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10/1/2017 11:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/1/2017 11:44 PM

Hey guys,
Me and the missus just did 5 weeks going around Europe. We're probably a few months away from booking and locking it all in to go to the USA.

I'm thinking the west to east, and go to a couple of nationals. I also want to check out the different MX HQ's and do a few tours.

Interests include MX, swimming, running, biking, relaxing, beer, bourbon and good food.

If anyone can suggest a couple of good places that are around this route please do. Will also be looking to try and hire a bike and ride 2 or 3 times.

This is the initial plan. The trip will take place during June/July.

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So if you think your hometown is close to this, and you think it's the bomb, I'd be stoked to pass through and check it out. Will be doing this in a hire car (RAV4 or something similar) and will stay in cottages and cheap motels.

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10/2/2017 2:50 AM

Do you fish ? Depending on the time of year you are near Niagara falls ,i think i could get you on some 25 pound salmon from shore.

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10/2/2017 5:59 AM

Nashville has a lot to offer and check out Muddy Creek

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10/2/2017 6:34 AM

I'd rent a small RV and check out the mountains on the west side of the continent. In the US and Canada. Thw Canadian Rockies from Vancouver to Banff/Jasper are AMAZING. Also Colorado Wyoming, Idaho, Montana. Fly over the fly over states, then check out the Great Lakes and Atlantic side.

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10/2/2017 7:17 AM

Rent a Harley when you're in CO, cruise the mountain roads, maybe ride up Pikes Peak.
The race is actually Jun 24, 2018. Probably something to see.

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10/2/2017 8:57 AM

IH10 as soon as you hit Texas will bring you right past my house. Some good Cajun food nearby if you desire the mud bugs.

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Your path from Houston to Dallas, may I ask why? Keep heading west from Houston and hit the Texas Hill Country. Head to Shiner and sample some beer at the brewery

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On your way to Luling stop at Bucee's for fuel and road snacks. It's a little Texas gas station...with 132 gas pumps. Hit Luling City Market for BBQ

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on your way to Lockhart for your choice of Smitty's

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Blacks

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or Kreuz Mkt.
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Head in to Austin for a bit of the nightlife down around Sixth Street.
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Then head on out towards Fredericksburg for some quality hill country time. Cabins, B&B's, wineries, vodka distilleries, bourbon, beer, antiques and some scenic driving.

You could hit the Pacific War Museum

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while the missus shops on main street
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before heading out on the Texas wine trail

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or Vodka
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or Bourbon

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or beer at the Twisted X
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Drive out on the twisted sisters highways and Enchanted Rock

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Grab a cabin at Baron's Creek
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10/2/2017 9:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/2/2017 9:05 AM

Mingham97,

If & when you get closer to this trip, Let me know when you'll be in Houston,TX

"Interests include MX, swimming, running, biking, relaxing, beer, bourbon and good food"

These can all be done at Historic Rio Bravo, as they have a pool & we can cook up some Tex-Mex.

I should be able to hook you up with a ride for a day or 2, It might be My Vintage 490 Maico or who knows what?
http://www.riobravomx.com/

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10/2/2017 5:40 PM

MR. X wrote:

Do you fish ? Depending on the time of year you are near Niagara falls ,i think i could get you on some 25 pound salmon from shore.

Sure do! Here in Australia we get the foul tasting Western Australian Salmon. They do get quite big but would love to get onto some Niagra Falls style! This is a photo from when I was 16, the last time I went fishing for salmon.

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10/2/2017 5:53 PM

ToolMaker wrote:

Rent a Harley when you're in CO, cruise the mountain roads, maybe ride up Pikes Peak.
The race is actually Jun 24, 2018. Probably something to see.

Would definitely look into doing that! They're quite cheap to hire too. Around 80 USD a day. Yeah the trip route may slightly change due to the nationals calendar!

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10/2/2017 6:04 PM

newmann wrote:

IH10 as soon as you hit Texas will bring you right past my house. Some good Cajun food nearby if you desire the mud bugs.

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Your path from Houston to Dallas, may I ask why? Keep heading west from Houston and hit the Texas Hill Country. Head to Shiner and sample some beer at the brewery

Photo

On your way to Luling stop at Bucee's for fuel and road snacks. It's a little Texas gas station...with 132 gas pumps. Hit Luling City Market for BBQ

Photo

on your way to Lockhart for your choice of Smitty's

Photo

Blacks

[LINK TO IMAGE]

or Kreuz Mkt.
Photo

Head in to Austin for a bit of the nightlife down around Sixth Street.
Photo
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Then head on out towards Fredericksburg for some quality hill country time. Cabins, B&B's, wineries, vodka distilleries, bourbon, beer, antiques and some scenic driving.

You could hit the Pacific War Museum

[LINK TO IMAGE]

while the missus shops on main street
Photo

before heading out on the Texas wine trail

Photo

or Vodka
Photo

or Bourbon

Photo

or beer at the Twisted X
[LINK TO IMAGE]

Drive out on the twisted sisters highways and Enchanted Rock

Photo


Photo

Photo

Grab a cabin at Baron's Creek
Photo

Those Texas road houses certainly look fun! Might have to set up an air mattress in the back of the car to sober up and slip into a food coma after a "quick stop". Maybe I should look at spending a heap of time in Texas and spend a few days doing the brewery, bourbon and wine tours etc. All those places look awesome...and Baron's Creek looks like something out of a movie! laughing laughing

Museums and natural history are definitely on the radar, so the Pacific War Museum is definitely on the short list.

