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

Discussion in 'Americas' started by AdventureTrail, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    We made it to Ft. Smith Arkansas this afternoon. Total of 924 miles for the day, tomorrow onward to Colorado Springs.
  2. AdventureTrail

    AdventureTrail A grin without a cat

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    That’s quite a trip!
  3. Earache

    Earache Hola!

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    Followed you on the SPOT - you boys weren't messing around at all today. Nice ride!
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  4. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    0221D450-3A4D-4105-8502-18AD4DB955FD.jpeg 2795A2B8-86F5-4E37-8CAC-B958E6D71C1D.jpeg E9C247FC-02FF-42DC-8DB9-019906EB8912.jpeg ] Took a ride to Victor Colorado today. An abandoned mining town. Many thanks to Earache for showing us around today. Enjoyed the ride Eric!

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  5. Earache

    Earache Hola!

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  6. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    Made into Utah today. Took a tour of Arches National Park, what an amazing place to ride/spend the day. Tomorrow the Baton will at last change hands and continue its journey. Draco_1967 will be taking custody of it, we will head north to bear tooth pass and other parts unknown! 06482778-25DE-44E0-B091-8FEA7F38ABB2.jpeg 09A04392-2D07-4A66-A46D-63BC26914168.jpeg BEF463EA-9172-4B05-A842-B0A35BB0AF8D.jpeg
  7. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    I met up with @travlr_45 and gang this morning in Springville, UT. They are headed back south to see Bryce and Grand Canyon. It was great to meet them! I am planning to do an SS1000 and buzz out to Northern California. If anyone wants to do a hand-off out there, let me know. Otherwise, I'll bring it back east and find someone to take it.

    travlr_45 will post up our hand-off picture, as it's on his phone.
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  8. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    The “ Hand off “ is complete! Draco_1967 rode down to the motel this morning in Provo and officially took possession of the Baton. Great to meet ya! Take it far and fast! I have a grand total of 3,400 miles with it! We did have a change of plans, instead of going north we decided to go south heading for the Grand Canyon BAE8BCD6-ADA8-45B9-9857-931205A6C8BF.jpeg
  9. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    I took the baton for a little afternoon jaunt - only 70 miles. The Spot battery died, so it looks like it's still up the mountain.

    I got a picture by the ski resort
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    Right next to this sweet Vette
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    A little water crossing as we tried to get dirty
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    But the trail was rougher, steeper, and looser than I wanted to do today (insert disclaimer about the trail being steeper than the pictures look)
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  10. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    Great pictures Trevor. We did the route you suggested, absolutely gorgeous views. We all agreed we would be back next year. Back in Colorado tonight, headed south to NM then east tomorrow. Did the ride up to Pikes Peak today. All I can say is “ WOW “. Get some batteries for the spot! Ride Safe! BC48E9DF-83F1-4C87-B827-A4E143347732.jpeg ED021650-01F2-4D54-AD2A-8B89DB839BAA.jpeg
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  11. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    I'm glad you were able to take highway 12, it's a must see in Southern Utah.

    New batteries are in the Spot. I'll take it on some more local rides before I head for the west coast (most likely the weekend of 9/18)
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  12. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    OK, here is my plan:

    Next Saturday (9/19) I am heading to the California coast (Bay Area). It will be a quick out and back ride, so I'll be heading back Sunday. On 9/23, I am riding to Oklahoma City via I-80, I-25, and I-70 (suck, I know). I'll be leaving Friday morning to head back, and I plan on taking I-40 back and then cut up through some nicer stuff in NM, CO, and UT on the way home. I wish I could spend more time on back roads through all of this, but I am limited in what I can take off from work right now.

    If there is anyone who would like to take the baton in either location (Bay Area, OKC, or anywhere along the way), please let me know.
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  13. bauerboy

    bauerboy Been here awhile

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    This would have been perfect for me. I live in the Bay Area; however, I sold my bike.
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  14. Earache

    Earache Hola!

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    Holla if you get close - I'll have some time off that week, wife is outta town then, might have to go for a little ride if the weather is decent.
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  15. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    Would be great if someone could grab it and take it across the northern sector while there is still riding weather left for those in the north. I’ll be around if it makes its way back south!
  16. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    Dang, that sucks. I hope you get back on two wheel soon.

    If no one else wants to take it, I'll reach out. I can get it to you on my way back from OKC.

    It looks like there might be a few others on the roster who are along the way on either trip: @doc4216, @outdoorsman are in CA; @crownhorse, @rvsparky, and @1956Kmack are all out nearer OKC. Any takers?
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  17. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    Dang it. What poor timing on my part. I sold my GS last week and only have the Xt225 so I'm not going to be able to take it far. Still deciding on the KTM790 or the Tenere 700.

    @draco_1967 If you need a place to stay around Sacramento. I have a spare bedroom/bathroom for you and garage parking for your bike, let me know.
  18. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    Why is everyone in California selling their bikes?! :lol3

    Thank you for the offer outdoorsman! I'll be staying at my mom's place in Chico for the night.
  19. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    I can help but its limited help.

    I can only ride on the weekends and really can't go out of state due to job commitments at this time. The air quality has been so poor for the last month due to wildfires but hoping we have a turn on it now.
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  20. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    Ok, I'm headed out tomorrow. I'll be out to Chico by sundown. Then Sunday morning, I'll do an SS1000 (my first officially) on the way back to SLC. I have a few tags for the Mileage Maniacs ride that I'll hot on the way. I'm also participating in the MS5000 ride this year. PM me if you would like to donate to the cause.

    I'll get some good pictures of the baton along the way!