Took a two week trip covering a bit over 4200 miles, crossed 11 states and did this all in the western part of the US.
Below are links to videos by day that show the route we took and pictures along the way.
This is the best way to describe the event, some commentary will be added as this goes along.
Sal was the other rider that went along with me on this trip, between the two of us we pretty much knew people along the route and were able to find a place to stay when there were no room available due to the holiday weekend.
Day 1 - this was just to get the hell out of dodge. We basically got to Flaggstaff,AZ via Prescott. Left early to beat the heat.
345 miles https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-JwmBC2W/A
Day 2 - Flaggstaff to Montrose,CO
Got to meet up with Wayne, long time family friend, for dinner. The sneaky bloke paid for dinner, very unexpected but much appreciated.
Ride was very scenic, we were unable to get into Monument Valley since it was closed, so we made do with what we could see from the road. https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-BKNfm42/A
Day 3 - Montrose to Vernal Utah
280 miles https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-Pn2gZtk/A
Day 4 - Vernal UT to Cody Wy.
this is where Sal's sister lives and we spent 2 days here, she was able to get us into the museum and got a private tour of the archives/vault. Saw a lot of very historic and special items while we were down there. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, if you don't live in Cody, Wy. https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-XNLBLCr/A
Day 5 - Cody Wy to Eureka MT (the cabin)
566 miles https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-N368t5k/A
Day 6 - Eureka, MT to Okanogan
397 Miles https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-nBhss5t/A
Day 7 - Okanogan to Vancouver, WA
Stayed with a long time friend in Vancouver. They had a hankering for German food so we went to some Bavarian place for dinner. https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-d3bcV6f/A
Day 8 - Vancouver, WA to Crescent City, Ca
This is where a mutual friend of Sal and I was working on his new property. We got a tour in the van of roads that basically emulated what you would see on avenue of the giants. It was already getting dark so we drove instead of riding since we were getting dinner afterwards. Very small town. No pictures from the drive unfortunately. https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-KZBg2Wv/A
Day 9 - Crescent City, Ca to Red Bluff, Ca
This day got cut short, we had a route that was over 120 miles of constant twisty road from the coast to the 5 freeway *(hwy 38). Soon as we crested the mountains we were riding in triple digit heat for the remainder of the route which was bout 70 miles but took a couple hours. Had a brief delay waiting for the construction crew to clear the road from the slide debris. That added an hour to the trip just waiting in the heat. Which sucked. https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-gJ64Ncj/A
Day 10 - Red Bluff, Ca to Lone Pine, CA
439 Miles https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-Kn5r8s3/A
Day 11 - Lone Pine, CA to Escondido (Last Day)
268 Miles https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/202105-roadtrip/i-4VbWXTt/A