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I'm gonna cross Canada this summer as well, but in the other direction. My first plan was to get from Halifax to Vancouver and back through northern US. That would be around 16000km in 60 days. After it was clear that my girlfriend wanted to join me on a 2 weeks strecth of western Canada I cut down the trip to "only" consist of Toronto - Halifax (or somewhere around there) - Vancouver and then back home to Europe and now this is still for 60days and will be around 12000km and that's only 200km/day. I do know that I have atleast 6 days of none riding and I'm planning of letting me have a few more... (Damn tourist in me woke up... )
This gives me more then enough time to ride some nice gravelroads and to explore the Rockies abit more. I had some plans to try and "pop down" to Portland area to visit some transalpers in US but I don't know if I care to make the hassle with temp. import paper for the US for just a few days.
And it gives me time to have some nice rides with my girlfriend on the westcoast, and Vancouver Island. Soo the planned 12000km will most likely be abit more.
I guess we might pass each other on some stretches even though you have planned abit more "mainstream" trip.
Soo if you see a black Honda Transalp with high frontfender, swedish plates then it's me trying to find my way around...
Zappa seems there will be a few out of towners touring around in the next few months. Our bikes are yet to be confirmed but we will look out for any travel bikes packed up high. Safe trip and see you on the road.
Had a shake down trip of 500 odd km last weekend with the Givi luggage on the Blackbird loaded with all the gear, even had room to spare. A little more culling to do and change a couple of minor things, but overall it was close to the mark. I will remap the route soon with all the valuable info provided by the helpful people contributing to this thread.
I'm off in a couple of weeks to begin a three-month round trip around the US. Wallenius Wilkelmsen already have my bike for shipping to Newark. I fly out to JFK New York on the 9th. My route so far will be -
Staying with a friend in Roebling NJ - collect bike - Wahington DC for a few days - Blue Ridge Parkway - FriendSTOC rally at Natural Bridge VA - Nashville - St.Louis - Wyalusing State Park - Wildcat Mountain State Park - Wabasha WI - Mount Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Little Big Horn - Yellowstone - Mount Evans - Monument Valley - Bryce Canyon - Las Vegas (wife arrives by plane) - we ride to Stovepipe Wells - Yosemite - San Francisco (leave wife in hands of daughter) - Phoenix - Tucson - San Antonio - Houston. I've not yet decided on the route back to New York but Natchez Trace has been mentioned.
If we all keep an eye on this thread we can each post our progress and have a better chance of knowing who is where. I look forward to meeting as many of my fellow travellers as possible.
Unless a miracle happens and I can find a suitable bike in Vancouver I will be shipping my CBR1100XX Blackbird (Which is actually blue in colour). For the Canadian section I will be solo and the US section 2 up. Travelling with me will be some friends 2 up on a red VFR800
I will be on the lookout for loaded travel bikes.
That's a good idea loxsmith, and I'm gonna keep my own thread alive as well. Just another 5 weeks until I leave and I get my motor back from the mechanics today soo I got a few things todo during the last weeks...
Don't forgot when everyone gets to Dawson City to head north on the Dempster Highway. Don't just go to the Arctic Circle, but finish the ride up to Inuvik where the real bikes live. Its a easy ride if it not raining.
Things are starting to happen. Our own bikes were crated this Tuesday and the ship leaves this weekend. Lots of the local HU communities are replying, thanks for the valuable info guys, much appreciated. The research is nearly as much fun as the trip itself.
Walk in to the first insurance broker you see in Vancouver and buy PL & PD (public liability and property damage) insurance off the rack. It is relativley cheap for a six month policy. I pay $120 for a year on my Trophy 1200. I would also think that a letter from your current company saying they will extend your coverage to Canada would suffice.
If you want to purchase fire, theft or collision insurance the cost really escalates.
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