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« on: April 20, 2021, 10:50:31 am »

Sunday- leaving after church, about noon, to ride the pretty way to Phoenix          360 miles

Monday- meet up with Elver from So Cal and then down to Tucson for lunch with my niece. Then on to Tombstone to look for Wyatt Earp and we'll probably get to Deming, NM      400 miles

Tuesday- We'll ride to Big Bend, TX and camp out there.                                        400 miles

Wednesday- On to San Antonio for the Alamo and the River Walk. He's never been there                 400 miles

Thursday- Up to Dallas/Ft Worth. We'll visit with his grandson that is in the Marines. He took up motorcycle riding from his grandpa and me!!            275 miles

Friday- Up to Okie City to visit Elver's friends and have lunch or dinner with my STN friends!!???????                               200-300 miles depending on where we go.

Saturday- Figure out how to get home!

We, 95% of the time, camp in RV parks for the laundry and shower part. About 3,000 mile trip for me and almost 4,000 for Elver.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 02:24:43 pm »

Yamaha or Suzuki?
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 03:03:42 pm »


Yamaha or Suzuki?


Yamaha. That kind of riding is what that is made for. 50 mpg, plenty of luggage capacity, shaft drive, etc!!!               Bigok
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 03:13:25 pm »




Yamaha. That kind of riding is what that is made for. 50 mpg, plenty of luggage capacity, shaft drive, etc!!!               Bigok


Understand. I'll be heading down to the Texas Hill Country for a week and would like to take my new T7, but will go on the FJR because it is made for that trip.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 07:11:45 pm »

I'd ride the T7.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 07:29:43 am »


I'd ride the T7.


If I ride it to Stillwater Saturday, I'll let you take it for a spin.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 12:43:23 pm »




If I ride it to Stillwater Saturday, I'll let you take it for a spin.


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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2021, 09:42:25 am »

Looks like good weather for me every where we go that week. We'll miss a couple of showers and the hot places are getting a little reprieve from the heat.      Smile
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2021, 10:02:53 pm »

Me and my buddy, Elver, just got off the phone. Looks like we will be in Oklahoma City at Noon on Friday. He is going to Bartlesville to visit friends and then to Claremore where we will spend the night.

You guys up for a meet? I am flexible. He can go straight up to Bartlesville and I can meet you guys where you would like. Do one of you have a plan?
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2021, 04:26:13 pm »


Me and my buddy, Elver, just got off the phone. Looks like we will be in Oklahoma City at Noon on Friday. He is going to Bartlesville to visit friends and then to Claremore where we will spend the night.

You guys up for a meet? I am flexible. He can go straight up to Bartlesville and I can meet you guys where you would like. Do one of you have a plan?


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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2021, 04:35:49 pm »

That Friday is the beginning of my two-day riding, two-night camping GOAT trip. I may already be down at the river setting up camp.

But...the highway along the river is some of the best riding in Oklahoma. Maybe we can work something out...

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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2021, 08:16:14 pm »

That Friday for me is the last work day before a week off to ride to the Texas Hill Country. But I'm 100 miles West of where you will be.

And on the 1 month anniversary of getting the little Tenere, the ride to eat at Eskimo Joes in Stillwater put me over 1,100 miles. Your Zuk needs to keep up!   Razz
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2021, 09:26:34 am »

In a few hours I'm on the road again. Just like what's his name sang!
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2021, 11:34:54 am »


In a few hours I'm on the road again. Just like what's his name sang!


Wish I could arrange to meet up with you, but more wish I was retired and could tag along!

Enjoy and safe travels!

Note, emergencies in central Oklahoma, I can help. Have trailer and other stuff. I'll PM you my number.
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2021, 12:10:56 pm »




Wish I could arrange to meet up with you, but more wish I was retired and could tag along!

Enjoy and safe travels!

Note, emergencies in central Oklahoma, I can help. Have trailer and other stuff. I'll PM you my number.


Thanks! I think an emergency is coming on.    Sad    You know, a BBQ steak!
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2021, 10:05:52 am »

Got back yesterday, Sunday, afternoon. 3,224 miles and four states about 400 miles per day average. Saw some great historic sites and visited relatives/friends that made the trip worth that alone!

Sunday- Left home at about noon and went to Scottsdale, Az through the good country. I "wild" camped outside Scottsdale.

Monday- I met up with Elver and we went down to Tucson to meet my niece. Very great time and food. Spent about three hours with her before riding to Tombstone. Not at all what I thought it would be be. It was better. Hilly country not flat like they present in the movies. Got to see the shoot out play and tour around. Lot's of history there. We pushed on to Las Cruces for a hotel rather than camping as we'd planned.

Tuesday- Went to Big Bend country in Texas. Started to get hot!! Camped out there and was it peaceful at night. No offense intended to anyone but BB really disappointed me and Elver. Not what we thought it would be and the descriptions from others that have been through there didn't live up to the actual scenery. Around Albuquerque motorcycle riding is on par with BB. I guess if one lived in Texas that location would be worth the ride.

Wednesday- Left BB to make it to San Antonio. NO WAY! We got drowned! Tornado warning, hail and dumping rain. We were completely soaked. Had to turn around and go back to Uvalde for a hotel. We found one another five attempts.

Thursday- Yep! Raining when we woke up.         This time we put our rain gear on. Made it to the Alamo. Then on to Dallas/Ft Worth. Met his grandson and my other niece and family. We all had GREAT Texas BBQ!! We met at 6:00p and closed the place out. Very nice.

Friday- Yep, had to put rain gear on. Made it to Bartlesville, Ok to visit friends of his. After a short visit we made it back down to Claremore to visit more friends and spend the night with them.

Saturday- We took many back country roads and visited historical sites. Saw Jim Thorpe's home and many other Route 66 sites. Really beautiful in Oklahoma. Made it to Amarillo for a camp spot.

Sunday- Got home! About 300 miles but I made it at about 1:00p
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