Upcoming 2018 rides? I need to plan Vacation time.

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  1. Bubba Utah

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    I still have June 29th, 30th threw the 3rd of July slated for a trip solo or not. Free lodging for the 29th,30th and 31st at my bosses property called Rancho Fandango in Moab www.elranchofandango.com. 2 bedrooms and a fold out bed. kitchen with every thing to cook with and a bbq outside. Safe neighborhood for the bikes. Still looking for any takers. You can ride around in some spectacular scenery. Itinerary not needed just plan a ride for that day and go. I can probably get another bungalow if people pipe in soon. Take Care A.M glad you are feeling better.
     
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    Bubba ... I'll be down in SD this summer (early June or September when the roads aren't busy there). The lady and I are planning it as a short trip to get her ready for longer ones - she loves to go riding but she's not used to sitting on the bike for long.

    I will likely also be heading out to VA to ride with a friend and his son through to WV.
     
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    Hey Jeff, good to see a post from you. I really didn't get much info on your reply. Are you saying that a Utah ride is possible with my timeline? I know that youa are riding all the time here and there like A.M. Just a little vauge but I know things are always changing. Take Care and good to see you are around.
     
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    Got my Duc fixed. Yeah!
    Got my taxes done, farg.
    I owe I owe, so off to work I go. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey Bubba, thanks! Great to hear from you as well! I went a bit silent for awhile there. All the changes in my life, job, divorce, lawyers, etc ... I'm finally coming through the end of the tunnel and into the light now.

    Might be a possibility - I was thinking if you wanted to slide up into SD instead though, maybe we'd meet you there - the riding and scenery is amazing. Lisa now has a full set of riding gear, and we're working on getting her an intercom as well.

    I just ordered a new set of shoes for Storm, and I'll be getting her a new chain as well .. I should be set for the season with those.

    Regardless, keep me in the loop on your plans. If I can make it happen, I will.
     
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    I really don't have the vacation time to go to SD. But if you find that my dates in Utah fit it would be a good time. Especially if A.M or others could make it.
     
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    To clarify those dates, June 29th to July 3rd ?

    I wonder what the meeting point would be?
     
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    Moab, Utah. And the date of meeting would be 29th that Friday afternoon or late afternoon at the lodge (Ranchofandago.com) again free of charge and a full kitchen fridge, dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes etc. It is located in the neighborhoods of Moab so really pretty safe for the bikes rather than some camp sites and comfortable as well. No need for camping gear for me or anyone.

    I was planning on riding down Friday morning late and getting settled in (dinner, beer or a bar or two within walking distance) and the go from there. Wake up and Ride Saturday and Sunday with no planned route until arrival and the heading out maybe Monday morning late. Again no real set plan other than hopefully meeting up with a couple of people and getting some tips and having a blast riding around Utah's Canyon lands.
     
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    Might be a bit too far for the lady so early in the year - she's not used to that kind of time in the saddle yet. We'll see though - she wanted to come out with me today and it was only 2*C (35*F). She enjoyed it despite getting a little cold.
     
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    Did you miss the "el" with your web site link, Bubba?

    http://www.elranchofandango.com/

    They say the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have a problem.
    I have not done an overnight motorcycle road trip in 4 years.
    I was thinking 3, but the photos are dated April 2014.
    The car trip to Arkansas a year and a half does not count, it was a car, duh.
    MC day rides locally are fun, but not the same.
    So, I have a problem. Called lack of MC road trips. :Ballchain:

    This sounds like a good solution. Even if like all such solutions, it is only temporary.
    Will have to see how it goes or does not go with work, but am going to try and make this happen.

    Yoda no try.jpg
     
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