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Spuds, Suds, Ice Cream

Lets make this a thread to enlist the riders that want to do the Peaks of America Tour.
I plan on leaving the St. Ptersburg area on or about July 1 to start my trip to Idaho.
When and where is eveyone else starting from?

Knick

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Great name!

X-Troller wrote:
Lets make this a thread to enlist the riders that want to do the Peaks of America Tour.
I plan on leaving the St. Ptersburg area on or about July 1 to start my trip to Idaho.
When and where is eveyone else starting from?

That's a great thread title for the POA Tour. Traffic has been slow here, but hopefully will pickup as we get closer to the rally. Unfortunatly, I'm not going to be able to make all three events (just Boise & Vermont), but it will be great to see a lot of others do it. Biggrin

Greg Feeler
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I'm in. Leaving New York July 2nd.

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I'm in. Leaving New York July 2nd.

I think you'll have a fair amont of company. I keep hearing more and more about folks planning on making the POA Tour! Sure wish I could go. Frown

Greg Feeler
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Looks like I may be doing it. Just got permission from the spouse! Whoo Hoo!
Tentatively I would leave Atlanta on Monday the 3rd.

This is gonna be one fun ride. I almost made it to Paonia two years ago when I rode out to Spokane and went through Colorado that week before. Ended staying with a nephew in Ouray for that weekend. This'll be the first RA Rally for me.

North Georgia

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Boxer wrote:
Looks like I may be doing it. Just got permission from the spouse! Whoo Hoo!
Tentatively I would leave Atlanta on Monday the 3rd.

This is gonna be one fun ride. I almost made it to Paonia two years ago when I rode out to Spokane and went through Colorado that week before. Ended staying with a nephew in Ouray for that weekend. This'll be the first RA Rally for me.

I think you're going to have a heck of a good time! We're working on a great rally in Boise, and I know Paonia is always good, as is the 'MOA rally. To say "working on Boise" is the literal truth. It's a perfect spring day here: 75, clear, light breeze - perfect day for a ride, but I'm at the keyboard puting pieces together. Frown All for a good cause, though.

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me and a friend will be riding in from Seattle for the Boise rally then down to Colorado for a week of riding and the Top o the Rockies rally; gotta head home after that. If the MOA rally wern't half a continent away; then a full continent back home, we'd have loved to hit the triple crown

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robdogg wrote:
me and a friend will be riding in from Seattle for the Boise rally then down to Colorado for a week of riding and the Top o the Rockies rally; gotta head home after that. If the MOA rally wern't half a continent away; then a full continent back home, we'd have loved to hit the triple crown

Yeah, but you're still going to have a great time riding some of the greatest motorcycle roads in North America. Biggrin We'll be selling Peaks Of America Tour t-shirts if that would make you feel any better. Wink

Greg Feeler
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so instead of three peaks, would that be twin peaks?

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robdogg wrote:
so instead of three peaks, would that be twin peaks?

Where's my SEG emotocon when I need 'em? :cool:

Greg Feeler
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Convoy?

I am planning on the Peaks tour, leaving from Boca Raton, Fl on '93 K1 around July 1
Where is a good place to do July 4th?
Let's ride!!!

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Joe Petty wrote:
I am planning on the Peaks tour, leaving from Boca Raton, Fl on '93 K1 around July 1
Where is a good place to do July 4th?
Let's ride!!!

Where do you think you'll be about then? (IOW, when do you plan on getting to Boise?) I spent the 4th one time in a small town in Nebraska while on a ride - it was very weird. :rolleyes:

Greg Feeler
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Last year I spent the 4th in Durango Co. on the way out to Laguna Seca. It was a fun town. I'll probably stop there again next month on my way to the AMA races in Utah.

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Last 4th of July I rode two lane "blue highways" through W. VA and Ohio. Nearly every small town had streets blocked off for a parade or some other festivity. If you do something like that, plan a little extra time.

John

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4th activities

Just thinking about the 4th
- Rather not be on the road with all the "celebrants" out driving
- Really like to be in a real Mid-American town drinking real cold beer

Weather will play into this, since I haven't decided on a cross country route yet; want to avoid bad weather and try to find a cool and scenic route.

