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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2013, 06:10 AM
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Posted By TucsonStan
Have Helix, Will Travel.....

At the now famous stop sign, I turn left. In a couple of miles, I arrive in beautiful downtown Globe, Arizona.

In a previous day trippin' ride report that I read, the writer wrote the Globe was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By TucsonStan
Have Helix, Will Travel.....

A while ago, I saw where somebody had posted a picture of a map with their route highlighted. I thought that that was a good idea. It gives everyone a general idea of where that ride might go. I say...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By TucsonStan
Have Helix, Will Travel.....

Hello Everybody,
Since this trip is going to cover a lots less days than my last ride report (America.....by Helix, 39 days), I knew that I'd better file this ride report as a Day Trippin report or...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

In conclusion.......

Back in March, as I was preparing for the trip and trying to decide if I wanted to blog about it, one of the things I wanted to do was to keep track of every expense on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
CD......Thanks for the kind words. Looking back,...

CD......Thanks for the kind words. Looking back, even in the trying times, I tried to see something good in it all. There were a few times when I asked myself if I was having fun and would I do it...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

The Real Cannonball.....Day 4

The dawn of the fourth day of The Real Cannonball finds me at another free breakfast at the Super 8 in Amarillo, Texas. I'd been up since around 5am. Everything was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

The Real Cannonball.....Day 2

As a very early riser, I head to the motel's free breakfast right at 6am. I've had so many free breakfasts over the last 30 days that this one doesn't stand out as...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

<HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #575757; COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title -->The reason for the trip has arrived!

When the idea for The Real Cannonball got cooked up way back when, in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

From Binghampton, I ride east on Hwy 17. On my old fashioned paper map, Hwy 17 looks like interstate highway. In riding it, that's exactly what it is, an interstate. I'm not sure how far I've ridden...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
It's been more than a few days since I last...

It's been more than a few days since I last posted a ride report, let's see if I can catch things up a bit as I've now got some extra time on my hands.


After breakfast with Derek and Lauren, I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

A few hours ago, my great ride report got eaten. Now the new one got posted twice. I guess twice is better than not at all.

Double your pleasure!
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

A few hours ago, I finished writing one of the great ride reports. A ride report that was destined to be inducted in the Ride Report Hall of Fame. I'd spent several hours putting it together. I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Somewhere around 10am, I think I've got things all buttoned up and tied down so I'm about to get on the road. Not knowing much about the area, I figure I'll ride I-80 till I can link up with Hwy 380...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 01:20 PM
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Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Whiskey Dick Scooter Rally.....

Right after I pull into the Quality Inn in East Stroudsbug, Pa., in pulls Mike and Lenny on two Helixes. The orange one is Mike's. It's a 1986, the first year, and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

No it's not, I much prefer the heat. I'm currently in Ithaca, New York and freezing my ass off even though the ride report hasn't gotten me that far yet. They tell me that it snowed here around 10...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

No, it's a 180cc. I'm sure Alan with read this and respond.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 03:51 AM
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Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

I remember asking him where he got it. I think he said upstate New York or New England somewhere.
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
May 27, 2013

I've now been on the road 28 days, 4 weeks.

Well, that's not exactly true as there's been more than a little down time. There was that Texas situation and the time I spent at my sister's house....
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

In Mobile,I call it a day and start looking for a place to stay. I wind up at a Super 8, thinking that the wifi will be good there. I'm only around the corner from the office but the wifi drops out...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

I enter Mississippi at Natchez. I know that there is a bunch of stuff that I'd love to see in Mississippi but this traveling by scooter is slower than I'd planned on. In my head, my travel reference...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Here's hoping that the wifi at this Super 8 motel holds up till I finish at least one new ride report.

Leaving Woodville, Texas......

I stopped to fill up the scooter for my ride east out of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

The motel that I'd picked to stay at in Houston advertised free breakfast. Their idea of a free breakfast consisted of coffee and prepackaged pastries.

Since I don't drink coffee, I had to settle...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
I did Mashrider. I just posted the ride report...

I did Mashrider. I just posted the ride report that takes me from Giddings to Houston.

Actually, right now, I'm in your great state of Alabama, in Mobile. I'm hoping to post the next ride report...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

I actually made it out of Giddings, Texas after 10 days off the road!

Now, before my in-laws threaten to kill me, I want to tell you that Giddings was always a stop on this trip. It was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Hi everybody......I've tried to get this ride report written and posted for the last 2 days. Tonight, I stopped early, at a reasonably nice motel. I've been typing and uploading pictures for the last...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
Just as I was about to write a short update on my...

Just as I was about to write a short update on my new life in Giddings, Texas, I see that deezildennis as the question that is probably on more than a few minds.

And, the answer is.....YES!

I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

It seems like it's been a month or so since I left Alice, Texas when, in reality, it was only two days ago. I've tried several times to get this ride report written and posted. Hopefully, it'll be...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

I've been sitting in this McDonald's for the last 2 1/2 hours writing a great ride report with a very bad ending. Earlier, I pushed the wrong button and posted my unfinished ride report.

I had...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Well, I've made it to Giddings but in sharing that, I'm getting way ahead of the myself. So, it's back to Alice, Texas.

It seems like I'm having a real problem getting an early start. Usually,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Quick update on my exhaust situation.....

The muffler is not supposed to look like this,

http://tucsonstan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ABH3/i-BdHNxMc/0/M/ABH3%20029-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Before I arrive in Giddings, hopefully this afternoon, I need to finish up on the ride into Laredo. It was taking so long to get something posted the last time, I postponed that part of the report.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
Somewhere around Del Rio our paths split, you're...

Somewhere around Del Rio our paths split, you're headed east through Bracketville and I headed south through Laredo. The El Paso to Del Rio section of Hwy 90 is a real nice ride. You're going through...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
That's pretty much the story of my life, if...

That's pretty much the story of my life, if there's something going on this weekend, I'll be there next weekend. And that's the truth. It's my intention to be in Giddings this weekend and Houston...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
Hi Mike.....Didn't you say you were planning to...

Hi Mike.....Didn't you say you were planning to ride a Helix to Alaska? I'm guessing that your not riding a Helix 10 miles over on the freeway. In west Texas, that would be 90mph. So far, I haven't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Today, I got a very late start, at least for me it was late. I'm normally a very early riser but with writing yesterday's ride report, changing the oil in the scooter, the free motel breakfast and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

I left Las Cruces at the crack of dawn. Well, it was a bit past that and a bit chillier than I thought it would. It's problem living in one area and going to another, I expected warmer mornings.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Well, I successfully made it through Day 1. I guess when on your two-wheels and you say the day was uneventful, that's a good thing. Even though I ridden all the 1st day's road on more than a few...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America.....by Helix

Hey, GasandAsphalt....where are you? I basically riding the back roads. If you're between Rodeo, N.M. and El Paso, along NM 9, then I did pass your house. Are you anywhere near Las Cruces or is that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,147
Posted By TucsonStan
America....by Helix!

I was going to call this ride report, "Long way Around" but I felt that Ewan Macgregor and Charlie Boorman have pretty much beaten that title to death. Another idea was to call it, "Going East to Go...
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