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Son of Pappy

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #105 on: June 14, 2012, 07:40:40 am »
Monday would be perfect, I have a mandatory MSF update on Saturday and Sunday I'll be in Enumclaw for Fathers Day, Tues-Thurs I'll be on the Eastside doing permit paperwork and working on the shed.

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #106 on: June 14, 2012, 10:12:38 am »
That will work great for me too as long as I can gather all the parts by then- still waiting for delivery on a couple of things although they could also be purchased locally. I can get back to you over the weekend and if the tank is not destroyed wearing a bulkhead fitting yet maybe we can set a time. Thanks Chet.

By the way, do you have a step drill?

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #107 on: June 14, 2012, 12:25:23 pm »
No step drill, but I do NEED one!

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #108 on: June 14, 2012, 01:44:57 pm »
Yeah, me too. I will pick one up at Home- Lowes or similar. I think the bulkhead fitting is 3/4" but I do not have any measuring tools with me so I will try to remember to take the fitting with me to the store.

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #109 on: June 18, 2012, 04:20:29 am »
I have to chalk this one up as a failure. I am in Tacoma, WA safe and sound as of Sat. evening. I got stuck in SD- I was fueling when the sky turned black all the way to the ground and the wind picked up. In the northeast it is what we would call a squall. The locals were trying to hide their cars and weather reports were calling for hail and 60+ MPH winds. So I hung around for long enough to pretty much close the time window on a CC 50 and ended up scrapping the ride, at least the CC 50 aspect.

Then I did a terrible thing-  I grabbed a hotel in Sturgis, SD. Yep, I am a little self loathing as I tell this story but it is the truth. When I got to the town line, the town officials made me wear a do- rag that said 'Cruisers Rule' just to cross over the town line. I did manage to rent an eye patch and parrot though so at least people thought I was a pirate rather than.... one of the other group of people who wear do- rags. There was a railroad track right down the middle of 'Main st.' and I got to hear a bunch of loud, slow, badly running, clanking, knocking vehicles. I saw one train also.

But seriously, I am OK with scrapping the ride due to weather. There was nothing I could do about it and I just wussed out on riding through hail. In the end, that was really not a bad way to have the ride end in a failure as nothing was broken or bleeding and I could continue on the next day.

I have no plans for the ride home but I will add a fuel cell, new GPS mount (Aqua Box works find but cannot see the display behind the plastic) and maybe some highway pegs. And the prevailing winds blow from west to east so it should be a downhill ride back home.

Brian

Brian, just found this.  Didn't know you were doing it again.  Anyway, glad you're fine and made it through the storm.  Heck, just riding across country is an achievement.  You've already done the 50CC so it's no big whup.  At least you made it across to the Pacific on the bike.  I can't say that.  When I did my cross country (not a 50cc) two years ago, I only made it as far as Reno on the bike.  Rented a car to CA and back and stayed in a hotel for two days.  I was just too tired to go any further on the bike.  I then turned around and chopped the miles off the days so that I could stop and see some of the scenery on the way back.  I resolved never to do that again and not to travel over 400 miles in one day.
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