1st Annual "Ocean 2 Ocean" ADV Relay! 2020 Prep Thread

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  1. AdventureTrail

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    OFFICIAL 2020 OCEAN 2 OCEAN ADV RELAY
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    Hello fellow ADV riders!

    This is now the official thread for the upcoming 1st Annual "Ocean 2 Ocean" ADV Relay! We are recruiting ADV inmates to move a custom baton from the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, VA all the was across the country to the Pacific Coast, AND BACK! If you are interested in helping, let me know in this thread by posting your name and location and I'll add you to the list of riders! (If you are interested in riding multiple states, PLEASE LIST THAT) Also, if you have equipment, skills, special services, etc that you would be willing to contribute please let me know. We will be starting this massive event in Spring of 2020, and will be using this thread to plan the event in the meantime!

    Current Step of preparation:
    Once the Roster reaches a large enough number, we will plot the predicted route and divide the roster into a "Southern" and "Northern" crew and start nailing down their respective routes.

    Current Roster!
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    1. Adventure Trail -Virginia (Can do whole state)
    2. travlr_45 -Georgia
    3. Earache -Colorado/Utah
    4. adv_fl -Florida
    5. Dschmidt7of7 -Southern California
    6. ibgary -Colorado
    7. blalor -Virginia
    8. Ridin'nFishin -Texas
    9. tntriumph -Tennessee
    10. TUCKERS - Southern California
    11. zaxrex -Maryland
    12. Cherch -South Dakota (Possibly multi-state)
    13. crownhorse -Arkansas
    14. packn4alivin -Idaho
    15. Ladybug -Possibly Multi-state
    16. RealOldDualSportGuy -North and South Carolina
    17. Some Beach -Arizona
    18. rvsparky -Kansas
    19. outdoorsman -California (Multi-state)
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  2. Strong Bad

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    Personally, I cringe at the thought of riding a bike that multiple other people have ridden before I had a chance to go through it. Also how are you getting to where the bike is picked up and dropped off? "So for those reasons, I'm out."

    Not bashing the idea, just trying to point out stuff you may not have thought of and others might be concerned with. Best of luck!
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  3. AdventureTrail

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    Just to be clear, everyone would be riding their own bike. We would hand off a literal baton or something of the like. Sorry if that wasn't clear. I've edited the OP to better reflect the intent.
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  4. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    I participated in an event similar to this a few years ago on another board. We used a bag with a flag and a spot locator in it so everyone could keep track of the progress. Also turned it into a fund raiser for the pediatric brain tumor fund. It was all volunteer, riders signed up on the board and coordinated with other riders where and when to meet. Each rider picked up the bag, transported it to the next agreed to point, so on and so forth. Starting point was in Oregon if I remember right. Finished up in Florida. The bag made a total of about 3 trips back and forth across the country. I actually did the leg between Savannah and Brunswick ga. I’d be up for doing it.
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    Awesome! So it sounds like the theory is sound. I’m going to work on some logistics and post up some ideas. If you have any input since you’ve already done something similar I would love to have your feedback.
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    Keep it simple. A small bag or brief case type piece of luggage, maybe put an ADV banner in it, something each rider who participates could sign his or her name to it. A spot locator would be great if you could get a hold of one. When I did it we didn’t really put a time schedule on it, most of the riders ran it on the wknds, Where there wasn’t a lot of distance between riders a few would transfer it during the week. It was dubbed “ the pony express run “ started the run in the northern states in the early summer, ended in the southern states that fall. Get the word out about it, gage the interest. Who knows, could become an annual event!
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    AdventureTrail Wannabe Adventurer and YouTuber

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    Thanks for the info! Just for my benefit, being that I'm still fairly new to the forum, is there a better place to post this where it might get more traction/attention?

    Thanks!
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    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    See what kind of response you get here. Maybe post up on some of the regional threads.
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    I'd be in for it. Sounds kinda fun.
    I could do Colorado and Utah should the route come this way.
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    Awesome! I'm going to start updating the OP with riders and their locations so that we can start working on this.
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    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    I’m in south ga. There are some other riders here as well would enjoy the opportunity to get in on this I’m sure.
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    If ya want to ad “adventure” and a novelty to it. Restrict the ride to 300cc or make is scooter only.
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    But I have a 1000 :rofl
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    AdventureTrail Wannabe Adventurer and YouTuber

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    I’m sure that there are some Virginia riders that would come along for part of it as well.
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    If you could expand this to be a 48 state ride it could be cool too. Start in Maine, end up out west. Or loop back and end in FL
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    Truthfully, it would be even cooler to do 48. We would need a lot of coordination for it, and I'm not sure what route, but I'm more than happy to brainstorm and plan it.
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    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    Start the trek in the northern states and work south. East to west or vice versa. Could easily finish up with several thousand miles of travel.
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    I have a SPOT I could provide. No service on it right now.
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    So I don't know that I've ever heard of a SPOT before this thread. Is it just like a small GPS?
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