I'll check out the climate info on the areas I plan to visit and then I can just reverse the route. May-June-July doesn't sound too bad. I can't totally avoid the tourist season, but then I only have July to worry about. And the flight to the US will be cheaper too (I'm Dutch, remember?)I, too, would vote for starting in early May and reversing the path - south first, before it gets too miserable, and then west and north. The Blue Ridge Parkway is most beautiful in the spring, too, and likely to be fairly empty during the week.
Plenty! Places, areas and 'things'. Deadwood is one of them. The place itself might be a tourist attraction, but the area is a piece of history with the 'cowboy and indian' stuff, goldrush, Wild Bill etc... The Black Hills should be nice too. I'm also interested in history, cultural thing, the people, nature. The only thing I'm not dying to see are Las Vegas and the major cities/big tourist attractions. I love New York, but not when I'm on a motorcycle holiday. This trip is about enjoying the ride and see some nice stuff. I've seen plenty of things on Discovery/NatGeo and so on, and my route goes along the main things I'd like to see. And all you nice people give me the best tips and advise I need.Are there places youÔÇÖve heard of that you want to see?
Sounds nice. I can reverse that route too.I can send you a good route from the Black Hills through Yellowstone to Denver and southwest from there.
It sounds interesting. I guess it's one of those things that your average tourist doesn't see, but I'm open for those things. That's why I'd like to go on my own; just drive and see what comes your way. Now my route is taking shape, I can read up on the areas I come along and see if there's anything interesting to see/visit/do. The Ride Reports from others may help too.East of Cody, Wyoming, is Heart Mountain ÔÇô an internment camp where west-coast American citizens of Japanese descent were sent during World War II. There isnÔÇÖt a lot there to see, but that may be interesting. East of that, on US 14A just before it drops off the escarpment is Medicine Wheel, an ancient arrangement of rocks where American Indians still go to pray. It is down a 2?¢ km gravel road with another 2?¢ km hike to the wheel. It just depends on what interests you and how much stopping to look around you want to do.
Again, thanks everyone for the great input! I promise to make a comprehensive Ride Report when I return and I can also update my blog on the road. I have a Spot, so you can keep tabs on my whereabouts.