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I am going to do a 1000 Mile IBA Saddle Sore on July 27th leaving Vegas at 4:00am.
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Meeting place is USA Gasoline @ 8490 Farm Road Las Vegas NV at 3:30-3:45am
Kickstands up and rolling at 4am
A buddy will be there to sign off as your start witness for anyone wanting such.
SaddleSore 1000/Bun Burner 1500 Rules
Route will take us from Vegas to Tonopah, then to Ely, continue on to Wendover, across the Salt Flats towards Salt Lake City, then head South to Vegas ending at the Iron Skillet by the Race Track.
Start to stop shows at 1012 miles.
This ride you are pretty much on your own as far as mechanical, so please make sure your in good mechanical condition.
We do not want to impair someone from achieving their goal if your bike has mechanical issues.:furious:
Their are several ways to drop out and return to Vegas or get a room if needed.
It looks like the farthest we would have to stretch fuel is 170 miles from Tonopah to Ely.
Stops will be very limited to save time at the end.
Please carry energy bars and a camelback to speed up stops by snacking and drinking on the road.
Anyone interested?
Mike
 

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I'd qualify for the 1500 if I do my start in Pasadena. It's a good route, all those roads are posted 75 mph or so and the defacto speed limit is WFO. You could be done in 15-16 hours.
Lots of open desert so wild life may not be a problem, not the the occasional burro or antelope hasn't been seen before.
Y'all enjoy yourselves.
 

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I chose this day because of it nearing the Full Moon for the Dark portion.
Hope it helps to spot wildlife.
Mike
 

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Mike, one thing about that kind of riding is that you don't wait for someone who fiddle farts at stops. You don't have time for it. I would gas sitting on the bike and be off asap. I'd grab a towel from the windshield unit and do a quick visor wipe to clear the bugs.
The stop and eat and talk about it doesn't get anything done.
LDR is not a social thing, it's an independent effort. Beat Feet, my friend!
 

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I did that stretch from Tonopah to Ely when I went to Goldpoint this spring. You are correct, it's about 170 miles between fuel-up spots. At least it won't be dark when you go through there. Have a great trip!
 

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I chose this day because of it nearing the Full Moon for the Dark portion.
Hope it helps to spot wildlife.
Mike
Honk when you go past West Valley City and I'll show you another full moon.... :yikes:
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I've done the SS and BB, the next IBR I do will be taking a summer and doing the 100 National Parks/Monuments thing. Anyone???
 

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Honk when you go past West Valley City and I'll show you another full moon.... :yikes:
:green_lol:

I've done the SS and BB, the next IBR I do will be taking a summer and doing the 100 National Parks/Monuments thing. Anyone???
I need to look into the National Parks/Monuments thing. I was talking to a guy a few weekends ago that did it.

Good excuse to get on the bike and visit A LOT of awesome places!:thumbup:


Have fun on your ride Mike! I'd be up for it if it wasn't the weekend after the Western V-Strom meet in Ventura. Are you going to that?
 

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" the 100 National Parks/Monuments thing. Anyone???"

Oh, man, that sounds like a good deal, I can't get a hall pass for a long time out of the confines. Make sure you have a Old Fart Card first or it will cost an arm and leg to do the parks!:yikes:
 

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Good excuse to get on the bike and visit A LOT of awesome places!:thumbup:
Lots of parks, monuments, etc out there.....allllllll over the place!


" the 100 National Parks/Monuments thing. Anyone???"

Oh, man, that sounds like a good deal, I can't get a hall pass for a long time out of the confines. Make sure you have a Old Fart Card first or it will cost an arm and leg to do the parks!:yikes:
If I do it I'll get the annual pass that gets into all of them.
 

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"If I do it I'll get the annual pass that gets into all of them."

The fun begins at age 62 when you qualify for the Multi Agency Pass/Golden age Pass.
$10 and you are good for 1/2 price camping at Forest Service and Nat parks and Mons.
5 of us just camped at a Forest Service camp ground on the lower Kern River for $10 bucks.
I'm old and ugly but a money saver to my young riding friends!
 

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No I made a deal with the wife I would stay home this summer after the Lake Havasu trip.
But I keep sneaking out for little rides like this one :thumbup:
Looks like I'm going to sneak off to Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas areas in September for some Ozarks riding and she's a little tweaked I'm breaking my word :furious:
But Oh Well!
Mike


Are you going to that?
 

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Jeeze, Mike, the wife leaves the house and all you can do is run off and play. Enjoy while you can! Ozarks is good.
 

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3 weeks out.
My 1000 is chomping at the bit.
Has fresh rubber on the front, new 4 inch risers with Pro-Taper ATV Hi's (I call this setup Vstrom Ape Hangers) and extended hoses.
I set to go! :thumbup:
Mike
 

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LDR is not a social thing, it's an independent effort.
+1

It's dangerous for those less able; who may be tired, sore, or have just not got their mojo; to push themselves to keep up with the group.

If I was to join such a ride I'd be like "see you guys at the finish for a beer", and I'd be the one to decide at what speed I rode, where I stopped, and for how long I stopped; eating and drinking as the desire arose. Speaking of which, bugger doing that on a bike, that's a mug's game (and not at all needed to complete an IBA ride).
 

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IBA challenge rides (timed 24, 36, 50 & 100 hour distance rides - 1000, 1500, B2B, C2C) are indeed individual pursuits. Groups do them but the riders "ride their own ride." The best way to accomplish these is to "plan your ride" & "ride your plan." Ten minute fuel stops, 15 minute eating stops, etc. The socializing is left to before & after these events. A typical "well planned" 1000 mile ride can usually be done in 16 to 18 hours and you'll still feel fine. If you use you time unwisely it will take you 22 to 24 hours and you will be pretty fried afterwards.

The IBA National Parks Tour allows alot more room for doing the rides with your buddies or in groups. And you'll get to see lots of great roads & places. You still have to cover vast distances to visit & document 50 National Parks/Monuments in atleast 25 different states (all within 12 months) but you can more easily take more time to do so. The key here is also planning because the National Parks/Monuments visitor centers are usually open only between 8:30am & 5pm and you must get a park stamp as documentation (date & location).
 

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When first mentioned above, I hadn't thought of the Parks thing as being an IBA tour. Bugger them, I'd just like to see the Parks on my terms.
Too much is touted in a certificate from some questionable authority.
If I could do Calligraphy, I'd be glad to write you up a pretty certificate of your accomplishment.:green_lol:
 

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Canceled and will try again later.
Family life is getting in my plans as usual :headbang:
Mike
 
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