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Wed May 30, 2012 1:49 pm quote
Don't you need witnesses to sign to say youv'e been places ?

Could prove difficult in Europe with no contacts ?

Bill XX
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Wed May 30, 2012 2:15 pm quote
Been a while since I read the rules, but I think it says something about a police officer and some others who can suffice. You've probably got some of those over there
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Wed May 30, 2012 3:17 pm quote
I think almost anyone can be a witness, even a spouse. What they really want is the gas recipts.
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Wed May 30, 2012 3:46 pm quote
Re: point
Bill Dog wrote:
Don't you need witnesses to sign to say youv'e been places ?

Could prove difficult in Europe with no contacts ?

Bill XX
Receipts with time and date stamps are the most important thing during the trip, particularly at the most distant point where you turn to head back to the start. Most of us aren't as fortunate as Treppenwitz, who seemingly had the entire police force in Israel following his progress and serving as witnesses.
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Wed May 30, 2012 3:53 pm quote
Re: point
Scutrbrau wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
Don't you need witnesses to sign to say youv'e been places ?

Could prove difficult in Europe with no contacts ?

Bill XX
Receipts with time and date stamps are the most important thing during the trip, particularly at the most distant point where you turn to head back to the start. Most of us aren't as fortunate as Treppenwitz, who seemingly had the entire police force in Israel following his progress and serving as witnesses.
What if you don't turn around..?

I am still considering Iron Butting(errrrr) to Amerivespa. Which granted, is rude, what with it not being my bike, but I'm considering it. For some idiot reason.

This would literally put me out past Rock Springs in Wyoming. Heh. In 24 hours. Awesome.
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Wed May 30, 2012 6:15 pm quote
Re: point
TheO.Z. wrote:
I am still considering Iron Butting(errrrr) to Amerivespa. Which granted, is rude, what with it not being my bike, but I'm considering it. For some idiot reason.

This would literally put me out past Rock Springs in Wyoming. Heh. In 24 hours. Awesome.
I'll be riding from Breckenridge, CO to Amerivespa. I'm considering spending a day playing around Mt. Rushmore, Strugis, Badlands, maybe Walls Drugs so if you want to meet up and ride part of the way in let me know. Depending on timing I might even be able to swing west and witness you arrival in Green River.
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Thu May 31, 2012 12:12 am quote
Re: point
Bill Dog wrote:
Don't you need witnesses to sign to say youv'e been places ?

Could prove difficult in Europe with no contacts ?

Bill XX
I had gas station attendants, soldiers and even police sign my form. Once I explained what I was doing they were very happy to help.

The important witnesses are the start and finish. The 'corners' are 'nice to have', but so long as your time stamped gas station receipts back up your written log, you will be fine.
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Thu May 31, 2012 3:27 am quote
Re: point
TheO.Z. wrote:
What if you don't turn around..?
That is actually the preferred method. From http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/getdocument.cfm?DocID=1
Quote:
From a documentation standpoint, the best route is one where you take a straight line ride from point to point...
The Beer Guy
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Thu May 31, 2012 5:27 am quote
Meet the Cannonballers
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Thu May 31, 2012 6:12 am quote
Great to see some familiar faces! Who was the interviewer?
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Thu May 31, 2012 7:20 am quote
stickyfrog wrote:
Great to see some familiar faces! Who was the interviewer?
Her name was Shannon. She was there with Dandee Fleming.
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Thu May 31, 2012 7:59 am quote
Re: Meet the Cannonballers
Scutrbrau wrote:
Chuffed! Thanks for the shout-out Bill Dog!
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Thu May 31, 2012 8:01 am quote
Re: Meet the Cannonballers
Treppenwitz wrote:
Chuffed! Thanks for the shout-out Bill Dog!
It was amazing how Bill could soak up about a quarter of the camera time no matter where we were.
saggezza di scala
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Thu May 31, 2012 8:05 am quote
Re: Meet the Cannonballers
Scutrbrau wrote:
Treppenwitz wrote:
Chuffed! Thanks for the shout-out Bill Dog!
It was amazing how Bill could soak up about a quarter of the camera time no matter where we were.
It took some serious interviewing skills to draw him out of his shell
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Thu May 31, 2012 2:10 pm quote
facto
I am painfully shy.

Nice to see all of those lovely faces again.

Miss you all.

Bill XX
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Thu May 31, 2012 5:25 pm quote
Re: Meet the Cannonballers
Scutrbrau wrote:
Meet the Cannonballers
Video was excellent. Thanks for posting!!

best
Miguel
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Thu May 31, 2012 5:34 pm quote
Thanks for the vid, so much fun to see all those sweet faces again.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:39 am quote
awesome - thank you for sharing.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:17 am quote
Great vid,
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:25 am quote
bing
i kissed a man and i liked it.

bill xxx
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:27 am quote
Re: bing
Bill Dog wrote:
i kissed a man and i liked it.

bill xxx
He did too, dont' worry.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:44 am quote
knob
What a cock. I didn't mention who supplied the scooter.

Such a dumbass.

Bill X
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:45 am quote
But you did point at the stickyfrog decal. Makes you tops in my book.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:45 am quote
Re: knob
Bill Dog wrote:
What a cock. I didn't mention who supplied the scooter.

Such a dumbass.

Bill X
I didn't want to point that out.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:16 am quote
Re: knob
Scutrbrau wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
What a cock. I didn't mention who supplied the scooter.

Such a dumbass.

Bill X
I didn't want to point that out.
This means you guys need to do the Cannonball over again and when you get to the this day you will include Vespa Sherman Oaks in the video.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:39 pm quote
24 Months
Yeah I'm thinking that if we run it again in 2014 it should be stripped of all of it's decals and replaced with Vespa Sherman Oaks logo's.....in white.

