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Offline B.D.F.

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CC 50 certification
« on: August 13, 2011, 04:21:18 pm »
This is sort of a follow up to and the end of the story that started here: http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=1202.msg11751#msg11751
and continued on here: http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=2286.0

This is the final installment, I promise....

So I got home from the COG National today (Sat., 13 August 2011) and found a big envelope from the Iron Butt Association waiting for me. I thought that that alone was pretty good evidence because "We regret to inform you that your application for a Coast to Coast in 50 hours has been rejected...." would not take that big of an envelope. Sure enough, it was the IBA certification and certificate for the CC 50 I rode in June. The official take on it is ".... from the Atlantic Ocean near Rye, New York to the Pacific Ocean near Hoquiam, Washington in less than 50 hours....". The certified mileage is 3,086, which is not much less than what my log showed; the IBA adjusts the 'certified' mileage down to whatever amount is the least possible to touch all the points documented. It is also a way around any possible odometer error. The ride was certified as a 50 cc Quest Gold, and included in the package was a list of the 44 other people who have been certified for this same run (any northern coast to coast route that is longer than the NY, NY to San Francisco, CA distance).

So of course I am relieved that the ride was actually accepted and a little proud that I did both the run and sufficiently correct paperwork (documentation) to satisfy the minimum requirements. I am not normally much of a 'sticker guy' and don't have any on my vehicles but I think I will put the 50 CC pin on my license plate bracket.



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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 05:46:51 pm »
Cool.
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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 06:18:11 am »
Way to go!
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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 06:40:39 am »
Nice... now put that on the bike!  8)
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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 06:41:40 am »
Very cool! Congratulations!
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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 08:52:32 am »
Congrats on the ride.
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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 07:27:26 pm »
Congrats! I followed your trip in the virtual world. One of these days, gotta try doing this.

Definitely put the sticker on the bike/truck/bedroom ceiling --- wherever it will do you the most good.

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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 08:42:10 pm »
Well done!!  A buddy and I hope to knock that out one of these days as well.  I think we both need to toughen up a bit first though. ::)

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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 09:23:41 pm »
Congrats Brian!  :chugbeer:

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Re: CC 50 certification
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 02:36:27 pm »
Thanks everybody for the congrats.

As to this specific post, I don't think I want anything that implies endurance in my bedroom. False promises yield unreasonable expectations.....  :D  I think I will just hang one of those pins on the license plate frame and leave it at that.

Brian


Congrats! I followed your trip in the virtual world. One of these days, gotta try doing this.

Definitely put the sticker on the bike/truck/bedroom ceiling --- wherever it will do you the most good.
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