How I Failed My Way into 2 Iron Butt Awards

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Slippy Chips, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Slippy Chips

    Slippy Chips Been here awhile

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    I think you're probably right. My surgeon seems to think the gangrene was probably there to a degree during the ride but I don't know if he's correct. I'm just glad it's gone now and I can day-dream about learning from my mistakes and making a second attempt!
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  2. JAORE

    JAORE n00b

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    Great writing.I made an aborted 50cc try in early 2016(mechanicalissue). Going to try again. I hope I have your wisdom if I come to that "push on or stop" decision.

    Love the picture of you, your wife and 3 happy young ones. I know that feeling, we have 4 of our own. All grown now. I took 12 years off riding due to the birth of the last one. Back on the roadnow, much older and, perhaps a bit wiser.
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  3. kwthom

    kwthom Touring Adventurer

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    <saw the pointer to this thread on the Ironbutt Association web pages...>

    Quite a story - quite an attempt. Kudos for not only the attempt, but the presence of mind to "ride another day"

    I had a similar opportunity open up about four weeks earlier. I'm still a bit remiss in writing the RR, but I did make a couple of stop-action videos of the riding I did.

    A total of four certs earned in a week and ~5000 miles of riding.

    I hope you get another opportunity to make that attempt.

    Ride safe!
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  4. Slippy Chips

    Slippy Chips Been here awhile

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    5k is a lot of riding! That's impressive.
    I am already itching at another attempt leaning on what I learned from the last attempt (and also being gangrene-free now)
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  5. mykaos

    mykaos n00b

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    Very well written RR. Thanks for elaborating so well about the various thought processes experienced :clap.
    Go be a DAD, you only have 1 shot at that.
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  6. kwthom

    kwthom Touring Adventurer

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    Two days to get 2177 miles to Jax by way of Whynot, MS, layover a bit, then the 50cc. Another layover (when the head cold started to kick me down) in SDO, then the ride home.
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  7. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    Enjoyed your ride :thumb
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  8. german996

    german996 to infinity and beyond....

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    such a great detailed, heart felt report, it is actually very inspiring, thank you I really enjoyed every word of it
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  9. TheRoss

    TheRoss IBA# 522

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    Great ride report! Thanks for sharing so much detail about your thought process, motivations, etc...

    Rule number one is always to stay safe, ride within your limits, and get home to your family safely. You did that. :clap
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