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Re: 1st ride of 2020 - Death Valley
« Reply #30 on: Jan 13, 2020, 08:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gustavo [+]
DisneyLAND or DisneyWORLD?   The former is in Anaheim, CA the latter in Orlando FL.  Makes a huge difference.  If it's Disneyworld, my condolences.  You are a martyr, a saint, etc. etc.  Orlando is in the middle of the peninsula, not even that close to the beach where you could escape to...   :138:

If it is indeed Disneyland, you are right there at the base of the San Bernardino, Cleavland mountains and the Anza Borrego desert.  That means you are a short rental away from motorcycling bliss.  Once you get out of that hell-hole that is Orange County, you might as well have died and arrived at the pearly gates...    :biker1: :biker1:

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Sorry, DISNEYWORLD,  :012: didn't know their was another in the states. The only other Disney park I know of is DisneyLand, Paris A.K.A Euro Disney for those of us who remember when it was first built!  :whistle:

I suppose there will be some rides I can go on and I am kinda looking forward to visiting the Kennedy space Center and The Hard Rock Hotel (not staying there unfortunately) Universal Park/Land/World? looks tolerable
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The worst bit is that we're going with three other families, my wife's friends, all hiring and sharing villas! i can see myself spending two weeks trying not to fall over a seemingly endless stream of messy little kids!!  :5: :023:


The TAT looks amazing, I'm led to believe there's a similar European one that runs North to South. Sanders took the new Yamaha Tenere along the route as part of it's press launch I believe. However, i must illustrate that I have NEVER been off road on a motorcycle and I fear a gravel driveway would even be a challenge right now  :006: :008:
Ideally I'd take a Royal Enfield Himalayan, not that I have the first clue about fixing anything, but someone can fix one of those at the side of the road with a roll of duct tape and a wrench!  :152: . On some sort of off road adventure, but mainly light gravel tracks!

Sorry for the hijack too  :11:  :2:
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Re: 1st ride of 2020 - Death Valley
« Reply #31 on: Jan 13, 2020, 04:17 PM »
Yes, since I did the TAT the TET has been created...for free too   :38:  Having done a little off roading in Wales etc I think the European one is generally a bit more technical, there are lots of technical stuff in the States as well,l but they have many many more graded "fireroad" type trails.
The Himalayan would be a great choice...just look at Itchy Boots.
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Re: 1st ride of 2020 - Death Valley
« Reply #32 on: Jan 13, 2020, 10:44 PM »
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It's just the usual holiday places in America that don't interest me like NYC or LA. I know each is different but Living in London, I always just figured that another big city wasn't really a holiday. I much preferred the idea of visiting Canada, in particular exploring some of the smaller towns by motorcycle. I've never been off road but I'd like to even try a few gravel tracks with a light adventure bike.


Nothing against visiting Canada (it's actually rather nice), but there is a lot more to the US than the big cities or major attractions 90% of the tourists come for.  Actually, I would argue those are the least interesting places in the US...   :211:

It's a lot less crowded than the big cities (although, if you are near a major national landmark/park, probably not a lot cheaper) and there are countless things to see and explore.  You could ride a motorcycle only on paved roads and not run into anybody for hours.  You don't have to go on gravel tracks to get away from it all.

This run I did a couple of years ago to the Sequoia National Forest being one example of just what's available in the southwestern US:
https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,23331.0.html

I think that if you zoom in on the maps, you'll be impressed by the number of corners....   :007:

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Re: 1st ride of 2020 - Death Valley
« Reply #33 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:57 AM »

 In addition, the western mountains in the States are much wider than in Canada and offer a greater choice of roads, scenery and menu. Refried beans anyone? Biscuits and gravy?

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Re: 1st ride of 2020 - Death Valley
« Reply #34 on: Jan 19, 2020, 03:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gustavo [+]

Nothing against visiting Canada (it's actually rather nice), but there is a lot more to the US than the big cities or major attractions 90% of the tourists come for.  Actually, I would argue those are the least interesting places in the US...   :211:

It's a lot less crowded than the big cities (although, if you are near a major national landmark/park, probably not a lot cheaper) and there are countless things to see and explore.  You could ride a motorcycle only on paved roads and not run into anybody for hours.  You don't have to go on gravel tracks to get away from it all.

This run I did a couple of years ago to the Sequoia National Forest being one example of just what's available in the southwestern US:
https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,23331.0.html

I think that if you zoom in on the maps, you'll be impressed by the number of corners....   :007:

Gustavo

Looks awsome!

At the rate these great rides are stacking up, think I'll have to retire before I'm 50 if I stand a chance of getting any of them done  :138:

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