Pre-Approved IBA Great Lakes SS3K

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  1. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    I am organizing an IBA Pre-Approved Great Lakes SS3K that will depart & end in Coldwater, Michigan on August 17th. If heavy rain is forecast, the back-up date is August 24th.

    This will be a ride of approximate 3,013 miles that must be completed in less than 72 hours.

    You do the ride and I will handle the paperwork for you. No logs for you to fill out and you will receive your custom IBA Great Lakes SS3K certificate much quicker, also.

    Since the IBA considers this ride an "Extreme Ride" , you must already have your IBA number to attempt this ride.

    Check out the details at : Great Lakes SS3K

    I made some changes to the Day 1 & 3 Mandatory receipts, so hit your Reload or Restore button to see the latest changes.

    Also, a "fall-back" ride would be a Great Lakes 100. When you reach Duluth, you could take a shorter route back to Coldwater. It would take about 5 hours less and be 355 miles shorter. Also if you do the SS3K route, but it takes longer than 72 hours, you would also qualify for the Great Lakes 100 certificate. See the Great Lakes 100 rules at the IBA website.
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  2. FormerOilhead

    FormerOilhead Old Fart

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    I may be up for this.
    I completed the Great Lakes Challenge back in May of 2002. Clocking 2,423 miles in just under 55 hours. So the SS3K is doable for me.
    I'll give it some thought and see if I can logistically pull it off.

    Joe
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  3. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    Sounds good, Joe. You made good time !

    Hope you can work it into your schedule.

    I'm looking forward to riding HWY 11 in Ontario.
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    FormerOilhead Old Fart

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    Here is my route.
    Start and finish was in Eau Claire, WI.
    Weather was miserable. glc_route-big.gif
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  5. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    I did a similar route back in 2011 and we also went CW but dropped down near Toronto and then headed east to Kingston on the 401. At Kingston we took the ferry to Wolfe Island and then took the small ferry on the opposite side of Wolfe Island to Cape Vincent, NY. That was a nice break.

    We had fairly good weather until the last day. Had some moderate rain for several hours after we departed Dunkirk, NY ( spent night #4 there ) but it stopped before we reached Cleveland.
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    I also just added a Garmin POI File and a Comma Delimited File for the ride at the ride webpage , for all three days.

    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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  7. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    Also planning for the Riders to meet & greet ( if possible ) at the Coldwater Garden Family Restaurant between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm Wednesday, located about 0.4 miles west of I-69 Exit 13 ( Coldwater exit ).
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  8. Stizzlechips

    Stizzlechips Defective Gene

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    Jim and others,

    I have this ride on the calendar at this time. I will be making the attempt. However if it is moved for rain to the following week I will not be able to do it. I would have to move too many client meetings around and I am usually scheduled 6 months out. Lets hope for good weather i guess!

    For anyone who has attempted/done a SS3000, how did it go? I have only done SS1000's . And although I feel pretty decent after the ride, the next day I seem to be rather sore. I'm not sure how 3 days in a row will go. Also, I have a hard time winding down after a long ride and am worried about getting to sleep quickly. It doesn't seem like there is a lot of time to sleep in between. How do folks manage with the sleep schedule and long hours on the bike? Just curious.

    I will be looking for someone to tag along with on this ride. It seems like too long of a ride to be isolated on. I am looking forward to hearing from others planning on attending the ride.
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    tr0yy Been here awhile

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    wow and in another thread here I was getting grief for wanting to do a 600 mile ride in about 18 hours. I hope the same trolls don't hit this thread.
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  10. Stizzlechips

    Stizzlechips Defective Gene

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    600 miles in 18 hours is cake. That's how long it took me to do my first saddle sore 1000 mile ride. I wouldn't give you any grief on that.


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  11. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    Stizzlechips : How comfortable is your seat ? Are you using a pad, or beads ? A lot of Riders prefer beads, BTW. See : beadrider.com

    Do you have a set of highway pegs on the KTM ? Are you legs sore at the end of the day ?

    You are welcome to ride with my group. Actually, I'm anticipating a small turn out for this ride, like last year. Last year there were only four of us that started in Kzoo. The other two Riders started in different locations. And on Day 2 , two of the Riders departed Pembroke before Steve & I did.

    You need to maximize the comfort every possible way that you can ( and minimize wheelies, too !! ), and get as much high quality sleep as you can.

    Do you snore at night ? If so, you may have sleep apnea, too. I had a sleep study done a few years back and now use a CPAP machine. I should have done this years ago. I am getting much better quality of sleep now and I can get by with 6 hours sleep per night. My wife was telling me that I snored and passed gas at night. I thought she was just joshing me. Apparently she was correct about the snoring .
    :-)
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  12. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    I'm just about ready for this ride - got my new passport yesterday and have a new front & rear tire waiting to be installed in early August. Still have about 3K miles left on the current tires. Gotta get this ride done !!
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    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    Back in 2014 , four Riders that did the Yooper Madness ride finished the ride in less than 16 hours !! 700 miles of the ride was done on the two-lane roads in the U.P. Most other Riders finished in 19 or 20 hours. Those Riders had a much safer ride, for sure.
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  14. spareparts racing

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    Hello,

    I've been following this thread for awhile, because I hope to make it to the event! If not I'll probably make the SS in June at the Su. With some buddies.
    Im responding now, because of the KTM questions. As a R owner/slave and just did my first "OFFICIAL" (paper work pending) back to back BB's with some playing around in Texas in under a week in February (freezurary). I've also done multiple unofficial SS and BB (for some reason unofficial is easier) all with no h
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  15. spareparts racing

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    Sorry fat fingers,
    All without highway pegs, stock seat no add-ons or mods.
    In my opinion comfort is only relative to your experience or perceived expectations. Coming from a dirtbike my bike is a sofa
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    Stizzel , the best advice I can give is routine and schedule. You should have one and stick to it. Your body will adapt.
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    I don't have highway pegs. After the ss1k's the only thing that is sore is my knees and my rump. I plan to use a beadrider and better riding gear to get the ventilation and avoid some of the chaffing. Not sure if I can do much about my knees.

    Sleeping is not an issue once I get to sleep. Its winding down and getting there that I worry about. However after long rides I am sure the heat and exhaustion will help with that.

    As for wheelies, it seems my reputation has proceeded me.
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    Stizzlechips Defective Gene

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    Also, I just found out that I will be back in the saddle and able to ride. February was rough on the bike. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    IBAJIM Been here awhile

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    Bummer !! Ya, I would say February wasn't a very good month, especially for the KTM. Were you able to resurrect that KTM, or was it totaled ?

    BTW, I was having a problem with my knees too. I installed a footpeg lowering kit and that did the trick. The kit lowered the pegs by only about an inch, but that was enough to make a difference.
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    Stizzlechips Defective Gene

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    I just heard back on Friday that Frankenbike is alive! They pulled 1.5 gallons of water out of the engine. No major damage but it took 4 oil changes to get all the water out. I am waiting for them to put her back together and then I get to pick it up. It was an expensive day of offroad riding for sure.

    I may look into footpeg lowering. I have a little bit of time to tinker before the rides.
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