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Offline Texas Turnip

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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2019, 06:47:57 AM »
I like riding the lonely desolate roads and think about the early travelers making maybe 20 miles a day. I think it was 20 days of travel by stagecoach from San Antonio to San diego, CA I can crank it up and be in the next town in an hour and get a soda pop. We sho nuff have it easy.

An old bumper sticker I-10 Texas 846 miles, two curves. "Tex. where are the two curves?" One in the mix master in downtown Houston and the other in San Antonio. "The sun has risen and the sun has set And I ain't out of Texas yet."

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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2019, 06:50:54 AM »
I like riding the lonely desolate roads and think about the early travelers making maybe 20 miles a day. I think it was 20 days of travel by stagecoach from San Antonio to San diego, CA I can crank it up and be in the next town in an hour and get a soda pop. We sho nuff have it easy.

An old bumper sticker I-10 Texas 846 miles, two curves. "Tex. where are the two curves?" One in the mix master in downtown Houston and the other in San Antonio. "The sun has risen and the sun has set And I ain't out of Texas yet."

Tex

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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2019, 07:07:14 AM »
I live in rural central Calif.  6 miles from my door, Hwy180 begins its climb to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
It is a superbly engineered road, full of sweepers, climbing to 6000 feet in about 25 miles. It is my once a week reality check on life.

I *love* that road.  :thumb: I'd ride it once a week, too, if I could..
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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2019, 08:41:08 PM »
Depends on how you define the Middle of Nowhere.  This picture illustrates my definition. Middle of Nowhere is good for the soul:





The interpretation is certainly a key point. Pop up for a visit some time; we have lot's of 'good for the soul'.
Both roads are really quiet scenic. There's one to Alaska and another to the Arctic Ocean. Not much traffic on either one.
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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2019, 04:40:15 AM »


I can see why cruise control is of interest over there  :thumb:

However, "WOT - Brake - Roundabout - Repeat" around whatever town by-pass you're on can be fun on occasion
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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2019, 04:44:36 AM »
A bit more of KS.






Central KS can look a bit flat from the air.



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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2019, 06:11:41 AM »
We rode around a good part of the US again last summer, and loved pretty much all of it-taking US and state roads will get you to some great places.

Still, some of the funnest riding was NC/ Virginia. We love finding tiny roads where the road winds right through a farm. I'll track down the route.

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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2019, 06:46:30 AM »
From Huzo:
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Close, a 2-33.
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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2019, 06:48:02 AM »
"S'truth", The midwest does do a magnificent job of putting chicken strips on your tires.
 Butt, and this is a deadly butt, You must dodge the local farm boys who regularly run through the stop signs, ( those are for tourists you know), which are at the county road crossings.  When the corn is up (as in the best riding weather) it is impossible to see them coming, and if you slow down just because you can't see them coming at the intersection, their cousin will hit you from behind.
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Re: The Middle of Nowhere, Motorcycle-Wise ...
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2019, 10:26:07 AM »
There is a town in Okltexahoma called Nowhere. Beaver and I found it on our way to Slapout, OK.
Dusty, you been there?

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