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XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:21 am
by radare
XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team):

I am pleased to announce the first official XJRider.com Relay. Image a rally that you don't have to ride too far to be part of. But before we go further, play this:

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Now, with inspiration music in the background, lets talk about the relay. Remember those days when you actually rode your motorcycle and were excited to do so? I want to remind you all why you got into motorcycling in the first place. And I don't mean XJ's specifically. While this site is aimed at them, we all ride. I propose a two-wheeled relay. If you have a bicycle, a scooter, a motorcycle or even a unicycle (okay, we don't discriminate), you can join in.


Here's how it will work:

I have chosen an XJRider.com token. Think of this as the baton in a running relay. Beginning on the coast (whether it be east or west), an XJRider will ride the token as far as he or she desires and will then hand it off to the next XJRider. That rider will carry the token as far as he or she wants and pass it on. This will continue until the token has made its way across the US. Once done, we will post it to the UK where it will begin its journey abroad.

As the token is carried across the US, its position will be tracked using GPS so we can see its progress. A dedicated tracking thread will be created where members can share photos, stories and reports of its adventures as well as track its progress.


What's in it for you:

For our first relay, there are two prizes for participation:

First, I will create a custom rank, rank image and avatar mask indicating that you've participated in the relay, illustrating that you are awesome. For those unaware, those are the words below the avatar.

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Second, I will send you an XJRider tee-shirt to wear on your ride or around town. We designed one years ago for the site and I will have them made and sent to the participants; of course, the design will be updated for the correct year and event. I'll solicit your size when you volunteer (register). This will be provided free of charge (including shipping). That's right. Free.

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Volunteer (register), be awesome, and let's do it:

If you are interested in showing us that you too are as awesome as Murdock, then volunteer a day, weekend or week to help move the token from sea to sea. Here's how you volunteer:

Add yourself to the Relay map, below. Then send me a PM indicating you want to join. That's it, you're in.

Click here to add yourself to the Relay Map.




Timeframe:

I want to do this sooner rather than later and I want it to be a big part of XJRider in 2017. When we get enough volunteers to lay out a route, we'll start. I'll update the map with rider hand-off locations and we'll do this.

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:08 pm
by cafe_bill
radare wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:21 am
We will start with an XJRider token, somewhere on either the west coast of the US, or the east coast.
Hmmm... Where in the world is Petey these days???

viewtopic.php?f=125&t=2313

:ponder:

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:59 pm
by radare
cafe_bill wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:08 pm
radare wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:21 am
We will start with an XJRider token, somewhere on either the west coast of the US, or the east coast.
Hmmm... Where in the world is Petey these days???

viewtopic.php?f=125&t=2313

:ponder:
Petey was dino-napped.

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 am
by XJLiverpool
UK rider here, once you guys in the US have done the round trip with said token I would be more than happy to start it off in the middle of the UK (liverpool) I'm having trouble marking myself on the map.
I absolutely love this idea though it's fantastic!

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:13 am
by radare
XJLiverpool wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 am
UK rider here, once you guys in the US have done the round trip with said token I would be more than happy to start it off in the middle of the UK (liverpool) I'm having trouble marking myself on the map.
I absolutely love this idea though it's fantastic!
See if you can add yourself to the map now. I had the permissions set to view, not edit. I've changed those.

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:22 am
by radare
Need some riders on the east and west coasts to kick this off. Who wants to play?

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:03 pm
by XJLiverpool
radare wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:13 am
XJLiverpool wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 am
UK rider here, once you guys in the US have done the round trip with said token I would be more than happy to start it off in the middle of the UK (liverpool) I'm having trouble marking myself on the map.
I absolutely love this idea though it's fantastic!
See if you can add yourself to the map now. I had the permissions set to view, not edit. I've changed those.
Perfect, all added now.

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:27 am
by MattP
Woot!
Right on time, as I've recently had a second honeymoon with my divvy. Covered a couple kkm with a huge grin on my face.
Get this thing closer to Poland and I'll make sure to move it East as far as my country goes.
Matt

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:57 am
by Fenty
This sounds like a good bit of fun, not sure if I'm missing the obvious but I can't figure out how to add to the map.

Re: XJRider Relay - Be Awesome (Like the A-team)

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:52 am
by radare
Adding yourself to the map:


First - > Click on this link. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit? ... r_qlOd1Ul8

A new window will open with the map in change mode.


Second - > In the middle of the screen, click on the upside down teardrop icon.

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Third - > Drop the teardrop icon where you live.

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Fourth - > Add your name to the title and include the distance you are willing to ride in the description.

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That's it, you're done. Thank you!