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Long Distance Riding................
« on: March 19, 2006, 02:56:41 AM »

Most of us have done long distance rides, some more than others.  However, some of us are getting a little older now and aren't youngsters anymore.  Thought it would be a good idea to put these pages on exhaustion, heat sickness and recommendations from the Iron Butt Ass. all together in one thread specifically for this purpose.
 
 
I'm placing this in the CVO Events forum because these are the functions that will have the most amount of members riding long distances and maybe pushing the envelope a little.

  we have one on "dehydration and Heat Stroke"....
http://www.umm.edu/non_trauma/dehyrat.htm
 
and last, but not least, some recommendations by the Iron Butt Association....
http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/aowprintout.cfm
 
And a good link for your bike is HOG's road side assistance.........
http://www.road-america.com/ca/hd/hog_app.asp?company_code=520
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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006, 09:27:36 AM »

They all have good advice thats usefull.  Thanks for the reminder JC.
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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006, 09:07:06 PM »

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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2006, 05:52:03 PM »

JCG, I read everything I could on the Iron Butt Association before planning my ride. You want to start many weeks in advance by getting into physical shape. Sit ups and weight lifting to strengthen your upper body are very helpful. Eating less carbs, because carbs make you tired, and drinking water instead of sodas.
Also dont forget to get your bike ready!
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This is to Certify that in August of 2004, Brian Bracey foed a Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide a total of 2036 grueling miles in less than forty-eight hours starting in Sturgis, South Dekota continuing into Danville, Illinois before ending in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina while participating in the SaddleSore 2000.

The SaddleSore 2000, an extreme fide designed for an extreme rider, was conducted under very strict guidelines set forth by the Iron Butt Association. Successful finishers must complete two consecutive Iron Butt Association SaddleSore 1000's to earn this exclusive certificate of completion.

The dumb azz award as my friends call it;
Would I do it again? yes
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Any way my ride was 2036 miles and was completed in 37.5 hours.

Good luck to anyone who completes any of the rides,SaddleSore1000, BunBurner1500, or the SaddleSore2000.
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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 09:01:52 PM »

Hey Spidey,
   Remember Death Valley from Reno to Daqo with the club?????   Mrs.Beagle saved your a$$ with that bottle of ICE Water....you were weavin' bro.  You may be as good as you used to be,  but not as good as your gonna be.....I like that trike post I saw earlier today...........


Keep it tight.

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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006, 06:40:23 PM »

Spiderman,

I-10 from the east coast is Jacksonville Fla. To me that is either a good starting or finishing point. The few people I have spoken with that have done this ride said to accomplish everything you want to do on your trip before you start, for when you finish the ride you wont want to do anything for 2 to 3 days after. Hoping to make this ride in october when the weather is more predictable. As for me a west to east ride will probably be better, for I still have another 8 hours ride from Jacksonville to home.
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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2006, 10:46:26 PM »

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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2006, 10:53:02 PM »


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. . . Iron Butt Ass. . . .

Isn't that redundant?  [smiley=nixweiss.gif] [smiley=nervous.gif] [smiley=huepfenlol2.gif]

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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2006, 05:38:01 PM »

Spydy,
 Have you thought about your route to MV?  My better half and I will be coming from OKC (assuming we can get everything straight),  you're welcome to hook up if you want some "pahdners".
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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006, 02:48:21 AM »

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 Have you thought about your route to MV?
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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2006, 12:00:23 PM »

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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006, 10:02:33 PM »

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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2006, 12:19:01 AM »

I think my biggest day in the saddle was Bristol TN to Holland MI. Woke up at Dawn after the NASCAR Cup race, packed the dewy tent and hit the road. 12 hrs later and 850 miles (5 tanks of fuel). I was home. It felt so good I did it again the following year.  
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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2006, 01:30:56 AM »

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I think my biggest day in the saddle was Bristol TN to Holland MI. Woke up at Dawn after the NASCAR Cup race, packed the dewy tent and hit the road. 12 hrs later and 850 miles (5 tanks of fuel). I was home. It felt so good I did it again the following year.
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Re: Long Distance Riding................
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2006, 06:12:44 PM »

i think one of the best tips ive had re long distance riding is to get a early start. ride 80-100 miles before you eat breakfast then the rest of the trip is a breeze with all day to go at whatever pace. works for me! [smiley=banana.gif] [smiley=banana.gif]
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