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    Iron Butt Association

    Anyone ever complete any of the I.B.A. rides? I read a long time ago in a magazine that riding 1000 miles in a day should be on any riders bucket list. That has always been a goal I had on the back burner for a day when I had something comfortable to ride other than a sportbike. I will have a chance to try it out this year and figured why not get the forms, keep the documentation and try to get a certificate for the accomplishment. They have several different challenges on their site www.ironbutt.com if you want to check them out.

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    Iíve never considered it. A person would have to ride several hundred miles interstate to complete the task and I do not like interstate. It always takes longer to ride/ drive the crooked (back) roads. I have ridden to the gap and back a few times.630 miles for me. Taking the Cherohala was 740 miles coming-from Indiana. That was a 14 hr. Day. = tired.


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    Quote Originally Posted by booger View Post
    I’ve never considered it. A person would have to ride several hundred miles interstate to complete the task and I do not like interstate. It always takes longer to ride/ drive the crooked (back) roads. I have ridden to the gap and back a few times.630 miles for me. Taking the Cherohala was 740 miles coming-from Indiana. That was a 14 hr. Day. = tired.


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    Best I've done is just shy of 900 miles in a day, that was backroads from Myrtle Beach, SC to home with a break at the Gap to meet up with a few guys that were riding down there. That ride took me about 17 hours, and even though it was dark by the time I got to Harriman and missed a turn I made it from the Lookout at the Gap to the house in a personal best time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Pastrana
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    Damn! Good records guys. I donít know my longest day, but I would guess in the ballpark of 350


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    did 1047 miles in a day. 700 was in the rain. on an 86 FZ750. my other 2 riders were on a bmw K100 LT and the real winner on a yam FZR400.

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    My record is just over 450 of all crooked stuff. i don't think i would have any desire to break that. i have all ways wanted to find a cheap used kawasaki concurs 1400 for random camping trips to key west .... but dang thats alot of riding.
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    bet you wont do the ultimate coast to coast
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    this isnt on there but im sure you could add it. the Tour De' Bluegrass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Red View Post
    bet you wont do the ultimate coast to coast
    If I had a month of vacation, I'd give it a shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Pastrana
    The greatest thrill in life comes in the brief moment of uncertainty between preparation and execution.

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    I think the most I have ridden in one day is just under 500 miles. That was all mountain road and ridden aggressively for the most part. I was pretty tired at the end of the day. I could easily do more in a day if I were to ride at a more relaxed pace but the whole day was spent cranking the bike over pretty hard following a guy who was very fast and knew the roads well. This year I plan on doing more touring and I am pretty sure I will see some longer days in the saddle. My biggest concern with doing an iron butt would be fatigue.

    At 57 years I am not exactly old but well aware that I lack the endurance of my younger days, despite being in pretty decent shape. Fatigue can be the precursor to errors which can be dangerous on two wheels.





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