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Putting a 2011 C50 to the test - mega road trip

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I figured the way to really get the most out of the bike was to go on a 2 month long jaunt across the country. Back roads the whole way

Started in Boston.

1st leg destination is Sioux Falls, SD for a few beers with a buddy.

The circuitos route:

  • Woodstock, NY ✅
  • Harrisburg, PA ✅
  • Philadelphia ✅
  • Pittsburgh ✅
  • Columbus, Oh
  • Lexington
  • Cincinnati
  • Indianapolis
  • Chicago
  • Tunnel of Trees, MI
  • Minneapolis
  • Sioux Falls, SD

God I love this bike
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Sorry guys got wrapped up in Indy and forgot to update. So I made Cincy and then moved onto Indy. Hanging out in Indianapolis for a few days.

Second roadside repair performed when I discovered that my low beam was no working one night on a twisty Ohio road. Sorry other drivers, your vision is gonna get it.

Cincy was a kick ass town. That area of KY and OH is twisty road on hillside goodness. Highly recommend a visit if you get the chance.

Indiana is another story. Heading to Chicago later this week.


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Skyline chili 5 way. I made 4 way last week :D

I lived in Cincy in '79 for 11 months. I was at the famous WHO concert.
Fresh crunchy onions is real good on that stuff. I skipped the beans this time. They make spice packs called Cincinnatti Chili that work real well for at home.
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Trade that bike in on that Cobra ;)
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You get to use your whole tire in WV. Love that state for riding!
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I worked in Malden in the mid '70s resurfacing slate chalkboards during school renovations. We stayed in Revere and at night went to The Rathskeller.

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It was strange in the sense that I worked at the University of San Diego with sunshine for a week, came home for a week, and then went to a winter state of emergency in your area for close to 2 months. I never saw snow piled that high.
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I had my Triumph GT6+ to ride around while I was up there. I remember driving to try to get into a Talking Heads concert with the car floating on top of the snow. I drove all that way and the concert was sold out almost wrecking the car on the way. I eventually broke it and had to carry it home in a box truck anyway :p
Glad you're home safe. Thanks for bringing us along for the ride :)
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