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Planning is underway

Sonia and Steve work on the route

After originally planning a complete circumnavigation of the continental USA we decided the Las Vegas back to Houston leg didn't offer much in the way of interest to us (sorry if you live in the area) so adjusted the trip to end in Los Angeles.

Here's the original route:

Having done that we bought our air-tickets yesterday. Locked in!

We depart Auckland for Houston 06-Jul-2020 and depart LA for Auckland 07-Sept-2020. Currently the trip encompasses 15,745km in 64 days. Pretty similar to "As the Crow Flies - Across Russia 2019".

Using a combination of Travellers' Point, Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Sheets we are refining the route and stopovers to make sure we get in as much as we can along the way while staying within a reasonable budget.

I find it really useful to use Google Sheets to work out the distances to be traveled each day to see if we need more or less stop-overs and to get an idea of riding times etc. HOG call anything more than 500km a 'Hard Ass' ride ( we currently have 9 Hard Ass days this trip) and I have defined anything over 800km in a day as an HELL day (we currently have 3 of those in the schedule - ouch)


Here's the route as it stands today. I am sure it will change as we get closer but it's a great start.


Posted by stevecrownz 20:29 Archived in New Zealand Tagged as_the_crow_flies usa_2020

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