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Title: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on June 23, 2012, 07:42:57 pm
So I am going to try it again on the way home- a Coast to Coast in 50 hours between Ocean Shores, WA and Rye, NY, starting Monday morning (25 June 2012). Several changes made to the bike while on the west coast in order to make the timed run going back a little bit slicker- added a temporary aux. fuel cell (there is an entire story in itself right there but not for this post), highway pegs, and a new helmet- Nolan N103 (the old helmet had a leaking visor, as well as a badly fogging visor). Of course I should not have made any of these major changes just before a long trip so if it proves to be a mistake it is all on me.

The route will start in Tacoma, WA and end in RI but the timed portion of the ride will be between Ocean Shores, WA and Rye, NY. This is the planned route:
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/CC50home25June2012.jpg)

As usual I will have SPOT with me and on but this time I will send an 'yellow flag' each time I get fuel. That should make it easy for everyone to follow the timing; normal marks on the route will be orange and uploaded about every twenty minutes or so. The yellow colored marks will indicate fueling stops, and if I abandon the trip I will leave a green "OK" mark to let everyone know that I am fine but have abandoned the timed run. Bear in mind that I have increased fuel capacity of the bike (hopefully... sigh) so I <should> be able to go something like 300 miles between fuel stops. This is the link for the SpotWalla link to follow my progress:

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=4cee4fe66ac9cd1c8 (http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=4cee4fe66ac9cd1c8)

Brian
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: MizzouMike on June 23, 2012, 07:59:06 pm
:popcorn:

got it bookmarked.   Good Luck!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: blue14 on June 23, 2012, 08:25:33 pm
This one should be a piece of cake......all tailwinds. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: CigarSki® on June 23, 2012, 08:37:25 pm
This one should be a piece of cake......all tailwinds. :thumbs:
And downhill...
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 23, 2012, 10:33:08 pm
As it stands I'll be there to see ya off for sure, we'll see how far I'll go, Spokane is scratched for sure.  I'll do a work up on the aux tank in another thread, but lets just throw a teaser out there, it's a mini epic undertaking to say the least.  Me thinks we should hook up a pyromoter to the spot ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 24, 2012, 05:57:07 am
Ready boys???  relax today, our fun begins tomorrow!  Back by popular demand (and since I had so much fun!), I'll be here once again to give updates as often as possible, pass along messages and answer any questions... Lets hope Mother Nature plays somewhere else this time!

See ya all tomorrow!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 24, 2012, 08:02:17 am
Well, good Morning Andrea!  Holler if'n we can be of any help.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Conrad on June 24, 2012, 08:16:38 am
Good luck Brian! 
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Bosco on June 24, 2012, 09:52:58 am
Good luck and be careful.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: booger on June 24, 2012, 04:01:08 pm
Good luck.

Hope the new Nolan doesn't prove too tight and squeeze your brains out through your ears and nose. My last new helmet gave me headaches I would thought could ony be associated with a cerebral hemorrage. ???

I will be following you on spotwalla.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on June 24, 2012, 06:17:46 pm
Funny you mention that- I wore the Nolan for a time today and it squeezed my head enough to cause my jaw to hurt. I guess the Nolan won't be making the trip east, at least not on my head :-(  Back to HJC for me.... they fit like I was the model for the size and shape. I am currently using a SY- MAX II so if the III holds the same sizing, it should fit me very well.

Brian

Good luck.

Hope the new Nolan doesn't prove too tight and squeeze your brains out through your ears and nose. My last new helmet gave me headaches I would thought could ony be associated with a cerebral hemorrage. ???

I will be following you on spotwalla.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Scaffolder on June 25, 2012, 03:04:24 am
Enjoy the trip and thank god for Michelins. I like my HJC FS-15 carbon very much. Fits like a glove and light weight.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: potshotpanda on June 25, 2012, 04:38:16 am
Good luck Brian.  Ride Safe.

Andrea, looking forward to your commentary as well.

Jeff
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: stevewfl on June 25, 2012, 05:56:29 am
Have  safe trip and have fun!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on June 25, 2012, 10:23:03 am
Just about packed and loaded, and after I get my gear I will be headed west to Ocean Shores. I am meeting Chet there so maybe he will upload a photo or two- perhaps a photo of me telling the 'cat joke' to the Pacific. :-)  Then probably a quick, light lunch, stock up on water and fuel and point east. I should be back in two days or so.

Brian
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: C1xRider on June 25, 2012, 10:26:42 am
Just found this thread.  Good luck to ya Brian!

I wish the weather had been a little better up that way, and my work schedule a little less demanding.  I wanted to ride up north to see your project.

I figured you must be getting a late start, since I just checked the Spot page, and it says you haven't left yet.

Chet, keep him out of that horrible traffic up there, so he doesn't spend the first 10 hours just getting to the snow on Snoqualmie Pass.   :)

Maybe with enough escort riders, he'll make it this time.  Anymore volunteers out there, to pick up where Chet has to turn back?

Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on June 25, 2012, 10:31:28 am
Yep, using a late start here so I do not get to the coast in NY during rush hour Wed. I am crossing the Hudson well north of the city but that area still gets pretty congested- if I leave Ocean Shores around 12:00 or a bit later, I should arrive in NY after rush hour has passed.

