Self Help for the Motorcyclist

There are some wonderful places to ride all over the world and most of us will only get to ride a fraction of them.  So what’s a motorcyclist to do? 

Let's take a page from the “self help” world go through a little exercise.

Take 10 minutes, no more, and write down the ten places you would like to ride the most.  Write as if you had unlimited time, funds and the motorcycle of your dreams.  Be specific, from the location to the length of the ride.  Even the time of year and the weather should be written down.

Next, go to a one of the mapping services that are available on the net and plot a course for each ride and print it out, include the map as well as the satellite view if available.

Next, use the image services that sites like Google or Yahoo have available and find some photos of the route you have chosen for each trip and print them out.

Finally, put what you have in a binder.

Once you have gone through all of this, pick one of the trips and plan out when you will take it and what you will need to make the trip happen.  Look at the plan every day and do what needs to be done to make it really happen.

Do this with each trip until you’ve gone through your list.  It may take a few years, but once you do one, you will want to do the next one and then the next.

Have fun and here’s my list. 

1.   The Road to Hana, Maui Hawaii.

2.   Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to Huntington Beach.

3.   Southern Italy.

4.   Route 66.

5.   Circle tour through Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.

6.   Deals Gap, North Carolina.

7.   Highway 3 from Hope, British Columbia to Lethbridge, Alberta.

8.   Circle tour of Southern British Columbia, Canada.

9.   Circle tour of the island of Hawaii.

10.   Northern Italy.


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