Road Trip Preppers: Summer Ride Edition

June 20, 2016 - 04:33 PM

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Summer is fully upon us and what better time to take your Goldwing on a nice, long road trip! We all know that there’s nothing else like life on the open road, especially on your Wing. The only questions to ask yourself now is, “Where to?” and “What to bring?”


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Now, we’re sure many of you have already been on one or more trips so far this riding season and others who have already planned your summer trip and are eagerly awaiting the big day. If that’s you, feel free to sound off in the comments section below and help out other riders who may have the road trip itch but aren’t quite sure where they want to go. Let us know where you’ve traveled/plan on traveling this riding season as well as any other insights you want to offer.


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Obviously, when planning your trip it’s important to bring the right stuff. Although it sounds appealing in theory to simply hop on your bike and hit the road, we all know that a successful venture begins with a bit of proper planning. Below, we’ve added a sampling of great travel items that we suggest for your next adventure, just to get things started, but what else would you suggest? What are your essential “must haves” that you won’t leave home without? Let us know in the comments section below.


Beverage-Butler           HyperKewl-Vest           SafeRider-Travel-Kit

Polar-Bear-Cooler           HyperKewl-Neck-Tie           SafeRider-Emergency-Kit

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Short or far, it’s all about the ride, the experience, the memories and the destination. Ride safe and have a great summer!

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June 21, 2016 - 11:51 AM
My big trip this year will be to the Wing Ding in Billings, Montana. I will be leaving a few days prior to the rally so that I can go through the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone and Ride the Beartooth Highway. After the rally my plan is to ride to New England and finish my goal of riding in all of the lower 48 states. I only have nine more to go. One thing I have learned in all of my many years of riding is to take riding gear for any weather conditions regardless of the time of year. All of my cold and wet weather gear it's always in the motorcycle ready for use. The extras I take are usually a cool vast, my butler cup for keeping hydrated and I also carry a Mr The extras I take are usually a cool vest, my butler cup for keeping hydrated and I also carry a water mister! I fill the mister with ice and water and strap it to one side of my handlebars so it stays within reach. Of course, a first aid kit is a must, along with easily accessible medical information that others might need to know in case of an emergency. One thing I always stress is that people check the air pressure in their tires during the trip at least every other day. Of course while checking the air pressure you want to rotate your tire to look for anything abnormal like nails or unusual wear.
Wherever you ride this summer, to be safe, you must be prepared!
Enjoy your trips and have a great summer exploring!
July 13, 2016 - 07:21 PM
At the end of May I took off on a 6,112 mile cross country trip from Las Vegas. In 3.5 weeks I saw the grandkids in IA (along with the parents of course), visited a rider friend in OH and visited Geneva-on-the-Lake. After that I went to my brothers in Ashland and did an American Legion Poker Run then bro and I headed south on state routes. Oh, WV, VA, NC and TN. We spent a week fulfilling a bucket list item to do this sort of ride, riding everyday on the great roads in NC and TN. Tail of the Dragon, Cherahola (sic) Skyway and numerous other wonderful roads in the area! Meeting a bunch of fine folks, especially Katie and Glenn in the Station motel, restaurant, bar and store along the Blue Ridge Parkway! I suggest all these places/areas, just a whole bunch of great people and roads!

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