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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #15 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?

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #16 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.

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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?
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2012, 10:51:56 am »
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #19 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!

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2012, 03:12:17 pm »
It looks like he is on his way.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #21 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!

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #22 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
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #23 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!

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #24 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).

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #25 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!
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #27 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!

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #28 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. 

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2012, 09:17:23 pm »
At least this time he aint riding backwards ;D