Road Rally nOOb - Now with more rallies & daytrippin

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Boondoggle, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. markar

    markar Been here awhile

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    At least you're consistent:jack
  2. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    psst... the files are here

    See you in Memphis :thumb
  3. markar

    markar Been here awhile

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    See you there! But before then, I'll be back here complaining about something. :lol3
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  4. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    Have fun!
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  5. BkerChuck

    BkerChuck Been here awhile

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    Void was my only rally this year and it was a good one. Hit Tour of Honor and IBA Pressed Penny Challenge hard and attended a couple of FJR forum meets so I'm not complaining. I've ridden in 28 states since April 1st snagging 74 memorials for TOH and got 124 pressed pennies in 24 states. Just sent in the paperwork to IBA for the penny challenge. Seriously considering the National Parks Tour for next year and tying it in with TOH.

    All of the above is subject to change depending upon tonight or tomorrow night lottery drawings..........
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  6. markar

    markar Been here awhile

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    The weather for the rally is looking much better than last year, at least in our area.
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  7. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    Yeah and I got lucky- I’m going to be able to start from home Friday morning- if it wasn’t for that I might have dropped out
  8. markar

    markar Been here awhile

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    We are starting fairly close to home. Don't have time after work to get very far and not feel rushed. I may screw up the rally along the way but I'm going to have a decent start.:lol3
    Good luck and have fun!
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  9. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    You too :thumb

    I keep telling myself I’m just gonna sandbag it and go for a nice pleasant cruise but I finally got a chance to start seriously looking at the map. I don’t have anything that looks like a good finish but there are chances to play around and get some practice at routing on the fly. Will be an interesting weekend
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  10. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    by the way, the show starts tomorrow at 0600 central for the 60 hour riders. The rallymaster has said we can share the group SPOT link anywhere we choose and I figure if youre 28 pages into this thread you're interested.

    There are people from Utah to Tampa and all points in between getting ready to go. I'm in for the 36 hour rally, starting at 0600 CDT friday.

    Public is here: https://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=596 , I'm watching everybody get into position and even though I'm nowhere near ready, I'm starting to get excited. Have a good ride, y'all

    My personal track is going to be boring as shit, but it's here, maybe a blip tomorrow but I'm starting from home Friday morning: https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=1bc295bcce9ddc6c2b
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  11. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Have a safe and fun ride !
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  12. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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  13. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    I know it's killing you :lol3

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  14. bobcat

    bobcat recalculating

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    Hope ya'll have a great time! :wave
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  15. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    Showtime :evil
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  16. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    This is going poorly :bluduh

    Dead battery (which tested “good” 3 weeks ago) at my start. There’s a dealer 5 miles from here so I’m gonna wait til they open then Uber on over.

    In more “this doesn’t happen in real life” news I think when I filled the truck at 1am Wednesday leaving the airport all my credit cards fell out of my wallet when i tossed it on the seat. In any event they sure as shit ain’t here

    I do, however, have enough cash squirreled away for a battery, and home is on my way out of here. Emailed the rm to withdraw... and he left my options open. Gonna be tough to swing by the house and then start up again though
  17. BkerChuck

    BkerChuck Been here awhile

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    Improvise, adapt, and overcome!

    Battery is an easy swap, your house is on they way and you're thinking about withdrawing? Come on Lance you're better than that! Think of this as an opportunity to really test your skills and work around it.
  18. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Dang Lance ! Murphy's law ! Sure can sux !

    Sounds like a challenge for ya .. Just go on and do it .. :clap
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  19. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed Supporter

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    If the house wasn’t right on the way...

    I’m gonna swing by there and see if I can find my cc’s- if so I’m gonna carry on.

    Edit : Uber ing to pick up a battery now
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  20. bluestar

    bluestar sheep shagger

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    No one likes a quitter. Get out there and do it.
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