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I am going to take a road trip in March or April and have one problem. Where do I go, I am only taking a week so I am limited to the western states (I'm in the Los Angeles area). Anybody out there have any suggestions?
I was thinking maybe Carlsbad, NM.
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Gosh a week of travel on a Goldwing? That pretty much gives you options on the entire western part of the U.S., although you still have to be concerned about areas of elevation where you can still come across snow and ice. I think I would layout a couple of different trips so as you get closer to your departure time you can still have options if the weather is not looking good for a particular route.

Of course a coast trip up Hwy 1 along California, then the coasts of Oregon and Washington is fantastic and is a great trip. Then head inland and try to take in some of the great roads that run through each of the states on the way back. I'd try to stay off the freeways as you're not going to get as much out of your trip that way as you will by the more scenic routes and roads.

Another great trip is up 395 up to Nevada, then over to Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, lower portion of North Dakota, zig-zag various parts of Montana and down through the eastern parts of Oregon, and California.

Last option weather permitting would be a southwest tour that took you through Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada.

Mapping through the National Parks is a great way to see some beautiful territory and definitely try to take in as many of them as you can. Some good sites with information:

National Park Sites
http://www.lincon.com/nps/nps_sites.htm

Rides by States
http://www.motorcycleridesinamerica.com/rides.html

Of Course Pashnet
http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm

America's By-ways
http://www.byways.org/

Have a great trip,

DaleC
 

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a few years ago, we went to zion national park with a car. someday i hope to make it there with a bike. what a great place to ride.

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I probably will take a trip in mid April. my wife is going to Hawaii with her older sister (third trip btw).

So I will take the scooter for some traveling. I need to check into weather (temp wise) in various areas to I can sorta prepare
 

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March 26th thru April 4th----ARIZONA BIKE WEEK :D
The BOSS and I are riding down thru Las Vegas (imagine that :shock: ) and on to Phoenix. We are planning about a week total.
Hope to see you all there. :D
 
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