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Posted: 1/12/2006 10:25:31 AM EDT
I have a bidness trip that I am taking this weekend and will be traveling with a couple gunz. I don't want to fly and deal with all that bullshiite at the airport, so I am going to drive.

The bike is a FZ1 and pretty comfy to ride plus good on fuel about 42mpg. The car would be my Jeep and with the bigger tires gets bas mileage. The bike has a nice tank bag and I have the gear to stay warm. I can fit a 16" AR in the tank bag

Weather will be in the 50's when I take off and will get into the 70's at my destination(Phoenix). Supposedly a 30% chance of rain on sunday when I return. Sucks riding in the rain.

Would you take the bike and get near 50 mpg or take the Jeep?

On a budget for the first time in my life cause I am trying to swing two mortgages.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:26:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 10:26:24 AM EDT by TheRedHorseman]
get on your bad motor scooter and ride!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:26:11 AM EDT
Jeep.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:26:35 AM EDT
bike
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:26:46 AM EDT
BIKE!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:27:03 AM EDT
Bike with out question.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:27:26 AM EDT
Bike
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:28:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Jeep.



+
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:29:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Jeep.



+




now this would be a good course of action if he were going to take in some rock crawling trails
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:30:30 AM EDT
Airplane.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:32:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Jeep.



+1
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:34:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:34:38 AM EDT
BIKE!!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:35:59 AM EDT
Giant catapault!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:41:32 AM EDT
Think of it as practice for an Iron But run. Hell, it is an Iron But, at least you have the perfect bike for it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:44:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 10:58:43 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
BOTH!!!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:45:58 AM EDT
JEEP
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:47:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:48:22 AM EDT
Since you didn't mention a transporter I will have to suggest the Jeep!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:54:23 AM EDT
So......at least 8 hours one way?? I get worn down after about 350 mi. on a bike these days, i did 525 mi. nonstop on a 1974 XLCH one time, . But, i was much younger then , and besides, that was all i owned for 4 1/2 years. That said, TAKE THE JEEP !
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:56:35 AM EDT

All that is wrong. The correct answer:


Tow the bike behind the Jeep


Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:57:48 AM EDT
Jeep.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:00:00 AM EDT
Yeep !
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:06:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:
All that is wrong. The correct answer:


Tow the bike behind the Jeep





I ain't going to Sturgis or Bike Week damnit.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:08:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
1000 miles is a long ways on a bike, particularly a bike with a sport bike riding position. Depending on your height your legs'll be aching by the time you get home. I've had to stop every few hours to sort of hop around because my legs were killing me when I used to do stuff like that.

1000 miles in a Jeep on the highway ain't no fun either...



Mix between a sport bike and cruiser. I have done 500 miles an it was comfortable compared to HD Fat Boy I rode from Ca to Az once...that trip had me reeling in pain.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:11:10 AM EDT
Jeep.

Better vehicle for all the good spots you'll encounter on the way to and from.

Then again, i'm prejudice. '88 YJ

HS1
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:16:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:

Originally Posted By danpass:
All that is wrong. The correct answer:


Tow the bike behind the Jeep





I ain't going to Sturgis or Bike Week damnit.



"I still say BOTH"



j/k - I lean toward the Jeep
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:47:11 AM EDT
Take the Jeep that way, you can do the "wave" to all the other jeep owners except those like me, who own a Liberty, and of course Cherokee owners, We're not "real jeeps" so, no wave for us...At least that's what I got out of the "Jeep wave" thread,........Seriously, 1000 miles on a bike, this time of year? You're a better man than me....
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:50:56 AM EDT
Ride.

I went coast to coast and back on my bike a couple Summers ago and it was a blast. Wasn't on a bike considered confortable for long range rides, but it was much easier than I had thought.

1K isn't much at all. FZ1 riding position isn't as bad as the Super Sport bikes.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:59:32 AM EDT
Does the Jeep have a soft or hard top?
Will you be stopping at a walmart?

These things need to be factored in
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:13:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:


Weather will be in the 50's when I take off and will get into the 70's at my destination(Phoenix). Supposedly a 30% chance of rain on sunday when I return. Sucks riding in the rain.



.



Where are you driving from? Any mountains? Flagstaff? San Diego? Those mountains will humble you with cold, this time of year, and it will be even more fun if it rains. I am a biker, but I don't do cold very well.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:04:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 1:06:50 PM EDT by Tactical_Jew]

Originally Posted By wildearp:

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:


Weather will be in the 50's when I take off and will get into the 70's at my destination(Phoenix). Supposedly a 30% chance of rain on sunday when I return. Sucks riding in the rain.



.



Where are you driving from? Any mountains? Flagstaff? San Diego? Those mountains will humble you with cold, this time of year, and it will be even more fun if it rains. I am a biker, but I don't do cold very well.



Taking the 10 from Lost Angeles.

Temps will be around 50 when I leave and Phoenix will be in the high 60's low 70's.

No mountains, just desert most of the way. I factored in about 300 miles because I have a friend in Showlow I hope to visit after I leave Phoenix then hitting the 40 back to the 15.

They have nice gear that makes cold riding more tolerable these days.

