Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Genoa, Nevada, USA 89411
Call me stupid.
In my college days, about 20 years back, I regularly traveled between Syracuse NY and Santa Barbara, CA, a distance of about 2,800 miles. I did this trip on the following bikes: Yamaha RD350, Suzuki GT 380, Yamaha XS 650 and a Yamaha 750 triple. My fastest trip was 4 days on the triple 750 (about 700 miles a day @ 16 hour days). The longest I ever took was 8 or 9 days. I was young, stupid and on an extremely tight budget. Also did a run to Daytona from Syracuse in just under 3 days, froze my butt off from Syracuse to just south of the PA border, then enjoyed a blissful 3 weeks in Florida. Moved out to California just after that.
Got caught on the RD 350 in an Oklahoma cyclone, tornadoes and awful rain. I was taking refuge under an overpass when an OK Highway Patrolman stopped. He offered me a place to stay overnight, at his rancho no less, about 10 miles away. Heck of a nice guy and a harley rider to boot. You never know who you'll meet on the road.
Fond memories of my younger days, now I max out at about 300-400 miles (usually on the Road King, not the ZX7!)
Our greatest challenge in life is living up to our own potential.
[This message has been edited by Tahoe (edited March 05, 2000).]