Chet already saved my bacon by having me check Snoqualmie for blasting which I was unaware of. There IS blasting this morning but it ends at 9:00 and I won't be there until the afternoon so I should be fine. Assuming they don't have an oopsie and blast a hole in the middle of the road of course :-)

Thanks for the well wishes and I should be back on the forum in a couple of days.

Brian

Just found this thread.  Good luck to ya Brian!

I wish the weather had been a little better up that way, and my work schedule a little less demanding.  I wanted to ride up north to see your project.

I figured you must be getting a late start, since I just checked the Spot page, and it says you haven't left yet.

Chet, keep him out of that horrible traffic up there, so he doesn't spend the first 10 hours just getting to the snow on Snoqualmie Pass.   :)

Maybe with enough escort riders, he'll make it this time.  Anymore volunteers out there, to pick up where Chet has to turn back?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Conrad on June 25, 2012, 10:44:03 am
Yep, using a late start here so I do not get to the coast in NY during rush hour Wed. I am crossing the Hudson well north of the city but that area still gets pretty congested- if I leave Ocean Shores around 12:00 or a bit later, I should arrive in NY after rush hour has passed.

Chet already saved my bacon by having me check Snoqualmie for blasting which I was unaware of. There IS blasting this morning but it ends at 9:00 and I won't be there until the afternoon so I should be fine. Assuming they don't have an oopsie and blast a hole in the middle of the road of course :-)

Thanks for the well wishes and I should be back on the forum in a couple of days.

Brian

That's what they do around Chicago, they call 'em pot holes though.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on June 25, 2012, 10:51:56 am
Ride safe and make sure you have fun.  CC50 part deaux!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 25, 2012, 11:41:43 am
SPOT's been activated and he's making his way to the west coast! AT Ocean Shores (I think) he'll get his pacific water,  hang with Chet for a moment (hopefully get some pics!), then get his timed receipt.... I'll talk to him next after he's gotten that and is back on the road heading east.....I'll keep you all posted!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Bosco on June 25, 2012, 03:12:17 pm
It looks like he is on his way.

Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 25, 2012, 04:11:14 pm
Yes he is!  Sorry I was delayed.....   :( 

The official start time is 12:53 (Pacific time) Chet road with him for a bit, he's gotten rained on a couple of times and his thermostat quit on him...

he's traveled 108 miles  - 2950 to go
avg speed 53.8
been on the road about 2 hours now

My vigil has officially begun, gotta go make my popcorn!

Andrea
 
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 25, 2012, 04:22:47 pm
So, I just made it home!  We started moving at 1300 sharp, dern gas station receipt tried cheating him of almost an hour so we moved to another station to get the start receipt fixed.  We rolled right on past Ft Lewis and I departed his slip stream at 1447.  He was in awesome spirits and sure appeared well rested.  I'll post up pics from the ocean, gas station and a couple while we were rolling.  I am deeply concerned that that Sturgis stop may have polluted him, seriously.  He has HIGHWAY PEGS :o
Anrea, if ya need anything or if Brian needs anything ya have my number, I'll be around till early Wednesday then I'll be in cell free land.  Don't hesitate.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 25, 2012, 04:30:02 pm
Thanks so much Chet for getting the pics,  can't wait to see them!  Once again he does seem to be in a great frame of mind ....which I guess is one of the more important things you would need for this type of endeavor.

Thanks once again for being there for both of us, it means a great deal!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 25, 2012, 05:28:38 pm
Thanks so much Chet for getting the pics,  can't wait to see them!  Once again he does seem to be in a great frame of mind ....which I guess is one of the more important things you would need for this type of endeavor.

Thanks once again for being there for both of us, it means a great deal!

Andrea
Your'e quite welcome.  If you speak with Brian in the next 15 minutes or so let him know the town is Ellensburg ( I had a brain fart, wanted to tell him where the states biggest speed trap is).
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 25, 2012, 05:47:23 pm
I just tried him, but it went right to VM, he's either in a spot with no service, or could be on the other line....not sure... :-\
he's generally very cautious about his speed though....One oopsie will blow the ride....so I'm sure he'll be ok....

thanks though!
Andrea

Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 25, 2012, 06:30:39 pm
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=33 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=33)
Pics of aux tank and departure.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 25, 2012, 07:24:49 pm
Gret pics Chet, thanks!!!  And you do all realize I'm sitting here laughing to myself, watching him tell me the "CAT" Joke!!!  OMG! He knew I would when I saw him too I'm sure.....hehehe....  I really hate that I'm so predictable....

Anyway, I'll be calling him again shortly, but last we spoke he was just getting ready for a fuel stop, .he had been on the road for 4 hours, 224 miles.  All was well at the time, he was cruising along at 72 (you had him a bit nervous about speed along there).

We discovered also, when we were figuring the times coming into NY, we were doing the time change backwards, so he should have left earlier...he's gonna come into RYE at about 4-5pm....not so great...oh well, nothing can be done about that now!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 25, 2012, 07:47:08 pm
You should be able to see a custom yellow flag showing at the fuel stop (don't know why the first one didn't work). 

Normally he tanks up while sitting on the bike.  Now with the new aux tank, he has to actually get off the bike to fill it, so he thinks it may be slowing him down more than the time saved by having that extra fuel......hmmm...dissapointing I would say. 

