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post #1 of 31 Old 08-27-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I completely get that it's not for everyone. I did the 1000 mile version of the Saddlesore a few years back on a Harley. Really enjoying the 650 V-Strom (I refuse to call it a Glee) so far. Not a whole lot more I feel like I can do to the bike to get it ready for a trip like this. Weather is looking almost perfect for this weekend coming up. I'm in NC. Planning to ride to Texarkana, TX to pick up a 6-pack of Coors (think "Smokey And The Bandit") and come back in under 48 hours. Should be a little over 2,100 miles round trip. Heading out there along the hwy 40 route, coming back I-20 route, a little further south. I'm 90% doing it for the challenge. Not even sure I'll complete it. Bringing a few layers of clothes, 2 helmet visors, lots of water/gatorade, protein bars, beef jerky, ibuprofen, cell phone, tire-plug kit, extra gas, etc. Wish me luck!

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-27-2013, 07:47 PM
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Go for it!!!

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good thing about this bike, you can leave the extra gas at home! Hell, with an easy 250 miles per tank, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

Good luck, have fun!
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West bound and down, loaded up and biken, we gonna do what they say can't be done. We got a long way to go and a short time to get there, I'm west bound just watch ole Vstrom run.

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Sounds like an awesome run!
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Go for it man !

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Packed and ready. Just have to throw some drinks in the cooler on the back of the bike in the morning and head out.
Planning to take the top half of this route out to TX and the bottom half back to NC.


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