I’m Planning Another Ride – Over 4,000 Miles!

I’ve decided a route for this years summer motorcycle trip.

Over 4,000 miles, 6 National Parks and 8 States. (I can hardly wait!)

I plan on taking my 1 man tent and sleeping bag this trip.  Lot’s of state parks, etc. along the way.  At the end of each day I’ll look for a campsite to stay at.  I’m sure I’ll also get a hotel room a few times along the way.  I just don’t want to make reservations all along the way this time, that just means I have to be at a specific place each night.  So if I want to stop several times along the way to relax, take photos, or whatever!  I won’t feel rushed.  I’ll just play it by ear.  Only 1 specific date to be somewhere this trip.  I’ll need to be back home to go back to work (that’s a 4 letter word!) when my vacation is over.

I plan to start in Arizona with a ride to California and ride up the Coast along Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).  A landslide along the highway has closed a portion of it, so I’ll probably start somewhere near Monterey.  I’ve ridden the highway south of this point before, so that won’t be too disappointing!  I’ll ride through the Redwood National Park in Northern California before heading into Oregon and Washington along the PCH traveling through Olympic National Park just NW of Seattle, WA.  Then I’ll ride East through Washington, Idaho and into Montana to visit Glacier National Park (GNP).  Then on the way back home I’ll ride to Wyoming through Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.  Then on through Utah and Zion National Park.  After that I’ll enter Arizona and ride just North of the Grand Canyon North Rim (see my last post for this ride) before arriving back home.  I’ll travel through 9 states and over 4,000 miles.

In preparation for the trip, I’ve attached my microphone and speaker set to my new motorcycle helmet.  I’ve had the mic/speaker set for years and never used it.   I haven’t tried it before, but I’d like to try using the CB Radio to talk with a couple other guys while riding.  I’ll be meeting up with my best friend (over 40 years now! Wow!) from high school in CA who will ride with me for a while along the PCH.  Then when I get to WA I’ll meet up with my brother and we’ll ride to GNP together.

motorcycle helmet

Harley-Davidson
Mens Aura Ultra-Light Half Helmet, Size XL.  Part #98210-16VM/002L.
This is NOT a paid endorsement, it’s just for your information.

I just got this new helmet a couple of weeks ago.  It’s Harley-Davidsons new light weight model.  Fancy huh?  I didn’t realize how loose my old one was until I put on this new one.  The padding inside the old one had deteriorated and compressed over the years.

I’ve ridden through Yellowstone a couple years ago, but I’ve never been to Glacier National Park.  If you’re interested in what it looks like, just Google “Glacier National Park” and look at some of the photos.  I can hardly wait to see it in person.

Of course I’l be posting photos of the trip here on the blog.  So stay tuned for more…

17 Responses to “I’m Planning Another Ride – Over 4,000 Miles!”

  1. Sounds like a great adventure, looking forward to seeing & reading about it!

  2. Thanks for the comment “Queen of Zoom”. I remember you were one of the first to start following MyRideBlog over 6 years ago! (I just checked and you were #2). I want to thank you for that and for continuing to follow this blog. Have a great day!

  3. Ooo, sounds great! I look forward to seeing your photos and reading your tale.

    I’ve planned a similar ride that begins right after work this Friday: I’ll head north from Salt Lake, hitting Jackson, Wyoming and western Yellowstone on my way to the Trans-Canada Highway. From there I’ll drop down toward Vancouver, and I’ll ferry to Victoria and then to Port Angeles. After that, it’s 101 and 1 all the way down to San Francisco where I’ll head back home. It’ll be ten days; I haven’t seen most of the places; I’ll be camping some; and I’m so freakin’ excited!

  4. Sounds like a great trip. Looking forward to your posts and pictures.

  5. Sounds like a great “wild west” trip, DRF. Visiting the National Parks will be very cool. Four thousand miles is a great chunk of asphalt to spend on a motorcycle. Kudos to you and enjoy! Looking forward to the tales of the road!

  6. Awesome! Keep up the posts so I can live vicariously through your ride. 😊😉

  7. Sounds like an amazing adventure, I look forward to following along on your blog. Enjoy!

  8. Fabulous trip! You will enjoy it for sure.

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  10. Sounds like a fun trip!

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