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    Default First road trip on our new Spyder.

    Hi folks.
    Well, our Spyder is a couple of months old now. I've pretty much got it set up the way I want it (backrest, armrests, cupholder, windshield and power ports/cell phone holder). We decided to go for our first overnight road trip. We rode to Helen, in the north Georgia mountains to celebrate our 5th anniversary. Only about 110 miles round-trip but I planned it out for back roads the whole way. A really nice ride, avoiding the rain for the most part, and a fun trip!20181107_111545.jpg20181107_111553.jpg

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    Awesome!

    We're talking about our 1st overnight trip on ours too. Glad it was fun and you had no problems
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    Always more fun when you don't have to turn around and head home the same day. Overnight trips are the best!

    I'm sure you had a blast as that's a nice area for riding!
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    Wonderful! Those overnight trips can be memorable.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) Pictures of 2008 and 2009 Spyders are in Alaska Albums 2009 and 2010.
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    Congratulations. It's so nice to just go for it.

    We finally got to take our RT for a spin from Ohio to New England a few months ago. We did 1780 miles in a week and no rain.

    Now they are calling for some snow soon and it's in the 40s or colder.

    Enjoy,
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    Congrats and what a beautiful little town Helen is. We went through their this past summer. Great destination road trip.
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    Did my first trip at beginning of Oct. 4 days up the Ca coast. I’m hooked. Can’t wait to do Montana, Colo, and everywhere else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frj322 View Post
    Hi folks.
    Well, our Spyder is a couple of months old now. I've pretty much got it set up the way I want it (backrest, armrests, cupholder, windshield and power ports/cell phone holder). We decided to go for our first overnight road trip. We rode to Helen, in the north Georgia mountains to celebrate our 5th anniversary. Only about 110 miles round-trip but I planned it out for back roads the whole way. A really nice ride, avoiding the rain for the most part, and a fun trip!
    Congratulations. I'm sure there will be many more and longer trips. That's what the Spyder excels at doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftCoast View Post
    Did my first trip at beginning of Oct. 4 days up the Ca coast. I’m hooked. Can’t wait to do Montana, Colo, and everywhere else!
    Can't believe you didn't mention Utah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    Can't believe you didn't mention Utah!
    Ha! Good catch. I left off a whole bunch but there is a lot of great riding in Utah and everywhere else in this great country

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    My Wife and I have truly enjoyed our trips on our . A couple of 3 week trips, going new places and meeting new people ( Utah Pete and his wife are just starters). Spyder rallys are GREAT also.

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    Default Very Nice....

    And the saga begins.... there will be many more and some longer than others but I do love the overnighters... congrats and enjoy...
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    The overnight trips.are a lot of fun. Hope there are many more to come.
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    I must say, I do love taking my spyder on overnight trips. We normally do 1-2 a year. Mostly about 4-5 days.
    I am planning a country ride trip for 2020 that will be 6-8 weeks. This will be my first extended ride, but I am really looking forward to it. Already planning my work load for throughout 2019 so that I can make the 2020 trip happen. I will start looking at weather patterns and planning the actual route next spring.

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