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Old 09-24-2007, 09:02 PM   #61
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hmmm, how long in each continent??? Good question. If we ignore Antarctica for a minute, that leaves 12 months / 6 continents = 2 months in each continent??? and I believe it should be up to the continent organiser to work out where they get it to/from. Once we have a nominator organiser for each continent then we can plan 'roughly' which direction the mascot travels and indicative dates/places where the exchange between continents will take place. Then each "continent organiser" (C.O ) can work out the inbetween bits....

This is only my opinion and am happy for peoples thoughts...
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #62
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What do people think about this pig?

http://madallie.com/prod_one.cfm?id=...Hq2Ln2L3R6nYsA__

Their web site says to 'show me the world'....

It definately has a fair bit of character, just not sure how it would stand up to 12 months of bike riding....
I was thinking something more along the lines of this (see URL below), simply becuase its plastic and may be easier to tie down unto the bikes, although, not as much character as your pig...:




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Old 09-24-2007, 09:35 PM   #63
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hmmm, how long in each continent??? Good question. If we ignore Antarctica for a minute, that leaves 12 months / 6 continents = 2 months in each continent??? and I believe it should be up to the continent organiser to work out where they get it to/from. Once we have a nominator organiser for each continent then we can plan 'roughly' which direction the mascot travels and indicative dates/places where the exchange between continents will take place. Then each "continent organiser" (C.O ) can work out the inbetween bits....

This is only my opinion and am happy for peoples thoughts...
GazzaFish:

2 months per continent sounds fair, hopefully that is enough time to get it through some of the large geographic places. It will be easy to fill up 2 months time here in North Am.

We can skip Antartica, unless someone comes up with riding down there or responds... then we still have to get takers for the other continents. Why don't you edit your first post with ALL caps to resemble this and ask for others to be the CO for the remaining continents...?
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:16 AM   #64
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Not really. Ideally it would be handed to an ADVrider who was heading overseas on a trip and therefore it would be taken by hand. In reality, this may be quite a bit harder to organsie and we may have to resort to mailing it from continent to continent is some cases...

Any ideas?
I would suggest using something trackable like DHL but then I would say that
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:34 AM   #65
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I just came across this thread and have to go back to read all the details but let me just say...

This is a fantastic idea! Count me in to help if I can!
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:32 PM   #66
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We can skip Antartica, unless someone comes up with riding down there or responds...
Do we have any ADVriders from around Schenectady N.Y.?

The Air National Guard Unit there flies to Antartica on a regular basis during the Antartic Summer. I have and old friend that is a Master Sargent there and he may be able to get the pig on a flight and get a certified letter stating the ADVpig made the trip...

BTW, Count me in if any help is needed here in Alaska.
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:33 PM   #67
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I'm in for transfers from Melbourne, Australia.

Let me know and I'll be able to ride from here to the next capital if needed.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:01 PM   #68
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I'm in for transfers from Melbourne, Australia.

Let me know and I'll be able to ride from here to the next capital if needed.
justAL, Sounds like just volunteered for the 2nd leg of 'the pig' (hmm, need to name it when we get it) journey. I'll be back in melbourne from tassie on Feb 3rd. Let me know which way you wish to head and how long you want to take and well line up rider number 3

It's all comming together....
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:46 PM   #69
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:11 PM   #70
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North American Region:

So far, reading back over the thread, here is what I have put together for volunteer riders for specific states/regions:

Texas: dangerz
North Georgia: helixblue
Rockies: eaglefeather and myself (komito)
Bay Area: srileo
Wisconsin: gonzomup
AK!!: kodiakfrank

Please copy/paste and add if you would like to be contacted when the ride through your area happens!

I will post this on the front page of my first post, to bring to the attention of other first time readers. Thanks for getting involved, everyone!
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:22 PM   #71
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I was thinking something more along the lines of this (see URL below), simply becuase its plastic and may be easier to tie down unto the bikes, although, not as much character as your pig...:


Its BACONNNNN!!!

Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

Texas is a big place I'd be happy to help out with the ADV Swine transport...
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:43 PM   #72
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Put me down for New Zealand, or at least the North Island.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:25 AM   #73
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Great idea - put me down for any place in Europe from Germany to Italy to France to Spain.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:51 AM   #74
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justAL, Sounds like just volunteered for the 2nd leg of 'the pig' (hmm, need to name it when we get it) journey. I'll be back in melbourne from tassie on Feb 3rd. Let me know which way you wish to head and how long you want to take and well line up rider number 3

It's all comming together....
I'm easy, I will have 8 weeks of annual leave by then so if anyone wants to meet me in either Adelaide or Brissie (NSWians can go get stuffed! ) I can and will do that!
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:57 AM   #75
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I posted a link in the Europe page

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269971
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