My summer vacation.

33 riding days

10,300 miles

19 states

2 provinces

1 non-fatal mechanical difficulty (the broken speedo out of Kingman)

1 tip-over in a gravel parking lot in Chama, NM (0mph, naturally. Bike wasn’t even on.)

Hottest temperature: 110F near Redding, CA

Coldest temperature: high 30s along Hwy 28 in Wyoming

Longest day: 585 miles (Kingman, AZ to Cupertino, CA)

Shortest day: 83 miles (Mundelein, IL to Muskego, WI)

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7 Responses to My summer vacation.

  1. wookiee says:

    All on the SV? I don’t know how you can do 585 miles in on day on it. I go more than 60 miles or so on mine and my throttle hand is cramping like there’s no tomorrow.

  2. carolyn says:

    The raised handlebars really make all the difference. Between the Honda Hawk bars and the gel seat, it’s actually pretty comfy.

  3. Dave says:

    thats some serious riding, must have been extremely tired afterwards, but i bet the trip was all worth it

  4. Kansas says:

    I’m jealous!

  5. Kansas says:

    Carolyn, I’m curious, how much money do you think your trip set you back? A journey like that sounds like it’d be rather costly.

  6. carolyn says:

    It wasn’t too bad, really. Hotels were obviously the most expensive part — in hindsight, I wish I’d signed up for a Best Western “frequent stayer” card, because I could have gotten at least one or two free nights that way.
    I just got one of the credit card bills from the summer, but have been afraid to look so far. ;) I’ll let you guys know a ballpark figure once I have one.

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