Whiskey Dick 8 2019
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Molto Verboso
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:14 pm quote
Just found this on the internet... wondering if anyone is going to this. Might try to make this my first rally.

5/10-5/12 in the Poconos.
https://sites.google.com/site/whiskeydickrally/home
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:50 pm quote
i'll be there for my first time at this rally. I've heard it's a very good one.
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:56 pm quote
Maybe, it's only a 7 hour ride. How big is this rally?
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:26 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Maybe, it's only a 7 hour ride. How big is this rally?
If you go to the paypal link to register, it shows everyone that has paid. seems about 35 or so people have registered already.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:27 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Maybe, it's only a 7 hour ride. How big is this rally?
I'm wondering the same. In one of the videos, I'm guessing 30 or so scooters went off on a morning group ride. Looked a bit drizzly so maybe there were a few more that didn't go?
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:05 am quote
I've finally gotten my Stella running good enough to travel further away from home confidently, so this will be my first rally!

The group PayPal has about 50 reservations yesterday when I paid for mine. Many of them have multiple people so I'd say probably 60 +/- scooters at this rally!

Looking forward to my first trip off Staten island and longest distance of about 115 miles! Past year I've been confined to my small island driving around in circles just trying to get the bike up to par for highway driving. Its close but still not ideal Max speed (55-60) for real highway driving, so I'll be using Google maps avoid highway feature to get there which is about 3 hours.
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:02 am quote
Download the Rever app, and plot out your route on a desktop. Works so much better this way.

Use the Rever app for your routing.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:59 am quote
FYI, their suggested hotel, Carriage House, is sold out. There is a Comfort Inn a mile away that is about the same price as their deal at the Carriage House.
Molto Verboso
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:43 pm quote
RoaringTodd wrote:
Download the Rever app, and plot out your route on a desktop. Works so much better this way.

Use the Rever app for your routing.
Thanks for tip. I have been hesitant to download rever as I am perfectly content in using Google Maps as you can chart routes equally easy in Google Maps, and it is not another app to download and create an account for. I did end up downloading it to give it a chance, and the one thing I noticed which I like about it is that it tells you elevation changes, which reminded me that I should probably rejet once I get up there as I will be going from sea level up to approx. 2000 ft over the 115 or so miles. I will probably delete the app off phone cause I figured out its harder to use the phone to chart routes and you can just do that on the website at home, then import the routes to google maps while on the road.

I actually just drove past that town on the highway on my way up to buffalo and back this week in my truck. I am glad I did because I was considering taking the highway further out there and with the speeds people drive in Jersey and the hills out there, I doubt I would be hitting safe speeds on the highway currently. So I will stick to the leisure back roads for this trip!
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 am quote
swiss1939 wrote:
I am perfectly content in using Google Maps as you can chart routes equally easy in Google Maps.
You must be running an Android device? That option is not available for Iphones.
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:18 am quote
Whiskey Dick is apparently a great rally and it can't be beaten given the amount of shit you get for the registration fee. Free booze all day Saturday? Yes pls.

I haven't been before but am going this year and this is always very popular with the Boston crowd so a number of us will be there.

The raffle bikes they have are always KILLER.

Not sure yet whether or not the hotel is booked, so I'd look into that ASAP.

p.s. may want to check out their FB event page.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:05 pm quote
Bazziemoto wrote:
Whiskey Dick is apparently a great rally and it can't be beaten given the amount of shit you get for the registration fee. Free booze all day Saturday? Yes pls.

I haven't been before but am going this year and this is always very popular with the Boston crowd so a number of us will be there.

The raffle bikes they have are always KILLER.

Not sure yet whether or not the hotel is booked, so I'd look into that ASAP.

