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Old 03-19-07, 09:20 AM   #26
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how about I start in one state, go collect another bf'er who then tags along to the next state, pick another one up or more and this becomes a GIANT road trip! we do that till we hook everyone up and realise we all lost our jobs
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Old 03-19-07, 09:21 AM   #27
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Best road trip I was on was in college. Me and my cuz had $250 between us and we drove to Florida and hung out for a week. It was awesome.
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Old 03-19-07, 09:52 AM   #28
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I love road trips, and I still do 3 or 4 a year. Just got back from my road trip to Moab, planning my next one to New Mexico and Colorado in May. Last time I did this wonderful road trip from Oregon to NM and Colorado I met up with Snowy, Telenick and others for the Santa Fe century, a VERY fun time. I'll be off all summer, so who knows where I'll end up, the only plan so far is the San Juan Islands of Washington and Vancouver Island for as long as I can.

Great memories of interesting people and fun encounters along the way, road trips are the BEST!
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Old 03-19-07, 10:08 AM   #29
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Hey you can be like the white Oprah.

BDG's Across America. I like it!

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Old 03-19-07, 10:10 AM   #30
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Road trips are great. Here's a summary of a cross country road trip I took in 2003. Since it would take up multiple posts at maximum post length, I'll include it as an attachment.
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Old 03-19-07, 10:17 AM   #31
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Closest thing to a real road trip was about 20 years ago. A couple of buddies and I decided to jump in a Blazer and go to Las Vegas for New Years. Drove straight there but made a couple of stops at the Petrified Forest and the Grand Canyon on the way home.
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Old 03-19-07, 10:23 AM   #32
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Do it sis, you regret more the things you sh/could have done but didn't than you ever will the things you've done.

See you in Lancaster!
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Old 03-19-07, 10:26 AM   #33
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Im coming to meet ya gf!!!!
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Old 03-19-07, 10:44 AM   #34
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Summer of 1984 with two buddies and a new car.

Chicago - Denver - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - up the Coast to Seattle - ferry to Victoria - Banff - Calgary - Winnepeg - Thunder Bay - Toronto - Quebec - Bar Harbor - Boston - Mystic - Raliegh - Memphis - Little Rock - Austin - Oklahoma City - Chicago. 26 days.
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Old 03-19-07, 12:59 PM   #36
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Summer of 1984 with two buddies and a new car.

Chicago - Denver - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - up the Coast to Seattle - ferry to Victoria - Banff - Calgary - Winnepeg - Thunder Bay - Toronto - Quebec - Bar Harbor - Boston - Mystic - Raliegh - Memphis - Little Rock - Austin - Oklahoma City - Chicago. 26 days.
Sounds like a fun trip!
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Old 03-19-07, 01:02 PM   #37
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Summer of 1984 with two buddies and a new car.

Chicago - Denver - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - up the Coast to Seattle - ferry to Victoria - Banff - Calgary - Winnepeg - Thunder Bay - Toronto - Quebec - Bar Harbor - Boston - Mystic - Raliegh - Memphis - Little Rock - Austin - Oklahoma City - Chicago. 26 days.
Great trip. Even though I bet OKC was the most forgettable of that list.
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Old 03-19-07, 01:11 PM   #38
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I LOVE road trips! Its one of those things that I find a lot of pleasure in! Our last road trip was just this last summer up the Northwest Coastline. It was absolutely beautiful. I just love seeing new places.
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Old 03-19-07, 01:58 PM   #39
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Great trip. Even though I bet OKC was the most forgettable of that list.
Probably went through Amarillo and completely forgot that.
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Old 03-19-07, 02:05 PM   #40
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So yesterday my hubby and I went to see wild hogs,It's about a few middle aged men who decide to go on a road trip to escape thier rather boring live.

Beside being funny, both my hubby and I said to each other at the same time " I want to go on a road trip!"

I told him, fat chance he has been on many trips by himself, told him it's my turn.

I'm really seriously thinking of packing up my bike and going on a road trip this summer for a few days, maybe with my long time partner in crime ( my girlfriend)
It would be the first time I actually go somewhere withought my kids or hubby in 20 years.
I need that, I really want to do this!
My life was a gigantic road trip.......

I used to drive a truck after all!
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Old 03-19-07, 03:31 PM   #41
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Probably went through Amarillo and completely forgot that.
I don't remember Amarillo so, yeah probably.
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Old 03-19-07, 04:31 PM   #42
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We went to New Mexico twice when I was a kid. The second time I got a 10-speed in Albquerque (either at Sears or Penney's, I forget) and rode it every place we stopped.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:29 PM   #43
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My life was a gigantic road trip.......

I used to drive a truck after all!
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Old 03-19-07, 06:50 PM   #44
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I have two suggestions:

Spring - Shenandoah Valley

Summer - Finger Lakes

This summer it will have been 31 years since I went on my little cyclo-touring adventure in the Finger Lakes. My friend and I didn't work out the logistics really well. We didn't take enough cash, and my not being 18 yet was problematic when we checked into the 1st campsite. It was a fun ride, and we picked a camp that was right on a really nice creek with little waterfalls and swimming holes. I'm hoping to persuade my son to go on one there with me in 2008.
If you want to visit Finger Lakes again
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Old 03-19-07, 07:19 PM   #45
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I wonder if it's a spring thing. I was also checking out the available road trips available in the Niagara region. I'm thinking about doing one of the wine tour bike trips.
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If you go to Lancaster by way of the PA turnpilke, you'll have to bike the 15 or so miles of abandoned turnpike, (28 mile round trip). You'll go through 2 abandoned tunnels. Starts in Breezewood. Bring lights.

The Breezewood exit off of the turnpike is a 3 mile drive. Right before you hit rt 30, look to your right, that is the old TP leading about 4 miles to the first tunnel. Make a right on 30 and park in the hotel lot. Keep going and you'll hit the other tunnel.

Go for it. Where ever you go have a great time. Be sure to swim naked at midnight or something.
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Old 03-19-07, 08:14 PM   #47
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Go for it. Where ever you go have a great time. Be sure to swim naked at midnight or something.
I went for a road trip on my motorcycle to the beaches of Cape Cod, Right after seeing the first "Jaws" movie.
As I sat on the beach watching the people, and a dog splashing in the water, I felt just like I was in the calm scene right before one of the attacks. I expected everyone to start screaming and running from the water.
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When is that PA thang, y'all? I'm sorry. I've been in a temporal warp the past several months....
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Old 03-20-07, 06:20 AM   #49
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Several on the Harley. Usually head through Utah to my buddies parents house in Mt Pleasant. Been from there to Moab, Reno, central Oregon, Columbia River Gorge. Next year was through Colorado, Wyoming, South and North Dakota, Montana and Idaho then back to Washington. Nothing like pulling up to Mt Rushmore on the Harley. We generally stick to smaller roads and off the interstates unless we want to make a bunch of time.
Actually just got back from one in the car. Had training in San Diego and made a road trip out of it. Down throught the Bay Area, San Diego, Yuma, Las Vegas and Reno before back home. One of these days I'll get MYSPACE going and put all the trip pictures up.
If you've never had and buddy road trip, do it!
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Old 03-20-07, 07:15 AM   #50
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want to stay in the neighborhood. I love West Mass. and return via Sturbridge Village in Mass is it not called. Old New England Village. beautiful location.
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