IBA Pre-Approved All Yooperland SS1K

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  1. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    I am organizing an IBA Pre-Approved All Yooperland SS1K that will start & end in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on June 24th.

    You do the ride and I will handle the paperwork. No logs for you to fill out and you will receive your IBA Certificate much quicker, too.

    Check out the details at : All Yooperland SS1K

    If you re-visit, then hit your Reload or Restore button to see the latest changes.

    Make your reservations early !! The International Bridge Walk is also this weekend.

    If you do not already have your IBA number, go to the Iron Butt Association to learn more about the IBA.

    BTW, I am also offering a Lake Superior SS1K on the same date & time, that also begins and ends in the Soo. A Rider may delay the decision on which ride do, until Saturday morning , even if they pre-register for either ride.
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    Can a rider use his smart phone camera and then just email the pictures to you ?
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    Good question, Jeff.

    I thought about that possibility , but don't think it would be practical for me. Each picture file would probably be about at least 4 Mbytes, and there would be at least 5 and up to 8 pictures , for a total of 20 to 32 Mbytes. It would take a long time for me to download that amount of data from one Rider, let alone many Riders.

    But a Rider could transfer the pics to their computer and then burn them onto a disk and mail the disk to me ASAP after the ride. But any delay would hold up the process and delay the receipt of the certificates. That happened with receipts for a few of the last rides with several Riders that started nearer their homes. I think the Riders would like to receive their certs ASAP. And I must submit all the data electronically in one spreadsheet to the IBA.

    Question : Can you adjust the pic size ( number of pixels ) on your phone ? If so, what is the smallest pic size possible ?
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    Sent you a picture at 159KB. This was done by downloading a free app called "Send Reduced". When I sent it, I mentioned that it was the smallest, but I just checked the settings and I believe it may even be able to be dialed down to around 15KB. Anyway, check it out and let us know what you think.
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  5. IBAJIM

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    Even 159K would work just fine - it has plenty of detail. Now to get the Riders to use " Send Reduced" !!

    I'll make a change on the webpage about sending pics with a smartphone IFF ( If and only if ) "Send Reduced" is used.

    Thanks Jeff.
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    I noticed you did not supply a list of grid coordinates for pertinent locations; required photos or receipts, as you have done on the past rides. That always came in handy. Do you plan on adding that ?
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  7. IBAJIM

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    Jeff :

    There are two GPX files towards the bottom of the page. One for a bike that has a 160 mile range ( or more ) and a second for a bike with a 225 mile range ( or more ).

    You can download those files and then download them into your GPS , or open them into a spreadsheet to see the coordinates.

    EDIT : See my post below about using a POI file in your Garmin.

    BTW, the free version of Tyre for Travel is a fairly easy program to use and can download a GPX file into either a Garmin or TomTom GPS. And once a GPX file is loaded into Tyre for Travel, if you click on a route point, the coordinates for that route point is displayed.

    I would recommend Tyre for Travel ( free version ) to anyone who doesn't already use a routing program - it's fairly easy to use and free !!
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    Thanks Jim. You turned me on to the Tyre for Travel last year. It does work well.
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    This ride sounds like a fun challenge. thanks for organizing these. I was hoping to do last year's lake Michigan circle tour you put on but family circumstances I could not make that one.

    Hopefully this one will work out for me.
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  10. IBAJIM

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    It was brought to my attention the International Bridge Walk is also on June 24th. So make your reservations early !! I added this info to the ride webpages.

    FYI - Initially, I was planning for the ride to start & end in St. Ignace , but then switched to the Soo because the St. Ignace Car Show is also happening this weekend.
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    I just made my reservation at the Budget Host Crestview. Besides our group, there is another MC group showing up that weekend ( and the Bridge Walk crowd ) , so the rooms will go fast. ( $79 plus tax for two double beds ).
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    I also just added a Garmin POI File and a Comma Delimited File for the ride at the ride webpage.

    I noticed a few days ago that Tyre to Travel would load the GPX file into my GPS, but I couldn't find it using the GPS controls, but when I loaded the Garmin POI File using Tyre to Travel , all the waypoints were in the "Extra's" location.

    The Comma Delimited File can be inputted into a spreadsheet to see the GPS coordinates if you want to enter the coordinates manually into your GPS.
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    Jim,

    I already got it on the calendar and my hotel booked. I am still up in the air on which ride I will be doing. They are both so tempting. Can we register for one and change last minute? I know that wastes paperwork for you. Just curious. If not, I may wait till last minute to register.

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    No problem Steve !! That's an advantage of offering these two ride at the same location and date.

    I'm anticipating that there may even be a few Riders that change their decision after the dinner Friday, after meeting some of the other Riders. At dinner I'll announce that Riders may do that, if they desire.

    For me, making the change is just a matter of cutting and pasting the Riders info from one spreadsheet to the other for submission to the IBA.
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    Glad to see this one on the schedule! Never rode the area before and it's a fantastic way to get it done! Thanks for posting this one.
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  16. IBAJIM

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    It will be a great way to get introduced to the U.P.

    We will be hitting a lot of the high points, but some will be missed due to time restraints.

    I couldn't work in ( among others ) Big Spring, Piers Gorge, Picture Rocks National Seashore, Porcupine Mountains State Park, Pine Mountain Ski Jump, Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill, Iron Mountain Iron Mine ( in Vulcan, MI ) , Quincy Copper Mine in Hancock, Delaware Copper Mine in Delaware, Soo Locks, National Ski Hall of Fame ( in Ishpeming ), and H-58 ( Michigan's Mini Dragon Tail ).
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    That is precisely the reason to spend a couple of extra days in the Upper Peninsula - after completing the All Yooperland ride. You are already there, so might as well take advantage of the opportunity.

    Iron Butt rides have many redeeming qualities. One of which is the reconnaissance aspect of the ride. Getting to know the lay of the land. A general feel for the area. Places that grab your attention and compel you to make a mental note to return for further exploration.

    Or .... Sault Ste. Marie would be the perfect jumping off point for wandering north along the Canadian Lake Superior shore.

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  18. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    If anyone has a room they would like to share, please feel free to post that here. Rooms my be hard to come by as the ride approaches with the Soo Bridge Walk, and the big Car Show in St. Ignace the same weekend.

    There also is a MC Club that has their big annual ride the same weekend in the Soo. They will be staying at the Crestview. I hear the members are mostly police officers and they ride mostly HD's.
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    Sounds like the Warthogs.
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    Hmm .... Maybe a few of them would like to do a SS1K ??
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