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post #1 of 3 Old Jul 20th, 2014, 10:09 pm Thread Starter
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IBA SS completed Yesterday

Well, I purchased my new to me 2000 K1200LT 2 weeks ago, Prior to this my co-worker (Jason) and I decided we wanted to do a Saddle Sore ride. So we did it yesterday.
We met up at 3 am, he is about 25 and was riding a 2004 Honda Shadow 750, I am reaching almost twice that and riding my LT.
We started in Tumwater Wa. and rode to Missoula Mt. and then returned to Tumwater. This gave us 526 miles each way for our 1000+ total.
Let me just say, this was an awesome trip. It was great to push ourselves and to set a goal and complete it.
The weather was great in the morning and the trip to Missoula was basically uneventful and smooth sailing. Other than hitting road construction 6 times I set the cruise and just let the bike do what it was made for. Jason seemed to be doing just fine and kept up well. Due to riding in the early morning hours the heat had not started yet. At Missoula we turned around and headed back. The roads in Idaho were bad, real bad. There were cracks in the concrete that were as wide as the front tires of our bikes, this made things challenging to say the least.
The fun really began when we got near Spokane Wa. The wind had picked up to what felt like hurricane levels. Keeping the bike in our lane was a real fight and it took a lot out of us. The heat was not too bad, but the wind killed our gas mileage. After returning through construction again we hit Snoqualmie pass and the rain. It not just rained, it poured. It was terrible, but we still made it back to Tumwater in 19 hour total.
All in all it was a fantastic trip and I would do it again, Jason on the other hand decided that before he tried again, he wanted a better bike. My LT did what it was built for and kept me comfortable.
It was a great way to break in a new bike. Now, I just have to decide what ride to do next.
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Congrads !
Well now your hooked , so get a Aux fuel cell etc and do a BBG.

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Originally Posted by oldmopars View Post
It was a great way to break in a new bike. Now, I just have to decide what ride to do next.
That is how it starts! I did the SS, then the Bun Burner, then the Bun Burner Gold (hard one). I attempted a CC50, stopped 80% through due to an electrical problem. My headlight modulator started modulating at night. I did not feel like pulling the nose cone to disconnect it, so turned the trip into a visit with my uncle in Pensacola. Later tried a CCC100, had to stop 2/3 through first leg due to a massive storm in the Texas/Louisanna area, had traffic stopped for miles. We probably could have completed the one way trip on time, but would have no rest time to start back, so we canned it.

Last big ride I did was a 10/10ths, 10,000 miles in 10 days.

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IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
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