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28 Skwirly crashed yesterday he's fine but his score is leaking oil like a sieve. The few reports I saw on facebook indicated today's dirty was rough.
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Bill posted on Facebook that he came in today on the trailer after a crash in the dirt but expects to be riding again tomorrow. Dirt does seem to be taking a toll.
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Scores are updated for riders who have turned them in. We had minimal internet in Death Valley.

Today was tough, and the optional dirt shortcut took down a few riders, no serious injuries but it wasn't pretty for many.
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Wow look at you guys.

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Scores are updated for riders who have turned them in. We had minimal internet in Death Valley.

Today was tough, and the optional dirt shortcut took down a few riders, no serious injuries but it wasn't pretty for many.
Wow. That's some intense dirt. Riding behind someone like that must get pretty dusty. The kind of place an MP3 might have an advantage over a two wheeled scooter...

Be safe!
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It did!

Great pictures. 8) Well done so far! Hope things get better road-wise, been a rocky start for some of you!

Just realized I'd met Matt back at an AV a few years back. I'd recognize that sock puppet anywhere! Laughing emoticon
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Scores are updated for riders who have turned them in. We had minimal internet in Death Valley.

Today was tough, and the optional dirt shortcut took down a few riders, no serious injuries but it wasn't pretty for many.
Thanks for posting. Looks pretty dusty for sure. With that kind of dirt and dust, I'd clean my air filter.
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Just realized I'd met Matt back at an AV a few years back. I'd recognize that sock puppet anywhere! Laughing emoticon
Oddly enough -

I just realized I am connected to one of this year's riders as well! Was trying to find info on Facebook and found a page by Walt Driggers of Tampa, Florida, who it turns out is the father of a friend of mine, Rocky Driggers.

Walt is #68 in this year's non-race. Anyone know if Walt is an MV'er, and if so, what his forum name is?
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Walt is flyguy2 he placed second in 2016
I'll have to give him a shout.

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Great photos! Thanks.
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That's Mr Happy to you. and me and everyone else who has met him.
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It's been a little over an hour since 79 arrived in Bluff. Hopefully a stronger internet connection will allow Day 2 updates and answer some of the mysteries of long ago checked in riders and those hours off the route.
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Re: stronger internet
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It's been a little over an hour since 79 arrived in Bluff. Hopefully a stronger internet connection will allow Day 2 updates and answer some of the mysteries of long ago checked in riders and those hours off the route.
Judging from the tracking information I suspect a lot of those riders aren't getting in until after "Timing and Scoring" closes for the evening. It might be time to suck it up and sign back onto FB to see some of the private updates there. Not much blogging due to tough conditions it seems. We should have been there!
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Today's dirt was even worse than yesterday. Here's the final checkpoint
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Folks checking in.
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A few of the scoots.
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Looking good! I'd love to join you folks in this adventure someday. Seems crazy but a heck of a lot of fun.
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Great pics! How is the Sprint holding up?
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Sitting at day end hotel and just found out Lostboater is bringing 1 or2 scooters to put on our support trailer that already has 3 I know of in it this morning. WOW this big ass trailer is full with broke stuff. So I will just kick back and have a beer and fill out my score card for today
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Great pics! How is the Sprint holding up?
So far so good, on the really steep climbs, look up the Wolf Creek Pass, it would do about 25 to 30 mph, it hits the Revlimid her around 72, I'm on a mostly flat or slightly uphill road it will ride 68-70 but not much more. All speeds GPS.
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Also... Re: Tom's complaining about unpaved roads in the mix...

Lettuce not forget 2010 - the year he took the thankless job of organizing. All roads are optional - riders should find alternatives if the route does not suit their riding style or skill - or simply skip the control point.
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Four riders who started are now out. Bill's leg is still bothering him so he left at Durango to head home. Motovista also left for home today. The guy on the Ruckus is having mechanical and electrical issues so it will only start with a jump and even the kick start won't work. You know Skwirly crashed day 1 and while he is okay his scooter isn't currently rideable.

So Bill is the only one out with injuries but there were lots of parking lot repairs being done today.

I met tdeake at Wolf Creek Pass aka checkpoint 2 today. Hopefully some of the photos I took on the fly of Scooterista, GoPam, DaBinChe and tdrake will turnout when I get home and download the camera.
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[quote="cdwise"]Four riders who started are now out. Bill's leg is still bothering him so he left at Durango to head home. Motovista also left for home today. The guy on the Ruckus is having mechanical and electrical issues so it will only start with a jump and even the kick start won't work. You know Skwirly crashed day 1 and while he is okay his scooter isn't currently rideable.

