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    Anyone going to Iron Butt Rally finish - Spokane?

    I'm heading out Thursday ~9 PM to Spokane to see the IB Rally participants come across the finish line. Anyone else going?
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    Please bring your camera and post some pics!
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    I wanted to... Unfortunately I have to work for a living. Argh.

    Ditto on the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grafikfeat View Post
    I wanted to... Unfortunately I have to work for a living. Argh.

    Ditto on the camera.

    Cough, cough that's what sick leave is for -

    I will be taking picts but the rally will most likely be over (7-9 AM). I can't imagine many picts would turn out at 3 - 4 AM and it's probably the last thing those riders need when they pull in, dog tired, to have flash bulbs going off in their faces.

    We'll see what I can come up with on picts
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdiver View Post
    Cough, cough that's what sick leave is for -
    ...I can't imagine many picts would turn out at 3 - 4 AM ... to have flash bulbs going off in their faces.

    We'll see what I can come up with on picts
    I... cough cough... used it already...
    Then again, if you're using flash bulbs then I'd imagine riding along w/ you,
    while you are in your Model T, may take awhile from Everett to Spokane.

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    I actually bolt on an aircraft landing light for night riding and let me tell you, I can't out ride it even cranking along in triple digits in the rain (which happened earlier this season down near Yosemite). Yeah it's a Model T bulb compared to the new HIGH Dollar/ HI Tech lights but it works just as good IMO for 1/10th the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdiver View Post
    I actually bolt on an aircraft landing light for night riding and let me tell you, I can't out ride it even cranking along in triple digits in the rain (which happened earlier this season down near Yosemite). Yeah it's a Model T bulb compared to the new HIGH Dollar/ HI Tech lights but it works just as good IMO for 1/10th the price.
    Mind posting a source for those lights?
    I used to post here, but now I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdiver View Post
    I actually bolt on an aircraft landing light for night riding and let me tell you, I can't out ride it even cranking along in triple digits in the rain (which happened earlier this season down near Yosemite). Yeah it's a Model T bulb compared to the new HIGH Dollar/ HI Tech lights but it works just as good IMO for 1/10th the price.
    Actually I was alluding to your use of the term flashbulbs.
    Although I do like the idea of "burning the hair off a deer" 100 yards out.
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    Paul and I are here.

    He'll be scoring riders. I'll be hugging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Paul and I are here.

    He'll be scoring riders. I'll be hugging!

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    Here's hoping everyone gets back safely and with enough points to qualify. Wishing I was there. They are riders I truly admire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Paul and I are here.


    Where don't you two go!?

    Did you get your package of red rounder buttons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Mind posting a source for those lights?
    I ordered the light from this place
    http://www.skygeek.com/gesealbeamqu.html

    The housing I got from Harbor freight, you can get them anywhere for cheap ~$10 or so .
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    and it looks like this on the bike.
    From 2009-09-05 IronButt Rally Finish Spokane


    Since I have some small PIAA's on the bike installed with relays I made the wires of the landing light have the same end so I could just unplug the small PIAA and plug in the landing light. It already has a relay and switch so it was an easy job!
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    My pictures from the finish are here if anyone wants to look.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/bdiver/2...FinishSpokane#
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdiver View Post
    My pictures from the finish are here if anyone wants to look.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/bdiver/2...FinishSpokane#
    Nice images! Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdiver View Post
    My pictures from the finish are here if anyone wants to look.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/bdiver/2...FinishSpokane#
    Loved the photos, thanks.
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