11/15/2017

Goal

Spend 12-13 months following a modified version of the 70 degree weather route–a continuous chase after optimum riding conditions, involving 48 states and excessive finger-crossing.

Start

Our adventure begins in Wisconsin, mid-November, when life is gloved, booted, and smells of Pumpkin-Spice-Lattes and Death.

We tried riding in the winter last year, but carving through frozen air on a motorcycle pounded nails through our fingertips and fine-grated our facial features. And we had handle-bar-warmers!

We’re heading south, to Arizona

Here’s a rough representation of our plan. Notice that in Arizona, it looks as though we will be visiting only 2 or 3 locations. In reality, we plan to ride every inch of this beautiful state, like a printer, running ink across the surface one line at a time. The amount of resources we invest will depend on our interests. Tali is a huge Geology-fan, so Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Colorado are a big deal.

We will be recording specific locations and experiences, one ride at a time.

USA 70 degree weather route

Reality

Mid-Nov – Late Nov (Start!)

  • Kansas City, KS
  • Emporia, KS
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, OK
  • Clinton, OK
  • Foss State Park, OK
  • Amarillo, TX

Late-Nov 2017 through early Jan 2018

  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Palo Duro Canyon, Texas
  • Española, New Mexico
  • Taos, New Mexico
  • Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Maricopa, Arizona
  • Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Arizona
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Tombstone, Arizona
  • Alto, New Mexico
  • Nogal Mt. New Mexico
  • Yuma, Arizona

January 2018 through early February 2018

  • Vista, California
  • San Diego, California
  • Alpine, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Encinitas, California
  • Coronado, California
  • Henderson, Nevada

Early February through Mid February

  • Henderson, Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Hoover Dam, Arizona
  • Lake Mead, Nevada
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada

Currently in Texas. Updates to come.