Honda Pacific Coast (PC800) Rider Records

As of 07/16/2016:

Oldest Male Coaster: Leo Chlebnikow, Paramus, New Jersey, 94, 1/23/1916
Honorable mention: Walter H. Elliot, San Jose, California, 89, 1/2/1921
Honorable mention: William Gassert, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 87, 9/19, 1923
Honorable mention: Mac McQuillen, Tucson, Arizona, 86, 8/23/1924
Honorable mention: Bob Walton, Milwaukee, Oregon; 83, 5/4/1927
Honorable mention: Lyman Threet, Gilford, New Hampshire; 80
Honorable mention: James Baldwin, Hendersonville, North Carolina; 80
Honorable mention: Dick MacInnes, Norco, California, 80, 9/13/1930
Honorable mention: Dan Musser; Bakersfield, California; 78
Honorable mention: Ed Castell, Benecia, California; 78
Honorable mention: Ron Blais, Greer, South Carolina; 78, 1/25/1934
Honorable mention: Hugh Stevenson, Binghamton, New York; 76
Honorable mention: Lou Severson, San Diego, California; 76

Oldest Female Coaster: Diane Bruce, Washington, Virginia; 64 years young, 1/25/1946

Youngest Coaster: Nick Perna, Roanoke, Virginia; 15
Honorable Mention: Mihai Iordache; Bucharest, Romania; 22

Tallest Female Coaster:  Rachel Adamec, Norristown, Pennsylvania; 6'0"

Tallest Male Coaster: Israel Engle, Salisbury, Maryland;  6'9"
Honorable mention: Al Huff, Tallahassee, Florida; 6'7.5"

Shortest Female Coaster: Judy Fitzgerald, Delaware, Ohio; 5'1"
Honorable mention: Ann Reid, Scottsdale, Arizona; 5'2"
Honorable mention: Debbie Gardner, Savoy, Illinois, 5'2"

Shortest Male Coaster:  Mickey Catron, Frederick, Maryland; 5'2"
Honorable mention: Don Inamasu, Stockton, California; 5' 4" and growing...  er, shrinking
Turning into a giant by comparison:  Jeff McGill, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; 5'6"

Heaviest Coaster: Chris Jackson; 340 pounds
Honorable mention: Keith Hoffman, Elkhart, Indiana; 315 pounds (Keith has been steadily losing weight and is liable to fall off the list one of these days!)
Second honorable mention: Steve Ewens, Lee's Summit, Missouri; a healthy youngster at a mere 290 pounds down from a previous high of 340 pounds!
Third honorable mention: Frans Klaus, ?, Netherlands, 119 Kilos (262 pounds)
Fourth honorable mention: Israel Engle, Salisbury, Maryland; 250 pounds.

Lightest Coaster: Charles Shankar, Bowling Green, Kentucky; 115 pounds

Most miles on 1 PC: Mike ?, ?, Texas; 330,000
Honorable mention: Dave Little; Houston, Texas; 241,000
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 211,500
Honorable mention: Henry Tate, Paso Robles, California, 175,000

Most miles on any number of PCs: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 538,130 miles on 8 PCs.
Honorable mention: Mike ?, ?, Texas; 330,300 miles on 1 PC.
Honorable mention: Tim Davies, Seneca Falls, New York,; 308,766 on 2 PCs.
Honorable mention: Roger Prince, Franklin Massachusetts; 262,740 miles on 6 PCs.
Honorable mention: Dave Little, Houston, Texas; 241,000 miles on a single PC.
Honorable mention: John Handford, Taylors, South Carolina; 234,556 on 4 PCs.
Honorable mention: Henry Tate, Paso Robles, California; 233,000 miles on 2 PCs.

Most miles on 1 tank of gas with a PC: Leland Sheppard; Placerville, California; 263.7 miles on 4.197 gallons which translates to 62.8mpg;  July 4, 1995.
Honorable mention: Steve Scudder, Birmingham, Alabama; 260.8 miles on 4.264 gallons or 61.2mpg; date unknown.

Most miles ridden in one 24 hour period on a PC: Chuck Chiodini, Heber Springs, Arkansas; Bun Burner Gold, 1534 miles, less than 24 hours,  March 24, 1999.
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; Bun Burner Gold, 1528 miles, 23 hours 44 minutes, July 15-16, 2006.

Least amount of experience before doing 1000 miles in 24 hours on a PC:  Craig Severson, Granville, Ohio; 3 months riding experience;Saddle Sore 1000, 1010 miles in 20 hours, October 4, 2001.

