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Heading to Phoenix to pick up my new bike

Well newer. Going to be buying Allan Gibbs bike (provided its what he says it is ) Going to be a long drive, heading from Wisconsin yo phoenix, driving 26 hours straight there. Then getting the bike, sleeping a little then heading home. Wish me luck.

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Be careful, especially coming back home, I did it easy way, purchased the bike and used the moving company to pick up my bike, i knew bike was in a good condition and the cost of fuel, mileage and driving was not worth it for me. I paid $325 door to door, I would have paid cheaper if I shopped around and took my time.
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Well newer. Going to be buying Allan Gibbs bike (provided its what he says it is ) Going to be a long drive, heading from Wisconsin yo phoenix, driving 26 hours straight there. Then getting the bike, sleeping a little then heading home. Wish me luck.

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You're driving 26 hours there and 26 hours back? Have you shopped around for a shipper? You could probably have it shipped for what you will spend in gas. Factor in food, repairs should need them, and the value of a week off from work, it seems you would be much better off having it shipped.
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Sounds like an adventure, have fun, be safe.
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Never been to Phoenix or the grand Canyon so we are making a mini vacation out of it.

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Never been to Phoenix or the grand Canyon so we are making a mini vacation out of it.

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Road trip for bikes are the best! Good luck and don't forget to take your time. I find writing down a list of the basics is helpful after coming off a long drive and dealing with the excitement of a potential new buy.

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You take care driving that distance will take more out of you than you think,as I drive for a living a max of 4hrs is all the law allows me, I know this is not the case in the U.S but all the same take plenty of breaks and stay safe.
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Sweet, you've picked a pretty good time of year. The Rockies will still have snow, the GC will not be very hot yet. Have a safe trip and congrats on your new ride.
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