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Thumbs up IBR 2009 News! Hot off the Press! (Ken Meese)

Lisa Landry of the IBA announces this AM the Following:

"As you know, positions in the Iron Butt Rally are primarily determined by a drawing that provides an opportunity for new riders while giving some preference to Iron Butt Rally veterans and IBA Premier members.  In addition, several positions are set aside to be used at the Rallymaster’s discretion.  In the past, these discretionary positions have been primarily used for entrants riding interesting antique motorcycles.  This year, one of the discretionary positions is awarded based on exceptional performance in several recent rallies.  After an amazing 4 straight rally wins, the most recent being the Utah 1088, Ken Meese has been offered a position in the 2009 Rally.  Ken has accepted the offer even though he has less than 2 months to prepare and we're very pleased to welcome him to the rally."

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Congratulations Ken on your next step to your quest for Rally perfection. You have demonstrated the ability to ride and also have the heart for the challenges ahead. Have fun with it!

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That is awesome Ken. Congratulations!

Good luck and we in North Carolina will help in any way we can, won't we guys?

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Congratualtions Ken! Good luck.
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What a well deserved recognition, Ken. We'll be following your progress during the IBR. Way to go.

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Way to go Ken! I'll be rooting for you, I know you'll do well.

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Congratulations, Ken!!!!

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Congratulations Ken!!

In the past, our premier LD rider was Don Arthur. Since he is no longer riding, you have certainly taken up the challenge in spades. Now we have a great BMW presence there, thanks to you. Sure hope you can give all the Beemer naysayers something to chew on crow about.

We will be watching with great interest, and wish you best possible luck, along with your well demonstrated rally ability during the BIG ONE!

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Congrats Ken!
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good job Ken!

You already know where a few tools and a tire changer live if needed
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And Ken has accepted it with only 2 months notice... I think he would have accepted it with two minutes notice. Good luck, But I know you'll do well. Ride long and safely my friend.

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Congrats Ken, and best of luck!

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Go Ken! Say - why not really blow away the field, and do it on an MP3??

Looking forward to reading of your expoits, ride hard, and good luck!

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Like, WOW man! Congrats Ken. And that was an interesting announcement by the IBA folks on why you were picked! They do see what is happening in the other Rallys, eh?

Like Brian said, plan well and ride Safe!

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Congrats Ken! Best of luck to you

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Alright Ken!


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Outstanding. Good luck.

May I ask the question that surely is on some of our minds: Will you be riding the IBR on the GT?

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Congratulations, Ken.

You know where I live. Anything you need, let me know.

Good Luck and Be Safe.

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Ken,

A hearty congrats on the position, you make us all proud.

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The IBR is a very interesting event.

Where do I find details about this years ride.
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Go get'em Ken. Put that GT in #1.

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Congratulations! Go get 'em!

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The IBR is a very interesting event.

Where do I find details about this years ride.

See here for the only details available at this time. Bonus points etc won't be available until just before the rally start.

http://www.ironbutt.org/forum/forum_...?TID=3064&PN=1


See here for updates as the rally progresses

http://www.ironbuttrally.com/IBR/default.cfm

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Atta boy Ken, if you come through Northern Indiana, you have a place to rest-shower up.

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Ken

Best of luck. We are cheering for you!!!!

BTW: you would REALLY need an Iron Butt if you used the MP3.

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Good on Ya' Ken
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