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post #1 of 26 Old 04-10-2007, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Lower Great Lakes 1000?

Anyone in the Midwest area interested in trying a IBC ride? I've been wanting to try the Lower Great Lakes 1000 for some time now, around Lake Erie and Ontario in 24 hrs or less. I don't want to try it solo though. Anyone interested?

http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/ge...t.cfm?DocID=28

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post #2 of 26 Old 04-12-2007, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Tap tap tap, is this thing on?

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Let me check this out when I get some time. I might be in to it!!

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MZ, lets talk about this at Big B's tech day. I would like to see the route and find out about the border crossing. My passport is expired and I can't remember what it takes to go into the Great White North(and back out of).

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Sure! The downside of any IBC ride I think is that in order to stay within the time constraints, we probably have to stick to the slab most of the way. I really want that patch though

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We should sit down with a map and figure out some way points and times. This would help me/us get a feel for the speed needed to do this. I have to agree that most will have to be on the slab.

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well, like i posted in the ohio tech-day thread, i can't make May 5th due to a hockey tournament in Hamilton, Ontario that weekend.

and i can say with certainty this: you won't need anything other than a copy of your birth certificate to re-enter the USA. and you don't even need that to enter canada-simply a drivers license. let me also mention that the last time i crossed i wasn't asked for anything other than what i was doing in canada and how the tournament went. the time before that the US customs wanted to see my B-cert. but the time before THAT i was also waved through with just a driver's license. and sort of cleaned up now but that year i was working some serious O.T. and had a bit of a Ted Kaczynski look to me.

when is this ride? i'm looking forward to getting an Iron Butt out of my way (since i've had the bike three whole weeks now) and, although there's one in Michigan, i'd consider hopping down to the Ohio to get it done, depending on when it is.

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post #8 of 26 Old 04-14-2007, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Heh, I'm with you BobbySands, I've only got 500 miles on mine, and I'm already thinking of 1000 miles in 24 hours!

I was thinking that the whole passport thing is only for air travel, and based on what you're saying that must be correct. Hamilton Ontairo eh? I'm an air traffic controller at Cleveland Center, and Hamilton is just outside the airspace that I work. I work airplanes in and out of Hamilton all the time. Anyway, no date set at all, in fact we've got plenty of planning yet to do before we try this. We'll keep discussing it, I've planned out a tentative route on Microsoft Streets & Trips, so that's a start.

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ahhh.... i thought you were talking about a IBA sanctioned ride. the one i was referring to up here is run by them, the route is set, there is registration, verified distances, etc etc. seems to be a bit easier to get every thing verified if they sanction it.

but i wouldn't mind doing it with you fellows either. sounds like fun and a bit more interesting than criss-crossing the state of michigan back and forth. other people from this area have ridden straight down I-75 to knoxville and back (about 1012 miles) to get their's. SNOOOZE.
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post #10 of 26 Old 04-15-2007, 03:30 AM
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IBA Rides

You only have to average 41.666666666 mph to make it in 24 hrs. You don't need to stay on super slabs. When I did my SS1000 completed it in about 18.5 hrs. The difficult rides are there extreme rides. The BBG1500 (1500 miles in 24hrs) is there easiest extreme ride. You have to average 62.5 mph. Fuel stops and backed up traffic can kill ya on that one.
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