Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 1 Votes - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
12-31-2023, 06:01 AM (This post was last modified: 12-31-2023 06:12 AM by Lee_0123.)
Post: #21
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Thanks Orbit, what state is that in?
JohnF - sorry, I can't help you with your picture posting issue. Is Orbit's "Clifty" sign the kind of DOT sign you were concerned about?

Lee B.
S.E. Pennsylvania

2021 Honda NC750X DCT
2022 Can Am RT Limited
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
12-31-2023, 07:45 AM (This post was last modified: 12-31-2023 07:46 AM by theemightyorbit.)
Post: #22
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Lee, that sign is in Kentucky.

I swiped it off the internet as it's a good example of the DOT sign type in question.

These DOT signs are found on the border of the town, more likely than not on the main road or roads through town.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
12-31-2023, 08:38 AM
Post: #23
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
(12-31-2023 06:01 AM)Lee_0123 Wrote:  Thanks Orbit, what state is that in?
JohnF - sorry, I can't help you with your picture posting issue. Is Orbit's "Clifty" sign the kind of DOT sign you were concerned about?

Yes...this is exactly the type sign, and Orbit's explanation of sometimes elevation is on them (CO and WY), sometimes the population (IL), is right on the money. I would bet if you showed the CLIFTY photo to most people and ask them what it was a picture of, their answer would be, "A city limit sign."

I have photos of past GLMC Grand Tours (Villans (towns that ended in "ville) and Titanic (towns that ended in "burg" or "ton")) with many of the photos with my bike, the GLMC tour rider's flag, and a Green and White (or in PA white and blue) Town Limit Sign like Orbit posted. Sometimes the sign at one end of town does not have safe parking, so you ride to the other ends of the town on the major roads and hope to find another one with a safe place to position the bike for the photo.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
12-31-2023, 10:58 AM
Post: #24
ABBREVIATIONS
Does the compass point direction have to be spelled out (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST), or can abbreviations be used (N, S, E, W, No, So, etc) on the sign?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
12-31-2023, 02:44 PM
Post: #25
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Thanks JohnF,
The direction needs to be spelled out but can be joined, as in Easton and Westtown.

Lee B.

Lee B.
S.E. Pennsylvania

2021 Honda NC750X DCT
2022 Can Am RT Limited
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
12-31-2023, 03:15 PM
Post: #26
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Please be careful out there. We lost a rider a few years back who pulled over at a I believe a DOT sign. So once again PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE PARKING IS IN A SAFE SPOT

It's not a competition, It's a demonstration. "Rowan"
Jeff Kerkow
In the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant
GLMC #214 COG #7524, IBA #46513,
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-02-2024, 10:44 AM
Post: #27
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Living in Charlotte, NC, I'm liking the "state" bonus points. The SC border is about 15 minutes away, so we do most of our GT riding in those two states. I signed up, and my father also signed up this morning.

The murals had a much higher density, which made for some nice "pop out for an hour or two and grab a few more points" type of rides. This year will be some longer rides, so I anticipate a much lower score. But still, any excuse for a ride...

IBA #41635

"Boredom is my worst enemy. It's killed a lot of my friends, but it won't get me. When I get bored, I go risk my life somewhere." - Larry Niven, Ringworld
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-02-2024, 12:12 PM
Post: #28
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
(01-02-2024 10:44 AM)StarWolve Wrote:  Living in Charlotte, NC, I'm liking the "state" bonus points. The SC border is about 15 minutes away, so we do most of our GT riding in those two states. I signed up, and my father also signed up this morning.

The murals had a much higher density, which made for some nice "pop out for an hour or two and grab a few more points" type of rides. This year will be some longer rides, so I anticipate a much lower score. But still, any excuse for a ride...

Same with me, ND and SD. Can get the state welcome signs pretty easily. Unfortunately not a ton of cities in those states, let alone NESW ones. Bonus points and South Shore help make up for scarcity.

I like alternating easy vs planning required GTs. Planes/Trains/Automobiles needed some planning. Murals was for sure a "go wander around" type of tour. This one I get to nerd out on spreadsheets and basecamp.

http://www.youtube.com/korysrides
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-02-2024, 01:35 PM
Post: #29
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
(01-02-2024 12:12 PM)Lapchik Wrote:  This one I get to nerd out on spreadsheets and basecamp.

