I'm fixed on a road trip to the great US of A, now Iím at this point in my life I want to just go off and explore a bit.
I'm looking at either, September October onwards, for 3, 6, or 9 months. (Which ever is best?) And I want to do it on 2 wheels!!!... As I think this would be.....awesome, so visa, insurance, flights a side (although any advice gratefully received) on to the next bit.
I was planning on coming in around Orlando Florida, at least on the east side!! Not sure on pricing as Orlando FL being a popular destination? I am planning to buy a motorbike there, get myself sorted out and head off, towards California; I say that as this may be the warmest part, being further south. I know America is vast!!! And if too much can do another bit again later? My Question is WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO??
I have been trying to research the internet on climate, seasons, and national averages, as on a bike I would prefer the dryer days. Example.... one site mentioned that although May-August is hot!!! It is wet, thunder and stormy, and Florida in winter time is driest with average temps around 75 F. I had a pen pal from Kissimmee who once wrote saying they were outside in short sleeve enjoying their lunch break!! I know I will encounter some rain and weather, but want to avoid the worst time, and I know NY State gets quite cold as do most further north, but from when? I know by Dec-Jan its pretty cold, are there still good places to visit now till Dec, or through to say March?
If it is far better to arrange this trip in season from Mar-April onwards then I will have to wait. It is August now and Iím nearing my time I can get away, is this too late? I am not bothered about things like Xmas, etc. As that would be an experience too.
If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it... I have wanted so long to come over the pond and see for myself how we cockneys are received by you yanks. As one put it once on a note in 2001, To all you Yanks across the pond, from your good Cockney friends... Our best wishes.
A friend did a trip back in 2000, and was invited and able to stay with many different people with being sooo friendly, and especially to us English??? Is this still true today? This site has been a great help already, on advice on food diet, so any info on that and where to stay, I mean a cheap but good bed and a hot shower!! Fuel stops, I plan to have a monthly fund to buy food and fuel... and am looking at a few bikes with good reliability and mpg, in case gas stations are spread out some what, but most modern bikes have a range of about 120 to 150 miles!! If anyone has heard of places where they welcome you in, then please it is all of interest and value, but mostly when to go???
P.s If your location is state side and welcome a visit, I would be delighted to say hi over a beer.