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

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

  1. AdventureTrail

    AdventureTrail A grin without a cat

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    Let's give it until the end of October (which I think concludes most people's riding season) and if no one else has stepped up to move it east, I'll shoot you a PM with my shipping info to get it back here.
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  2. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Question...
    Would it be possible to get it mailed up here in the north for a couple day trips before harvest starts for me? Sorta defeats the hand off part of it...but dunno?
    Not sure if there is still anyone other than myself up this way that's interested in participating..

    Thoughts?
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  3. AdventureTrail

    AdventureTrail A grin without a cat

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    This could be a good idea to get it moving again. I know people haven't been moving around as much because of COVID.

    I think @draco_1967 has it right now. Thoughts?
  4. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    Yes, I have it right now. I am happy to mail it. I don't have any more plans for longer trips this year.
  5. AdventureTrail

    AdventureTrail A grin without a cat

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    Cool, I'll let you and @locopny coordinate it.
  6. DSchmidt7of7

    DSchmidt7of7 Been here awhile

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    I like the idea of shipping it to warmer weather. I'm in SoCal (yeah, wish me luck) and am thinking that there are enough of us around here to keep it moving all winter until things open up elsewhere.

    Ride safe.
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  7. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to getting it here.
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  8. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    The baton is on the move ... in a box. It will be to locopny by Monday. Get some more miles on it up north!
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  9. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    That's the plan.
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  10. zaxrex

    zaxrex I don't know. Do you know?

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    Where is "up north?"
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  11. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Southern North Dakota...Southwest of Fargo by 2 hours.
    Just in time for a bit of early snow. Break out the insulated gear.
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  12. zaxrex

    zaxrex I don't know. Do you know?

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    I had my Hippo hands on for the first time this season. Does that count as cold weather??
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  13. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Picked up the box last night that has the baton and spot.
    Thought I might get a quick ride today. Nature foiled that.with a dumping that wasn't supposed to be here until later. IMG_20201020_101529_01.jpg
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  14. AdventureTrail

    AdventureTrail A grin without a cat

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    Looks like perfect riding weather. :imaposer
  15. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Walking was slick. Should have ridden. Quit snowing and some melting is happening. Going to see what tomorrow brings.
    This was supposed to be a 'dusting' until this evening. This will slow down harvest some....
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  16. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    Post up a few pics of the Baton in the snow! :clap
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  17. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    20201022_124559.jpg 20201022_124619.jpg Well today isn't exactly 'better' unless your adventure bike is a snow bike. It IS a bit early for this much snow here. By last evening, previous snow had mostly cleared from roads so I had hope this would miss here. It appears that was misguided hope. Next week looks to be better in that they don't expect snow...and I can deal with cool. Here is this morning's view of ultimate riding conditions.
    @flyingdutchman77 I think said it similarly...does the motorcycle make it the adventure or is it the journey? (Not an exact quote but the spirit)
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  18. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    And one more for full effect... 20201022_124708.jpg

    I'll check later for updated storm guesscast conditions
  19. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    With a low of 7 tonight..i should be on my way to mid 30s by mid week and maybe even 50 by weekend. Bonus no snow in current forecast, and the 8" that came is melting away decently with the sunny days leaving minimal ice on the road.
    So that means I should be able to get last week's ride in very soon.
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  20. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Ok y'all. I took the baton out for a little ride today exploring some new to me area of ND. About 235miles worth. Joined by my friend Scott. Likely our last nice day weather wise.
    Give me a little bit and I'll get some info up.

    But...be thinking of who wants it next. We have cold weather setting in again and I have harvest to get going.


    Edit....looks like the tracker didn't get turned on like I thought it was. I had all the blink green lights and tucked it away 'safe' in the seat bag. I did run a 2nd tracker from Avenza as back up...glad now. I apologize.
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