My CCC100 (East Coast-West Coast-East Coast in under 100 hrs) Thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by fireman1028, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    I am planning my longest(and last) Ironbutt ride to start on September 30th, 2017.
    It is known as the the CCC100, which means Coast to coast to coast in less than 100hrs. It is known as an "extreme" ride. It is actually 2 separate rides coast to coast in 50hrs rides, but combined they make the CCC100.

    Why is it going to be my last? Why not? I will have completed one of the toughest Ironbutt rides and with being a business owner, I don't see being able to take more than a couple days off at a time to pursue a longer ride or rally. That and once I set a hard goal and attain it, I am ready to move on to the next challenge. I did the same thing a while back with running. I just decided one day that I wanted to run a marathon. Keep in mind, I am not a runner. I trained hard for 2 years and ended up running one of the largest(Marine Corp. in DC) and one of the hardest(Grandfather Mtn.) marathons.

    I have already set my next goal and started working to achieve it. My son and I just began Karate classes, with the goal of attaining a black belt. I also plan on building a track bike and riding more track days, with the goal of becoming competitive.

    Enough about me, now on to the ride:

    I plan on starting from Jacksonville,FL around 2:00am(est) Saturday morning, with the goal of making it to San Diego before 4:00am(est) on Monday. I have a motel room booked in Junction,TX for Saturday night, where I hope to be able to get at least 6hrs of rest and I have another room in SD for Sunday night/morning. I haven't booked any rooms for the return trip yet, in the off chance that I decide not to attempt the return trip in the 50hr window.

    I will be riding a 2013 FJR1300. I have it setup with all of the prerequisite LDR items;
    aftermarket seat, helibar riser plate, GPS, aux. lights, highway pegs, etc.
    I bought the bike earlier this year, with the sole purpose of LDR riding and this ride in particular.

    I think I have decided that once I complete this ride, I plan on selling the FJR and finding my track bike project.

    I will put a spotwalla link below, for anyone that wants to follow my ride. I also plan on updating this thread on a regular basis during the ride.


    Please feel free to ask any questions about the ride and if anyone has any completed or even attempted a CCC100, please let me know.

    Spotwalla link: https://spotwalla.com/publicTrips.php?un=fireman1028
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  2. LudemJo

    LudemJo Iron Butt Dreamer

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    I'll be following along.

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  3. sheffib32

    sheffib32 Adventurer

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    Good Luck bud, ride safe.
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  4. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    Hoping you have a safe ride fireman. Will be tracking.
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    Watching. What bike are you taking?
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  6. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    I will be riding my 2013 FJR 1300. I plan on doing a pre-start video going over the bike and the modifications that I've done to it. I will post that link on Thursday evening.
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  7. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    Quick video on my setup for my CCC100.

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  8. SnowGS

    SnowGS It wasn’t me, officer.

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    Inspiring. I’ll be following along.
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    Rad!!! Subscribed.
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  10. kwthom

    kwthom nOOb Retiree

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    I read the OP's post on the Ironbutt forum earlier today. Doing the 50CC was a challenge; doing it back-to-back is truly impressive.

    I did have a Spotwalla link for my ride, so I couldn't watch the ride as I did mine - so it will be interesting being on this side of the screen watching this.

    Subscribed!
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  11. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er

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    ^ I think I have a log in there. I should go check. :lol3
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  12. ShineySideUp

    ShineySideUp Been here awhile

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    Good luck! I like your ambition. Safe ride!

    N!
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  13. Bigbob1

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    Good luck to you. I will be following your spot link.:super :clap
    Ride safe
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    Ride safe! Will be watching!
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  15. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    In Jacksonville now. Already got my sand and witness signatures. Looking good for a 2:00am start time.

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    azdesertdad VN1600A "It's a Harley... compatible" -Mr. Furious

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    Godspeed Fireman.

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  18. kwthom

    kwthom nOOb Retiree

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    I really hope the OP is getting a decent night of rest - and as I write this, he's in la-la land NOW!

    I was sooooooo cranked up about my 50CC I did about a year ago, I think I was running on much less than four hours of sleep when I left. :yikes

    If there was one thing I wish I would have done better (oh, I did accomplish it...), it would have been getting a good night of sleep to start.
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  19. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    Just woke up from about six hours of sleep. Doing the normal morning routine stuff before I take off. Google maps shows me pulling into Junction at 4:16 pm cdt. I may end up pushing it harder to Van Horn,TX. I would hate to waste daylight hours not on the road.

    Updates to follow...
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  20. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Fireman1028, first and foremost, have a safe and successful ride. You asked if anyone had done a CCC100 before.

    Yes, others have, but I have done an IronButt 200 CCCCC. March 2003....Coast to Coast 4 times in under 8 days, or 200 hours. Certificate on the wall.

    My primary tip I will offer is.....when you get to the point of being tired...and you will...find a HUGE truck stop, a major brand truck stop, and pull into there...find a car parking space right next to the door where the truck drivers go into the building.

    Park your bike in that space closest to the truckers entrance....walk inside, and ask for a shower room. They may ask you if you are all "fueled up", to which you answer..yes. Get the key to your private shower room, they will also hand you a brand new bar of soap, and some clean towels. Go into the shower room...do your bathroom duties, and take a nice LONG hot shower. When you are done, put on some clean clothes, then go sit in the "truckers lounge room", which is a dark TV room, with large lounge chairs. It is quiet in there, and the lights are low. Find a lounge chair in the corner, and fall asleep in it. When you wake up, 3 or 4 hours later, that will be your power-nap.

    These HUGE truck stops offer every amenity that a rider needs...fuel/food/emergency supplies/repair items, etc.

    Then get on the road and finish your ride !!!!!! :ricky
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