The Road to Hyder - 49 States in less than 10 days.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Rollin', Jul 10, 2010.

  1. VTWIN-The Real VTWIN

    VTWIN-The Real VTWIN ZEPHYR

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    That is AMAZING! Well done,

    How did your steed hold up under all that punishment? Did you encouter any unpaved roads or tricky riding on your quest?
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  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo KLUANE

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    Fantastic ride! How did the body & mind hold up? Any tips for longevity in the saddle?
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  3. mundobravo

    mundobravo Long timer

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    you are the MAN ! way to go
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  4. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    No problems with the bike. Just the broken headlight in Texas.
    The roads were great. No unpaved roads until I crossed the border into Alaska.

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  5. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thanks Hanzo!!
    The first 3 days were the hardest. It did get easier after that.

    I work out a lot before the rides. 60 situps a day for 5 months.
    Plus weights :lift and a treadmill and eliptical machine.
    I really think the situps give me the back strength to do the rides.

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  6. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    Simply an incredible feat!!! :clap

    We ran into the HyderSeek guys in 2009 on our way north. Couldnt believe that people actually did that type of trip. Heard stories of sleeping on picnic tables, etc.


    Kudos to you, sir!
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  7. hazpat

    hazpat cb rider

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    You Rock!!!:clap:clap:clap
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  8. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thank you!
    On this past trip I had a hard time finding a motel room in the northeast. All the motels were full!
    At one motel I offered the guy at the desk $50 if I could sleep 3 hours on the sofa in the lobby. He said no. :waysad
    I also slept on a picnic table in Utah. That was just a mid-day nap.

    On the 48 state trip I slept on a bench at a truck stop. Saves a lot of time.

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  9. BlueSkyGuy

    BlueSkyGuy Been here awhile

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    WOW. I can ride but ... whew. I aint never going to try that.
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  10. Bluesjammer

    Bluesjammer Adventurer

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    What was your diet like on the road. I always struggle with that when I'm out on the road, too much junk food.

    Steve
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  11. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    I thought the same thing and then one day ..........

    I was reading a ride story about a 48 state ride and the first thing I thought was "thats crazy!" and then "I wonder if I could do that?".

    And then the planning began.

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  12. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Diet? Not good.
    I had cereal in the morning. Dinner was truck stop food and it had to be something I could eat while pacing.

    Breakfast -
    [​IMG]
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  13. SgtMike

    SgtMike facebook.com/mikeraces

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    Elite Rider in an Exclusive Club!!! Amazing Sir, well done.
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  14. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Wow.. Very impressive ride... :clap

    What were your 5 best states for scenery?

    No tickets?

    Did you use music?

    Which areas of the nation would you avoid if not doing a 49r?

    You certainly have put down the miles on your adventure. What is in store for you this summer on the bike?

    Any recommendations for rain gear?
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  15. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Thank you!
    My favorite states on this ride were Idaho, Oregon, Washington, the ride through B.C. and Alaska.

    No tickets. I hold my speed to no more than 10 over. I have a CDL license so I don't take chances.
    Also watching for cops for 10 days would be too stressful.

    No music on this trip, I probably will on future trips. I did wear ear plugs.

    The east coast was nice but can be very challenging on a timed ride. A lot of traffic and toll roads.

    Rides for 2011. I am hoping to try another IBA ride that hasn't been done on a Victory. I'm still planning that ride.
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  16. IceCreamSoldier

    IceCreamSoldier suffering somewhere

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    very hard core! well done, thanks for sharing. :clap
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  17. fosters2

    fosters2 It is what it is

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    Thanks for posting all this good information. I finished back to back SS1000 and BBG 1500's over Thanksgiving, as a prep for the 48-10. I too started with the "that's crazy" thought, when I read about the 48-10. Then I got to thinking....

    I'm planning on doing the 48-10 in late April. I know that's kind of early with the potential for snow in a few places. But that's the only time that works until much later in the year. I'd rather ride in cold temps than the 90's.

    The cracked headlight reminded me that I need to put on a headlight and oil cooler guard.

    What did you use for a throttle lock or wrist rest? Not sure if the Victory has a cruise control.
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  18. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    I used a BrakeAWay throttle lock and the Cramp Buster wrist rest. Both worked great.

    [​IMG]
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  19. Joe?

    Joe? ...

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    :clap :clap Impressed doesn't begin to cover it.

    What is the range of the gas tank? And the aux?
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  20. Kodi

    Kodi Adventurer

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    Amazing trip:clap:clap:clap
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