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post #1 of 8 Old Sep 7th, 2011, 7:23 am Thread Starter
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"Tom Loegering took eight-and-half days to travel through 49 states on his motorcycle.
Then he turned around and made the trip again."

here's one of the stories:
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/loc...file_multiline

i maintain Tom's '05lt that completed this ride and the others before it. It is always a pleasure to work with him and i can't imagine what he will do to challenge himself next.
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post #2 of 8 Old Sep 7th, 2011, 7:40 am
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Re: Iron Butt Of Iron Butts

That was an amazing accomplishment.

I know that I will be starting a fire storm by my comments, but I just don't understand why anyone would want to make such a long, quick trip when there is so much to see and experience, if you just slow down and stop to take advantage of the time. To just see how quickly you can cover a distance seems like such a waste of valuable time.

I say this as I get ready to leave on my first Iron Butt 1,000 Saturday morning. I was not planning to do this and only agreed after being asked to join someone at the last minute. Maybe I'll change my mind and have a different opinion after I finish!

Maybe it's like climbing the highest mountain in the quickest time or making the most number of skydives in 24 hours.

Personally, I think I'd rather enjoy the moment and stretch out the experience. Crossing the US in 2-3 weeks would be more enjoyable and scenic.

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LD riding is something that can get addictive. When I bought my first LT I never even thought about it, and did not even know there was an Iron Butt Association. A friend in the San Diego BMW Owners Club got me interested in doing a SS1000. Got hooked pretty quickly after that.

If I were to get a bike again, I would probably try to stay with the flower smelling, and not get back into timed LD riding. Been there, done that.

I do remember that on some of my LD rides I would pass something and think "Wish I had time to stop and check that out." Now I would. Timed LD is mostly a challenge to one's self. I did many 1000 mile days, a BB, BBG, and the 10/10ths, so have nothing to prove to me any longer.



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That was an amazing accomplishment.

I know that I will be starting a fire storm by my comments, but I just don't understand why anyone would want to make such a long, quick trip when there is so much to see and experience, if you just slow down and stop to take advantage of the time. To just see how quickly you can cover a distance seems like such a waste of valuable time.

I say this as I get ready to leave on my first Iron Butt 1,000 Saturday morning. I was not planning to do this and only agreed after being asked to join someone at the last minute. Maybe I'll change my mind and have a different opinion after I finish!

Maybe it's like climbing the highest mountain in the quickest time or making the most number of skydives in 24 hours.

Personally, I think I'd rather enjoy the moment and stretch out the experience. Crossing the US in 2-3 weeks would be more enjoyable and scenic.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.

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awesome! T25 i am wondering about your shop? name? location? Thank you
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[QUOTE=DanDiver]That was an amazing accomplishment.

I thought it-- you said it. They say don't knock it until you try it but to me its a little like using roller blades to view an art gallery. Be safe. I'll be looking for your report when its all said and done.

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easy answer. People are competitive. Always have been. Can't see why I would want to eat more hot dogs than anyone else, but to someone, it is a real challenge and the excitement they feel is no different than the excitement you feel doing those competitive things you do.

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That was an amazing accomplishment.

I know that I will be starting a fire storm by my comments, but I just don't understand why anyone would want to make such a long, quick trip when there is so much to see and experience, if you just slow down and stop to take advantage of the time. To just see how quickly you can cover a distance seems like such a waste of valuable time.

I say this as I get ready to leave on my first Iron Butt 1,000 Saturday morning. I was not planning to do this and only agreed after being asked to join someone at the last minute. Maybe I'll change my mind and have a different opinion after I finish!

Maybe it's like climbing the highest mountain in the quickest time or making the most number of skydives in 24 hours.

Personally, I think I'd rather enjoy the moment and stretch out the experience. Crossing the US in 2-3 weeks would be more enjoyable and scenic.

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Re: Iron Butt Of Iron Butts

Long distance isn't for everyone. As much as I enjoy it I don't know how often I would burn miles just for the sake of burning miles. I usually have an ulterior motive. I often chose to ride rather than fly for cross country business trips or schedule vacation rides that are longer than time allows. Thus I find myself 'needing' to cover serious miles to stay on schedule. This gives me the fun and excitement of long distance riding without merely wearing out another bike. And yes, it is addictive. The challenge of beating last years time to the same destination or a new personal best for miles covered in a day is intoxicating.
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Re: Iron Butt Of Iron Butts

Riding distance for time is fun, but if I have the time, I prefer the "let's see where this road leads" approach. My wife hates not having a definite plan, but..... she's getting used to it. She can't do LD anyway. If I'm doing that she has to stay home, fly or cage.

Hmmm, looks like that places me in Dan's bucket.

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