I'm sure this has been hashed over and over and over but I sure can't find anything on it. I wondering what your thoughts are on preparing for the BB and SS rides. And yes I read all the Iron Butt words of wisdom and magazine articles. My bike is prepared and the rout is just about finalized. I'm looking to finish preparing myself. What I've been doing is increasing the distance of my weekend rides. I started off with the summer vacation ride from Goshen, NY to Cape May, NJ took a day off and than did a 200mi ride around NJ than the following day I rode back home. The following weekend I did a Goshen, NY to Binghamton, NY to Scranton, PA to Goshen, NY ride. Than the following weekend I rode from Goshen, NY to Cape May, NJ and back. That was 500mi in 8hr. This weekend I got lazy and ran from Goshen NY to Hartford CT and back. The rides are getting easier but I must say the boredom is HELL and getting worse. Any thoughts or suggestions? If your curious and want to plug it into Google maps to see the rout I'm planning. Start in Goshen, NY than Houlton, ME than back to Goshen, NY. I'll sleep at home and leave the next day for Cape May, NJ and return to Goshen, NY to finish the trip. A Saddle Sores 1000 in 24hr and an additional Bun Burner 1500 in 36hr. At least that's the plan.