Attempt to beat John Ryan's UCC Record

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by YT Dave, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. YT Dave

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  2. larryboy

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    I've met John Ryan, the man is sick in the head. :lol3


    Go Dan Go!!!


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  3. Oldone

    Oldone One day at a time!

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  4. YT Dave

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    Dan is from Somerset, Pennsylvania and when you ride up north, you meet a lot of bugs and you wear a bit of mud.

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  5. squiffynimrod

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    OK thanks. Subscribed.
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  6. GAS GUY

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    Thanks for the updates, keep them coming.This will be interesting.
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  7. Bgunn

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    Long way to go and a short time to get there. Thanks for the updates.
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  8. c1skout

    c1skout Been here awhile

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    Good luck to Dan, Somerset is pretty close to me. He had a pretty good haul just getting to the starting line.
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  9. Yukoner2

    Yukoner2 Been here awhile

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    Sorry, but little do you know about the North,(yukon) Even though we get long daylite hours, the temps do cool off a night. Right now (in Whitehorse) we are getting great summer weather, +26 c this afternoon, but by morning, it will be about +7 or +8c. I get up in the morning and need to put the liner in my jacket, by noon it is too warm.
    Enough about that, hope the long distance ride goes good.
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  10. YT Dave

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    Blew a front tire on the bike earlier this evening and so the ride ended there.


    Cheers...
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  11. LE Trainer

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    You missed the important part... Rider OK?
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  12. twigg

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    Dan just posted to the LD Rider List.

    A minor incident ended the ride, but he is perfectly fine.
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  13. squiffynimrod

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    Bummer. But he's OK which is more important. Going to try again? He's not that far from the start.
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  14. GaryAK

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    ...RCMP truck dropped a rider off at the hotel we're staying in Ft. Nelson, BC around 10ish. Looked like the guy in the pictures - black textile pants & jacket, silver helmet, black tank bag and small duffel.

    We're on this ride report: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=888420 and heading back home to Anchorage.

    I'll see if we can spot Dan this morning and see if there is anything we can do to help, or at least offer some support.

    Gary
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  15. Jacl-Kampuchea

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    What are the speed limits in Alaska?

    If he averaged 73mph was that legal there and not cause him to be DQ'd under IBA rules?
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  16. twigg

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    There are no IBA "rules" regarding speed.

    All sanctioned IBA rides can be completed withing posted speed limits, and an attempt to break a record is not an IBA sanctioned ride.

    What Don said was that he was sticking to IBA guidelines for certifying a ride.

    For example .... If you submit any ride that exceeds 1800 miles in a 24 hour period, the Certificate will not state the mileage recorded.

    The IBA is dedicated to safe, long distance motorcycling, and they are unlikely ever to encourage attempts like this.

    When we go out on the roads, we are motorists, pure and simple. We are subject to all the prevailing laws, and "good sense" surely plays a part.

    Just my 2c. I have no involvement with the IBA other than a couple of certificates.
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  17. Bill 310

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    As a matter of interest what tires was Dan running ?
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  18. JustRon

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    I wonder how much time* testing blood sugar and taking insulin shots adds... especially in the cold?
    John Ryan is a type 1 diabetic, which makes any sort-of endurance event WAY more difficult. I know John wouldn't want that factored into his time, but I bet being diabetic probably added a couple hours.


    *I actually sorta know the answer, because I'm a Type 1... it adds a LOT of time. And, in cold weather, it's much worse.
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  19. Okie Preacher

    Okie Preacher Been here awhile

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    Updates???
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  20. wiseblood

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    You know John is an inmate here, right?

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=48990

    :deal


    Glad to hear your buddy is OK!
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