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      02-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Route from Dallas to LA?

Boys and Girls, I'm looking at coming over to the US in April, so will fly directly into Dallas around April, but I'm thinking of maybe leaving from LA, and doing a road trip from Dallas to LA.

Any idea on routes? Sights to see, roads to hit?
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The only thing between there worth stopping would be Las Vegas
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Sorry man, but I see no thrill in that drive at all...
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Sorry man, but I see no thrill in that drive at all...
I agree. I just made the drive from LA to Dallas and its a boring long drive.
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By the time you make it out of Texas, you'll be wondering why you even made this thread... lol
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bugger. Was hoping for some road time while over there. So its fly in, conference, fly out?
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bugger. Was hoping for some road time while over there. So its fly in, conference, fly out?
The drive from Dallas to LA is a little over 20 hours and its ALL nothingness..
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You can come hang out in the Austin/San Antonio area if you want.. we have our Tejas BMWCCA chapter here... nothing scheduled yet for April, but something will be soon I am sure.
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I've done this drive as well, and agree if you take the I-20 freeway out of Dallas and then I-10 all the way to LA, it will not be that interesting.

However, depending on your time for detours, it can be fun.

From Texas through New Mexico it will suck, no way around it. Once you get into Arizona, you could detour north to Sedona (beautiful red rock formations and scenery and hiking there) and then take the I-40 from Flagstaff (just north of Sedona) heading west out of Arizona back into California, which goes through some nice mountain passes with sweeping curves (you have to maintain seriously illegal speeds to make these curves into proper corners). I really enjoyed that drive on another trip I took.

The I-40 from Arizona also passes through Lake Havasu, which is a popular destination, and then meets the I-15 in Barstow, California where the fun ends and you can take the rest of the drive into LA from the north-east.

If you have time for that it might be worth it, but the fact that you have to drive from Dallas to Phoenix before it gets interesting means that 75% of the driving will still be boring (mostly flat and straight) interstate freeways.
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