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So I am going to try it again on the way home- a Coast to Coast in 50 hours between Ocean Shores, WA and Rye, NY, starting Monday morning (25 June 2012). Several changes made to the bike while on the west coast in order to make the timed run going back a little bit slicker- added a temporary aux. fuel cell (there is an entire story in itself right there but not for this post), highway pegs, and a new helmet- Nolan N103 (the old helmet had a leaking visor, as well as a badly fogging visor). Of course I should not have made any of these major changes just before a long trip so if it proves to be a mistake it is all on me.

The route will start in Tacoma, WA and end in RI but the timed portion of the ride will be between Ocean Shores, WA and Rye, NY. This is the planned route:


As usual I will have SPOT with me and on but this time I will send an 'yellow flag' each time I get fuel. That should make it easy for everyone to follow the timing; normal marks on the route will be orange and uploaded about every twenty minutes or so. The yellow colored marks will indicate fueling stops, and if I abandon the trip I will leave a green "OK" mark to let everyone know that I am fine but have abandoned the timed run. Bear in mind that I have increased fuel capacity of the bike (hopefully... sigh) so I <should> be able to go something like 300 miles between fuel stops. This is the link for the SpotWalla link to follow my progress:

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=4cee4fe66ac9cd1c8

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 07:59:06 pm »
:popcorn:

got it bookmarked.   Good Luck!
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 08:25:33 pm »
This one should be a piece of cake......all tailwinds. :thumbs:
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 08:37:25 pm »
This one should be a piece of cake......all tailwinds. :thumbs:
And downhill...
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 10:33:08 pm »
As it stands I'll be there to see ya off for sure, we'll see how far I'll go, Spokane is scratched for sure.  I'll do a work up on the aux tank in another thread, but lets just throw a teaser out there, it's a mini epic undertaking to say the least.  Me thinks we should hook up a pyromoter to the spot ;D

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 05:57:07 am »
Ready boys???  relax today, our fun begins tomorrow!  Back by popular demand (and since I had so much fun!), I'll be here once again to give updates as often as possible, pass along messages and answer any questions... Lets hope Mother Nature plays somewhere else this time!

See ya all tomorrow!

Andrea

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012, 08:02:17 am »
Well, good Morning Andrea!  Holler if'n we can be of any help.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 08:16:38 am »
Good luck Brian! 
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012, 09:52:58 am »
Good luck and be careful.
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 04:01:08 pm »
Good luck.

Hope the new Nolan doesn't prove too tight and squeeze your brains out through your ears and nose. My last new helmet gave me headaches I would thought could ony be associated with a cerebral hemorrage. ???

I will be following you on spotwalla.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 06:17:46 pm »
Funny you mention that- I wore the Nolan for a time today and it squeezed my head enough to cause my jaw to hurt. I guess the Nolan won't be making the trip east, at least not on my head :-(  Back to HJC for me.... they fit like I was the model for the size and shape. I am currently using a SY- MAX II so if the III holds the same sizing, it should fit me very well.

Brian

Good luck.

Hope the new Nolan doesn't prove too tight and squeeze your brains out through your ears and nose. My last new helmet gave me headaches I would thought could ony be associated with a cerebral hemorrage. ???

I will be following you on spotwalla.
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 03:04:24 am »
Enjoy the trip and thank god for Michelins. I like my HJC FS-15 carbon very much. Fits like a glove and light weight.
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2012, 04:38:16 am »
Good luck Brian.  Ride Safe.

Andrea, looking forward to your commentary as well.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2012, 05:56:29 am »
Have  safe trip and have fun!
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2012, 10:23:03 am »
Just about packed and loaded, and after I get my gear I will be headed west to Ocean Shores. I am meeting Chet there so maybe he will upload a photo or two- perhaps a photo of me telling the 'cat joke' to the Pacific. :-)  Then probably a quick, light lunch, stock up on water and fuel and point east. I should be back in two days or so.

Brian
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