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post #1 of 5 Old Dec 7th, 2009, 10:38 pm Thread Starter
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IBR Talk at Ventura BMW

Saturday, December 12th, 2009
4:00 p.m.

BMW Motorcycles of Ventura County
830 Tourmaline Drive
Newbury Park CA 91320

The Iron Butt Association is a loose-knit group of riders dedicated to safe long-distance motorcycling. Entry into the club is obtained by documenting long-distance riding challenges, such as 1,000 miles in under 24 hours. Every two years the IBA hosts their premier event, the Iron Butt Rally. Billed as "11,000 miles in 11 days," this Rally tests the mettle of selected riders by sending them all across the US and Canada on a giant two-wheeled scavenger hunt. In fact, more people have gone into space than have completed an Iron Butt Rally.

Ken Meese has been riding ever since he snuck his parents' 125cc bike out of the garage as a teenager. He has logged several hundred thousand miles on BMWs and has ridden in Asia, Europe, and North America. Ken has ridden numerous Long Distance Rallies and Iron Butt certificate rides that have covered nearly every US state and most Canadian Provinces. 2009 was his first Iron Butt Rally, but definitely not his last.

This evening will be full of road tales, travails, and triumphs as Ken shares his experiences of competing in the ultimate motorcycle endurance Rally. In addition, Ken's Rally-prepped bike will be on hand so you can see just what it takes to survive on a BMW for 11 days and 11,000 miles.




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Ken, I would have loved to go, but it is my company's Christmas party and I also have to drive my daughters to a Christmas party with some of their friends.
It would have been nice to finally catch up with you.
Have a great show!

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Can we see some pictures of the bike and a list of farkles?

Thanks!

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Re: IBR Talk at Ventura BMW

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Can we see some pictures of the bike and a list of farkles?
Well, there's some nice shots of the bike above.

I'll put together a web-based ride report and post it here after the talk.

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'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
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Well, there's some nice shots of the bike above.

I'll put together a web-based ride report and post it here after the talk.
Agreed--but I was curious what rally specific hardware was on the bike. I think I can see the back of some gear in one of the pictures.

I look forward to the update.

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