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« Reply #3180 on: September 27, 2018, 08:27:27 PM »

Bikes like mine that do not go 175 mph use a five mile course with two miles to get up to speed, a timed mile, and two miles to slow down.  We can run on either the 5-mile long mountain course or the longer international course.  Usually I can pick a course if the FIM has qualified it.  A day with side winds will make me choose a course with less to hit if I get blown off of it.  Also, some courses are in better shape than others.  Naturally, the best one is chosen.

Thanks for posting all of those graphs and other info.  This is a big help.  It gives me something to think about when I get back home.

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« Reply #3181 on: September 27, 2018, 08:50:57 PM »

This morning I drove east across Assateague Island and this is what I saw.  The Atlantic Ocean.  The end of the road for WW.  Now it is time to turn around and head west. 


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« Reply #3182 on: September 28, 2018, 11:41:15 AM »

Bikes like mine that do not go 175 mph use a five mile course with two miles to get up to speed...

Thanks for clarifying.  I was curious because with more run-up optimum shift points will (presumably) be less important, except for perhaps the last one...  Logging speed is the only way to tell for sure if you're still accelerating.

Have a safe trip home!
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« Reply #3183 on: October 07, 2018, 07:13:48 PM »

This is a movie my son and I watched a few minutes ago.  It has footage of the race on Pendine Sands.  The red haired fellow that rides their bikes was very helpful when planning the trip to the UK for the race.  The title is "Salt Bike: a year with the Baron"   
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« Reply #3184 on: October 09, 2018, 06:02:36 PM »

Tomorrow I leave Indiana and go to San Clemente to see more grandkids.  Note the descriptive highway sign.  This is a Route 66 shirt I bought.  It does not say that.  Maybe this is the road I am on.   


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« Reply #3185 on: October 11, 2018, 12:31:48 AM »

Enjoy the trip Bo.
God knows you deserve it.
Thanks for all the posts.
You always keep me coming back for more. cheers
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« Reply #3186 on: October 11, 2018, 07:07:10 AM »

Seeing Chicago was a goal.  A plan was figured out after discussion with my family in Indiana.  We drove up to the overlook at Indiana Dunes.  In front of us was Lake Michigan, to the left was a steel mill in Gary, and to the right was another mill in Michigan City.  Across the lake to the left was Chi-town.  I got a good look at it through some bird watching binoculars.  All was done from a safe distance and without driving through the south side during rush hour.  That is one huge lake.

The normal operating procedure is to use the computer to figure out a day's drive between 225 and 275 miles on the freeway.  That gives me the end point for the day.  America is pretty much the same in towns along the major highways so there is no adventure there.  So, the drive to the end is done on one and two lane roads.  Regional differences are seen there.  Planning is for nerds so I limited it to scheduling the dyno session, only.  Everything else is on the day-to-day basis.
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« Reply #3187 on: October 11, 2018, 08:57:22 AM »

WW, it's always more interesting just following your nose and yakking with the locals!  cheers
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« Reply #3188 on: October 11, 2018, 04:50:33 PM »

Yup.  The adventures always happen on the side roads.

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« Reply #3189 on: October 12, 2018, 09:48:30 AM »

The afternoon the day before yesterday the St Louie public works guys were raising the flood walls around the city.  Lots of birds are flying overhead going south.  It is time to move fast in a southwest direction.  Right now I am in Joplin Missouri and headed toward Oklahoma.  Yesterday an older local guy told me where to find a section of Route 66 on original condition.  It was way high up in the Ozarks and I took some pictures.
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