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SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

I have never ridden more than 850 miles at one time (wasn't planned) and a K1200LT friend told me about this one coming up in a few weeks. I might just do for the fun of it. He and his neighbor are going and the more I think about it, the more I might just go. It starts just south of Tampa and goes to Naples, Miami, Jax, a little east and then back to Tampa. It's $45.00 to register and if the weather looks good, I think I'm off.....

Here is the site for the Iron Butt Rally. I have not registered yet.

http://www.mctourer.com/rides/2011/R...S1K/Tampa.html

Just in case anyone else is interested.....

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I have never ridden more than 850 miles at one time (wasn't planned) and a K1200LT friend told me about this one coming up in a few weeks. I might just do for the fun of it. He and his neighbor are going and the more I think about it, the more I might just go. It starts just south of Tampa and goes to Naples, Miami, Jax, a little east and then back to Tampa. It's $45.00 to register and if the weather looks good, I think I'm off.....

Here is the site for the Iron Butt Rally. I have not registered yet.

http://www.mctourer.com/rides/2011/R...S1K/Tampa.html

Just in case anyone else is interested.....

I might be up for it!

I just sent am email to Bill the GW rider to see if he wants to join.

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

OK I registered...

So I guess I am in.

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

Thanks, Dan.
Wasn't tracking this SS1000.
Just did another one at the MOA Rally.
Always did the SS on my LT.
TBD if I'll use my K1600GTL or my LT.
Won't be doing the Tampa run.
Either GA or TN.

Thanks, again, for the tip.
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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

Well, I guess that I'm committed. Going to register and see you at the starting line... Going to see how my stock seat manages the distance. I have beads and a sheep's skin for diversity. Heard good things about the Airwhawk, but will pass on it this time.

Water, butt power and GPS (paper map) all ready! Lets see now: Riverview - Naples - Miami - Tallahassee - Riverview... Shouldn't be too hard!

My wife thinks I'm nuts though. Just a week prior I was questioning anyone riding that few to just make the ride. Something about smelling the roses? We'll see....

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

Careful Dan. For some reason, LD riding can be addictive. You do the SS, and think "That wasn't too bad, wonder how the BB would go?" Then after you do that, "Well may as well try the BBG". Then you are hooked. DAMHIK.

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

Dan,

When we did the 50CC in April, I just checked and here are our times
Mile 0 = 4:31 am
Mile 968 = 7:12 pm (6:12 cst)
Above was our 5th stop.
Average stop 18 min
Average distance = 194 miles between stops.
Average miles per hour = 65

I was with Bill on his GW and he get less MPG and has a smaller tank.

Miles for this ride = 1020.7
This should take just under 16 hours
Depart at 6:30am - back to start at 10-11pm?

that is my plan...

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

That looks like a good plan. Too bad we can't get started a little earlier than 6:00AM. I'm more into the mornings...

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

Good luck,

I'm doing my Iron butt 1500 (bun burner) this weekend. It will be my first one.

I am riding an 09LT and my wife thinks I'm crazy too!!

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

Good luck on your 1500... How are you going to stay awake for that long? Anything special or short naps on the way?

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

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Good luck on your 1500... How are you going to stay awake for that long? Anything special or short naps on the way?


I actually made such a good time today I stopped and got a cheap motel room for a couple hours of sleep. I did 1000 miles in about 16 hours

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That looks like a good plan. Too bad we can't get started a little earlier than 6:00AM. I'm more into the mornings...
Dan,

Looks like I will have to ride over in the morning for the ride. I have to be in Dallas all this week and get home Thursday after lunch. If I as for a night at the Marriot on FRiday so I can do an 24 hour ride I might be asked to spend the more time than I want to in the doghouse

If I leave Orlando at 4am I should be there by 6pm

The weather looks ok/so-so for the ride.

I use http://www.wunderground.com/roadtrip/ to plan trips.

see http://tinyurl.com/fl1000

You might want to change the date so you can see the forcasted weather.

Paul

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

You'll be doing an iron butt to get here!

I should be at the start at around 5:45 or so. There is another rider from this area (and his neighbor) who might also be part of the group. I'm sure that we will get split up as riding speeds vary, but hope to see you on part of the ride.

The weather is actually getting better, but I'm sure we'll get a few showers or thunder storms. Seems like plenty of time though. Too bad we can't ride with the sun at our back!

See you in Riverview.

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

I hope that y'all have a great time on the ride and hopefully I will get to make the next one after I build up some more seat time.


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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

Break away and come with us. There is still time.

Bill from New Port Richey has not ridden more than 200 miles at a time. Just a leisurely trip around most of Florida.

I think that tip to tip (Key West to Pensacola is about 1,000 miles. Might do that next time.

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Re: SaddleSore 1000 - Tampa Iron Butt Rally Sept 10th

Finished the ride and did it in about 15 hours. A report is in the Ride Tales section.

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Finished the ride and did it in about 15 hours. A report is in the Ride Tales section.

Congrats, that is pretty good time!!

Will check out the report!

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