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    Cool This Summer's circumnavigation of the U.S. & Canada

    Hello Everyone,

    Starting June 22nd my girlfriend and I are leaving Salt Lake city and our first stop will be Glenwood Springs Colorado we will be riding through the state and taking about four days and then heading to Nashville and from there on down to Atlanta. After Atlanta we will be riding through North Carolina and then on up the Eastern seaboard to Maine with many stops in-between. From Maine we head NW to Montreal and then staying on Hwy 401 down to Ann Arbor and from there bounce our way to South Dakota and then on up through Wyoming and Montana to Glacier National Park and then on up to Banff. From there we head west to Vancouver and then on down to Seattle and Portland. If anyone would like to join our trip at any part please let me know.

    Cheers,
    Peter_Ballantine@mac.com
    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Peter -

    Welcome to the forum! Too bad you're not making the trip the other direction and planning on attending the MOA National in Salem, OR, in July. With the route your taking, you could qualify and probably win the North American Tour award. At any rate, ride safe and have fun...you should see some awesome sights!!
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    Keep us updated on your route. If you are near me while passing thru VA /NC i would like to join you for a day or two.
    Kent

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    Keep us posted on this. I'm planning a long US/Canada ride this spring/summer as well!

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    A response to Kurt

    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Peter -

    Welcome to the forum! Too bad you're not making the trip the other direction and planning on attending the MOA National in Salem, OR, in July. With the route your taking, you could qualify and probably win the North American Tour award. At any rate, ride safe and have fun...you should see some awesome sights!!

    Kurt,

    We would love to go to the ralley in Salem but since we are going to be leaving in June from Salt Lake and Salem is only a two day ride from there we would be well passed Salem and into South Dakota by then. However I wish we could be there for all of the rider classes for they sound fantastic for everyone from the youngest beginner to the eldest old timer.

    Cheers,
    Peter
    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Virginia / North Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Khightower View Post
    Keep us updated on your route. If you are near me while passing thru VA /NC i would like to join you for a day or two.
    Kent
    Kent,

    We will be riding through Asheville, Statesville and then on into Newport NC. From there we will ride up to Richmond and Charlottesville where I went to school and then jump onto the parkway for some beautiful riding up north. Would love to have you join. We will be pulling into Asheville around July 4th and then and Richmond July 10th.

    Cheers,
    Peter
    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Trip Details

    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    Post details as you develop the itinerary.
    Glenwood Springs June 22nd
    Denver June 23-24
    Salina June 25
    St Louis June 26
    Nashville June 27
    Atlanta June 29
    Clarkesville June 30-July 3
    Asheville July 4
    Statesville July 5-6
    Newport July 7-9
    Richmond July 10
    Charlottesville July 11-12
    Washington DC July 13-14
    Princeton July 15
    Annandale July 16-17
    Provincetown July 22
    Boston July 23-25
    Center Harbor July 26-27
    Conway July 28-30
    Isleboro July31-Aug 1
    Montreal Aug 2
    Toronto Aug 3-4
    Ann Arbor Aug 5-6
    Indianapolis Aug 7-8
    Ludington Aug 9
    Plymouth Aug 10
    Rapid City Aug 11
    Billings Aug 12
    Missoula Aug 13
    lake Macdonald Aug 14
    Cowley Aug 15
    Banff Aug Aug 16-17
    Salmon Arm Aug 18
    Vancouver Aug 19-20
    Seattle Aug 21-22
    Portland Aug 23-25

    These dates are also flexible to a certain degree
    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Smile Missing NY state?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterballantine View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    Starting June 22nd my girlfriend and I are leaving Salt Lake city and our first stop will be Glenwood Springs Colorado we will be riding through the state and taking about four days and then heading to Nashville and from there on down to Atlanta. After Atlanta we will be riding through North Carolina and then on up the Eastern seaboard to Maine with many stops in-between. From Maine we head NW to Montreal and then staying on Hwy 401 down to Ann Arbor and from there bounce our way to South Dakota and then on up through Wyoming and Montana to Glacier National Park and then on up to Banff. From there we head west to Vancouver and then on down to Seattle and Portland. If anyone would like to join our trip at any part please let me know.

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    Peter_Ballantine@mac.com
    From your itinerary it appears you are going direct from Montreal to Toronto? If your staying in Canada your missing some very excellent riding in NY state. The Adirondacks are awesome and where I live in Central NY is not bad also. I've ridden in many parts of the US and I still think NY has some of the best bike roads in the country. Let me know I'd love to guide you through. I'm always up for a ride!

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deweybr1920 View Post
    From your itinerary it appears you are going direct from Montreal to Toronto? If your staying in Canada your missing some very excellent riding in NY state. The Adirondacks are awesome and where I live in Central NY is not bad also. I've ridden in many parts of the US and I still think NY has some of the best bike roads in the country. Let me know I'd love to guide you through. I'm always up for a ride!

    Cheers!

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    I will agree there is better riding in NY than the drone on the River flats in Canada. However if you believe NY has some of the best roads in the country??? You really need to take the exits off the interstate when you travel, Best in the NE, is PA by a country mile. And compared to the Smokey's, the best in NY can't even come close.
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