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jsyx
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:40 pm  Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:41 pm  Reply with quote
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Totally agree with the I-80 thing. I would recomend using non-highy routes to get there. I am thinking about riding there and then renting a uhal pickup to get back.....

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Kevin K
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:54 pm  Reply with quote
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Quick recap:

1. Stock P200/Stella (PStella for short) gas tank PLUS an auxillary 3 gallon fuel cell which will be mounted on a rack behind the solo seat. 250 mile range easily.

2. Haven't really looked at a map yet--just going off of memory. 4 lane divided highways would be preferred for nightime riding. Interstate not looking very favorable right now. I know Nebraska pretty well and think I can cut a diagaonal route thru that state.

3. Will be wearing pants at all times. Sorry, wrong thread.

4. Goal is for under 24 hours. If I arrived in, say, 25 hours and 43 minutes I'd still feel pretty good about that. Then I'd haul ass to make it BACK in under 24.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:02 pm  Reply with quote
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Check out http://www.us.map24.com/

I did a map from my house in st. Paul to Denver avoiding highways. They say it is 907 miles and a travel time of a little over 16 hours......

Totally doable I believe, but I want to uhaul it back to save my vacation time....

Anyone interested in splitting the truck?

Dave
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Spikehead
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:33 pm  Reply with quote
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1. Stock P200/Stella (PStella for short) gas tank PLUS an auxillary 3 gallon fuel cell which will be mounted on a rack behind the solo seat. 250 mile range easily.

Not so easy as you might think Krev. Granted, I was hauling the sidecar during the MN1K, but I know I couldn't reach 250 miles on the stock tank and a 5 gallon Summit tank. And carry oil - lots of oil. The P-hack sucked that stuff down like crazy. After more thought I've decided I'd keep the autolube system, and just keep topping it off with synthetic at each fuel stop.


2. Haven't really looked at a map yet--just going off of memory. 4 lane divided highways would be preferred for nightime riding. Interstate not looking very favorable right now. I know Nebraska pretty well and think I can cut a diagaonal route thru that state.

NE sucks for SE to NE diagonals - they're just not there dude.

3. Will be wearing pants at all times. Sorry, wrong thread.

That depends on how long you stop in Niobrara.

4. Goal is for under 24 hours. If I arrived in, say, 25 hours and 43 minutes I'd still feel pretty good about that. Then I'd haul ass to make it BACK in under 24.

Depending on the scoot - doable. I'll show my route in another post.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:44 pm  Reply with quote
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Summary: 929.0 miles (20 hours, 11 minutes)


5:00 AM
0.0
Depart Robbinsdale on Lakeland Ave N [Lakeview Ave] (North-West)

5:18 AM
15.2
Turn LEFT (South) onto US-169
66.3 mi

6:19 AM
Mankato

6:27 AM
88.5
Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-60
16.0 mi

8:18 AM
187.8
Entering Iowa

8:29 AM
196.1
Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-60 [2nd Ave]
24.4 mi

9:00 AM
220.6
Rest break (15 mins)

9:15 AM
220.6
Stay on SR-60 [N 1st Ave] (South)
7.6 mi

9:24 AM
228.2
Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-10 [SR-60]
0.3 mi

9:24 AM
228.6
Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-60 [3rd Ave]
16.0 mi

9:44 AM
244.5
Bear LEFT (South) onto US-75
1.1 mi

9:46 AM
245.6
Turn LEFT (East) onto SR-3
0.3 mi

9:46 AM
245.9
At Le Mars, return West on SR-3
0.3 mi

9:46 AM
246.1
Turn LEFT (South) onto US-75 [5th Ave SW]
3.6 mi

9:51 AM
249.8
Turn RIGHT (West) onto CR-C38
2.1 mi

9:55 AM
251.9
Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-C38 [CR-K42]
1.0 mi

9:57 AM
252.9
Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-C38
16.6 mi

10:23 AM
269.5
Turn RIGHT to stay on CR-C38
0.4 mi

10:24 AM
269.9
Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-C38 [Brule St]
0.2 mi

10:24 AM
270.1
Turn RIGHT (North) onto SR-12 [Portland St]
0.5 mi

10:25 AM
270.5
Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-3
1.5 mi

10:28 AM
272.0
Entering South Dakota

10:28 AM
272.0
Road name changes to SR-50
1.6 mi

10:31 AM
273.7
Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-11 [SR-50]
1.2 mi

