I am new to this forum, but have searched it and found some great information from everyone here. Some real travelers, Big Hello to all of you.......
I have a chance to check something off my bucket list, Coast to Coast. I plan to ride my Ultra Glide from Vancouver Canada to PEI Canada, via Northern US.
I have been riding for years and have done some great rides, 8000km plus (4500mile) trips, but always on the West coast, California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona etc.
I plan on leaving here Aug 9 2014 and take 10-12 days for the solo ride, some long days and a couple short days. I plan to ride from Vancouver to the Black hills (Sturgis area) then shoot across to Maryville Tennessee (this portion is going to be a grind.) I plan on slowing down here and take the Blueridge parkway North, should be 3-5 days taking most of it in. I will take a look at catching a Red Socks game in and then go North to Georgetown PEI.
I plan to be off the interstates as much as possible, but realize they do take the time off. The black hills area I will slow down, Mount Rushmore, needles hwy, Bad lands, possibly crazy horse, then make the shot across to Maryvill Tennessee. Oh, will take in the Beartooth hwy on my way to Blackhills.
I am curious about the traffic on the East coast, never been past Montana and plan to stay away form NY and other large cities.
I understand the weather from SD to Tennessee is sometimes bad, wondering what the month of August is like.
Any help, suggestions and tips would be great.
Thanks for taking the time to read this,