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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Shoganai, Nov 21, 2008.
Google maps says takin' the 7 to the 12 adds an hour but is 20 miles shorter...
I live in Glendive, it might have been better to just continue once she blew past the exit at Wibaux. Hopefully she isn't too tired. It will add a little different scenery to the route.
That's quite the push. I missed the little note about 3550 miles in the text of her itinerary.
Yeah, she would be the first woman to do it and only 19 men have done it....
She laid down in Billings... finally.
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr> <td width="100%">Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:18 pm Post subject: </td> <td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><hr></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">In Billings MO for the night.
Total time- 42:12
Moving time - 38:25
Steak at Texas Road House and Super-8 motel.
More at a latwr date.
Hugs to you ALL,
1993 K1100RS aka The Shop Whore
1994 K1100RS aka Blue Streak
The long road is a rainbow and the pot of gold lies there.
So slip the chain and I'm off again,
You'll find me everywhere. I'm a Rover. - JT </td></tr></tbody></table>
She just hit the Seattle area - right at rush hour!
Mystic Red, see you on the MotoBrick link. I guess that car on fire explains the smoke I saw last night to the east of Glendive. Glad she found the re-route through Baker MT, it was as good of a re-route as you could find.
Looks like she will make it to La Push tonight yet. Wahoo!
Blue Streak landed in La Push, WA at 1 AM EDT. Expressing it in EDT lets us quickly subtract and get 70 hours.
Depending on which SPOT spot is the real end point, she may have "finished" at 9:40 to 10:20 Pacific Time.
But she didn't stop; she went east a couple hours.
Yeah, she said it had just started and no one was going anywhere soon so she ran the shoulder wrong way and hammered the 7.
I'm just now getting back to this thread,
Thank you Grinnin for hosting me and posting the pic.
The final numbers are as follows.
Moving Avg - 68.1
Total Avg Speed - 59.3
Total Trip Time - 61:23
Total Moving Time - 53:28
Total Final Miles - 3639
Numbers for the Saddle Sore 2000 Gold
Moving Avg - 65.9
Total Avg Speed - 69.4
Total Trip Time - 33:23
Total Moving Time - 30:34
Total Final Miles - 2016
Moving Avg - 68.8
Total Avg Speed - 62.7
Total Trip Time - 42:12
Total Moving Time - 38:25
Total Final Miles - 2645
Ok..back to help Drake work on his bike.
Left Glendive at 12:33. Gwen is on her way.
Completed within the time limit.
This is the only gas station in Eastport, Maine, NOT a pay-at-pump station. They close at 2 on Saturday, but the owner came in to open up long enough to sell a soda and provide the all-important receipt.
Gwen wanted lobster and we went to the shore to find some. She made several calls to family and friends to let them know she was safe. For the next hour or two (after that pic) Gwen spoke of the things she saw and people she met and traffic she skirted. I cannot believe that I would be nearly so lucid.
The owner of the Milikin House found Gwen and I know the next hour or two after that would be talking with the owner, friends, and guests at the Miliken House.
Gwen gave no hint that her plans for the evening included sleep, collapse, or incoherent babbling.
Thank to all who supported me on this crazy ride.
Today I'm going thru pics and data.
Thanks to all who followed and supported my effort.
It was the hardest ride I've ever done and I didn't realize how hard until the day AFTER I was off the clock. With all the adrenaline gone there was almost nothing left to keep me upright.
I felt like I was hung over with no desire but for more sleep and no reserve to engage in any activity.
The ride from Eastport to Boston was the hardest and the next day home was better but not great. I stopped often to rest and twice for blown fuse issues that need sorting out.
Today I feel normal so I'll be replying to emails and PM's, working thru my pictures and cleaning the bike. I've already started a list of things that need to be addressed, repaired, modified or changed.
I'll also be going thru pics and compiling the data for the IBA Certs.
On a side note, I don't believe I could do another LD ride until I have my C6-C7 fused. I've put it off for several years now and as high a tolerance of pain that I have, this ride may have put me over the edge.
For 70% of the ride I was in mild pain (scale 5 to 6)
20% almost pain free.
But for 10% I was in tearful, writhing agony.
The nerve compression is causing deep, searing, unrelenting upper back, left shoulder and left arm pain. By the end at Eastport my left arm felt twice as heavy as my right and on the way home I could barely use it to pilot the bike.
I need to have 3 major surgeries over the next 24 months so I don't know if I'll be ready to ride out to visit Duck in 2015.
I hope so though and that is the goal I'm setting for myself. I also need to continue to loose weight and get physically in better shape.
Thanks for stopping by, Shogs. Glad you made it here and back in one piece. You're welcome anytime.
And congrats on your crazy-assed IBA rides.
(You also proved how awesome and reliable K1100RSs still are.)
Turn on your PM's...thank you.
I'm going to attempt to get this thread caught up today.
Prior to the ride it was a whirlwind of work on the bike and I'm sure I didn't document as well as I could have with photos so bear with me.
Without a doubt the installation of the real cruise control was the most daunting thing I've ever done and there is NO way I could have done it without the help from Steve.
I stripped the bike and together we roughed in the wires and cables. After everything was laid out I spent nearly 10 hours snugging up the wires and soldering.
First...RTFM...then re-read it.
I had to give up where I kept my CPAP charging system in the rear cowl.
I drilled a hole in the lower right corner of the cowl and fed the control cable thru it.
Here is the how we routed the control cable to the throttle bodies.
Here is it attached and the bracket we mounted to hold the bead chain.
We made sure the bracket and chain didn't foul with fuel lines.
Then the hard part...wiring the spider web of wires to the bike.
This is where I accessed the front brake wire.
Steve walking me through the process and we both double checked each other.
You'll see lots of temporary connections with tape but don't worry, it was all soldered later.
Then we accessed the rear brake wire.
Other pictures of wiring.
Starting to rough in the relays.
In order to be able to separate the fuel line coming for the AUX tank to the main tank I added in a disconnect seen here to the right of the fuse block.