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Old 01-15-2010, 08:58 PM
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Next week(s) will be a long one.
Tues night to Paramount, CA. Wed morning I head to Rialto, CA. Taking that to Vidalia, GA.
Got some route planning to do this weekend. 5713 miles one way. Don't know yet what (company's) route will go through which cities/towns. Also don't know which way I'm comming home.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:24 PM
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How sweet, yet sad. You travel within blocks of everyone, but can't take time to socialize. I understand: but how sad. I hope to ride with you again soon Pat.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:00 AM
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I'm hoping to do LoHo's Cal-coast get-together this year. Need to get one of the bikes registered first. Both run but are illegal on the street.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:26 PM
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Tentative itenerary

Wed the 20th, Rialto CA
Thr the 21st, Winslow, AZ (rest area near Meteor Crater) to Amarillo TX
Fri 22nd, Amarillo to Little Rock AR (hopeing to visit nephew I haven't seen in 15 years)
Sat 23rd to either Birmingham AL or Temple GA
Sun the 24th I should be in Vidalia GA for a day or two. Work hours restart (34 hours off minimum).
Don't know the route back.

cell # (209) 484-4991

Most stops are at Flying J truckstops. I prefer rest areas as they are usually quieter.
Any areas I should watch (hwy patrol, county mountys, etc?) Speeding isn't a problem as I set my cruise to 59 MPH (bonus for staying under 60 MPH. $81 in this case).
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 01-21-2010, 12:09 PM
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Lots of miles there Pat...........just watch through that portion of Ariz...........LEO's around or near local communities seem to wanna generate more revenue than the norm........other than that, watch out for the unconscious cagers(have spent some windshield time in your seat) and rest of craziness that seems to show up unexpectedly!
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:12 AM
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Sitting in Amarillo, TX until midnight, then continue heading east. Will be in Little Rock, AR by noon on Fri the 22nd. Will have dinner with nephew (haven't seen him in 15 years).
No problems with speeding tickets. Speed limit is 75 and I go 59 ($ incentive to keep it under 60MPH). Snow was a PITA this morning (21st) from Winslow, AZ to Alburqurque, NM. Fortunately I outran the storm that was closing I40 & I17 in AZ.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 01-24-2010, 01:54 PM
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Got to Vidalia, GA at midnight Sat (local time). Called 2 days ago with ETA and hours left that I can drive. They didn't know I was comming.
Now here I sit all day Sun and half of Mon (soonest I can leave). They said something about going to IL before going home. We'll see.
Still enjoying this.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:27 PM
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Finally they are sending me out!
Tue the 26th I'm going to Greenville, SC and taking a load to Chicago, IL (Thr 28th). Then head down to Mt Sterling, IL to see if THEY can have a load for me heading the right direction.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:08 PM
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I've been to Mt. Sterling Il. My spring ride went right thru that town on our way to Hannabil Mo. Hope you have a safe trip to IL. weather was nice this weekend but temps have dropped and is snowing about 100 miles west of the windy city.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:28 PM
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Sidetracked

Finally back home.
Almost a circut of the USA.
Destinations were:
Modesto, CA
Paramount, CA
Redlands, CA
Vidalia, GA
Greenville, SC
Willow Springs, IL
Joilet, IL
Burley, ID
back to Modesto
6,047 miles in 13 days (11 days driving, avg 550 miles per day)
Avoided almost all the inclement weather. Worst was last night in NV.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 02-01-2010, 01:43 PM
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comming to a town near you.

If you are ever in the Northern Nevada area Reno Lovelock Carson etc P.M. me and we'll at least get ya lunch
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:17 AM
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Heading to Fullerton, La Mirada, Los Angeles, and Ontario CA. Be home Fri. A short hop.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

"No one is totally useless. They can always be used as a bad example"
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:46 PM
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Well dam

Sorta went right by me, just west of St. Louis on I-70 There is a
TA 14 miles west of me. you got my address from my posts and here is my unlisted phone 636-980-3284.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:14 AM
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Monday will be Needles, CA. Tues Corona, CA
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

"No one is totally useless. They can always be used as a bad example"
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:39 PM
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2/20 leaving Modesto
2/21 sleeping in either Wells or Jackpot, NV
swap trailers in Burley, ID and heading to Hermiston, OR to sleep on Mon morning.
Leaving Hermiston to Mt Vernon, WA.... Bremmerton, WA.... and Tukwilla. Sleeping in Fife at the Flying J (maybe).
Wed has me stopping in Woodland, WA then Portland, OR. Then heading as far south as possible, at least to Rice Hill, OR (saw an XS1100 there once), probably no farther than Zamore, CA.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

"No one is totally useless. They can always be used as a bad example"
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