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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2011, 02:18:03 am »
I agree Scottly, when you take on the responsibilty for a leg it takes over a part of your life and you end up feeling totally defensive about your area. I have discovered that even though NZ is a small country it is quite hard to cover adequately, sometimes GZ stalls as the connection to the next rider is not available and at other times the riders don't have that weekend off to meet. I'd dearly love to have a bike reliable enough and with long enough legs to do from top of our country to bottom so I could co-ordinate as I rode. Does that make me a control freak....ah probably ha ha. ;D
I'm quite amazed at how fast GZ travelled through the USA, but some of your riders did amazing mileages. :)
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2011, 07:08:41 pm »
East and west sounds good. What about trading batons midwest and doing the relay over in reverse? Kind of like the Cannonball run movie! Winner is first back east or west? Gentlemans race of course ;D
 
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #52 on: November 26, 2011, 07:32:46 pm »
A 'gator baton for the South East, maybe? A lizard of some sort for the South West. How about a salamander for the wet North West? You North Easter's are on your own... ;D
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2011, 05:43:25 am »
Not to add complications,but wondered if there is any interest south of USA
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2011, 06:34:43 am »
Thread subscribed.  A willing 2012 participant. 

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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2011, 09:08:16 am »
Subscribed as well.

I have been out of the loop thanks to life but. I had waaaay too much fun to miss out on this thing if it swings through again. Let's get the ball rolling. And if I can help out in any way, let me know.

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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2011, 09:44:47 am »
subscribed looking forward to the next relay.

IMO I think running two different runs is kinda cheating. It would be more like we are running two separate relays rather than one taking away some of the unity felt from all of us carrying the same piece.
As far as pr I think when we get the banner back along with posted pictures would make a swell article probably worth two to three pages.
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2011, 08:17:29 pm »
subscribed looking forward to the next relay.

IMO I think running two different runs is kinda cheating. It would be more like we are running two separate relays rather than one taking away some of the unity felt from all of us carrying the same piece.
As far as pr I think when we get the banner back along with posted pictures would make a swell article probably worth two to three pages.


I'm thinking along the same lines as mickey6, two separate relays might be harder to follow here on the Forum as well.

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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2011, 07:59:50 am »
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2012, 02:01:55 pm »
I have to agree that a GZ US Tour might be better this year rather than another Relay Rally. There are a lot of very cool bike shows around the country where he could put in an appearance representing the SOHC4. There are the various Mods vs Rockers events, Rockerbox, Vintage MC Days in Ohio, Barber, Daytona, etc.

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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2012, 02:05:47 pm »
GZ could ride in Rolling Thunder, too.

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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2012, 05:55:17 pm »
GZ has yet to roam Oz, much less Europe. It's doubtful he will get back to the US in time for any riding in 2012...
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2012, 03:43:07 am »
GZ has yet to roam Oz, much less Europe. It's doubtful he will get back to the US in time for any riding in 2012...

I have GZ's twin itchin' to ride... I think he's left-handed though. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it just makes it possible to tell them apart...
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2012, 12:53:11 pm »
U didn't know GZ has a twin did you?! We have had contingency plans  ;) Wilbur is good  ;D
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« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2012, 03:52:18 pm »
So let's make something happen then!

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« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2012, 05:20:19 pm »
Unfortunately it will have to be with someone else at the helm. I may be able to work regionally only cause I know we have some real riders that made it easier! Not many though.   
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« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2012, 05:44:16 pm »
Why don't we use as many regional coordinators as needed, such as 1 for up to 5 states? (or less, depending on the size and number of riders). This might make it easier.

Wilbur - are you willing to take FL and GA or AL, depending on route?   I think the route should stay far south 'til at least mid April. FL-GA or AL-MS-LA-TX-NM-AZ-CA.

Do we have riders in MS and LA?
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2012, 04:30:20 pm »
Why don't we use as many regional coordinators as needed, such as 1 for up to 5 states? (or less, depending on the size and number of riders). This might make it easier.

Wilbur - are you willing to take FL and GA or AL, depending on route?   I think the route should stay far south 'til at least mid April. FL-GA or AL-MS-LA-TX-NM-AZ-CA.

Do we have riders in MS and LA?
Having done this, I would suggest you have at least one coordinator per State. The routing becomes a problem. You simply don't know all the roads.
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2012, 07:16:20 pm »
We don't need more coordinators, we need more riders! The riders determine the route, the coordinators merely help stitch them together, IMHO.
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« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2012, 11:42:54 pm »
We don't need more coordinators, we need more riders! The riders determine the route, the coordinators merely help stitch them together, IMHO.