10:34 AM
274.8
Turn RIGHT (North) onto SR-50
14.7 mi

10:54 AM
289.6
Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-19 [Stanford St]
0.5 mi

10:55 AM
290.1
Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-50L [W Cherry St]
1.0 mi

10:57 AM
291.1
Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-19
5.1 mi

11:02 AM
296.2
Entering Nebraska

11:02 AM
296.2
Road name changes to SR-15
3.1 mi

11:05 AM
299.2
Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-12
56.9 mi

12:14 PM
356.1
At Niobrara, stay on SR-12 [Walnut St] (West)
0.6 mi

12:15 PM
356.7
Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-14 [Cedar St]
49.4 mi

1:15 PM
406.1
Rest break (15 mins)

1:30 PM
406.1
Stay on SR-14 [SR-70] (South-West)
27.2 mi

2:03 PM
433.3
At Albion, stay on SR-14 [N 6th St] (South)
0.2 mi

2:04 PM
433.4
Turn LEFT (East) onto SR-14 [SR-91]
1.3 mi

2:05 PM
434.8
Keep RIGHT onto Local road(s)
0.2 mi

2:06 PM
435.0
Bear RIGHT (South) onto SR-14
40.0 mi

3:09 PM
475.0
Bear RIGHT (South-West) onto US-30 [G St]
24.5 mi

3:41 PM
499.4
Keep RIGHT onto Ramp
0.1 mi
US-281 / NE-2 / I-80 / Hastings / St Paul

3:41 PM
499.5
Keep STRAIGHT onto Local road(s)
10 yds

3:41 PM
499.5
Turn LEFT (South) onto US-281 [SR-2]
23.1 mi

4:10 PM
522.6
At Hastings, stay on US-281 [US-34] (South)
1.2 mi

4:12 PM
523.8
Keep STRAIGHT onto Local road(s)
54 yds

4:12 PM
523.8
Bear RIGHT (West) onto US-281 [US-34]
0.4 mi

4:12 PM
524.2
Keep RIGHT onto US-34 [US-6]
53.2 mi

5:18 PM
577.4
Turn LEFT (South) onto US-183 [Burlington St]
9.2 mi

5:30 PM
586.7
Rest break (15 mins)

5:45 PM
586.7
Stay on US-183 (South)
12.1 mi

6:00 PM
598.7
Keep STRAIGHT onto US-136 [US-183]
2.0 mi

6:02 PM
600.8
Turn LEFT (East) onto US-136 [Meyer St]
0.3 mi

6:03 PM
601.1
At Alma, stay on US-136 [Meyer St] (West)
0.3 mi

6:03 PM
601.4
Turn LEFT (South) onto US-183
7.4 mi

6:12 PM
608.5
Entering Kansas

6:12 PM
608.8
Bear RIGHT (South) onto SR-383
25.7 mi

6:43 PM
634.5
Turn RIGHT (West) onto US-36 [SR-383]
5.7 mi

6:50 PM
640.1
Turn LEFT (South) onto US-283 [N State Ave]
0.7 mi

6:52 PM
640.8
At Norton, return North on US-283 [S State Ave]
0.7 mi

6:53 PM
641.5
Turn LEFT (West) onto US-36 [SR-383]
88.6 mi

8:41 PM
730.1
Turn LEFT (South) onto Bird Ave
0.4 mi

8:42 PM
730.5
At Bird City, stay on Bird Ave (North)
0.4 mi

8:43 PM
730.9
Turn LEFT (West) onto US-36
53.0 mi

9:18 PM
759.0
Entering Colorado

9:46 PM
783.9
Rest break (15 mins)

10:01 PM
783.9
Stay on US-36 [CR-6] (West)
29.5 mi

10:43 PM
813.4
Bear RIGHT (North) onto CR-RR
4.0 mi

10:49 PM
817.4
Turn LEFT (West) onto CR-12
11.0 mi

11:10 PM
828.4
Turn LEFT (South) onto CR-Ee, then immediately turn RIGHT (West) onto US-36
2.1 mi

11:15 PM
830.5
At Anton, stay on US-36 (West)
54.4 mi

12:21 AM
884.9
Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-70 [US-287]
40.3 mi
I-70

1:03 AM
925.2
At exit 275B, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
0.2 mi
CO-265 / Brighton Blvd

