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Thunder Thief
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Wed May 28, 2014 1:58 pm quote
TheO.Z. wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
Yes the figure 8.

The kilt will come to NOLA for a fee.

Bill x
I got this for free.
Everything about this picture is both wrong and right and wrong.

But right.
Agreed. 😈
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:21 pm quote
Re: 103
Bill Dog wrote:
Oh Happy Days.

Bill x

Edit - If anyone apart from Rick knows what the 103 refers to they get a special prize.
The temperature?

Hotness!

R
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:22 pm quote
I was going to guess the temperature he had with a fever in the hospital?
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:22 pm quote
adverts
Well done.

You're through to the second round with a chance to win the family car.

Now a word from our sponsor.

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Wed May 28, 2014 2:29 pm quote
froggieposition wrote:
I was going to guess the temperature he had with a fever in the hospital?
It may have been higher than that. He was getting close to losing the arm.
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:31 pm quote
Scutrbrau wrote:
froggieposition wrote:
I was going to guess the temperature he had with a fever in the hospital?
It may have been higher than that. He was getting close to losing the arm.
Bill Dog is a great pirate name. A hook would have been suggested.
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:33 pm quote
The number of fuel stops... Lol
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Wed May 28, 2014 2:34 pm quote
The number of stickers on your scoot.
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Wed May 28, 2014 3:46 pm quote
Bill Dog wrote:
I've posted this in the Amerivespa thread but I have a room to share at the Hilton in NOLA from the 12 to the 16th if anyone wants to go halves.

pm me.

Bill xxx
Does that room parking for the scooter, because I didn't figure that detail out...
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Wed May 28, 2014 3:53 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
4n6iscool wrote:
Eventually I will start riding north. Today I am exploring the Portland area since I have never been here before. Tomorrow it is Cannon Beach, Astoria, and Olympia. I start riding true north on Friday.
Hopefully you are planning to go North on US101 from Astoria to Aberdeen then East to Olympia. That is a fun ride as long as the weather is dry.
Yup. That is the plan after I visit the Goondocks.
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Wed May 28, 2014 3:55 pm quote
Yes please!



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Wed May 28, 2014 4:10 pm quote
The gorge!



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Wed May 28, 2014 4:26 pm quote
Yano, I'm sorry to hear my computer fix didn't work for you.

If there's anything else I can do...?


I could send you a pic of me in my kilt if that would help? I don't have knee pads though & I haven't taken any 'up-kilt' pics so I guess Bill Dog has me beat...unless I find a volunteer photographer. Stay safe.
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Wed May 28, 2014 4:31 pm quote
4n6iscool wrote:
Yes please!



Beautiful roads in that part of the country... Keep in mind, that it rains enough up there that moss will often grow right on the road - and is sometimes hard to see - but is always slippery as snot...

Have fun!

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Wed May 28, 2014 9:17 pm quote
Addition
When I say fee I mean a donation to my favourite breast cancer charity just to clear that up.

I'm pretty sure that parking for the scooters has been sorted out.
Joe posted some details about it in the other thread I believe.

So about this room.........

Birreh !
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Wed May 28, 2014 9:54 pm quote
My tire was finally delivered by FedEx just before 7 pm. It got the scenic tour of Summit County as the next to last delivery spending 9 hours in the back of their truck. Oh well, it arrived and we got a couple hundred miles in before calling it a night.

Drove a portion of the route to Dillion in reverse then cut over to a shorter/faster route. The cutover was on what would be a great road on the scoot - in the daytime. Managed to avoid the deer and dogs crossing the road but the deer in particular were "interesting" moments.

Early and long day planned for tomorrow.
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Thu May 29, 2014 4:07 am quote
feb31st wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I've posted this in the Amerivespa thread but I have a room to share at the Hilton in NOLA from the 12 to the 16th if anyone wants to go halves.

pm me.

Bill xxx
Does that room parking for the scooter, because I didn't figure that detail out...
There's scooter parking at the hotel for $10/day.
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Thu May 29, 2014 6:35 am quote
Free WiFi?
Just FYI for you CBers, the nearest Starbucks to Hyder is at 2417 Tongass Ave. Ketchikan, AK. It's 120 miles as the plane flies...because that's the only way you're going to get there unless you wait for winter to freeze all the rivers. Not sure you'll be able to catch their free WiFi from Hyder. I didn't know there existed such a place on earth that was that far from a Starbucks.

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Everywhere...except Hyder?

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Thu May 29, 2014 6:45 am quote
No Starbucks but according to one (the only one) rating on Tripadvisor one can get good fish and chips at "The Bus" which is a really a converted school bus. http://www.hyderalaska.com/thebus.html They claim Robin Williams and Hillary Swank ate there.

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Thu May 29, 2014 7:01 am quote
There in spirit...
Just out of curiosity, who's going to be the first one to get to Hyder? According to http://www.followride.com/, TeacherQuinn is closest. There should be some sort of "1st" patch/sticker/beer mug/prize for the 1st person to get to each stage of the CB.

