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Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« on: June 24, 2017, 02:43:59 AM »
Tomorrow one of my dreams begins to become true: I am leaving on a three week, 8000 miles adventure across the USA on my CB500X.

I've been dreaming for this moment for more than five years, planning for 8 month and I still can't believe its finally happening.

I will be posting photos and videos on social media, follow me if you wish to get updates!
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Wish me luck on this endeavor!
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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 07:49:21 AM »
That sounds amazing! I would love to make similar trip, but I would be going the other direction! I have started to plan a trip to Ohio to visit a friend. If you come around Arizona, be prepared as it is unbelievably hot, 120 degrees is as hot, if not more so, than it sounds. Good luck and be safe!
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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 09:13:15 AM »
How exciting. I subbed on YouTube...hope to see updates.

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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2017, 03:27:32 AM »
Hello everyone!

So my trip has officially started! I did 600miles today, all interstate! (pretty boring). The bike was great! I did hours of sustained 75-85mph with headwind stopping only for fuel. Only at 550miles my back was killing me so I took a 20min break. Fuel consumption was terrible because of the really strong headwind, so I had to refuel like every 190miles.

The idea is to get to Keystone, SD on Monday (as quickly as possible) and then the real fun begin! That is why I am doing interstate for a couple days, the rest will be awesome roads. Tomorrow it will be again another superslab on the interstate!

I'll be spending tomorrow's night at Albert Lea, MN in case someone wants to meet me there  :001:

Cheers!
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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 02:58:39 AM »
Day 2 completed!

About 600miles again, no eventualities with the X but I am having troubles with the Sena 10C, somehow I still can't take the videos out of the SD Card. I am considering buying another memory card since I think this one is shot  :013:.

Like yesterday, it was all interstate through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and currently in Minnesota. Tomorrow I should be getting to Keystone, SD and the real fun begins!

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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 03:13:37 AM »
Where do you plan to end up on the west coast? Up north somewhere? Trip looks great so far!
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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
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Where do you plan to end up on the west coast? Up north somewhere? Trip looks great so far!

Pacific City, OR. Then I will go down the PCH down to San Francisco. I will spend one week in SF and then I will start heading back on Saturday July 8th (through LA, Vegas, etc).

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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 04:50:28 AM »
Take a look around the redwoods if you have time, there is a tree you can drive through, take a picture with the 500x in a tree! SF is great fun, do you plan on going to Alcatraz or anything? The Winchester house might be an interesting visit, I thought it was.
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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 04:51:33 AM »
Day 3! 1800miles and counting

From Albert Lea, MN to Keystone, SD. Another superslab!

However, this time it ended different. I went up to Keystone via US16 and OH BOY! WHAT A ROAD. Perfect surface (and I mean PERFECT), super technical and almost no cars at all!

I loved it so much that I checked in at the hotel, unloaded the bike and then went back to the road and did it twice! I am completely destroyed, but it was worth it!

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Re: Westxploration: A coast to coast trip!
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 04:56:29 AM »
More photos of day 3
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