‎331 miles, 2722 mile to go...avg speed 59

sun's just starting to set

all is well...
Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 25, 2012, 09:17:23 pm
At least this time he aint riding backwards ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 26, 2012, 03:37:34 am
mornin all! 

Brian's at mile marker 392 in Montana now.....only one car in is rearview mirror.

856 miles in; 13hrs 18mins; avg speed 64.3

he passed by an awful head on accident in the  I-90 West bound lanes...otherwise, dark and uneventfull.
all is well!

Andrea


Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Bosco on June 26, 2012, 05:24:02 am
His first fuel stop was about 300 miles. After that the fuel stops have been only about 200 miles. Is he having trouble with the auxiliary fuel tank.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on June 26, 2012, 05:55:36 am
Almost into Wyoming!  Brian seems to be making good time, hopefully he gets the hang of refueling to maximize his time on the road.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 26, 2012, 08:09:23 am
His first fuel stop was about 300 miles. After that the fuel stops have been only about 200 miles. Is he having trouble with the auxiliary fuel tank.
Not sure if he's having trouble but part of his plan was to give it a try and then keep it as a reserve. 
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 26, 2012, 08:25:37 am
correct...no trouble at all...... he just feels he was using more time by getting off the bike to fill that tank, then he does stopping every 200 miles.  He can pull in, swipe his card and fill up VERY quickly.  As you said he now has it as a reserve should the need arise.

Spoke to him last on my commute, so couldn't write any stats down......but he did say his avg speed is climbing, which is great, he'll need it!

Andrea


Not sure if he's having trouble but part of his plan was to give it a try and then keep it as a reserve.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on June 26, 2012, 08:55:58 am
Hopefully Strugis doesn't hold him hostage again.  I wouldn't be able to bear the sight of a C14 with leather tassles and chrome doodads hanging off of it.   ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 26, 2012, 10:39:32 am
Latest update...in South Dakota it's clear & sunny but HOT...it's down to about 88 from 102!!!  those supposed tail winds don't seem to be with him though....mileage is down to 38mpg :(

He's figuring he should soon have a "Bun Burner Gold" under his belt (1500miles in 24hrs)! 8)

1388 miles; 20hrs 28mins; 67.7 avg speed 

He feels great, all is well!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: okxd45 on June 26, 2012, 10:58:12 am
 :popcorn:
Go Brian go!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 26, 2012, 12:30:05 pm
he's half way there! 

1520 miles; 22hrs 16min; 68.2 avg speed

he's gonna have to short tank the next stop to be sure he gets the BBG cert...
its still hot, he's passed lots of construction and is currently stuck behind a truck going 52 and has been for sometime....
he was a bit aggravated by it all.....  :(

But still feeling well and in general doing great!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Conrad on June 26, 2012, 12:34:55 pm
What route will he be taking near Chicago?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 26, 2012, 12:44:34 pm
I believe he should be dropping down to I-29S in Sioux Falls, then hopping on I-80E for most of the remainder, which is what he'll be on thru Chicago.

Unless something comes up that would cause him to detour...at this moment he's not anticipating any problems with that plan.

Andrea


What route will he be taking near Chicago?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: stevewfl on June 26, 2012, 12:48:32 pm
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 26, 2012, 01:29:42 pm
He should have a solid BBG!  1590 miles in 23.5 hours!!!  ;D

Still stuck in lots of heavy contruction really slowing him down and it's VERY windy...could barely hear him, so the conversation was cut very short... :( so until next time.

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: tweeter55 on June 26, 2012, 03:25:11 pm
He will hit some road construction on Interstate 80 west of Interstate 35 for about 10-12 miles my brother said. 1 lane in both directions @ 55mph or so. Good luck with the rest of the trip.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: lt1 on June 26, 2012, 04:04:31 pm
Grats on the BBG!  While I question the motivation, I admire the effort, planning and determination.  Hope you get your 2nd CC50, Brian.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 26, 2012, 04:54:42 pm
He's at the 1780 mile mark;   he's been at it for 26.5 hours and he's avg 67.5 mph  booya!!  ;D

It's proven quite tedious at times between the construction & the wind.....apologies to the few folks who have called and he just couldn't answer......   There's been a few of our calls where I just get the stats from him & that's it....it has not be pleasant for him chit chatting for some time now....  and I imagine it will get somewhat worse as he tires.  We shall see!

I've passed along all you're well wishes, thanks to you all!!! 

Now the hard part begins the 2nd 24 hours......

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: stevewfl on June 26, 2012, 07:05:19 pm
nice! (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 26, 2012, 07:49:02 pm
1948 miles; 29hrs 7mins; avg speed 67mph!!  :-*

aside from construction everywhere....his biggest issue lately has been his fuel stops....closed stations & such; not much available on the highway.... that should change as he comes further east and they become much more plentiful.  However, with that said, he has had 75mins of "stop time" with 10 stops....so he's avg'd 7.5 min per stop.  Some of those stops he's gone inside to stock up on water & such.   So he's making great time as far as that goes, imo.

the temps are finally dropping, it's cooler, dry and the winds are gone.  Now as the sun is setting, his eye's will be peeled for Bambi (the forrest rat).

