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Personal Geocoin Todie's Last Ride!

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Saturday, 16 August 2008
Michigan, United States
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In Bottom's Up

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This coin is being sent out to raise awareness of bikes on the road! Please remember that we on the motorcycles (or even the pedal bikes) have just as much right as anyone else, but MUCH less protection! Please check your mirrors before changing lanes, look both ways and pay closer attention when making a turn onto or off of a roadway, we might be there!

It only takes one hurried move, one careless push of the gas. When you begin to pull out, if we are coming and see you, we must make a split-second decision...that decision could be life or death! Tod didn't hit anyone, the truck stopped before pulling all the way into his lane...this didn't matter as Tod had already committed himself to braking. Once committed, there's no way to stop the chain of events which will follow.

Please don't make us commit, watch for us and help protect us as we travel.

About This Item

In loving memory of Todie Phillips! Tod, 1/3 of Team Rod & Tod w/KAboom was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident when a motorist pulled into his lane unexpectedly. Tod (as we have surmised) likely locked his brakes and skidded sideways until he perceived he was safe to disengage the brake and resume. Unfortunately, when in a skid, bikes usually tend to skip if the brake is released (as I learned at the funeral services). Tod likely released the brake (just a speculation), the bike jumped and then grabbed before flipping several times...Tod rode it to the end! This accident was needless, the driver merely needed look and would have seen Tod there. This usally happens because of people being in a hurry. PLEASE take your time and help us arrive safely! PLEASE keep this coin moving to help spread the word of bike awareness!!

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    Tracking History (2348.8mi) View Map

    Write note 08/30/2010 Keep On Trekking posted a note for it   Visit Log

    Sorry! We did not see Todie's Last Ride! in Bottom's Up cache. Hope it is found and logged soon.

    Dropped Off 05/30/2010 stevestir placed it in Bottom's Up Arizona - 97.94 miles  Visit Log
    Grab It (Not from a Cache) 01/02/2010 stevestir grabbed it   Visit Log

    Todie's Last Ride took a detour to Wickenburg area. We retrieved Todie from Two Sheds and will be relocating to a new Cache.

    Dropped Off 01/16/2009 Hands-On Cachers placed it in Diamond in the Rough Arizona - 41.87 miles  Visit Log
    • Todie with some friends Hated to see this one leave!  He was having fun hanging out with some friends that we have picked up while caching.  He needed to go, though, to spread the awareness.
    Retrieve It from a Cache 01/11/2009 Hands-On Cachers retrieved it from AP's First Cache Arizona   Visit Log

    Trying to correct mileage.

    Dropped Off 01/11/2009 Hands-On Cachers placed it in AP's First Cache Arizona - 303.03 miles  Visit Log
    Grab It (Not from a Cache) 01/11/2009 Hands-On Cachers grabbed it   Visit Log

    Found this in AP's First Cache. Will move it along.

    Retrieve It from a Cache 12/29/2008 crawil retrieved it from Brea Dam #2 California   Visit Log

    It is with great distinction that we move on this coin. I will pay even more attention while on the road.

    Dropped Off 12/29/2008 q22q17 placed it in Brea Dam #2 California - 1.71 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 12/15/2008 q22q17 retrieved it from BOB The Travel Bug Hotel! California   Visit Log

    After a wonderful whirlwind visit with GeoPig, we were excited to oink our way through some caches to exchange TB's. GeoPig has visited with BOB before, but today we visit and pay memory to our geocaching friend Todie. May he rest in peace. Now pass me the bacon!........ ooops! Never mind......

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