The Successes and Failures of a Wanna Be Endurance Rider.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by NewYorkLuke, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Total mileage to date for 2019 (updated as often as I remember)

    1500 Miles
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  2. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Christmas is over, first one I ever got a ride in. Anxiously awaiting 2019 and the start of the Big Money Rally
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  3. Zencyl

    Zencyl Been here awhile

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    I believe they pushed the start of the BMR for 2019 to February. I will also be doing it for the first time this year. I did the TOH last year and really enjoyed it, hoping to get more sites this year.
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  4. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Yes you’re correct I think it’s now a February start date. Which means a better chance for us, in the cold Icy north, to be competitive
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  5. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Happy New Year everyone. I’m slowly off and running.

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    Starting mileage on my GSA
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  6. Zencyl

    Zencyl Been here awhile

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    Happy new year to you too. I started 19 off with 22 miles around town.
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  7. Nurse Ratched

    Nurse Ratched Been here awhile

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    I've always envied people who could maintain an obsession for decades.

    Unfortunately for me, I burn out.
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  8. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    I’m still here just away from the bikes at a work training.
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  9. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Starting mileage on my road glide IMG_3756.jpg
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  10. RoadRider13

    RoadRider13 Been here awhile Supporter

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    :lurk I'm in! I am a Iron Butt Voyeur. Wait that didn't come out right...
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  11. worncog

    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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    The NPT is a fun way to see America, and rack up some miles. If I had to make a guess, they take ~15,000 miles to complete and you see some of our great Nation in the process. I still have to visit Maine to finish up my Gold this round.

    Competitive rallying is addictive and can be pricey if you don't watch yourself. I dabbled in it for a couple years and then migrated over to the adventure touring side of the house.

    The seat is the most important element of the big mile stuff(initially), and especially the pillion if you are dragging one along.
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  12. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Glad to have you along.
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  13. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Yeah I just got an RDL for my road glide and the RT I bought has a seth lamm saddle I’ll have to see how I like that.

    I have already noticed the cost of rally’s adding up so this year will be a test run for me to see if I want to devote my bank account to it.
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  14. 15's Pop

    15's Pop Been here awhile

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    look foreword to hearing of your travels.
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  15. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Last night was my Last ride for two week. Getting Lasik this afternoon. Rode in the slickest snow covered roads I have ever ridden on. Definitely and an experience.

    Hang in there with me. I bet a guy at work I’d put more miles on my bike this winter then him on his sled. . .
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  16. Pdrhound

    Pdrhound Been here awhile Supporter

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    I wanna know how you like that Laam seat
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  17. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    I will definitely let you know. I should be getting the bike in March. I have been an RDL guy since I bought my first custom seat so I’m interested to compare
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  18. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Healing up from lasik. One more week until I am cleared to ride. Hang with me !
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  19. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Hello everyone who has hung in there. Got my bike back from some warranty work and got an email from the Big Money Rally that I will be getting a list of locations tonight . Let the fun begin
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  20. worncog

    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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    The Big Money Rally is fun. Did that one a couple years ago. It started an addiction that I finally weened myself of. I CAN get spendy for the bigger 12+ hour ones. Safe travels.
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