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#21 SQUEAL

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 06:15 AM

Well, I KNOW I am good for at least 15 points as the border is ten minutes away!! LOL. This may get tricky, but so far the roads have been pretty clear and dry. We have ZERO snow on the ground. That will probably change by the time the rally starts. Thanks for doing this John. You da man!!
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

Man, too bad this hadn't started yet, I did a round trip yesterday to visit family in CA (took the FJR since I just put on new GT 023s), and could have picked up a few of the bonii.

I've signed up, and am hoping my work schedule leaves open a bunch of opportunities...I was already considering a four corners of AZ tour as my first SS1000 attempt (still need to map it out), and I might be able to string some of the POs together along with that...

Is it OK to cross post this rally to the yamahasupertenereforum? I know I'm considering that bike to become my long distance mount...

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:02 PM

Is it OK to cross post this rally to the yamahasupertenereforum? I know I'm considering that bike to become my long distance mount...

Great idea, I'll take care of it. I'll be doing the rally on my Super-T too!
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

I'm in!

Been working too hard lately to pass this up! You know... as a favor to my wife and kids... I wouldn't want to turn in to a grouchy man! ;)

Thanks LDRydr!










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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:54 AM

Me and My $10.00 Samsung and Verizon Wireless Prepaid $1.99 Daily Plan are signed up. Waiting for the snow to stop before I can get out there.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:58 AM

I picked up my first bonus Sunday by visiting the Portland Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Then I popped in on a friend and the weather caught up with me (but 30 minutes later the sun was shining).
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

Finally able to get out and break the ice with my first BMR Bonus snag this afternoon.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:27 AM



You are invited to participate in a rally that is like no other! Even you Candy-Butt riders (you know who you are) can participate!

As the Candy Butt Association president, I declare this event is
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Whew!!!! I was afraid I was treading in dangerous waters.... Thanks, Boss! :-)
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:58 PM

I signed up today and really hope to be able to get out some big fun on this one . . . Last thing I did was something sponsored by a bmw forum, talk about candy ass riders !
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:29 PM

Today marks the 25% point in the BMR. Yep, only 3more months remain....

We've seen some riders already reach "Finisher Status", we've seen nearly 1,500 bonus/picture submissions from riders' phones (most have earned points) and there have been over 3,300 points scored.

Also some GREAT ride reports by various riders.

All this stuff is available to all on thes site -via the menu items
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News/Update thread here:
News/Updates 12Feb

All Bonus pics here:
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(and remember you can sort these by your favorite rider)

site here:
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

Once I was able to get out and snag my first Bonus in the Big Money Rally, it took but 17 days until I achieved Finisher Status. Some of the bright spots, beside the Big Money Rally itself were as follows:

6 National Park visits
8 Summit visits
34 Post Office visits
1 International Border crossing.

1,895.5 total miles
431/2 hours total riding time
3 Washington State Ferry crossing.
1 Half mile long line to get back into the US from British Columbia
1 600+ mile day riding in a Oregon Gully-washer.
1 Tire replacement due to a 2 1/2inch long screw firmly planted into a newer PR2 with only 3K miles on it. :angry: Posted Image

And, for those who've had the experience you will know what I mean, many hours of riding Oregon's Great Roads.
One can't say enough good things about them.:clapping:

And the realization that even with a cheesy free phone one can take some fairly good pix and email proof of your bonus snag right from the bonus location. Within 2 mins you receive a text message from the BMR site confirming that your message was successfully received and you're on your way to the next location. And it's nice to see ones pix already posted when you get home.

RenoJohn and his assistants have come up with a very simple process to transfer data and stay up to date on results from a rider's perspective as well as a spectators.

Its been great fun and impressive to how well this whole effort has been planned out and put into play. Congrats to John and his entire team for the Big Money Rally's success to date.

I'm now looking at starting the 2012 Dam Tour at the end of the month. Given that DT 2012 and the BMR have teamed up on certain bonus locations, and the 2012 DT list of dams are filtered in nicely with many on the BMR locations, my snag count should continue to go up as the weeks pass.

Thanks to RenoJohn for this great rally .

