This is the route I’m working on. Fly into Seattle at the beginning of May to buy the bike, ride south on the 101 and meet my brother in law @philipnrmn in SF a few days later. The plan is to ride the route that Billy and Wyatt did in Easy Rider (with a few deviations to see other stuff) and end up in New Orleans a couple of weeks later.
Phil’s going to ride with me through CA, maybe into NV and down to AZ before heading back home. I’ll carry on to the Four Corners monument and beyond into Colorado and up to Wolf Creek Pass. From there, down to Taos, NM and (hopefully) the D.H.Lawrence ranch.
Ride south to Las Vegas, NM for the jail scene (and parading without a permit) and keep on going to Roswell because I’m a sci-fi freak and if I’m there, I want to ride along the extra-terrestrial highway.
After that, a mad dash across Texas and on into Louisiana, Morganza and Krotz Springs. I shall try to avoid meeting a local with shotgun and a goitre on his neck.
This is a copy of the Google Docs spreadsheet that I’m working on – the live link is here:
|Wednesday||02/05/18||1||London LGW||Anacortes, WA||0||Arrive SEA-TAC and hire car to Anacortes|
|Friday||04/05/18||3||Astoria||Crescent City||364||Route 101||https://goo.gl/maps/BQxpnpyEQEJ2|
|Saturday||05/05/18||4||Crescent City||Fort Bragg||281||Route 101||https://goo.gl/maps/qVBosQk1HQs|
|Sunday||06/05/18||5||Fort Bragg||Oakland, CA||189|
|Monday||07/05/18||6||Oakland, CA||Pismo Beach, CA||266||Via hw1||https://goo.gl/maps/AF8HkH8A7Yn|
|Tuesday||08/05/18||7||Pismo Beach, CA||Mojave||197||Via hw1||https://goo.gl/maps/AgzJiSaNHdU2|
|Wednesday||09/05/18||8||Mojave||Furnace Creek||179||Via Ballerat||https://goo.gl/maps/3LkYAYugkt82|
|Friday||11/05/18||10||Barstow||Seligman||288||Via Amboy and Needles||https://goo.gl/maps/F6wNVwegDSu|
|Saturday||12/05/18||11||Seligman||Kayenta||227||Via Wupatki national monument||https://goo.gl/maps/P4EuhpQp6Kq|
|Monday||14/05/18||13||Chromo, NM||Las Vegas, NM||194||Via Taos, NM (DH Lawrence and Dennis Hopper’s graves)|
|Tuesday||15/05/18||14||Las Vegas, NM||Roswell||179||Aliens!|
|Thursday||17/05/18||16||Abiline||Palestine||291||Via Glen Rose Creation Evidence Museum|
|Saturday||19/05/18||18||Lafayette||New Orleans||211||Via Morganza and Krotz Springs movie locations|
|Sunday||20/05/18||19||New Orleans||New Orleans||0|
|Monday||21/05/18||20||New Orleans||New Orleans||0||Book bike into freight agent|