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post #1 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Aug 30 I'm flying into Las Vegas for a summer vacation road trip.

The rented Super Tenere's will be picked up on the 31st and the initial plan is to head towards the Beartooth with a detour through Bonneville. The only hard dates we've got booked are the flights and bike rentals, 9am Aug 31 - 9am Sept 10, and an Alcatraz tour Sept 9th.

Possible stops depending on time, weather, and mood:
Grand Teton
Yellowstone
Glacier National
Mount Rainer
Olympic
Crater Lake
Redwoods
Yosemite
San Fran - Alcatraz
Death Valley

I've been to most of these previously growing up, My riding buddy only a couple and isn't much into hiking - he's all about the miles. I've suggested spending the most time at Glacier National and Yosemite with some time at Yellowstone and just doing a ride through of anything else. There's a lot to see and ten days isn't nearly enough time to see it all. - another 20 years to retirement - lol.

I'd appreciate suggestions on anything dramatic we should put on the counterclockwise circle as a potential stop? I've got Butler maps for all the western states and will activate a premium Rever membership this week. Generally when doing a trip like this a basic idea of the next days route and destination is made the night before. Nightly reservations are made after looking where we're at and what we want to do for the rest of the day and how much more windshield time we're looking for. Since the majority of the trip will be after labor day we're not expecting problems finding rooms.

We've both ridden out west before and will have rain and heated gear for the mountains.

Thanks!

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It's the wrong direction but the ride from Vegas to the hoover dam is great. Red Rock Canyon is a very short but very fun ride, might be a good first stop out of vegas to get a really good feel for the bikes.

The ride on I-5 between Portland and Sacramento is beautiful for a short while and beautiful but super boring for the rest, I strongly suggest to take the highway along the coast.

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Mount St. Helens gorgeous ride up and quite spectacular.



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Stay off i5 ...do the coast. especially St Luis Obispo to north of San Francisco.



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Where are you renting the bikes?

I have a work project going on in Vegas and will travel there frequently over the next several months.

I've already done the sightseeing thing and am not a gambler so the casinos don't hold a lot of interest.

Might be cool to extend over a weekend and do a short overnighter.
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Eagle Rider is now offering different brands besides Harley. It's a national chain. In Las Vegas they're advertising: Honda, BMW, Yamaha, Triumph and KTM.
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Eagle Rider is now offering different brands besides Harley. It's a national chain. In Las Vegas they're advertising: Honda, BMW, Yamaha, Triumph and KTM.
Cool thanks. I've rented from them in the past but thought they only did the Harley thing, but an Electra-Glide worked for me on those trips since they were ~ a week long and riding 2 up.
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Father Crowley Overlook on the western side of Death Valley to watch the jets go through. Old Spanish trail Highway west from NV 160 to Tecopa CA, 127 north to Shoshone CA, Badwater road into Death Valley. It will be HOT, consider a soak vest and a water bladder. There are 2 Cycle Gear stores in town if you forget something. Southern Wyoming/Northeast Utah Flaming Gorge area is very Scenic. St George, Veyo Utah. Rt 12 through Utah. Burr Trail in Boulder Utah. Moab/Moki Dugway in Southeat Utah. Monument Valley, Four Corners Monument. Wendover Air Base in Wendover Utah. Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado. In the Vegas area, Lake Mead Recreational Area(great riding and views), Valley of Fire State Park, Red Rock Canyon, Lovell Canyon, Mount Charleston. If you need some local knowledge and someone to ride a little with, PM me.

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These guys rent out ATs in Vegas if riding out and returning back to town.
https://www.gsmotoadventures.com/
Believe Eurocycle also rents out bikes here.
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Aug 30 I'm flying into Las Vegas for a summer vacation road trip.

The rented Super Tenere's will be picked up on the 31st and the initial plan is to head towards the Beartooth with a detour through Bonneville. The only hard dates we've got booked are the flights and bike rentals, 9am Aug 31 - 9am Sept 10, and an Alcatraz tour Sept 9th.

Possible stops depending on time, weather, and mood:
Grand Teton
Yellowstone
Glacier National
Mount Rainer
Olympic
Crater Lake
Redwoods
Yosemite
San Fran - Alcatraz
Death Valley

I've been to most of these previously growing up, My riding buddy only a couple and isn't much into hiking - he's all about the miles. I've suggested spending the most time at Glacier National and Yosemite with some time at Yellowstone and just doing a ride through of anything else. There's a lot to see and ten days isn't nearly enough time to see it all. - another 20 years to retirement - lol.

I'd appreciate suggestions on anything dramatic we should put on the counterclockwise circle as a potential stop? I've got Butler maps for all the western states and will activate a premium Rever membership this week. Generally when doing a trip like this a basic idea of the next days route and destination is made the night before. Nightly reservations are made after looking where we're at and what we want to do for the rest of the day and how much more windshield time we're looking for. Since the majority of the trip will be after labor day we're not expecting problems finding rooms.

We've both ridden out west before and will have rain and heated gear for the mountains.

Thanks!


What kind of riders are you?
On S10s has variables with dirt and slab.
I use Roadtrippers.com, Butler maps, mad map, rider magazine and roadrunner magazines for planning my rides.
Around Death Valley, I like to visit China Ranch Date Farm around Tecopa, you can do the hot springs at Tecopa if that’s your thing.
At Tecopa catch furnace creek wash road (dirt but usually very well maintained if it hasn’t rained)over too Shoshone.
Top fuel if you need also there is fuel at furnace creek or stove pipe wells (expensive but better than pushing) catch a restroom if you partake on a date shake
Dates are prunes with attitude
Back track about half mile and catch furnace creek wash at Shoshone again or you can catch it a few miles up the road on the bad water turn off and roll in the less traveled way too Dante’s view.
From there if you want too cruise and visit badwater drop down and also roll around artist pallet down that way
Then you can roll north and visit uebehebe crater and the race track up by Scotty’s Castle, unfortunately the Castle is still closed doing flood repairs.
I personally would cut across Stovepipe Wells too Panamint Range catch Father Crowley as mentioned and work over too the 395.
Manzanar by Independence is an interesting historical site if you like that and I would end my day in Mammoth for the night.
I like too catch https://mammothbrewingco.com and grab a growler for after dinner too help me sleep
Then the next day roll up to Yosemite and over too the West.
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