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Old 10-01-12, 03:23   #1
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Just got back from a 12 day trip from CO to CA and back on the Streety.

Route was a loop through AZ to NV to LA then up the PCH (Hwy 1) to north of SF, then back through S. Lake Tahoe, NV and UT stopping to see the sights as we went.

The trip was about 3500 miles total. The longest day was ~500 miles.
The bike didn't miss a beat. (and was surprisingly comfortable).

I have a bunch of photos/videos, but need time to get them organized...

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Impressive. And great photo. Looking forward to seeing more photos from your trip. Im from so cal. And would like to eventually try a similar trip.

Maybe not on the D675... but I'm sure an STR would be perfect.
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That sounds like quite a trip! looking forward to see more of the pics from it! nice work

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Awesome, well done. Looking forward to the pictures. So what was your top speed on the salt flats?
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How deep into CO did you go? I rode my CBR600 from CA to MN and going through CO was the best scenery ever! Going up and down mountains and riding through tunnels was pretty fun.
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So what was your top speed on the salt flats?
About 5mph .. The surface was a bit mushy as it had rained recently & I didn't fancy calling the AAA to come dig me out!

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How deep into CO did you go? I rode my CBR600 from CA to MN and going through CO was the best scenery ever! Going up and down mountains and riding through tunnels was pretty fun.
I'm fortunate enough to live in Colorado, so I've seen most of the southern part of the state. I haven't ventured up north of Denver much - must remedy that next year.

We are definitely spoiled for choice when it comes to good roads round here. The "Million Dollar Highway" (550 between Ouray & Silverton) is one road to add to your bucket list for sure.

Anyway, here's a little snippet of video from Utah...




... and a photo from Arches National Park.
(If you look carefully there are people in the picture - gives an idea of the immense scale).

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Ah damn wish I would have known about this highway while riding through lol I will add it to the bucket list though for sure.
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arches and canyonlands are two of my favorite places! i love the south west.
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we need more pics
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Sounds like a great trip! Can't wait for more pics =)
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