Most amount of experience before doing 1000 miles in 24 hours on a PC: Harry Mitchell, Great Falls, Montana; 48 years riding experience; Saddle Sore 1000, 1029 miles in 19 hours and 46 minutes, June 20, 1997.
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 37 years riding experience; Saddle Sore 1000, 1014 miles in 16 hours and 45 minutes, November 24, 2001.

Most miles ridden in one trip on a PC: Pat Jones, Sr., Grand Prairie, Texas, 13,967 miles covering all 48 lower states, between June 15, 2002 and August 21, 2002.
Honorable mention: Will Edwards, Marysville, Washington; Four Corners trip, 10,501 miles, from August 31, 2000 to September 25, 2000
Second honorable mention:  Revill Dunn, Austin, Texas; Texas to Newfoundland and everywhere in between, 10,240 miles, from July 15, 2002 to September 1, 2002.

Most miles covered on a PC to get to where you were going in the first place: Rick Corwine, Chanhassen, Minnesota; Rick rode 5049 miles to cover a 2081 mile trip from Chanhassen to Eureka, California for the Y2K+1 PCH ride.  He swears he was not lost, just having fun.  I believe him.

Quickest USA Coast to Coast trip on a PC: Chuck Chiodini, Heber Springs, Arkansas; CC50 Quest, Jacksonville, Florida to San Diego, California, 2383 miles, 45 hours and 15 minutes; March 22, 1999

Quickest 1000 mile ride on a PC: Joe Cournoyer, 6/12/1996, 15 hours 6 minutes.
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, 11/24/2001, 16 hours 15 minutes

Most stuff carried in and on a PC at one time and at all times: New hands down winner is Philip E. Henderson, Detroit Michigan. He loads on more than Ann does and still has room for a passenger. Even more closely resembles the Okie from Muskogee than Ann does.
Ann Reid, Scottsdale, Arizona; a VERY honorable mention for the PC Pack Rat award; closely resembles the Okie from Muskogee when traveling; even has a rocking chair attached to the top of the load to complete the picture.

Fastest PCer:  Probably Chuck Chiodini with his Bun Burner Gold; assuming 23 hours for 1534 miles, he averaged 66.7 mph.
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, Bun Burner Gold, 7/15/2006; 23 hours and 44 minutes for 1528 miles which is an average of 64.38mph.

Slowest PCer:  Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 540 miles, 9 hours, all on the Interstate, San Clemente to Placerville, September 16, 2001, returning from the Y2K+1 ride.

Most PCs owned: Tom Marshall, Centerville, Ohio; 8
Honorable mention: Bob Gerbo; Mendocino, California; 6
Honorable mention: Roger Prince; Franklin, Massachusetts; 6
Honorable mention: Brian Millman; Reading, England; 6
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 6

Most PCs owned at one time: Bob Gerbo; Mendocino, California; 6
Honorable mention: Gerard Bouwmeester, ?, Holland; 5
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 5
Honorable mention: Wolfgang Kaufmann, Gloggnitz, Austria; 4

Most miles traveled to purchase a PC: John and Pat Treiber, Lake City, Florida; 5209 miles, Seattle, Washington to Port St. Lucie, Florida, July to October, 2005, the trip should only have been 3226 miles so John and Pat did a little wandering on the way; John swears he wasn't lost. I believe him.
Honorable Mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California, 2900 miles, Placerville to Salisbury, Maryland, August 10, 2005; flew out and drove the 1996 PC with Hannigan sidecar back to California
Honorable Mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 2800 miles, Placerville to Livingston, New Jersey, October 26, 2001; flew out and rode the 1990 PC back to California.

Longest Ownership of a PC:
Francois Achour, Marseille, France, 1989 bought in 1989
K. Bagley, Sacramento, CA, 1989 bought in 1989
Ron Boudreau, Boylston, Massachusetts, 1989 bought in 1989
Don Carter, Lake Charles, Louisiana; 1989 bought in 1989
Joe Cournoyer, Connecticut; 1989 bought in 1989
Alain Delale, France, 1989 bought September 7, 1989
Paul Elliot, San Jose, California, 1989 bought in 1989
Robert S. Hand, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; 1989 bought in 1989
James Hintz, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1989 bought in 1989
Rick Huff, Downey, California, 1989 bought in 1989
Victor Kay, Sister Bay, Wisconsin, 1989 bought in 1989
Paul Kucher, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, 1989 bought in 1989
Bob Lando, Lakewood, Washington, 1989 bought in 1989
Warren Michelsen, Page, Arizona, 1989 bought in 1989
Joe Mullins, San Francisco, California, 1989 bought in 1989
A. David Pack, Franklin, Pennsylvania; 1989 bought in 1989
Bob Polignone, Boston, Massachusetts; 1989 bought in 1989
Jacques Rosemberg, Nancy, France; 1989 bought in 1989
Dennis Ryan, Redwood City, California; 1989 bought in 1989
Howard Simonson, San Jose, California; 1989 bought in 1989
Roger Weston, Ormond Beach, Florida; 1989 bought in 1989
Honorable Mention:
Mark Sancya, Chicago, Illinois; 1989 bought in 1990
Kathy Heller, Ontario, Wisconsin; 1989 bought in 1989; sold in 2006; owned 17 years.
Alice ?, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1989 bought in 1989; sold in 2004(?); owned 15(?) years.

