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The Autobiography of Russell
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Change of Plans (aka Motorcycle Trip: Day 2)
After the trip to Salt Lake City (6+ hours drive, 8+ hours total time) and Boulder (8+ hours drive, 11+ hours total time) I've re-evaluated my criteria for the remainder of the trip. The drive time for a single day should be no more than 6 or 7 hours, so as not to get to the next stop completely exhausted, too late and unable to do much of anything. I want to be able to relax a little and actually converse with my host for a while, to visit with them, rather than just drop dead on their door step.

As such I'll be finding a place to stop around 5 hours to Kansas City and continuing on the rest of the way the next day. It is just under 10 hours drive time from Boulder, CO to Kansas City, MO. I'm also leaving Boulder semi-late as it's still very chilly outside (*brrrr* for motorcyclists) so I'm waiting until 10 or 11am for it to warm up.

I wouldn't mind staying at each place at least a full day to get out in the city a little, but it's kind of late to arrange that at this point. Maybe another time or later in the trip. I would have to re-reschedule with too many people at this point to do that. Although that does make trying to find a CS host in St Louis seem a little ... lame. *shrug* Oh well. Too late.

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legalmoose From: legalmoose Date: August 25th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
You going to go for your Ironbutt certification with all this riding?
zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 25th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha, now there's a thought I hadn't considered. Alas, no. My rides are significantly less than it would take for them. Their minimum is 1000 miles. Maybe in a few months or years, and with a cruiser or touring bike. :-D
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: August 25th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes don't ride so much.. no sense in exhausting yourself

glad to hear it is going alright though
zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 27th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I still have a couple of long rides coming up, but those are only 6-7 hours, or less (less if I keep going like I have been the last two days).

With longer down time between rides I've been doing more longer segments each trip. Toward the end of this one I was on the bike for a couple of hour long segments.
vaelynphi From: vaelynphi Date: August 26th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
A passed-out motorcyclist would be a curious find.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 27th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Only on a doorstep. Anywhere else and they'd probably also be a dead motorcyclist. o.O *shivers*
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