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Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 45,306
Posted By JackB1
Andy, Mega congrats on your amazing and epic...

Andy,
Mega congrats on your amazing and epic journey!
Hope we get to meet at some point!
Ride safe.
Jack Broomall
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 45,306
Posted By JackB1
http://jackb1.smugmug.com/2011HodakasAcrossAmerica...

http://jackb1.smugmug.com/2011HodakasAcrossAmerica/On-the-road-June-12/i-K4SV4QZ/0/M/TAT%20Day%2018%20019-L-M.jpg

Your picture of the bike partially disassembled for the purpose of chasing down...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 45,306
Posted By JackB1
Andy, All the best to you on your epic journey....

Andy, All the best to you on your epic journey. One of my great hopes for my 2011 ride to Hodaka Days was that it would inspire others to attempt magnificent adventures on old bikes like your doing....
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,871
Posted By JackB1
My 2Wheels4Kids.com/...

My 2Wheels4Kids.com/ (http://www.2wheels4kids.com/) trip is now over 9000 miles. Today, crossing the Wasatch Range from Provo, UT over toward Green River, UT. on US6 near dawn I rode for some time in...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,871
Posted By JackB1
Lots of talk here about temperature limits for...

Lots of talk here about temperature limits for the Horizon., ....... Thought everyone might be interested to know that yesterday I was riding in over 100 degrees for the third time in my trip. With...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,871
Posted By JackB1
My first 2400 miles with Rev'It! Horizon

Thought I'd give my inmate friends an update on my current experience with the new Rev'It! Horizon HV jacket and Horizon pants. Just as a reminder, I left Philadelphia last Tuesday 4/24 on a 10,000+...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,871
Posted By JackB1
Looks like the Weather Channel has scheduled a...

Looks like the Weather Channel has scheduled a very nice test of cold and wet for my first few days on the road! Woo Hoo ! Gonna learn a lot about the all weather merits of the Rev'It! Horizon pretty...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,871
Posted By JackB1
Hey... That's my smilin' grinnin' face in...

Hey...
That's my smilin' grinnin' face in DJSponge's post wearing the Horizon Hi Viz. I don't have much to say yet but stay tuned. I'm leaving Pennsylvania next Tuesday on a ride to the four corners...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Days 12 through 15 - At Hodaka Days 2011 in Athena, OR

I wanted to finish up by sharing with everyone some of the fun experiences from participating in Hodaka Days 2011 in Athena, Oregon.

Athena is the quintessential American small town and Hodaka...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 12- Hodaka Days 2011

After all that has come to pass in the last week and a half, I needed a low key day to unwind. This was it. Just chillin at the Athena Community Park as Hodaksa of all ilk were put on display. Great...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 11 - Lewiston, ID to Athena, Oregon . SUCCESS!

The day started out much like the others with an important difference. I only had to make it the final 124 miles to Athena. Paranoid me...I woke up very early and immediately began to worry whether...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 10 - Helena, MT to Lewiston, Idaho

Today was everything that yesterday wasn't . Pure and simple today rocked! 357 miles to bring the trip total over 2700. The repairs made yesterday must have held as the bike was totally flawless...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 9 - Billings, MT to Helena, MT

Today was supposed to be the first of two days in the mountains and I hoped to be sharing a bunch of pictures of spectacular scenery. It wasn't. I spent much of the day doing stuff like this...
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Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 8 - Sturgis, SD to Billings, MT

Happy Fathers Day to Everyone!

My day was a happy one. I'm back on the 300+ miles per day program and made my way to Billings, Montana today. The terrain is starting to get more interesting as I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 7 - Pierre, SD to Sturgis, SD

OK. Check this. Things that don't go together....tuxedos and brown shoes, Hawaiian shirts and plaid pants (please, someone tell my father-in-law), Jack Daniels and caviar, etc, etc,...... Now I've...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Wow. Today was probably the most interesting day...

Wow. Today was probably the most interesting day yet. Last night, overnight I was awakened several times by the crash and boom of thunderstorms. This provoked images of having to ride in rain all day...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 5 - Mason City, IA to Sioux Falls, SD

Everything yesterday wasn't, today was. Dry. Warm. Tailwinds! I made only just over 200 miles today but that now puts me just about halfway through the trip, and still with no major issues.

Today...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 3 - Rockford, IL to Mason City, IA In the rain!

Another 300 miler finds me overnighting in Mason City, Iowa. Last night, in Rockford, there were some serious thunderstorms during the night. I mean the variety that wake you up with the thunder and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
OK, so here's the scoop on today. Went from...

