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IBA CC50
« on: June 05, 2011, 01:15:34 pm »
Per my previous posting about this, I will be trying for a coast- to- coast trip in 50 hours starting tomorrow. For anyone who wants to have a peek and see my progress (or lack of progress), I will be using a SPOT locator to leave a series of locations as I go. Spot will update every 10 minutes with a current location although it does miss one and sometimes more cycles before it recovers and again yields the current location. My SPOT data is located here:

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=2ed64debc2480041f

See everybody in a <couple, maybe> of days.

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 02:43:35 pm »
God speed, Brian, and may good weather pave a clear and open path for your journey!
I'll be watching your progress, with a hint of envy.. 8)
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 09:12:40 am »
Well I see Brian is on his way and past New Haven, CT., on I-95. Headed SW towards NYC.

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 09:43:56 am »
Weird that the SPOT software shows the motorcycle going backwards! Hope that isn't the reality.  8)

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 10:45:23 am »
I wonder if he secrew up and had to turn around? Or maybe he's being hurt by the Westchester traffic getting toward NYC?  :o

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 11:50:08 am »
OK, Brian is on I-80 headed west. Chicago here he comes!

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 12:30:06 pm »
What was his official CC50 starting point? I'm guessing down Capt. Harbor or thereabouts. Right? Otherwise the route seems a little wrong.

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2011, 12:34:33 pm »
OK, Brian has crossed over into Pennsylvania, and is by Rt33. Go buddy, go!!!!   :popcorn:

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2011, 12:38:13 pm »
What was his official CC50 starting point? I'm guessing down Capt. Harbor or thereabouts. Right? Otherwise the route seems a little wrong.

The starting point was Rye, NY and the ending point will be Ocean Shores, WA for a total of 3001 miles. That's why it looks like a goof up!  ;D

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2011, 03:23:45 pm »
The starting point was Rye, NY and the ending point will be Ocean Shores, WA for a total of 3001 miles. That's why it looks like a goof up!  ;D

What we need here from one of the people with some flash skills and too much spare time on their hands is an elapsed time clock so we can see how Brian is doing compared to how freakin' far he still has to go!

He's still in PA and looks like he'll be there for a while. "Landscape" oriented states are a bitch to get across, compared to the "portrait" states.  ;D

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2011, 06:50:41 pm »
Well he's about midway between Toledo and Cleveland now. He's doing OK, I think!  :o

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2011, 07:26:11 pm »
This is very interesting. I wish for him good luck and to be safe.

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2011, 08:19:40 pm »
Just checked and he's almost through Ohio, headed into Indiana.   Drive safe!
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2011, 08:57:43 pm »
Looks like he should clear Chicago in the middle of the night. After that it should be clear sailing and will be more of head game to keep himself alert. He can make some time in the western states for sure.
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011, 10:25:10 pm »
Entering the suburbs of Chicago, Should keep him awake 'til 1am.
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2011, 10:50:25 pm »
Good stuff!

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2011, 10:59:38 pm »
Looks like low 60s when he gets here, hopefully the Kaw gods are smiling and we get to meet up for the last stretch.
Go Brian Go!!

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 02:03:11 am »
Well it's about 4AM EST. I just checked in and see that he is near Davenport Iowa. He must be around the 1,000 mile mark or better by now. It's definetly more than 1,000 miles from his home. He had to ride a good ways just to get to the starting point of Rye NY! Go Brian, Go!   :thumbs:

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 06:35:43 am »
I just checked in on him again. He looks to be in the area north of Omaha. He's headed more north now. I look again in a little bit if I can find time.
 { It seems he did have to back track right after getting his beach water in Rye yes at the very start! ...the atm wouldn't spit out a receipt, so he had to go find a gas station.  Then a crazy women was flying by him and prevented him from making his exit, but he thought that back-tracking a little was the safer bet! }
 By the time he got to Illinois, he had is average speed up to about 68MPH. And that was just before 10 last night.  I don't know the exact time of the start. But from the info I have, I think the official start was approximately Monday, noon time EST! After the first 10 hours on the road he reported that he felt great. I don't have an update this morning though.   ;)

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011, 06:45:06 am »
I plugged in his route from the water grab till about now and have him at about 1300 miles, give or take.  He will have a bun burner gold in his pocket pretty easily by noon.  I hope he grabs a power nap after that. I am in MN and we are expecting near 100 degrees today. Not sure what South Dak is supposed to be, but she could be a hot one!
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