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Old 2 Jul 2010
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3 week motorcycle trip from Chicago to San Francsico

Hi all!

We're planning to do a 3 week motorcycle trip from Chicago to San Francisco this fall. This is our initial plan: http://i.imgur.com/sRRqH.jpg

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1 Chicago, Il 0 0
2 Springfield, Il 201 201
3 Rolla, MO 207 408
4 Tulsa, OK 290 698
5 Clinton, OK 190 888
6 Amarillo, TX 175 1063
7 Santa Fe, NM 280 1343
8 Holbrook, AZ 294 1637
9 Tusayan, AZ 170 1807
10 Las Vegas, NV 270 2077
11 Las Vegas, NV 0 2077
12 Las Vegas, NV 0 2077
13 Furnace Creek 143 2220
14 Bishop, CA 161 2381
15 Crystal Bay, NV 194 2575
16 Oroville, CA 124 2699
17 San Francisco, CA 151 2850
18 San Francisco, CA 0 2850
19 San Francisco, CA 0
21 San Francisco, CA 0

We want to see the Grand Canyon and stay a few days in Las Vegas. We are booking also some days in S.Franciso at the end. What do you think? Is it too much?
Comments, thoughts and suggestions on what to see or skip are very welcome. Also, any tips from fellow bikers will be greatly appreciated, this is gonna be our first big motorcycle trip

Thanks in advance!
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Looks like a great trip! The last bit (after #11) I´d consider hitting the coast instead, to be able to ride even some parts of the great highways 1 & 101. The Big Sur area on the coast south of Frisco is surely worth a visit, although there is often fog, which might block the great views!

Or if you´ll stick to your plan, then Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe are nearby, and might also be worth a detour.
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We are still planning the final leg of the trip so your suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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