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Old 3 Sep 2006
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Day #3 on the road.
(For the record, I could care less about the reasons/motives for this ride, I am only interested in the ride)

Still no news. No updates. No GPS location (it still directs one to Prudhoe Bay). Surely, these guys made it out of the parking lot and at least managed to get a few miles down the road.

I hope these guys ride better than they keep people informed.

The lack of communications has me concerned about their well being.
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The lack of communications has me concerned about their well being.
They had the weather.

As much as the leader has hyped this venture, I would have expected a good comm start to build press along the way, impress sponsors, etc.

Could be a busted leg in Fairbanks...or catching a nap in Dawson Creek.
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Day #3 on the road.
(For the record, I could care less about the reasons/motives for this ride, I am only interested in the ride)

The lack of communications has me concerned about their well being.
I said the same thing about this ride also. I am really interested in how they are doing though.

Lack of communications. Maybe they are not finding "time" in their 600 to 1000 mile days.

Rick
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[QUOTE=Lone Rider]They had the weather.

As much as the leader has hyped this venture, I would have expected a good comm start to build press along the way, impress sponsors, etc.

Could be a busted leg in Fairbanks...or catching a nap in Dawson Creek.





Who cares about sponsors. ? Forget these jerks, willya? Have nothing to do with them...be your own man...............................
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Supposedly.....they had some problems with being stuck in some mud on day one and are riding to catch up. No real facts here.

My route would have been crossing at Portal, with Minot just down the road and at the 3,000 miles mark.
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Talking Where in the world is .......

Silence. Maybe they took a wrong turn and rode off the edge of the earth. It IS flat ya know!!
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Whitehorse

I just read on the website they were in Whitehorse yesterday morning, Donny was having a fork problem. Hope they can get it fixed soon!

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I just read on the website they were in Whitehorse yesterday morning, Donny was having a fork problem. Hope they can get it fixed soon!

Harold
Thanks.

Yep, on their front page.
Where did they stop on day 1 and 2?
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Ok...
I enjoy the planning and logistics involved.

Have these guys made their North American route plans public?
Where are they planning to change tires?
Did they start with mild knobs or OEM tires?
Is a change of chains planned?

Did they ride the bikes up to Deadhorse before the start?
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Cool 3 days and 1200 miles.

More importantly, Whitehorse is about 1100 miles from Deadhorse. I think they need to "pick it up" a bit.
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More importantly, Whitehorse is about 1100 miles from Deadhorse. I think they need to "pick it up" a bit.

More info would keep us entertained.
I wish them the very best, but it would be more exciting if soneome (wife?) could post the down-n-dirty stuff.
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Talking "Hooked" on this saga!

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More info would keep us entertained.
I wish them the very best, but it would be more exciting if soneome (wife?) could post the down-n-dirty stuff.
This is like one of those TV shows (Deadwood, Soprano's) that you say you won't let hook you, but can't wait to see the next installment. As you say, I hope they (or someone) will post regular updates to their site (I think I am "hooked") :=)
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4 days in the can

659 miles per day average

Phoenix is 1400 miles away.

Will the bikes be serviced in Phoenix? If so, what will be done?

Which border crossing? Did they obtain permits and pesos before the start? Cuota roads.....or Land of the Topes?
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Torture by Motorcycle

I've met and talked to Julia and Kevin Saunders, the current World Record holders who also hold the fastest east to west time. 19 days I think for that one. Kevin and Julia are real Motorcyclists who run a M/C training school and holiday company, taking folks who are too timid (or lazy) to do it without all the backup being done for them. (£16k that's $29k and bring your own bike see http://www.globebusters.com/index1.html) Kevin is also an instructor at the BMW off road facility in Wales. So no comparison with the trio we're all following.

Having seen the video of their record breaking trip, I have renamed it 'Torture by Motorcycle' because that's what it looked like to me, and these were two people who have years of experience and spent a year planning.

Anyway, someone merely getting on, and riding off on a bike helps me forgive a lot of things, good luck to them, (but I have a sneaking urge to know about all the things that are going wrong)
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From the 34/40 whatever it is web site
Friday: When Marin spoke to him at 8 PM EST, they were stuck in the mud, their visors were covered in dirt encrusted ice, and they still had 700 miles to go. She said he sounded very happy.

Seem to be some ok sort of guy in there somewhere if he's enjoying it, wonder what, say, day 20 will sound like?? I hope he's still enjoying it, because, well, it's what we all want to, or will be or are doing ourselves; out on the road on 2 wheels.

Out of the saddle and behind a desk quite possibly he'd make me vomit, he's pushing this like only him and Moses ever went into the wilderness.

I truly hope he will find out what he's made of and it will be a positive thing, not a 'bloody 'ell, look at me, ain't I great' sort of thing.
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