650 miles

Discussion in 'Road Trips/Touring' started by mder123, May 22, 2013.

  1. mder123

    mder123 Banned

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    I am planning a 1 day ride from North Carolina to Ohio on my Road king, any suggestions or tips....I am open to all.
     
  2. Taildraggerdave

    Taildraggerdave Active Member

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    It's gonna be a long day....
    Are you going to get to a destination or power sight see or ?
    Take breaks every hour or so. Even if you have to pull off and just stretch your legs. Get a good night sleep the night before and try to eat right.
    Have a water bottle available to stay hydrated.

    That's all I have for now but there's tons more out there.

    Mostly, just enjoy your ride.

    Take care,
    Dave
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Stay hydrated. Start at the crack of dawn. At a reasonable pace figure 3 tanks of gas and you will be there. Listen to your body and rest when needed. Pushing it will only get you into trouble. When stopping to eat, do not get overly full. Be sure to take rain gear. Hit the road and enjoy you will be surprised how nice a long ride like this can be...............
     
  4. mder123

    mder123 Banned

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    Thank you - no its a power trip, my fun begins when I get to Ohio...Thanks again -Hydrate, dont over eat, rain gear and stretch.....:s :57:
     
  5. Webbtron

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    Report back when you can...it makes us envious and sets our resolve. Remember stuff can loosen up so have some wrenches and listen with your rump and feet.
     
  6. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Sheep skin seat cover. Keeps your posterior cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold. And prevents butt burn when getting on a seat that's been sitting in the hot sun.
     
  7. Webbtron

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  8. EnjoyingTheRyde

    EnjoyingTheRyde Junior Member

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    Have fun with the ride too, and keep us posted... I think everybody has you covered, I'm jealous... :)
     
  9. FerrousBueller

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    Many good suggestions already, looks like you're pretty well on your way. I've been lurking at this sight; Iron Butt Association and picked up a few tips.

    My only addition to this would be "Know your route, turn by turn, before you go". Please, don't ask me how I know this. I can tell you, knowing your route before hand will save you hours.

    I suppose GPS and Smart Phones would help too.

    Cheers, and Good Riding!
    Ferrous
     
  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Well.....the OP refused to follow our rules so he won't be updating any of us, on this forum anyways.