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Offline kbutler6

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Chicago to Toronto
« on: May 20, 2015, 08:49:37 PM »
I plan on riding Chicago to Toronto on June in one day.  First long ride.
Is it doable?


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Offline Bumblebee

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Re: Chicago to Toronto
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 10:33:11 PM »
Drive around the lakes, not through them. No problem.

What is that distance? 500ish miles or so give or take 100 miles? A typical CB motorcycle can go 150 miles between refuelings and that's just several refuelings done in a straight line instead of a circle back to home. No problem for the motorcycle. The rider/drive is the biggest problem on long range operations for any vehicle.

If it's your first time moderate range, don't do the entire thing in one day. (500 miles in a day isn't fun even with a lot of long range experience) Plan on 250-300 miles per day with a mandatory 24 hour break after any 3 consecutive days. Less miles per day if you're out of shape, not wearing proper gear, not proficient.

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Re: Chicago to Toronto
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 10:31:39 AM »
Thanks!
Any recommendations for the throttle lock?
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Re: Chicago to Toronto
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 11:12:37 AM »
Any recommendations for the throttle lock?

I've done multiple 1000+ mile trips without them. They're useful and serve a purpose though.
When you're inexperienced and are too tired to hold the throttle, it's time to stop anyway.

 

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