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Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:29 pm quote
WLeuthold wrote:
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
Upgear the final drive and improve the aerodynamics with a tail fairing. You'll lose a bit of hill-climbing ability though.

My stock, 18K+ mile, carbed S150 tops out at 65 MPH (sea level, no wind, no drafting, level ground). Without the low windscreen and a faired-in tail bag, it might hit 61 MPH.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:57 pm quote
Re: I ain't riding again!
wbdvt wrote:
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!
They're making new ones every day...just sayin'!
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:19 pm quote
Bill Dog wrote:
I was talking about cdwise not yourself.

Bill x
I didnít run 2012 either though I did participate in the Texas bbq in Abilene. Heck I even brought a replacement tire to Jess.

I always fill up the night before after getting my final checkpoint photo.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:34 pm 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............
I'm working on a sales pitch for support drivers. Keep coming up with something like "All the work but none of the fun!" or "Perfect for those who like to see what they're missing out on!" or "Do you enjoy helping others have a blast while you are bored to death? Sign up now!"

Last edited by tdrake on Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:50 am; edited 1 time in total
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:07 pm quote
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Hands up cdwise my mistake. Wrong Bill.

Please forgive me.

Pay attention at the back.

I remember that bbq well. I think it was 105 degrees that day.

Toasty.

Bill x
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:57 am quote
Getting to the starting line...
is always the toughest part.

I've considered doing this event several times in the past, but I always end up never being able to pull it off.

I'm more optimistic about my 2020 chances though!
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:21 pm quote
Re: Getting to the starting line...
CrazyCarl wrote:
is always the toughest part.

I've considered doing this event several times in the past, but I always end up never being able to pull it off.

I'm more optimistic about my 2020 chances though!
well you are a lot closer to the start and when your done you will add a lot of color to your usa map.
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:39 am quote
Bill Dog wrote:
Hands up cdwise my mistake. Wrong Bill.

Please forgive me.

Pay attention at the back.

I remember that bbq well. I think it was 105 degrees that day.

Toasty.

Bill x
Well it was either that day or the next when it hit 112f, whichever it was bloody damned hot so folks were leaving at 2am to get to the higher elevations in New Mexico.
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:38 am quote
Toast
That was the Kilt day.

It was OK, it was a dry heat.

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Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:31 pm quote
Re: I ain't riding again!
tdrake wrote:
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............
I'm working on a sales pitch for support drivers. Keep coming up with something like "All the work but none of the fun!" or "Perfect for those who like to see what they're missing out on!" or "Do you enjoy helping others have a blast while you are bored to death? Sign up now!"
c'mon, 2020 lostboater!! I'm holding onto lostboater saying "unless....maybe...."

as for support truck driver pitches tdrake....how about "Be a hero get the glory and have enough sleep to remember the story"
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:58 pm quote
Re: I ain't riding again!
gopam wrote:
tdrake wrote:
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............
I'm working on a sales pitch for support drivers. Keep coming up with something like "All the work but none of the fun!" or "Perfect for those who like to see what they're missing out on!" or "Do you enjoy helping others have a blast while you are bored to death? Sign up now!"
c'mon, 2020 lostboater!! I'm holding onto lostboater saying "unless....maybe...."

as for support truck driver pitches tdrake....how about "Be a hero get the glory and have enough sleep to remember the story"
how about your wife driving a support truck?
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:26 pm quote
Over
I think if the man says "enough" then we should respect that decision and not try to talk him back around.

I'll respect anyone who says that they don't want to do something anymore.

Well done that man.

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Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:43 pm quote
They (the powers that be?) are starting to post what they call the daily city pairs ... Which city you start the day in and where your day ends.

Day 1: Bar Harbor, Maine to Killington, Vermont
Day 2: Killington, Vermont to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

It's on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scootercannonball/

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Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:32 pm quote
You can also check the official thread
http://forum.scootercannonballrun.com/t/2020-scooter-cannonball-official-information/544/72
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:04 am quote
Thanks to GoPam...all I can think of is Scott Taggart's theme song
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:43 am quote
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
Thanks to GoPam...all I can think of is Scott Taggart's theme song
Who's Scott Taggart ... enlighten me ...
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:45 am quote
Ask
Scott Taggart.

He's the Legend of Legends.

A natural.

Billx
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:08 am quote
Re: Ask
Bill Dog wrote:
Scott Taggart.

He's the Legend of Legends.

A natural.

Billx
... evabbŤ ... you realize that i have some big cultural gaps about it, se sapevo tutto mica stavo qua...ooops...if i knew everything, i was in another place.
(What language, if a comma is missing, change the meaning of the sentence ... I will never get used to it ...)
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:13 am quote
Scott I think has ridden in most of the cannonball runs rides.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:23 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Scott I think has ridden in most of the cannonball runs rides.
Oh ... now i understand ...
Thank you for the explanation.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:14 pm quote
Actually, I believe Scott has run only one SCR. 2018. He won.

Most run is probably 4in6iscool, Maroy or feb31st.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:38 pm quote
I've only had my scooter two weeks and already I am fantasizing about doing the cannonball run.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:40 pm quote
^^^ You rock!
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:02 pm quote
sisterdelirious wrote:
I've only had my scooter two weeks and already I am fantasizing about doing the cannonball run.
Iím fantasizing about it too. In fact, thatís the exact same thing Iíll be doing next year as well!
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:24 pm quote
Suggestion
Bang in 400 miles in a day and then bang in another 400 then think about doing the Cannonball.

