Harley Owners Group ABCs of Touring
"On the off chance that you need an excuse to ride somewhere new, the ABCs of Touring Contest provides reasons from A to Z (and cool prices, too). Participants earn points by submitting photographs of themselves and their Harleys® in front of official signs while holding a 2011 copy of HOG®Magazine or 2011 H.O.G.® Touring Handbook. The idea is to visit cities, villages, towns, and counties beginning with as many different letters of the alphabet as possible. There are other ways to earn points too, such as by attending State, National, or International Rallies, visiting national parks or forests, Harley-Davidson facilities, etc. At the end of each year, valuable prizes are awarded to the entrants who have earned the most points, and the names of the top winners will appear on the Members Only site." - HOG Website.
Visit the [Harley's Owner Group] site for more specifics and official rules.
Yearly Run Sheets
|2009 ABCs||(Official) - Sept 2009 -> December 2009 - Below top 15.
first point Houston, TX, last point Harris County
|1778 miles||51 Points
|2010 ABCs||(Official) - May 2010 -> Oct 2010 + 1 deer, 1 car... - Official Rank 18th, Official Score 110 (didn't QA the sheet when it came back)
first point Young County, last point New Mexico
|11964 miles||111 Points
107 mi/pt (109 mi/pt)
|2011 ABCs // 2011 ABCs Videos||(Official) - Jan 2011 -> September 2011 |
First point Carmel, Indiana, last point Texarkana, Texas (for Texas) 9/30
|7252 miles||88 Points
|2012 ABCs // 2012 ABCs Videos||(Official - January 2012 -> December 2012
First point was Michigan State Line at 24F just shortly after sunrise (polar bear challenge). Last point was Virginia Gardens, FL. Most enjoyable was the whole Rocky Mountain Venture.
|11137 miles||111 points
|2013 ABCs // 2013 ABCs Videos||(Unofficial - June 2013 -> August 2013
First point Peterson's Harley-Davidson South on a ride down towards Key West. Last point Florida State Line returning from MotoGP 2013 Indianapolis. Think the most enjoyable was cruising through Arkansas to Illinois in the late evening.
|3691 miles||71 pts
|2014 ABCs // 2014 ABCs Videos||(Official - Sept 27th, 2014 -> Dec 14th, 2014
First point Virginia Gardens, last point Ave Maria (a college town for religious purposes). My worst year.
|814 miles||32 pts
|2015 ABCs // 2015 ABCs Videos||(Official - 6/6/2015 -> 6/6/2015
Had one ride then a lot of failures of the bike and me. My new worst year.
|286 miles||14 pts
|2016 ABCs // 2016 ABCs Videos||Don't ask, don't tell, bike spent half the year in my living room.|
|2017 ABCs // 2017 ABCs Videos||(Unofficial - 2017 - 2017|
|TOTAL||2009-2016||36922 miles||478 points