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Old 11-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #71 (permalink)
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While it's true parts of both of those states can be pretty boring, they also have their scenic spots. If you ever head this direction again, I will be happy to steer you to some of those spots; including some twisty and hilly roads in the Texas Panhandle that not many believe exist.
Cruisin, you had mentioned that on another thread and we hope to take you up on your offer in 2014 when we head out that way again.

I really enjoyed eastern OK, there were some fun roads in there. KS & TX were nice in parts, but there is just so much of it. lol One of the highlights for me was the Kansas prairie that stretched on for miles. Beautiful.
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On our Colorado trip this year we crossed the length of Kansas and western Oklahoma on the slab. Except for a few momentary glimpses of interesting sights, it was relentlessly monotonous.
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One of the highlights for me was the Kansas prairie that stretched on for miles. Beautiful.
That is the beauty of Kansas, none of those pesky hills and corners to interrupt the view.
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See... see the flat. Be... be the flat. Come to know the plane of existence as a plain. There's no easy way to describe flat-world, but the sheer unmitigated beauty of huge scenic open vistas of nothing but miles and miles of wide open miles is not to be missed. Once again, there are positively no annoying mountains getting in the way of all that scenery.
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Cruisin, you had mentioned that on another thread and we hope to take you up on your offer in 2014 when we head out that way again.

I really enjoyed eastern OK, there were some fun roads in there. KS & TX were nice in parts, but there is just so much of it. lol One of the highlights for me was the Kansas prairie that stretched on for miles. Beautiful.

yeah, ummm, sorry about that ------ where was I. Oh yeah, the bad thing about a bad memory is that you tend to repeat yourself -- a lot. On the other hand there are some good things about a bad memory; like, you hear lots of new music, see a lot of new movies and TV shows, meet lots of new friends and visit places you've never been.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:20 PM   #74 (permalink)
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yeah, ummm, sorry about that ------ where was I. Oh yeah, the bad thing about a bad memory is that you tend to repeat yourself -- a lot. On the other hand there are some good things about a bad memory; like, you hear lots of new music, see a lot of new movies and TV shows, meet lots of new friends and visit places you've never been.
No worries! I'm "over 50" and not only am I becoming my parents, I'm becoming my grandparents!
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Twisties, back roads or slabs it makes no difference to me. It is all good. I got to see all four corners of the US mixing it up. I do not regret any of it. Everyone has different wants and needs. As long as I can minimize riding near NYC or NJ.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:16 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Back to the Wing Bagger, after looking at it I think I will remain with what i have and keep seaching for an ideal second bike. My issue is the same as the Rocket tour it looked like a HD wanna be. While the Wing is the longest proven tour bike changing that platform does not interest me.
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Interesting looking but not for me. I'd rather have a regular wing.
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Interesting looking but not for me. I'd rather have a regular wing.

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:03 AM   #79 (permalink)
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When I NEED something that huge it'll be a sportscar. Might as well have air and heat right? Right now, at my young age, the Tiger is bigger than I really need and it has 10x's the appeal physically. My 125 scoot is looking better every day though so take it all with a grain of salt.
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