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September 12, 2018, 08:04:18 PM
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j f go

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sometimes going to those places you would never go to turn out to be cool. I accidentally found a new and cool route to Colorado because of my GPS, Never try Never know

 My son and I ended up in a very sketchy area because I missed a turn and the GPS put us in harms way. Never again.

September 14, 2018, 04:25:41 AM
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See, I can learn something new everyday,LOL 8) It's still a pretty good way to do things. I still like regular old maps. They don't "lose" me like GPS has. Miss one turn and they take you places you would not ever go on your own.  &{

I call it DBP - Document Based Positioning.

I still look at a map to ensure I know an approximate route before relying on a phone, you'd be surprised (maybe not) at how often the GPS route is much less efficient for whatever reason.

The cannonball looks neat - I have ridden most of that route many times on less vintage stuff.

I don't know if I buy that the bikes are worth more dirty since they are all restored at the beginning of the race you aren't buying any originality, but whatever makes the boat float.

I agree with Mac though, the only shiny spots on Fat Bastard are the grips, seat and pegs.

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September 14, 2018, 07:19:43 AM
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maniacmac

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I call it DBP - Document Based Positioning.

I still look at a map to ensure I know an approximate route before relying on a phone, you'd be surprised (maybe not) at how often the GPS route is much less efficient for whatever reason.

The cannonball looks neat - I have ridden most of that route many times on less vintage stuff.

I don't know if I buy that the bikes are worth more dirty since they are all restored at the beginning of the race you aren't buying any originality, but whatever makes the boat float.

I agree with Mac though, the only shiny spots on Fat Bastard are the grips, seat and pegs.

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mqqn
It was one of the buyers who informed me that they leave the dirt and mud on the bikes because these buyers are not going to ride them just display them with the story of the race
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September 15, 2018, 04:36:40 AM
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Hi Mac -

I completely believe you and your friend, I just don't see that the dirt on a restored bike would add more value, at least for me -

As a display bike, it would be nice, if the bike is already restored, to just have a nice restored bike.

Maybe the dirt provides some feeling that the purchaser did the ride, which seems a little creepy lol.

I have a nice, dirty Concours that is well ridden, and I'll throw in some dirty boots too, if anyone is interested. ;)

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mqqn


September 20, 2018, 12:19:47 PM
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Good to see the old iron rolling down the road! 
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September 29, 2018, 06:54:44 PM
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Here is a wrap up of the 2018 Cannonball race that RevZilla just posted.

1914 Harley-Davidson wins fifth coast-to-coast Motorcycle Cannonball
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September 30, 2018, 11:15:37 AM
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I have to somehow make it to one of the stops next year and see this in person. Very cool!
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October 05, 2018, 10:10:37 PM
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I have to somehow make it to one of the stops next year and see this in person. Very cool!





Hope you can do that, it is very cool and worth a drive if a stop is close enough. If I wasn't in Alaska when it finished in Portland OR I would have made the 2hr 45 min drive. 
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