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Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:00 pm



Okay, here is a thread I have not seen done, so I will do it ! What is you BUCKET LIST RIDE you are most determined to do ?
I will get it kicked off with my 2 Bucket List rides :

1) To ride to the Capitol of all 48 continental states, plus DC. spending the night in EVERY Capitol, NOT using Interstates at all. I have the route picked out as far as order I will hit the stops, but NOT the roads I will use. I will get out my map and pick my next days route each night, and call it in to my wife at home. That way if I do not check in , she knows where I SHOULD be to start looking for me. No day will exceed about 400 miles, and every 5th day (on average) will be a off day, for bike maintenance and laundry or _______ . I will have my trailer on this trip, and be doing some camping, and some motels.

2) Route 66, from L.A. to Chicago . I will stick to the original road for every possible mile. I will NOT have my trailer on this trip, and will be staying in Mom & Pop motels on this trip.

Well, those are my Bucket List trips, whats yours ?


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Re: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Post by themainviking » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:44 pm

About the only thing on my wish list - not a bucket list, because if I don't get it done then I don't get it done - is to ride into Delaware and Maryland. They are the only two states aside from Hawaii that I have not visited by motorcycle. I believe the last time I mentioned this, I said Rhode Island and Delaware, but I found a T-Shirt from Rhode Island, so I had to rethink, and it is Maryland and Delaware. I have stayed at least one day in each state, usually a couple or even three or four, and I have lived in some of them, so they were easy. As far as capitals of the states, probably most. Route 66, I have also ridden, from L.A. to Chicago with detours along the way, but on one dedicated trip.

I guess, if I was to build a bucket list, I would put riding Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia, as I have not ridden a motorcycle in Europe or Asia although I have been there. Australia and New Zealand I have yet to visit. None of these places is high enough on my list to pay a lot of money to do it, but if someone were to get a group together to do it, I could likely be talked into it. I can pretty much fill my existing bucket list every day I get to ride. Yeah, I know, eh? Boring.........
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Re: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:43 pm

Plenty of great rides in Australia. But you need to plan carefully of where and when you travel because of some extremes of weather - particularly summer months. come on down - we'll' throw another Shrimp on Barbie. :D

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Post by harvey01 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:25 pm

Uncle Fester,

I must be the luckiest person on this forum. I have done most of my "bucket List" of rides and some I never expected. I have done Rocky Mountain National Park, Going to the Sun Highway, Zion, Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, Acadia, the Cabot Trail, Four Corners of the USA, Passo de Stelvio, and many more lesser rides that were wonderful also. I have been blessed with rain, extreme heat and freezing cold on my rides and basically enjoyed every mile.

And I eagerly look forward to the next ride.
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Re: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Post by Wilcoy02 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:04 am

My bucket list includes my ride to Alaska this summer on a gl1100. Hopefully I get to ride through the two states I have never been to. Washington and Oregon. I have been to Alaska for one and one half hours.

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Post by golden highway » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:17 am

My bucket list. Live a long healthy exciting life and die a quick painless death.

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:29 am

I would love to ride up to my old neighborhood from here in Tennessee up to New Jersey. that would take me thru west Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, maybe stop over in DC to see some of the monuments and the Vietnam war memorial wall, then up to Pennsylvania, then finally into New Jersey. my wife and I have done this in our motorhome, but I would love to do it on my bike.

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Post by harvey01 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:31 am

So when are you leaving to start this trip?

I would urge you to not ride your bike in downtown DC. Parking can be a real problem. Stay in motel/campground outside of town near a Metro station and take the Metro to the mall area. If you are into walking then you can go see just about everything from there.(I think GRey Line Tours still has buses In the area that allow you to get a special ticket and ride to the next attraction get off and catch a later bus to the next attraction)

If I were planning your trip I think I would plan to do a western loop up into WV and then western MD and perhaps Gettysburg and then go east across PA to NJ. There is a lot to see and don't forget the attractions around Philly like Valley Forge, Independence Hall among many more. Don't know where you lived in NJ but would suggest that some of the best riding is up around Port Jervis and in that north western area. Then return to DC and then go west from there to Front Royal to the Skyline Drive and take it to the Blue Ridge Parkway and points south. The DDay Memorial in Bedford, VA is worth a side trip. This could be a fun ride.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:45 am

harvey01 wrote:So when are you leaving to start this trip?

