Official 2016 Scooter Cannonball thread
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Ossessionato
Piaggio BV 500 BLUE DRAGON
Joined: 08 Oct 2008
Posts: 4946
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:47 am quote
Going through blogs during lunch and saw the photos below.

I believe both of these are from LostBoater.

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Oh Cannonballer, great are Thy Balls.

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I approve of every crazy helmet used in this insane endeavor.

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Kymco Downtown 300i - The Cloven in Twain
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 14463
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:24 am quote
Beg
Dammit !

I'm really missing this event and the lovely people who've entered it.

I'll have to have a word with my sponsors for 2018.

Bill xxx
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 250ie, Scarabeo 500ie, SportCity 250, BV 500, Buddy 125
Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 6641
Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:55 am quote
Thankfully the scoot behaved well today though I didn't push it hard being more important to finish than try to improve my position from sixth

Bill rolled into the hotel shortly after I checked in. Walked up the street to Highlands Brew. In my way over I saw Lostboater and Flyguy 2 heading for the hotel followed closely by Classic Rider.
Having by lunch with Bill at Highland Brew & Pizza.

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Hooked
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Posts: 261

Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:35 pm quote
On the standings page . . Bigkart Honda Reflex should be changed to Helix 1986 . . reference posting.
Molto Verboso
2015 Ducati Monster 821 &'07 GT200 & 2012 Bonneville SE
Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 1212
Location: LOS ANGELES
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:41 pm quote
Chas in NOLA wrote:
The fix
These pics, videos and blogs are great. I keep vocally going "oooh"...."damn" etc. and love this fix.

Go Cannonballers!! Stay safe out there and Godspeed.

Hooked
2013 Vespa GTS300 Super, 2005 Vespa GT200, 2003 Stella, 1980 Vespa P200E
Joined: 15 Jun 2011
Posts: 206
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:24 pm quote
Did Tromper break down somewhere? The tracker shows him off course not far from today's start.
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MP3 250
Joined: 05 Mar 2008
Posts: 998
Location: San Carlos CA
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:23 pm quote
Re: Cannonball Score Day 8 - Readable
feb31st wrote:
Recompiled the PDF into something readable!
Thanks Dave!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 250ie, Scarabeo 500ie, SportCity 250, BV 500, Buddy 125
Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 6641
Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:29 pm quote
Apparently someone changed their oil in the parking lot right next to one of the worker's newly painted car blowing oil all over the new paint. Not a way to win friends.
Hooked
LX150, GT200
Joined: 23 Jul 2008
Posts: 364
Location: Queens, NY
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:34 pm quote
Yes, not only did Gonzo run yesterday but he won the day! His times were not entered until aftah Mark posted the pdf on MV. So that table will change.

Preview...

Gonzo ran the full day today too. But you will have to wait for the pdf later tonight since I am waiting on a few scores but it was a good day if you ride a vintage today...
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MP3 250
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Location: San Carlos CA
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:53 pm quote
And the days totals:

CannonballScoreDay9.pdf
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GTS 250
Joined: 29 Jul 2008
Posts: 566
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:10 am quote
Day 9 Blog Posts
Top 5 Riders:
Bigkart          2656
flyguy2          2606
Wleuthold        2584
Classic Rider    2541
Motovista        2431
Yay, Bill changed his belt ( http://bit.ly/29JBHnw ) - hopefully he cruises into the finish w/o issue!

Today's elevation profile looks lovely with some fun the first and final leg. If a rider was interested in speed/points they'd consider topping off gas before leaving the 1st check point and after the arriving at the 3rd to maximize the downhill leg!

Gonzo is back on the road and dominating the daily scores. As a result Day 8 had a recalculation that did not impact the top 5 rankings - just lowered overall points by 21 for each rider. Two days left!

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Ossessionato
Piaggio BV 500 BLUE DRAGON
Joined: 08 Oct 2008
Posts: 4946
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:43 am quote
Such beautiful vistas on the last leg.

Is it all just technical riding? Or do you feel more? Is there still a sense of exhilaration or is it all exhaustion and a grind?

Because the sky looks EPIC out there!

Ride Safe Everyone!
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Kymco Downtown 300i - The Cloven in Twain
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 14463
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:49 am quote
True
Bill changing his belt is a very good thing.

We know this.

Ride safe Mate.

Bill xxx
Hooked
GTV(Alberta) LX150(Victor) GTS300(Enrico)
Joined: 20 Nov 2011
Posts: 200
Location: Metro Atlanta
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:00 am quote
And now.....Bigkart, the leader, has not checked in on the day. Does anyone know of his whereabouts?
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2:6
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Location: San Francisco
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:21 am quote
Hope anyone that down jetted on the way up, down jets before heading down.
Hooked
'78 P200E, 2009 TMax, 2009 S150
Joined: 18 Oct 2007
Posts: 167
Location: New Orleans
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:14 am quote
Gonzo said he left the jets alone for the previous mountains and it just sputtered a little at elevation and no problems.
Classic rider said the same in his blog.
Hooked
Honda NC700XD; Piaggio BV250ie
Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 240
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:52 am quote
#51 seems to be in Hamilton according to FollowRide.com. Late start or some sort to technical problem???
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GTS 250
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Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:55 am quote
LM15 wrote:
#51 seems to be in Hamilton according to FollowRide.com. Late start or some sort to technical problem???
He is not using SPOT for automated GPS check-ins. He has to post his location using smart phone photo.
Hooked
Honda NC700XD; Piaggio BV250ie
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Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:12 pm quote
Oh, okay, I see that he is now on the move.

