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Location: in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia... on the trail of the lonesome pine..."
 
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Thank you so much all of you.

I do not have. GPS but I will keep the first 1/2 stops on the shorter side. Gas, attend personal needs (food, water, restroom, walk), check in. Then back off.
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I'll be praying for you and also wishing I was riding my scooter instead of working on a ridiculously long dance recital.
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Have a great adventure. Pace yourself, make sure you take some breaks/sustenance and just ride safely.

Look forward to your updates..! 8) 8) 8)
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Thank you. 😊
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Good luck Froggie!

Ride safely and have fun. We are rooting for ya!!
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eeeee bip
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10 minute breaks when you fuel.

At least one 30 minute stop for hot food.

Drink plenty of liquid.

Don't push yourself beyond your limits.

Try to relax and enjoy it.

Bill x
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Bill Dog wrote:
10 minute breaks when you fuel.

At least one 30 minute stop for hot food.

Drink plenty of liquid.

Don't push yourself beyond your limits.

Try to relax and enjoy it.

Bill x
Thank you Bill. Great suggestions.

(Trying hard to not making a joke with the innuendo in that last sentence)
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I'm sitting here waiting with bated breath. I'll do my best to keep everyone informed of Froggie's whereabouts when she can't.

Safe travels my grownup tadpole!
Froggie's baby pic
Froggie's baby pic
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May your ride be as with wings upon the clouds.

And if I'm looking at your map right, you're wise to go with the sun at your back.

Harv
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Froggies Mom wrote:
I'm sitting here waiting with bated breath. I'll do my best to keep everyone informed of Froggie's whereabouts when she can't.

Safe travels my grownup tadpole!
Lol! 4am east coast time and this tadpole grows legs, a Vespa and hops on down the highway.
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The Beer Guy
2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
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Go to bed
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Woops...

Hi Froggies Mom,

You have a pretty special daughter

Harv
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WasRoadbum wrote:
May your ride be as with wings upon the clouds.

And if I'm looking at your map right, you're wise to go with the sun at your back.

Harv
Thank you. I picked this route to get away from urban areas at key hours, lower amount of construction, not out in the rural wooded areas at night to avoid deer, in and out of DC area and back in after traffic. The mountainous area should be a gorgeous ride during the day too.
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Scutrbrau wrote:
Go to bed
I am shortly. Doing last minute check. Wrote my gas stop to do list on my hand. Lol. I have all I need set up for my early wakeup
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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WasRoadbum wrote:
Woops...

Hi Froggies Mom,

You have a pretty special daughter

Harv
And, actually, I think you're a great mom and a hoot! Looove that baby picture.



Go, Froggie, Go!!!
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Thanks for keeping us posted "mom." Will be checking Froggie's progress thoughout the day.
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Awesome trek! You will have a great time especially at your destination. Don't forget your ear plugs!

Bill
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Molto Verboso
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I am so excited for your adventure FroggiePosition! Ride with the tailwind of all your friends pushing you along!

And Welcome FroggieMOMition!!! You rock too for raising such a great tadpole!

Steve H/B in Roseville!
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Bill Dog wrote:
10 minute breaks when you fuel.

At least one 30 minute stop for hot food.

Drink plenty of liquid.

Don't push yourself beyond your limits.

Try to relax and enjoy it.

Bill x
and
Scutrbrau wrote:
Go to bed
Both great advice. Hope you are sound asleep now though I know I would have a hard time sleeping. Ride it like you stole it tomorrow. Good luck.
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Bonne chance.
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Feelin' Froggie.
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Take a bunch of pictures! Take care and ride safe!
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Ride safely and timely.
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There will come a point during the ride when you'll have doubts as to what you're trying to achieve.
It's usually happens just before the furthest point where time seems to slow right down.
When this happens stop for a break, eat and drink something ( hot if possible) and walk around for a bit to get the blood back into your arse then remount.
Remind yourself that this can only last one day then get on with it.
Once you've got past the 500 mark it's just a case or riding home but lets face it - you have to go that way anyway so start to count off the miles.
Tell yourself that you're 70,80,90 % done and the rest should come easy.
Myself, Scutrbrau and Trepp have all lost a bit of faith during the ride but stick with it, just don't push yourself beyond your limits.

Promise.

Bill x
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Petroleum
Oh,I nearly forgot - it's not a race so pace yourself.

There's an entire day to do this.

Bill xxx
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I think we have take off... Have fun ride safe..
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First fill. And departing. 👍
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Good luck and have fun...
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Godspeed froggie!
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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froggieposition wrote:
First fill. And departing. 👍
Early start! Nice. I predict you will be home by 10:00.
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Second stop. All good.
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Early start is right! I couldn't sleep either the night before!
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Gorgeous out here.
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Now a whole lotta I-81. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful morning in the Shenandoah Valley. Woo hoo!
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White GTS125 - Milo - 2009-2012 Red GTS Super 300 - Watson - 2012 - 2014. Silver Vespa GTS 250 - Carter - 2014
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Kick arse Froggie sweetheart!
You ROCK!
Be safe
Kitty
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I just got home after a ride today.
Bloody cold (10*C is COLD for this summer bloke) and windy. It makes it difficult to concentrate and pay attention properly (so please focus grasshopper........).
My bum is on fire after sitting on my X8 for 860km in a stint.
Hopefully your bum has more padding than mine.

Oh, uhmmm, unless it isn't, or shouldn't be, or really it's quite petite........aw crap!
*sigh*
Laughing emoticon

Enjoy the day, happy scooting!
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Thunder Thief
2010 GTS 300 Super & 2015 Kawasaki Concours 1400 ABS
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Location: in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia... on the trail of the lonesome pine..."
 
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Fog finally burning off. Brrr!
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The Beer Guy
2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
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Stay warm, froggie.

Waynesboro is where Bill nearly filled his tank with diesel at our final fuel stop.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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froggieposition wrote:
Fog finally burning off. Brrr!
How many miles so far?
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The Beer Guy
2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
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WLeuthold wrote:
froggieposition wrote:
Fog finally burning off. Brrr!
How many miles so far?
Looks like around 220 on Google Maps.
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