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Old 04-20-2013, 03:52 AM   #16
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Thanks for sharing, I am now planning on doing this in "tourist" class!
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:13 AM   #17
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640 miles in one day on a Vino 125 is quite an accomplishment. I have never come close to that. 350 miles about does me in. The beadrider seatcover does work well, those who laugh at it have never tried it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:30 AM   #18
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I am not a scooter guy, but can you tell me about what sort of speeds the group or yourself may have averaged?

I expect the MPG is quite good, but their must be fuel stops every so often at decent intervals?

Sounds like a hoot.

I have been assembling some China made scooters at work, "Kymco". The smaller ones not very appealing and the build a bit questionable, but their 250 is quite good and really "scoots". I do see that the rules are 200cc and under.

What other "quality" scoots besides your Yamaha do you see or that are the norm for reliability in the 125 and up class then?

Interesting hobby and quest for the cause in this case. All good on you.

Glad to help you with picture posting to get you started if you want assistance.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:49 AM   #19
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Lake Erie Loop Rally

I looked at the web site www.lakeerieloop.com and one video on the site. It appears the interstate highways are used quite a bit in this ride. Is that true? Is there a two-day or three-day option for those who do not want to be in the saddle for sixteen hours at a time?

I was able to make a good non-interstate route with the help of Google maps. Is the rally route prescribed or is everyone free to ride where they wish?
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #20
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The LEL Route

There is no perscribed route for the Loop. We start in Wellington, Oh. The "rules" state that you must return to the campground with a receipt of some sort from within 50 miles of Detroit (we'll accept aan Ohio Turnpike Toledo receipt), another receipt from somewhere in Ontario, and a receipt from within 50 miles of Buffalo, Ny. If you've been to those locations, then you've been around the lake.

As for a 2 or 3 day route, that's not what we're into. This is a charity ride for pediatric burn victims who go through pain and discomfort every day of their lives. The whole point of the ride is that we too (the riders) can last through a day of discomfort for the sake of the kids. Are we tired when we're done, sure. Are we sore when we're done, maybe. Are we satisfied with our accomplishment, hell yes!

This is all about raising money for the kids. If someone wants to turn the Loop into a 2-3 day ride, we're OK with that as long as we get out entry fee. Many of the "tourist class" riders will leave with us on Sat. morning and head west to Toledo's Tony Paco restaurant and have lunch. Some go east to Niarga Falls and return sometime Sunday. During LEL III we had 2 guys head to the Lake Erie islands around Sandusky, meet a couple chicks who asked them what they were doing, then spent the rest of the weekend with them. Never did see those guys again (but we did already have their $$$).

By the way, I'm a retired career firefighter who has worked with these kids for over 35 years. I'm pretty much committed to this event. My wife, who runs it with me, is an ER nurse. I couldn't do it without her.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:21 AM   #21
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By the way, I'm a retired career firefighter who has worked with these kids for over 35 years. I'm pretty much committed to this event. My wife, who runs it with me, is an ER nurse. I couldn't do it without her.
Congratulations on the rally and the cause. Thanks for all you hard work & hours in the saddle.
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