:25:49 pm »

Spring trip to Texas Hill Country. Base in Fredericksburg and do day rides for a week. This trip usually coincides with COTA MotoGP, but not this year.   Sad

Summer trip to Colorado. Base 1/2 in Manitou Springs, 1/2 in Grand Junction? and do day rides for a week.

If Covid settles down, ride to the Springfield Mile race over Labor Day.

Do about 6 to 8 long weekend trips through Arkansas, riding on the Western side top to bottom, with some ventures up into SW Missouri and SE Oklahoma (HWY 90 East out of Noel, Talimena Drive and such).

Thanksgiving and Christmas trips to Port Aransas, Texas. Take the truck with bicycles and the WR250 for daily beach/exploration rides. (need another little dual sport for Debra).

You might say almost "normal year".

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 02:47:56 pm »


Last year because of this Coronavirus garbage me and one of my life long best friends missed our yearly week or so motorcycle ride. Since he lives in Southern California we were going to meet in Phoenix and then go through Tombstone, AZ and on to Big Bend, TX!! Then over to San Antonio(he's never been there) and on to Okiehoma and back to my place in Albuquerque.

We been planning for months to do this ride this year. Don't know if we'll make Okiehoma though.     We're leaving the very end of April so it will be great weather!!


Anyone else??


Already been on one socially distanced vacation -- hoping for several more --  outdoor activities are not hard to plan --- what I want to be able to do is visit family and vacation see my parents, brothers, nephews and nieces...    
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 09:11:33 pm »

The only real vacation I have planned will be August.  Wife is retiring at end of July and we are just going to head out in the road and head toward New England and, if the border is open, up into the Eastern Canada.   I do have several smaller long weekend trip planned and will also do some spur of the moment trips when I feel like it.  Plan to do more moto-camping this year than I have in some time, but thatíll depend on the weather. Itís nice to be retired.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 09:18:25 pm »


I have ideas, but no plans. It really depends on how the pandemic continues to affect things here in Europe. However, let's assume....  Cool

If travel within Europe is free and clear, then Dan and I will take the motorcycles down to the Mediterranean near Montpellier in France, and then head west through the Pyrenees to northern Spain. Hopefully we can get two weeks to do this, so that we can do it right.


And one of these days, when travel to North America is safe again, we will fly to Vancouver and spend a couple of weeks riding around British Columbia.


Meanwhile, our "plans" are to stick to the roads in Switzerland. Which isn't a bad thing  Bigok


I think you are rather privileged  Bigsmile
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2021, 09:50:54 pm »

Jeez, how much vacation time do you all get? It's a rare occasion when I can even get a full week.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 02:20:06 am »


Jeez, how much vacation time do you all get? It's a rare occasion when I can even get a full week.


The Europeans tend to care for their employees' mental health and offer exceptionally generous holiday time. For me, I just negotiated a new work contract that included an extra week of vacation, so I'm pretty stoked about that  Cool
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The Europeans tend to care for their employees' mental health and offer exceptionally generous holiday time. For me, I just negotiated a new work contract that included an extra week of vacation, so I'm pretty stoked about that  Cool


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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2021, 07:35:04 am »


Jeez, how much vacation time do you all get? It's a rare occasion when I can even get a full week.


5 weeks officially.  But can take off a day or so when convenient.

It's more about getting the work done in my department than the time I am at the facility. I am on call 24/7 and do check/reply to emails and calls while on "vacation".

I was once riding on of the 3 sisters in the Texas Hill Country while on a conference call. Sena worked well enough, they had no idea I was riding.    Bigsmile
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2021, 07:40:56 am »


Jeez, how much vacation time do you all get? It's a rare occasion when I can even get a full week.


May I humbly suggest that change is not necessarily a bad thing? But also acknowledge that often vacation time is tied into longevity and seniority.  

I left one company after several years of working 6 day weeks (and sometimes even 7 day weeks), took a pay cut, and started with a new company where I worked mon-fri (with a Saturday morning once a month). I made less money, and lost some vacation time, but picked up 50 more off days a year. One of the best decisions I ever made.

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2021, 11:12:05 am »

Mrs DD- Good plans.

BS- That's a lot of riding you have planned!

K-  Congrats to your wife. Life will get better!!

Jay- You're a working man!!    Bigok     Nothing wrong with that. Your time will come.
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2021, 12:39:54 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2021, 06:21:20 pm »


Mrs DD- Good plans.

BS- That's a lot of riding you have planned!

K-  Congrats to your wife. Life will get better!!

Jay- You're a working man!!    Bigok     Nothing wrong with that. Your time will come.


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Hey -- what am I?   a potted plant -- that's it!!!!  you're off the Christmas list again ...  Lol


   Man!         I'm not sure I can sleep well tonight.           Sad


I was answering my fellow motorcyclist's opinions!!!  You wrote about car stuff and relatives!  Yeah, yeah, I know the title didn't mention bike plans.
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2021, 11:16:26 am »


Jeez, how much vacation time do you all get? It's a rare occasion when I can even get a full week.


26 days (208 hour)a year, but it took a while to get uo to this amount. We can carry over up to 30 days.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2021, 11:20:27 am »

Hoping to do a ride to the Dragon and from there, up to Ohio to visit friends / relatives.  And/or a trip up to Lake Placid for a few days of riding around in the Adirondacks. Spent a couple years up there back in the mid.late 80ís and it was a very nice place to ride. Might even trailer both bikes up so I can run some of the trails with the KLX.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2021, 01:40:42 pm »

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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2021, 03:52:04 am »

I have a 7k mile trip of the SW US planned in late July/early August. This his year we will have 5 going. Itíll be the best yet.
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2021, 06:21:06 am »

Not planned for this year, but for 2023 (Dan's "Big Birthday"  Cool )

Since I got to chose my tour for my big birthday (South Africa) he surprised me by choosing South America for his birthday tour. I have a lot of research to do, but early results are looking at a trip through Argentina and Chile.

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