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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by fireman1028, Sep 18, 2017.
great job. It is less than a BunBurner to go.
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Fireman 1028, here is one of MY riding tips, to help you go farther, when you get a "little" tired.
At your next fuel stop, buy a small box of Breath Right strips, the nasal strips that some athletes use, to open their nasal passages when play sports. I use then every night, to help me sleep, so I don't snore. But I also use them on serious long rides, to help me breath through my NOSE, which helps me keep my mouth closed, so I don't get dry mouth.
Secondly, buy a bag of Halls Honey-Lemon cough drops. Not the ones with the liquid center, but the regular ones.
By sucking on a Halls Honey-Lemon cough drop, it is tart, so it brings saliva up into your mouth, keeping the mouth wet. The cough drops also help open the nasal passages, along with the Breath Right strips.
Each Halls cough drop is good for an extra 13.14159 miles......of clear headed riding.
This is serious info...not a joke.
Ride, Fireman, ride - lots of peeps out here pulling for you!
As of now, approaching Junction, TX.
3/4 of the way there.
Made it to Junction,TX.
Man, I am exhausted.
With my hard riding today, I have banked up enough hours to be able to get a full nights rest and still have a couple of hours to spare.
I was hoping to be 75% complete, but I will settle for 3/4...
Ugh...I can't sleep.
Reference my post from Saturday:
Today's the day you have to ride smart, not necessarily hard. By now, you're recognizing the difference.
For those again vicariously riding along, fatigue will be the fireman's best friend today - it'll be with him constantly, and his management of fuel stops - and rest stops, if needed, will be large today.
Full 6 hours of (hard) sleep and I am ready to get back at it.
Zumo says 19hrs, which factors in fuel stops(but not traffic) and I have 23 hrs to complete it in.
I will see this thing through..
Ride safe, brother!
I wouldn't be so quick to say your LD riding days are over after completing your 100CCC. When I finished mine earlier this year; it made me eager to push the boundary for the next level. I have my ride plan/route almost done for a 48 plus/10 next spring. Good luck, have fun, and be safe.
Hey there - yes, there are a couple of good threads over at the IronButt forum on that 48/10 topic.
Welcome to the insanity here!
Yep - reviewed them all and contacted a few members who most recently have completed the ride. The 48 state route is done; just working on which border crossing will be better based on planned date/time of arrival for the final push to Hyder, AK.
A fellow inmate and I crossed (North to South) this July in Osoyoos, BC. We were the only two vehicles at the station at about 0630. Beautiful ride along the Okanagan lake.
Fireman has cleared Houston. Must feel great to almost have Texas behind him (for the second time in about as many days). Ride, Fireman, ride!
Riding to AK will be a dedicated ride - like to take my wife with me on that one.
Speaking of ride - I see the fireman is still east bound--
How about a little traveling music?
Yes, I got through Houston safely. Hitting a lot of hard rainstorm. I feel like I'm in the homestretch now.
Houston was my biggest concern on the last leg
4000 miles down
Ahh memories of the nationwide 55MPH speed limit. You couldn't do a 1000 in 16hrs in those days without a whole lot of trouble.
Having done this a few times, and living in this state...I would highly recommend either the Sumas, WA. crossing, open 24 hours a day, or the Osoyoos, B.C. crossing, also open 24 hours a day. Avoid the I-5 (Peace Arch) crossing, and the Truck Route crossing close to Blaine, WA, as they have higher traffic, and are farther West than you need to be, to route up to Hyder.
Oh....go Fireman 1028...GO ! Almost out of that phat state of Texas.
Ride on sir!
Louisiana & I-12
Ride, Fireman, ride!