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Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:36 pm quote
Looks like info has been posted on Facebook but canít copy link
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:06 pm quote
Re: Scooter Cannonball 2020
wbdvt wrote:
Looks like info has been posted on Facebook but canít copy link
July 6-16, 2020
Bar Harbor ME to Eureka CA
Deleted Facebook but i am interested. Can you copy the details here. How to sign up, etc.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:25 pm quote


Gets a guy to thinkings....
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:00 pm quote
Re: Scooter Cannonball 2020
swiss1939 wrote:
wbdvt wrote:
Looks like info has been posted on Facebook but canít copy link
July 6-16, 2020
Bar Harbor ME to Eureka CA
Deleted Facebook but i am interested. Can you copy the details here. How to sign up, etc.
http://forum.scootercannonballrun.com/
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:45 pm quote
Plus
Well well, look at that.

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Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:09 am quote
http://scootercannonballrun.com/
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:31 am quote
Hmmm....
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 am quote
Re: Scooter Cannonball 2020
swiss1939 wrote:
wbdvt wrote:
Looks like info has been posted on Facebook but canít copy link
July 6-16, 2020
Bar Harbor ME to Eureka CA
Deleted Facebook but i am interested. Can you copy the details here. How to sign up, etc.
You do not need to be on facebook, all the info is at http://forum.scootercannonballrun.com/t/2020-scooter-cannonball-official-information/544
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:11 am quote
tdrake wrote:
Hmmm....
and so it begins......again
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:17 am quote
gopam wrote:
and so it begins......again
Looks like you'll get a chance to fill in a bunch of those white states on your map.
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:31 am quote
gopam wrote:
tdrake wrote:
Hmmm....
and so it begins......again
You want your spare oil container back?
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:31 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
gopam wrote:
tdrake wrote:
Hmmm....
and so it begins......again
You want your spare oil container back?
Hmmm....

Looks like I might be able to swing thru and pick it up along the way.
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:19 pm quote
tdrake wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
gopam wrote:
tdrake wrote:
Hmmm....
and so it begins......again
You want your spare oil container back?
Hmmm....

Looks like I might be able to swing thru and pick it up along the way.


If you're running behind you could just snatch it as you go by.
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:45 pm quote
Hmm, I can't find previous CBR results since the site overhaul. Anyone know where they are?
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:27 am quote
Syd wrote:
can't find previous CBR results
May be prudent to taper off the cannabis!

History
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:04 pm quote
To those of you who have run in the past. How do you get your scooters to/from the cannonball? Shipping seems very complicated and expensive.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:27 pm quote
Big Daddy SnakeOiler wrote:
To those of you who have run in the past. How do you get your scooters to/from the cannonball? Shipping seems very complicated and expensive.
Aye, there's the rub. My first thought when seeing the word "Maine" was "ah, sweet shipping hell here we are again...."

The "simplest" route is to ride both ways. So bring a spare set of arse cheeks. Maybe 1/4 to 1/3 do that...?

Last year after a fair amount of effort/networking I found someone trailering back from Amerivespa. Lots of cat herding and asking for favors and some opening of the checkbook to make that work.

Using a ptw shipper was gonna set me back about $900 and required me asking local shops if they'd let me store my V there for pickup/delivery, and that involved some awkward phone calls fer sure.

So, no simple answers to that question, I'm afraid, and, in general, the logistics of making this event are either half the fun or most of the work, depending on yer point of view.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:46 pm quote
Big Daddy SnakeOiler wrote:
To those of you who have run in the past. How do you get your scooters to/from the cannonball? Shipping seems very complicated and expensive.
since I don't know where EPX is it is hard for me to help you network with others who are traveling to and from the start and finish.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:52 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
gopam wrote:
and so it begins......again
Looks like you'll get a chance to fill in a bunch of those white states on your map.
That sounds good to me!

The shipping logistics are never easy. I only secured my return scooter shipping DAYS before riding to the starting point.