+1 unless there is a major event that should be hit for publicity a rider or group picks there route. At least that's how Greg and I worked it out. With a few calls we decided where to meet for the hand off and the route I would take north. The local coordinators should be more for giving us a swift kick in the ass if we're lagging too much IMHO. But on a serious note if it's gonna happen this year we really need to get on the ball and start some serious planning.
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2012, 09:10:22 pm »
Okay, here goes...


 Scheduling is one of our biggest constraints. The feeling of being "Rushed" over certain segments of the Inaugural relay was the effect of having only 26 weeks (schedule based on 6 month time frame) to cover 48 states and Canada. We could start sooner, but I don't know what the riding weather is like in other areas (except I'm pretty sure Southern California rides year-round like we do here in FL). If we started today from Florida or California would we have somewhere to go from there? There are still long, desolate stretches to cover in the West and across the plains states that are a real challenge for the regional coordinators as well as the riders. A routing map might be more useful if participating riders were able to "flag" their location, kind of like the way our member map is SUPPOSED to work, but would only include those riders that are able/willing to participate.

  As much as I enjoyed kicking off the Inaugural relay, after seeing some of the conditions our members faced through West Virginia, and especially the Central Rockies (my guys still draw up just thinking about it), I was wondering if a West Coast kick-off would work better? I have attached a loose map with a loose route and loose dates as a preliminary suggestion. You'll see that Central Rockies would occur a full month later than last year, but Northern Rockies/Western Canada kicks in much sooner than last year. Hey, Team PNW, are the loose dates shown even possible (late June)?

  The red circles are 350 miles across, something I figured was a reasonable, one-way, one-day ride. I know many have ridden further, and the actual distance would be greater since we are rarely able to travel "as the crow flies". Allowing one week for each 350 mile circle wraps us up on the Central East Coast by mid to late August. There are only 24 one-week "Zones" shown here, so with a two week cushion puts us at early September with a 26 week time frame. The attached (loose) routing (in blue) does not touch all 48 states nor all Canadian provinces, and it is NOT my intent here to skip anybody. I would hope we could touch all 48 and Canada, leaving it to the regional coordinators/local riders to hammer out the final routing to make it happen. The red circles are merely for reference and the routing could vary greatly to accomodate each region/rider locations as necessary.

  Any constructive input is welcome, I offer this up for discussion mainly due to a lack of any other detailed suggestions. We can use one of our 2012 backup batons for the 2013 ride, and I can have it delivered anywhere we decide to kick this off from. I've got a pair of backup log books ready to go too. The attached pdf map was whipped up using MS Streets, so if anyone can use that format to try their hand at alternate proposals please feel free to contact me for the ".est" file since that file format is not listed as one of the permitted file type attachments.

  I merely offer this as a very rough draft. Sure would be great to do this again, although I don't have the resources (i.e. TIME) to serve as overall coordinator, I am willing to help as much as I can.

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« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2012, 09:42:32 pm »
I like the idea. Anything to get this thing rolling would be great. I know last year I was part of the Rockies ride and while it was a blast, I'd really enjoy doing it in warmer weather. I know there are lots of things that need to come together here for the relay to go down but I like this idea. And this timing would put GZ here in Colorado just in time for Old Bike Ride 10. That would be a good time.

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« Reply #72 on: January 16, 2012, 07:32:50 am »
I like that map.  I'm sure with a little refinement we could do something again this year.
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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2012, 10:35:27 am »
I like the idea. Anything to get this thing rolling would be great. I know last year I was part of the Rockies ride and while it was a blast, I'd really enjoy doing it in warmer weather. I know there are lots of things that need to come together here for the relay to go down but I like this idea. And this timing would put GZ here in Colorado just in time for Old Bike Ride 10. That would be a good time.

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Re: World Tour 2012
« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2012, 10:41:06 am »
MadMtn,

Brother I think you just volunteered/got appointed the 2012 Defacto Coordinator for the 2012 SOHC4.net Relay Rally. I don't have a baton to send you but you have all the backup supplies. Any questions?!

Oh yeah, good idea. Changing it up every year would help keep it fresh.

Scottly, how about a second?

I might even have my bike ready this time  ;D

After getting the initial concept off the ground I tend to agree that it won't be so complicated this time considering we all have an idea how it works. Just takes participants! Anyone up for a ride??
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