BTW, with the Delorme inReach products work with FollowRide and such?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 250ie, Scarabeo 500ie, SportCity 250, BV 500, Buddy 125
Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 6641
Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:21 pm quote
Bigkart arrived shortly after I did. He, Bill, Flyguy2 and Chris Smith headed to Oregon for lunch to click it off their ride maps. Tromped had his Spot along with his spare gas can stolen at a gas/bathroom stop so who knows what's going on there.

I left later today so saw more folks on the road including Bigkart who passed me in a small town going faster than I wanted to tempt fate going. I passed him a bit later when he made a nav error. So Flyguy2 may have a better time than him today. Boater and I passed each other several times today. Once when I stopped at checkpoint2 trying to get a photo of the moose I saw and put on another layer of gloves.
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GTS 250
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Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:22 pm quote
LM15 wrote:
Oh, okay, I see that he is now on the move.

BTW, with the Delorme inReach products work with FollowRide and such?
Delorme inReach could work with FollowRide. Currently I am only intergraded with SPOT and photos w/ GPS meta data. I've given the site very little attention since it was developed for the 2012 Cannonball. Prior to the 2014 Cannonball it was migrated into Laravel 4.x and given a cheap facelift with Twitter Bootstrap and some javascript mix-ins - but no real refactor of the code itself or expansion of functionality. For this years Cannonball I did a find/replace on "2014" => "2016" and added new riders to the database. :-/ The site remains a neglected hobby project - there is only so much time!

For most everyday ride following SPOTWalla is a great solution.
Hooked
Honda NC700XD; Piaggio BV250ie
Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 240
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:59 pm quote
Thanks, I think you have done a super job on the site. I was looking at a used inReach and wondered if it would work on FollowRide. Perhaps by the 2018 SCR?
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P200e
Joined: 01 Apr 2014
Posts: 9
Location: Left Coast
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:17 pm quote
cdwise wrote:
Tromped had his Spot along with his spare gas can stolen at a gas/bathroom stop so who knows what's going on there.
Brain surgeons!
They stole his Spot? How will anyone find those thieves??? 🙂
Hooked
GTV(Alberta) LX150(Victor) GTS300(Enrico)
Joined: 20 Nov 2011
Posts: 200
Location: Metro Atlanta
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:50 pm quote
bual wrote:
cdwise wrote:
Tromped had his Spot along with his spare gas can stolen at a gas/bathroom stop so who knows what's going on there.
Brain surgeons!
They stole his Spot? How will anyone find those thieves??? 🙂
I don't think they thought this one through...
Molto Verboso
Vespa LX150 GTS250ie GTS300
Joined: 11 Dec 2009
Posts: 1518
Location: St. Pete, Fla
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:33 pm quote
Quote:
Tromped had his Spot along with his spare gas can stolen at a gas/bathroom stop so who knows what's going on there.
Technically they were not stolen. He went down and they fell off. When he went back to get them after riding down they road, they were not there.
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MP3 250
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Location: San Carlos CA
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:33 pm quote
Day 10 results:

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GTS 250
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Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:09 am quote
Day 10 Blog Posts
Top 5 Riders:
Bigkart          2948
flyguy2          2905
Wleuthold        2863
Classic Rider    2830
Motovista        2650
Final day! If BigKart & FlyGuy can keep it running they have 1st and 2nd locked up. I think Classic Rider has a shot at 3rd but it is a long shot!

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Enthusiast
GTV250ie
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Location: Skagit Co., WA
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:56 am quote
Day 11, first rider just went through check point two.
Hooked
2015 Primavera 50
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Posts: 342
Location: Northwest USA
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:56 am quote
Is he there yet?!

On another note, it was entertaining reading the SCB forum posts about the 50cc class. ROTFLMBO!!
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GTS 250
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Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:09 pm quote
Finish Line!

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Hooked
2015 Primavera 50
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Location: Northwest USA
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:18 pm quote
Nice pic and congratulations to all! Glad there were no major problems. It was fun traveling along in cyberspace. Thanks for the blogs, pictures and the Follow Ride app. Where is the sign up sheet?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 20391
Location: Kingston, Tennessee, Tn
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:24 pm quote
another great cannonball for all. loved following everyone this year and saying hi at day 2 check 2.

I did miss not riding it. I will have to buckle down and get my stuff in order for 2018 for sure.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 250ie, Scarabeo 500ie, SportCity 250, BV 500, Buddy 125
Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 6641
Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:32 pm quote
I'll do a blog update with photos tomorrow before I take the scoot, spare tire and replacement for the welded exhaust that made it through the entire cannonball over to be changed when the service to get me back home is done. Off to Cask and Trotter where local scooter riders are welcoming the SOD group's return and other cannonball riders arrival.
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Kymco Downtown 300i - The Cloven in Twain
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 14463
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:38 am quote
glad
Well done to all of you.

Proud of you I am.

Bill/Yoda.
Hooked
GTV(Alberta) LX150(Victor) GTS300(Enrico)
Joined: 20 Nov 2011
Posts: 200
Location: Metro Atlanta
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:32 am quote
Congratulations to all the Cannonballer's - finishers, organizers and those that gave it a shot but came up short. Looking forward to seeing the final report card.
Enthusiast
2015 Vespa Sprint 150
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Posts: 62
Location: San Antonio, TX
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:05 am quote
Congrats to everyone! It sure was a lot of fun to follow!
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2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:20 am quote
Congrats to everyone. Well done
Ossessionato
GTV
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 2744
Location: Santa Cruz CA
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:43 am quote
It was fun following all the action. I know it was a grind for all the riders. Congrats on finishing!

Best
Miguel
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2009 GTS, 2013 Buddy, italjet Velocifero, yamahopper
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Posts: 401
Location: Nor Cal
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:43 am quote
Now what???
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P200e
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Location: Left Coast
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:21 am quote
tupelosue wrote:
Now what???
You know...
A month of sleep, depression, rehab... Then 2018!!!
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