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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #16
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Does the route fit on one sheet per state or will I be fumbling around? 8.5x11 doesn't sound conducive to a roll chart holder
Most of the time the route is on two sheets per leg (2 legs) I have seen some guys cut down the instrctions to fit a roll chart. but it does take some work and you may loose some of the instructions. Custom roll chart made from two (2 liter) bottles have been seen. The route sheet has accumlitive miles and segment miles (example - 15.7 - 2.1 R - @ smith street)
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:30 AM   #17
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I'm pretty sure that I would end up in Montreal if I tried this event.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:40 AM   #18
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Most of the time the route is on two sheets per leg (2 legs) I have seen some guys cut down the instrctions to fit a roll chart. but it does take some work and you may loose some of the instructions. Custom roll chart made from two (2 liter) bottles have been seen. The route sheet has accumlitive miles and segment miles (example - 15.7 - 2.1 R - @ smith street)
Okay, So at some point I will likely have to stop and switch sheets if I do not come up with a fancy method. Is light on the bike to illuminate the sheet or light on the rider (helmet) the preferred method? Is there an odometer reset for the second leg or should I assume that I will become very off from the accumulative miles eventually?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #19
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Okay, So at some point I will likely have to stop and switch sheets if I do not come up with a fancy method. Is light on the bike to illuminate the sheet or light on the rider (helmet) the preferred method? Is there an odometer reset for the second leg or should I assume that I will become very off from the accumulative miles eventually?
Odometer reset confirmed for second leg. I use a clip board with some masking tape to hold the route sheets, pull off first sheet when done and second one is in place, no need to stop. As far as lighting I have seen it all, comes down to personal prefrence. I would think a light on the helmet may reflect in the mirrors, but what ever works for you. I use a clip on map light with a kind goose neck for adjusting light were I need it. I also use a stop watch for keeping time so you need to make sure that is lit as well. Good luck, I hope it does not rain.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #20
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Thanks, great advice. Hopefully I can make it. A dry night would be a real positive. In my experience it is tough to keep the rain out for that many hours regardless of what rain gear you're wearing. My rain gear is getting pretty ragged, the crotch definitely leaks (of course all the places).
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:24 AM   #21
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What is the chance of the weather cancelling this?
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #22
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What is the chance of the weather cancelling this?
The club has posted -

We go in the dark, we go in the cold, we go in the rain...
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #23
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yeah what was the chance of daylight at midnite?!? they are not postmen though, so no sleet or snow.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #24
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http://countycomm.com/acusoled.html

I have not run this event but when I need a small light in my truck or anywhere else I need to clip a small amount of bright light that wont ruin night vision I use these.

May be a little late to get before the event but they are pretty cool and you disassemble them to mount inside another housing to make them work in anything.

I have even clipped them to shirt collars and end of sleeves or gloves to put light directly where you need it.

If you look on the site sometimes they have blue and red if you like.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #25
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I'm praying the forecasts are wrong. I ride in the rain all the time but doing it for roughly 12 hours will not be fun. Guess I better repair my rain gear or go get some new stuff. Just installed some auxiliary lights last night, so it won't be dark for me
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Canceled due to weather

Ramapo MC just announced the midnight run will be canceled due to the weather forcast.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #27
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oh. guess i'll quit looking out the window.

those guys are getting old n girlie like
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #28
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those guys are getting old n girlie like
. I am guessing most of us are no longer riding beat up 250's. Bikes cost more and to protect the riders they made a conservative call. I am sure if the ride was on and the roads became very icey they would have received bad press. I am disappointed but it is better to be safe the sorry.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:00 PM   #29
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Ramapo MC just announced the midnight run will be canceled due to the weather forcast.
Will they reschedule?
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:22 AM   #30
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So is it on for next weekend?
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