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BunBurner 1500 Ride Advice

Has anyone of yous guys ever done the BunBurner 1500? I completed my SaddleSore 1000 a couple of years ago so I'm used the LD thing but I'm curious if any of you have any pointers that I may not have thought of.


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Re: BunBurner 1500 Ride Advice

My friend and I did the BunBurner on the way to CCR Breckenridge in 2004. We got approximately six hours the first night and had no problems completing both the 1000 & 1500.
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Re: BunBurner 1500 Ride Advice

I have done a few Iron Butt certificate rides. I never did a BunBurner 1500, but I have done a BunBurner Gold.

My tips are probably the ones you hear over and over again:

* MOST IMPORTANT: Know when to stop. My Iron Butt Heroes (tm) are the people who stayed safe and decided to call off the ride. Some of my friends quit when they were less than an hour from their goal.

* Keep your stops as brief as possible. Strive to keep them as close to five minutes as you can.

* Watch hydration, body temperature, nourishment, and rest. You must drink plenty of fluids while you are riding, not just at stops. Know how to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Know the signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion, hypothermia, fatigue, etc.

* Get lots of miles early to give yourself a nice time cushion. If you can knock off the first 1000 miles in 16-18 hours, then you will have plenty of time to get the remaining 500 miles after a good rest.

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