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Three people completed all 13 legs in this one year!   I believe they need a round of applause and special recognition.

In the last group beach picture (above) they are from left to right.

Dave Crew

Kat Cornell

Jason Cornell

Brent Fletcher (on the right) has completed all the legs in one year before also.  Possibly more than once.  Brent will need to clarify that.  

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Well Done everybody, so proud of this. 

Thanks for sharing this Magical adventure. Strong emotions even a thousand miles away. 

Thanks thanks again. 

VMC where the ride never ends

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A VMC member that goes "All The Way" should receive a patch, free of charge, signifying the accomplishment.  The patch should read, at minimum, V2V - ALL THE WAY with the VMC logo.  We have to remember that going all the way requires doing it twice because you need to get back home.   Patches will never expire as long as dated information is not included on the patch.  Congratulations to Trailer Dave, Kathleen & Jason!!!  Rode legs 10 & 11 with them.  Hey Dave....still got some of my ice leftover? ?

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Congrats to Dave, Kat, and Jason great job, now safe travels home!!!

V2V always a great time we apologize for not spending more time with old friends and not going far enough to see others but always nice to see you hope you all good health and maybe we’ll see you next year. THANKS Pushstart for all your hard work and pictures 

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It’s seems  to me that the enthusiasm  for and during the V2V this year was more than could be expected.

Vivian, Pushstart, puts so much is organizing and corresponding-many calls and spreadsheets- with the legcaptains. She gets much needed congrats! 

Every leg captain must plan the route, set up the hotels….keep 16-26 riders gassed up, and accounted for. Some of the captains had to explain that you can’t ALWAYS  ride 40 Highway like they did 20 years ago!

I don’t want to give these last three riders participation trophies for riding across the country. They deserve so much more. Let’s discuss this amazing accomplishment.

I love this a club!

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On 7/4/2022 at 4:43 PM, Pushstart said:

Three people completed all 13 legs in this one year!   I believe they need a round of applause and special recognition.

In the last group beach picture (above) they are from left to right.

Dave Crew

Kat Cornell

Jason Cornell

Brent Fletcher (on the right) has completed all the legs in one year before also.  Possibly more than once.  Brent will need to clarify that.  

Pretty sure Brent has done it twice.  There are one or more others that have completed all legs as well but my memory escapes me.  Tom Wise and/or Patti Rowe-Wise might know best.  

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Just a few more from 10-11 and 11-12.  Took a new route on Leg 11 - pretty sure it was a success.  Only nerve wracking point was getting hit by a dust devil.  But we’re tough!  Thank you again to everyone that joined this Leg.  Met fantastic new people and spent time with old and cherished friends.  We started the day with 7 Visions, 6 Cross Country’s, 1 Spyder and a truck.  Picked up another Vision and Cross Country at lunch in Wendover.  A total of 19 of us rolled into Ely NV around 2:30 (that time change got me!) and met up with Brent Fletcher.   
 

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Took a while, but here is the ride report from leg 9 to 10!!

starting with leg 9, Johnny D did a fabulous job, pretty scenic ride across the eastern planes, up the base of the foothills into Wyoming, nice lunch in Centennial Wyoming, (thanks to our 2 Michigan'rs for riding up to lunch with us, was good to meet you), one waiter, one cook and they had us in and out in a little over an hour!!!! IMPRESSIVE!

Ride over Snowy Range and Battle Mountain, terrific, now,,, about that bike wash from Baggs WYO to Craig CO? ??, man that was something!! every body on the leg got there VMC riding thru slop certificate validated, trailer Dave is a full on rockstar!! pulling a trailer (or being pushed by one), thru that rain and a 1 lane mud "road" with a 4 ft drop off on each side, very impressive! still not sure how he managed to miss the construction barrel in the middle of a 1 lane road, but he got her done!

THANK YOU to our taxi service for the shuttle from the hotel to dinner and back to the hotel in Craig,,, could not have happened without you 2 ladies, these selfless acts of kindness are exactly what makes our VMC family so special.

despite the torrential rain, despite the long day, despite the 70 mph winds and the "mud" adventure and of course the lightning strike that knocked out the gas pumps when Bill only had 45 miles of fuel and the next gas was 55 miles away!

