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March 2, 2020 at 7:27 am in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #18199
Thank you, Ziptie, also for the Welcome. 🙂 . I usually use Google Maps that only led me astray one time and that was long ago… so I hope Maps will “behave” in an area where I’m a stranger and not lead me to a road sign that says “Welcome to Alaska!”, LOL
Seriously now, I’m glad you mention details like the pre-warnings that will be given, and I will certainly pay attention to the details. Can’t wait! 🙂March 2, 2020 at 7:20 am in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #18198
Thanks for your reply, Michael, and for your input what’s the best place to be and for your Welcome 🙂 . And so sorry that I missed your reply before…I just saw it. 🙂March 2, 2020 at 7:17 am in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #18197
Lane, thank you so much for your reply. The more I learn the more I realize that there will be many cages and I’m not the only one. When I posted my msg I had no clue what to look forward to and felt a bit lost, but you (and others) made it easy with all the information and input. THANKS, and safe driving! 🙂February 25, 2020 at 12:51 am in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #17928
Doug, your comment about the GPS made me chuckle. A friend from out of state wanted to come for a visit (his first) and he had the address, of course. I got a frantic phone call that he is “here”, at least according to his GPS, but he doesn’t think this is the right place. It was not, he was several miles from my house. LOL
So yes, I do agree that keeping the pack in sight might be the better idea, but being ahead a couple miles has advantages as well. I still have a couple of weeks to make up my mind where I will be…. but in any case I learned that regardless of where I will be (front or back), that I will not be alone, which was one of the worries I had, and that other cages will be there as well.
As for the box of tissues, I’ll have some with me, I promise.
And THANK YOU again for all your help and input.February 25, 2020 at 12:35 am in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #17927
I was hoping that to be a volunteer will be possible, but it makes sense that you gotta learn first before you can. If I can go next year as well I do hope that I’ll be able to ride again and no more cage… but if not, I’ll make sure to find out how to volunteer. 🙂February 25, 2020 at 12:28 am in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #17925
Captain, thanks so much for all the details, especially what is going to happen at the registration in Grand Prairie (and yes, I’m already registered for the RFTW), and for mentioning to look at the 2019 itinerary to get some ideas. Also that there will be Fuelers and Stagers and Road Guards I can ask. In general I know how to behave among bikes, I ride myself (just currently I can’t even though I would love to) and I am also a Patriot Guard Rider, but thanks for mentioning all the safety issues, safety is very important.
And I can’t wait to start this amazing journey (even though in a cage *sigh*) and I’m looking forward to see all the places you already mentioned.
I will certainly try to find you to say hello. Thanks again, I feel very much welcome already! 🙂
Ingrid / LilDragonFebruary 25, 2020 at 12:00 am in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #17922
Thank you so much, Pelican, as I just said in a reply to Doug, the more I read the replies here, the better I feel. I felt kinda lost as a newbie and no idea what’s going on and I couldn’t find answer for the questions I had, and I am extremely happy and grateful for all the advice and ideas I am getting here in this forum, and also from you. Things definitely are looking up, and I will certainly follow your advice to print the route and also make sure I’ll be at the briefings. Thanks for mentioning it.
Hugs from complete strangers sounds good to me, I’m known for giving hugs. And I’m sure it will be an emotional roller coaster as well. I am a Patriot Guard Rider (just can’t ride my bike for a while) and emotional roller coasters are not new to me. But that’s where the hugs come in. 🙂
And Thanks for the welcome!! 🙂February 24, 2020 at 11:48 pm in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #17921
Thank you , Doug, and sorry for being so late to reply. I am glad that there will be an itinerary and even a booklet with details. Being new to the RFTW I had no idea about all this and felt kinda lost. The more I read, your posts and from others, the better I feel and I thank you so much for taking the time to explain and give advice. It is very much appreciated! 🙂February 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #17827
Lol, Thank you Killswitch for making me chuckle and your great idea. Yes, riding would indeed be great…if I only could. I miss riding.
Someone else also mentioned riding ahead of the pack instead of behind, I think I’ll keep that in mind….as soon as I can figure out where the stops will be, it wouldn’t do me any good to just wait somewhere and wait and wait..LOL .
Yes, I thought of volunteering, but I never was on the Run, this is my first, and don’t really know who I could contact. But I will search the website, maybe there is something. Thanks! And also for the welcome. 🙂February 23, 2020 at 5:16 pm in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #17826
Thank you, Nick, for your idea to be ahead of the pack 🙂 , and yes, I am planning not to be in the way and fill up whenever I need to at other fill up stations. However, this is my very first RFTW and I have no experience, how do I know where the stops will be? I haven’t seen any info on this. Or will this be available at the registration point? Mine will be in Grand Prairie, Texas. Thanks for your advice and patience. 🙂
Also, the meeting in Ontario on Tuesday for the 4-wheelers. This sounds great, but I assume that’s Ontario, California? If yes, that’s a bit too far from Central Texas for me to get there. 🙁
Thanks again.February 23, 2020 at 5:05 pm in reply to: How to keep in touch with the bike group when in a car #17824
Thank you, Doug Walker. I know about safety (I am a Patriot Guard Rider and riding escort is something I have done many times, both on a bike and also in a car), and thanks for the advice and for your Welcome! 🙂