I totally nerded out on spreadsheets with the Murals - but it took a lot more web searches to find them, rather than one database of info. But there was a lot of "wandering around and finding them", even when I had a planned route I kept finding new murals that weren't on any web list. It was nice when we could find a website devoted to "all the cool murals in city XYZ", or in the case of South Carolina, there was a site dedicated to one series of Murals (Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox") done throughout several cities within the state.

IBA #41635

"Boredom is my worst enemy. It's killed a lot of my friends, but it won't get me. When I get bored, I go risk my life somewhere." - Larry Niven, Ringworld
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-04-2024, 08:04 AM
Post: #30
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Hello Kevin Morris,
The email I sent with your rally flag keeps bouncing back. Please send me an email to Retread.Lee@gmail.com and I'll reply to that with the rally flag attached.

Lee B.
S.E. Pennsylvania

2021 Honda NC750X DCT
2022 Can Am RT Limited
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-09-2024, 05:41 PM (This post was last modified: 01-09-2024 05:44 PM by Lee_0123.)
Post: #31
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Hey Hey Hey
We are up to 20 registered riders!!
19 Veterans and 1 newbie!!

All 20 rally flags have been sent out. If you didn't get one check your spam/junk mail folder before emailing me.

Lee B.
S.E. Pennsylvania

2021 Honda NC750X DCT
2022 Can Am RT Limited
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-10-2024, 02:25 PM
Post: #32
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
(01-09-2024 05:41 PM)Lee_0123 Wrote:  Hey Hey Hey
We are up to 20 registered riders!!
19 Veterans and 1 newbie!!

Long time listener, first time caller....

Tongue
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-25-2024, 11:26 AM
Post: #33
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Speaking of flags...

What kind of paper stock are you printing your flags on?

I have some varying weight photo paper here, in the 70# area, and was gonna print my flag on that, then get that laminated.

I'm thinking regular printer paper may be too light, wanna go a little thicker than that.

What're the rest of you doing in this regard?

Thanks.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-25-2024, 12:24 PM
Post: #34
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
Regular light printer paper. Laminate to make waterproof. Still flexible, so it doesn't feel strange while it's in my Aerostich arm map pocket.

I usually print one out 3x5 for that arm pocket so I can just stay on the bike and take a pic, minimizing potentially hazardous time parked on the side of the road.

I also print a couple 1.5" x 2.75" or whatever, wallet size. I put one in the tank bag and one in my wallet in case I lose my main one or I get a borrowed bike somewhere and don't have my normal gear with me.

I think Jeff or someone had used stickers at one point also.

[Image: 191286129_10165433818120207_671323524567...e=65DA079C]


Attached File(s) Thumbnail(s)
   

http://www.youtube.com/korysrides
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
01-25-2024, 05:28 PM (This post was last modified: 01-25-2024 11:01 PM by DownUnder.)
Post: #35
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
I just send my rally flag to a photo print shop and have some 6" x 4" photos made.

The photo card stock is heavier than normal printer paper, and it only costs a few cents per photo.

The 6"x4" size is is an easy to put in a jacket pocket, and easy to hold when taking a bonus photo.

Usually, I just use some stick-on clear plastic to cover the photo, but the photo shop can also laminate the photo.

[Image: ABLVV84Llpw0hDLm-BIEXYeR6GDLwJGCUCyXdW-F...s-no?0.jpg]
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
02-12-2024, 06:08 PM
Post: #36
RE: 2024 GLMC Grand Tour General Discussion
New guy here just checking in and looking over the Directional Grand Tour. Think I'll sign up.
Bob
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  2024 GLMC Grand Tour Q&A Lee_0123 40 4,119 02-12-2024 03:00 PM
Last Post: BkerChuck
Photo 2023 Grand Tour General Discussion Lapchik 147 75,801 01-20-2024 08:23 AM
Last Post: Biggles
  2024 Grand Tour Announcements LSGiant 2 519 01-02-2024 04:13 PM
Last Post: Lee_0123
  2024 Grand Tour Speculation Lapchik 35 8,099 12-03-2023 09:19 AM
Last Post: theemightyorbit
  Polar Bear Grand Tour kmorris@kmm.net 2 965 10-15-2023 05:48 AM
Last Post: Lee_0123

Forum Jump: