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Where to go with 1 week....

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    Lifer
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    My boss just told me I need to take some vacation cause I didn't take enough last year.

    If I want to take a riding trip, any recommendations on really cool places to go, and/or cool times to take the vacation?

    Considerations:
    - Last year was my first year
    - I've gone on 2 day trips but nothing longer

    I'm somewhat thinking maybe head west, as I've seen a lot of the east coast but nothing west other than colorado springs for a week and a little bit of california for a few days several times. I don't think a week would be enough time for me to get out to the rockies though would it? (Maybe it would for someone more experienced, but I also want to enjoy the trip as much as possible and I'm not sure if riding as hard as I can for as long as I can each day is the best idea)

    I guess getting a windshield and trying to get comfortable with a long day on the highway would be smart right?

    Ben

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    Deals Gap... is the place to go! But I think you'll probably enjoy the surrounding roads better (ie the Cherohola skyway (sp?) and the Blue Ridge Parkway). The gap (ie the Dragon) itself is a VERY tight n twisty road... 318 turns in 11 miles.. all first and second gear and most of them TOTALLY blind. But the two roads I mentioned above are totally smooth SWEET sweeping roads with GREAT scenery.... good luck and take lots of pics....

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    Good suggestions Chip.

    Another idea...
    Take the ferry out of Portland Maine to Yarmouth(?) Nova Scotia or out of Bar Harbor Maine to Yarmouth(?). Head north to the Cabot Trail. I did Bar Harbor to Bay of Fundy last year, great trip but I hear that the Cabot Trail is 100x better.

    Just a suggestion and like Chip said, take plenty of pics!

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I'm not sure about Deal's gap, I guess just cause it seems *too* popular, although I guess if I got there in the middle of the week it would be cool.

    I will look into Nova Scotia too. For that matter I haven't even been to Montreal or Quebec, so maybe Canada in general is a good idea. That would probably mean waiting a little longer for the weather though?

    (I just kind of like to take the road less travelled.)

    Thanks,
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    Canada has a big bike event up there in July I think.. Moto Mundial or something like that.. ya might want to look into that.

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    Ben, I can tell you my two experiences at Deals, taKe is for what its worth.

    My first time down was 2yrs ago, first week in May, 10 days actually, We left 6:am Sat Morning from concord, NH took non highway routes to gettysburg pa, sunday nite at Roanoke, VA and Deals Gap monday eve rode 2 full days mid week, awsome, no traffic, not many other bikes, did Cherohala, Rt 28 to Franklin & Highlands, sweet, foothills parkway, cades cove (mistake, hundreds of cagers watching bambi in a one way one lane broken pavement road) newfound gap, went to SC and then to Suches GA where 2wheelsonly is etc. thursday morning headed back north, I had some unexpected mechanical problems, and my brand new tires a week before the trip were almost bald edge to edge. first nite north was in Big Stone Gap, VA, friday morning north into a corner of KY then back to VA into WV to Beckley, saturday morning in Beckley I had a dealer fix my mechanicals but no tires available, on north to Marietta OH, riding buddy crashed the next morning, I also discovered my MEz4s with 3800 miles had air visible between the cords, I limped to Wheeling WV holed up till tuesday waiting for tires and slabbed it back to NH
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    Last year I went down with the same group as Chip. everybody left on a Thursday trailering/trucking bikes, I rode with Mark Hanson in his old beat up toyota long bed king cab 2wd, we left Framingham @ 2pm drove till about midnight, got a motel room somewhere in southern VA almost into TN, we arrived at the "house" about 11:00am or so, group rode to Alcoa TN for steak, and back thru the gap again befor dark, stopped at the gap, lots of bikes, riders, posers, squids, we witnessed a very bad crash, rode back to house in dark on unfamiliar twistie roads, Saturday we rode wayah rd, and Rt 28 (sweet) from highlands to bryson city (opposite direction from year before), sunday, cherohala (also opposide direction from year before) and a bunch of secondary roads in TN back thru gap , Monday, loaded back on truck and back north, I was home in NH before midnight.

    that is an example of 2 different types of deals gap trips, weekend there was a lot more cage traffic to contend with, more LEOs, but if you get into the camraderie of riding, there was also more of that. Either way, you can't go wrong Also, I have been to Great Smokies region several times now in beginning of May, super weather, yes each time I have had rain, but only short showers

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    VEGAS BABY!!!!!

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    Ben... you've never been to Canada? It's a blast. Quebec City is absolutely beautiful, the "Old City" section is by far the closest you can get to an old Europe feel as possible in the new world. Haven't tried any side routes to get there and have only been in a cage.

    Montreal is unbelievable. Big party town. Watch out for early June as the big race is there. This place doesn't start rocking until midnight and then goes all night! The cool part is the race track.... it is located on an island just outside of Montreal. Beautiful casino and you can DRIVE on the track. Again, only been on in a cage and I'm sure they don't take kindly to high speeds as every Frenchie and his mother is on the track, most on two wheels (the pedal variety). But still cool.

    Two other good things about Canada, exchange rate and lack of LEO's. Outside of the cities I have never seen one. Took Route 20 from Montreal to QC, major route... followed a Mercedes the whole way, in and out of triple digits... felt like the friggin Autobahn!

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    Mick... like you weren't guilty?
    Like you actually had $760 in your pocket?
    Like your ass is actually white?

    Really tho... sorry to hear about that shit. I've never had a problem, although they can tell a fellow frenchie from an anglo.

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    Yea what JC said Vegas and strip clubs

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    What? Mick, you are a criminal? With a record? Oh, this changes everything. I'm not sure we can still play with you, you being a bad influence and all. hehe

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