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1st Unofficial Iron Butt Ride

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  1. ByteN2it

    ByteN2it Well-Known Member

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    Just finished sending in all the documentation in to the IBA for yesterday's 1,113 mile ride by my trip odometer. I'm doing the Whispering Giants Grand Tour http://teamstrange.com/2015/whispering_giants/index.htm
    and thought I'd include a Saddle Sore 1000 in the tour. Rode from Fort Collins, CO to Red Lodge, MT -bagged my giant and headed back home via Billing, MT. Total time was 18:33. It was a good day for a ride, weather was cooperative,skies were very hazy from the forest fires to the west, and the Vision was flawless. The North side of Chief Joseph Highway was fresh chip & seal so I couldn't be very aggressive at all on that stretch & further down the road they were herding several hundred head of cattle down the highway-there were cow pies everywhere. Beartooth pass was as nice as I've ever seen it-the lakes & ponds were like glass. Washed the bike & went for a ride this afternoon and I can't believe how good I feel-I thought I'd be sore but it felt like I was sitting back down in my favorite chair and it wanted to go somewhere again. Great way to break in a new tire and get those pesky whiskers off. Now I just have to wait a few months to get the ride certified. It was a lot of fun-great way to spend a day off. See you on the road. IMG_1644.JPG IMG_1645.JPG IMG_1649.JPG IMG_1651.JPG
     
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  2. wcato3

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    awesome ! Next time see if you can do it in 10 hours:biggrin:
     
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    Congratulations!! Looks like a scenic ride!
     
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    So jealous! God made some beautiful country out there. I hope to see it on two wheels someday
    Congrats on the (pending) IB!
     
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    Well done indeed.
    And you washed the bike and went for a ride. A true biker.
     
  7. 1stVictory

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    Bear tooth highway is one of the dozen highways in the U.S. that were built expressly for tourism. They offer no commercial advantage at all. Thankfully, there are no trucks on it to get trapped behind. I hate trucks.
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Congratulations, how exciting when you will get your first IBA certificate. I would love to do one of those... someday.
     

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