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Road Trip to New Orleans/Gulf Coast for vacation......

I am currently planning a road trip/vacation to New Orleans/Gulf Coast from Va. I need to buy the hard bags first, and possibly a GIVI screen, but then am just going! Any thoughts on route, (I want to see some of the oil spill, and some pristine beaches (maybe Pensacola) and eat some good food, if there is any seafood left down there. I of course will have GPS, I need to get the Universal Mount from Motowerk. This bike is quickly becoming my favorite, I think I'll sell my 2007 Triumph Speedmaster and just keep the Harley Fatbob and V

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Good for you, the gulf area needs all the tourists it can get now, no matter the reason! Take some simple green with you!

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I live just north of Lake Ponchartrain in Mandeville, LA. With 3 Little ones needing plenty of attention, I am always looking for another excuse to ride. I'd be happy to give you the Grand Tour through the New Orleans area. When do you expect to be in my neighborhood?
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I am currently planning a road trip/vacation to New Orleans/Gulf Coast from Va. I need to buy the hard bags first, and possibly a GIVI screen, but then am just going! Any thoughts on route, (I want to see some of the oil spill, and some pristine beaches (maybe Pensacola) and eat some good food, if there is any seafood left down there. I of course will have GPS, I need to get the Universal Mount from Motowerk. This bike is quickly becoming my favorite, I think I'll sell my 2007 Triumph Speedmaster and just keep the Harley Fatbob and V
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I am currently planning a road trip/vacation to New Orleans/Gulf Coast from Va. I need to buy the hard bags first, and possibly a GIVI screen, but then am just going! Any thoughts on route, (I want to see some of the oil spill, and some pristine beaches (maybe Pensacola) and eat some good food, if there is any seafood left down there. I of course will have GPS, I need to get the Universal Mount from Motowerk. This bike is quickly becoming my favorite, I think I'll sell my 2007 Triumph Speedmaster and just keep the Harley Fatbob and V
Don't know where you're coming from in VA. The Natchez Trace Pkwy is a good North/South route through Mississippi from Tennessee on your way to New Orleans. The speed limit is low, but traffic and enforcement is usually light whenever I've ridden it and I like the limited access freeway aspect of the ride. There are also some scenic and historical spots along the way, and there are lots of areas with shade from trees. You have lots of options through the Appalachians, but I wouldn't miss the Blue Ridge if it's on your way.
Once you get south of the mountains, good roads get hard to come by. It is also going to be really hot. Add some sort of camelback to your necessary gear.

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