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Old 09-03-2018, 11:16 PM   #41
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Re: Planning for my first SaddleSore in Sept.

One of the cool things about the SS1000 is when you are done you realize how the difficulty didn't live up to your expectations. It's not easy, but it's not as hard as you thought it'd be. Then there's the after effect with the term I've heard and like, that it shrinks the map. Suddenly you look at things and think "I can ride there, that's less than 1000 miles, easy." A good example of this happened to me on friday when on a whim with a comp day from work I put in 832 miles of only back roads for a slice of this. It was worth every mile.



Pretty soon your SS1000 will be under your belt and you'll be doing the same. Those too far out adventures become right in your back yard. Looking forward to hearing about your ride.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:53 AM   #42
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Re: Planning for my first SaddleSore in Sept.

Copy that Jason, I have already started mapping out a 1500 mile route and even looking at a boarder to boarder ride. Mexico to Canada.
When I started looking at all of the places that are with in 1000 miles it seems to open up travel that I was thinking that I wouldn't do until I retire. Now its like okay a day to get there, a couple days to check things out and a day to get home.
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:14 AM   #43
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Now its like okay a day to get there, a couple days to check things out and a day to get home.
That pretty much sums up the trips I'm able to take with work and family life. No big trips for me but if I work it out right I can put in a good first day to get somewhere interesting, then spend a few days sightseeing and slam in another good day to get home and it all works out. This kind of thing puts some destinations within reach.
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:11 PM   #44
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Well, its almost gooooooo time. Monday or Tuesday I plan on filling up at Basswood and I-35W (7-11) at 05:00. First stop 172 miles later at the Merkel Alcon. 189 miles after that Chevron in Monahans. 161 miles to Sierra Blanca for the turn around and fill up. Going to hit the same places on the way home.
I have backup stations before and after each and may use them depending on how I feel and what my fuel econo says.
Since I should be in Sierra Blanca around Noonish I will take a extended break there walking around, taking pictures checking out the bike and having a extra piece of beef jerky and some trail mix and refilling my camelbak.
My trip load out will be 1 gal fuel in rotopax, 1 camelbak Talon, beef jerky and mixed nuts, 2 100oz bladders of water, IFAK and rain cover for Talon.
Nav will be iphone with swconnect in back ground, with Rever app as a secondary tracker and for Maps/Nav. I will be teathered so no battery issues, maybe some cell signal loss. Since I have downloaded maps on Rever, Co Pilot, Sygic, Scenic and other map apps I am not to worried about that. Paper Map and memory as a back up to that.
Riding gear will be Triumph Taloc leathers, HJC RPHA Venom helmet, Alpine Stars gloves with BMW backups, Triumph boots.
Paperwork, I have the forms printed out and will have my Lovely Bride witness my departure and arrival. I have a pen and tally book ready for notes and observations and to keep the CGR's, Photos with the iphone.
With the sun at my back and mostly daytime riding and avoiding the rush hours I hope to be able to pull this off.
I will be back on land hopefully tomorrow and will start getting more familiar with swconnect and attaching photos and such.
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:00 PM   #45
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My trip load out will be 1 gal fuel in rotopax
If you find yourself needing to use that, be sure to record it on your fuel/mileage log.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:25 PM   #46
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Spotwalla link, no data yet. I will start it in the morning.

https://spotwalla.com/embed.php?id=1...ult&refresh=no
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:06 PM   #47
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Good luck, be safe, and enjoy the adventure
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:25 AM   #48
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Thanks all. Weather is nice and it looks like a go.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:50 AM   #49
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Good luck, Carl.
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Good luck out there, ride safely.
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I corrected the spot walls link
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:38 PM   #52
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Re: Planning for my first SaddleSore in Sept.

Hopefully he had much better weather than I did. He's on his return leg.
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Re: Planning for my first SaddleSore in Sept.

Almost back in the barn.
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Hes rocking this one! Way under time. Yall distance riders amaze me. Im a 500 mile on a good day guy
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Hes rocking this one! Way under time. Yall distance riders amaze me. Im a 500 mile on a good day guy
The SS1000 isn't so bad if you put your mind to it and are as efficient as possible.
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Hes rocking this one! Way under time. Yall distance riders amaze me. Im a 500 mile on a good day guy
Yep. He's rocking a 16 hour SS1K right now.
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Looks like he's completed his ride. Kudos and welcome to the insanity. Now, get some rest and then put your paperwork together tomorrow when your head is more clear.
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Back home, safe and sound.
1047 miles, 15 hours 21 min and 12 seconds. Avg Speed 68 and I ain't saying what the max speed was.
Time for a beer and a ice-pack fer ma butt.
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Thanks all for the well wishes.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:44 PM   #60
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Congrats for making it home safely. Now for the hard part, the paperwork!
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