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2015 Grand Tour Questions
03-04-2015, 09:12 PM
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2015 Grand Tour Questions
I also posted an announcement about the grand tour under the properly named "Announcements" area

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03-04-2015, 09:16 PM
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2015 Grand Tour Questions
If ye got any questions about....thy...ummm...nevermind

Any questions about the grand tour this year post on this thread. Don't be shy and if you fear the wrath of your fellow members just send me an email: glmcgrandtour@gmail.com

Also, please keep to questions only, there is a separate thread for the trash talking and side bets.

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03-08-2015, 03:56 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
OK, I know from reading the rules that Arrington and Village of Arrington will only count for one stop. But say if there are two towns Arrington and North Arrington or maybe Arrington Heights.....will both of those count?

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03-09-2015, 09:38 AM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Arrington, North Arrington and Arrington Heights are all good.

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03-09-2015, 06:47 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Super! Thanks Mike!

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03-12-2015, 08:30 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Hi,
When is the flag being mailed out... or did I miss something? Hoping to get rolling as soon as the ic melts here in Southern Vermont Smile
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03-12-2015, 11:11 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Mike usually sends them out a week before the beginning of the rally.. I'm guessing it won't be long..
I know here on the WI/IL state line the snow is just about gone, but the roads are still salt top, rather than black top.. Sad
I keep telling myself to be patient. It's not working..
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03-13-2015, 07:45 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Yup, should be receiving the flags early next week, I plan to mail them out around the 27th

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03-26-2015, 06:49 AM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
I went to a different style of flag this year, better quality and such. However I've discovered that this new towel doesn't like spray paint very well. I've found a process that sorta works by applying a base coat of primer than two coats of paint. Obviously this is taking me longer to make the flags, I'm still hoping to have all shipped by Saturday. Tonight I will finish all the flags from outside the midwest so those people will for sure get them before the 1st.
Since the numbers might fade, don't worry if you can't get them to show up in your photos.

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03-26-2015, 08:07 AM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2015 08:08 AM by xander84.)
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Awesome!

Hoping that the sending of the flags, brings nice weather with them.


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03-26-2015, 02:57 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
I do the sharpie outline every year, really makes the numbers stand out. For me at least. But I'm mostly blind.

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03-26-2015, 03:02 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
(03-26-2015 02:57 PM)Lapchik Wrote:  I do the sharpie outline every year, really makes the numbers stand out. For me at least. But I'm mostly blind.


Same here.. The outlining makes the numbers pop.
Looking forward to starting as soon as the stupid salt is off the roads..
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03-26-2015, 04:32 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
(03-26-2015 03:02 PM)paper Wrote:  Same here.. The outlining makes the numbers pop.
Looking forward to starting as soon as the stupid salt is off the roads..

Salt? And to think I questioned moving to North Carolina... the only salt on the roads here is near the beach!

Looking forward to getting my towel and getting an early start. Goal is to get points on 4 different bikes this year. Might be a little harder with the DRZ since I changed the sprockets out - I think it's no longer a "highway" bike But if I can take back roads and find a trail or two along the way, it'll make the ride tolerable!

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03-26-2015, 07:13 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
(03-09-2015 09:38 AM)MikeH Wrote:  Arrington, North Arrington and Arrington Heights are all good.

All good for one point because of common name, or if you got all three it would be three points? Just wanting to clarify, I have West LeMars/LeMars opportunity.

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03-26-2015, 07:48 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Pretty sure it's a point each, much like last year..

[Image: 1Barrington.jpg]

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[Image: 1LakeBarrington.jpg]

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03-26-2015, 08:01 PM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2015 08:03 PM by xander84.)
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
That's how I understood it.

I think what's different from last year is that a town, village, city can't each count as separate locations; you can only claim one.

So, using Paper's example above; if he found a Barrington, Barrington village, City of Barrington, then he can only claim one.

Your Lemars, West Lemars would each be a separate point.

I'll let Mike confirm.
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03-26-2015, 08:33 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
(03-26-2015 08:01 PM)xander84 Wrote:  That's how I understood it.

I think what's different from last year is that a town, village, city can't each count as separate locations; you can only claim one.

So, using Paper's example above; if he found a Barrington, Barrington village, City of Barrington, then he can only claim one.

Your Lemars, West Lemars would each be a separate point.

I'll let Mike confirm.

All that is correct.

FYI: I hate printers, just trying to get address labels printed and it can't be easy.
On a positive note: I shouldn't have any issues getting the rest of the towels painted and packaged up for a Saturday morning trip to the post office.
The reason: numbers are way down this year Sad tell your friends!

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03-26-2015, 09:27 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
(03-26-2015 07:13 PM)Lapchik Wrote:  
(03-09-2015 09:38 AM)MikeH Wrote:  Arrington, North Arrington and Arrington Heights are all good.

All good for one point because of common name, or if you got all three it would be three points? Just wanting to clarify, I have West LeMars/LeMars opportunity.

West Le Mars? throwing the bullshit flag if it's Iowa Dodgy

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03-26-2015, 09:40 PM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2015 09:41 PM by Lapchik.)
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Chad . . .we both lived less than 10 miles from it at one point . . .it's even smaller than Seney. It's that elevator, the old Dalton Hotel, and there are a few foundations of abandoned buildings out there, maybe 3 or 4 houses. The curator for the Plymouth County museum lives out there.

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06-05-2015, 07:45 PM
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RE: 2015 Grand Tour Questions
Do ghost towns count?
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