So Bill is the only one out with injuries but there were lots of parking lot repairs being done today.

I met tdeake at Wolf Creek Pass aka checkpoint 2 today. Hopefully some of the photos I took on the fly of Scooterista, GoPam, DaBinChe and tdrake will turnout when I get home and download the camera.[/quot the reports and photos
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So hard but so fun. Day 2 I dumped / crashed vespa in the dirt 3 times & needed help lifting the loaded bike but kept at it and made it through. Dirt riding everyday....I'm getting better at it. Antibiotics working for my early Lyme disease. Rode 3 days with TOO TIGHT FULL FACE HELMEt. Bit up cheeks. Today 520eek and I did helmet surgery to shave down my cheek pads. Yay it is a relief but then.....

Noe today I have a huge rash/suburn on my chin neck. Can't put gaitor or bsndana on because of rubs hurts. Might be the sun sensitivity to antibiotics.
Gonna do helmet surgery again to tape neck gaitor to outside to cover area so it doesn't rub face. Hope it works. Cuz I'm in pain.
Totally exhausted and exilererated. Having fun. Cannonball !!
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I'm incredibly proud of you for getting your head down and giving your absolute best.

Repeat after me, I'm awesome.

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Reading about everyone's experiences, the crashes, and the dirt -- sounds like a real challenge. Something you would read on Adventure Rider with the GS community.

I'm wondering if the MP3 entries have an advantage in the dirt? Those two wheels up front might make it a bit easier to pursue the course through shifting, rocky, sandy dirt...
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Thanks bill !! I'm terribly Sleep deprived but push on. I killed a spider in my room last night & then zipped gloves into duffle. Then couldn't sleep. Can't afford another insect bite. No time to do anything else but ride, determine what need from truck, route and go. No time to copy sd cards.
Day 1 I rode with LM15 #15- more details to come. And I love him from day 1 when I met him. But a rough road sent his auxiliary gas tank flying in the air, I dodged it and it landed on the side of the road. He didn't notice. I honked and chased him waving arm, seemed like forever. Finally caught him, he was SURPRISRD when I tcld him. I led him back and I timed out to help him gather gas in my msr bottle to put in his tank and gave him 3 bungees to strap it to his seat. Then onward. The tank was bent metal by the connecting bolts from the pothole hit launch. Then we went down the road and came across a big black bull cow. It looked like it was going to charge. I missed filming mike gas tank flying but I started recording after that, cuz I thought it might fly off again so I got the bull.
There's so much happening here. I'll be editing a movie of my footage to share with you.
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Many riders are dropping out various reasons. Poor LM15 had to towards the end of day 2 because his bike died. Maybe blown piston? He's still traveling with us on the truck and I'm happy to see my riding buddy when I can.
Now I have a new riding buddy, scooterista on her P200. She has a slower vintage but I'm following her. And good thing because my garmin died in the heat yesterday on a restricted road!! She's the best and I love her. My new riding buddy.
And shout out to my hero scott taggart who helped me with gps day 0. I wouldn't have been able to navhigate day 1 &2 without him. He's also #1 right now, a totally skilled badass and a great guy. Hero. I owe him beer and more and then he goes and buys me dinner. I'm singing songs about him...will be in the movie. And I only have iPhone and sleep deprivation so typos and jibberish from gopam 😃
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Oh and I'm mutating on cannonball. My iPhone doesn't recognize my thumb print anymore. Cheers. Day 5 halfway end of day!!!
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Bill Dog wrote:
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Posted video, https://www.facebook.com/bnski

Scooterwest said any Piaggio 5 bolt will fit. Waiting on support truck to nab a rim.

We're cruising down the highway and truck kicked up large item, tried to miss it and hit pretty hard - front rim is bent and multiple tire punchers. Road another 28 miles to the 2nd checkpoint - found a hammer and used fix a flat to find the leaks. We banged the rim back quite a bit but it won't hold air.
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Dave one of those places around you will have a big compressor that might reset the tire bead it's woth a try it takes a lot of air to do it. Capt Gary
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Near nothing.... will swap it out soon enough hopefully
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Posted video, https://www.facebook.com/bnski

Scooterwest said any Piaggio 5 bolt will fit. Waiting on support truck to nab a rim.

We're cruising down the highway and truck kicked up large item, tried to miss it and hit pretty hard - front rim is bent and multiple tire punchers. Road another 28 miles to the 2nd checkpoint - found a hammer and used fix a flat to find the leaks. We banged the rim back quite a bit but it won't hold air.
Tough break. What did you hit? The item the truck kicked up or?

Hoping you get all sorted out and back on your way.
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