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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by dino246, Nov 27, 2012.
I was trying to subtly be a killjoy. The "I just want to finish" entrants were weeded out of the IBR years ago, especially with the scoring system. There are plenty of other rallies that are good for this.
In any case, I want to be in the olympics next year. Will my Reeboks cut it?
Screw being subtle. I'm an IBA member with multiple certificate rides and rallies under my belt. I have no doubt that i couldn't complete the IBR. It's not something you set out to do on a whim.
Either the OP is just a little naive or the worlds biggest troll.
IME, running down the slab at 90+ gave my Girlie 30mpg. This was fully loaded. Mpg was in the 40's if kept under 80mph.
I am not doing the IBR in 2013 but 2015. I will be building upto it by doing the saddle sore in January, and othe one day ans multiple day rallys so that by 2015 I am ready. I am a novice but not naive.
I love my bike and it has many positive qualities, as a starter bike it will be fine. Now for the big rally we shall see how she does, I don't want to be first but I do think I can be competitive.
I will keep yall posted.
Please spend some time on the Iron Butt Association Website and Forums.
While I admire your perseverance and go get 'em attitude, I truly hope you understand that there is NO guarantee that you will be selected to ride in the 2015 IBR. Its not a "show up and ride" rally - its participants are chosen via lottery or raffle.
Alternatively, you should really consider taking part in some "Rallies" and not just certificate rides. There is a HUGE difference between the two. Rallies are more reading comprehension and deduction under fatigue and duress. That a big change from choosing a route and riding it.
I appreciate all of the positive encouragement and words of wisdom.
Also you can win a starting slot, by winning certain rallies held all over the country.
Also +1 on doing rallies, They are much more challenging than doing the certification rides. Think 3d chess game
Best of luck dino, don't let folks discourage you. Stay the course, stiff upper lip and all that rot, do the leg work, practice and plan. If you don't make 2015 then work harder and make the next.
I think something like 500+ people have done the IBA, why not you?
Ignore the "hatters" and go for it!