We covered 3385 miles riding from Coast2Coast East to West in fifteen days on a 107 cu. in. (1750 cc) Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra.
Spending £192.00 on 78 gallons of fuel, at an average of 43 miles per gallon.
Passing through eight states
- New Mexico
We entered four time zones gaining an hour each time. So when we passed from Texas into New Mexico it meant my birthday was on a 25 hour day…
- Eastern Time
- Central Time
- Mountain Time
- Pacific Time
The place furthest East we visited was Daytona Beach, Florida. This was also the furthest point South we visited. Only just by a few minutes lower than San Antonio in Texas.
The place furthest West we visited was Santa Monica Pier, California. Which surprisingly was also the furthest place North we visited. But only just, one degree further North than San Antonio in New Mexico (a different San Antonio from the one we also visited in Texas)
The highest altitude we reached was 7546 feet above sea level on the US70 between Ruidoso Downs and Mescalero on our way to see the petroglyphs at Three Rivers, New Mexico.
Our shortest ride, not counting the days off, was from Palm Springs to Santa Monica at just 139 miles.
The longest ride was from New Orleans to Houston at 347 miles.
The highest temperature by far was at Borrego Springs, California when it registered 91 degrees Fahrenheit (32.7 Celsius). We didn’t take note the lowest temperature.
I’m going to create a gallery of some of the pictures we took along the way when I get the time. I also want to post up a “Highs and Lows” and the things we would do differently next time, if there is to be a next time… So stay tuned…
This DIY road trip has proved to be a lot cheaper than the organised guided tours we’ve previously done, so maybe this is the future of Kate and Dave’s American Roadtrips….