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Where ya going in 2023 ?
« on: January 13, 2023, 06:47:15 AM »
Always wanted to ride Death Valley.  Visit Maine and see some lighthouses.  Key West on a motorcycle (been there many times in car).

We FINALLY managed the Colorado 550 and other interesting roads "out there", plus the Grand Canyon, etc.      :bike-037:


What are your road trip plans for 2023 ?

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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2023, 06:56:49 AM »
Kuwait, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Saudi, Qatar, and a few other places. All for work. Can't see much more, but hope to get to explore KY and area on 2 wheels.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2023, 06:58:05 AM »
Death Valley would be fun on a motorcycle, so long as the panniers and jacket are filled with ice packs!
Im playing the broken recordgoing to reattempt last years failed trips of both MABDR (clutch/driveshaft) and Newfoundland & Labrador (stator). Looking forward to checking them off the list so I can move and begin planning for the next overseas trip.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2023, 07:21:56 AM »
I have a KOA Kabin reserved in the Texas hill country the week after Easter. It's time the "Twisted Sisters" and I got acquainted  :thumb:  Hopefully all the bluebonnets will be doing their thing then  :laugh:
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2023, 07:26:33 AM »
I have a KOA Kabin reserved in the Texas hill country the week after Easter. It's time the "Twisted Sisters" and I got acquainted  :thumb:  Hopefully all the bluebonnets will be doing their thing then  :laugh:

We stayed in a cabin.... in Bandera.  Watch out for large animals on the road and huge turkey buzzards !
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2023, 07:44:41 AM »
I rode to Death Valley from N Kentucky on my Norge in April; spent 3 days riding in and around the NP. One of the best rides of my life! Temp in the valley got into mid 90's, which was no big deal. However, on the way, it was pretty cold in a few areas, such as Flagstaff, AZ.

Keep this ride on your bucket list; just select a good time of year and keep an eye on the weather.

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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2023, 09:02:41 AM »
Death Valley is very nice, but I highly recommend Titus Canyon Narrows at the extreme northern edge of the valley.  It is a one way trip from NV to CA direction through a fantastic winding slot canyon.  Don't miss it if you go out there.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2023, 09:30:36 AM »
I have one trip planned to visit three motorcycle museums. A couple near Monterey and the one in Solvang where a MG V8 lives. A second trip to Eastern Nevada to visit a couple of old mining towns and Great Basin National Park. Also a day in Ely for a second visit to the Northern Nevada Railroad Museum. I will ride the train this time pulled by a steam engine. It runs 365 days a year and runs on time to the minute. You ain't on it by then you ain't goin, they wait for nobody.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2023, 10:34:19 AM »
Stelvio Rally in June ,Idaho rally in July,hopefully Anchorage from there,various Midwest rallies during the season.When is the Idaho rally?

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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2023, 10:57:53 AM »
Always wanted to ride Death Valley.  Visit Maine and see some lighthouses.  Key West on a motorcycle (been there many times in car).

We FINALLY managed the Colorado 550 and other interesting roads "out there", plus the Grand Canyon, etc.      :bike-037:


What are your road trip plans for 2023 ?

I've been everywhere, man.. been to Death Valley, Maine, Key west, tucumcari and Joan of Arc. Wrote a song about it..  :smiley: If I had to choose I'd take the Maine trip by far.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2023, 11:42:33 AM »
I rode to Death Valley from N Kentucky on my Norge in April; spent 3 days riding in and around the NP. One of the best rides of my life! Temp in the valley got into mid 90's, which was no big deal. However, on the way, it was pretty cold in a few areas, such as Flagstaff, AZ.

Keep this ride on your bucket list; just select a good time of year and keep an eye on the weather.

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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2023, 11:55:39 AM »
I've been everywhere, man.. been to Death Valley, Maine, Key west, tucumcari and Joan of Arc. Wrote a song about it..  :smiley: If I had to choose I'd take the Maine trip by far.
I agree about the Maine location.
Wife snd I went a couple years ago and spent a few days with Lucian (WG mentioned) who lives on the coast near Portland.
We got to see some  of the local sites, including the PORTLAND HEADLIGHT lighthouse. Absolutely visit that area if anyone can. Just dont eat the clams unless you are accustomed to how those folks prepare them. 🤔

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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2023, 12:03:53 PM »
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I've stayed here 10 out of the last 12 years , their camping cabins have 2 bunk beds and your own front yard + burn pit .  Bring your mini water hose and you can wash your bike at your cabin.  :wink:   :  https://www.kerrvilletx.gov/1737/Mini-Cabins


Been out to see the "Sisters" every trip .   :thumb:

They're a friendly trio !     On the second trip try the Dirty Sister (cut through the middle).    Its a dirt road so bring your cleaning rag.  :laugh:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g56025-d610841-Reviews-Stonehenge_II-Ingram_Texas.html

Be sure to visit the Bent Rim Grill , Luckenbach , Stone Hinge 2 and Kendalia General Store (the ride to get there is half the fun)  :smiley:
That's my bike on the far left in the first picture.

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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2023, 12:46:08 PM »
Tentative plans for the west coast of Ireland. Things are tight both financially and we have some family issues coming up but hope I can do it.  Also at least one club race day, and a weekend in Dorset so I can properly walk around the Bovington Tank Museum; I went there a few years ago and its quite amazing but I didn't give it enough time. Some more bike camping. Red Kite Rally. 