Actually...does anyone know where Ashrat's purple bear is? That would be kinda awesome if someone took it on the CB...you could 'award' it to the 1st place scoot each day so several people would have the chance to ride with it.
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Thu May 29, 2014 7:04 am quote
Looks to me like Lostboater and Monkeybutt are closer than Teacherquin
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Thu May 29, 2014 7:07 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
Looks to me like Lostboater and Monkeybutt are closer than Teacherquin
Oops...I didn't scroll the screen. D'oh!

Any idea on the purple bear?
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Thu May 29, 2014 7:08 am quote
LC353 wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Looks to me like Lostboater and Monkeybutt are closer than Teacherquin
Oops...I didn't scroll the screen. D'oh!

Any idea on the purple bear?
No but I think it is a good idea. May be too late though and it may be of some importance to whoever has it presently not to risk losing it. Maybe a symbolic stunt bear could be used in place.
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Thu May 29, 2014 7:18 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
LC353 wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Looks to me like Lostboater and Monkeybutt are closer than Teacherquin
Oops...I didn't scroll the screen. D'oh!

Any idea on the purple bear?
No but I think it is a good idea. May be too late though and it may be of some importance to whoever has it presently not to risk losing it. Maybe a symbolic stunt bear could be used in place.
I'd be happy to buy it if someone can figure out the logistics of getting it there. Who to send it to & what address? Maybe just send it to "The Cannonballers" at "The Bus"? I'll bet it would get there being such a small town. No idea how long it would take though. This isn't my CB so I'm not trying to butt in...I just thought it would be a really cool idea. I'll bet you whoever has the original would be more than willing to send it...that would be a perfect example of her spirit from what I've heard. Sorry I never got to meet her.
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Thu May 29, 2014 7:26 am quote
I have had problems shipping to Canada but since Hyder is in the US it will probably get there in time. It could probably be shipped right to the hotel care of one of the riders. Don't know the name of the hotel though. Maybe someone could chime in.

Ashrat and Mr. Purple Bear

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Thu May 29, 2014 7:43 am quote
I will be in Hyder on Monday afternoon. I leave Jacksonville Saturday afternoon. I will gladly take a purple bear with me if I can find one or someone can get it to me. Hers is a big one, maybe a bit big for carrying on, but I will give it a try.
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Thu May 29, 2014 11:45 am quote
Scutrbrau wrote:
froggieposition wrote:
I was going to guess the temperature he had with a fever in the hospital?
It may have been higher than that. He was getting close to losing the arm.
I still remember the pictures vividly.
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Thu May 29, 2014 11:51 am quote
Re: broadcast
Bill Dog wrote:
I've posted this in the Amerivespa thread but I have a room to share at the Hilton in NOLA from the 12 to the 16th if anyone wants to go halves.

pm me.

Bill xxx
I am in if you are. No knee pads necessary.
That picture was a bit disturbing.
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Thu May 29, 2014 12:15 pm quote
Cannonball
Wyoming sure is green with long mostly empty roads.



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Thu May 29, 2014 12:19 pm quote
Max6200 wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I've posted this in the Amerivespa thread but I have a room to share at the Hilton in NOLA from the 12 to the 16th if anyone wants to go halves.

pm me.

Bill xxx
I am in if you are. No knee pads necessary.
That picture was a bit disturbing.
Sounds like you two are in for an adventure....
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Thu May 29, 2014 12:57 pm quote
cdwise wrote:
Wyoming sure is green with long mostly empty roads.



Last time I rode through Wyoming it looked like one of the endless loops used for road runner cartoons....
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Thu May 29, 2014 12:59 pm quote
desire
Looks like bliss to me.

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Thu May 29, 2014 1:08 pm quote
Re: desire
Bill Dog wrote:
Looks like bliss to me.

Bill xxx
What, a poker straight road? You've done too many ironbutts...
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Thu May 29, 2014 1:10 pm quote
point
I havn't done enough.

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Thu May 29, 2014 1:41 pm quote
So it's day 1 on our adventure and guess who already found some ice cream (well, technically it's custard).

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Thu May 29, 2014 2:21 pm quote
Topping g up my espresso intake at Mountain Mud in Billings, MT

FWIW mail plane only goes into Hyder twice a week so mailing might be a problem. We aren't sure if we will make Canada tonight or tomorrow.

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Thu May 29, 2014 3:24 pm quote
cdwise wrote:
FWIW mail plane only goes into Hyder twice a week so mailing might be a problem.
"Perhaps if we built a large wooden badger...?" - Sir Bedevere
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Thu May 29, 2014 3:35 pm quote
I mean just as an idea... Can someone browse a local store or hit one on the way north and maybe purchase a purple bear vs mailing one? If one of the riders or support crew could pick up one there or on the way that would be much easier.
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Thu May 29, 2014 3:42 pm quote
Looks like #61 made it across the border! http://followride.com/rider/61

That's a relief!
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Thu May 29, 2014 4:31 pm quote
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Good luck friends.

Ride fast.

Stay sharp.

Sleep all you can.

Arrive in one piece.

XOXOX,

R
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