November 21, 2015
As the clock winds down we’re getting closer and closer to our trip. We’re leaving for NYC and Rising Wolf Garage on July 14 where we’ll be taking a few days to get the bike (and ourselves) ready. I’ll be sharing some of the work with Michael Wernick – coffee, the occasional beer, good laughs and lots of wrenching while we install a boat-load of Touratech accessories.
The trip will cover 6685 kilometers (4154 miles) & take just over two weeks – a nice amount of time to break in the new bike and all of the time allotted by the NYS DMV temp permit. Out of NYC we’ll spend the first few days heading south rather than west to thread our way through the Appalachian mountains to Fontana Lake. On the fourth day we’ll be testing our mettle on the Tail of the Dragon before heading out on day 5 for Barber Motorsport Museum in Alabama.
From there our travels will take us northeast along the Mississippi through Memphis & St. Louis before heading west along the Loneliest Highway toward Kansas City while we soak up mile after mile of vanishing Americana. We’ll head out to Colorado, through Denver and head north into the Grand Teton National Park where we’ll get our first real break. Two days in the park and then we’re off to visit Old Faithful in Yellowstone while making our way up to Montana and then home.
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