For many motorcycle enthusiasts, riding from one coast of the United States to another is a bucket-list item. Whether to compare notes or ride vicariously, bikers should enjoy this tale of writer Brian Roberts and his friend Tim Torres starting in New Jersey and finishing in San Diego. Documented with a 5000 word insight-packed story for the Huffington Post titled "The Ultimate Guide To Taking A Motorcycle Across America", the motorcycle trip is interesting, light reading full of tips, both intentional as well as unintentional.
Some of the more memorable moments, being stranded on a highway in Ohio, helping to save a life in Chicago, being stopped by a motorcycle gang in Pennsylvania as well as hiking to the tip of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Understanding it takes more than biker endurance, and we may note from personal experience a butt of steel, a trip like this is made financially easier with sponsorship and corporate support. In this case, Club EagleRider helped with the motorcycles which were 2016 Indian Scout, Indian Chief Vintage, Harley Sportster and a Harley Street Glide. They fueled up exclusively using Shell V-Power NiTRO+ premium gasoline, stayed at Motel 6 locations across the country, ordered gear through RevZilla and kept in touch with loved ones back home thanks to their trusty Sena bluetooth motorcycle headsets.
Yes, every trip with any type of media coverage seems to read like professional driver’s racing suit.
Written by Roberts, a contributing writer for Time, Entrepreneur, Elite Daily and others, the written recollection of the trip includes his pick for which motorcycle Brian would use for the next nationwide trip. The story also includes the pair’s favorite restaurants, must-see sights, gear recommendations, what they'd leave behind, tips and lessons learned, all found on Huffington Post.
Brian sunburnt in Arizona, he and co-rider Tim Torres stopped at Eagle's Nest, NM