p.s. may want to check out their FB event page.
Their hotel was booked full a few weeks ago. There are a few other hotels within 2 miles. Will see you and the Boston crowd there! Originally from Prov., and my Stella i'm riding there came from Fall River/Tiverton, probably new from Javaspeed Scooter which was still open around the time this Stella was manufactured.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:58 am quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Their hotel was booked full a few weeks ago. There are a few other hotels within 2 miles. Will see you and the Boston crowd there! Originally from Prov., and my Stella i'm riding there came from Fall River/Tiverton, probably new from Javaspeed Scooter which was still open around the time this Stella was manufactured.
Cool, come say hi! I will likely have my bright orange primavera with cartoon-y cats painted on one side. You won't miss it. I imagine that Woody from Javaspeed will be there with us.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:19 pm quote
RoaringTodd wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
I am perfectly content in using Google Maps as you can chart routes equally easy in Google Maps.
You must be running an Android device? That option is not available for Iphones.
I am running Android, but I believe anyone can do it. I believe I saw an option to export your route so you can import to google maps. I have not done it, but I imagine you can do it on a desktop and you can save routes in google maps which can be loaded in the gmaps app on your phone. I would be shocked if apple maps does not have similar capabilities.
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:21 pm quote
Bazziemoto wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Their hotel was booked full a few weeks ago. There are a few other hotels within 2 miles. Will see you and the Boston crowd there! Originally from Prov., and my Stella i'm riding there came from Fall River/Tiverton, probably new from Javaspeed Scooter which was still open around the time this Stella was manufactured.
Cool, come say hi! I will likely have my bright orange primavera with cartoon-y cats painted on one side. You won't miss it. I imagine that Woody from Javaspeed will be there with us.
Will do. I had never been to Javaspeed as I believe it opened after I had already moved to NYC or shortly before. So I do not know Woody. Just know of the shop from friends back home mentioning it a while ago when scooters started to get popular in providence in the mid 2000's.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 pm quote
RoaringTodd wrote:
Use the Rever app for your routing.
As an exercise and to figure out what type of distance/commitment it would require... I am charting an epic cross country trip inspired by the Cannonball Run because I've always wanted to do cross country northern and southern routes. I was considering the cannonball run with all this talk, but have decided against it. I am a photographer, and the idea of doing this probably the only time in my life, I cannot justify rushing through it all and sticking to defined waypoints just to meet some arbitrary group ride (not knocking it), because I need to take time and hit all my desired locations for photography.

Ive done up and down east coast more than 10 times. I'll say rever is pretty good, but it is struggling to find routes when I put enough waypoints down in the yellowstone/grand teton area. Can't seem to route anything there despite adding waypoints on clearly visible roads.
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:26 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
RoaringTodd wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
I am perfectly content in using Google Maps as you can chart routes equally easy in Google Maps.
You must be running an Android device? That option is not available for Iphones.
I am running Android, but I believe anyone can do it. I believe I saw an option to export your route so you can import to google maps. I have not done it, but I imagine you can do it on a desktop and you can save routes in google maps which can be loaded in the gmaps app on your phone. I would be shocked if apple maps does not have similar capabilities.
Prepare to be shocked. It will import your destination but make routing decisions in the phone. This is old news.
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:43 pm quote
Ultrajon wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
RoaringTodd wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
I am perfectly content in using Google Maps as you can chart routes equally easy in Google Maps.
You must be running an Android device? That option is not available for Iphones.
I am running Android, but I believe anyone can do it. I believe I saw an option to export your route so you can import to google maps. I have not done it, but I imagine you can do it on a desktop and you can save routes in google maps which can be loaded in the gmaps app on your phone. I would be shocked if apple maps does not have similar capabilities.
Prepare to be shocked. It will import your destination but make routing decisions in the phone. This is old news.
The only thing shocking is that you have to subscribe to use turn by turn directions in the app. I did just discover this and that you need a subscription to export gpx files. I'll be sticking with my trusty google maps. Old news to you, but I've never been bothered by google maps enough to seek out an alternative map that costs over $7/mo to use!

I'm not knocking it, or everyones referrals to use it. Appreciate the advice, as it does look to have some useful features. Clearly people love it, but I'll wait till I feel gmaps is failing me before I subscribe to something like this.
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 pm quote
All this planning for first long distance trip and rain forecast puts an end to that!

I'll be throwing it in the back of my truck to get there since it is supposed to rain all weekend!
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Fri May 10, 2019 10:45 am quote
Not sure what forecast youíre looking at, but the weather for Saturday is supposed to be dry and 70 degrees. Iíll be there as Iím only an hour away in NJ.
Molto Verboso
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Fri May 10, 2019 12:32 pm quote
Forecast was for rain all Friday until 9 and all Sunday. Just when riding yup and from..
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Sun May 12, 2019 8:50 am quote
Turned out to be a beautiful day for a rally. The slow ride was a bit bumpy, but still enjoyable. Vintage Vespas and Lambrettas outnumbered modern Vespas.
Molto Verboso
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Sun May 12, 2019 10:55 am quote
We got lucky with the good weather on Saturday. Today not so much!

The long ride was cold for the first leg, but great overall. Some decent pot holes for a bit of it!

All in, a great rally for east coast riders!
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