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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-03-2002, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question road trip help

im going to be riding from salt lake city to vancouver BC. its going to be approx. 1000miles and according to mapquest, about 16hrs which im going to do over 2 days unless im feeling real good about finishing it off.

has anyone done this, at least to seattle or somewhere in WA? here is the route that i will be taking. i know the I-15, I-405, I-90 & I-5 should all be pretty uneventful. i would like to know what I-84 & I-82 are like, windy, straight, bug infested, drunk truck drivers????.

3: Take the I-15 N
5: Stay straight to go onto I-84 W.
6: Take the I-84/US-30 W exit on the left towards TWIN FALLS.
7: Merge onto I-84 W.
8: Take the I-82 W exit- exit number 179- towards UMATILLA/KENNEWICK.
9: Merge onto I-82 W.
10: Take the I-90 W/US-97 N exit on the left towards SEATTLE.
11: Merge onto I-90 W.
12: Take the I-405 S exit- exit number 10- towards RENTON/BELLEVUE.
13: Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp.
14: Merge onto I-405 N.
15: Take the I-5 N exit towards VANCOUVER B.C.
16: Merge onto I-5 N.
17: I-5 N becomes PROVINCIAL ROUTE 99 N.

any help is greatly appreciated.

thank you!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-03-2002, 12:37 PM
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That's a whole lottta highway miles! From Kennewick area to I-90 is reasonably interesting. I-90 to Seattle isn't so bad as scenery gets greener, but roads straigten out and traffic builds. I-5 to Vancouver is, well, freeway. Depending on your timing, you may make good time, but as that would be near end of second day, hitting that stretch between 4-7pm would be a demoralizing grind.

Have you ever ridden that far in a day? 500miles or so. The ONE time I did it (so far) was over North Cascades Hwy in WA. Beautiful, twisty roads, but crushingly hard to complete the 400miles to my folks house from Seattle. To do it 2 days in a row, would be rough.

I would love to ride back to Wisconsin sometime, but just don't think I could take enough time off of work to ride a comfortable amount of mileage each day AND have some time while I was there.

Best of luck.
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