Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #16 by mikeikedc » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:19 am

Very good trip report and I would say probably 98% accurate. I couldn't help but notice a tendency to catch Ike sleeping sitting up and not so much the others so I offer this compilation of the author. :lol: - Ike

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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #17 by mikeikedc » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:38 am

Rexsname wrote:I have a question reguarding the Ortlieb panniers that were mounted on the dark colored 'wing........Did he have any mounting issues with those bags or did they work out alright without saddlebag mounts? In other words, were they the type that just "Throw over" the back seat?
I also offer my thanks for writing this trip report. I very much enjoyed it!
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Actually I did have Hepco Becker side bag mounts or racks. The HB bags I bought did not fit so I ordered these as a backup just in case. More "last minute" preparation. They worked quite well. Not sure how they would work with no racks though.

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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #18 by HomeMadeSin » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:28 am

Touché. I forgot to mention that part of the challenge was to grow a full beard - and let it go wild. 3 of the riders manned up and rose to the challenge at least....

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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #19 by 5speed » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:29 pm

damn..wish I had known you were coming out this way..I would have had a timmmy's coffee with ya.
ETA..I was going to ask if you were made honorary Newfies..and it isn't just any Jamaican rum..it's Newfoundland Screech me son! ;)
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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #20 by Brant » Mon May 09, 2016 7:01 am

Wow. Epic. Sorry I am so late to the party.
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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #21 by Whiskerfish » Mon May 09, 2016 9:45 am

Yea I missed this one also. October so i was probably in the woods. Looks like a great Run!! Just one question how come so many of us look alike?? "Slightly" overweight and with grey hair all over our faces lolol lolol lolol lolol
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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #22 by Fred Camper » Mon May 09, 2016 1:07 pm

Excellent write up. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #23 by HOTT » Wed May 11, 2016 9:47 pm

Wow!! How'd I miss this?
Awesome trip. Enjoyed your coverage.
Cape Spear is a trip I'm planning on for '17.

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Post #24 by sunnbobb » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:09 am

Finally found the time to read this story, great job! EPIC
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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #25 by HomeMadeSin » Fri May 18, 2018 8:41 pm

PSA: Most of the same crew are headed to the Arctic Ocean on 1st Gen Wings in a few weeks. I will post a trip report here, but we also have the FB page called Bottom Gear 4848. Just FYI.

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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #26 by Whiskerfish » Sat May 26, 2018 9:24 pm

Following!
"Agreement is not a requirement for Respect" CDR Michael Smith USN (Ret) 2017
1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike
and a whole garage full of possibilities!!

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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #27 by DocRoot » Sun May 27, 2018 9:59 am

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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #28 by Fred Camper » Sun May 27, 2018 6:59 pm

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Re: Leading up to the Bottom Gear 4,848 trip

Post #29 by HomeMadeSin » Wed May 30, 2018 10:02 pm

The new journey write-up is over here: https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=65385


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