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ericalm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Cannonball 2010! Reply with quote

The 2010 Scooter Cannonball Run takes off from Vancouver Thursday, Sept. 9.

A 10-day ride to Portland, Maine, the Cannonball is a test of scooters and scooterist endurance.

Check the daily results here:
http://scootercannonball.com/

Official MV thread:
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic71615
(Many MV members riding. The thread has location tracking! Should be cool.)

Blogs of some of the riders (posted by Bagel on the Cannonball forums):

Cynthia (Bodacious): http://bodacious-ialwayswanted.blogspot.com/
Pistol Pete: http://cannonball08.blogspot.com/
Oz (TheO.Z.): http://www.lifeatslowmo.com/category/cannonball2010/
David (feb31st): http://cbr10.blogspot.com
Brian (bklwashere): http://bklwashere.wordpress.com/
Mogeewogee: http://vespacrosscountry.wordpress.com/
BillyComeLately: http://luinetti.wordpress.com/
Starr (starreem): http://lambrettaodysseys.blogspot.com/
ScooterMe: http://simonscannonball.blogspot.com/
Karen G: http://kickstartkaren.blogspot.com/
Bagel: http://bagelsscooterblog.blogspot.com/
Geoff (HelixGeoff): http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=149046595118828&v=wall
Karen S (ks7877): http://scooterwanderlust.blogspot.com/

As far as I know, there is one Buddy 150 this year, belonging to scootermon who's in my Meetup group. There will be more info on all the riders & rides when the official site is updated tomorrow or Friday.

I know a lot of people riding this year, which makes me more jealous than ever that I'm not doing it. As in past years, I'll be obsessively following it vicariously.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know exactly how you feel brother, I am not at Burningman right now. Its good to hear the stories some times, GO SCOOTERMOM!!!!! REPRESENT
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was so tempted to try, but my GTS powered Buddy still isn't running, so that blew any chances right there Sad

Do you know what the course is this year? I'm not finding it for some reason...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the rough route on one of the blogs; I'll try to find it again.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know if any of the ballers are tweeting?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you ain't really a ballah, unless you tweetin foo!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

check here for Brian's progress

Click on "trip progress" (once you go to the link) to see the entire course.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to try this, but no way would i want to do it on a blackjack, and my citycom is over the cc limit. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am wishing they were coming through the states... I might meet up & ride for a day (I am NOT up for the entire run)
Maybe next year... or is this an every other year thing?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty cool, too bad I'm still on my way down towards Vancouver!

Then again, I know from experience that my 40MPH-cruising Rattler can't come close to keeping up with those stinkin' fast 60MPH-cruising Vespas.

Part of me still thinks that if it can go highway speeds it shouldn't count as a scooter. ;x

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trackpete wrote:
Part of me still thinks that if it can go highway speeds it shouldn't count as a scooter. ;x
The flip side of the guy at IBA, who told me that if it can't go highway speeds it doesn't count as a "reasonably-sized motorcycle".
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric, thanks for Cannonball links. Its been fun following the riders. Unfortunately I had to work when they road through St Cloud, MN. Bummer!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So cool! I would love to do it on my Buddy 125!
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