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 26, 2012, 11:11:08 pm
Well, I'm all packed up for the fam vac, leaving tomorow AM early so I will follow as I can.  Andrea, your'e an awesome lady married to a really good guy.  I sure look forward to seeing the end results.  Make sure you have lots of soap and hot water handy, he's gonna stink worse then a young pup in from a cow pasture ;D  You may want to explain the cat joke, not sure how many have seen his version ;)  He also has this really good little Johhny joke, but we'll save that for the campfire ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 02:58:23 am
Thanks that's sweet of you to say  :-[ & we hope you and your family have a wonderful vacation!! 
I hadn't thought about the smelly part, since I didn't have the luxury of meeting him at the end last year's ride.....  :o
I just spoke to him and he does sound great!
 
he's at 2424; 36.hrs 42mins; 66.2avg speed
according to zoomo he's got 667miles to go to the gas station in Rye....

Andrea



Well, I'm all packed up for the fam vac, leaving tomorow AM early so I will follow as I can.  Andrea, your'e an awesome lady married to a really good guy.  I sure look forward to seeing the end results.  Make sure you have lots of soap and hot water handy, he's gonna stink worse then a young pup in from a cow pasture ;D  You may want to explain the cat joke, not sure how many have seen his version ;)  He also has this really good little Johhny joke, but we'll save that for the campfire ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 27, 2012, 04:07:07 am
I'll give him a shout in a coupla hours, gotta see how the hoof is holding out ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 05:11:10 am
Mornin all!  He's coming in on the home stretch! 
@6:47 this morning he was 53 miles out of cleveland, OH

he was at 2562miles; about 39.5hours; avg speed 66.0

zoomo says there's 535miles left to go!!!

Andrea

Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: rcannon409 on June 27, 2012, 06:21:33 am
I really enjoy getting up and sprinting to the computer to see how th0e night went.  Do you suppose we can talk him into doing another in a week or two?   
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 06:38:17 am
I really enjoy getting up and sprinting to the computer to see how th0e night went.  Do you suppose we can talk him into doing another in a week or two?

Gee let me think.... :nuts:  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 08:16:49 am
OK folks....getting down to the wire....  he has 327 miles to go AND he may be able to make it on his current tank, meaning no more stops!  That would bring him into RYE at about 2:48 barring any traffic jams, or other delays.

He's got 2770 miles under his belt; been at it for about 44hours; ave speed is 65.7   8)

If anyone is able to meet him...please take pics!!!!

Andrea

Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 10:46:08 am
You may have seen the spot stop....I just got off the phone with Brian and here's the deal....he's ok at the moment, but was not feeling well, lightheaded and just felt "funny" as he put it, so he's pulled off the road and is resting.

He's waiting to get checked out by medics at the moment, and has no desire to get back on the bike.  I'm sure a combination of heat, no sleep & a small amount of dehydration thrown in there is what was talking to him.

I'll let you all know when I hear from him again.......
so close........

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: tweeter55 on June 27, 2012, 10:53:19 am
Our prayers are with him he is alright & our fingers are crossed he can finish it.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: wally_games on June 27, 2012, 11:04:55 am
All thinking of him and wishing him well. Hope he can continue, but not if he has to risk his life to do so. What is he, about 250 miles short?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 11:13:06 am
All thinking of him and wishing him well. Hope he can continue, but not if he has to risk his life to do so. What is he, about 250 miles short?

thanks for the well wishes and yes, just about 250 left to go..... But is he is a very cautious person and wouldn't push himself unnecessarily.

I don't imagine he'll be finishing the ride....I could imagine a possiblity of a ride to the local hospital & a bike tow...then he'll deal with coming home another day.... But this is me guessing, as I'm still waiting to hear what the medic's say......

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: wally_games on June 27, 2012, 11:17:27 am
thanks for the well wishes and yes, just about 250 left to go..... But is he is a very cautious person and wouldn't push himself unnecessarily.

I don't imagine he'll be finishing the ride....I could imagine a possiblity of a ride to the local hospital & a bike tow...then he'll deal with coming home another day.... But this is me guessing, as I'm still waiting to hear what the medic's say......

Andrea

What time is his official 50 hour mark?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: okxd45 on June 27, 2012, 11:19:26 am
I'm in Hershey, but can't get out of work. Any other PA'ers up around I-80 that can help a fellow rider? Best wishes and prayers Brian!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 11:22:14 am
What time is his official 50 hour mark?

hmmm... if memory serves me he left at 12:53pst so that's 3:53est so it 50hrs would be 5:53pm   however, when I talked to him, he felt it was irrelevant...had no desire to get back on the bike at the moment..... we shall see.

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: lt1 on June 27, 2012, 11:35:22 am
I'm glad he wasn't so exhausted that his judgement failed him.  It'll be good to hear he's back home safe and sound, even w/o another scalp hanging from his belt.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 11:42:03 am
I'm glad he wasn't so exhausted that his judgement failed him.  It'll be good to hear he's back home safe and sound, even w/o another scalp hanging from his belt.

agreed!!! A bit frustrated waiting to hear....phones going right to VM....
Good news is he's promised to NEVER do one of these again!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 02:58:51 pm
Just so you all know, the CAT joke is spreading wildly thru PA....hehehe

Right now he's at a local ER, getting wonderful care...being re-hydrated as we speak.....NOt sure yet when he'll be released. 

