first long distance solo

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by GARVIN, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. GARVIN

    GARVIN Active Member

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    well July 14th I`m off to long Island for a couple of days. The bike is all polished & serviced , a few extra tools & air pump( I hope I don`t need them) . Will try to cross at Buffalo by 9 am. then try to find US20a east , then onto 15&17 south .Thru Binghamton to Bridgeport Conn. Ferry ride to long Island .two days down and then back to Ontario thru the Bronx . GW bridge & the Catskills .- This will be my first trip without my navigator so I`l have to pay more attention to the signs, the best is after only 5 day`s of work we will be heading to milwalki and then Minnasota. After we get back it will be one more week of work & then to Tennesse. this is the best way to wear out a set of tires.hope everyone has a good summer .
     
  2. fisherman124

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    from long island be carefull ny city aint fun.best time i ever fiound is early morning fly right through other times alot of traffic best of luck to yo
     
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  3. bobwire

    bobwire Active Member

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    well garvin, i'm one day in frount of you. leave s.e. texas on the 13th goin to colorado for three wks. ..................bw
     
  4. glider

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    And one other thing Garvin, don't forget the battery hookup for the GPS:bigsmiley20:
     
  5. glider

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    Very true but your lovely wife got quite a sunburn strapped to the hood :lolrolling
     
  6. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    Do you mean Milwaukee? If so give a shout if you need help while here.
     
  7. GARVIN

    GARVIN Active Member

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    Well made it back in one piece . A couple of wrong turns took me long than expected both ways but seen some nice country side. Had a couple of very close call with cagers . still can`t under stand why a cager has to stop blocking both lanes when they see you at the last second instead of flooring it to get out out of the way.Met a few other bikers at rest stops . Had to make lots of stops both ways due to heat. NOTE: if you start to feel light headed pull over & cool off .
    next trip to Hastings Minnissota
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You will like Hastings Mn. lazy small town along the river, cross over the bridge and you are in Wisconsin home of H D and Smitty:s