Iron Butt Adventures

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rollin', Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    :amazon

    Nice subtle jab at IBA rides on the front page.

    :flip
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  2. AwDang

    AwDang Long timer

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    Replied :)
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  3. Mwise12

    Mwise12 Adventurer

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    Now replace the words “cognitive tests” with “motorcycling”. I know posing this question is going to be controversial: do you still want to do an Ironbutt ride?

    Yes...... yes I do.
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  4. kendoo

    kendoo Been here awhile

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    I had no idea that was you with Lance. Nice meeting you and congrats on a successful first rally. Hope to see you at another soon. Ken
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  5. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    Was good to meet you
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  6. 1oldsickle

    1oldsickle been over there awhile

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    It was nice to meet you as well. Thank you I enjoyed the rally, and now I’m hooked :fpalm
    It was good to meet you, looking forward to the next rally.
  7. 1oldsickle

    1oldsickle been over there awhile

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    8 hours of sleep. Who gets that ? And yes I will do another and another and another
  8. Mwise12

    Mwise12 Adventurer

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    I've been a 6 hour guy for decades now.

    That makes me sound old.
  9. kwthom

    kwthom Retiree apprentice - willing to learn

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    ...or virile! :lol3 :jack :photog
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  10. Mwise12

    Mwise12 Adventurer

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    Let's go with that.
  11. kwthom

    kwthom Retiree apprentice - willing to learn

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    Your surname... :thumb:thumb
  12. 413Sean

    413Sean Been here awhile

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    Cant recall the last time I got 8 hrs of sleep. The author of the front page article would be perturbed to know the style of all of us around here, riding long distances perfectly within our own perameters of safety. Not too to bash on the guy but his article doesnt say much about the type of person he conducted his tests with. The iba type rider is a different breed in itself.

    As for me, couple times I've gotten a case of the yawns or feeling a little loopy after 28-30hrs hrs in the saddle, I simply pulled over to a place I felt safe enough to take a snooze or got a shitty room for the rest I needed.

    On that note, I'll continue on with iba rides
  13. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    Yeah, that article comes from some imaginary land. My wife, a nurse has worked many double shifts. The neurosurgeon who operated on my daughter last week had been awake for 20 hours when she cut open my child's head. When I was a cop it was common to work a night shift, then hang out in the courthouse all day waiting for court then get two hours sleep and head back out on shift. In another capacity I was working an armed standoff situation once where I had been away for 30 hours and managed to stay calm and focused enough to not shoot the wrong person when shit got hairy. Nowadays I work as a machinist and get 4-6 hours sleep a night and a moments inattention could literally cost me my life.


    Silly pansies have no idea what it's like.
  14. 413Sean

    413Sean Been here awhile

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    Goerge, I hope your daughter is better. All the best my friend
  15. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    Thank-you my friend.

    She's doing much better. She has a VP shunt from being born 3 months premature and every few years it malfunctions and they have to go in and fix it.
  16. neanderthaler

    neanderthaler Been here awhile

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    Praying for a full recovery Wyo. Does this mean she will need another surgery in 3 more years for the same thing?


    I didn’t read the front page thing. Research like this is total horsestuff. I could write the same research showing the opposite. I might be different from a lot of guys here, it seems. I get at least 7 good hours of sleep every single night. I almost jump out of bed in the morning. I fall instantly to sleep at night. The only time I stay awake outside my routine is when I ride, and I’m able to consistently stay awake & alert for a fair bit of time. I feel like I’m not a danger to myself or anyone else. I also don’t use caffeine except when I ride.
  17. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    Well, she may or may not. She’s eleven and has had four revisions so far with the thing. Two of them were close together, December 26th and January 2nd three years ago. Her neurosurgeon says that they can malfunction a day after being put in or they can go decades without issue. I’m really hoping it’ll be decades this time.
  18. Traxx

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    Praying for Her full recovery.
  19. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    Thank-you sir. I appreciate it greatly.
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  20. kwthom

    kwthom Retiree apprentice - willing to learn

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    So, for some of those that are new to this whole LD thing, the speed vs distance algebra can throw some people for a bit of a loop.

    hate to point to a different forum, but...

    https://forum.ironbutt.org/index.php?threads/speed-vs-distance-examples.3468/

    A brief explanation and examples on some of the more common ways to have variations in distance covered in a given amount of time.

    String 15, 16, or more of these hypothetical hours together, and you'll have an Iron Butt ride!