He's feels badly for putting everyone thru this ordeal.....and wanted to say THANKS to you all!!

Andrea

Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: blue14 on June 27, 2012, 03:05:49 pm
Is way better to get off than to fall off.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Conrad on June 27, 2012, 03:11:28 pm
I'm glad to hear that Brian is alright and getting the care that he needs.

 :thumbs:

If he ever thinks about doing this again we'll have to have him fitted for a different kind of jacket.

(http://sj.blacksteel.com/jim/Jb-50.jpg)
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: fartymarty on June 27, 2012, 03:15:25 pm

He's feels badly for putting everyone thru this ordeal.....and wanted to say THANKS to you all!!

Andrea

Yeah...he owes us big time for what he's put us through... ;D...I almost said that without laughing.
I'm glad he is OK and in good hands, and I'm glad for you that he's made that never again promise.
Thanks for the updates Andrea.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 04:22:15 pm
I will definately be getting one of these to have around!!!

Thanks for the chuckle!!!
Andrea





If he ever thinks about doing this again we'll have to have him fitted for a different kind of jacket.

([url]http://sj.blacksteel.com/jim/Jb-50.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: rcannon409 on June 27, 2012, 04:31:08 pm
As far as I'm concerned, he made it.   I'm glad he is ok. or will be.  If we gave Wyoming to Canada (if they'll take it) he'd have made it with miles to spare.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 04:59:25 pm
 :goodpost:

thanks!

As far as I'm concerned, he made it.   I'm glad he is ok. or will be.  If we gave Wyoming to Canada (if they'll take it) he'd have made it with miles to spare.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: CigarSki® on June 27, 2012, 05:21:10 pm
Some guys will do anything to get out of mowing the lawn... ;)
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 27, 2012, 05:26:33 pm
HA!   So you think!!!  The battery is dead in the tractor...I bought a new one, but it's sitting there waiting for his return.... :o
If the neighbors don't like it, I'll invite them over to do it for me :rotflmao:

Andrea

Some guys will do anything to get out of mowing the lawn... ;)
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: okxd45 on June 27, 2012, 08:21:49 pm
So glad he stopped and is gettin' some fluids. At 42, I cant begin to fathom pulling off that ride. Brian can take pride in the fact that he as already kicked the CC50 in the buttocks...On a side note, I sure hope the cat joke makes it down here to Hershey!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: CigarSki® on June 28, 2012, 04:06:09 am
On a side note, I sure hope the cat joke makes it down here to Hershey!
Be careful about what you wish for... ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 28, 2012, 10:11:48 am
He's good, says Hi to All!  He'll be getting released around 1 and will be taking a slower (less highway) route home.   YAY!!! 

Thanks for all the prayers!! They must have worked!!   :thumbs:

Andrea

Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: fartymarty on June 28, 2012, 11:02:40 am
and will be taking a slower (less highway) route home.

Have him turn the Spot back on, we have all become so addicted to ride eavesdropping that we'll watch a slower
curvier ride as well!

He's good, says Hi to All!  He'll be getting released around 1... YAY!!! 

Great news!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 28, 2012, 11:38:21 am
Spot was just turned back on!

Andrea

Have him turn the Spot back on, we have all become so addicted to ride eavesdropping that we'll watch a slower
curvier ride as well!

Great news!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: stevewfl on June 28, 2012, 12:03:30 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 28, 2012, 12:15:57 pm
I'll give him a shout in a coupla hours, gotta see how the hoof is holding out ;D

Hi Chet,
Brian says to tell you "Mr. Elk Hoof got one!"

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 28, 2012, 12:35:40 pm
He's back on the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 28, 2012, 02:50:50 pm
Dam glad to hear he's ok and on the way at a more leisurely pace...
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: andreaF on June 28, 2012, 08:57:20 pm
He's home!!!!!!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: ZG on June 28, 2012, 09:37:24 pm
Great read, thanks! I missed the entire thing because I was on vaca for the past week but just read it from the beginning, very cool!  8)

Congrats Brian, glad you made it home safe brutha!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: lt1 on June 28, 2012, 11:34:39 pm
He's home!!!!!!

Fantastic!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Supatramp on June 29, 2012, 09:33:07 am
Glad you got home OK Brian, at least you had enough sense to pull over, instead of ricocheting off the Penn. Turnpikes cement median, like I did.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: stevewfl on June 29, 2012, 10:25:44 am
Congrats to him, and epic thread, thanks (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on June 29, 2012, 10:55:58 am
I am home and resting up. Too tired to post much right now but it was an interesting ride.... maybe a new catagory is in order: Coast to Coast in 100 hours with a cardiac stress- test in the middle. :-(   Everything is great and I will post more later and I promise at least a couple of laughs, starting with Mr. Elkhoof and the two truck operator....

Brian
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 29, 2012, 11:01:59 am
So has this convinced you to not push as much during high heat summers?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: blue14 on June 29, 2012, 11:07:03 am
I am home and resting up. Too tired to post much right now but it was an interesting ride.... maybe a new catagory is in order: Coast to Coast in 100 hours with a cardiac stress- test in the middle. :-(   Everything is great and I will post more later and I promise at least a couple of laughs, starting with Mr. Elkhoof and the two truck operator....