I would urge you to not ride your bike in downtown DC. Parking can be a real problem. Stay in motel/campground outside of town near a Metro station and take the Metro to the mall area. If you are into walking then you can go see just about everything from there.(I think GRey Line Tours still has buses In the area that allow you to get a special ticket and ride to the next attraction get off and catch a later bus to the next attraction)

If I were planning your trip I think I would plan to do a western loop up into WV and then western MD and perhaps Gettysburg and then go east across PA to NJ. There is a lot to see and don't forget the attractions around Philly like Valley Forge, Independence Hall among many more. Don't know where you lived in NJ but would suggest that some of the best riding is up around Port Jervis and in that north western area. Then return to DC and then go west from there to Front Royal to the Skyline Drive and take it to the Blue Ridge Parkway and points south. The DDay Memorial in Bedford, VA is worth a side trip. This could be a fun ride.
this trip isn't "set in stone" but I would like to do it beings as I used to live up in Allentown PA and in NJ as well. it would be like going home to see some friends and neighbors I haven't seen in a very long time.

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Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:38 pm

These all sound like some great trips. I wish each and every one of you the best of luck on your trips. . . .
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Re: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Post by redial » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:34 pm

Like some have said, my bucket list is just about closed off. One of my remaining things to achieve, is to be "Shot by a jealous husband at 98!" :D
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Post by djoyner » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:27 pm

If the good Lord is willing and the crick don't rise, I will knock off a few items on my bucket list this summer:

Glacier, Yosemite, Redwood, Sequoia and Death Valley National Parks.

The Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Coast Highway.

Lolo Pass and the Columbia River Gorge.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:33 pm

redial wrote:Like some have said, my bucket list is just about closed off. One of my remaining things to achieve, is to be "Shot by a jealous husband at 98!" :D
LOL.

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Post by captdecker » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:17 pm

Not been a post here in awhile. Here is one of the things on my Bucket List Find the right time of year start at the northern tip of Maine . As the colors come on head south seeing color all the way to Florida

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Post by brettchallenger » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:23 pm

Ever since I got my full licence in the 1970s I have wanted to motorcycle around the Mediterrenean. Down through France and Spain, across the Straights of Gibralter, across North Africa then up through the Middle East. On to Turkey,Greece, Italy and back to the UK. But there has always been a raging war in at least one area, or a vicious regime, hard line communist government etc. Yes, Yes, I know people have done it and survived - I want an easy life, one that doesn't involve sitting in cells for months living off cockroaches. Too old now.
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Re: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Post by RoadRunner15 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:57 am

Visit all the National Parks you can ride to on two wheels. I have been to 37 National Parks so far, and 8 more scheduled for this summer.

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Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:49 pm

Got to get the Toy Hauler ready for summer trips.

little things like:
  • Change the oil on generator
    Install a bypass manifold for the hot water heater, so I can drain it and purge the water lines with RV antifreeze
    Install a manual battery Shutoff Switch at the battery location, so the standby currents in the RV don't run it down overnight :twisted: :o
    Install new overhead shade fabric so that I can stay out of the sun while sitting outside
    Make a note to cycle the a/c generator monthly for an hour to dry moisture out of the windings.
other than that, not much :mrgreen:
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:05 pm

ride my bike from Tucson AZ to Las Vegas Nevada to have Danny and Hornie Mike from "Counting Cars" to look at it and give me a price on a factory color repaint for my 86 aspencade SEi :).

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roadwanderer2 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:05 pm

ride my bike from Tucson AZ to Las Vegas Nevada to have Danny and Hornie Mike from "Counting Cars" to look at it and give me a price on a factory color repaint for my 86 aspencade SEi :).

They do nice work but a bit costly. No good painters in Tucson or Phx? Well if you do that ride let me know here in Prescott to see if I can ride part of it with you.

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Re: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:19 am

Hey Vern. When i go, i plan on making it a 2 day ride. Once i get up there, im gonna spend a night in a motel then ride back in the morning. I've already done a map search on it and its just over 400 miles one way. Rather than stretch it into a one day ride, i thought i would take my time and make a nice "road trip" out of it.

Thanks to someone here, they found a company that stocks/remakes the original colors for the SEi. It's not cheap, but well worth the cost if it can be applied correctly by someone that knows what they are doing and from what i've seen about the show, they know their stuff when it comes to building bikes and working in a spray booth. Just don't want Hornie Mike to get his hands on it LOL.

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Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:16 pm

I don't have a bucket list, after getting hurt and not being able to ride for almost ten years I am grateful for the time and miles I get to spend on a motorcycle
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:26 pm

Hey detdr, at least your still here to talk with us and still trying to enjoy your ride right?

Stuart.

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Post by detdrbuzzard » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:39 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:26 pm
Hey detdr, at least your still here to talk with us and still trying to enjoy your ride right?

Stuart.
you are correct Stuart and if all goes well I may be making a trip out your way this year
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:56 am

That would be nice, yes. Perhaps we could meet up for coffee or lunch somewhere.

Stuart.

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Re: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Post by Chickenlegs » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:09 pm

My 2018 bucket list ride.. is to take the wing to "little Switzerland" (Ouray, CO.) then take the "Million Dollar Highway" (550) to Silverton, CO. then back home to Nebraska. I hope to get some good photo's and video's :D



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