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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
438 miles
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.
388 Miles
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
401 Miles
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
367 Miles
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
241 Miles
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
 
 
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Holy Toledo, that is some get up and go. Well done DSM8.  It doesn't look like you have a bunch of camping gear, nor saw much dirt, so you must have planned a bit instead of a full wander to wherever, at sunset specifically. Lots of twin pics, but that was on your new bike, right?  pics of your bike and set-up?

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Yeh, that was his new KTM 1290 Road Rifle.

pretty sexy beast.

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2 hours ago, MacDuncan said:

Holy Toledo, that is some get up and go. Well done DSM8.  It doesn't look like you have a bunch of camping gear, nor saw much dirt, so you must have planned a bit instead of a full wander to wherever, at sunset specifically. Lots of twin pics, but that was on your new bike, right?  pics of your bike and set-up?

Actually the only planned locations were on the first two nights, Flagstaff and Montrose.

Other than that we simple rode till tired and found a place on the road.

Very little planning beyond the route we chose and even that changed due to weather and closures in the Rockies. (e.g. riding thru Vail for example)

Actually both of the bikes were mine at one point.

The AT just lacked what I wanted powerwise in the bike so my buddy bought it knowing the kind of work I put into my bikes.

The 1290 was loaded with enough gear for two full weeks. I am just able to pack light after doing it for so many years with the camping gear etc. Everything fit into the saddle bags, top case was just for stuff used while riding during the day, gloves, layers etc.

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20 minutes ago, Zubb said:

Yeh, that was his new KTM 1290 Road Rifle.

pretty sexy beast.

No you can't borrow it.

🤣

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A CC fits in my  backpocket. You ripped a lot of miles with 250-300 mile days. Not my way to ride an see the world.  My ass calls me after 200-250 miles. Good job to break the bike in.

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3 hours ago, Mr.JAJA said:

A CC fits in my  backpocket. You ripped a lot of miles with 250-300 mile days. Not my way to ride an see the world.  My ass calls me after 200-250 miles. Good job to break the bike in.

we had an agenda and stuck to it, the # miles per day were purely decided upon as we rode, we just enjoyed the pace and stopped when we got tired.
Only time we have a destination was the first 2 nights cause we had reservations, after that it was just figured out along the way. 

Even the long days were easy rides due to the scenery and fact it was all secondary roads.

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