I am just looking for any opinions / advise on little spin planned for this summer.
Basically I will be traveling by bike from the Canadian border Maine to Mexican border Texas traveling south on the east coast along Route 1.
I have arranged this to happen from mid august 2006 to early September.
I have 3 weeks in total to complete everything.
I will be looking to pick up a bike in Massachusetts (Boston) or New Hampshire, head to the border and drop back south through Maine, Massachusetts ,NY , etc etc. and then ditch the bike in Texas, probably Austin.
Most likely I will detour the last leg of R1 and give the keys a miss and just head through Texas.
I donít plan on, but if necessary am prepared to do about 500-600 miles a day but I really want to do a fair bit less.
I was planning on doing this on an up to Y2K jap 4 or Single trailee or if I manage to weasel a pay rise between now and then maybe a Beemer GS 1000
What I am interested in hearing about any one who has tried a similar jaunt and info on bike prices and insurance details,, (European insurance run a mile when asked to insure me in the US.)
Ditching the bike quick and for a half decent price when I get to my final destination. Hopefully enough to pay the air fair back up to Boston so I can get home.
Is this a silly plan ???
Your comments, insults, encouragment and ranting will be much appreciated
PS Are the US customs / immigration as big a pain in the Arse between Canada and the US as they are between Europe and the US.