2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by bergsteigen » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:47 pm

Wishing you the best of luck! And thank you for posting up your adventures for gimps like me to live vicariously through \:D/
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Endeavor54 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:59 pm

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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by DArcyS » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:38 pm

Good luck and thanks for allowing us to follow you on your quest.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by RosieTheSummiter » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:41 pm

Good luck, Andrew!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by dsunwall » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:41 pm

It will be interesting to see how well the InReach does compared to a Spot.

You may have already figured this out but a motorcycle on roads with bigger rocks like the Lake Como road will be very difficult and dangerous. A 4WD would be a better choice there.......I think.

Some online motorcycle sites have cold weather starting tips.

this will be fun to watch, best of luck.

hmmm, maybe delayed already. ouch
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by andrewhamilton » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:44 pm

Hello! It looks like James and I are just about ready to head to Silverton to catch tomorrow's train to Needleton. I posted a couple of pictures on my website of our support vehicles, so that if you happen to see them, you will know it is us and will come say hello.

I am really looking forward to getting started, although I am sure it won't be long until I can't believe that I volunteered for this!
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by justiner » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:19 pm

Super pumped to watch your progress, Andrew - the best of luck and stay safe out there!
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Cave Dog » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:15 am

Andrew,

Best of luck on your adventure. May the mountains inspire you when the going gets tough. May you have the best of weather and the journey of a lifetime. I wish you all the best. Now go get that record.

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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by asansone » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:18 am

get em done. see ya out there. :) and remember "if it doesn't kill you, it doesn't kill you." margaritas and calzones for a celebration of suffering!!! WOO full confidence in you
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by its_not_a_tuba » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:05 am

You know it's about to get awesome 'round here when CD starts posting.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by SurfNTurf » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:25 am

Good luck! Looking forward to following along.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by wildlobo71 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:12 am

its_not_a_tuba wrote:You know it's about to get awesome 'round here when CD starts posting.
He just want's a new goal, too!
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Time for the next great losing streak to begin.
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