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Iron Butt News October 23, 2006

Early Sunday morning, October 22, 2006, Iron Butt Veteran John Ryan became
the first rider to complete the New York City 1000. As in 1,000 miles in 24
hours INSIDE the city of New York on an 11 year old BMW K75 with over
165,000 miles! And John did not stop there, he piled on more than 1,100
miles!

Documentation duties and witnessing were handled primarily by IBR veteran
Leon Begeman (an extreme rider himself who finished the 2003 IBR in 12th
place racking up 11,186 miles in 11 days on a 250cc Ninja!), who recorded
each of John's laps for the entire 24 hour period. IBR finisher Robert
Higdon dropped in for a spot-audit and IBR veteran Jim Frens rode in from
New Hampshire and worked the entire night shift alongside Leon.

During this stunning ride, John may have well redefined combat touring!
Besides putting up with traffic jams and accidents, John was hit by an SUV
muscling his way through traffic. Although it is not uncommon for NYC
traffic to make "contact" (the rest of the modern world would call those
accidents!), even this was extreme for NYC. The SUV changed lanes, without
signalling of course, and slammed into the side of John's bike. John said
they did not even want to stop to acknowledge what happened and the only
justice he could find was the SUV's "resultant long scrape, and bent
mirror."

As with John's recent DC-1000 ride (where he did 1,100+ miles inside
Washington DC), after a few laps, the local police did take notice of John's
repeating presence. Well, here is the story in John's own words:

Pulling off the ramp for the north turnaround, I hear a couple of short
blips of a police siren, and see the flashing lights behind me.

I had been keeping mental notes on the officer's position each time I
passed, and knew he was out there. Running through a checklist of the motor
vehicle code, I didn't recall any violations.

While looking for a safe place to pull over, he pulls up next to me. A
veteran, 20 to 30 years on the force, probably heard it all....

"Shut it off." As in right here, right now, I don't care that we're in the
middle of an exit ramp.

"Yes, sir." From many years in the "security" business in New York, I
learned how to talk to the cops, especially when you're a suspect.

"What the hell are you doing?"

"Excuse me, sir?"

"Look, you've passed me like, five times now, with those bright lights. You
trying to antagonize me?"

"No, sir."

"You have your license, and registration for the bike?"

"Yes." I start to reach for them, but he raises a hand to stop me, which
can either be a good or very bad sign.

"What the hell is going on?"

"We're running ummm.... a motorcycle test."

"What are you testing, this bike?" He began to sound impatient, and looked
at the filthy BMW K75 incredulously.

"Well, yes, and those lights...."

"The lights work fine. You better tell me what the hell is going on. I
have a tow truck...."

"Okay. I belong to this long distance motorcycle club, the Iron Butt
Association. We're trying to see how many miles it's possible to ride a
motorcycle in Manhattan in one day."

I get a strange look at first, then a satisfied nod. He starts to pull
away.

"Sir!" He stops. "I'm going to be out here for twenty four hours."

"Okay. I just want to know what the hell it is."

"Thank you, sir!"

And for the rest of the night, the NYPD, Leon, Bob and Jim watched over
John's ride, lap after lap after lap.

We are all speechless at another stunning John Ryan ride!

Michael Kneebone

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The rides are getting stranger every year. Just what goes on in Kneebones noggin is a perplexing. Did he (Kneebone) design this ride, or is it some the participant's idea?
 

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patrick2000 said:
The rides are getting stranger every year. Just what goes on in Kneebones noggin is a perplexing. Did he (Kneebone) design this ride, or is it some the participant's idea?
An amazing ride, and I agree with your comment here.

How about some other new LD ride ideas?

  • The "PG500": 500 miles in the same parking garage in 24 hours.
  • The "Mc250": 250 miles circling the same fast food drive-through lane in 24 hours.
  • The "I2I1000": 1,000 miles on a stretch of interstate between 2 interchanges. Take the off ramp, cross over, get back on going the opposite direction, go up to the next interchange. Repeat for 24 hours.
  • The "HD500": Must pass at least 500 Harley-Davidson bikes in 24 hours. Video proof required.
  • The "50CCzone": Coast-to-coast at the isthmus of Panama, where it's only about 50 miles wide. Do it in 50 minutes or less.
  • The "Ultimate Nippon North-South": Ride a bike north to south (or south to north) through all the major islands of Japan, including Hokkaido (think "Alaska").
 

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hschisler said:
[*]The "HD500": Must pass at least 500 Harley-Davidson bikes in 24 hours.
Heck I did that in about two hours on the way home from CCR Breckenridge. There was some sort of HD rally going over the Million Dollar Highway. Basically, they were just in my way. The louder the pipes, the faster I passed them. :)

These unusual LD rides are just folks looking for a new challenge. Modern bikes like the LT make 1K miles in a day almost easy. I don't even count 1K days anymore, and often do them while commuting between SoCal and Portland.

There is a guy who did 1K in 24 in Hawaii. Something like 10 loops of their entire highway system.
 

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Purdy good there, Howard! You forgot the Driveway Biway 1000. Up and down the driveway for 24 hours. Man, that would irritate some cats and kill the battery on my gate.



hschisler said:
An amazing ride, and I agree with your comment here.

How about some other new LD ride ideas?

