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      Roger A Pivonka
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        Motorcycle Road Trip Planning Resources & Techniques
        Prepared for the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Cleveland by Pat Corrigan, April, 2019
        Pre-Planning Considerations for Successful Road Trip
        Destination(s) / Length of Road Trip / Time and Distance / Size of Group / Budget
        Use of a Shared Website for Planning, Documentation and Evaluation (Shutterfly.com)
        Preferred Road Types as Relates to Group Skill Level
        Shared Group Interests vs Individual Interests / Group Input and Participation
        Camping or Hoteling / Packing Requirements / Daily Schedule / Start & Stop Times
        Individual Health & Medical Considerations & Needs (for both Road Trips and Day Rides)
        Gas and/or Pit Stop Frequency & Duration
        Comfortable Daily Time and Distance Limits / Down Time / Optional Side Trips
        Group Packing & Shared Packing / Packing List / Specialized Equipment (Satellite Phone)
        Group Transparency / Potential Liability (Concealed Carry/ Recreational Drugs, etc.)
        Trip Insurance / MedFlight
        Stay Together or Rendezvous / Large Group vs Pairing Off / Sharing Responsibilities
        Weather, Illness, Injuries & Breakdowns: Making Adjustments on the Fly / Flexibility
        Books: (check date of publication & verify continued existence)
        Insider’s Guide: Off the Beaten Path Series, Globe Pequot Press
        Falcon Guides: Scenic Driving Series. Globe Pequot Press
        National Geographic Guides:
        Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways
        Guide to the Interstates Crossing America
        Guide to America’s Public Gardens
        Driving Guides to America (Regional Guides)
        Guide to America’s Outdoors
        Road Trip USA, Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways
        Published by Avalon Travel Publishing
        1,000 Places to See Before You Die, A Traveler’s Life List, Workman Publishing
        Atlas Obscura, An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, Workman Publishing
        Eyewitness Travel Guides, published by Dorling Kindersley
        American Motorcyclist Association Ride Guide to America, Whitehorse Press
        Great American Motorcycle Tours, by Gary McKechhnie, John Muir Publications
        Riding America’s Backroads, The Best of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring and Travel
        Motorcycle Journeys Through the Southwest, by Martin C. Berke, Whitehorse Press
        Insight Guides United States on the Road, with the Discovery Channel
        Only in America Some Unexpected Scenery, photographs by David Graham, Alfred A. Knopf
        Reader’s Digest Books:
        Scenic Wonders of America
        Off the Beaten Path
        The Most Scenic Drives in America
        Maps, Atlases:
        Road & Recreation Atlases and Maps, published by Benchmark Maps, Medford, Oregon
        MADMAPS (Motor Adventure Destinations)( http://www.madmaps.com)
        Regional Scenic Tour Maps
        Get Outta Town Scenic Day Trip Maps
        Butler Motorcycle Maps (butlermaps.com)
        *Butler also publishes the official BDR (Back Country Discovery Route) maps
        National Geographic (https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/collections/maps-and-globes)
        Travel Maps and Atlases
        Trails Illustrated Maps
        Geotourism Mapguides
        U.S. Dept. of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration
        National Scenic Byways Program
        National Scenic Byways and All American Roads (maps and guides)
        U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture
        Forest Service Maps
        Websites:
        Google Earth / Google Earth Pro
        Roadside America
        Youtube.com
        State Dept. of Tourism Sites
        Preferred Search Engine Subject Searches (images and locations)
        Scenic Roads, Architecture, Ghost Towns, Waterfalls, etc.
        Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives / Road Food / Motorcycle Friendly Locations
        Road Trip Evaluation:
        On-going process throughout trip
        Daily Written Journal / Photo Journal / Locations ID and Documentation
        What wasn’t used / What was missing
        Issues, Complaints, Suggestions
        Collect images from group to share on website and photo album or disk
        Permission granted to copy, modify and distribute freely

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