The idea is to take a month or two or three off (more if I can't find the right gig) and get some motorcycling miles under my belt, outside of Colorado!
Nothing really specific so far, except for the first week of April which is Spring Break for the kids. I'll be with the family in Flagstaff, AZ spending time with my father-in-law and seeing the surrounding sights: The Grand Canyon, Route 66, Sedona destinations come to mind readily. I will, of course, ride there.
After that, the plan is a bit more vague, perhaps head west to California and ride the Pacific Highway to the San Francisco Bay Area and go see my folks in Marin County.
Then, perhaps continue north along the west coast, see what there is to see and do, visit with fellow moto-bloggers if schedules coincide/permit. The plan is to camp whenever possible to stretch the budget allocated for this "ride".
There are some planned activities in Moab during the last week of April so that might preclude my going north until early May. I've not made decisions yet on that, so more to follow.
The above should use up April, at which point, the general idea is to head north from wherever I happen to be near the beginning of May, through Canada to Fairbanks, AK and points north during May when road conditions might not be so death-defying while riding Valencia, my 2011 URAL Patrol. The idea is to avoid going to Alaska during the annual lemming-like migration by dualsports and such in June/July.
So, I seek input from you, gentle readers and fellow moto-bloggers of sights to see and roads to ride along this general route. You know, stuff I "shouldn't miss" if at all possible. I know it's kind of vague, but that's the idea.
I plan to not really plan, but to listen to where Valencia tells me to go, using of course y'all's input for the areas you're familiar with in your home states. This is Martha's gift to me, what a wife huh?
Previously: Snowy Uraling at Red Rocks Park