Scooter Cannonball 2018 YouTube video by gopam
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Thu May 09, 2019 3:37 pm quote
Extremely well done Pam. Look forward to more.
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Fri May 10, 2019 8:14 pm quote
Day 4 part 2 is up!!!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zZJWpPUoD4&feature=youtu.be
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Sat May 11, 2019 2:08 am quote
So much fun!!
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Sat May 11, 2019 3:18 am quote
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Well done Pam,

This is my drug.

Thank you.

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Sat May 11, 2019 3:38 am quote
That video went great with my morning coffee! Thank you Pam!
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Sat May 11, 2019 5:41 am quote
Nice to back on the road again!
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Sat May 11, 2019 6:41 pm quote
Day 5 part 1 is now up!!

Thanks for the love everyone. This video features the most cannonballers at once since the starting line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt4GgXRZrEs&feature=youtu.be
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Sat May 11, 2019 11:06 pm quote
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Quite easily the best yet.

This is like a series only in lots of little episodes

Well done that girl.

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Mon May 13, 2019 7:06 pm quote
Anyone else impatiently waiting for the next episode? Good stuff. Very enjoyable. Thanks gopam for sharing.
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Wed May 15, 2019 10:34 pm quote
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Anyone else impatiently waiting for the next episode? Good stuff. Very enjoyable. Thanks gopam for sharing.
Thanks, love all the comments.

Iím a freelancer and my break is over now. Just went back to work full time this week. Iíll continue working on them on the weekends but itís going to be a slow trickle release for awhile.

To be continued.....5 mph
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Thu May 16, 2019 5:31 am quote
gopam wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
Anyone else impatiently waiting for the next episode? Good stuff. Very enjoyable. Thanks gopam for sharing.
Thanks, love all the comments.

Iím a freelancer and my break is over now. Just went back to work full time this week. Iíll continue working on them on the weekends but itís going to be a slow trickle release for awhile.

To be continued.....5 mph
Congrats on the full time gig! These are good enough to wait for.
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Tue May 21, 2019 9:01 am quote
Day 5 part 2 is now up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vWVaZx6YEc&feature=youtu.be
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Tue May 21, 2019 9:03 am quote
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Whooooo hooooo !!!

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Sun May 26, 2019 7:19 pm quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j3aizfKcWA&feature=youtu.be


more day 5 is now up.....
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Mon May 27, 2019 6:20 am quote
Do it
I got the giggles because you got the giggles.

Well done that girl.

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Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:50 am quote
Hey gopam,

Any more videos coming soon? You have a bunch of riding video crack addicts waiting for your next cannonball vid!

They are a ton of fun and we get to ride cross country through your eyes. Hope all is well with you!
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:03 am quote
Me thinks she is busy working.
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 pm quote
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Me thinks she is busy working.
Yep, movie stuff she gets paid to do as opposed to her videos (much appreciated) here.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:52 pm quote
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Hey gopam,

Any more videos coming soon? You have a bunch of riding video crack addicts waiting for your next cannonball vid!

They are a ton of fun and we get to ride cross country through your eyes. Hope all is well with you!
ah, thanks! I got busy with my day job, life etc. Plus my computer died. But I bought a new one and I'm back at it again.

Here you go:

Day 5 part 4 is now online!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pDSXeHAVnc&list=PLaVlnHMBusus3btRcpoYDDR8-4dleBkWk&index=15&t=0s
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:27 pm quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bvJdIoyCFA

This video is an example of what NOT to do haha

Day 5 part 5 is now online!
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:03 am quote
Awesome, thank you for taking the time to share this!
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:30 pm quote
Got my YT notifications yesterday that new videos have been uploaded. Looking forward to watching them tonight.
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:00 pm quote
Thanks!

And hey, my MV peeps, if you want to be kept up to date, feel free to like my videos and subscribe to my channel. It encourages me to keep working on the videos.

Cheers!
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:06 pm quote
I have done that! Thank you and would a modular helmet been better for water and the banana?
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:11 pm quote
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I have done that! Thank you and would a modular helmet been better for water and the banana?
In normal riding circumstances yes......

but with my gopam cannonball inventor "helmet neck gaiter mod" I would of had an issue opening the helmet.

The neck gaiter was taped below the chin vent all the way around my helmet. So it kept the neck gaiter off my neck and didn't rub my chin/neck rash, and it also hid my skin from the sun. But.....

it made taking off the helmet difficult (or with a modular helmet, lifting it open difficult) and it really limited the air flow and just made a hot stuffy hot mess of my head face and neck.

In the long run, what I thought was a brilliant helmet mod idea (to help my rash)....instead was a detrimental idiotic idea haha.

There's a reason nobody has invented it before haha. I do NOT endorse the helmet neck gaiter mod.
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:15 pm quote
Thank you for the rationale as I do realize you were in difficult circumstances but "kept a stiff upper lip and carried on"!

I am still contemplating doing the 2020 CB and mulling everything over, so I watch and re-watch your vids with interest. Thank you, thank you,
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:49 pm quote
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Thank you for the rationale as I do realize you were in difficult circumstances but "kept a stiff upper lip and carried on"!