Plus, in non Guzzi related travel AT LEAST one bluegrass festival.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2023, 03:06:56 PM »
Im really hoping to get the bike out to our place on Cape Cod. I tried last year, but something always came up. I really need a better seat first, and all my fun money is going to get a old car up and running, so who knows.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2023, 03:57:42 PM »
Guzzistajohn

I've stayed here 10 out of the last 12 years , their camping cabins have 2 bunk beds and your own front yard + burn pit .  Bring your mini water hose and you can wash your bike at your cabin.  :wink:   :  https://www.kerrvilletx.gov/1737/Mini-Cabins


Been out to see the "Sisters" every trip .   :thumb:



They're a friendly trio !     On the second trip try the Dirty Sister (cut through the middle).    Its a dirt road so bring your cleaning rag.  :laugh:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g56025-d610841-Reviews-Stonehenge_II-Ingram_Texas.html

Be sure to visit the Bent Rim Grill , Luckenbach , Stone Hinge 2 and Kendalia General Store (the ride to get there is half the fun)  :smiley:
That's my bike on the far left in the first picture.

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Thanks for the low down double m. Ill be havin some bbq and lukenbach is definitely on the radar👍
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2023, 04:24:01 PM »
Going to southern Germany , Austria, Northern Italy , Motorcycletour through the Alps  .Only for 9 days ,but .... . After that Rental Car to Northern Germany [ Family] .
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2023, 04:43:39 PM »
Other than work travel, and spontaneous multi-day rides based on weather, I am planning to ride the length of the BRP again, but this time on the Road Glide and then head over to Williamsburg, VA for a Road Glide gathering.  Will probably take a route home through WV, and KY.

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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2023, 05:13:48 PM »
Laconia Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire, 2023 is the 100th anniversary year.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2023, 07:19:38 PM »
I'd like to take the Ural through the Trans Massachusetts Trail.
Bought the new Zumo in hopes of downloading the charts.
Old Zumo wouldn't accept that many waypoints.

Plan on taking the T3 camping up to Labrador.
Really nice being in such a secluded landscape.
I fell 200 miles short last fall.
I need to figure out how to carry extra fuel.

I think the V11 should go somewhere.
Not sure where though.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2023, 07:36:57 PM »
Plan on taking the T3 camping up to Labrador.
Really nice being in such a secluded landscape.
I fell 200 miles short last fall.
I need to figure out how to carry extra fuel.

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I also see those Desert Fox soft fuel bags pop up on ADVRider occasionally. Im sure they could strap over a tank easily enough.

Do Labrador in August and maybe well cross paths!
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2023, 07:43:20 PM »



Back end is already pretty full with camping gear.
This was my temporary solution.
I suppose I only need them for a couple of trip segments.
Could give them away when I rejoined civilization.
I just prefer rigidly mounted things.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2023, 08:16:17 PM »
Im really hoping to get the bike out to our place on Cape Cod. I tried last year, but something always came up. I really need a better seat first, and all my fun money is going to get a old car up and running, so who knows.

I spend my time thinking about getting the bikes off the Cape.  Sand, tourists, very old drivers.  Im hoping to get up to Vermont as much as possible.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2023, 08:29:00 PM »
QUOTE: Where ya going in 2023 ?  To early to tell, but maybe..."To Hell In A Hand Basket!" :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:  But seriously...

* The Mecum auction in Vegas Jan. 27-28...
* Maybe a "Road Trip" to New Mexico in the spring...
* Maybe a "Road Trip" somewhere between AZ and CA to see my two Guzzi pisano's, Tony & Jimbo...
* Maybe the NORCAL Guzzi Rally in CA somewhere...if they schedule one for 2023...
* The annual Datil, NM Guzzi Rally in late August...if they schedule one for 2023...

No other plans at this time...all subject to change... :wink: :boozing: :thumb: :cool:
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2023, 09:01:52 PM »
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I've stayed here 10 out of the last 12 years , their camping cabins have 2 bunk beds and your own front yard + burn pit .  Bring your mini water hose and you can wash your bike at your cabin.  :wink:   :  https://www.kerrvilletx.gov/1737/Mini-Cabins


Been out to see the "Sisters" every trip .   :thumb:

They're a friendly trio !     On the second trip try the Dirty Sister (cut through the middle).    Its a dirt road so bring your cleaning rag.  :laugh:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g56025-d610841-Reviews-Stonehenge_II-Ingram_Texas.html

Be sure to visit the Bent Rim Grill , Luckenbach , Stone Hinge 2 and Kendalia General Store (the ride to get there is half the fun)  :smiley:
That's my bike on the far left in the first picture.

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 On the second trip try the Dirty Sister (cut through the middle).   I'll be right @ home. Always ended up there anyway  :thumb:

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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2023, 09:06:44 PM »
GRiSO from Hotlanta to the Ozark Mountains. Camp,ride,repeat... :drool:
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2023, 09:13:26 PM »
I plan on going over again to the Dolomites with a group of friends.  I can just never get enough of that area.  Later in the fall we will be taking the small bikes to Moab, Utah for a week of off road riding.  Hopefully I can squeeze in another long trip besides the day/weekend trips.  I put nearly 10k miles on this second V85 last year.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2023, 09:19:09 PM »
Well it wont be Europe.
But I would do Australia on the CT110 again with the right travelling companion.
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2023, 09:21:26 PM »
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Re: Where ya going in 2023 ?
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2023, 03:17:17 AM »
I spend my time thinking about getting the bikes off the Cape.  Sand, tourists, very old drivers.  Im hoping to get up to Vermont as much as possible.

LOL  Ya, I can see your point. Ive spent so little time in Vt. I really should hit it up more. Its not that far at all for me, and some nice riding. I really should not complain being  I am in some of the best riding aera of the east coast. Im only about 10 min from the point the Mass pike enters NY, and im within a half hour of the Berkshires, the Catskills, and a hour from the Adirondacks. That on top of living smack in-between the foothills of the Berkshires, and the Hudson valley..   I turn out of my driveway and am in great riding.
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