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Offline Redbird

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #30 on: Apr 19, 2010, 21:06:41 »
BJ, I have the bell. It arrived Saturday afternoon. I have it attached to the DS7, but didn't get a pic yet.
I'll be riding her around to some local historical spots over the next two weeks, and will be taking pics along the way.
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Offline hocbj23

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #31 on: Apr 19, 2010, 21:42:23 »
Great man.Ride safe and I am sure pics will be most appreciated.bj

Offline boingk

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #32 on: Apr 20, 2010, 01:43:15 »
Count me in on this, fellas - I know I'm far away over the sea but I'd definitely like to be a part of this sometime.

While I'm here...should we make a list of people interested in this thing? Not some Nazi thing thats non-negotiable, but simply a go-to so you know who to send it off to next.

Cheers - boingk
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #33 on: Apr 20, 2010, 01:57:09 »
I'm in too, now to finish the bike...

Offline Big Rich

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #34 on: Apr 20, 2010, 04:20:14 »
I just read the entire post - cool idea!
When it comes to the West Penn, we could do a little relay with it. I could hand it to VonYinzer, he could hand it to JFish, etc, etc. I would rather ride it out to another Tonner than mail it, know what I mean?

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #35 on: Apr 20, 2010, 05:20:48 »
Sounds good BigR! Make sure to take pictures as well, everyone. You know, how they did it with the garden gnome in Amelie.

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Offline hocbj23

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #36 on: Apr 20, 2010, 16:40:25 »
cool idea there BigR.I guess just to make things simple,someone,anyone needs to led Redbird know that they want it next.When he finsihes his tour,he can send it off,log here and say where it went,post any pics, and relay the miles he put on it.Boingk should definately get a turn with it and anyone there u feel comfortable sharing with.Just be sure it gets back Stateside at some point. I said a little prayer for Redbirds safety when I sent it,but u guys do whatever u want to in that regard. ANother tragedy here in Chattanooga this past week-end.Young woman (26) on her bike,some stupid dude comes down the wrong way on a four lane street,another dude tries to avoid Mr.Stupid,swerves, hits the young lady head on.DOA at the trauma center.It just goes on and on.Please ladies and gents,be safe out there.bj

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #37 on: Apr 20, 2010, 20:31:12 »
Are the miles gonna get logged for its travel between people too?

Offline hocbj23

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #38 on: Apr 21, 2010, 21:50:23 »
Good idea Staffy. I guess the recipient could MapQuest from 1 zip to the next and log the "travel miles" in on receipt.bj

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #39 on: Apr 21, 2010, 23:08:03 »
Ok... How about if we send one of those nice Moleskine leather covered journals with the bell. There about 3.5" x 5". Everyone logs their mileage when they got the bell and when they sent it off (and maybe tapes a pic into the book) than signs it. That way their will be an actual logbook. Maybe when it makes its way home we could even get copies made for everyone. Ill buy it and send it to redbird if you guys think its a good idea. Just let me know and Ill stop by the stationary store tomorrow and send it out.
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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #40 on: Apr 21, 2010, 23:15:21 »
Yeah cool idea. I was goin to get a log but ran outta time. If u would be so generous please do so and Redbird can transcribe my pitiful excuse for a log to ur better version. Then the little bell will have suitable travelling companion.bj

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #41 on: Apr 21, 2010, 23:45:55 »
Cool...
Redbird, PM your address when you get a sec. Ill send it out asap.
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Offline jay_kent

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #42 on: Apr 23, 2010, 12:48:31 »
Ok... How about if we send one of those nice Moleskine leather covered journals with the bell. There about 3.5" x 5". Everyone logs their mileage when they got the bell and when they sent it off (and maybe tapes a pic into the book) than signs it. That way their will be an actual logbook. Maybe when it makes its way home we could even get copies made for everyone. Ill buy it and send it to redbird if you guys think its a good idea. Just let me know and Ill stop by the stationary store tomorrow and send it out.

+1 on that idea, It'd take a little work to scan in every page once it's made its rounds and if we wanted to get a book made http://www.blurb.com does it at a reasonable price. Girl at work got the smallest book, 7x7 hardcover full color 120 pages for 36 bucks each. Took a week to get it.
Would be a cool coffee table book, with everyone's pictures and notes

Now to get my bike on the road for the gremlin to travel on
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Offline Jfishsolevibe

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #43 on: Apr 23, 2010, 13:01:53 »
Really cool idea!
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Offline dcwp

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Re: The Travelling Gremlen Bell!
« Reply #44 on: Apr 23, 2010, 14:20:05 »
I realize this is getting to be a lot of stuff really fast, but I wonder if it would make sense to keep track of the bell's peregrinations (I love that word) on a Google Map.

I've taken the liberty of creating one.  I think it's open to editing by anyone:



I put in rough locations for the first two riders in Chattanooga and Nawlins.  Feel free to move the markers to somewhere more accurate.

You can also edit the info with each marker.  Seems like it would be cool to add photos, bike details, etc here.  If you go on trips and take photos in front of landmarks, you can add more markers, photos, etc.

Here's a link to directions for using the MyMaps editor.  http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=68480

It's my first MyMap so let me know if I've screwed something up of if you all can't edit it and maybe I need to change a setting or something.

Dan

I'll try to get it embedded so you don't have to click the link...
« Last Edit: Apr 23, 2010, 14:22:30 by dcwp »