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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:55 am quote
Team hawaii

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:40 am quote
The kraken finally showed

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:48 am quote
After following #42 take alternate routing he finally showed

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:20 am quote
Think this might be the last rider through

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:33 am quote
OAD - SCBR cameraman extraordinnaire
feb31st wrote:
Bummer this thread is buried in the ride reports
I was thinking the same thing.
old as dirt wrote:
Team hawaii
OAD - Thanks for the picture show, very much appreciated!


Yano -
I'm not overly superstitious but this is my 808'th post so maybe it'll bring you some good luck! I love that tour tank. Go Team Hawaii!

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Mahalo!

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Kymco Downtown 300i - The Cloven in Twain
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Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:14 pm quote
Ache
Missing this event and the people.

Bill xxx
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 250ie, Scarabeo 500ie, SportCity 250, BV 500, Buddy 125
Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 6135
Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:27 pm quote
After we came to checkpoint 3 the road we were supposed to take was closed should be interesting to see how each rider got past it.

Once locations started showing up it was to be moved to General but most of the photos aren't showing their location.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:33 pm 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.
In the end I repossessed the Sport City from my son. I tried to get the GTS ready but wasn't to be. I only registered with the Scarabeo to preserve options. Didn't know for sure which scoot I'd have until 4pm on the Weds before leaving at 10 the next morning for the start.

Will is here with beer and other beverages, BBQ to be delivered shortly.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:43 pm quote
This is what some of us arrived in at the end of day 2.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:57 pm quote
It was great being at check point 2 today and seeing everyone come thru. I had a great time talking to ya'll. Hope everyone has a great rest of your cannonball. Please be safe and post pics when you can.
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Kymco Downtown 300i - The Cloven in Twain
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:58 pm quote
Tall
Oh that looks truly horrid.

Sorry guys and girls.

Bill xxx
Hooked
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Location: Long Beach, CA
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:21 pm quote
Daily updates
Going to be updating rider page daily (need to fill in a few missing scooters):
http://www.scootercannonball.com/results/2016Updates.php
Molto Verboso
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:20 pm quote
Dinner at the Econolodge
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Molto Verboso
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:20 pm quote
More dinner.
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Molto Verboso
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:25 pm quote
More dinner.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug), 'Olive' (GT200) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:12 pm quote
Re: David's Day 1 Rundown
feb31st wrote:
I did not want to burden participants by starting all banged up. So I am limping this one out at home.
Very sorry to hear that.
Hooked
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Posts: 401
Location: Nor Cal
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:50 pm quote
OAD!! Loved seeing your pics, made me feel like I was there too! Thanks!

Feb31st-- I totally expected you'd be riding with your cast boot, but you probably did the adult thing by staying home. Thanks for your narrative of the standings, I could almost hear your voice saying it, except I was visualizing a horse race while you were describing it.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 250ie, Scarabeo 500ie, SportCity 250, BV 500, Buddy 125
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Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:24 am quote
Looks like everyone is waiting this storm out. 2" of rain overnight with serious lightening but it's tapering off now. Roads should be ok by 9-10.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:28 am quote
Day two scores pdf format. Thankfully Phil is making this more usable over on the Scooter Cannonball Forum Thanks Phil!

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Moderatus Rana
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:10 am quote
Looks they are out of the gate after the storm delay. I think cdwise (56) is going to do some site-seeing in Nashville.

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Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:11 am quote
We are driving through TN this morning and tempted to cut over to the next check point to encourage the riders.

A lot of bad weather moved through this morning with high heat this afternoon. Stay safe everyone. Prayers for safety, and good roads!
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:19 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
Looks they are out of the gate after the storm delay. I think cdwise (56) is going to do some site-seeing in Nashville.
Nice to see them all out of the gates at once!

There is an interstate option through Nashville that if you luck out on traffic should be a fast ride!
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:32 am quote
Day 2 Blog Posts

Between weather, road construction and AbsurdRuse's break down - day 2 really tightened up the competition! If luck is on WLeuthold's side he might gain some points today but doesn't seem like anyone's found any luck so far! At this point I'd put some loot on ClassicRider winning this entire thing.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:13 am quote
tupelosue wrote:
OAD!! Loved seeing your pics, made me feel like I was there too! Thanks!

