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    Ride to Great Falls

    Will any of you be riding to Great Falls from the Philadelphia area? Looks like it's about 2100 miles on highways. I can't take more than two weeks from work and I'm old (just turned 70). My first rally was the Lebanon rally and I really enjoyed the ride down and camping on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragman2 View Post
    Will any of you be riding to Great Falls from the Philadelphia area? Looks like it's about 2100 miles on highways. I can't take more than two weeks from work and I'm old (just turned 70). My first rally was the Lebanon rally and I really enjoyed the ride down and camping on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragman2 View Post
    Will any of you be riding to Great Falls from the Philadelphia area? Looks like it's about 2100 miles on highways. I can't take more than two weeks from work and I'm old (just turned 70). My first rally was the Lebanon rally and I really enjoyed the ride down and camping on the way.
    I'm in the two week window myself, traveling from Maine, thinking I may head down I90 to Cleveland before heading west. I usually travel on secondary highways staying off interstates as much as possible. What's your plan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    I'm in the two week window myself, traveling from Maine, thinking I may head down I90 to Cleveland before heading west. I usually travel on secondary highways staying off interstates as much as possible. What's your plan?
    I'm in the initial planning phase. Like, am I going or not. If I go, I will probably camp most nights, weather permitting. As far as interstates are concerned, I don't mind them, especially for such a long trip but getting off now and then is a must. Lebanon was such a short trip, I took mostly back roads. As I look at the 2100 miles (each way) that's a little over 400 miles/day for 5 days if I did the math right. So riding 8 hours for ~5 days will get you there if you ride the interstates. Stopping for pee, gas and food. I took Mountain House on the Lebanon trip and although it's not gourmet, it did fill the stomach and not too bad.

    I only wish I had 4 weeks to take some side trips.

    So that's as far as I have gone as far as planning.
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    Sounds like we may have similar plans, lets parallel plan, compare notes and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    Sounds like we may have similar plans, lets parallel plan, compare notes and see what happens.
    Sounds like the start of a plan. I have never done 8 hours in the saddle/day.
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