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Old 08-25-2018, 11:35 PM   #21
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Re: Planning for my first SaddleSore in Sept.

FYI, a guy in Georgia on another forum for FJR's had posted up that he was looking to do a BBG (Bun Burner Gold, 1500 in 24 hours) and was looking to use Terrell TX as his turn around point. As that is right around the corner from me I offered to meet him at the turn around. Things happened and his plans got pushed aside. I'd forgotten about it too till you posted here. So I shot him a text message asking him when he was going to do his ride. Apparently that lit a fire under his rear and he got up this morning and sent me a text that he was on his way. I met him at the turn around and he got to view the amazing jerky bar at Bucee's having never been to a Bucee's he left with the bike a little heavier than it arrived. Just got word he made it home and completed the BBG. He sent me a word of thanks for lighting the fire and I made sure he knew you reminded me to remind him. Anyway, just letting you know that you indirectly influenced someone else to do their ride, now it's your turn!
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:03 AM   #22
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...back in early April went thru the Pecos area [Ft Stockton to Artesia].
....with the oil work going on there....it was a beeotch...!!!
...just my .02 cents worth.
....a quickly adaptable plan B might be good to have at the ready.
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Old 08-26-2018, 05:36 AM   #23
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Believe me I am really looking forward to it.
I have no problem with pulling over to get a hotel room. I am not as young as I used to be. I hate driving by Braille. There have been a few times driving home from Fourchon, La after working the night shift that I had to pull over and get a room. In the truck of course.
So what was the deal between Ft Stockton and Artesia? Bad road, weather what happened?
Texas T, I broke down and ordered my LD comfort and received them last week. I just need to get out and try them.
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:27 AM   #24
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FYI, a guy in Georgia on another forum for FJR's had posted up that he was looking to do a BBG (Bun Burner Gold, 1500 in 24 hours) and was looking to use Terrell TX as his turn around point. As that is right around the corner from me I offered to meet him at the turn around. Things happened and his plans got pushed aside. I'd forgotten about it too till you posted here. So I shot him a text message asking him when he was going to do his ride. Apparently that lit a fire under his rear and he got up this morning and sent me a text that he was on his way. I met him at the turn around and he got to view the amazing jerky bar at Bucee's having never been to a Bucee's he left with the bike a little heavier than it arrived. Just got word he made it home and completed the BBG. He sent me a word of thanks for lighting the fire and I made sure he knew you reminded me to remind him. Anyway, just letting you know that you indirectly influenced someone else to do their ride, now it's your turn!
Yea, I was watching his thread as well thinking I may be in Wills Point on a project during his trip. Just saw he made it. Glad you got to meet up with him at the turn.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:29 PM   #25
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So what was the deal between Ft Stockton and Artesia? Bad road, weather what happened?
Texas T, I broke down and ordered my LD comfort and received them last week. I just need to get out and try them.
Tons of oil patch trucks in the area. Lots of traffic and lots of wear & tear on the roads. I stopped and had breakfast at the McDonald's on the west side of town and 285 runs past the front of the restaurant. Constant... I mean constant trucking traffic. It took a while to be able to get back on I-10 going west.

I just replaced my LDC head covers for me and the wife. We owned the limited edition orange ones and they were beginning to look a bit (a LOT) grungy so I got a new red one and she got a black one.

When it's HOT and I stop for fuel I like to wet down the head cover and throw it in the ice machine outside for a few minutes. It feels SOOOOO good when I put it back on.
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"So what was the deal between Ft Stockton and Artesia? Bad road, weather what happened?"
Yes Sir Carl....
My brother and I trailered out from central TX to Las Cruces NM to ride out to Shasta Lake CA.
Via Ft Stockton -> Pecos -> Artesia -> Las Cruces.
That "Pecos" area is major oil activity area.
The roads were major heavy traffic....major dis-repair....large potholes etc etc.
"Me myself I" -- would venture 100 miles around that area until further notice of improvement....in particular if on 2 wheels.
That is IMHO....however there may be other competing, more updated opinions.
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Checked my route and I will be avoiding Ft Stockton since I will be on 20 until it merges with 10 around just east of van horn.
I didn’t spring for the ld hat. Just the long sleeve shirt and long pants.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:40 PM   #28
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I will look into that. I guess we were typing at the same time
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:58 PM   #29
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I didnít spring for the ld hat. Just the long sleeve shirt and long pants.
Remember, they work best in a non-mesh environment.

