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What Was Your First Long Ride

Tell us what your first long ride was and the bike you made it on.

Mine was a trip from Spokane, WA to Sheridan WY, about 700 miles, on a 1981 Honda CM400T.
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We live in Texas, so long is kind of relative.

2013 Memorial Day weekend - the first ride for us alone (no chapter members around). About 180 miles Interstate - after 7.5 hours we finally arrived. Not even pouring rain, more like cows and horses (not like cats and dogs - much bigger). Took about two weeks for our chaps to dry. Still a great weekend with some great driving through the hill country.
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The longest single day ride was my first Iron Butt ride in 2016 circling Lake Michigan. 1041 miles. Longest trip Gaylord, MI to Cody, WY. 4200 miles in 2015.
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my first long ride would be from sumpter, mi to mackinaw on a 125 hodaka wombat

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First long ride was, in 1992 on our fist wing an 1985 Aspencade. Rode from Sumas, Wa. to meet up with a friend in Cody, Wy.

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Our first was from Austin, TX to Alpine, TX. The gateway to Big Bend in 2004. Judy was on her VTX 1300 and I was on my 93 Low Rider. Made the decision to get rid of that one and get me a Geezer Glide. Kept it until I bought the Wing in 2017.
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1st long one for me was Frackville to Nashville Tn. on a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500C. 1st long one for the two of us was same Kaw from Frackville to Baltimore. After getting home later that day "not so" JaNice said if we go on any long trips again it better be on something more comfortable. A few months later the 1st long one in comfort was from Frackville to Alexandria Bay NY. on our 1st Wing.

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First long ride was NE Pa to Knoxville, TN. Went to a Rider Rally in 1993 on a Kawasaki Voyager 1200. Spent a week riding with a friend who was on a Yamaha 750...
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Houston to New Orleans to Memphis. 750 miles on a Honda CM400A. (two speed clutchless shift). I was a lot tougher 40 years ago.
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First long was when I picked up my 2006 wing wing. Bought it from a my dealer friend in Forest Grove Or. on Friday. Saturday did a 350 mile shake down ride, found tow minor problems which my friend fixed . Left Sunday morning from Astoria, Or. ,Pacific coast, to head home in Harrisburg, Pa. . Finally stop Sunday night after doing over 800 miles. Not sure were I was but motels were getting scarce so I made the smart decision and got a room at the next motel. Could not believe that after riding over 800 miles I wasn't looking to stop. to make a long store shorter I pulled into my driveway on Wednesday. After taking care of thinks around the house left Thursday morning to visit family in Boston and that evening rode to Gloucester,Ma. , Atlantic coast . Returned to Boston then on Friday morning to return home in Harrisburg, Pa. So in six days I went coast to coast and some and put over 4000 miles on my one week old wing.
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