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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by brewmike, Feb 27, 2016.
Throttle turns both ways.....(just kidding) I rode a 17 701 and was completely impressed.
Great ride reports, you guys are animals I can barely get a little over 200 miles and my ass is burning. I ride with my bicycle shorts and a Gold Bond dusting, helps but still not great. A sheep skin pad is next on the list to try and up daily mileage......200-250 just wont cut it. Miss the Humboldt and connecting areas since I moved.
Its a good thing not everyone commits a quad murder over a girlfriend problem,the odd thing was how the cops at the time almost made a point of not pursuing the issue,both perps left the area after minimal attention and are now deceased,but the case is still open.
After a certain point it hurts so good... my daily best is 1400 miles, Denver to central Ohio non stop. 24 hours.
You're a madman!
Whoa. Dang. Ive done some 14 hour blow outs getting home at 11:00 at night but no 1000 milers. I guess doing half dirt/half pavement stretches things out time wise.
Technically I stopped for an hour to take a nap in Odessa, Mo. LOL. Once you reach the numb butt stage you can go indefinitely! I do have 3 positions. .. feet up on the crash bars, standard, and scooted all the way back with feet on the passenger pegs. Start getting sore in one then switch to the next!
I would be hard pressed to ride 1400 miles in 24 hours, even if I split the 24 hours up over 3 days
I like the long flat seats like streetbikes used to have,slide all the way back,scoot to the middle,sit way forward,and standing up to let the air blow by regularly. The DR650 seat is like this,also has legroom with lowered footpegs,comfy wide bars right where I want them.
But it doesnt have the magic turbine smooth 4 cylinder like the 1250 Bandit. The DR and I once rode out to Death Valley from Chico,then rode 3 days of rocks in DV,then rode home 630 miles,gas/food stops only going out and back. I think it was 1600+ miles all told. DR may not be the ultimate distance bike but once Im on it and used to it, it just goes.