OK, so here's the scoop on today. Went from Bowling Green, OH to Rockford, IL - the trip odometer now reads 889 miles and 366 of that was today! ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Day 2

OK , so today was perhaps even less eventful than yesterday. For example, at no point did I run my weedwacker out of gas! I did, however, bang out 316 miles and have reached Bowling Green, OH where...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Game On !

Hit the road today from Martin Motorsports in Boyertown, PA. A nice little group of friends and family came out to see me off under cloudy and threatening skies.


...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
24 Hrs to go and a slight change of plan!

Well, with 24 hours before departure, who would have imagined that there would be attrition already. But there is! A few days ago Don's 250 ate another piston. His last. After thrashing away for a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Here's the dictionary definition of the word...

Here's the dictionary definition of the word "incongruous" - not consistent with or suitable to the surroundings or associations

Here's my definition:
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Wow, this is getting really promising. If I were...

Wow, this is getting really promising. If I were to collect from even half the people who have said "the first beer's on me" I could possibly remain intoxicated until well into July!...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
So cool to hear from so many old-time Hodie...

So cool to hear from so many old-time Hodie enthusiasts and former riders/owners!

Only 6 days till we leave! Here is my kit of spares/"stuff" that's gonna get carried along. What would you bring...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By JackB1
Sour grapes perhaps , if that's your perspective....

Sour grapes perhaps , if that's your perspective. However, please consider this. I created, and utilized "2wheels2alaska.com" and my corresponding ride to Alaska to generate thousands of dollars for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By JackB1
Whatever. May be to my benefit anyway as I see...

Whatever. May be to my benefit anyway as I see there are considerably more hits on my website over the past couple of weeks because when people Google "2wheels2alaska" it takes them to my site.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By JackB1
Uhhhhhh....nice job picking an original title for...

Uhhhhhh....nice job picking an original title for your blog. NOT!
A little advance research goes a long way.

www.2wheels2alaska.com/
(http://www.2wheels2alaska.com/)
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
One week to go! Still got plenty to do but my...

One week to go! Still got plenty to do but my program is in pretty good shape. Don has some issues but is working through them.

Answers to the 3 most frequently asked questions....
Q1....
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,508
Posted By JackB1
Dates. Times. Give me details. Lets get goin!...

Dates. Times. Give me details. Lets get goin! Time's a wastin'
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,175
Posted By JackB1
Two Strokes Across America - 1977 Hodakas from PA to Oregon

So it seems that it's time to break cover and let the world in on a little bike trip that I've got coming up in 10 days. My good friend, Don Verdiani, and I have spent the past few months cooking up...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,895
Posted By JackB1
Well, it's about freakin' time you went public...

Well, it's about freakin' time you went public with this story! :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-18-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By JackB1
Alaska Ride Presentation yesterday went...

Alaska Ride Presentation yesterday went great...had a nice crowd of friends old and new, including a number of ADV friends (despite the crummy weather.) Big thanks to Anthony, Nick, and Matt at...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By JackB1
Today's the day! 50 degrees and rainy - perfect...

Today's the day! 50 degrees and rainy - perfect mid-summer Alaska riding weather!!! RevZilla at 2 PM - Hope to see some of you there!!!

http://blog.revzilla.com/2009_09_01_archive.html
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-14-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By JackB1
Looks like Saturday is gonna be a lot like riding...

Looks like Saturday is gonna be a lot like riding in Alaska - 50s and rainy! Should be lots of fun anyway. Hope to see friends, old and new, at RevZilla. Open House from Noon to 4:00ish -...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-10-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By JackB1
FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING!!! OK, it's not so...

FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING!!!

OK, it's not so bad. Anyway, still looking forward to seeing Philly (and NJ, DE, and MD) riders at RevZilla next Saturday 10/17 to talk about the ride to Alaska. Tell...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-10-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By JackB1
And, if you're looking 4 something 2 do next...

And, if you're looking 4 something 2 do next week...Next Saturday 10/17 at RevZilla Motorsports in Philly (big gear/equipment seller - check out www.revzilla.com (http://www.revzilla.com/) ) I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-10-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By JackB1
I kinda expected that this event was an urban...

I kinda expected that this event was an urban biker/custom/stunter event. Thanx for the insight. Like others, I'll probably avoid the congestion and just go ride!

Side note - Next Saturday 10/17...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 2,584,500
Posted By JackB1
Almost 15,000 miles now. Been to Alaska and back...

Almost 15,000 miles now. Been to Alaska and back from Pennsylvania. A GREAT ride!
http://jackb1.smugmug.com/photos/548760599_eErDp-M.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By JackB1
Just worked out a few more details about Oct 17th...

Just worked out a few more details about Oct 17th with RevZilla (http://www.revzilla.com) guys....Open house goes from noon till 4ish. Special deals on gear & "stuff" in their big showroom, door...
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