1st 2 wheel road trip in over 38 years!


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Al Lenz
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1st 2 wheel road trip in over 38 years!

Postby Al Lenz » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:25 pm



My last 2 wheel road trip was on a '75 Wing in the summer of '76. I rode from LA to southern Illinois then sold the bike the day before I met my now wife. Marriage, kids, career and all that kept me from owning a bike until last April when I wheeled and dealed my way into a '94 GL1500A with only 90,000 miles. I rode it around some all summer, but just could not find the opportunity to take off and go. I finally got my chance weekend before last and took off. 800 miles later I found my way home. I posted on facebook that I had returned home safe and sound, why oh why did I wait so long, my only complaint was that I had to stop to eat because the windshield caught all the bugs!!



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Re: 1st 2 wheel road trip in over 38 years!

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:56 am

you can start planning a few trip for next summer now
by the way where did you go
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Re: 1st 2 wheel road trip in over 38 years!

Postby harvey01 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:06 pm

Congrats on the Wing! I also hope you have already begun planning for some trips for next summer. There are tons of things to go and see. Just a suggestion, how about a tour to as many National Parks as possible.
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Al Lenz
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Re: 1st 2 wheel road trip in over 38 years!

Postby Al Lenz » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:09 pm

I'm still working for a living for the next few years, but 4th of July 2017 I'm going on a permanent vacation!! That's when the traveling begins. My bike is set up for a sidecar which the wife says she will require for longer trips so I will be looking into that. This trip was a quick trip to Wisconsin to close up the camper we have up there near the grandkids. The wife couldn't get away so I took advantage of the opportunity. My wife is paralysed on the left side, but we figured out how to get her on it with the aid of a little stool that fits in the trunk. She can get off all by herself and we have been on several rides close to home, but she is not comfortable enough for a long trip. Any suggestions or advice on sidecars would be appreciated.

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detdrbuzzard
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Re: 1st 2 wheel road trip in over 38 years!

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:44 am

even if you plan to get a sidecar I think you did the right thing by taking a short trip. I would plan a few more before taking a long road trip. I did many trips to ohio when I first started taking longer rides


'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william


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