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    Yup. One of the most interesting places I have...

    Yup. One of the most interesting places I have ever stayed at in the USA.

    Some more pix from the trip are below. The first is the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. The second is Morgan Freeman's...
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    It's been a heck of a ride. To recall, my goal...

    It's been a heck of a ride. To recall, my goal was to go down the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys to Vicksburg, then go west to Nevada where I was to meet my wife (she would fly in and together...
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    And let us never forget: Man plans, but G-d...

    And let us never forget: Man plans, but G-d laughs....
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    Thanks. The choice seems to be to go to...

    Thanks. The choice seems to be to go to Birmingham (100 miles of crap today, but B'ham's weather tomorrow is awful) or to wait it out here and head to St. Louis tomorrow... I think that's what...
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    Bob, I'll take a rain check on your hospitality...

    Bob, I'll take a rain check on your hospitality in Silver City!

    I had skirted this absolutely incredible weather for 4 days, but my good luck was not to last. By the way, the flooding I've seen...
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    At this point I'm just looking for a DRY route...

    At this point I'm just looking for a DRY route home... :)
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    Day 5: Vanquished by the weather

    If you've been reading these posts, you'll know I was to have travelled to Jefferson, TX from Clarksdale, MS today. Alas, my good luck skirting the century's worst storm just came to an end. In...
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    Days 3-4. Set. Genevieve, MO & Clarksdale, MS

    Much flooding en route from Madison to Ste. Genevieve. One very close call on Indiana 37 near Paoli, where IDOT stupidly declined to close a road covered with 12 inches of rushing water. Got...
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    Day 2: Madison IN

    What a lovely town Madison is! The ride from Athens was quite windy (gas mileage dropped from 50 to 44) with maybe 30 miles of rain, and the Interstates near Cincy were reminiscent of the DC area,...
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    First day went well!

    Gas stop in Frostburg, MD, then a lunch stop just outside Clarksburg, WV on US 50. Quintessential WV restaurant, (can't seem to post the pic I took on my iPad!) -- tiny, waitress wants to know my...
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    Eric, thanks for the great pix. Now I can...

    Eric, thanks for the great pix. Now I can download yours, and don't need to take any pictures while in Madison! ;)

    I will indeed be staying at the Hampton Inn in Athens. In Madison, I'll be at...
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    At one month before departure, my itinerary is...

    At one month before departure, my itinerary is pretty much set. In addition to these tremendously useful comments, I want to thank Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA, for his personalized advice...
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    Oh believe me, if I was riding out in June I...

    Oh believe me, if I was riding out in June I would be on route 50 all the way from maryland. But I've been told by more than a few people that going through the mountains in late April is dicey. ...
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    Kantuckid, I have experience with Edelweiss,...

    Kantuckid,

    I have experience with Edelweiss, and like them a lot. Plus, as I indicated, my wife will be flying in, and she really likes the Edelweiss quality as well. And the price isn't that...
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    John, thank you for these pix. Gorgeous, and as...

    John, thank you for these pix. Gorgeous, and as close to a sure thing climatically as I'm likely to get that time of year! I'm sold. :dance
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    Jewels: sounds wonderful! I've been to Israel...

    Jewels: sounds wonderful! I've been to Israel four times (5th visit coming this summer) but never by bike. Any comments about the organizer of the tour, Hannigan? How big was the group? What...
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    Gorgeous, but...

    ...these photos do not encourage me to cross this way in late April! :help
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    Through it on the interstate (I-30, I believe). ...

    Through it on the interstate (I-30, I believe). I only take the slab through cities.
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    Thanks for the Beehive recommendation -- I will...

    Thanks for the Beehive recommendation -- I will definitely eat there and report back!

    I do have a constraint, and that is to be in Las Vegas for the beginning of my Edelweiss tour on May 7. I...
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    Thanks to two suggestions (via PM), here is the...

    Thanks to two suggestions (via PM), here is the revised itinerary (one change, deleting Shreveport):

    Day 1 Potomac MD to Athens, OH: 334 miles
    Day 2 Athens OH to Madison IN: 220 miles
    Day 3...
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    Gosh, not for the first time I am so grateful to...

    Gosh, not for the first time I am so grateful to be a BMWMOA member! Thanks to extremely useful tips by dhgeyer and widebmw, I've altered my tentative itinerary to Las Vegas. Here it is -- comments...
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    widebmw: Thanks for this very valuable info. I...

    widebmw: Thanks for this very valuable info. I plan to leave on April 28, and the risk of snow really does turn me off.

    Perhaps I will take Route 50 for three days, until St. Louis, then head...
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    Hi Jay, it's Michael. I have read the MOA...

    Hi Jay, it's Michael.

    I have read the MOA article, and am convinced you have exactly the same problem described there. If you need a copy of the article just let me know.
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    MD to NV on US 50: Advice, please!

    In late April I will embark on my longest ride yet (maybe ever!): US 50 from Maryland to Ely, NV (then down 93 to Las Vegas, where I will participate in Edelweiss's Grand Canyon Tour). I'm shipping...
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    Please note: these do NOT work if you have Wunderlich engine guards. There is not enough clearance to install them. I received my pair, tried to install, asked Bob's BMW to help, and we couldn't...
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