I am still contemplating doing the 2020 CB and mulling everything over, so I watch and re-watch your vids with interest. Thank you, thank you,
I'm hoping to ride 2020 also. If I do, then my plan is to have a modular helmet for sure. Communicating with others, eating and drinking would all be easier.

I also plan to have a proper motorcycle weather purposed garmin that works. And I'm considering Bagel's and Cynthia's hand prepped scroll turning directions on the scoot too!
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:43 pm quote
I bring you the hot mess that I was with the dumb mistakes and delays in the Texas heat.

Day 5 part 6 video is now online

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUGkLUI7nCE&feature=youtu.be
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:45 pm quote
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Right here we go.

Thanks Pam.

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:40 am quote
Rehydration should begin as soon as the days ride ends. If you are that thirsty in the morning, you are already in trouble. Hydrate all evening and night. Drinking during the day is important, but is less necessary if you atart out hydrated. Might have been better to leave boots on and put on lighter pants. Really enjoying this, respect you for enduring. I am learning a lot from your experiences. How fast are you riding? Thanks!!
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:24 pm quote
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Rehydration should begin as soon as the days ride ends. If you are that thirsty in the morning, you are already in trouble. Hydrate all evening and night. Drinking during the day is important, but is less necessary if you atart out hydrated. Might have been better to leave boots on and put on lighter pants. Really enjoying this, respect you for enduring. I am learning a lot from your experiences. How fast are you riding? Thanks!!
Good advice. Cannonball is a weird animal. I definitely drank a lot of water in the evenings. Although I was arriving late evenings. So I rushed to check into hotels, find open restaurants where I usually ordered at the bar right before kitchen closing and drank a lot of water. But then it was get to bed time. So there was no "hydrating all evening and night". Minimal time for anything.
Also I did FORGET to drink my electrolytes that I brought with me and I never wanted to put electrolytes in my camel pak. So it was dumb I kept forgetting to drink my electrolytes in the evening.

Fun fact: I always thought it was called a camel pak. I now see after all my video titling and referencing that it is really called a CamelBak. So it's pretty funny that I'm not using it or referring to it correctly. I guess P for Pam, gopam here... tends to put P's in things. And I still want to call it a camel pak so I think I probably will.

My pants were mesh riding pants that breathed pretty well. I was kicking myself for not packing my mesh riding boots. It's tough to figure out exactly what to pack for cannonball.

I can't recall how fast we were going on the interstate. I think Scooterista's P200 maxed out around 60- 65mph? Maybe we went 70? My GT200 tops out around 85mph but that's full tuck, lighter load and going slightly down hill. Not loaded up on Cannonball. And not when I was following the P200

As for other days our speeds varied due to the riding terrain.

And as you can see.....from my videos, I'm giving many examples of how NOT to do Cannonball.

And Nobody should expect to just be able to follow another competitor and not navigate themselves. Scooterista was super nice not to leave me behind in Texas on Day 5. She should have. I totally slowed her down. Not my riding, that I can rally....I slowed her down when we stopped with whatever whack-a-doodle thing I was doing. As I edit my footage, I see what a saint she is. Like I said, it is a competition and if she said, "hey, see ya... I gotta go" I woulda understood.

And even though my garmin was dead and displaying a black or plaid screen only..... I had my phone (with usb plug in charge) and with offline downloaded google maps (in case of loss cell signal), and my paper print out directions so I could find my way on my own if necessary.

Which being prepared to ride this thing alone is the proper way to cannonball. Or find team mates before hand that are willing to go your speed. Or wait for you when you make dumb mistakes, and can't find your gloves, and need to change your shoes, and need to plug in your electronics because you want to film cannonball.....oh wait a minute....it's a competition haha
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:07 pm quote
Unbelievable ... I'm reading this topic as an adventure novel, and it is.
The part on the road in sand and earth shocked me, then i thought about physical fatigue and psychological stress. A beautiful undertaking but also a nightmare. Congratulations to the protagonist amazon.
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:10 am quote
Thanks Attila.

Years ago when I watched the documentary ďItís not a race: The scooter cannonball runĒ I thought to myself, how could a rider forget to Timestamp photo the starting hotel checkpoint? Itís typically the hotel you slept in the night before. Youíre already there just getting ready to leave and start the day.
Then I did cannonball with time zone changes and sleep deprivation along with the physical exhaustion and psychological stress you mention.....and I forgot to take at least 1 hotel checkpoint photo too.
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I find all this commendable, they are things that must be done when there are ages and strength to do them; tomorrow perhaps it will not be possible, it is part of the path of life to put oneself to the test and if one manages to unite a passion it is better. With us this is not possible, too little space, a lot of traffic, at most a few meetings a day or two ...
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:21 pm quote
Finally was able to catchup with gopam cannonball adventure. If you havenít seen the videos yet I highly recommend that you do. Good stuff!

Looking forward to more of your cannonball adventure gopam.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 pm quote
I'm trying to work on Day 6 but I've been extremely busy lately with my day job.....AND we just adopted 2 dogs from the animal shelter. So there is a lot of potty & behavior training happening in my life right now.

But then this happened.... so I had to pop out a quick video of this guy who has stolen my heart. Meet Gizmo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu5EDCcmdRk
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:05 pm quote
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That has made my day Pam.

He's adorable.

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:51 pm quote
I agree but it would be better with the helmet.

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