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Sept 12 The rally is over, but we meet for group pictures and a dip into the Pacific Ocean.  My boots are still waterproof.  Breakfast afterward and I’m off for home by noon.  I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge last night.  Today, my GPS decides to take me through the middle of San Francisco downtown […]

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Sept 10 I’m up at 2:30am Eastern time.  I had put most everything on the bike last night.  I only have one trip of stuff to the bike.  Dressed and packed, I’m at the bike with everything on it by 3:00am.  The GPS is set for the Mobil station at Coney Island.  25 minutes later […]

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Sept 2nd I’ve decided to leave at my default time.  3pm.  Advantage:  One less day of PTO and I get down the road 8 or so hours before putting up for the night.  My goal for tonight is somewhere around Dallas.  Final advantage is that I get through/around Dallas in the wee hours of the […]

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It’s almost time.  The Not Superman Rally starts on September 10 in New York City which means I have to be there by then. I’m leaving New Mexico mid afternoon on Friday 8/2/2016.  I had originally planned on heading through Southern Louisiana through to about Tallahassee, FL before turning north for Atlanta and some visiting […]

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I have a lot of crap on my motorcycle.  My first checklist. All of the stuff on my motorcycle: Dash/exterior of bike Heattroller Garmin Spot III iPhone 6 Rollchart and Printed directions for trip Seat Bag Snacks and tea bottles 1 MSR Bottle in tool tube Tank Bags 2 GIVI hard bags Aerostich tank panniers […]

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It’s just 3 short weeks to the Not Superman Rally – Coney Island to the Golden Gate Bridge in 50 hours or less.  The weekend is done, work beckons, but the VStrom is ready.  I’ve done everything I know to make it reliable for the trip. My front Shinko 705 had 13,000 miles on it […]

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I am preparing for a ride across the US, from Coney Island in New York City to the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is this year’s Not Superman Rally.  The ride is 2946 miles and I will be attempting to do this in 50 hours or less. As any athlete knows, you cannot do extreme events […]

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I’ve had the fuel cell on now, for about 3 months and 3000 miles of riding.  I’m happy to say, it is performing as I had hoped, giving me 350 solid miles between stops for gas.  This is critical for the Not Superman Rally that I’m running in September.  Riding from Coney Island in New […]

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The KLR isn’t running, but my fuel cell for the V Strom is here.  The dilemma:  Which to work on!  The fuel cell won this weekend. I had a 4.5 gallon fuel cell made by www.boydwelding.com.  Aluminum.  18″ wide.  12″ deep.  5″ tall.  All I have to do is mount it on the tail rack […]

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I am running an epic ride this fall.  I will be attempting a Long Distance ride from New York’s Coney Island to the Golden Gate Bridge in 50 hours or less.  In order to do that, I will also have to get to New York City and back home from San Francisco.  If I can […]

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