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    ever gone on a road trip?

    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!
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    So where are you planning on cycling?

    Had any thoughts on that yet?

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    no, I want to go by car somewhere, stop over night here and there, take days riding in that area, ride again somewhere else and do that again. visit, laugh, laugh...
    maybe Ill make stops in everyone's state and say hello!

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    Sounds cool BDG - now what you should do is go somewhere warm when it is cold up there...

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    Some of us are in a pretty strange state BDG...

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    Sounds like a great idea!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    no, I want to go by car somewhere, stop over night here and there, take days riding in that area, ride again somewhere else and do that again. visit, laugh, laugh...
    maybe Ill make stops in everyone's state and say hello!
    Well You know I am going to say visit North Carolina and I am sure Vega will back be up on this one.

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    BDG. A car will get one further on that much needed road trip. About doing a road trip on the bike. Camp fires with fellow cyclists seem more communial instead of some physically, warm, but otherwise, cold hotel room.

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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.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    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.
    Dont you all miss these days? where life was an adventure?

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    Been thinking about doing something similar myself. Toying with either a loaded bike tour of the SE or a long @$$ hike up the Appalachian Trail. Just myself and the great outdoors.

    If you decide to do it, I wish you loads of fun and adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere
    Been thinking about doing something similar myself. Toying with either a loaded bike tour of the SE or a long @$$ hike up the Appalachian Trail. Just myself and the great outdoors.

    If you decide to do it, I wish you loads of fun and adventure.
    thanks, something very appealing about the open road, options, no agenda, just a plain adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    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 life.

    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!
    Lancaster, PA perhaps - without the boxers please.

    I do those kind of trips every year, they are my min-vacations, like Lancaster will be this year, as well as RAIN. Pack the bike and drive, drive without the bike, or load up the bike and leave the car at home.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude
    Some of us are in a pretty strange state BDG...
    But besides your strange state, Costa Rica is a long way!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Its called the Michigander. I go yearly. We cross the state in its entirety.



    I also recently went all around New Mexico. I wish I had taken pictures.
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    i think you'll have fun wherever you decide to go ... do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    Dont you all miss these days? where life was an adventure?

    Lifes always an adventure untli you stop letting it be one....
    " The love you withhold is the pain you carry, lifetime after lifetime."

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    It is actually closer than California for BDG - and perhaps not as strange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Lancaster, PA perhaps - without the boxers please.

    I do those kind of trips every year, they are my min-vacations, like Lancaster will be this year, as well as RAIN. Pack the bike and drive, drive without the bike, or load up the bike and leave the car at home.
    I was actually thinking of Lancaster, drive a few days early, make stops, go out of the way If i want but end up in lancaster to ride with you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    I was actually thinking of Lancaster, drive a few days early, make stops, go out of the way If i want but end up in lancaster to ride with you guys.
    Perhaps you can humiliate me before the Saturday social ride.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Perhaps you can humiliate me before the Saturday social ride.
    Like all of us haven't done that already, repeatedly, right here in Foo!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Michigander choose a great spot at Grand Haven. I know that beach anywhere. A great spring trip I recall. The smell of Thomasville , GA with it's spring bloom. Or Ashville, NC area. The Smokies are truly magnificient in April/May. The faces of the mountains covered with rhododendrum, I think it was. . sp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude
    It is actually closer than California for BDG - and perhaps not as strange...
    Ohh, I thought you mean't YOUR strange state...as is meds, fever, howling at the moon and such.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    Well You know I am going to say visit North Carolina and I am sure Vega will back be up on this one.
    +1. I have two spare rooms here, BDG. And some good ridin': flats, hills, and mountains, all within decent drive times. Plus a TT that you could possibly ride in, depending on when you're here. <holding carrot on stick>

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    Last road trip I was part of had nothing to do with cycling. It was a two month long road trip we all did since we were currently out of school, and had enough money in the bank to not worry about a summer job.

    Just me, two of my buds, and my bud's "girlfriend" (I use it loosely, since they were both in denial...they were hooked up...they just couldn't face the music...punks ).

    We were all loaded up in my Regal, and we put some ungodly miles on that thing...pretty much we started in Indiana, ende dup in Virginia, then went down to Arkansas, then back up. It was a blast.

    None of our mothers were very fond of the idea especially mine, since she knows I can be a load of trouble. She realized I was old enough to make my own bad decisions, and we had the means at the time to deal with it (we each had about $3000 in our checking accts).

    It was actually pretty inexpensive. We stayed in tents at various campsites, ate at whatever unique places we could find...and in general goofed off to a level that we could not do anywhere else. Gas wasn't too bad on the car, it got about 25 highway (damn good for a car with a 3-speed auto and a V6).
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