'Thrill Seeker' Completes the First Ever Non-stop Journey from California to Florida on a Motorcycle

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Thrill seeker, Gary Orr of San Diego, defies the odds and completes a non-stop journey from California to Florida on his BMW motorcycle.

San Diego BMW Motorcycles in San Diego, CA, is excited to share the recent news of one determined man's journey, successfully accomplished.

His name is Gary Orr, and he is the co-owner of San Diego BMW Motorcycles. For the last few months, Gary had been carefully orchestrating a trip from California to Florida, which began June 11, 2008, and concluded June 12, 2008. He rode a BMW K 1200 LT motorcycle equipped with SPOT GPS and XM Satellite Radio. He towed a trailer which carried 75 gallons of gas; this amount of gasoline provided him with enough fuel for the entire cross-country trip. Gary's incentive behind the project was to be the first human in history to travel from California to Florida, without stopping- for anything. This meant no interruptions of travel for food, sleep, restroom, traffic lights, traffic, road construction, border patrol, police, weather or any other variable of fate.

The one man show began in a public parking lot in Ocean Beach (San Diego) CA, and ended 35 hours later in Madison, Florida. He wore a BMW Rally 2 Jacket that was generously packed with snacks to get him through the trip. In order to stay hydrated, he ran a hose from his water tank that was mounted on the trailer, to his mouth. Gary constructed a unique gas pumping system which used a momentary action switch that transferred the gasoline from the tank on the trailer to the motorcycle gas tank.

According to Gary and his SPOT GPS personal tracking device, he did not stop for 2,232 miles. The interstate 10 was used almost exclusively. At the few stop lights and signs that were encountered, Gary carefully implemented a 'slow and roll' technique, which, at absolutely no point in time, required him to completely stop his motorcycle; he simply just reduced his speed until the light turned green and it was safe to pass through.

While extensive planning was conducted, the voyage made here required, without a doubt, a substantial deal of luck. Gary Orr states that if it weren't for the unfailing XM Satellite Radio that offered him such a large variety of clear non-interrupted stations, and his cell phone that kept him in contact with some friendly supporters of his endeavor, his trip might not have been as victorious.

San Diego BMW Motorcycles is the premier dealer in all of San Diego, providing Sales and Service on all models of New and Pre-Owned BMW Motorcycles, the Parts and Accessories to go with the rides, and the Apparel to go with the rider.

For more information about San Diego BMW Motorcycles, and Gary Orr's achievement, contact 760 Media at (888) 760-4332 (IDEA).


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