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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2012, 03:37:34 am »
mornin all! 

Brian's at mile marker 392 in Montana now.....only one car in is rearview mirror.

856 miles in; 13hrs 18mins; avg speed 64.3

he passed by an awful head on accident in the  I-90 West bound lanes...otherwise, dark and uneventfull.
all is well!

Andrea



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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2012, 05:24:02 am »
His first fuel stop was about 300 miles. After that the fuel stops have been only about 200 miles. Is he having trouble with the auxiliary fuel tank.
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012, 05:55:36 am »
Almost into Wyoming!  Brian seems to be making good time, hopefully he gets the hang of refueling to maximize his time on the road.
Keeping the economy going, one tank of fuel and two tires at a time.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 08:09:23 am »
His first fuel stop was about 300 miles. After that the fuel stops have been only about 200 miles. Is he having trouble with the auxiliary fuel tank.
Not sure if he's having trouble but part of his plan was to give it a try and then keep it as a reserve. 

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2012, 08:25:37 am »
correct...no trouble at all...... he just feels he was using more time by getting off the bike to fill that tank, then he does stopping every 200 miles.  He can pull in, swipe his card and fill up VERY quickly.  As you said he now has it as a reserve should the need arise.

Spoke to him last on my commute, so couldn't write any stats down......but he did say his avg speed is climbing, which is great, he'll need it!

Andrea


Not sure if he's having trouble but part of his plan was to give it a try and then keep it as a reserve.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2012, 08:55:58 am »
Hopefully Strugis doesn't hold him hostage again.  I wouldn't be able to bear the sight of a C14 with leather tassles and chrome doodads hanging off of it.   ;D
Keeping the economy going, one tank of fuel and two tires at a time.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2012, 10:39:32 am »
Latest update...in South Dakota it's clear & sunny but HOT...it's down to about 88 from 102!!!  those supposed tail winds don't seem to be with him though....mileage is down to 38mpg :(

He's figuring he should soon have a "Bun Burner Gold" under his belt (1500miles in 24hrs)! 8)

1388 miles; 20hrs 28mins; 67.7 avg speed 

He feels great, all is well!

Andrea

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2012, 10:58:12 am »
 :popcorn:
Go Brian go!
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2012, 12:30:05 pm »
he's half way there! 

1520 miles; 22hrs 16min; 68.2 avg speed

he's gonna have to short tank the next stop to be sure he gets the BBG cert...
its still hot, he's passed lots of construction and is currently stuck behind a truck going 52 and has been for sometime....
he was a bit aggravated by it all.....  :(

But still feeling well and in general doing great!

Andrea

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2012, 12:34:55 pm »
What route will he be taking near Chicago?
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2012, 12:44:34 pm »
I believe he should be dropping down to I-29S in Sioux Falls, then hopping on I-80E for most of the remainder, which is what he'll be on thru Chicago.

Unless something comes up that would cause him to detour...at this moment he's not anticipating any problems with that plan.

Andrea


What route will he be taking near Chicago?

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2012, 12:48:32 pm »
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2012, 01:29:42 pm »
He should have a solid BBG!  1590 miles in 23.5 hours!!!  ;D

Still stuck in lots of heavy contruction really slowing him down and it's VERY windy...could barely hear him, so the conversation was cut very short... :( so until next time.

Andrea

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2012, 03:25:11 pm »
He will hit some road construction on Interstate 80 west of Interstate 35 for about 10-12 miles my brother said. 1 lane in both directions @ 55mph or so. Good luck with the rest of the trip.
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2012, 04:04:31 pm »
Grats on the BBG!  While I question the motivation, I admire the effort, planning and determination.  Hope you get your 2nd CC50, Brian.
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