Feb31st-- I totally expected you'd be riding with your cast boot, but you probably did the adult thing by staying home. Thanks for your narrative of the standings, I could almost hear your voice saying it, except I was visualizing a horse race while you were describing it.
I was thinking the same thing!

I hope everyone rides safely on those wet roads.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug), 'Olive' (GT200) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:05 am quote
Due to popular demand, this thread has been moved to GD. I'll also make it a sticky for the duration.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:15 am quote
Go Yano and CD.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:47 am quote
US Weather Radar.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:56 am quote
Lovely!

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Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:41 am quote
Excellent overlays feb31st . . an image truly is worth a thousand words!
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Kymco Downtown 300i - The Cloven in Twain
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:53 am quote
From the Sky
Yeah, it kinda makes me glad to be tucked up in my house.

Ride safe people.

Bill xxx
Ossessionato
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:13 am quote
Piece of cake. Except for that part where I tried to cross the Mississippi River in a tornado.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:11 pm quote
Most of us waited out the worst of it butBill was an early departed. Some of the roads around Checkpoint 2. My shortcut was a washout literally with 5' of the road I was using as a shortcut had fallen into the culvert. I aka discovered that I can ride the Sport City through 5" of water. Riding through rocks that completely cover the road can cause your GOS to come out of its cradle. That the Garmin 660 can survive a drop at speed.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:38 pm quote
Glad I found this thread
I hope your all doing well and I wish you the best of luck ladies and gentlemen
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:35 pm quote
Day 3 Scores in PDF format.

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Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:40 pm quote
Saw a couple of riders on HW60 today. Loaded down and making good time. We were hoping to cheer on riders at the La Center check point but had an emergency call that pulled us off course.

Good luck riders! Be safe and ride hard.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:50 pm quote
WLMiller54 wrote:
Saw a couple of riders on HW60 today. Loaded down and making good time. We were hoping to cheer on riders at the La Center check point but had an emergency call that pulled us off course.

Good luck riders! Be safe and ride hard.
Always fun to see supporters on the road!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:59 pm quote
feb31st wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Looks they are out of the gate after the storm delay. I think cdwise (56) is going to do some site-seeing in Nashville.
Nice to see them all out of the gates at once!

There is an interstate option through Nashville that if you luck out on traffic should be a fast ride!
It was, legs 1,2 & 4 but my shortcut was a washout. A serious washout that was an impassable sinkhole.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:18 pm quote
As a tribute to all of the intrepid riders:
Quote:
And so today, our world it smiles
We're on the road, we scoot the miles.
Coffee keeps us wide awake
Consume too much, begin to shake...

The engines strain as hills we climb.
Ah yes, we're running out of rhyme!
Our eyes are glued to th' road ahead,
Our minds fixate on a motel bed.

Arrive by dusk, with a bit of luck...
...unless we fly like goose or duck.
With a cloud of dust and a squeal of brakes,
We find a bar, our thirst to slake.

An uke is plucked; in voices pretty.
All riders sing our little ditty.
Now Vespa, now Stella, Now Prancer and Vixen,
Out with the tools, our rides need fixin'.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:23 pm quote
Excellent stuff! Keep riding & Y'all be careful out there!
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:30 pm quote
I've been having a great time so far. Good to see everyone I know from 2014, and to meet all the new and returning riders I haven't met before.
It was really nice to see you again OAD! Thanks for the water and the sticker for my tank!

Spent 100 miles in the rain yesterday (without any raingear!) on the way to the hotel in TN. I-40 in those conditions was complete insanity for a while. Followed the slowest vehicle I could to keep a steady track. Once things started to let up I booked it the rest of the way to the hotel because all I could think about was dry clothes, bbq, and beer. Big thanks to my Dad for keeping up with my crazy riding and making sure that no one hit me from behind when there was nearly 0 visibility. Sorry I scared the crap out of you.

This mornings epic thunderstorm woke everyone up and then we all waited it out. Maroy's got an excellent video of it!

Tonight a bunch of us went to get frozen custard from this place called Andy's. Still a bit hot out so we had to eat them quickly, but so good! The little ride from the hotel to the custard stand was great too! Nice back roads with some twists and turns and a gorgeous sunset in my mirrors.

More thanks to everyone here for cheering all of us on! We all appreciate it.
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