  • The "PG500": 500 miles in the same parking garage in 24 hours.
  • The "Mc250": 250 miles circling the same fast food drive-through lane in 24 hours.
  • The "I2I1000": 1,000 miles on a stretch of interstate between 2 interchanges. Take the off ramp, cross over, get back on going the opposite direction, go up to the next interchange. Repeat for 24 hours.
  • The "HD500": Must pass at least 500 Harley-Davidson bikes in 24 hours. Video proof required.
  • The "50CCzone": Coast-to-coast at the isthmus of Panama, where it's only about 50 miles wide. Do it in 50 minutes or less.
  • The "Ultimate Nippon North-South": Ride a bike north to south (or south to north) through all the major islands of Japan, including Hokkaido (think "Alaska").


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meese said:
Heck I did that in about two hours on the way home from CCR Breckenridge. There was some sort of HD rally going over the Million Dollar Highway. Basically, they were just in my way. The louder the pipes, the faster I passed them. :)

These unusual LD rides are just folks looking for a new challenge. Modern bikes like the LT make 1K miles in a day almost easy. I don't even count 1K days anymore, and often do them while commuting between SoCal and Portland.

There is a guy who did 1K in 24 in Hawaii. Something like 10 loops of their entire highway system.
Outside of Denver, coming home from the Teton's, I ran, or should say, slowed way down into a Harley Rally. Backed up highway traffic for many miles. Talk about frustrating. That New York thang sounds like a killer. I hate riding in cities, can you imagine 24 hours of combat riding? He should prolly do Hong Kong next.

I'm like you, Ken, just don't bother documenting 1,000, or for that matter, any of them anymore. I think I'd rather ride without the structure and discipline documenting demands. Still wanting to do the four corners. Desperately. I might document that one, if nada else, the four pics.



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D Tail 1000

Here is another one from the LD list,But not certifiable. Give him some dramamine!

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Deals Gap - 1,000 miles, 33,708 corners in 24 hours!

Although we want to stress, due to the fact that this ride **requires** a pace above the posted speed limits for the entire time (unlike the NYC-1000 and DC-1000 routing that allowed an average near 50 mph) and as such, we will not offer it as an IBA ride, it is newsworthy for the long distance world. On that note...

Rick Pepin has completed 106 laps (a little over 1,000 miles) riding, of all things, a Honda Gold Wing (GL1800) on a very winding road the locals call "The Tail of the Dragon".

According to our own Sheila Winnie, the ride was completely documented to the highest standards and there is no doubt Rick did it!

Wow!
 

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Math please?

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Iron Butt News October 23, 2006

Early Sunday morning, October 22, 2006, Iron Butt Veteran John Ryan became
the first rider to complete the New York City 1000. As in 1,000 miles in 24
hours INSIDE the city of New York on an 11 year old BMW K75 with over
165,000 miles! And John did not stop there, he piled on more than 1,100
miles!
Am I extra retarded today or are you saying that the guy rode 2100 miles in 24hrs inside NYC?
1000+1100=2100
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Apparently you're using new math. :) I read it as the requirement was 1,000 miles, but that he did an extra 100 to reach 1,100 total miles. It's standard practice to add a few miles just to be sure that you don't come up short. I know a couple who did the Cal24 rally, but were disappointed to find they had only completed 987 miles. :( The passenger really wanted to get her SS1K certification.
 

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Purdy good there, Howard! You forgot the Driveway Biway 1000. Up and down the driveway for 24 hours. Man, that would irritate some cats and kill the battery on my gate.
Now THAT'S funny. I'm laughing out loud at the image that creates in my mind. :D
 

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meese said:
Apparently you're using new math. :) I read it as the requirement was 1,000 miles, but that he did an extra 100 to reach 1,100 total miles. It's standard practice to add a few miles just to be sure that you don't come up short. I know a couple who did the Cal24 rally, but were disappointed to find they had only completed 987 miles. :( The passenger really wanted to get her SS1K certification.
You could have just said yeah Rock your a tard, Igot it now.
Must not have had enough coffee with my geritol. :D
Rock
 

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Discussion Starter #13 (Edited)
Here's Yellow Wolf's post on the Advrider list:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176616

I RODE 106 ONE WAY LAPS AT DEALS GAP,STORE TO OVER LOOK AND BACK
ON A GL1800!!!!

ok its the facts time!!!

tires are still good,they were new--metz rear"60" and avon front

brakes were new,oil and rear changed

1001.7 miles"real"

55.69 gal of fuel

high mpg 22.8
low mpg 19.28

6 witnesses

slowest riding lap time 15.00 min.

fastest lap time and personal best 11:30 at 8pm after 2 hrs of riding

had 1/4 steel plates on my foot pegs,yes i need to make another set,lol

iba---i knew the would not do this why and agree with why!
the speed limit was 55 a few short yrs ago but was lowered for reasons that anyone knows,the n.c. side is still 55mph so?

i have no problem with mike kneebone,thanks for the kind words

now to safety

i picked tues-wed due to the low traffic

no tickets,in fact never saw an leo

not one complaint lodged at the store for my riding"people know where to complain"

not one crash there for that 24hrs,this surprized me

the ride was uneventful really,just clicked off lap after lap,got cold at 6 am or so,one trailer truck but thats it really!

thanks again for the folks that helped me they made the ride easy!!

yellow_wolf
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