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10/2/2017 6:32 PM

MR. X wrote:

Do you fish ? Depending on the time of year you are near Niagara falls ,i think i could get you on some 25 pound salmon from shore.

mingham97 wrote:

Sure do! Here in Australia we get the foul tasting Western Australian Salmon. They do get quite big but would love to get onto some Niagra Falls style! This is a photo from when I was 16, the last time I went fishing for salmon.

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I wanna say this was just over 20 ,it was a few years ago . This time of the year is the salmon run up the river . The other seasons still provide excellent fishing though , we have monster small mouth , steelhead,lake trout ,a few musky. Just depends on the time of year.

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10/2/2017 6:47 PM

bigmaico wrote:

Mingham97,

If & when you get closer to this trip, Let me know when you'll be in Houston,TX

"Interests include MX, swimming, running, biking, relaxing, beer, bourbon and good food"

These can all be done at Historic Rio Bravo, as they have a pool & we can cook up some Tex-Mex.

I should be able to hook you up with a ride for a day or 2, It might be My Vintage 490 Maico or who knows what?
http://www.riobravomx.com/

I will definitely dig up this thread in the near future and will get in touch with anyone willing to show us around! That would be absolutely awesome bigmaico! Rio Bravo looks awesome! Pool and MX track!

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10/2/2017 6:49 PM

Just curious, why Miami?

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10/2/2017 7:08 PM

Yosemite National Park.

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10/2/2017 7:42 PM

MR. X wrote:

Do you fish ? Depending on the time of year you are near Niagara falls ,i think i could get you on some 25 pound salmon from shore.

mingham97 wrote:

Sure do! Here in Australia we get the foul tasting Western Australian Salmon. They do get quite big but would love to get onto some Niagra Falls style! This is a photo from when I was 16, the last time I went fishing for salmon.

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MR. X wrote: Photo

I wanna say this was just over 20 ,it was a few years ago . This time of the year is the salmon run up the river . The other seasons still provide excellent fishing though , we have monster small mouth , steelhead,lake trout ,a few musky. Just depends on the time of year.

That is huge! Are they good eating?

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10/2/2017 7:50 PM

F.B wrote:

Just curious, why Miami?

Just to check it out mostly and see what it's about! Buy a few cigars, sit at the beach, check out their aquarium. I won't spend too long there unless there is something unique to do.

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10/2/2017 7:51 PM

imoto34 wrote:

Yosemite National Park.

Oh that place is definitely going on the list

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10/2/2017 8:41 PM

imoto34 wrote:

Yosemite National Park.

mingham97 wrote:

Oh that place is definitely going on the list

You need to get a head start and reserve a camp spot. You can't just pull in and camp. You also want spend a day at Tuolmne Meadows. It is the eastern portal of Yosemite. If you time it right you can head over the mountain and catch the Mammoth Motocross. It is usually in June,

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10/2/2017 9:09 PM

i have done some of the same roads, the Jack Daniels factory is well worth the stop, and also the Corvette museum in Bowling Green Kentucky is great if you are into cars,

l love road tripping in the US, i usually go for motorsport events, mx, nascar dirt track anything with wheels,

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10/3/2017 2:44 AM

mingham97 wrote:

That is huge! Are they good eating?

Not the big ones, the one year olds are the ones i would eat if i was interested in dragging one back to the top .

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10/3/2017 7:43 AM

What about the Catalina Wine mixer?

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10/3/2017 11:41 AM

F.B wrote:

Just curious, why Miami?

mingham97 wrote:

Just to check it out mostly and see what it's about! Buy a few cigars, sit at the beach, check out their aquarium. I won't spend too long there unless there is something unique to do.

You're going to drive the length of Florida and back just to check it out and see what there is to do?? blink
Hahahaa, good for you, friend, but that's almost like driving from Brisbane to Sydney and back! No complaints though; enjoy your trip! Try some Cuban food when you're down there.

You should check out San Diego before you leave LAX.


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10/3/2017 5:26 PM

scott_nz wrote:

i have done some of the same roads, the Jack Daniels factory is well worth the stop, and also the Corvette museum in Bowling Green Kentucky is great if you are into cars,

l love road tripping in the US, i usually go for motorsport events, mx, nascar dirt track anything with wheels,

Yeah definitely planning on stopping at the jacks factory to stock up!

Yeah the motorsport is a huge contributing factor as to why i wanna go. Will hopefully catch a heap of it while im there!

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10/3/2017 6:15 PM

If you go through Houston, shoot me a message and lets go ride at Rio Bravo.

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10/3/2017 6:18 PM

bigmaico wrote:

Mingham97,

If & when you get closer to this trip, Let me know when you'll be in Houston,TX

"Interests include MX, swimming, running, biking, relaxing, beer, bourbon and good food"

These can all be done at Historic Rio Bravo, as they have a pool & we can cook up some Tex-Mex.

I should be able to hook you up with a ride for a day or 2, It might be My Vintage 490 Maico or who knows what?
http://www.riobravomx.com/

^ This right here !

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