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  • In reply to: Midway Route raffle quilt winners

    July 23, 2019 at 5:52 pm #12880
    BullBull
    Participant

    Lane I am checking with one of my platoon members that said he won the quilt but did not get it. 

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • BullBull
    Participant

    Hey Tex

    2017 it did snow overnight and was 28 degrees at staging. However as soon as we leave we drop pretty quickly in altitude and warms up by first fuel stop by 30 degrees  so layers is the way to go. Maybe thermos then remove at fuel stop. 2018 wasn’t bad at all maybe 45 degrees the 70 at fuel stop.

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: Tip for FNG

    April 14, 2019 at 10:38 pm #11754
    BullBull
    Participant

    Whenever we are staged you will hear a 3-5 second horn go off, this is to let you know we have 5 minutes before we leave. As soon as you hear it you need to get to your bike and get your gear on and get ready to leave. As soon as the route coordinator leaves we all follow. They will not wait for anyone not ready. We have a strict timeline to keep and lots of people waiting on us to get there.

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: Tip for FNG

    March 27, 2019 at 12:00 am #11524
    BullBull
    Participant

    There is a mandatory riders meeting every morning.

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: Tip for FNG

    March 18, 2019 at 10:17 am #11411
    BullBull
    Participant

    So as we get closer to May, pick a destination about a 100 miles from you and ride there without stopping to rest and do the speed limit. Then turn around and do the same thing back. This will give you a good idea on a half day for Run For The Wall. This will help with conditioning your body the ride. I personally do this about 10 times in the last 2 months leading into the run.

    And also remember (to those of us that don’t like to drink water) hydrate hydrate hydrate. Last year I had a small episode with the heat that I don’t want to have again.

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: Tip for FNG

    February 12, 2019 at 10:32 pm #10914
    BullBull
    Participant

    So here is another good topic to talk about. Formation Riding

    RFTW is not the easiest ride you will ever do (but will be the most memorable) and we ride in a tight formation for 10 days. Don’t let that scare you, we know the first day can tend to feel like total chaos but hang in there. Best thing to do is follow the advice of your platoon leadership and stay focused on riding in your track, keeping your distance from the rider in front of you and on the side of you, maintain good throttle control by running in a lower gear than normal this helps to slow you down slightly instead of using your brakes, slowly close gaps instead of speeding up and then hitting your brakes. All these things have been proven successful in the past 30 years of the run and your platoon leadership will answer any questions on how to do this

    Each platoon is made up of about 15-20 riders and the platoons keep spaced out from the platoon in front of them. So get to know others in your platoon just as you would with people you may ride with at home. We all know it is easier to ride with friends then not.

    Dan

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: Non veteran rider

    May 8, 2018 at 1:28 pm #9183
    BullBull
    Participant

    Mission Statement

    To promote healing among ALL veterans and their <b>families and friends</b>, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

    we are all expected to support the mission.

     

    Welcome

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: Tip for FNG

    April 1, 2018 at 11:09 pm #8700
    BullBull
    Participant

    So here is another tip, get together with a buddy in the next week or two and have them check your bike for any problems, loose bolts, wear, or anything else. Then you check theres. This will hopefully find any problems that you may have missed.

    Also load your bike with your gear and do a test ride. Load heavy items low as you can to help keep the center of gravity low. Have your buddy check the way you tie down to insure it is secure.

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: FNG Experience 2014

    May 6, 2017 at 11:12 am #5391
    BullBull
    Participant

    Priklypear or Emmmm

    i really enjoyed reading this and most of all very much appreciate YOU

     

     

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: Article published for RFTW

    May 6, 2017 at 10:55 am #5389
    BullBull
    Participant

    Great read, thank you for writing this.

     

    Danny and Zoe

    USMC

    FNG MIDWAY 2017

    Southern Nevada PGR

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: FNG advice please

    April 29, 2017 at 10:53 am #5157
    BullBull
    Participant

    Thank you all for the advice this is some great stuff.

    1 got the roll of quarters ready

    2 Rain gear packed along with riding gear. Using saddle bag suggestion mine on one side hers on other.

    3 spare key made from radio button to stay in gas cap door for easy open

    4 camera has wrist strap and will also clip on lanyard around her neck. Long enough to fit into pocket on vest. (Her job)

    5 as far as clothes we have decided to only pack 4 days worth of clothes(all darks) and do laundry a few times on the ride there and back. (Her job)

    6 small bills in plastic bags for gas stops (her job)

    7 throttle control, no braking, hand signals, no eye contact with people on overpasses, left hand salute, keeping it tight to rider in front. (My job)

    8 riding missing man formation on day 6 for All those MIA/POW (what this mission is all about) most important to us.

    Dan and Zoe

    USMC

    Southern Nevada PGR

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR

  • In reply to: FNG advice please

    April 28, 2017 at 12:07 pm #5139
    BullBull
    Participant

    Thank you all for the advice I have spent time reading all the post but thought maybe by starting this new one I might get even more.(which I have)

    And Pelican we are riding in 4th platoon because we have meet a few times and talked on Thursdays. Between you and Leo we have decided to do this mission.

    Dan and Zoe

    USMC

    Southern Nevada PGR

     

    Danny “Bull”Cox
    USMC
    FNG MIDWAY ROUTE 2017 All The Way
    PLT 4 Tailgunner 2018
    PLT 4 Leader 2019
    Southern Nevada PGR