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  • In reply to: a poem

    September 28, 2019 at 8:44 am #13384
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Well done, SKYINKANSAS,……… WELL DONE…….

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: NC to CA

    April 30, 2019 at 7:24 am #12131
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Chief,

    If I lived in those parts, I’d ride with ya…..anytime

    Ride safe

    Pelican

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Before you leave home…

    April 27, 2019 at 8:08 am #12094
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Everyone has a method of handling their fuel stop money that they are comfortable with.

    Her is mine:

    I roll a ten a five and four ones into a roll and put a newspaper rubber band around it. I have one roll for each fuel stop. I place three rolls for the days ride in my vest pocket for the day. One roll is placed in an outside right hand vest pocket before departing for the next fuel stop. As we are working our way to the fuel pumps, I pull out the right pocket roll, pull the rubber band off with my teeth,( they are bio-degradable), unroll the bills and clip them to a small cargo clip on my dash. After fueling I count out the cost , stuff the left over cash into my pocket, which is transferred to an inside pocket to be used as “bling” money later on, and proceed to staging. Once staged I move another roll into the outside pocket to be ready for the next fuel stop. ( If the fuel stop is a “donated” fuel stop, then the original roll stays where it is for the next stop) I have a roll for each fuel stop for going ATW pre-rolled. I store all those rolls in a “donated” Tampon travel bag,(I figure a bad guy may not want to steal a Tampon bag.)

    I have never used all of my fuel stop cash, so, I have some rolls that been in that state of preservation for five years. ( I save them for the next years Run as an incentive to start saving as soon as I get home from the Run)

    Just my two cents worth thrown in here…..

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Sounds good Tex. Don’t forget the kitchen sink too…ha ha

    See ya in Ontario brother

    Pelican

    ATW ; 2013 FNG S.R.

    ATW ; Midway APL ; 2014, ’15, ’16,’17, ’18 APL 2nd Platoon 2019

    So. Nevada PGR

     

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Hi Tex,

    Welcome to Midway. The leg you are referring to is exactly what you describe. UNPREDICABLE to a point. We are at altitude, every year it is a little chilly in the morning when we stage in Flagstaff. I dress in layers, by the 1st fuel stop I am usually thinning my attire. I don’t mind getting wet, but getting wet and being cold is a big distraction, sometimes unavoidable though. Just be prepared as much as you can. I hope this kinda helps, a little. I’m sure others will chime in here.

    Pelican

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Ontario Pre-Run Itinerary 2019

    March 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm #11514
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Thanks Post, Hugs had sent me a PM earlier, I know I’m getting older, so it’s comforting to know ye’all are watching out for this ole bird….LOL

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

    March 10, 2019 at 8:33 pm #11325
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    GW,

    WELCOME to the greatest family you never knew you had. Thank your wife for her service and  WELCOME HOME.

    THANK YOU,and her, for your sacrifice.

    Be prepared to be welcomed with open arms, literally, from complete strangers, ( until you meet them), the open arms will envelope you into many many hugs.

    If it is at all possible and it will fit into your schedule…you are so close to Ontario, consider starting in California!!!! a rag tag group calling themselves “Hoofers Hooligans” will be coming through your area, on their way to Ontario, they have posted on the forum, at least Think about it….I will be looking for you. ( With a HUGE bear hug)(either in CA or NM)

    Pelican-Midway-2nd Platoon APL

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Wishing you all well!

    March 8, 2019 at 9:02 am #11270
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Sloke, sending you prayers and well wishes for a full and speedy rehab.

    You WILL ride again. ( & ride with us this year….ALL THE WAY…in spirit and our hearts.)

    See you in 2020

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: The big "C"

    March 8, 2019 at 8:58 am #11269
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Pop,

    Hugs and prayers are continuing to ascend for Hobbit from us desert rats in SW Nevada. Anticipating the moment we see you both in Ontario and can give the real deal HUGS.

    Pelican……& all other birdies down here..

     

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Well…..hell!

    February 21, 2019 at 7:43 am #11051
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Take care of yourself DrZ. I look forward to seeing you in 2020.

    Sending prayers for a good, full, speedy recovery.

    Pelican

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Question

    January 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm #10646
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Highway, God Bless You and your entire family for your service and sacrifices.

    Today I gave a heads up to the Midway  trike platoon, APL, (we ride in the same So.Nevada PGR unit), as to any assistance you may need, anywhere, along the route. But in any case, you will not be at a loss for helping hands from your new family, that you never knew you had! Also, you do know, that as an FNG, you will be riding into Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday morning. If your son can make it, he can ride with you….assistance will not be an issue, I assure you.

    Look at the “Contacts” list for Midway, give the trike platoon, Platoon Leader a heads up.

    Ride safe, is it May yet?

    Pelican

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Question

    January 13, 2019 at 11:08 am #10577
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Highway,

    Prayers are ascending for your your entire family seeking the rapid recovery of your son in W.R. So sorry for your loss.

    I’m looking forward to meeting you in Ontario and giving you one of your many FNG hugs.

    Pelican

     

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Hoofer's Hooligans 2019: TX to CA

    January 11, 2019 at 8:35 am #10511
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Lane and husband, WELCOME to the Run For The Wall family, and WELCOME HOME.

    You do know that the group you just invited over for dinner is called “….Hooligans” for some reason!! Ha Ha I’m just teasing ya. ( Aw heck, a Marine can handle em.)

    Be prepared for an experience like no other on the Run.

    Ride Safe

    Pelican – APL 2nd Platoon, Midway

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Question

    January 11, 2019 at 8:27 am #10509
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Road Hazard is correct, many have relatives or friends in the area that they stay with. You do not have to stay at the host hotels.

    When the itinerary is posted online, be sure to read the schedule for Ontario. There is usually a mandatory “all riders” meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    Enjoy your visit with your son Highway, encourage him to join us when his schedule allows.

    Ride Safe

    Pelican

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • In reply to: Midway Route Female Roommate All The Way

    January 3, 2019 at 8:46 am #10389
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Welcome to RFTW Rockee. and to the greatest family you never knew you had, and Welcome home, and Welcome to Midway Route. You are doing well getting your ducks in order early. Do not be afraid to ask questions, no matter how trivial you make think it is, you can be assured someone else is probably wondering the same thing. Be sure to start getting yourself and your ride ready also. You will hear this often…hydrate-hydrate-hydrate, it does not matter what the weather is for the day you need to stay hydrated and your body needs to be prepared. Pack, unpack, re-pack, unpack…. do this several times, eliminating something each time…you will probably still pack “stuff” you won’t use. (There are WalMarts at or near many of our overnight stops to restock)

    Colorado also has a monthly lunch get together, attend those if you can, besides fun, you will meet the greatest group of individuals you could ever imagine.

    Pelican – Midway Route – 2nd Platoon APL – ATW 2013,14,15,16,17,18,19

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers