Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO, USA
Well, if you know the road is going to be bumpy in places, the parking lots pot holey, and you will be very tired trying to find your bonuses, perhaps you want a lighter bike, but on those 10k+ of open slab, the ride, weather protection, and the cruise control have to be great. For example, I asked one rider when he came in at 6 pm,"When did you last sleep?" "Yesterday morning, got nearly 3 hours!"
Another thing, if you look at these pics...if you have to wire up all that crap, and then troubleshoot it after 50 miles of bad road, in rain, dark, and dog tired, I might want a more accessable bike.
Lastly, whats neat about the IBR is that most guys ride their daily ride, not something brought out of the showroom and customized for the event. I'll post my pics soon of most of the bikes in the event, but these two sorta sum up what some guys do to their "cockpits".
CCR 02, 03, 04, 08, 10