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One thing I've found by using a credit card at some fuel sites is that the receipts that are printed by the pumps are not as complete as the ones you get from the inside. I prefer the receipts that have the complete address of the stop printed on them and the receipts that are printed at some fuel pumps are not as complete as I need them to be. Other than that, we have a few guys doing another SS1000 leaving the ATL at 0001 hours, 2 November, 2012 with the final destination being the Florida Keys. All are welcome but we are not gonna be waiting while some of you stop at Cracker Barrel and wait for a table and peruse the menu. Ride Long or Stay at Home.

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One thing I've found by using a credit card at some fuel sites is that the receipts that are printed by the pumps are not as complete as the ones you get from the inside. I prefer the receipts that have the complete address of the stop printed on them and the receipts that are printed at some fuel pumps are not as complete as I need them to be. Other than that, we have a few guys doing another SS1000 leaving the ATL at 0001 hours, 2 November, 2012 with the final destination being the Florida Keys. All are welcome but we are not gonna be waiting while some of you stop at Cracker Barrel and wait for a table and peruse the menu. Ride Long or Stay at Home.
Good point about receipts.

In addition, beware of getting gas at 24 hour pumps where the store is closed at night because the pump's printer may not work. Always closely inspect receipts as there can be misprints on them....wrong date, time, no location, etc. An inaccurate receipt is worse than no receipt at all, IMO.

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Good point about receipts.

In addition, beware of getting gas at 24 hour pumps where the store is closed at night because the pump's printer may not work.
Pump a dollar's worth of fuel and get the receipt.

Verify it's good before filling up.

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Pump a dollar's worth of fuel and get the receipt.

Verify it's good before filling up.
I never thought of that. Good idea. Thanks!

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Pump a dollar's worth of fuel and get the receipt.

Verify it's good before filling up.


Now that's one I hadn't considered. Thanks! I have filled up at "closed" all-night gas stops only to find that the receipt printer was out of paper. I always try to gas up at places that do have a clerk inside the store just in case I have a receipt problem, but sometimes that just isn't possible late at night out in the boonies. If I follow your advice I might be able to get a receipt if there is another station down the street.

When at fuel stops I try to get in a few stretching exercises to help ward off stiffness. A few deep knee bends, toe touches, and a little arm and shoulder stretching go a long way toward averting fatigue.

This is a good thread.

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Now, I understand why the ride is done in conjunction with the pizza party in Jacksonville...nothing like any reason for a ride and all of that, but what one thing would you have done differently during that 50cc ride that would have made it easier to accomplish?



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I did not use my fuel cell for that one as I rode with two other bikes that did not have them. It is neat how you see different riders as you leap frog across the country!!!!!

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They typically have it every other year, they just had one last March. I'll probably do mine at that time also.
Have not been having good luck with the timing of their events the last several years. Just the luck of the draw

I did the 50cc I want to say in 04, I would have to look it up but it was a record setting group of 28 that did the E - W that year. Leaving from WI and by the time we worked our way home it was a 7,000 mile trip.

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Pump a dollar's worth of fuel and get the receipt.

Verify it's good before filling up.
Now that is words of wisdom!!!! Thanks I will keep that in mind when I do another ride

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<...>This is a good thread.

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Way too many less-than-stellar threads around here...that's what my goal was in starting it!

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