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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2012, 11:47:40 am »
Nah, Kirby is tough.  That is the wrist band that he had to wear to be in the group photo at the Spring Fling. Cap'n Bob said that only banquet guests should be in the photo so Kirby ponied up (pardon that expression) and got hisself a banquet ticket and indentifying wrist band. He was so happy with it that I have not had the heart to take it off of his 'wrist' yet.

Here is Kirby at the Spring Fling enjoying a refreshing cup of Del's lemonade (local drink):



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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #106 on: July 24, 2012, 03:42:02 pm »
A few photos taken during the failed legs of the trip:

This is where I get the Atlantic water at the start of the ride, Kirby Lane in Rye, NY <chuckle>:



This was about the half- way point of the ride west when I bailed out- I got caught in the storm while fueling and moved the bike up to this overhang in front of a closed restaurant to wait it out:



The storm was kinda' nasty and it wasn't in any particular hurry to clear, the rain was heavy but what actually stopped me was the gigantic hail that I did not think I could ride through at highway speeds:



This is Chet and I at the Pacific at the start of the ride back. I know it is off center but I put the camera in my top box and wedged it against some stuff:



I am still trying to do a write- up on the failed ride home. Will post it when it is done.

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #108 on: September 05, 2014, 10:07:47 pm »
Good read Brian.  :chugbeer: to you for your efforts. Do you still have Mr. Elk hoof.  ;D

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #109 on: September 06, 2014, 07:18:49 am »
The better read was the one where I made it but that went in the great foumnami of 2011 :-(   

Have Mr. Elkhoof? Of course! He rides with me everywhere up on the top of the top box so he can enjoy the view. He is still making new friends.


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By the way, this is a photo of me holding my Rye, NY and Ocean Shore, WA recipts outside of the store in Ocean Shore at the end of a coast- to- coast run (the successful one in just under 48 hours). The fatigue is obvious but I am standing on my hind legs like my ancestors :-)



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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #110 on: September 06, 2014, 11:36:08 am »
For those interested in completing a CC50, I still have a couple hooves as a memento of the great event!!

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #111 on: September 07, 2014, 06:01:50 am »
For those interested in completing a CC50, I still have a couple hooves as a memento of the great event!!

It must be hard for you to find shoes that fit correctly eh?
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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #112 on: September 07, 2014, 11:09:28 am »
It must be hard for you to find shoes that fit correctly eh?
Sandals.  Perfect for the Pacific and Atlantic sands ;D

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Re: Another stab at a Coast to Coast in 50 hours, this time heading east
« Reply #113 on: September 08, 2014, 08:00:58 am »
Do you still have Mr. Elk hoof.  ;D







Apparently Mr Elkhoof has become an almost indestructible chew toy.