Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Just the cost of gas, food, and hotels if you ride it. You said it's set up for touring, so tour away!
I honestly don't know the cost of shipping, but wouldn't imagine it would be too bad. I shipped a car from Puerto Rico to New Jersey and it was about $500-$600 I think. If anyone quotes you anywhere near that I'd walk away. Personally I don't think I'd pay more than a couple hundred bucks for shipping a bike cross-country.
Then again, for a 3000 mile trip at about $2.50/gal on a 45 mpg bike, you're looking at a couple hundred dollars in gas. Assuming 5 days to ride, you've got 4 nights of hotels. At $50 you're looking at $200, plus a guess of $30 a day for five days for food you get up to $600 pretty fast. For my money though, I know which would be more fun.
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