The big benefits of the head cover / helmet liner aside from helping to keep your helmet from getting really stinky, is that the long tail of the cover tucks down inside your jacket neck and keeps the sun off of the back of your neck and helps with keeping rain from running down your backside.
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They will be going under leathers.
I reserve the mesh for cooler rides besides it has zip in panels. Klimt apex air
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:23 PM   #31
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FYI, a guy in Georgia on another forum for FJR's had posted up that he was looking to do a BBG (Bun Burner Gold, 1500 in 24 hours)
1500 miles in 24 hours, assuming 1) no sleep and 2) 2 hours for stops equates to just under 70 MPH average. That's impressive. Wonder what the success rate is of folks attempting that feat?

My top one-day mileage is 734, all but maybe 25 interstate. Took nearly 14 hours, including two stops for some righteous storms near Marshall & Canton. My steed, a 2009 Multistrada, isn't the best long-distance weapon, as the low fuel light winks at me around 140 miles. Wasn't too difficult, but I imagine tacking on another 250 miles changes things a bit.

Do "non interstate" long-distance challenges exist?
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:43 PM   #32
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Do "non interstate" long-distance challenges exist?
This was the route for my 2013 Iron Butt Association Republic of Texas 1000 ride. Country roads are much slower than freeways... ups the challenge considerably.

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Old 08-27-2018, 09:34 PM   #33
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This was the route for my 2013 Iron Butt Association Republic of Texas 1000 ride. Country roads are much slower than freeways... ups the challenge considerably.

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Depends on the country roads. Some country roads in west Texas could be interstates.
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Depends on the country roads. Some country roads in west Texas could be interstates.
True. These, however, seemed to be more interstates for deer and pigs.
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1500 miles in 24 hours, assuming 1) no sleep and 2) 2 hours for stops equates to just under 70 MPH average. That's impressive. Wonder what the success rate is of folks attempting that feat?
The rate is quite high. Folks will post up in the various LD forums about not succeeding, but the majority do. Here's a list of certified rides:
https://www.ironbutt.org/certified.htm#BBG

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Yep. Take your pick: http://www.ironbutt.com/themerides/
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Please keep us posted on how it goes for you. I have followed the IBA for many years but during that time I was usually out of the US for work or working on an assignment away from a bike. I am very interested in reading your thoughts on the preparation and execution of the mission.
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Will do. With pics and stuff.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:30 PM   #38
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Please keep us posted on how it goes for you. I have followed the IBA for many years but during that time I was usually out of the US for work or working on an assignment away from a bike. I am very interested in reading your thoughts on the preparation and execution of the mission.
The SS1K is far less taxing than what many people make it out to be. For the rookie rider the hardest part is making sure your paperwork/witnesses are properly dealt with. The riding is secondary.

Keep in mind that you have TWENTY-FOUR hours to ride a mere 1,000 miles. That is an average speed of 42 miles per hour. Factor in one 30 minute stop every two hours: 12 stops X 30 min = 6 hours off the bike = 18 hours riding the bike.

1,000 miles in 18 hours = an average speed of 56 mph. Using west Texas highways with posted speeds of 75 mph means that you have a very comfortable cushion of time.

In other words, there is nothing to stress about, and there are no bonus points for doing the ride in under 23:59. Whether you do the SS1K in 13 hours (do-able) or 23 hours, the certificate reads the same.

Once the first one is under your belt you can then start working on your fuel stop times. Your goal would be to roll off the throttle, pull into the station, stop, fuel, take care of your receipt, and be back up to speed in under 10 minutes. When you can consistently do that, you can then begin planning a more stringent ride, the BBG. The Bun Burner Gold is 1,500 miles in under 24 hours and it takes consistent riding, consistent fuel stops, and a consistent mph average of 65.

I've attempted the BBG twice and will be attempting it a third time this coming Saturday, but the possible flooding from Hurricane Gordon may prevent this from happening. Only time will tell.
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Of course, I don't want to make it seem like the BBG is the Holy Grail or something. Just because I have failed doesn't mean that others have failed as well. Some do this ride very well. For example...




Yes, that is correct. Greg has ridden FIFTY successful BBGs.

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Well I am stuck on the rig waiting for Gordon to come and go. Hopefully all will be well by crewchange day and I can get home to get this started.
If all goes well and the weather looks good I will be rolling out on Monday at 5 in the am for the SS1000.
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