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He's doing great. Averaged right at 50 mph through the night with 4 sites done, terrific. Now daylight with mostly sunny skies and more open road conditions. I'm guessing around 8PM to pick up the last site in Midland. It does appear he'll need about another hour of riding to get enough miles to complete yet another SS1000. Barring unforeseen issues, I can't imagine he won't trophy. He picked a great location to stage.
Texas is a tough state to trophy in. I see 2 riders going counterclockwise that look to be on a pace to finish around 16:30, and 1 rider going clockwise that looks like he could finish around 15:30. Very efficient pace so far.
Wow that was fast! At least 3 riders have finished Texas and been scored already. The scorers are really on top of things this year. I've never seen results before the next morning in years past. Congratulations to the trophy winners!
As you could see, no trophy this year. If I had stayed in Arizona I would have had 2nd for sure and possibly first, but at least I got a Texas in-state SS1K out of it on top of the Extreme SS for doing all 7 sites.
I cut my week short due to some family medical issues, so I rolled into the driveway 7 hours short of 7 full days on the road with 3,584 miles on the bike.
Bed time for now, but details and photos later this weekend.
I don’t know if the link works but if it opens it’s my track for my Texas Tour of Honor. An earlier post stated my gps showed 1001 miles, actual mileage was 1006. I’m thinking the extra 5 miles was trying to see the Ft Worth site then circling trying to get the correct photo. The site was a nightmare for me, 6:00 pm traffic, I think I spent about a hour getting it done. I rolled through the night and picked up Mineral Wells, Childress and Canyon site about 4:30am. Heading south towards Midland, it got really dark. Dark as in at 75 mph I lost all my lights. Getting stopped in total darkness at that speed without leaving the road caused a tremendous surge in my Pucker Factor. I lost a lot of time getting some lights working. Finally got my headlights and stoplights going. Who needs tail lights?
It was close, clocked out in Midland with 23 minutes to spare to get an Extreme SS1000 done. I rode back home. Total time including getting to my starting site in Round Rock and back home was 31 hours of saddle time.
My wing is in pieces in my shop so I rode my 22 year old ST 1100. I can say without doubt my butt prefers the wing seat to the ST’s seat.
Best of luck in getting that approved. That is cutting it REALLY close. I hope they give you the benefit of the doubt. What was the issue between Amarillo and Lubbock?
Yes, that FT Worth location was a real pain to get to / out of. I wound up taking some little cart path that curved around the back side of the memorial, and then when I left I rode on the sidewalk to get to the parking lot. (I know, shame on me)
A little clarification, I was just commenting on how close the estimated mileage was to the actual mileage to get all the photos. I realized it was to close so I jumped on I 20 and added some miles to Stanton for safety. That left me 23 minutes.
That dang blue line on my track, I have no clue what happened. The same thing happened on my Round All Texas track. It’s possible that because of the way I wear my spot on my jacket it lost tracking temporarily.