As for 2020, I'll have to look into shipping or riding to Maine.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:12 pm quote
old as dirt wrote:
since I don't know where EPX is it is hard for me to help you network with others who are traveling to and from the start and finish.
It's East Passyunk Crossing, Philadelphia.
I'm thinking of buying a bike, getting it to Maine and then selling it in Cali.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:03 pm quote
Big Daddy SnakeOiler wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
since I don't know where EPX is it is hard for me to help you network with others who are traveling to and from the start and finish.
It's East Passyunk Crossing, Philadelphia.
I'm thinking of buying a bike, getting it to Maine and then selling it in Cali.
Philly to Maine would be a decent ride up, take a couple days and see some sites along the way, smell the flowers. Selling in Ca is a good idea.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:17 am quote
Riding over thru Canadaland could be pretty cool.

I mean I know their Midwest is as flat and straight and mind numbingly dull as ours, but at least it would be a new flat, straight and dull.

And of course it's kilometers up there so a lot shorter and faster.

Also: poutine.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:23 am quote
Shine
I'll never grow bored of empty straight roads because over here we just done have them.

It's a novelty that I never tire from.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:24 am quote
tdrake wrote:
The "simplest" route is to ride both ways. So bring a spare set of arse cheeks. Maybe 1/4 to 1/3 do that...?

Last year after a fair amount of effort/networking I found someone trailering back from Amerivespa. Lots of cat herding and asking for favors and some opening of the checkbook to make that work.

Using a ptw shipper was gonna set me back about $900 and required me asking local shops if they'd let me store my V there for pickup/delivery, and that involved some awkward phone calls fer sure.

So, no simple answers to that question, I'm afraid, and, in general, the logistics of making this event are either half the fun or most of the work, depending on yer point of view.
Well if I do 2020 my husband is planning on driving support so weíd be taking a trailer from Breckenridgre so all you would need to do is get it that far. I suspect we could work out a support deal for less than your shipping quote.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:06 am quote
It's always fun to follow this torture exercise

Perhaps even more fun, because I have absolutely no desire to participate in one myself, so no jealousy...still, I fully understand that someone could like this.

My kind of travelling is more like

https://youtu.be/hbj3HECw5k8

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:39 am quote
RRider wrote:
It's always fun to follow this torture exercise
Believe it or not, it is not torture at all, as long as you like to ride, especially long distances.

In 2016, most day's rides were finished by 2:00 in the afternoon.

One day I rolled into Valentine, Nebraska at 10:45 in the morning and had breakfast. Of course, I started at 6:00.

I enjoyed every day I have ridden in the wonderful event.

Bill
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:16 pm quote
tortoise wrote:
Syd wrote:
can't find previous CBR results
May be prudent to taper off the cannabis!

History
D'Oh!
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:19 am quote
WLeuthold wrote:
RRider wrote:
It's always fun to follow this torture exercise
Believe it or not, it is not torture at all, as long as you like to ride, especially long distances.

In 2016, most day's rides were finished by 2:00 in the afternoon.

One day I rolled into Valentine, Nebraska at 10:45 in the morning and had breakfast. Of course, I started at 6:00.

I enjoyed every day I have ridden in the wonderful event.

Bill
Only to find me already there and willing to share my table because the place was full.

Nite when you leave at the buttcrack of dawn in Nebraska on a non work day finding a gas station open was a bit difficult. Had to resort to using my spare gas for the first top up. I would have through in farm country someplace would have been open before 7am.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:02 am quote
WLeuthold wrote:
RRider wrote:
It's always fun to follow this torture exercise
Believe it or not, it is not torture at all, as long as you like to ride, especially long distances.

In 2016, most day's rides were finished by 2:00 in the afternoon.

One day I rolled into Valentine, Nebraska at 10:45 in the morning and had breakfast. Of course, I started at 6:00.

I enjoyed every day I have ridden in the wonderful event.

Bill
Tweren't no five hour days last summer, I'll tell ye what!

I think my shortest day was 11 hours. Granted, I have this odd habit of needing to eat food and also urinate now and then -- strange, I know; I'm a freak of nature -- and, of course, stop and take pictures of the roses along the way, but, still, those were some feckin' long days!

It's certainly the stupidest thing I've ever done on purpose, so, yeah, I'll might have to do it again.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:43 am quote
Hats off
tdrake wrote:
Tweren't no five hour days last summer, I'll tell ye what!

I think my shortest day was 11 hours. Granted, I have this odd habit of needing to eat food and also urinate now and then -- strange, I know; I'm a freak of nature -- and, of course, stop and take pictures of the roses along the way, but, still, those were some feckin' long days!