Most normal Coaster: Tim Davies, Seneca Falls, New York  (don't ask me what it means; this is what Tim told me.  Tim is a teacher and the last time I argued with a teacher..., well, let me just say it wasn't pretty...:-)

Most abnormal (looniest?) Coaster:  I'm going to get in trouble on this one no matter what I do...  So, since I recently attended the Loon Festival at Walker Lake, Nevada and since Loons are my favorite bird, I'm nominating myself as the Looniest Coaster.

None, if any:  L7ee Bar9ker, Redmond, Oregon  (don't ask me what it means; this is what Lee told me.  Lee is a truthful man and the last time I contradicted a truthful man..., well, let me just say it wasn't pretty... :-)
PS: The 7 and 9 in his name are silent...

Dirtiest PC ever photographed:  Two way tie:
Will Edwards, Marysville, Washington; upon return from his trip to the Artic Circle.
Mike Whited, Columbus, Ohio; during his 1996 trip to Alaska.

Southernmost Coaster: Ian Elder, Balclutha, New Zealand, 46 degrees S
Honorable Mention:  Julian Lewis, Wellington, New Zealand, 41 degrees S
Honorable Mention: Juanro, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 34 degrees S

Northernmost Coaster: Stein Lekang, Tromsų, Norway, 69 degrees N
Honorable Mention: Juan Goula, Fairbanks, Alaska, 64 degrees N and
Karen Gordon, Fairbanks, Alaska (Karen actually lives in North Pole, Alaska, I believe, and as such, may be south of Juan)

Highest Mileage on a PC: Peter Noeth, Rocklin, California, 9/18/99, 176.5 miles on 2.75 gallons for 64.18mpg, coming back from the Y2K-1 PCH ride.
Honorable Mention: Mike Whited, Columbus, Ohio, on a trip to the Northwest Territories in 1999, 120 miles on 1.9 gallons for 63.2mpg.

Lowest Mileage on a PC: Steve Ewen, Lee's Summit, Missouri, 12/2001, 26.9mpg on a single tank and 31.2mpg overall for 1105 miles, on a trip to the Dallas International Motorcycle Show
Honorable mention: Probably Ann Reid of Scottsdale, Arizona who prides herself on getting mileage in the low 30s and high 20s.
Second honorable mention:  Joyce Calvert, Rohnert Park, California who rides with Ann a lot.

Highest average gas mileage on a PC: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 53.71mpg over 211,482.3 miles on a 1994 PC.

Most PC miles per year average: Mike ?, ?,?; 330,000 miles in 5 years for an average of 66,000 miles per year.
Honorable Mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California; 538,130 miles in 23 years for an average of 23,397 miles per year.

Most trip report posts for a single trip:  Revill Dunn, Austin, Texas; 16, while on Texas to Newfoundland round trip, July 15 to Sept 1, 2002.
 
Longest test ride before buying a PC: Todd Gleason, Mahomet, Illinois; 14 months and 4500 miles; from February 1998 to April 1999. 

Longest ride in Sweden: Bengt Pettersson, Hallestad, Ostergotland, Sweden; Stenbacken to Hallestad, 1610km in 22 hours.

Longest ride on Route 66: Klaus Volk, Sun City, California and his friend Manfred from Germany, both on PCs, from the pier in Malibu, California to the lake shore in Chicago, Illinois, literally the entire length of old Route 66, during the year that they both turned 66 years of age, August and September of 2004. They rode back to California on I40 which parallels Route 66 for much of the trip; 5,200 miles round trip, 14 days going, 4 days coming back.

Most number of miles during the first 3 months of ownership of a PC: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California, 1989 PC, 6728 miles
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California, 1990 PC, 6549 miles
Honorable mention: Grant Hemphill, Martinsville, Indiana, 1990 PC, 5000 miles
Honorable mention: Leland Sheppard, Placerville, California, 1996 PC w/Hannigan sidecar, 4282 miles

Most number of clutch pulls on PCs:

Mark LaJoie, Portland, Oregon - Over 1,000,000 clutch pulls across 60,000+ miles on 2 PC800s.

If you have any suggestions for additions to this list or know of someone that meets or exceeds the above records,
please contact me: Leland Sheppard