2000 miles in less than 36 hours and Pikes Peak!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Rollin', Jul 10, 2011.

  1. vette

    vette Adventurer

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    Impressed that you did some of these rides on a cruiser rather than a tourer bike. I ran around the USA on a Harley Dyna for some years before getting a Street Glide than a Roadking. I would think that your current Victory is one of the better long haul rides of the bunch.
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  2. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    I've done several IBA rides, Great report and excellent ride reporting. They are addicting as has been said before..
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  3. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thank you!
    Climbing Pikes Peak was fun. I also had nice weather there. Sun, low 50's at the top and a light wind. Nice!

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  4. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thank you and good luck on the BBG!!
    I have done 2 BBG1500's and they were very different.
    On the first one I had no rain, traffic or construction and on the second I had 100's of mile of each! Made the ride very challenging,
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  5. sloater

    sloater Steve Segal

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    Rollin'

    Congrats and thanks for sharing! Great ride report! :clap
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  6. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    Thanks for the ride report. I haven't yet done an IBA ride, but I plan to, it's helpful to see what others have done.
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  7. TWT Rider

    TWT Rider Riiiiiiide

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    AWESOME share, truly awesome.

    Thank you
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  8. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    Congratulations, I recently finished my first SS1000 and I can only imagine how hard must be SS2000GOLD. Thank you for sharing
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  9. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Congratulations Karel!!

    Other than the 45 minute nap (break) on a wayside bench in Utah this ride was almost non-stop for 34 hours.
    I thought I would be able to do it quicker but the rain and construction made it more challenging!

    The ride details -
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  10. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Hat Trick -:D

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  11. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    i've just gotta say, that's one goddam good looking motorcycle. :D

    thanks for sharing!
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  12. Mudboot

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    LOVE your reports and photos. I'm seriously looking at Cross roads/Vision 8 ball for next ride. You've proven their durability (Victory) as well as your own!! Congrats

    Mudboot:clap
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  13. CheesyRider2

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    Congrats
    Love the report and pics
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  14. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thanks Mudboot!
    I have had 3 Victory's and have done long IBA rides on all of them with no problems. I have been very happy with my Victory's.

    I'm hoping to try another LONG IBA ride next year.

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  15. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Wow, very impressive! I've done a "bunch of SS 1000s," and one BBG (54 mins to spare), but I've never considered a BB2000. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Steve in So Cal
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  16. Utah Bones

    Utah Bones Gas X ready!

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    Great job!
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  17. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Rollin, how about the human side of the report. run us thru the fatigue timeline.

    Did your ass get sore, how about tired muscles and such. Did you every feel like you were falling asleep?

    What cruising speed did you try to keep?

    You make it sound like it was just a matter of just passing so much time. I know it wasn't that easy. :freaky

    Congratulations, BTW.
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  18. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thanks Pete!

    "I know it wasn't that easy............."

    Pete you're right. I think when I did all of the ride stories I made them seem easier than it was. They weren't.
    I might have found my limit on this ride. I did take a lot of breaks and that was part of the reason I almost didn't make it.

    No sore ass or tired muscles. I work out for months before the rides and that helps a lot.

    I try to keep my speed at no more than 10 over -

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  19. Ratman

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    I'm glad you came clean, John. :rofl

    I never hear the personal, body level, description of these extreme rides. They really are brutal, and the BBG and your recent rides are the hardest of the short term ironbutt rides.

    ...and all you guys reading John's report, who haven't done any of these rides, need to know that it's all about efficiency and planning. It doesn't take a superman, it just takes the desire to do it.

    .....although being a superman would help. :evil
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  20. Bill Lance

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    Great report and ride.

    I just submitted the documentation for a 2000 Gold---my first "extreme", as defined by the IBA, ride.

    I went to a hotel for about three hours, and was slowed twice by traffic back-ups from accidents. In the end, I only had 22 minutes to spare. Further proof that on the harder rides, every minute does count.

    A BBG is on my bucket list. A 48-10 is too, but work makes that a bit difficult at present.

    Congratulations on your accomplishments, and great ride reports as well.

    Bill
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