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#1 danarielle

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:35 AM

So, this summer I am riding from ABQ to New York -- Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Fayetteville (AR), Memphis, Bowling Green, Cinci, Morgantown, Williamsport PA and then home.
So, a large part of the trip is through the mid-west
Any advice about nice roads (I try my best to avoid interstates except to get into and out of larger cities), good places to eat ,visit etc. would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

So, this summer I am riding from ABQ to New York -- Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Fayetteville (AR), Memphis, Bowling Green, Cinci, Morgantown, Williamsport PA and then home.
So, a large part of the trip is through the mid-west
Any advice about nice roads (I try my best to avoid interstates except to get into and out of larger cities), good places to eat ,visit etc. would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance


How much time do you have for the trip?
Are your way points planned stops?
Do you have a passport for adding some Canadian riding into your trip?
Would you consider a totally different return route home?

A swing west from New York to the northern shores of Lake Superior could yield Niagara Falls,
Mt. Rushmore, Badlands, Blackhills and many other western sites with a return through Co.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:19 AM

i have nothing to add to this, other than to say howdy from the big A.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

i have nothing to add to this, other than to say howdy from the big A.

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Yeah...I was wondering if we have another rider here in Albuq. They're coming out of the woodwork.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:43 AM

i have nothing to add to this, other than to say howdy from the big A.

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I thought Zilla was the "big A"?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:36 AM


i have nothing to add to this, other than to say howdy from the big A.

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Yeah...I was wondering if we have another rider here in Albuq. They're coming out of the woodwork.

i like it. we may have to make reservations for lunches now...

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:29 AM

By Big A you mean Amarillo, right? :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Stay south. Start with the Ozarks, then go east into Tennesee, then angle north into Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:02 AM

When are you doing this ride? If it's in August I should be back from the sandbox and you can stay at my house in NKY/Greater Cincinnati. A lot of it depends on how much time you have. In KY we have some great twisties. Most of them are east of Louisville. Check in on www.kytwisted.com We have people from all over the state, TN, OH, IN on the forum and some of them are more familiar with the roads in western KY than I am.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

I thought Zilla was the "big A"?


naaa.... HRZ's a good guy. :)

By Big A you mean Amarillo, right? :rolleyes:


ya know... Amarillo is a lot like ABQ...

except we don't have all the cows and the accompanying smell, we're NOT in Texas, and we can get a cocktail anywhere we want. :P

oh, and we have casinos.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:23 PM

Stay south. Start with the Ozarks, then go east into Tennesee, then angle north into Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.


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