Just received an email confirmation from the IBA confirming the successful verification of our Great Lakes Saddlesore 3000 ! That is a relief; was hoping I didn't blow the mileage figures. Ended up with just a 38-mile cushion. A ride of that length could easily result in a calculation error during my initial planning. Glad we rode through Omaha and to Gretna, Nebraska for the insurance. I'm excited about receiving the SS3K patch; that has always been my favorite IBA patch; the shape, art, and colors all make for an appealing combination. The email reads: This is to Certify that in July of 2019, Jeff Smith rode his 2011 BMW 1200GS Adventure a total of 3,038 grueling miles around the Great Lakes of North America - the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth - in less than 72 hours! Mr. Smith’s stunning ride started in Detroit, Michigan and continued in a circular route around Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, and Lake Michigan riding as far east to Kemptville, Ontario and as far west to Gretna, Nebraska before returning to Detroit. This Great Lakes SaddleSore 3000 was conducted under very strict guidelines set forth by the Iron Butt Association. Only a handful of riders from around the world have managed to solve the challenges such a grueling ride involves. ************* Best regards, Lena Huizenga, IBA Verification lena.