That would be my suggestion.

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Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:44 pm quote
Re: Suggestion
Bill Dog wrote:
Bang in 400 miles in a day and then bang in another 400 then think about doing the Cannonball.

That would be my suggestion.

Bill x
Good idea. What kind of bike is that in your avatar?
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:11 am quote
Chink
Benelli TNT 125 .

Accept no substitutes.

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:42 am quote
Time to Register!!!!

From Facebook:
"Scooter Cannonball Run rider registration starts today! Who wants to do the ultimate scooter challenge?
Cannonball 2020 Rider Registration starts today! http://bit.ly/2020-registration"
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:02 am quote
Registered
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:12 am quote
kimbered wrote:
Time to Register!!!!

From Facebook:
"Scooter Cannonball Run rider registration starts today! Who wants to do the ultimate scooter challenge?
Cannonball 2020 Rider Registration starts today! http://bit.ly/2020-registration"
Oh lordy.

But will there be dirt?
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:09 am quote
tdrake wrote:
kimbered wrote:
Time to Register!!!!

From Facebook:
"Scooter Cannonball Run rider registration starts today! Who wants to do the ultimate scooter challenge?
Cannonball 2020 Rider Registration starts today! http://bit.ly/2020-registration"
Oh lordy.

But will there be dirt?
Looks like more mikes with little dirt.
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:44 am quote
tdrake wrote:
kimbered wrote:
Time to Register!!!!

From Facebook:
"Scooter Cannonball Run rider registration starts today! Who wants to do the ultimate scooter challenge?
Cannonball 2020 Rider Registration starts today! http://bit.ly/2020-registration"
Oh lordy.

But will there be dirt?
yes I will be there
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:58 am quote
old as dirt wrote:
tdrake wrote:
kimbered wrote:
Time to Register!!!!

From Facebook:
"Scooter Cannonball Run rider registration starts today! Who wants to do the ultimate scooter challenge?
Cannonball 2020 Rider Registration starts today! http://bit.ly/2020-registration"
Oh lordy.

But will there be dirt?
yes I will be there
Hmm....

On the one hand, I logged over 3,000 miles of dirt this summer. Booya!

On the the other hand, it was all on my Honda CRF250L, for which the Vespa says she's quite grateful.

Also, I find the map of the US highly misleading, as it disguises how the flatness of the Midwest in fact turns each and every straight mile into a cubic year of one's life that can never be gotten back.
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:47 pm quote
tdrake wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
tdrake wrote:
kimbered wrote:
Time to Register!!!!

From Facebook:
"Scooter Cannonball Run rider registration starts today! Who wants to do the ultimate scooter challenge?
Cannonball 2020 Rider Registration starts today! http://bit.ly/2020-registration"
Oh lordy.

But will there be dirt?
yes I will be there
Hmm....

On the one hand, I logged over 3,000 miles of dirt this summer. Booya!

On the the other hand, it was all on my Honda CRF250L, for which the Vespa says she's quite grateful.

Also, I find the map of the US highly misleading, as it disguises how the flatness of the Midwest in fact turns each and every straight mile into a cubic year of one's life that can never be gotten back.
tdrake - it's going to be aLOTTA miles in 2020.....with that said...I just registered. I would love to see you and your fellow GT200 there!
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:12 pm quote
Come-on tdrake, this week be a totally different cannonball from last year, more miles less dirt. No trails this upcoming year though the days probably won't be any shorter.

There are at least 3 women register of the 25 as of noon. Max registration is capped at 75 so 1/3 capacity.
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:40 pm quote
Re: I ain't riding again!
old as dirt wrote:
how about your wife driving a support truck?
somehow I missed seeing your comment, old as dirt.

Trust me, I asked her. She wants no part of scooter cannonball madness hahahaha
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:07 pm quote
Place
Looks at next years calender.

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:36 pm quote
gopam wrote:
tdrake wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
tdrake wrote:
kimbered wrote:
Time to Register!!!!

From Facebook:
"Scooter Cannonball Run rider registration starts today! Who wants to do the ultimate scooter challenge?
Cannonball 2020 Rider Registration starts today! http://bit.ly/2020-registration"
Oh lordy.

But will there be dirt?
yes I will be there
Hmm....

On the one hand, I logged over 3,000 miles of dirt this summer. Booya!

On the the other hand, it was all on my Honda CRF250L, for which the Vespa says she's quite grateful.

Also, I find the map of the US highly misleading, as it disguises how the flatness of the Midwest in fact turns each and every straight mile into a cubic year of one's life that can never be gotten back.
tdrake - it's going to be aLOTTA miles in 2020.....with that said...I just registered. I would love to see you and your fellow GT200 there!
I can get your oil bottle back to you if that helps push you over the edge.
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:03 pm quote
Is anyone doing this from Tri-state area?

EDIT: I see there is a thread about long haul shipping west to east for before and a few that are sticking their hands up for afterwards. I would only consider doing this if the afterwards shipping happens.
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:09 pm quote
Total of 40 rider registration in the first 12 hours today, rough estimate I'd say 75% are first time entrants.
WLeuthold wrote:
Actually, I believe Scott has run only one SCR. 2018. He won.

Most run is probably 4in6iscool, Maroy or feb31st.
I believe Mark/Maroy & I are tied with 5 finishes with no support truck assistance. Mark has done all 5 on the same scooter. I think Bagel & 4n6 also have 5 but some misfortune.
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