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  • USA 4 corners ride& 3 FLAGS & 50 CC ride

    Figure I would break this group in.. I leave home August 17th to make my second attempt at completeing a USA 4 corners ride.. First attempt had major problems with a brand new Avon tire that self destructed in the 145 degree road temp heat across arizona. Plus 6 straight days of down pour rain from Mid california to Blaine and on over to New York. Hoping for a better mother nature this time. I am also including the Southern cali motorcycle assoc. 3 flags ride along with a 50 CC at same time just to spice up the adventure..

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    Do you have a public web page that you'll update so we can keep tabs on ya?


    Luck to ya!
    Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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    • #3
      Okay, I just saw this post so that answers my question from the thread dealing with Hyperlites! I do hope the weather works out for you. Rain for a day or so is okay but it gets old after a few days. Of course that is one reason you have 21 days to do the ride in case you want to hole up somewhere and let the clouds move on. For me I needed a couple days following a crash to complete the ride.
      Harvey
      Ride Safe and Ride Often

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      • #4
        Good luck! We started out way early in the morning and finished our desert rides ~noon each of the days across the southwest. Sure am glad we didn't ride the afternoons on those days. Food for thought.

        If you have any problems down the east coast, we're in the Gold Book,
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        • #5
          last yr. 3 of us did the SS1000, next weekend 2 of us are doing the SS2000, then I would like to do the extreme 1500 in 24 hrs.

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          • #6
            SC-MA gives you 21 days BUT my work won't.. I had to go up the chain to get approval for anything over 80 hours..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kniterider View Post
              SC-MA gives you 21 days BUT my work won't.. I had to go up the chain to get approval for anything over 80 hours..
              I remember those days all too well. Actually my department was rather good about it if you had the hours accrued to cover the time. But I did it after I retired so that I could enjoy the ride. As I recall we had a hurricane come through just before I planned to leave. I remember watching the garage very close to be sure the Wing and Trailer were not damaged. I spent a day cleaning up the yard and then hit the road.
              Harvey
              Ride Safe and Ride Often

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              • #8
                Well I am sure they would have approved whatever I asked for.. I hvae over 2300 hours leave accrued now.. BUT I am trying to save that for retirement points.. I pull the pin in no more than 36 months for the second time.. this time for good! kids will be done school and on their ownnn

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                • #9
                  Good luck to those doing the the Southern Calif Motorcycle Assoc. 3 flags ride this coming weekend (Aug 29 - 31). Might be a bit wet up north, but hope it dries out a bit more around here.

                  I might join y'all at the start...who knows!
                  Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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                  • #10
                    Ken, saw your post. Hopefully you can ride over to the Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park, and visit with us. I am leaving this Sunday morning to ride down to Tucson....with stops in Carson City to pick up my riding partner, and then in Blythe, where we expect it to be 110 degrees when we arrive. We will leave Blythe at 2:00 am, and do the short 300 mile ride to Tucson, just in time for a nice breakfast at the Doubletree.

                    A week from today there will be close to 300 of us on the road from Tucson to Harrison Hot Springs, on the 39th annual Three Flags Classic. If any of you are going to Tucson, look me up. I will be the old guy (ha ha ha, lost in a crowd of old guys) that is using the cane to walk around, due to a pinched nerve at L-3, but I am committed to doing this ride. May be my last before surgery.

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                    • #11
                      I have made the first two coners Madawaska maine and key west fl.. I left jacksonville flsat at 0300. made it to sorona texas ,,1250 miles, by midnite,, took a nap and hit the road again by 0500 made it to san diego 1160 miles last night 0100 monday morning totla 45 hours counting nap time. Heading out this after noon to ride back to tucson only about 410 miles but damn that highway I-8 can be a killer was 108 degrees yesterday

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                      • #12
                        Good going!!! Keep on truckin"
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                        • #13
                          kniterider, what bike are you riding ? There is one out in the parking lot this morning at the Doubletree, and it has the IBA license plate frame on it. It is a BMW F800GT, with a Colorado plate...Is that you ? When you get up and around, we should be checked in by then, and in room # 121.

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                          • #14
                            I'm sure he'll check in eventually, but I don't think that's him. Kniterider is from MD, and is on a Honda CTX1300
                            2012 Honda Goldwing | 2009 Timeout Camper



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                            • #15
                              Here is a very interesting update.....kniterider is not riding this alone. I met the lady that is riding with him, on her own bike. Her name is Rhonda, and she has only been riding for 3 years, and she is doing all this on a 2007 HD Heritage Softtail. Folks, for those of you unfamiliar with what these two riders are doing, she is making a heck of a ride on a bike designed to go bar-hopping. And to only have 3 years experience in riding...my hat is off to her. I think kniterider is somewhere around the hotel, since they are riding this together. She is impressed with his bike, the CTX1300, so we may have another convert...HD to Honda...in the making.

                              Congrats to both of them for doing the ride they have so far. WOW !

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