Brian

A new category, the CC100w/CSTITM.   Best of all now that we got Obamacare the stress test is free.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on June 29, 2012, 06:19:43 pm
Sort of.... it has finally taught me not to be abusive and totally negligent about my own needs on such a demanding trip. I really do not know what happened but I did suffer some kind of physical breakdown, whether it was heat, heart or hydration related. I did not stop due to a smart decision, I stopped simply because I could not continue. I first stopped on the side of I-80, changed some of the gear I was wearing and tried to continue but I didn't make much distance at all before stopping and giving the PA emergency network a workout (911).

But so as not to make this story too morbid, allow me to digress a bit- while in WA, Chet gave me the Pacific Northwest version of a lucky rabbit's foot and it looks like this: (http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/P1010013.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/P1010014.jpg)

It looks like a whitetail deer hoof but much, much larger. It is an elk's hoof (which is why I call it Mr. Elkhoof) and I strapped it to the back of the bike for the ride home. It is much more lucky than any rabbit's foot (look at the size of it) and it seems to ward off all members of the deer family (the proof is that I did not hit a single forest rat on the way home. In addition to that, it seems to have strange and mystical power much like KiPass.

It is a long story but my bike was towed from where I left it (via ambulance) to a local impound yard. When picking up the bike the  next day, Bob (tow company employee) asked me what in the hell that was strapped to the bike. Apparently he was down on his knees running a nylon web sling through the wheels WHEN SUDDENLY he looked up and was staring right at Mr. Elkhoof- it surprised him enough that he jumped back and fell down. All hail the elk foot.... So now I have my all- powerful talisman to mount to the bike and ward off any and all evil that KiPass itself cannot deal with. By the way, it worked on the EMT too because he was kind enough to grab as much of my gear as possible (including all GPS's, SPOT, the entire top box, etc.- what a great bunch of people!) but he said he wasn't comfortable picking up 'that foot- thing'. ROFLMAO

Brian


So has this convinced you to not push as much during high heat summers?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 29, 2012, 06:35:18 pm
The only problem I had on my leisurely trip out west two years ago, was a charlie horse in my leg that put me on the ground in agony.  It wouldn't stop and I though I would have to call the hotel desk to get an ambulance.  It was that bad.  I attribute that to the heat and not drinking or stopping enough.  That convinced me that long arduous trips on a bike in the heat aren't worth the potential physical after effects.

We're all glad you still had enough sense to stop when you did and call for help.  I'm not so sure that I would have that same sense being that close to home relatively speaking.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Conrad on June 30, 2012, 06:18:28 am
Sort of.... it has finally taught me not to be abusive and totally negligent about my own needs on such a demanding trip. I really do not know what happened but I did suffer some kind of physical breakdown, whether it was heat, heart or hydration related. I did not stop due to a smart decision, I stopped simply because I could not continue. I first stopped on the side of I-80, changed some of the gear I was wearing and tried to continue but I didn't make much distance at all before stopping and giving the PA emergency network a workout (911).

But so as not to make this story too morbid, allow me to digress a bit- while in WA, Chet gave me the Pacific Northwest version of a lucky rabbit's foot and it looks like this: ([url]http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/P1010013.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/P1010014.jpg[/url])

It looks like a whitetail deer hoof but much, much larger. It is an elk's hoof (which is why I call it Mr. Elkhoof) and I strapped it to the back of the bike for the ride home. It is much more lucky than any rabbit's foot (look at the size of it) and it seems to ward off all members of the deer family (the proof is that I did not hit a single forest rat on the way home. In addition to that, it seems to have strange and mystical power much like KiPass.

It is a long story but my bike was towed from where I left it (via ambulance) to a local impound yard. When picking up the bike the  next day, Bob (tow company employee) asked me what in the hell that was strapped to the bike. Apparently he was down on his knees running a nylon web sling through the wheels WHEN SUDDENLY he looked up and was staring right at Mr. Elkhoof- it surprised him enough that he jumped back and fell down. All hail the elk foot.... So now I have my all- powerful talisman to mount to the bike and ward off any and all evil that KiPass itself cannot deal with. By the way, it worked on the EMT too because he was kind enough to grab as much of my gear as possible (including all GPS's, SPOT, the entire top box, etc.- what a great bunch of people!) but he said he wasn't comfortable picking up 'that foot- thing'. ROFLMAO

Brian


Well it's a good thing that you weren't trying to make this story too morbid Brian.  :o

And BTW? You may want to rethink mounting your new lucky charm to your bike anytime soon. I'd say that the luck wasn't working so well on you. On the flip side of that argument. Maybe what happened to you was good luck, perhaps something else might have happened without the foot?

