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post #1 of 3 Old 07-07-2019, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Any one care to share experiences with a long trip on this bike

I'm considering riding from Southern Florida to Tucson, Az via route 10. I've only ridden the bike in 100 mile stretches in the Florida interior and that hasn't been too bad thanks to the cruise control and music. Not sure what 400-500 miles a day would be like though and would appreciate feedback from someone that's done it.
Obvious concerns would be rain and strong winds. Would be doing this in early summer and returning in early fall. In theory this is part touring bike but it is light for long distances and comfort.
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Best deal is to just get out and ride say a 200+ mile day.See how that feels.Then on up some more.I can easily knock off 4-500 miles in one day on my H2.Long ride like you plan,check weather for trip days.Rain's not too bad if ya run around 60-65 or so.How's your bike actually feel after a ride?Sore butt?Muscle stretch?You should definitely be fine on that beastie.Freeway riding should be a lot easier than hittin twisty roads.You probably won't get much of that on your trip.Take lots of healthy snacks with ya and just pull and munch when ya want.Also some sort of drinks.I always go with coffee drinks in my backpack and beef/cheese sticks.Take some tylenol or something for aches.Ear plugs for yer brain.

If you're only doing 100 miles or so now...you need to see how a longer run will be.

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Yes agree. I generally don't get sore riding, as I've been a gym rat my whole life and weigh 170 lbs, however I am 65 (lol), but as you suggest a 400 mile stretch (a loop) on straight highway (not the most interesting but would simulate the trip better) is what I need to do before commiting to a longer trip. Thought about shipping it and flying. One of my big concerns is the long desert stretches in west texas, before hitting el paso. Would likely need to control my impulses to speed, put it on cruise control and carry a couple of liters of extra gas just in case. My real desire is to have it in Tuscan and then go up to my old stomping grounds in Utah and Colorado. Some very beautiful canyons and scenery there.
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