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Old 08-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Saddle Sore 1000

Finally got my certificate and pin!

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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Congrats! I'm gonna do one of those someday.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #3
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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Congrats....

I want to do one next spring....need to get prepared like Rocky.

A friend of mine who has a custom cruiser HD like bike wants to do it with me but the damn thing always has an issue. Plus I don't think he is taking it seriously. Doesn't think it requires much planning. I don't want to do it alone but at the same time I don't want to ruin my chances of a completion with a partner who is not up to the challenge.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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Kinda kills me. . .
I have done:
4 SS1k
a BB1.5k
a SS2k
and a BBG

And of course I have never documented them properly.

Really gotta do that sometime . . . the documenting part.

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #6
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Congrats and give us a ride report.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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Doesn't think it requires much planning.
It really doesn't require much planning aside from making sure your bike is up to it. Tires, oil, etc... Overthinking/overplanning it just makes it more of a task IMO. The key to making it easy is being relaxed the whole time. Planning every gas stop and every minute of it just makes you more tense.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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Congrats....

I want to do one next spring....need to get prepared like Rocky.

A friend of mine who has a custom cruiser HD like bike wants to do it with me but the damn thing always has an issue. Plus I don't think he is taking it seriously. Doesn't think it requires much planning. I don't want to do it alone but at the same time I don't want to ruin my chances of a completion with a partner who is not up to the challenge.
I don't think the SS1k takes all that much planning, really. If you keep the wheels turning, 1000 miles in 24 isn't all that difficult. I just completed mine a few weeks back, paperwork is sent & awaiting certification. (Ride report in signature. )
Thats not to say, if your friend isn't taking it seriously, that you should let him tag along. Your little group would only go as fast as the slowest rider, and stress isn't something that needs added on a long slog.

Good Luck! Write it up when you are done. I'm hoping for a bunburner gold next, now that one requires some planning.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #9
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Only plannning to think about is gas stops on major turns in your route and making your way through large cities. You dont want to plan to be going through DFW at 4 pm during rush hour.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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Choosing the route and picking gas stops is about all the planning required.

It takes a little less planning if you're running interstates, especially in the East.

Out West, it's a good idea to make sure there will be a gas station at your planned stop, especially if you're not doing the SS1000 on interstates.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:37 AM   #11
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Finally got my certificate and pin!

Congrats.

I've done a couple of documented SS1000s. Next on the list is the BB1500.

I think I'm going to do it on one of my sportsbikes and make at least 1/2 of it on 2-lanes, just to make it interesting...
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #12
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Only plannning to think about is gas stops on major turns in your route and making your way through large cities. You dont want to plan to be going through DFW at 4 pm during rush hour.
Or Houston.... DAMHIK.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #13
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Or Houston.... DAMHIK.

Houston is a fuckin ordeal. I got hung for 3 hours trying to get to Galveston. Traffic was stop and go from Conroe to La Marque and the temps were going to upper 90's.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #14
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Congratulations, hload! It is an accomplishment.

I did my last SS1000 (actually a combined SS1000 and BB1500) on my KLX:




I searched the IBA archives and found that nobody had done s SS1000 or a BB1500 on a KLX250S so I decided I would be the first.

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Old 08-09-2012, 07:28 PM   #15
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Congratulations!

Planning is a good thing. I enjoy the planning almost as much as the ride.

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