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Welcome to the forum. Any pics you’d like to share with us? We’re big on pics here. Please keep us updated on your progress.


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Welcome aboard. I'm with Keith - love to see some pics, even if they're the 'before' pics and she's still looking a little rough. That way we can see all the work you've done when she's 'finished' (we all know they never really get finished though, right? lol).
 

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Long Road Ahead: yes, that is my idea of heaven

a long twisty winding road up through mountains and along streams and rivers.
 

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sorry but that is the reality: If they can lay down a 500 mile long straight flat road then there is nothing there wind the road around and over, and there is nothing there to see.

Iowa
Florida Gator Alley
Oklahoma....
 

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Nice picture of the road to MC heaven. Have to point out, the person in the middle of the street that took the photo, is not 'there' yet.

turn around and look the other way.
 

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You're both completely right.

RedWhine is correct. A straight road with beautiful scenery is very 'zen'. You kick back, relax and take it all in. Listen to the sounds of the bike, get into the groove of it. Very "Easy Rider". Deep breaths now. Ahhh!

KCW is correct. Most straight and even roads are dull as hell. "Amber waves of grain" gets boring in about 43 seconds, and that's nicer scenery than you get on most straight-and-easy roads.

I do need to thank you both for making my realize WHY my favorite "I just need to get out for an hour or two" route is my favorite: It's a windy mountain road over to the next valley, then a straight road through amazing scenery for as far as you wish to go. Then turn and take another windy mountain road back over, and another straight 'zen' road home.
 

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You forgot "take a nap". I usually try to get caught up on my sleep on those rides. That's why I love 'em.
Yeah, I know what you mean.

Joking around aside, I've caught myself 'zoning out' on long rides (or drives) before and it's a real problem. Worst case was on a ride from St. Louis to L.A. I was (inadvisedly) trying to do straight through. Somewhere between Flagstaff and the NV border, I suddenly "woke up" and realized I kinda didn't recall the last 10 minutes or so... Had to pull off and hit a motel for a 'real' nap.
 

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I liked in Iowa for 3 years.

The midwest is called "The Far Betweens" for good reason.

Self driving cars and motorcycles will be a very popular in the plains states. (SIC intended)
 

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I liked in Iowa for 3 years.

The midwest is called "The Far Betweens" for good reason.

Self driving cars and motorcycles will be a very popular in the plains states. (SIC intended)
As an Iowan I can understand what you're saying. That's why when I plan my trips it's usually rural 2 lane blacktops with those little towns every 10 miles or so. While it's not mountains in the background you can see some interesting old farmsteads and rolling hillsides. And that is scenic enough when compared to rolling down a mindless interstate. Of course, most of the thrill of the ride is being on 2 wheels and unconfined. :grin:
 
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