1:03 AM
925.4
Keep LEFT to stay on Ramp
76 yds
CO-265 / Brighton Blvd

1:03 AM
925.4
Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-265 [Brighton Blvd]
142 yds

1:03 AM
925.5
Road name changes to Brighton Blvd
1.7 mi

1:07 AM
927.2
Road name changes to Broadway
1.5 mi

1:10 AM
928.7
Turn RIGHT (West) onto I-70 Bus [US-287]
0.3 mi

1:11 AM
929.0
Arrive Denver

SUMMARY
Driving distance: 929.0 miles
Trip duration: 20 hours, 11 minutes
Driving time: 19 hours, 11 minutes
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Kevin K
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:42 pm  Reply with quote
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Why oh why does it always have to involve Iowa....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:07 pm  Reply with quote
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Kevin K wrote:
Why oh why does it always have to involve Iowa....
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2 hours and 10 minutes of terror.







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dmarquis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:58 pm  Reply with quote
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Here is what http://www.us.map24.com/ says about it. What do you think?

Dave
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Your route: 907.78 mi (Show in map)
137 E Case Ave
St Paul, MN 55117
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Denver, Colorado 80202
907.78 mi
19:12 h

Description
01 You start at and head towards Acker St e (CR-55) for 67 yrd.
02

Turn left onto Acker St e (CR-55). Continue for 759 yrd. 0 min
826 yrd
03

Leave Acker St e (CR-55) and turn left onto Jackson St (CR-55 SOUTH). Continue for 1.04 mi. 1 min
1.50 mi
04

Leave Jackson St (CR-55 SOUTH) and turn right onto 7Th St e/8Th St e (MN-5 WEST). Continue for 1319 yrd. 2 min
2.25 mi
05

Leave 7Th St e/8Th St e (MN-5 WEST) and head straight onto Smith Ave N/Smith High Brg (MN-149 SOUTH). Continue for 1.20 mi. 3 min
3.46 mi
06

Leave Smith Ave N/Smith High Brg (MN-149 SOUTH) and head straight onto Annapolis St W (MN-13). Continue for 1.09 mi. 4 min
4.55 mi
07

Leave Annapolis St W (MN-13) and turn left onto Sibley Memorial Hwy (MN-13 SOUTH). Continue for 18.75 mi. 24 min
23.29 mi
08

Leave Sibley Memorial Hwy (MN-13 SOUTH) and head straight onto Mn-101 W/Mn-101 (CR-101 NORTH). Continue for 1220 yrd. 25 min
23.99 mi
09

Leave Mn-101 W/Mn-101 (CR-101 NORTH) and head straight onto US-169 SOUTH. Continue for 68.32 mi. 01:38 h
92.31 mi
10

Leave US-169 SOUTH and head straight onto MN-60 WEST. Continue for 40.98 mi. 02:22 h
133.28 mi
11

Leave MN-60 WEST and head straight onto MN-60. Continue for 1.50 mi. 02:24 h
134.78 mi
12

Leave MN-60 and head straight onto MN-60 WEST. Continue for 6.89 mi. 02:31 h
141.67 mi
13

Leave MN-60 WEST and head straight onto Highway 60. Continue for 4.11 mi. 02:36 h
145.78 mi
14

Leave Highway 60 and head straight onto US-71 SOUTH. Continue for 5.52 mi. 02:41 h
151.30 mi
15

Leave US-71 SOUTH and head straight onto MN-60 WEST. Continue for 28.73 mi. 03:12 h
180.03 mi
16

Leave MN-60 WEST and turn left onto US-59 SOUTH. Continue for 6.65 mi. 03:19 h
186.68 mi
17

Leave US-59 SOUTH and head straight onto MN-60 WEST. Continue for 348 yrd. 03:19 h
186.87 mi
18

Leave MN-60 WEST and head straight onto 450TH St (IA-10 / IA-60). Continue for 44.33 mi. 04:07 h
231.20 mi
19

Leave 450TH St (IA-10 / IA-60) and turn left onto US-75 SOUTH. Continue for 35.71 mi. 04:45 h
266.91 mi
20

Leave US-75 SOUTH and head straight onto S Us-75-Br. Continue for 2.55 mi. 04:48 h
269.46 mi
21

Leave S Us-75-Br and head straight onto Lewis Blvd/N Us Highway 75 (N US-75-BR NORTH). Continue for 1064 yrd. 04:48 h
270.07 mi
22