It's certainly the stupidest thing I've ever done on purpose, so, yeah, I'll might have to do it again.
Have to say, TD, you went pretty quickly from proud new owner and someone tentative about crossing just one state (to AmeriVespa) to an official Cannonballer pretty quickly. I was impressed!
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:45 am quote
tdrake wrote:
WLeuthold wrote:
RRider wrote:
It's always fun to follow this torture exercise
Believe it or not, it is not torture at all, as long as you like to ride, especially long distances.

In 2016, most day's rides were finished by 2:00 in the afternoon.

One day I rolled into Valentine, Nebraska at 10:45 in the morning and had breakfast. Of course, I started at 6:00.

I enjoyed every day I have ridden in the wonderful event.

Bill
Tweren't no five hour days last summer, I'll tell ye what!

I think my shortest day was 11 hours. Granted, I have this odd habit of needing to eat food and also urinate now and then -- strange, I know; I'm a freak of nature -- and, of course, stop and take pictures of the roses along the way, but, still, those were some feckin' long days!

It's certainly the stupidest thing I've ever done on purpose, so, yeah, I'll might have to do it again.
that day for them was only 303 miles
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:23 am quote
Blip
I can't remember a day when you arrived at the hotel before me.

Riding 300 to 400 miles a day isn't difficult.

Doing that and navigating precisely is a little more of a challenge.

Starting at around 5am really helps and fueling up the night before helps even more.

Bill x
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:54 am quote
Bill Dog wrote:
I can't remember a day when you arrived at the hotel before me.
Probably because I didn't participate in 2012, the CBR you ran.

Bill
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:20 am quote
above
I was talking about cdwise not yourself.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:00 am quote
tdrake wrote:
WLeuthold wrote:
RRider wrote:
It's always fun to follow this torture exercise
Believe it or not, it is not torture at all, as long as you like to ride, especially long distances.

In 2016, most day's rides were finished by 2:00 in the afternoon.

One day I rolled into Valentine, Nebraska at 10:45 in the morning and had breakfast. Of course, I started at 6:00.

I enjoyed every day I have ridden in the wonderful event.

Bill
Tweren't no five hour days last summer, I'll tell ye what!

I think my shortest day was 11 hours. Granted, I have this odd habit of needing to eat food and also urinate now and then -- strange, I know; I'm a freak of nature -- and, of course, stop and take pictures of the roses along the way, but, still, those were some feckin' long days!

It's certainly the stupidest thing I've ever done on purpose, so, yeah, I'll might have to do it again.
Here is my GPS at the end of that day.

I like the fast days.

Bill

IMG_4668.JPG
No interstate highways that day. Just long, straight Nebraska roads through the prairie.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:53 am quote
Is there a displacement limit? Is a GTS allowed?
Thinking maybe of buying a Zuma or a Hooligan if not.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 am quote
Re: Blip
Bill Dog wrote:
I can't remember a day when you arrived at the hotel before me.

Riding 300 to 400 miles a day isn't difficult.

Doing that and navigating precisely is a little more of a challenge.

Starting at around 5am really helps and fueling up the night before helps even more.

Bill x
I will say that getting into the habit of being on the road by 5:00 - 5:30 each day for ten days was one of my absolute favorite elements of that experience.

What an amazing time to be out on the roads.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:58 am quote
Big Daddy SnakeOiler wrote:
Is there a displacement limit? Is a GTS allowed?
Thinking maybe of buying a Zuma or a Hooligan if not.
I saw that if a scooter was legal in 2018, it would be legal in 2020.

It might change, but a GTS 300 was legal last year.

I just got a Zuma 125 and gave it some consideration, but it topped out at 55 mph. Not really competitive unless I can find a way to get it to 65.

Bill
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:32 am quote
I ain't riding again!
Five cannonball's is enough. I thought driving one as a support driver would be easier than doing motocross on a scooter on scooter in 2018, but I was wrong. Support was harder than riding!!!

So, I am tapping out!!!


Unless.....maybe............
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:17 am quote
Re: I ain't riding again!
lostboater wrote:
Five cannonball's is enough. I thought driving one as a support driver would be easier than doing motocross on a scooter on scooter in 2018, but I was wrong. Support was harder than riding!!!

So, I am tapping out!!!


Unless.....maybe............
Whaaat??? Just when I am considering it, the legends are dropping out!
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