Treasure Tin #2
Well, once this one comes out, everyone will find it a pretty familiar site also. Cal C. has taken the challenge on this tin, and he told me that " Literally, because of Billy and Tracy's exploits, (mainly, pirates of the Arctic Circle) my best friend, Alan, and I have, for the past two years, collected 35 states (i think). We are finalizing our plans to get the final of the lower 48 this spring."
This is exactly why Billmaa loved doing this stuff, to be an inspiration for people to grab hold of motorcycling and the road, and also why I worked on all this in his stead. I wish Cal all the luck in grabbing this one, and cant wait to see the Vids and Pics. Ill keep everyone up to speed on the trip when I get info.
Cal has updated the BWOM 10 facebook group with a couple of updates from his BWOM adventure. Last Thursday, he said that "the Bikes arrived in Kennewick, WA. Fly out Monday. Should be in Jackson Hole Tuesday." Next it was "Good morning boys and girls. Headed to the airport. Should land in Pasco, WA about Noon, local time." The most recent comment came last night (5/23/2018) at about 10:50AM that said "It's 45, rainy and nasty. And we found the tin!!". Man I was excited to hear that. One of the most amazing things about this, I think, is that Tracy and I decided to take a trip almost all the way across the country, about three weeks shy of a whole year ago. Its amazing to me that someone who I know now because of BWOM, has gone to that same place a year later, and is holding something that I was setting in my kitchen at home making by hand. Its a strange idea, and really surreal that something no bigger than a cell phone, completely across the country could be found. Really cool and I am very thankful to Cal and the others for taking this on. I know Billy was really excited when we did the motoscavy, and would be equally amped for this. More to follow!!!
Alan and I fly out of Charlotte early on 5-21 for Pasco/Kennewick Washington. We'll land around noon, local time. Rattlesnake Mountain HD is the shipping destination for our bikes and Art, in service, has been completely flexible about hosting our bikes and what we are doing. The dealership is 7 miles from the airport and it's likely, since we are shipping the bikes already packed, we'll be on the road within an hour or so of touchdown.
Deals gap is not that far for us and it's on our calendar but I haven't made reservations. The other trip (and life) have been in the cross hairs. We will meet you guys at Deals gap.
I got an email update from Cal yesterday. He said "This coming Tuesday we hope to secure a shipping destination for the bikes. Then we will go ahead and book the transport and buy our plane tickets. We are looking at May 5 to fly out. I hope you and all of yours are safe this Easter weekend." His route appears to be from Washington to South Carolina, so quite a haul. Its going to be a crazy trip, and I cant wait to hear the stories.