Leave Lewis Blvd/N Us Highway 75 (N US-75-BR NORTH) and head straight onto Lewis Blvd/N Us Highway 75. Continue for 1434 yrd. 04:49 h
270.88 mi
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Leave Lewis Blvd/N Us Highway 75 and head straight onto Lewis Blvd. Continue for 1.24 mi. 04:50 h
272.12 mi
24

Leave Lewis Blvd and head straight onto S Lewis Blvd. Continue for 17 yrd. 04:50 h
272.13 mi
25

Leave S Lewis Blvd and turn left onto Gordon Dr (IA-12 NORTH). Continue for 1.56 mi. 04:52 h
273.69 mi
26

Leave Gordon Dr (IA-12 NORTH) and head straight onto US-20-BR SOUTH / US-77 S. Continue for 1.06 mi. 04:53 h
274.76 mi
27

Leave US-20-BR SOUTH / US-77 S and head straight onto US-77 SOUTH. Continue for 39.22 mi. 05:35 h
313.98 mi
28

Leave US-77 SOUTH and head straight onto Highway 275 (US-275 SOUTH). Continue for 31.95 mi. 06:10 h
345.93 mi
29

Leave Highway 275 (US-275 SOUTH) and head straight onto US-30 WEST. Continue for 3.18 mi. 06:13 h
349.11 mi
30

Leave US-30 WEST and head straight onto US-30. Continue for 27.34 mi. 06:42 h
376.45 mi
31

Leave US-30 and head straight onto Road e/e 16TH St. Continue for 91 yrd. 06:42 h
376.50 mi
32

Leave Road e/e 16TH St and head straight onto Road e/e 16TH St (US-30 WEST). Continue for 280 yrd. 06:43 h
376.66 mi
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Leave Road e/e 16TH St (US-30 WEST) and head straight onto W 16TH St/Road e. Continue for 240 yrd. 06:43 h
376.80 mi
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Leave W 16TH St/Road e and head straight onto W 16TH St/Road e (US-30). Continue for 11.49 mi. 06:55 h
388.28 mi
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Leave W 16TH St/Road e (US-30) and head straight onto 23RD St e (US-30 WEST). Continue for 3.77 mi. 06:59 h
392.05 mi
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Leave 23RD St e (US-30 WEST) and head straight onto 23RD St. Continue for 289 yrd. 06:59 h
392.22 mi
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Leave 23RD St and head straight onto 23RD St (US-30). Continue for 1738 yrd. 07:00 h
393.21 mi
38

Leave 23RD St (US-30) and turn left onto 33RD Ave (US-30 WEST / US-81 SOUTH). Continue for 1.89 mi. 07:02 h
395.10 mi
39

Leave 33RD Ave (US-30 WEST / US-81 SOUTH) and head straight onto Road 151. Continue for 295 yrd. 07:02 h
395.27 mi
40

Leave Road 151 and head straight onto S 9Th St (US-30). Continue for 39.49 mi. 07:45 h
434.75 mi
41

Leave S 9Th St (US-30) and head straight onto E 2Nd St/e Us Highway 30 (US-30 WEST). Continue for 24.49 mi. 08:11 h
459.24 mi
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Leave E 2Nd St/e Us Highway 30 (US-30 WEST) and head straight onto Tom Osborne Expy (US-281 SOUTH). Continue for 23.42 mi. 08:36 h
482.66 mi
43

Leave Tom Osborne Expy (US-281 SOUTH) and turn right onto S Burlington Ave (US-281 SOUTH / US-34 WEST). Continue for 1603 yrd. 08:37 h
483.57 mi
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Leave S Burlington Ave (US-281 SOUTH / US-34 WEST) and head straight onto W J St (US-281 / US-34 / US-6). Continue for 425 yrd. 08:37 h
483.81 mi
45

Leave W J St (US-281 / US-34 / US-6) and head straight onto W J St (US-281 SOUTH / US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST). Continue for 255 yrd. 08:37 h
483.95 mi
46

Leave W J St (US-281 SOUTH / US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST) and head straight onto US-34 / US-6. Continue for 4.11 mi. 08:41 h
488.06 mi
47

