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  • in reply to: Tip for FNG #10695
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    All the tips that have been posted are excellent for staying safe, organized and as comfortable as possible. My two cents are from ridin for awhile, not just in formation but alone on the road. Fueling is controlled chaos. Everybody involved in getting you in, fueled and staged are there to make sure everyone is safe and to get ehere they need to be so follow their instructions. I have found that using the soft half of velcro, with the adhesive backing, and placing a couple of magnets under it and attached to the top of your gas cap will be convenient for you but a life saver for the fueling team so they don’t have to hold it for you or chase it down when it slips out of yout hand and takes off. It can be easily placed on your tank and retrieved quickly. As for being in formation, knowwhere you are in your lane. Keep off the zipper (dotted white line) and stay off the fog line (solid white line). Learn what part of your bike will line up those and keep constant vigilance. It tales less than an inch of handlebar or highway peg to make contact with something (car, truck, wall) to cause a very bad day to happen. If it starts getting tight(traffic, Jersey wall, etc.) pulled up your highway pegs. You can get comfortable later. Also pull those pegs up as your coming to refuel or a designated stop. As far as going down the road cagers will get mesmerized by the pack and start drifting towards you so watch out. 18 wheelers also drift and push alot of debris at you so stay your line. As you get to the front bumper remember they push alot of air in front of them so hold and expect a little turbulence. Weather is another thing that is dealt with no matter what route your on. In my experience, and others have different opinions on this, encountering high winds and wet roads are a norm. With me high winds mean high rpm’s. It seems to stabilize you more. Wet roads I use the lowest rpm I can to keep the rear tire from reacting to quikly from a small twitch of the throttle.   Well maybe more than two cents but I hope this helps. But remember the brother and sisterhood you form on the Run lasts a lifetime. WECOME HOME.

    in reply to: The big "C" #10688
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    Pop, how’s Pat doin? Scott (Caretaker)

    in reply to: The big "C" #10432
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    She will get through this, as you will also, because she’s strong and has the prayers of alot of family. Rather she’s able to make the run this year or not she will be with me in my heart. Thinkin of you. Scott (Caretaker)

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