I rode my GTS to a fund raiser of behalf of the Breast Cancer Charity this evening and did a little show and tell to about 100 people.

Felt good.

Bill X

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The Beer Guy
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:26 pm quote
Re: 24 Months
Bill Dog wrote:
Yeah I'm thinking that if we run it again in 2014 it should be stripped of all of it's decals and replaced with Vespa Sherman Oaks logo's.....in white.

I rode the my GTS to a fund raiser of behalf of the Breast Cancer Charity this evening and did a little show and tell to about 100 people.

Felt good.

Bill X
No shit? You rode your scooter? Good on you.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:17 pm quote
Re: 24 Months
Scutrbrau wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
Yeah I'm thinking that if we run it again in 2014 it should be stripped of all of it's decals and replaced with Vespa Sherman Oaks logo's.....in white.

I rode the my GTS to a fund raiser of behalf of the Breast Cancer Charity this evening and did a little show and tell to about 100 people.

Felt good.

Bill X
No shit? You rode your scooter? Good on you.
Progress
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:29 pm quote
Re: 24 Months
stickyfrog wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
Yeah I'm thinking that if we run it again in 2014 it should be stripped of all of it's decals and replaced with Vespa Sherman Oaks logo's.....in white.

I rode the my GTS to a fund raiser of behalf of the Breast Cancer Charity this evening and did a little show and tell to about 100 people.

Felt good.

Bill X
No shit? You rode your scooter? Good on you.
Progress
snap.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:38 pm quote
Re: bing
Bill Dog wrote:
i kissed a man and i liked it.

bill xxx
<thumbs>
Drat! It won't let me say "thumbs up". So, "thumbs up", BillDog. Good on you.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:23 pm quote
She's Alive!
Bill Dog wrote:
I doubt it will be an officially certificated Ironbutt.

Bill XX

Mine will be. No altruism here so far though. Doing it for the glory and the award. Trust me on this one. If it takes a police officer for a witness I will get Police intervention at the start and finish.

Okay so I've come out of the closet once again! I am the OTHER Iron Butt candidate. VRM has been trying to talk me into doing it for a long time now. My ass can take it with enough anti-diarrheal meds to constipate a racing horse. This too shall be done. I will post, host, and bradcast my ass from coast to coast when I get the patch and the pin. Just wait!
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:25 pm quote
Re: She's Alive!
Max6200 wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I doubt it will be an officially certificated Ironbutt.

Bill XX

Mine will be. No altruism here so far though. Doing it for the glory and the award. Trust me on this one. If it takes a police officer for a witness I will get Police intervention at the start and finish.

Okay so I've come out of the closet once again! I am the OTHER Iron Butt candidate. VRM has been trying to talk me into doing it for a long time now. My ass can take it with enough anti-diarrheal meds to constipate a racing horse. This too shall be done. I will post, host, and bradcast my ass from coast to coast when I get the patch and the pin. Just wait!
....aaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back to bodily functions, with added bonus of asstalkery.

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Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:47 pm quote
Re: She's Alive!
TheO.Z. wrote:
Max6200 wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I doubt it will be an officially certificated Ironbutt.

Bill XX

Mine will be. No altruism here so far though. Doing it for the glory and the award. Trust me on this one. If it takes a police officer for a witness I will get Police intervention at the start and finish.

Okay so I've come out of the closet once again! I am the OTHER Iron Butt candidate. VRM has been trying to talk me into doing it for a long time now. My ass can take it with enough anti-diarrheal meds to constipate a racing horse. This too shall be done. I will post, host, and bradcast my ass from coast to coast when I get the patch and the pin. Just wait!
....aaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back to bodily functions, with added bonus of asstalkery.

The challanges of daily life! The title is refering to me BTW.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:11 pm quote
Dogs of War
I was chatting to Rick a couple of days ago about an Ironbutt and the idea of doing our respective rides on the same day but in different countries sounded interesting.

My idea is to start at either Calais or Dunkirk and ride to either Geneva,Hamburg or Berlin then back.

I thought about doing it in the UK and trying to meet as many MV'ers as possible but to get people in certain places at certain times could be a nightmare.

Bill X
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:23 pm quote
My Brave Face
VRM MO is like this is not a pleasure cruise. He just wants to ride and ride. I would not be against going a few extra miles to see the continental great divide. So basically I have my camelbak, the trail mix, and the scoot. Ipod with dance music and a good recorded book. Extra 2 gallon fuel container. The airhawk for my skinny ass. Photochromatic goggles and 3/4 helmet. I finally got full coverage and road side assistance. It will be like the Road Runner meets the tortoise from Wichita. I will keep you posted as to how that works out.
eeee-bip
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:27 pm quote
busted
Be a real man and don't use the Airwhawk, just lift one buttock off the seat when you lose feeling in it then when the blood returns do the same with the other cheek.

It worked for me during Cannonball even if it does look a little weird.

Bill XX
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:53 pm quote
A Numb Butt
Bill Dog wrote:
Be a real man and don't use the Airwhawk, just lift one buttock off the seat when you lose feeling in it then when the blood returns do the same with the other cheek.

It worked for me during Cannonball even if it does look a little weird.

Bill XX
I will not give up the airhawk. I paid too much for it. I still do that buttock switching even with the airhawk. I will never loose feeling in it. That would be the end of my existance as a human being. My ass is too close and dear to my heart.
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Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:25 am quote
Dog Legs
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
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Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:40 am quote
Re: Dog Legs
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I had just a flashback of lying on my back to get the upskirt shot in Abilene. WTF was I thinking?
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Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:43 am quote
Scutrbrau wrote:
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I had just a flashback of lying on my back to get the upskirt shot in Abilene. WTF was I thinking?
Love makes you do strange things.

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