Leave US-34 / US-6 and head straight onto W Us-6 (US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST). Continue for 1.81 mi. 08:43 h
489.87 mi
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491.06 mi
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492.35 mi
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Leave W Us-6 (US-34 / US-6) and head straight onto US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST. Continue for 5.24 mi. 08:52 h
497.60 mi
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Leave US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST and head straight onto W Us-6 (US-34 / US-6). Continue for 6.94 mi. 08:59 h
504.54 mi
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Leave W Us-6 (US-34 / US-6) and head straight onto North St (US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST). Continue for 25.70 mi. 09:27 h
530.24 mi
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Leave North St (US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST) and turn right onto 4Th Ave (US-34 / US-6). Continue for 6.74 mi. 09:34 h
536.97 mi
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Leave 4Th Ave (US-34 / US-6) and head straight onto 4Th Ave. Continue for 55 yrd. 09:34 h
537.00 mi
55

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538.41 mi
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568.43 mi
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569.28 mi
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574.65 mi
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575.05 mi
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Leave US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST and head straight onto US-34 / US-6. Continue for 25.91 mi. 10:43 h
600.95 mi
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608.52 mi
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Leave US-34 WEST / US-6 WEST and head straight onto E B St (US-34 / US-6 / US-83). Continue for 1.12 mi. 10:52 h
609.64 mi
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619.07 mi
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651.71 mi
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756.92 mi
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Leave N 4Th St (I-76-BL WEST) and turn right onto Main St (CO-14). Continue for 82.33 mi. 15:00 h
839.44 mi
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853.66 mi
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884.77 mi
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77 Enter the roundabout and leave at the 5. exit onto W Bridge St (CO-7). 15:49 h
885.08 mi
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885.42 mi
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891.26 mi
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900.13 mi
81

Leave CO-2 SOUTH and head straight onto US-6 WEST / US-85 SOUTH. Continue for 1576 yrd. 16:06 h
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Leave US-6 WEST / US-85 SOUTH and head straight onto CO-2 SOUTH. Continue for 3.95 mi. 16:10 h
904.97 mi
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Leave CO-2 SOUTH and turn right onto E Colfax Ave (I-70-BL). Continue for 2.40 mi. 16:12 h
907.37 mi
84

Leave E Colfax Ave (I-70-BL) and head straight onto W Colfax Ave (I-70-BL WEST). Continue for 557 yrd. 16:12 h
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907.75 mi
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Leave W Colfax Ave (I-70-BL) and turn left onto . Continue for 55 yrd. 16:12 h
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hungaryjack1
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:34 pm  Reply with quote
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I don't want to rain on anyone's parade here but based on personal experience; I would try to avoid Nebraska as much as possible on a motorcycle or a scoot. It may take an extra day to do it, but if it were up to me (which it is not), I'd take hwy 14 out of Mankato and go straight west. Traffic is non-existent in South Dakota and it is a hell of a lot more scenic. Shoot down through the Black Hills in Rapid City and into Colorado. Both states are windy, but at least S. Dakota is scenic west of Pierre. Hell, take 3 days: One to Pierre -camp at the resevoir for free, one night in the hills and the next in Denver. I guarantee you'll remember the trip more than the rally. I've done S. Dakota too many times to remember on a motorcycle, but the one time in Nebraska will haunt me forever.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:36 pm  Reply with quote
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Really? DO tell. Do you want to join in on this little expedition?

Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:49 pm  Reply with quote
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dmarquis wrote:
Really? DO tell. Do you want to join in on this little expedition?

Dave

In my previous life I was a touring BMW rider. I haven't really done it since 2003, when I quit my job to ride to San Francisco. It took almost 3 weeks, mostly on the bike, but I hit almost every state west of minnesota and logged about 6500 miles.
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Do you want to join in on this little expedition?Dave

I'm not sure if fighting to hold 50 mph in the middle of the western desert with 20-25 mph wind gusts, sounds like a good time; I may steal a truck instead. We'll see....

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:10 am  Reply with quote
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Is anyone planning to hook up with the http://www.bigcityscooters.com caravan style ride to Denver? I've not done any long distance rides but am very interested. I am worried that my Vino 125 won't go fast enough for the trip outlined in earlier threads. I only have 160 miles on it and haven't really tested the speed or perhaps lack thereof.
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Get her broken in and see how she does. I am sure you can hold 50-55 without any issues..... Stay tuned for planning meetings.

Dave
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:28 pm  Reply with quote
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dmarquis wrote:
Stay tuned for planning meetings.


You're really into planning meetings. Just an observation.
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