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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: (C2C)+(MOTB)= John and Keiths Excellent Adventure! Reply with quote

This topic sounds like a formula for a fun trip!! we plan on leaving 10/3 very early to beat the traffic over the bridges and get into Cleavland by the afternoon. In preparation for this trip. I picked up a Nikon 5200 with a Tamron 18-270 lens and a WU-A1 wireless adapter. I'll do my best with capturing this journey on FB and TS. we all know France and Vincent have set some high standards and we love them for it, this is our attempt...

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http://www.manxonthebanx.com/ (MTOB)

The route
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(10/01) I'm under the dash putting on some finishing touches!
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(10/02) John and I wanted to enjoy our last East coast sunrise for awhile and it was amazing!! The Sun waits for no one!

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Heading west form this point forward!
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John likes the fact that we have to go west to get to our beaches.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Safe Travels Keith and John, I'm looking forward to the updates.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great trip!

Looking forward to the updates, as you are cruising in my favorite looking Manx ever!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you guys have an "Excellent Adventure".
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll be following with envy! Safe travels!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found a show in Las Vegas this weekend... hmmmmm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Godspeed John & Keith . . . Looking forward to heading back to Nags Head with you in just eight (very short) days. If It's OK with you, I'd like to post your journal on the Sea-to-Sea Safari site as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John/Keith,

We all look forward to following you on your 6200+ mile journey.

Please try to wear out the camera, and I hope you make every attempt to post about the 'adventure" on a daily basis.

Just worry about 2 things. Drive safely and have fun

We will see you in OBX on the 16th.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing. Have a safe trip guys.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Safe travels......


Beers on me in Nags Head.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have fun guys. I'll see ya in Winston-Salem! Keith, why aren't you taking your buggy?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Sea to Banx Reply with quote

Good Luck Guy's , many great adventurers , Be safe!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We hit the road early once John was able to find my house, up he got lost on the way there
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Heading west

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We're off Long Island and heading for Cleveland!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me get this correct, you got lost in your own "neck of the woods" and you are just starting out on a trip to CA and back. Yep, I will be watching this thread for sure!



Ha Ha! Hope you guys have a wonderful safe trip.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing. I will be enjoying your updates. Safe travels and sunshine. Greetings from Canada.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Safe travels! Maybe start a pin on pinterest for all the pictures? Hope your journey is excellent!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well today day was a good start 435 miles later we're at my sisters place in Olmsted Falls Ohio. It started out a little cool and some fog. Keeping an eye out on the weather we knew we might have to install the side windows and we did here is a few pictures.

This was a multi use item it held 2 pairs of sunglasses, GPS, and a phone
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Foggy PA
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The blue dot = us got lucky with that one!
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the we got tangled up in the set of storms in Ohio with 40 miles to go. We knew it was time to to suit the buggy up with all the windows. johns planning work out great!

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here we go

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We had a wheel out of balanced at about 65mph so we stopped by a local shop and rebalanced it and it feels much better at speed.

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And we finished the night night with thumbs up!
John ended up with some kind of beer sampler which made him happy!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is my fav picture! Get some rest, you have a long day ahead of yourselves. You guys did good. Thanks for sharing your adventure!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the "609" on the dash written on the tape?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The blue tape was our start mileage we wanted to figure out our MPG and it's better then a post it note. We didn't trust our fuel gauge long story. We figured out we get 23MPG at 70 mph. Now what way do we go because our route is now in a tornado warning! Maybe I'll get some good pictures!
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