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Itenerary and Road Map For Fast Freddy

Fast Freddy:

Go to page 6 above and you will find the answers to all your questions regarding Map and Schedule. We tried to call you back in Mexico but your phone was not accepting calls.

Maybe see you on the road(s) as we streak across the USA (compared to length of time to Clancy's ride 100 years ago).
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Was good to meet up with Geoff & Gary, and Greg and Richard this morning on Fisherman's Wharf ... enjoy the journey across the USA and meet you all again sometime on the road .... Greg probably a little earlier than the rest of you

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clancy ride

HI greg

I have had a glitch but can meet on the way from Portland to Spokane
where would you stop for lunch?
and where are you staying in Spokane??
Coming from Vancouver Canada
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Lunch and Sleeping in Spokane

No idea or clue where we will stop for lunch at this date...that's usually decided by the hunger of whoever is in front of our group of ? They are the "leader" for those decisions :-) Your suggestion of the Rainbow Cafe in downtown Pendelton might work - interesting that it has been open since 1921 as you noted, a well-known cowboy restaurant, 209 Main Street. We'll suggest it to our day leader.

As for sleeping in Spokane, we have booked and confirmed reservations at the Hampton Inn Spokane, 2010 Assembly Road, to likely check-in after 5:00 PM.
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Thanks Blue 88, Feargal O'Neill and Joe Walsh

Sawadee Khup Blue 88!

Thanks, danke, gracias, Khop Khun Khap, for the most honored blessing of our motorcycles for a safe journey with the string good luck pieces from the Lak Si Temple in Bangkok.

Also special thanks to Feargal O’Neill and his colleague Joe Walsh for the pennant pictured in the attached photo. It was received today from Geoff Hill and Gary Walker on the Wharf at the Start of the USA leg of The Clancy Centenary Ride. I will carry it with honor and the safety of Blue 88's blessing across the USA to our end point in New York City.

Great fun so far!

Next stop: June 3, Medford, Oregon, likely after an ice cream stop along the way. Clancy and Allen seemed to have tagged the best ice cream places along their route. Sadly, the one in Tracy, California had long since gone out of business, but we'll keep our eyes open between Sacramento and Medford today.
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If I can swing it, I'd like to meet up in Butte on the evening of the 6th. When and where do you expect to be?
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Butte, Montana for Torch 1969

Kyle:

June 6 see's a couple of us with confirmed reservations at The Hampton Inn Butte, 3499 Harrison Ave. Time? Usually arrive after 5:00 PM, check-out 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM the next day.
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Ice Cream for the Irish Guys

Like Clancy, the two Irishmen in our group seem to have a liking for ice cream. In the book, MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURER, Clancy and his riding pal Robert Allen stopped numerous times for ice cream, sometimes almost making a meal of it.

Pictured here are Irishmen Gary (with non-Irishman Richard watching) and Geoff in Irish Traveler's Bliss June 3 at an ice cream stop in Dunsmuir, California, a place noted in the book where Clancy and Allen had stopped 100 years earlier.

Of course, since both Gary and Geoff are riding BMW Adventure motorcycles, possibly the ice cream thing is part of the BMW lifestyle. Richard, on a Honda, does not appear to be so afflicted.
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Anamosa, Madison, Chicago

Would you post any details you have for the visit to the museum in Anamosa Iowa? Also where you will will be staying in Madison and Chicago. I'd like to ride from Amamosa to Chicago with the group and hear the presentation in Chicago. Thanks
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Clancy ride

Hi Greg and co.

My glitch has turned into an issue.I own a fishing lodge and have had
a staff injury,worse than expected.I am of course negatively affected
and will not be able to join you.Thank you for all the updates and help.
Safe travels
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Madison and Chicago nights

Rapidsrider:

A couple of our group have booked rooms in Madison and Chicago:

Madison, WI: Sheraton Madison Hotel

Chicago: Chicago Marriott at Medical District

FYI: June 13 is not back in Madison, is in Janesville, WI at Hampton Inn Janesville, WI

Tentative plan is for a formal presentation at The Nation Motorcycle Museum in the morning of June 13. We replied to your request regarding the Chicago show in a personal note.
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Cow Creek Adventure June 4

One of the toughest sections of road, or track, that Clancy experienced was from Glendale, Oregon to what is now Riddle, along Cow Creek. He crashed numerous times and the road was more of a mud track than a road.

Today we engaged a secret guide to lead us over this section, Bart Madson, Managing Editor of Motorcycle USA (Motorcycle News and Motorcycles - Motorcycle USA). A "local" from nearby Medford, Oregon, he knew this nearly hidden section of now paved roads designated as RT 27 out of Glendale and then RT 39 into Riddle. We exited at Exit 80 off of I-5 and spent hours wandering in the secluded woods over a mix of high speed twisties, broken pavement and even some gravel.

Madson, on a Kawasaki KLR650, showed us how he could skillfully manage knobby tires on the edge while the BMW 1200's and the two Honda 650's followed.

