Official 2016 Scooter Cannonball thread
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:59 pm quote
Scooters and riders are arriving at the start hotel on Amelia Island.

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Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:50 pm quote
Total count looks like 35 riders. This should be pretty epic.
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:35 am quote
YAnoooooo...BOBANoooooo!!!
Go Team Hawaii!

Good luck & safe riding to all of you. I gotta go watch my "It's Not A Race" Blu-ray now. I may or may not be wearing my helmet and shouting obscenities for people to gtfo of my way while I watch.

FYI - Anyone interested in supporting Yanobobano & her dad should still be able to PM her to pick up a *reflective* Team Hawaii decal. Any donation is greatly appreciated.
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:59 am quote
And they're off!
And they're off!
Scooter Cannonball 2016
Florida to Seattle in 11 days.

You can track their progress in real-time here:
(those that signed up for tracking)
And yes, it should read 2016!

http://followride.com


Note: it is a timed event with riders starting at any chosen time. The leading rider was simply who started first, and not necessarily in First Place.

The person departing LAST that rides the fastest "could" be in first place.

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Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:56 am quote
Godspeed to all, enjoy!!
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:06 am quote
Enjoy the ride!
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:43 am quote
Safe travels to all! I look forward to following the adventure!
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:48 am quote
I wonder how the Not-A-Race is going?

Anyone run afoul of the law on Day 1?

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What are the chances?

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:20 pm quote
2016 scooter cannonball
End of day 1. Lots of GPS errors one crash but no serious damage other than a need to replace a helmet. 33 registered riders eventually showed so with the 2 last minute substitution the total number that started is 35.



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Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:26 pm quote
End of day one standings
Not sure if this will work, but here goes. Nope did not work. Stay tuned for plan B

Alright here is a the days standing in PDF format.

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Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:29 pm quote
Re: End of day one standings
Maroy wrote:
Not sure if this will work, but here goes. Nope did not work. Stay tuned for plan B

Alright here is a the days standing in PDF format.
Thanks for posting the results Maroy!

Our New Orleans scooter cooperative team member gonzo (absurd ruse)
did pretty good, had some mechanical issues but managed to still have a good run.
Good luck to all the riders!
Hooked
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:31 pm quote
Looks like there's some serious contenders this year! What's the story on the two zeroes? On Followride it looked like Classic Rider didn't start. I just figured he was sleeping in!!
Looking good, Gonzo!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:00 am quote
Sitting here at day 2 check 2 waiting for the first rider

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:33 am quote
First rider# 41

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:41 am quote
Rider #54

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:53 am quote
So today is Cherohala or Dragon. Will be curious to see how many choose the Dragon. Looks like Bill chose the Cherohala.
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:01 am quote
#59

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:17 am quote
David's Day 1 Rundown
Bummer this thread is buried in the ride reports so we can (so far) collect single push pin on a map with no context. The CBR thread usually results in a slew of good scooter information & knowledge and has also been the savior of many riders stuck on the side of the road desperate for any hint of help to get their bike moving again.

Anyway, here is an updated blog roll for 2016 Riders: http://followride.com/cbr16/index.html

Day 1 Blog Posts:

Day 1 looked like classic cannonball start but with an excessive amount of 1st day "rookie" errors with navigation problems for returning riders? WTF? Days 1-3 are days to pick up points while others figure out their setup.

AbsurdRuse leads w/ the handicap advantage. He is a solid rider and if he can keep the bike moving he should finish well. But there are 10 more days.

Despite a navigation screw up WLeuthold put up a good score but is tied with FlyGuy2. Will have to watch FlyGuy2 over the next few days and see if he can stay peg'd with WLeuthold.

Rumors Motovista had an issue at the start which could explain his score vs. WLeuthold. Unless Motovista has an excellent Day 2 it may be a long haul to catch up with WLeuthold. Kansas and Nebraksa will be the two days for the higher handicap riders to gain points on the lower handicap riders unless they can out perform them on the more technical final days. I am not sure who is a better technical rider - Motovista or WLeuthold but should be interesting (assuming no breakdowns).

We shall see what day 2 brings!

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As an update... I broke my foot (5th metatarsal) Sunday morning moving some stuff around the yard and decided Monday while getting ready to fly to Jacksonville to bag it. My scooter is being stored at Bill's place until I ride or ship it home. Needless to say I am really bummed out about missing what would be a 5th consecutive Cannonball! The wife was supportive of me doing it with a bum foot but I would have been just as cranky on the road as I am staying at home. Getting hurt during the event is one thing but I did not want to burden participants by starting all banged up. So I am limping this one out at home.
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:18 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
So today is Cherohala or Dragon. Will be curious to see how many choose the Dragon. Looks like Bill chose the Cherohala.
Smart move!
Moderatus Rana
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:38 am quote
feb31st wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
So today is Cherohala or Dragon. Will be curious to see how many choose the Dragon. Looks like Bill chose the Cherohala.
Smart move!
I think so too. Lostboater also went that way while hvdhw went Dragon.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:39 am quote
Couple more

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Moderatus Rana
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:40 am quote
Looks like cdwise (56) took the scenic route to Stecoah.

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:43 am quote
More pics

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:44 am quote
Pics

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:45 am quote
Another

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:51 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
Looks like cdwise (56) took the scenic route to Stecoah.
She is on a maxi, I am not entirely sure how the "beta test" is structured but it may be to her advantage to take the longer way with a 460% handicap.
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:17 am quote
And another

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:18 am quote
1 more

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:18 am quote
They keep coming

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:19 am quote
The helix guys

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:19 am quote
Helix 2

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Moderatus Rana
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:32 am quote
feb31st wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Looks like cdwise (56) took the scenic route to Stecoah.
She is on a maxi, I am not entirely sure how the "beta test" is structured but it may be to her advantage to take the longer way with a 460% handicap.
Quite possible.
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:40 am quote
hvdhw (54) seems to be a bit too far north unless it is just a gps glitch. Maybe headed over to OAD's barn in Kingston?

Great pics OAD. Keep them coming.

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:17 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
feb31st wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Looks like cdwise (56) took the scenic route to Stecoah.
She is on a maxi, I am not entirely sure how the "beta test" is structured but it may be to her advantage to take the longer way with a 460% handicap.
Quite possible.
no she swap bikes to her 2014 ride the Aprilia sort city 250
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:18 am quote
The Washington group

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:19 am quote
Washington 2

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:19 am quote
Capt gary

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:51 am quote
Tut tut looks like rain. Hope my new helmet keeps me dry

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:03 am quote
Another helix

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:04 am quote
Helix brother

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