Will Clark Hurst Make It To Pasadena? See Our Calculations...

Will Clark Hurst Make It To Pasadena? See Our Calculations...


Will Clark Hurst Make It To Pasadena? See Our Calculations...

Earlier this week, UGA Wire broke the story of Clark Hurst, a zealot Bulldog fan who lives in Athens, Georgia, who is riding his motor scooter from Sanford Stadium to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California to see Georgia play Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff Semifinal.

Here is the latest update seven days into his pilgrimage …

On the evening of December 27, Hurst stayed overnight in Marathon, Texas. On December 28, he posted a YouTube from Alpine, Texas, stating that he had stopped there to replace all the fluids in his scooter for the second time on his journey.

Our crack cartography team at UGA Wire is deftly using Google Maps to track his odyssey. It appears that Hurst has optimized his trip by taking a more southernly route through western Texas. Alpine is 1,550 miles from Sanford Stadium. Assuming he is avoiding highways, our computers indicate that he has another 1,168 miles to go to get to the Rose Bowl.  That means he has completed 57% of a total journey of 2,718 miles.

Link to his route:  https://goo.gl/maps/EPcziK4Bznz

Hurst appears to be averaging 253 miles per day. He will need to average 234 miles over the final five days to arrive in Pasadena by January 1. Barring any unforeseen problems, his goal may be within reach.  In the coming days, Hurst will travel through southern New Mexico near El Paso, and make his way across the deserts of south central Arizona and southeastern California, before arriving in the City of Roses.

His journey is quickly going viral on social media including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.  After UGA Wire shared his story, views on his YouTube channel have now increased over 100x.  Hurst is a former member of the “UGA Paint Line”, whose members sit in the front rows near the student section at Stanford Stadium, covered in body paint to show their support for the Bulldogs.

This is the second time that Hurst has undertaken a transcontinental scooter trip.  He attempted a similar excursion last summer, but that effort ended when his scooter was hit by another vehicle in Texas.  He has described his current effort as a “redemption tour” that is being “fueled by Waffle House”.

Hurst carries the hopes of the entire Bulldog nation with him on his ride.  Stay tuned to UGA Live as we provide additional updates on his journey in the coming days.


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