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Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« on: May 27, 2012, 07:49:58 am »
I am tentatively planning another CC 50 from Rye, NY to Ocean Shores, WA in early June. I will be making the trip but am not absolutely committed to the CC 50 yet. But I wanted to let everyone know because it seems to be a real crowd pleaser and I will again have SPOT with me to broadcast my progress (or lack thereof) in real-time. I will also be using the exact same route out, basically I-80 to Omaha, NE, then I-29 north to Sioux Falls, SD, followed by a left turn onto I-90 all the way to the coast. I again will start the ride from RI but begin the timed portion in Rye as that is the last point I will be on the Atlantic coast. In fact I will again be stopping at Kirby lane for the sample of Atlantic water for the obvious humorous reason.

I think this time I will send the "OK" message when I stop so everyone can see when / where I start the timed run. That seemed to be a point of confusion last time. It will also leave me a great record (hopefully) of my fuel stop locations.

As always, please feel free to point and laugh should I wuss out and stop before finishing. Let's face it, it is a simple ride composed of only a couple of turns and only two days of riding.

I will post a link to my Spotwalla page after I reactivate SPOT and set up the trip page.

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 09:14:35 am »
No dehydration this time around?
 
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 10:53:26 am »
I PROMISE I wont leave the scene until Brian leaves (Ocean Shores that is).  Should there be another sandy CDA I shall be there to assist in the picture taking opportunity ;)

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 12:26:07 pm »
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 02:12:08 pm »
Nutz!!!!!!!
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 02:25:52 pm »
He walks that fine line between genius and somewhat less than sane thought.
 
When suddenly...he somehow thought that doing a CC50, a second time, is a good idea.
 
Good luck Brian, and possibly Kirby. (that is, if he can find a way to stow away).
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 07:22:39 pm »
Hmmmm- You with a bad back, me with a bad brain (and everything else by then)... that ought to be a great sight! I was probably better off with those healthy women and girls lifting the bike.  :D  Good thinkin' on the photo though, that would truly be something to savor, mostly the look on my face I suspect.

I am having a hard time getting psyched up for this one; too many things on my plate at the moment I guess. I have to scurry up a new rear tire and an auxiliary fuel tank in the next week and a half. The tire on the bike is fine and would almost certainly make it but I don't want to run any more risk of a flat than necessary and new sneakers just inspire more confidence.

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2012, 07:25:23 pm »
Well, maybe not so much. Thinking back, I think that is what bit me on the last trip. I will make more of an effort to stay hydrated this time although it will probably be cooler this time too- the last ride had an entire day and evening of temps. in the 80's which was a little warm in my gear, especially stopped on the highway passing Chicago.

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No dehydration this time around?
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 05:32:32 am »
My hat is off to you Brian but man, you're crazy!     :)
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2012, 07:16:32 pm »
It isn't really so far- you would not hesitate to ride your bike 3 miles, would you? Well just thing of my ride as a bunch of 3 mile rides strung together.

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My hat is off to you Brian but man, you're crazy!     :)
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2012, 10:08:39 pm »
Look me up this time Brian when you're in the PNW.  :chugbeer:
 
I'd meet you up at Chet's but it's kind of a long ride....  ;D ;)
 
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2012, 10:19:24 pm »
Wow....   looking forward to following this event once again!
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2012, 07:24:39 am »
It isn't really so far- you would not hesitate to ride your bike 3 miles, would you? Well just thing of my ride as a bunch of 3 mile rides strung together.

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Brian

Yep, you're right. It's exactly the same only different.   Good luck to you Sir!     :hail:
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2012, 08:30:54 am »
It isn't really so far- you would not hesitate to ride your bike 3 miles, would you? Well just thing of my ride as a bunch of 3 mile rides strung together.

 ;D

Brian
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2012, 10:12:04 am »
Good luck - it's a great run. Planning gas stops do help.