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, WA
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Taholah, WA Post Office
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Olympic National Park, WA
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British Columbia, Canada
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Clatsop Crest Summit, OR
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Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, OR
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Alsea Mountain Summit
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Deadwood, OR Post Office
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Cascadia, OR Post Office - Distroyed by fire the day before Thanksgiving 2011
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Mill City, OR where I achieved official Finisher Status.
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There is still plenty of time to get signed up and join in on the fun. You won't be disappointed!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:03 AM

Excellent report Jim, and congrats on achieving "Finisher" status! I agree, BMR is BIG FUN!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

Nice write up for the BMR Jim. Thanks for the pics, I like the screw. Nice touch. "You got screwed doing the BMR".

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:31 PM

Nice write up for the BMR Jim. Thanks for the pics, I like the screw. Nice touch. "You got screwed doing the BMR".


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

Nice BMR report, Jim. You've done a great job with your "cheap" camera. It's by coincidence that there are clusters of POs around some of the dams, but great for multi-tasking. By May 12, you should have a bunch of points. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

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......... I like the screw. Nice touch. "You got screwed doing the BMR".


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....golly, and we haven't even got to the trademark Nevada brothel bonuses yet. Oooops, did I just give something away? Yikes.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

Mt. Rainier,

It was a pleasure to ride with you on the Northern Half of the Olympic Peninsula and then meet up down in Southern Oregon to assist you in getting "un-screwed" (if such a thing is possible). Yes this is a great rally and I'm also glad to also have made "finisher" status.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:08 AM

Had a lovely CBA-style ride today. I'd be heading into DC, so I left early to beat the crowds and traffic. Got some good BMR stuff and will do a small loop tomorrow in Baltimore to get a few more points. I just may get the minimum required points!

I have another points gathering ride planned down to the start of the Cape Fear 1000 in a couple weeks. Hopefully Mr. Bain will grace me with a 5 and I can add to my tally!

If I can get all the points I'm planning, I may achieve finisher status at the MD RTE on April 28th*. All are invited, not just BMR participants, though you must be a participant to win the BMR-related prizes. There will be a competition for the best Hello Kitty adorned motorcycle, so good fun should be had by all!

*Details for the RTE are in the regional rides under Northeast. We'll gather at Vera's White Sands in Lusby, MD 11AM - 2PM.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

Awww shucks! I was hoping that Hello Kitty herself could make it to the RTE... She can't. But her cousin will be there. And my little sister. :) Should be a good time! Hope ya'll can make it!
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

I'm just home from a 4 day trip doing the Big Money Rally, Dam Tour and Cafe To Cafe Tour. Pics here:

  • 1 National Historical Park (BMR)
  • 1 Gold Dredge (BMR)
  • 2 Museums (BMR)
  • 1 Forestry Center (BMR)
  • 1 University (BMR)
  • 18 Post Offices (BMR)
  • 19 Summit Signs (BMR)
  • 5 Dams - 4 actual visits and 1 “Oh so close” before being turned back by snow covered road. :angry: :P
  • 8 Cafes
  • 2,445 Miles
  • 611 miles per day average.
  • Longest day was 754 miles
  • Very Little Traffic!
  • Two cattle drive encounters near Fossil, OR.
  • A few, but only a few, critter sightings plus the biggest wild turkey one can imagine. I swear it blocked out the sun for a time! :shok:
  • 1 Accident assist
  • 1 Ten 10 min. construction delay
  • 1 Codger Pole visit.
  • States visited WA, OR and ID.
  • Many many miles in Oregon on what, IMHO, are the best "Moto Friendly" roads in the PNW..... :yahoo:

The first stop was Neah Bay, WA (Cafe To Cafe) and the last stop, four days and 2,345 miles later was in Ellensburg, WA, (Cafe To Cafe). Then 100 miles to home. Spotwalla link here

The best vista of the 2,445 miles, and there where many worth noting, was the Stuart Range north of Cle Elum, WA. only 80 miles from home. They were as magnificent as I have ever seen them with all the snow, the unusual twilight lighting and contrast of the surrounding terrain. (I had to slow down to 70 or to take it all in.) What a welcome home!

My total BMR Points to date are 258,(Double Finisher Status?) with 15 more points and a Rootbeer Float this week-end at the BMR RTE in Issaquah, WA. There 8 other BMR RTEs in other cities around the country over the next two weeks.

The BMR has already been great fun for many reasons, however, it gets better and better as the months click off. Go to theBMR Site and see what I mean. There is still plenty of time to sign up and enjoy the fun. Likewise for Dam Tour and Cafe to Cafe in the PNW.

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