New for 2014! It's Back! TeamStrange is bringing back the Baseball Grand Tour for their 30th anniversary. News from a dozen years ago - I finished! Completed the tour with just enough points to be a finisher. The first, and last, tour I've ever completed. So, of course I have to do this one again! All the map links are junk; Yahoo has changed their URLs. I'll be updating and confirming this through April.
Photos from 2002 have been up for a while - feel free to browse my Baseball Grand Tour Photos
First Posted March 8, 2002
Last Update Jan 13, 2014
My efforts and plans to hit the baseball grand tour rally out of the park.
Update: August: Ok - Point total is now 12! Still can get 5 points locally, and have 4 more scheduled for TexSTOC trip.
Update: June: Much slower going than I had planned this year. Ah well.
Update: April 22: VFR is still dead - bad charging system. And, looks like they have changed the scoring to require 30 points now for an entry into the Aerostich drawing. Bastards! Now I have to get *one* more stadium.
Update: April 2002 - the Concours is dead. Long live the Concours. So, I bought a 1997 VFR. Which is also dead. Maybe before October, I'll actually be able to *ride*.
March, 2002: Finally got entered - rider # 25! So, here are my planned hits this year:
Just down the road
800 miles, 17 hours, Check out their website
1040 miles, 20.75 hours
Just down the road
370 miles, 9 hours
390 miles, 7.5 hours
420 miles, 8.5 hours
467 miles, 12 hours,
522 miles, 10 hours
612 miles, 15 hours
670 miles, 12.5 hours
710 miles, 13 hours
765 miles, 14.5 hours
784 miles, 17 hours
820 miles, 16 hours
850 miles, 20 hours
1019 miles, 19.5 hours
1042 miles, 20.75 hours
1088 miles, 20 hours
1100 miles, 21 hours
1137 miles, 20.5 hours
1208 miles, 22 hours
1162 miles, 22 hours
1414 miles, 28 hours.
1540 miles, 33 hours
Not a top 5 finish, but, if I rode each one separately, nearly 20,000 miles of riding in 6 or 7 months. Fortunately, I can group em a bit, hit all the Iowa / Illinois ones in one day and so on. Still it's going to make for a fun summer!
One of the reasons I'm not shooting for a top 5 finish is the new job - no vacation time, so all of these rides need to be able to be completed in less than a weekend.
Keep watching this page; I'll add subpages for each stadium that I hit with photos and ride reports. Assuming the bike holds together, that is.
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Created March 8, 2002    ::    Updated Monday, January 13 2014 @ 08:36am