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    Sgt Blco's USA Coast to Coast 2017

    OK folks, I'm going to try to keep this report up to date as we head across the USA of the next 3 weeks.

    The route this year is satring in Norfolkj Virgina and then head West through North Carolina, Virgina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and California. We wil be taking in as many of the must sees as possible. I ran this trip a few years ago soif any of you remember that, the route is much the same.

    I loaded the bikes in Pershore a few weeks ago ready for their short run across the pond. I've done this many times now so getting pretty good at it. The bikes have to be virtually spotless so get the old girl over on a trailer.

    People often ask how I load them and I use wheel chocks bolted to the container and 4 straps. They don't move an inch.
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    After a very early alarm call and run up the M6, myself and Peter Flagg flew out from Manchester to Norfolk Virginia on America Airlines and a very uneventful flight and even got a cheeky free upgrade for being nice to the young lady at check in.

    Had a 3 hour layover at JFK so retired to a bar in the terminal and we started chatting to this delightful young lady. Turns out she is from Anchorage, Alaska and works for Fedex who I use for flying bikes up there. We know many of the same people up there and had a great couple of hours chatting about all things Alaska. She was just transiting through JFK on her way to Barcelona to see her daughter and it never ceases to amaze me what a small world it is and chance meeting like this happen regularly when you travel. I won't reveal her age but she has a 22 year old daughter and didn't have her young
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    After a long hard day travelling to another continent, a couple of pitchers of colad and weak American beer are just the job.
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    After a very healthy breakfast in a great local cafe, we strolled up to the warehouse this morning to unload the bikes and the good people at Eismann Logistics had already done the hard work. They remember us coming in a couple of years ago so knew the procedure.
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    I think I've figured out the smugmug method of picture posting which will make the report make more sense.

    A shonky old 757 which whisked us across the pond



    Peter pouring the cold beer



    And a much better picture of the lovely Erin only spoiled by my ugly mush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaloy View Post
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    Another 2 here

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspod View Post
    Another 2 here
    and one more here...

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    I'm in....have a great trip!

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    A great start.

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    Have a great trip Mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Bilco View Post
    And a much better picture of the lovely Erin only spoiled by my ugly mush.
    You're not feckin joking there Chris.
    There are two opinions of the GS. There are those who have ridden one who think its fantastic and there are those who haven't who know its crap.

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