The real trick of the day was not getting lost in the maze of forest roads the vectored along or off our desired route. In Glendale a "DEAD END" sign fooled us into thinking it was wrong, and then later the GPS reader was misled into making a right when we should have gone left.

Our guess was that 100 years earlier Clancy did not get turned around as did we because there was likely only one main track through the deep forested area.

Pictured below is our group taking a break on a gravel section. We we not lost as we all knew were were in Oregon, or at thought so until Madson educated us by telling the unbelieving that we were really in a state once called Jefferson, or the State of Jefferson, a section of northern California and Southern Oregon that in the 1940's broke away from the rest of the USA.....a great story for another forum.

The morning of June 5 will find The Clancy Centenary Ride group making a right turn at Portland, Oregon, and heading east over another section of road that caused Clancy and his riding pal Robert Allen to "toughen up" numerous times, Clancy once falling so many times he could not lift upright his downed Henderson motorcycle, he was so worn out.

The day of June 4 ended with Livermore leading the group through the lower bowels of Portland three times Livermore, a self-proclaimed techie, focused on his GPS and kept passing where once was a gas station the group was looking for to top off their nearly empty tanks. In the heat exceeding 90 F, during the madness of Portland's rush hour, the Livermore GPS adventure finally came to an end when Walker wisely asked a car driver where the nearest gas station was and the group was directed to one a block off the route Livermore had been leading them over. There was one offer from the group to take Livermore's GPS and toss it into the Willamette River as they passed over it the last time. A further offer by one of the Irishmen was to have Livermore attached to the GPS when tossed. One of the Irishmen, Geoff Hill, said that when Livermore admitted he was in unknown territory without his GPS he was truly a lost man.
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Mud and Ice Cream June 5

100 years earlier Clancy and Allen tossed their Henderson motorcycles and luggage on a train in Portland and rode the rails to The Dalles due to poor road conditions, solid mud due to heavy rains. Today our adventurists rode the dry and smoothly paved I-84 at high speeds until they got off the super slab at Arlington and followed the Clancy tracks through "farm country."

In the small town of Ione, today with a population of less that 500, the 2013 CCR hardened adventure team stopped for lunch. The quiet town during the time Clancy passed through had a population of 5,000, people somehow attached to the wheat fields. Today equipment does what the workers did by hand 100 years earlier.

Not to miss a known Clancy and Allen stop for an ice cream sundae, the team later stopped where Clancy stopped 100 years earlier in the town of Echo for root floats with extra root . Tough riders, the Clancy Centenary Riders.

Following the Clancy route found the riders in the middle of huge expanses of wheat fields like pictured here:
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Revised Schedule for June 6-22

“CLANCY CENTENARY RIDE” – USA Route/Schedule – June 6, 2013 to June 22, 2013

June 6: Spokane, WA – Butte, MT


June 7: Butte, MT – Billings, MT (with side trip/return from Livingston, MT to Entrance of Yellowstone Park following original Clancy route)


June 8: Billings, MT (Rest Day – Saturday: Evening multi-media show at The Residence Inn, 956 South 25th Street West, Billings, Montana, starting 7:00 PM. Free to general public: Title: LONGEST, MOST DIFFICULT, AND MOST PERILOUS MOTORCYCLE JOURNEY EVER ATTEMPTED)


June 9: Billings, MT – Bismark, ND


June 10: Bismark, ND – Minneapolis, MN


June 11: Minneapolis, MN – Madison, WI


June 12: Madison, WI – Anamosa, IA (Side trip, off Clancy original route, to visit the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa – donate some Clancy items to the museum. Formal presentation at the museum the morning of June 13. Photo ops of Clancy riders and media display.)


June 13: Anamosa, IA – Janesville, WI


June 14: Madison, WI – Chicago, IL



June 15: Chicago, IL (Rest Day – Private evening presentation, Adventurer’s Club of Chicago, Saturday PM, Reservations required for members and guests.)


June 16: Chicago, IL – Detroit, MI


June 17: Detroit, MI – Cleveland, OH


June 18: Cleveland, OH – Buffalo, NY (side trip following Clancy route to Niagara Falls)


June 19: Buffalo, NY – Albany, NY


June 20: Albany, NY – Newburgh, NY (Side trip off original Clancy Route, to visit the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, New York)


June 21: Newburgh, NY – New York City/Penn Station photo op and media event about 2:00 PM -2:30 PM for "END OF Clancy Centenary Ride.



June 22: Jessup, MD – BOB’s BMW 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM for “schmoozing” and chilling with adventure and travel customers of BOB’s BMW and any interested general public. Frazier to be re-united with his 240,000 mile tired, ‘rtw 1981R80G/S donated to and on display at BOB’s BMW Museum. This is a “wrap-up” afternoon for the general public to meet and greet, swap tall tales and kick tires.
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Please let me know if you need anything while you are in Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
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