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post #1 of 15 Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:26 pm Thread Starter
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The 2009 Iron Butt Rally starts in just under 21 hours. I believe there are 4 K1200LTs entered, at least two GTs and a bunch of R1200RTs & GSs.

We will be leaving Spartanburg, SC, tomorrow morning and have till Wednesday night to get to St. Charles, IL. We will be given our first-leg bonus pack this evening at the banquet.

I want to thank all of you who helped me, both in spirit and in text & phone conversations, as I got my LT ready. I'm still not happy with the cell phone intergration, (the plug seems to be loose going into the jack on the Voice II and causes some cracking and popping sounds. I may try to tape it in some way so it won't bounce around). But, overall, the bike and I are ready to go!

You can read the daily reports at the Iron Butt web site: www.ironbutt.com

I may get a chance to post a time or two on the ride, but I'm not counting on it.

Have a safe ride to CCR and have a great time.

Till later,

George

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post #2 of 15 Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:31 pm
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Good Luck!!! I will be following the Rally!

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post #3 of 15 Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 1:16 pm
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Pullin' for ya, George. This ole LT rider here knows you're gonna make us proud. Ride safe in your travels.

Be time for posting when the show is over and the fat lady sings!!!
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Good luck and be safe!!

You me even see some of us on our way out to CCR!!

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post #5 of 15 Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 7:23 pm
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Best of luck to both you and Ken. Ride safe.

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Best of luck to both you and Ken. Ride safe.
Ditto and same to Jim Bain

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post #7 of 15 Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 10:04 pm
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Have lots of fun and ride safe!

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All the best to ya George. Ride safe, but aggressive!

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Be safe my friend and have a great time! We're pulling for you and wishing we could follow in your tire tracks!

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All the best....and may the final-drive Gods be kind to all of the participating BMWs.

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Looks like IBA has decided to not let us follow the riders live. I guss the end of day updates is all we can get.

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All the best....and may the final-drive Gods be kind to all of the participating BMWs.
I'm hoping there are no final drive failures, there were two last year!

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George:

Man, you got the nads. We're rooting for you from Texas. Like yo Momma used to day: Bundle up and pay attention!

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Good luck out there riders. I look forward to reading about your progress. Especially you there Mr. Meese.

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Good luck out there riders. I look forward to reading about your progress. Especially you there Mr. Meese.
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