I am taking the bike.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:04:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nightdriver:
Does the Jeep have a soft or hard top?
Will you be stopping at a walmart?

These things need to be factored in



Stopped al wall mart today to buy some ammo
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:06:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ralph:
Take the Jeep that way, you can do the "wave" to all the other jeep owners except those like me, who own a Liberty, and of course Cherokee owners, We're not "real jeeps" so, no wave for us...At least that's what I got out of the "Jeep wave" thread,........Seriously, 1000 miles on a bike, this time of year? You're a better man than me....



I will wave to all Liberty drivers from now on. Want a hug, too?

weather has been very nice out here on the left coast this winter.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:12:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:

Originally Posted By Ralph:
Take the Jeep that way, you can do the "wave" to all the other jeep owners except those like me, who own a Liberty, and of course Cherokee owners, We're not "real jeeps" so, no wave for us...At least that's what I got out of the "Jeep wave" thread,........Seriously, 1000 miles on a bike, this time of year? You're a better man than me....



I will wave to all Liberty drivers from now on. Want a hug, too?

weather has been very nice out here on the left coast this winter.



Well ,send us some rain then, it's as dry as a popcorn fart around here!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:13:48 PM EDT
TBM 700
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:13:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:

Originally Posted By wildearp:

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:


Weather will be in the 50's when I take off and will get into the 70's at my destination(Phoenix). Supposedly a 30% chance of rain on sunday when I return. Sucks riding in the rain.



.



Where are you driving from? Any mountains? Flagstaff? San Diego? Those mountains will humble you with cold, this time of year, and it will be even more fun if it rains. I am a biker, but I don't do cold very well.



Taking the 10 from Lost Angeles.

Temps will be around 50 when I leave and Phoenix will be in the high 60's low 70's.

No mountains, just desert most of the way. I factored in about 300 miles because I have a friend in Showlow I hope to visit after I leave Phoenix then hitting the 40 back to the 15.

They have nice gear that makes cold riding more tolerable these days.

I am taking the bike.



Showlow, and the 40 up north will be COLD.

Like below freezing cold.

Take the Jeep.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:20:08 PM EDT
Show Low:

Sat: High 56, low 31
Sun: High 47, Low 19

Flagstaff:
(On your way back, 40 to 15)

Sat: High 51, low 23
Sun: High 39, Low 12

Oh, yeah, chance of rain and snow both days.

Take the Jeep.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:01:31 PM EDT
Rent a nice comfortable car on a weekend deal and use that. My Pontiac Grand Prix gets 30+ mpg is comfortable and soetimes it's just nice to cruise along in comfort. Longest drive I ever did was a single day 1078 miles in late 2004 from western NY to Ft. Benning GA. Did that three times that year.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:46:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 8:14:25 PM EDT by Ralph]

Naw, I'll pass on the hug...For that matter, I'll pass on the "wave" too, It's overrated....
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:04:17 PM EDT



A 1000 miles on that seat? I must be getting old... then again, I can't imagine driving 1000 miles in my wife's Jeep either.
~Dg84
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:13:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By doorgunner84:
www.yamaha-motor.com/assets/products/mcy/500/stu-mcy06-sb-10-009.jpg


A 1000 miles on that seat? I must be getting old... then again, I can't imagine driving 1000 miles in my wife's Jeep either.
~Dg84



Looks like a 06' FZ.

I have an 05 with a much more comfortable gel seat.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:38:35 PM EDT
1000 miles is a hell of a long ride, even on the wide open 10 from LA to Phoenix. Weekend rent a '05 Mustang Convertible!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:32:37 AM EDT
pulled in at 10pm lastnight with over 800 miles on the bike roundtrip.
somewhere in Az:

also visited Mecca:



My ass left me somewhere between blythe and Quartzite.

Almost had to draw down in Blythe, too

All in all the ride was very comfortable and the bike ran like a top.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:42:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 12:00:25 PM EDT by danpass]

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
pulled in at 10pm lastnight with over 800 miles on the bike roundtrip.
somewhere in Az:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/TacticalJew/morning_1.jpg
also visited Mecca:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/TacticalJew/mecca_1.jpg


My ass left me somewhere between blythe and Quartzite.

Almost had to draw down in Blythe, too

All in all the ride was very comfortable and the bike ran like a top.





Vey cool!

Range report required:

Location of gluteus maximus

Details of Blythe situation

Top speed achieved (with elapsed time), mileage, avg speed, number of wheelies, etc
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:30:11 AM EDT
Hitch a ride with the flying spaghetti monster perhaps?

500 miles/day sounds like a serious cadence on a donorcycle.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:31:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 11:33:41 AM EDT by Daytona955i]
Ever driven a bike in your destination city?

I'd say bike, but it's hard to find your way around on a bike and keep others from hitting you still.


Oh yeah, look at that, I read the ending.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:54:08 AM EDT
Screw the gas mileage, I'd take the bike just for the fun of it.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:56:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:13:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lawdog:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/lawdog530/bikeleft.jpg



what bike is that, lawdog a yamaha roadstar?

The ride was great. Had a great time riding and I even got to do some shooting in Az. with some cool dudes.

Will be doing it again soon.
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