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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2012, 07:40:58 pm »
Just be safe, absolutely NO REASON to reprove your fortitude.  I'll meet ya when you get here, heck, I may even have a cup of coffee handy ;D

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2012, 04:38:36 am »
Just be safe, absolutely NO REASON to reprove your fortitude.  I'll meet ya when you get here, heck, I may even have a cup of coffee handy ;D

+1 on that part!
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2012, 06:21:00 am »
Yeah, not trying to prove anything to anybody. But I hear you on the balance between the desire to finish something and the obvious need to maintain a level of safety. Hopefully I can have both.

Nice thought on the coffee but it could probably be clam juice and I would not notice the difference. :-)

Temp. here is 53F so I will be starting off in heated gear. It is 8:06 AM and I still have to pack personal items on the bike but otherwise am ready to go. Looking for a start between 9 and 10 AM. I have to stop first thing and get fuel- that will happen another 17 times or at least it did last year. SPOT will be active within an hour or so. 'See' everybody here in a couple of days.

Brian

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2012, 07:36:32 am »
Wow 53 degrees in June? And I'm planning a Maine/Canada ride in a few weeks from scorching FL....
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2012, 08:14:47 am »
Steve, it's been VERY cool in the mornings in my neck of the woods too.


It looks like Brian might be having trouble already.    ;)

In looking at his progress, http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=4a754fcce5ca35d7f

It seems that he's riding backwards.   
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2012, 09:26:21 am »
Good luck and Godspeed Brian! :)
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2012, 10:04:36 am »
Good luck Brian!!   :thumbs:

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2012, 10:08:38 am »
My knees are already aching just thinking about his trip.  It was a low of 43 last night here, it's currently 48 out at 9AM.  Me thinks his trip will end in heated gear, heck I may even be in the 'Bing. 

So, besides his obvious request for clam juice, anyone else have any request/s or suggestions for Brians arrival?  If anyone else local wants to join in the last leg I will be at the underpass at Hiway 18 that is located at the I90 exit, no time yet but this time I want to be early so I aint doing put me in jail speeds to catch him.  So, come on PNW riders, lets give him a nice warm welcome.  If anyone frequents the COG forum, share the plan, I will have a big thermos of coffee and I may even have some donuts on hand :)

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2012, 10:18:16 am »
Chet that's so nice....thanks!

I just heard from him...  He's left Rye, NY...he's gotten his Atlantic Water, and a receipt with an official start time of 12:03.....he was telling me all was well, when suddenly.............there was an "uh-oh...fuel tanks loose....gotta go"... :-\   
so hopefull all will be well and it won't slow him down too much!

I'll keep you all posted as I hear from him!

thanks for all your well wishes....

Andrea

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2012, 10:23:32 am »
My knees are already aching just thinking about his trip.  It was a low of 43 last night here, it's currently 48 out at 9AM.  Me thinks his trip will end in heated gear, heck I may even be in the 'Bing. 

So, besides his obvious request for clam juice, anyone else have any request/s or suggestions for Brians arrival?  If anyone else local wants to join in the last leg I will be at the underpass at Hiway 18 that is located at the I90 exit, no time yet but this time I want to be early so I aint doing put me in jail speeds to catch him.  So, come on PNW riders, lets give him a nice warm welcome.  If anyone frequents the COG forum, share the plan, I will have a big thermos of coffee and I may even have some donuts on hand :)
Very nice Chet! If I were in the PNW, I would definitely join you!
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2012, 10:24:11 am »
Chet that's so nice....thanks!

I just heard from him...  He's left Rye, NY...he's gotten his Atlantic Water, and a receipt with an official start time of 12:03.....he was telling me all was well, when suddenly.............there was an "uh-oh...fuel tanks loose....gotta go"... :-\   
so hopefull all will be well and it won't slow him down too much!

I'll keep you all posted as I hear from him!

thanks for all your well wishes....

Andrea
Andrea, I sent ya a PM.  Hopefully we can do a short couples ride when you get here, I have several nice rides that will really show off the state and what we have in the way of natural beauty.

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2012, 10:58:56 am »
Steve, it's been VERY cool in the mornings in my neck of the woods too.


It looks like Brian might be having trouble already.    ;)

In looking at his progress, http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=4a754fcce5ca35d7f

It seems that he's riding backwards.   


He's almost in Jersey, so all must be ok. It is funny that the MC caricature is pointing east instead of west. 
Jeff
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2012, 11:13:03 am »
He's almost in Jersey, so all must be ok. It is funny that the MC caricature is pointing east instead of west.

Doing a second CC-50 wasn't enough of a challenge for Brian, he's doing it sitting on his bike backwards this time.     :o
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2012, 11:23:03 am »
great thread!
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2012, 01:01:10 pm »
just talked to him, no traffic, clear & sunny... & only one (dead) deer sighting so far!  :)