(got that done too!), a fun  great big happy smiling family arrived at the "the bomb shelter" of a hotel in Craig,, everyone was having a good time and laughing about the day we had just had, and excited about the next days adventure.

 

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Leg 10 report

Well, it didn't rain ALL night, 'cause it quit about 6:20 am.!!

everyone gassed up, smiling and ready roll by 8:00am!!! these VMC family members are animals!!!!

weather forecast is sunny, blue skies 0% chance of rain!!! (oh oh!) could be a little toasty as we get to the Salt Lake area!

beautiful ride out of Craig, clear blue skies, nice cool air, everything vibrant color from the power wash from mother nature the night before,,, just spectacular.

first stop about an hour out for potty break, and away we go, got some miles to knock down today and a lot of it is twisty and hilly, so lets keep moving kids, hey look at this,, looks like the rancher moved about 10 million cows from one field to another and used our road!!! literally HOLY CRAP!!!!, then a quick game of "why did the duck cross the road?", (didn't end so well for 1 baby duck ;-(

next stop for a splash and go, and on our way to......wait my GPS just shut down,,,, and my accessory fuse blew out,,, dang it, LOST ALL MY DOWNLOADED MAPS, no big deal I can get us to lunch in Duchesne UT,,, if I could just remember the name of the restaurant!!!! and away we go!!!! :-{o)

yahtzee!!! Cowans Cafe, quick phone call, let them know we will be there in about 20 minutes,,, then ride for 45 minutes to get there Ooopsy!

Tony S walks outside after lunch and takes a picture of the worlds biggest storm cloud, (seems like I have never ridden with him when it HASN'T rained,,, jussayin!), OK kids show of hands, we can wait the storm out, we can try to outrun it or we can suit up, and take the escape route and head to the hotel.....rain suits on and follow that 70,000 lb gas truck UP the mountain!!!, finally,, a safe place to get everyone past the truck,, rains starting to let up,, hey the sun is comming out again,,,,man it's starting to get a little warm,,,really warm,,,like it's hot!! need to get this rain gear off!! heading down the hill into Price Utah, the temp was rising 1 deg every 1/10 of a mile!!!, sure hope we run out of hill pretty quick it's really starting to get hot!!!, just 5 miles to the hotel,,,and it's a 103f,,, who ever invented air conditioning,,, I wanna kiss that guy!

 

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2 hours ago, DirtyTwin said:

Took a while, but here is the ride report from leg 9 to 10!!

starting with leg 9, Johnny D did a fabulous job, pretty scenic ride across the eastern planes, up the base of the foothills into Wyoming, nice lunch in Centennial Wyoming, (thanks to our 2 Michigan'rs for riding up to lunch with us, was good to meet you), one waiter, one cook and they had us in and out in a little over an hour!!!! IMPRESSIVE!

Ride over Snowy Range and Battle Mountain, terrific, now,,, about that bike wash from Baggs WYO to Craig CO? ??, man that was something!! every body on the leg got there VMC riding thru slop certificate validated, trailer Dave is a full on rockstar!! pulling a trailer (or being pushed by one), thru that rain and a 1 lane mud "road" with a 4 ft drop off on each side, very impressive! still not sure how he managed to miss the construction barrel in the middle of a 1 lane road, but he got her done!

THANK YOU to our taxi service for the shuttle from the hotel to dinner and back to the hotel in Craig,,, could not have happened without you 2 ladies, these selfless acts of kindness are exactly what makes our VMC family so special.

despite the torrential rain, despite the long day, despite the 70 mph winds and the "mud" adventure and of course the lightning strike that knocked out the gas pumps when Bill only had 45 miles of fuel and the next gas was 55 miles away!

(got that done too!), a fun  great big happy smiling family arrived at the "the bomb shelter" of a hotel in Craig,, everyone was having a good time and laughing about the day we had just had, and excited about the next days adventure.

