I was recently thinking about all of the motorcycle rides I have done on my motorcycle over the years, and what rides I would like to do in the future.
Sure it is fun riding to events like the Laughlin River Run each year, but in the end, it is always the same each year.
I was thinking, what would be the ultimate motorcycle run.
I have read a couple of books by guys that have ridden around the world, however, why ride around the world just for the sake of riding around the world. Besides with the current political climate, and the fact that we are now in 3 wars, (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya) it would probably not be possible to do a round the world motorcycle run, especially with the whack jobs around the world not liking American’s right now.
So what would be a great motorcycle run? Then a thought came to my mind; one of the best rides I have ever done in my life was through Yosemite, then down the Tioga Pass south to north, then up to Carson City, NV, and up to Lake Tahoe in one marathon 19 hour day.
I have also ridden through some other National Parks as well, not really as a goal, but to get to another destination. Every one of those motorcycle runs was a great ride.
I wonder what it would be like to ride to and through if possible, each National Park in the United States? That would be some great riding right?
Why not ride to each National Park in the United States of America?
Due to my being a personal injury attorney and biker lawyer, there is no way I could do it in one run, let alone during one riding season, because I have to work.
However, if I made it a goal to ride to and through every National Park in the United States of America if possible, I could probably do it over a matter of years.
So there it is; one of the items on my bucket list of life is to ride to and through every National Park in the United States of America.
You have to understand, I came up with this idea this weekend, (March, 19-20, 2011) while looking out of my window at the rain coming down.
I have just decided that instead of always doing the same repetitive motorcycle runs every year, that riding to and through every National Park in the United States would be a great life experience; something that you could write a book about.
I have not even begun to plan or map out how to achieve my goal. I found a website that is simply called National Parks, located at http://www.us-national-parks.net/ that lists all of the national parks, and has website links to each. This is a private site, but it looks pretty good.
Here is the listing of National Parks on that site with their respective website link:
Gates of the Arctic
Great Sand Dunes
Great Smoky Mountains
Mount St. Helens
Organ Pipe Cactus
Sequoia / Kings Canyon
Wrangell Saint Elias
I figure that this summer I can knock out all of the California National Parks, and maybe even get in the Nevada and Arizona National Parks. I may even be able to do more!
The national parks in Alaska will probably be the biggest challenge; we will see.
So there it is; I think that I may have found a way around the dull drum of riding to the same events every year.
I will let you all know more about my plan to ride to and through each United States National Park as it comes up. I will report in detail on each ride. I will also take pictures and shoot video as much as possible.
See you on the road.
By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez, © March, 20, 2011