To get my cert, I did mine under the Moonshine Lunch Run supervision last year. Left Detroit at noon after a half day at work, rode to Lebanon, MO, grabbed a room for 4 hours sleep and rode back to Casey, IL to get signed off on the finish. All done by 9:45 AM and cert handed over at 4 PM over coffee. To be fair, I've ridden some pretty long days prior to the run, so it was just filling the squares and paying the money.
One piece of advise I've not seen yet. If you're not feeling it, stop the ride, continue at your own pace and try again later. It's better to break off than not come back.
--Tom IBA #41627
sleazy rider screwed with this post 01-13-2013 at 10:08 AM