At any rate, it's too early to solidify a plan, but not too early to start thinking!

Let's get a good rendevous point for the 4th, and a few candidates for overnight towns on the way across, and any who want to join up for the ride out can.

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Ex-Troller,
Where are you going first from Florida? I am leaving June 17th for Phoenix, then to Red Lodge Mt for the Harley Owners Group June 27-July 1 with my daughter. I will then go back to Torrington Wy (SE corner of the state for a couple of days). I am going to leave Torrington on the morning of July 3rd and be in Boise on Wed the 5th to help with set up and registration. My daughter's place in Torrington is a decent place to stop as long as you have your own bedding and don't mind the fact that her seven kids never met a stranger.

I am going to Colorado for that part of the triple, but I have not yet decided if I can be gone any longer than that so I don't yet know about Vermont.

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Well some things have changed and it looks like I will not be doing the Tour. I'll probably only be able to make the MOA rally in VT. I'll keep on checking in on this forum though to keep up with those of you who will be makin' it. I had already pre registered for Boise and had signed up for the dinner so someone can have my spot there.
Good luck to all.
Knick

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Rally and POA

Leaving Lancaster, PA on or about July 2. First leg will attempt the SS1000.
Route will take me from Iowa up to Jackson, WY; then over to Boise. Plan only one or two days at the rally then meander on down to CO. From CO, bee line to VT - gotta get across the boring Central States as fast as I can!! See you on the road, or maybe partner up.

Karl
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Is it already June?

Boy the time flies!

Went out and got a road atlas today and started making some calculations.

I'll leave around the 1st and spend a day visiting my Mother in Gainesville, Fl.
That leaves around 2500 mi. to Boise, which should make for 4 travel days at 6-7 hundred per day.

Working backwards, that sets "Last night out" around Rawlings Wy. to get to the Friday night dinner.
So for a first cut: Gainesville, Chattanooga, Kansas City, Rawlings then Boise

More later...

Joe

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Yeah, no joke. June already?

We're heading out of here the Friday before and spending a few days in Colorado first. Then we'll take a scenic route to Boise.

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Last night out

On closer inspection...

Looks like Flaming Gorge NP area on the Utah/Wyoming border might be a nice place to stop on Thursday.
I just sent off for the free brochure from the Utah travel service.
Need to see what the situation is, since camps will be at capacity with the Holiday!

That leaves around 500 mi. into Boise on Friday.

Kind of in a hurry going west, but should have lots of time for sightseeing on the Boise-Paonia leg.

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I'll be leaving North East, MD on the 29th and spending the 4th holiday in Denver. I'll then take a round about route to Boise.

MJStone

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Well, I ended up here in Moline Ill. for today (4th).

Doing a little light touring by the River today, sightseeing in Iowa, then heading West at 4AM

Joe

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Keep up the dialogue since I can't make till the MOA your posts are appreciated

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Peak'ed out

Back home after 28 days and 10824 miles on the K1!

Really an eye-opener for a Florida guy and just made me realize some of the places I want to make time to visit before I get much older.
Visited a lot of old friends along ther way, and met a bunch of people who were up to the challenge of the Peaks tour.

Thanks to Greg for putting this together and doing an excellent job in Idaho to boot!

Joe

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Where you get it???

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Joe Petty wrote:
Back home after 28 days and 10824 miles on the K1!

Really an eye-opener for a Florida guy and just made me realize some of the places I want to make time to visit before I get much older.
Visited a lot of old friends along ther way, and met a bunch of people who were up to the challenge of the Peaks tour.

Thanks to Greg for putting this together and doing an excellent job in Idaho to boot!

Joe


I'm just stating to get caught up on things, so sorry about the long delay in my reply. I'm really glad you had a great ride, and it was especially nice to see another K1 at the RA Rally! Unfortunatly, my K1 "Tron" doesn't get to make much more than weekend rides, so to see someone like you go the distance on your bike is really inspiring.

Come back out west any time you want, we have a lot more roads you didn't see - but would like to! Biggrin

Greg Feeler
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