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    Thread: Any body on The Lounger planning some long distance trips this summer?

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      05-27-2012 04:33 PM #1
      Well I've been having the idea popping in my head that I will be planning on heading from West Palm Beach, Fl to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike event that happens every 1st week in August. I'll be on a Triumph Street Triple R heading to Boulder, Colorado first then up to South Dakota.

      Any one else on the lounger planning some long distance trips? Chime in

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      05-27-2012 04:37 PM #2
      Detroit to various places in Colorado and back. Various places along the way in South Dakota and Missouri, too. Camping mainly with biking, kayaking, and hiking tossed in.
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      05-27-2012 05:23 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Espresso View Post
      Well I've been having the idea popping in my head that I will be planning on heading from West Palm Beach, Fl to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike event that happens every 1st week in August. I'll be on a Triumph Street Triple R heading to Boulder, Colorado first then up to South Dakota.

      Any one else on the lounger planning some long distance trips? Chime in

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      You're doing all this on a motorcycle? By the time the road trip is over you'll be able to take it ITB and not even feel a thing.

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      05-27-2012 05:26 PM #5
      mmm street triple.. but that's gonna be exhausting



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      05-27-2012 05:28 PM #6
      Heading to Greenwich, CT on Thursday for the Greenwich Concours. We're flying, the car's being trailered. I wouldn't have a butt-bone left after driving that far.
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      05-27-2012 08:19 PM #7
      Does Sao Paulo, Brazil to Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA to Munich, Germany in 28 hours and the return trip 2.5 weeks later count as a long distance trip this summer?

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      05-27-2012 08:23 PM #8
      Taking the Passat to Washington DC in a few weeks. I might drive the S4 out to Pike's Peak in July too.

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      05-27-2012 08:25 PM #9
      Not super long, but I have a 300 mile round trip to Cape Cod and back planned this summer on my Yamaha Zuma 125. It can't do highway speeds so it's going to be all backroads. Should be a fun ride.

    10. 05-27-2012 08:27 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Espresso View Post
      Well I've been having the idea popping in my head that I will be planning on heading from West Palm Beach, Fl to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike event that happens every 1st week in August. I'll be on a Triumph Street Triple R heading to Boulder, Colorado first then up to South Dakota.

      Any one else on the lounger planning some long distance trips? Chime in

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      05-27-2012 08:32 PM #11
      I live 30 min outside of Sturgis. Let me know if you have any questions about anything.

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      05-27-2012 08:38 PM #12
      Detroit to Boston probably in late August.
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      05-27-2012 08:42 PM #13
      I was pretty close to picking up a nicely sorted CVPI to turn into a road-trip-mobile for our trip out west to visit family this July, but it looks like we'll end up flying instead due to the missus' schedule. I think it would have been a lot of fun.

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      05-27-2012 10:33 PM #14
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      05-27-2012 10:52 PM #15
      Thinking about going up along the coast to the Seattle area while my daughter is at sleep away camp for the first time ever (for both things )
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      05-27-2012 11:16 PM #18
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      05-27-2012 11:28 PM #19
      I'll most likely be heading out to Colorado for NSXPO in September.

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      05-27-2012 11:33 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Taking the Passat to Washington DC in a few weeks. I might drive the S4 out to Pike's Peak in July too.
      I'll be in cripple creek in july! bout an hour and a half from Pike's Peak. You going to the hill climb?

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      05-28-2012 12:20 AM #21
      Just drove from Las Vegas to Texas up to central Illinois. I'll probably go up to Wisconsin, then Minneapolis, and then back to Vegas later this summer as well. I might also be driving to Florida and back from Illinois as well.
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      05-28-2012 12:25 AM #22
      2 hours isn't really long distance, but I'm flying into Boston and then driving up to NH.

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      05-28-2012 03:33 AM #23
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      05-28-2012 03:55 AM #25
      In terms of road trips, yes: planning a trip from here down south, to Freiburg, then a stop at the Bodensee (Lake Constance), over and down through Garmisch into Tirol for a couple nights somewhere near Innsbruck, through the Brenner Pass into Sued-Tirol in Italy, some nice, windy mountain passes thrown in, with Lake Garda as the final destination. Planning to take about 9 days for this trip. Hope to have the Boxster here so taking it instead of the GTI could at least be considered...

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