My CCC100 (East Coast-West Coast-East Coast in under 100 hrs) Thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by fireman1028, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Cobra5150

    Cobra5150 Out of commission for awhile

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    Just saw it on SW. Congrats!
    A buddy of mine and I tried the 50CC back in April. Foolishly I didn't prep the bike good enough and waited too long to order parts and ended up with mechanical difficulties outside Tuscon. My buddy finished it in 44 hours and I was a little over 60. Like you said Texas is a huge windy state. Best of luck on the return.
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  2. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap
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  3. DRconvertible

    DRconvertible Lurking in SoCal

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    Good job! Safe return tomorrow.
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  4. Zlock

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    Congratulations!
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  5. Dirtleg

    Dirtleg Been here awhile

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    Caught wind of this just before you left. Been following your progress the last couple days and must say nice job.

    And also you opened my eyes to the idea of this ride. Definitely intrigued. I know others have done it as well but thanks for piquing my interest.
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  6. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    I will say that today was probably the single most grueling day of riding I have ever had.

    Between the fog in west Texas and the heat and wind in AZ and CA, I am mentally exhausted and ready for a couple of good hours of sleep.
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  7. Skansen

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    Congrats for the first leg! Rest well and good luck for the 2nd part of the ride. Ride safe.
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  8. Skansen

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    Our friend is on his way back. :ricky:super
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  9. peejayess

    peejayess n00b

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    Love the SpotWalla link and being able to get the Googlepix of the road Fireman is on. Even got to see a rest point just after he'd uploaded a forum reply from there! Not quite like being there, but it'll do for now ...
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  10. BMWDreaming

    BMWDreaming Yes I ride a KTM

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    It looks like he is back on the move starting the second Coast to Coast.
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  11. Skansen

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    First fuel stop I suppose...
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  12. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    Yep, back on the road. Tried to get an early start to get out of Arizona before the heat sets in for the day.

    Just left the first. In Yuma Arizona.
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  13. sheffib32

    sheffib32 Adventurer

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    Good luck on the return leg! Rooting for you!
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  14. Fast Ferris

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  15. kwthom

    kwthom nOOb Retiree

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    Nice plan - probably as hot in NM and TX when he gets there later, but that's October for ya in the desert.

    So, for those vicariously riding along...at least in my case...you have all of this technology sitting in front of you, and in my case, a clock on the dash that's on your home time zone.

    The one thing I got very confused with was time. As you'll recall, this is simply a time - distance problem. In the case of our fearless (and smart...) rider, he simply needs to be back at his starting point less than 100 hours later from when he started.

    Example: range of 180 miles, average speed this leg (gas stop to gas stop) can be 70MPH. What time will it be when you stop? Less than three hours, but by how much? (answer: a little over 2.5 hours).

    Oh, don't trust your electronics - it can go bad - mine did! Can you do that math in your head while being mentally fatigued, and know you are still achieving your planned goal?

    Welcome to long distance endurance motorcycling. :D
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  16. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    A little bit a quick math shows that I have 32hours of riding left and 44hours to complete it in
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  17. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    Back in New Mexico.

    3000 miles down.
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  18. Cobra5150

    Cobra5150 Out of commission for awhile

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    At least this time across Texas you can watch the exits count up. It's kinda dis-heartening to think you've made huge dent then see Exit 800. Just pretend you don't know the last exit........
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  19. azdesertdad

    azdesertdad VN1600A "It's a Harley... compatible" -Mr. Furious

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    You ain't just whistlin' Dixie... El Paso was horrible - but still not as bad as the 20 headed through Pecos, Wickett and up to Odessa. I was just there last weekend and the traffic/headwinds... sheesh... I burned 2.56 gallons of fuel, doing a total of 30 miles in an hour and 21 minutes between Pecos and Wickett... And I have the receipts to prove it... I'm just glad Fireman1028 isn't headed that way.
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  20. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    I'm still kicking ass. Felt like crap when I stopped for fuel in El Paso, but I reminded myself of how close I really am and how far I have one.. That really got my spirits up.

    1444miles to go!!
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