How lucky was the elk though and he had 4 of them?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Scaffolder on June 30, 2012, 06:23:20 am
Glad you are OK. I won't push my limits anymore either. I have to blame age a little. I worked 64 hours last week while running the bike to work and back (about 200 miles per day). Thursday I was at lunch and started cramping up all over and should have called it a day. Worked another 6 hours and rode home. Had to stop 7 or 8 times on my ride home. I should have V-lined to an ER, but big tough guy had to go home. I saw my muscles do thinks I never thought possible. I had muscles pushing through my rib cage.. Evert muscle I have was in serious pain and freezing up. So I got stuck taking the cage for the next 2 days. 1 week later and I still feel beat up.
I hope you didn't have any of those feelings.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on June 30, 2012, 07:53:43 am
I think Mr. Elkhoof was a perfect lucky charm- I didn't have a single deer strike for the entire ride and that is enough for me. But the hoof went on and protected my abandoned bike from vandals, and there wasn't so much as a scratch on it after being lifted in a pair of slings onto the tow truck.

And I am not normally a morbid person- in fact, I could probably use a little bit more morbidity now and then.

Brian

Well it's a good thing that you weren't trying to make this story too morbid Brian.  :o

And BTW? You may want to rethink mounting your new lucky charm to your bike anytime soon. I'd say that the luck wasn't working so well on you. On the flip side of that argument. Maybe what happened to you was good luck, perhaps something else might have happened without the foot?

How lucky was the elk though and he had 4 of them?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on June 30, 2012, 08:22:35 am
Well I may push my limits again in the future but I will never again be downright abusive to myself. It is one thing to press and try to acheive something that is difficult but it is quite a different thing to be downright foolish while doing so. I was badly dehydrated and that was absolutely my own fault for not drinking nearly enough water even in the 102 degree F heat of South Dakota. And I was avoiding water to avoid having to stop and use the facilities along the way- as I said, stupid on my part.

It sounds like you did escape the worst of it though so in an odd way your experience is probably just a fortunate and <fairly cheap> warning. That is how I am taking my experience- a significant but relatively cheap lesson. It is one thing to push a machine (mechanical or biological) and expect a lot from it but it is another thing entirely to be abusive- running a biological machine (us) without sufficient attention is identical to running a mechanical machine (the bike) without crankcase oil. That is not being tough, that is just being stupid and abusive.

Best of luck in your recovery. I feel pretty lousy today myself but it is a good, normal kind of lousy (tired and sore) which is a tremendous improvement over the lousy of the last couple of days.

Brian


Glad you are OK. I won't push my limits anymore either. I have to blame age a little. I worked 64 hours last week while running the bike to work and back (about 200 miles per day). Thursday I was at lunch and started cramping up all over and should have called it a day. Worked another 6 hours and rode home. Had to stop 7 or 8 times on my ride home. I should have V-lined to an ER, but big tough guy had to go home. I saw my muscles do thinks I never thought possible. I had muscles pushing through my rib cage.. Evert muscle I have was in serious pain and freezing up. So I got stuck taking the cage for the next 2 days. 1 week later and I still feel beat up.
I hope you didn't have any of those feelings.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: blue14 on June 30, 2012, 10:17:28 am
Maybe that spare fuel tank shouldn't be for holding fuel? :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: CigarSki® on June 30, 2012, 10:30:14 am
There's always the Texas Catheter / Camelback combo. In and out in one easy process.  ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: C1xRider on June 30, 2012, 06:01:45 pm
Glad to hear you made it home safely.

So how is Kirby getting along with your new lucky charm?

Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: CigarSki® on June 30, 2012, 07:28:18 pm
He was doing fine...until, SUDDENLY and without warning, he contracted Brucellosis from the Elk remnant.
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: rcannon409 on July 01, 2012, 08:08:56 am
Brian, if you ever have the time, I'd love to hear the long version of the trip.  I dont think I can comprehend what a persons mind must go through on a journey like this, and It woudl be amazing to hear more.

Glad you back, and safe.  I can imagine what that call to 911 sounded like........."Sir, you have been doing WHAT?"....."Did you say riding your motorcycle for the past 48 hours without sleep?"
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on July 11, 2012, 11:20:41 am
They are the best of friends and have never made any movement whatsoever to move apart! It amazed me because there are so many differences, different species, different accents (Kirby originates in the East while Mr. Elkhoof was from the Pacific Northwest), different ages (Kirby is much younger) different diets, etc., etc. But the two of them get along like two frozen peas in a pod- they are nearly inseperable.

Here they are just hanging out:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/KirbyandMrElkhoofhangingout.jpg)

Here they are leaning against each other for support: (this is also their riding mode, pointed into the wind for less wind resistance)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/KirbyandMrElkhoofinridingstance.jpg)

Raring to go:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/KirbyandMrElkhoofleaningagainsteachother.jpg)

Brian



Glad to hear you made it home safely.

So how is Kirby getting along with your new lucky charm?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Conrad on July 11, 2012, 11:30:33 am
Hey Brian,

What's that on Kurby's leg, he wasn't injured was he?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: wally_games on July 11, 2012, 11:34:26 am
Looks like Kirby got a little dehydrated on the trip too.  ;)
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: okxd45 on July 11, 2012, 11:42:43 am
Glad to hear that Kirby had no issues with jealousy.... ;)  They do seem quite inseparable!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on July 11, 2012, 11:47:40 am
Nah, Kirby is tough.  That is the wrist band that he had to wear to be in the group photo at the Spring Fling. Cap'n Bob said that only banquet guests should be in the photo so Kirby ponied up (pardon that expression) and got hisself a banquet ticket and indentifying wrist band. He was so happy with it that I have not had the heart to take it off of his 'wrist' yet.

