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Day 1 - Newburgh, NY to Wellsboro, PA - 210 miles

Today turned out very well. The heay rains and subsequent really sticky weather went away and we had very pleasant riding weather: sunny but not hot or particularly humid.

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One last preview

Here's a quick preview of the R52 in action:

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Here We Go!

Things are looking up! The Sprinter spent Tuesday and Wednesday at a local shop. They replaced the fuel filter and the "turbo resonator" (a device that muffles the output of the turbocharger, is made of plastic, and has a poor reputation because it splits along a molded seam, as mine did), and now the Sprinter runs fine again.

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Made it to NY

Well, we made late last night to NY. Crawling up all those hills in the Alleghenies at about 40mph really had me watching my mirrors. The Sprinter is at a shop this morning and I'm hoping to hear back soon what the problem is. In the meantime, Steve and I are recovering from four long days of sitting still. Don will be here in another couple hours.

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The Adventures Have Begun

Well, Steve Woodward (my chase van driver) and I are in South Bend, IA this morning, after three long days of driving. Our goal is to land, late tonight, at my friends' house in Amenia, NY.

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All Packed and Ready to Blast Off!

Here are a couple photos of the Sprinter, showing my sponsors. I want to thank everyone who has helped out, and if any of the commercial sponsors can supply your needs, I heartily recommend them:



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What I'll be wearing on the road

First off, let me tell you what I won't be wearing: a vintage fashion statement. I've ridden over half a million touring miles and for me, it's important to be both comfortable and safe on the bike.

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Team Boxer Rebellion Supporters

As we make our final preparations to leave for NY on Friday, I just want to thank the nearly 50 people and companies who have donated to our efforts. You are helping make this possible and I personally appreciate it very much. My hat is off to you and you have my deepest thanks!

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Recent Events and Near Term Expectations

With Paul Glaves having to drop out of the team, we will be rolling with Don Cameron as chief mechanic, Steve Woodward as chase truck driver and Jeff Wu as videographer.

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The Good News and the Bad News

Ok, the bad first...

Paul Glaves has had to bow out as our team mechanic. He and Voni have been travelling around the west and the smoke and fires burning in Montana sent him to the emergency room. They exacerbated a long term problem and he will have to spend some time resting and recovering (but all should turn out well). We all wish him a quick recovery.

On a happier note, we have T Shirts! You can wear a classy white on black Team Boxer Rebellion tee and support the team at the same time — just click on the link above.

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