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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Boondoggle, Jul 31, 2015.
Nice ride!! As @BkerChuck said you have the rally basics down:
rain - check
GPS dead - check
missing a planned stop - check
Jump into the Void!
As an aside, you may not know about Hammy's 'Experimental Rallies' -- there is a Mufflerman 1000 (SS1k) if you like hitting Roadside America stops.
Wolfe also has Lobo Loco rallies - on Ridemaster - that many are digital and ride from anywhere and these are also great fun.
That is a great idea!! I just looked them up and sent the invite request. I am not a FB regular, but for a list of good food, I am in!
Thanks again, Chuck!
I really hope I can make The Void this year. I would love to give that a shot and meet all of you!
LMAO!!! I didn't realize I was doing pro-level moves!
Thanks Patch! I'll check them out!
I hope to make The Void this year! Thanks again for all your help and advice!
Spot link from this past weekend.
Be sure to join the Hammy's Experimental Rallies group as well. I hadn't thought about that one. Many of his events can be done online or you can do it "live" the day of ending at one of Hammy's favorite places to eat Yoder's in New Holland, PA. My first 2 IBA cert rides were on his events.
Guess you'd better get a power source rigged up to keep that GPS charged! Portable battery packs work but nothing like having a hard wired power source.
I only had Sunday to ride, so I took a good rip up to northern VT and then down through NH for TOH. Just couldn’t get up Washington this time ... summit was well in cloud cover and really mean storms were closing in as I was passing through Gorham. Could have waited an hour or so but there is a certain joy in staying ahead of the rain
We did Mt Washington on Saturday. Wasn't in our original plan but after hitting the visitor center for White Mountain National Forest to get the National Park stamp we realized we would be going right past it in 5 miles and had never done it before so WTH. Dianne did not think very highly of it with the no guardrails and steep drop offs. I thought the ride up was worse than the ride down. Very overcast at the top so visibility was not as impressive as I might have hoped.
Got the connector ordered so I don't have to hack up my wires! Eastern Beaver is SLOW!
Everybody is slow when you're in a hurry. LOL.
I decided to dip my toes in the water with the SoC as well. It didn’t hurt that living in Central Ohio, I am in a target rich environment.
I did a big loop around the Northwest quadrant of the state which is an area where I don’t ride often. I ended up riding about 600 miles and got quite a few bonus locations. The weather went from sunny to monsoon and back a few times.
All in all, I had a great time and felt really good about my efforts.
A few sample photos
All that being said, I have even more admiration for you guys that participate in these longer rallies that involve multiple days and enormous miles.
I love that some of our photos are in the exact same location!
And that you're the number right after me!
I'm still waiting for that precognitive delivery where it shows up the day before you need it!
I might just have to ride back out to Ohio and pick up some of those points! Nice job from both of you guys and glad to think some of us misfits on here are contributing to your participation.
And similar bike and colors.
Depending on how this turns out, "contributing to our participation" may turn out to be getting us "main-lined on a highly addictive recreational substance".
finally signed up for the 10-hr void and 36 hour NIITWit
Another recommendation here that you interested new guys give the 10-hr VOID a shot. It's a nice ride over and back from Ohio if you buzz down to WV. The rallymasters put on a great show for first-timers, and there are usually some pretty experienced vets who tend to show up for the night-before festivities. The banquet is always a hoot too. Even if you hate the rally itself, you'll almost certainly have a good time.
You're an enabler, Boon! Stop it Your the one that got me interested in this in the first place!
I am already secretly clearing my calendar so there isn't anything in the way of The Void!
1. Logo this year is a diner. Does that relate to the theme and boni?
2. What is the traditional weather in that area for the rally? Do I remember frequent rain?
3. 10 hr starts and ends in F-burg, VA, right?
More than similar colors!
I have identical panniers!
Let me know when you're coming! I'll buy you a Duck Ruben at Swig in Perrysburg, OH! Knock out an RTE as well!