 

Great report, Thanks for posting

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2 hours ago, DirtyTwin said:

Leg 10 report

Well, it didn't rain ALL night, 'cause it quit about 6:20 am.!!

everyone gassed up, smiling and ready roll by 8:00am!!! these VMC family members are animals!!!!

weather forecast is sunny, blue skies 0% chance of rain!!! (oh oh!) could be a little toasty as we get to the Salt Lake area!

beautiful ride out of Craig, clear blue skies, nice cool air, everything vibrant color from the power wash from mother nature the night before,,, just spectacular.

first stop about an hour out for potty break, and away we go, got some miles to knock down today and a lot of it is twisty and hilly, so lets keep moving kids, hey look at this,, looks like the rancher moved about 10 million cows from one field to another and used our road!!! literally HOLY CRAP!!!!, then a quick game of "why did the duck cross the road?", (didn't end so well for 1 baby duck ;-(

next stop for a splash and go, and on our way to......wait my GPS just shut down,,,, and my accessory fuse blew out,,, dang it, LOST ALL MY DOWNLOADED MAPS, no big deal I can get us to lunch in Duchesne UT,,, if I could just remember the name of the restaurant!!!! and away we go!!!! :-{o)

yahtzee!!! Cowans Cafe, quick phone call, let them know we will be there in about 20 minutes,,, then ride for 45 minutes to get there Ooopsy!

Tony S walks outside after lunch and takes a picture of the worlds biggest storm cloud, (seems like I have never ridden with him when it HASN'T rained,,, jussayin!), OK kids show of hands, we can wait the storm out, we can try to outrun it or we can suit up, and take the escape route and head to the hotel.....rain suits on and follow that 70,000 lb gas truck UP the mountain!!!, finally,, a safe place to get everyone past the truck,, rains starting to let up,, hey the sun is comming out again,,,,man it's starting to get a little warm,,,really warm,,,like it's hot!! need to get this rain gear off!! heading down the hill into Price Utah, the temp was rising 1 deg every 1/10 of a mile!!!, sure hope we run out of hill pretty quick it's really starting to get hot!!!, just 5 miles to the hotel,,,and it's a 103f,,, who ever invented air conditioning,,, I wanna kiss that guy!

 

Another great report Thanks for posting!

 

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For those that were in Springville UT (legs 10 - 11) and felt the aggravation we went through trying to enjoy dinner, see the below two reviews I posted to Yelp.  Hopefully I properly captured the 'mood'. 

Cracker Barrel

If we could give less than 1 star we would. On Friday, July 1st, I was part of a group of 20 motorcyclists passing through Springville, UT and staying at the Days Inn across the parking lot from this location. Due to the size of our group we tried to make a reservation for 6:30pm out of courtesy only to be advised CB wouldn't do a reservation - we had to just show up and give our name. We arrived at 6:30pm and gave our name and were told it would be a 45 minute (or so) wait - we moved outside and began our wait. After close to an hour, and watching many small groups come and get seated, I went to ask how much longer. At that point I was advised the manager had just told them not to seat anyone else and it was doubtful they would be able to seat us even if we waited another hour. We had sat there waiting an hour - they had my phone number - and we only found out because I stepped up to ask. Add to that, the manager would not come out to talk with me when I asked to speak with him/her. So, now it is 7:30pm and we have no place to go as we don't know the area and no one wanted to go gear up and try to find someplace else that could accommodate our group after already riding all day in heat and rain as we came from Las Vegas and Colorado. And we were starving. I think Cracker Barrel lost the future patronage of each of us not to mention the people that could see/hear what had happened to us were pretty disappointed with the poor treatment of us that they were witnessing. I get that we are living in trying times - I DON'T understand treating customers in such a poor manner.

 Pizza Hut

On July 1st I was part of a group of 20 motorcycle riders coming in from Colorado and up from Southern Nevada/Northern Arizona. After rain for one group and heat for the other - we arrived hungry! We were staying at the Days Inn across the parking lot from Cracker Barrel and had planned our dinner at 6:30 there. After putting our name on their list and waiting an hour at CB we were advised they wouldn't seat us after all. At a loss, first thought was pizza. Called this Pizza Hut at 7:30 (close is 8apm) and asked them to make 9 pizzas. No hesitation. They made us all 9 pies and didn't skimp. Pies were delicious. Staff was very accommodating and kind. Cannot thank the staff for saving us from having to find someplace else so late in the evening in an area none of us are familiar with. You guys rock! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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1 hour ago, gene hunt said:

Cannot imagine being treated tat way at CB, glad pizza hut came through for you.

I’m not a pizza fan but it really was pretty good!  We devoured just over 8 of the 9.  

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