Here is Kirby at the Spring Fling enjoying a refreshing cup of Del's lemonade (local drink):

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/KirbylikesDelstoo2JPG.jpg)

Brian

Hey Brian,

What's that on Kurby's leg, he wasn't injured was he?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on July 24, 2012, 03:42:02 pm
A few photos taken during the failed legs of the trip:

This is where I get the Atlantic water at the start of the ride, Kirby Lane in Rye, NY <chuckle>:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/DSCN2803.jpg)

This was about the half- way point of the ride west when I bailed out- I got caught in the storm while fueling and moved the bike up to this overhang in front of a closed restaurant to wait it out:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/DSCN2804.jpg)

The storm was kinda' nasty and it wasn't in any particular hurry to clear, the rain was heavy but what actually stopped me was the gigantic hail that I did not think I could ride through at highway speeds:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/DSCN2805.jpg)

This is Chet and I at the Pacific at the start of the ride back. I know it is off center but I put the camera in my top box and wedged it against some stuff:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/DSCN2810.jpg)

I am still trying to do a write- up on the failed ride home. Will post it when it is done.

Brian
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: CigarSki® on July 24, 2012, 07:08:45 pm
http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/IronButt_1002_62-66_Hot.pdf (http://www.zggtr.org/wlmailhtml:{3CCE8CE4-E6A0-4B80-B2C1-CCCF5DFE7924}mid://00000018/!x-usc:http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/IronButt_1002_62-66_Hot.pdf)
 
http://www.michaelpadway.com/motorcycle-addict/hot-weather-riding-and-dehydration/ (http://www.michaelpadway.com/motorcycle-addict/hot-weather-riding-and-dehydration/)
http://www.ldriders.com/riding-in-the-heat.html (http://www.zggtr.org/wlmailhtml:{3CCE8CE4-E6A0-4B80-B2C1-CCCF5DFE7924}mid://00000018/!x-usc:http://www.ldriders.com/riding-in-the-heat.html)
http://www.fjr-tips.org/rides/heat.txt (http://www.zggtr.org/wlmailhtml:{3CCE8CE4-E6A0-4B80-B2C1-CCCF5DFE7924}mid://00000018/!x-usc:http://www.fjr-tips.org/rides/heat.txt)
http://www.btosports.com/moto-news/motocross-news/the-importance-of-hydration-while-riding-motorcycles/ (http://www.btosports.com/moto-news/motocross-news/the-importance-of-hydration-while-riding-motorcycles/)
http://motorcycle-intelligence.com/hot-weather-survival-tactics/114/ (http://www.zggtr.org/wlmailhtml:{3CCE8CE4-E6A0-4B80-B2C1-CCCF5DFE7924}mid://00000018/!x-usc:http://motorcycle-intelligence.com/hot-weather-survival-tactics/114/)
http://www.rescuethree.com/html/dehydration.html (http://www.zggtr.org/wlmailhtml:{3CCE8CE4-E6A0-4B80-B2C1-CCCF5DFE7924}mid://00000018/!x-usc:http://www.rescuethree.com/html/dehydration.html)
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: AlbertaDoug on September 05, 2014, 10:07:47 pm
Good read Brian.  :chugbeer: to you for your efforts. Do you still have Mr. Elk hoof.  ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: B.D.F. on September 06, 2014, 07:18:49 am
The better read was the one where I made it but that went in the great foumnami of 2011 :-(   

Have Mr. Elkhoof? Of course! He rides with me everywhere up on the top of the top box so he can enjoy the view. He is still making new friends.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/AngelampMrElkhoof004.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/AngelampMrElkhoof004.jpg.html)

Hanging out with Kirby....
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/KirbyandMrElkhoofhangingout.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/KirbyandMrElkhoofhangingout.jpg.html)

By the way, this is a photo of me holding my Rye, NY and Ocean Shore, WA recipts outside of the store in Ocean Shore at the end of a coast- to- coast run (the successful one in just under 48 hours). The fatigue is obvious but I am standing on my hind legs like my ancestors :-)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/MeatendCC502.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/MeatendCC502.jpg.html)

Brian

Good read Brian.  :chugbeer: to you for your efforts. Do you still have Mr. Elk hoof.  ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on September 06, 2014, 11:36:08 am
For those interested in completing a CC50, I still have a couple hooves as a memento of the great event!!
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Conrad on September 07, 2014, 06:01:50 am
For those interested in completing a CC50, I still have a couple hooves as a memento of the great event!!

It must be hard for you to find shoes that fit correctly eh?
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: Son of Pappy on September 07, 2014, 11:09:28 am
It must be hard for you to find shoes that fit correctly eh?
Sandals.  Perfect for the Pacific and Atlantic sands ;D
Title: Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
Post by: fartymarty on September 08, 2014, 08:00:58 am
Do you still have Mr. Elk hoof.  ;D


([url]http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f82/BDF08012008/AngelampMrElkhoof004.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s45.photobucket.com/user/BDF08012008/media/AngelampMrElkhoof004.jpg.html[/url])


(http://fartymarty.smugmug.com/Other/COG-National-2014/i-vWtzKz4/0/L/20140621_091213_easyHDR-L.jpg)

Apparently Mr Elkhoof has become an almost indestructible chew toy.