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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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1000 Miles. One Day. Nevada. 9/15

On Sat September 15, Pashnit is hosting an official Iron Butt Saddlesore ride. I've signed up, who wants to join me?

Ride info: http://www.pashnittours.com/tour_10.html

Endless Vistas, roads stretching to the far horizon, vast emptiness. That's Nevada.

My planned route:
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=c...mra=ls&t=m&z=7

Note, you will need to bring a gas can with you, most of the gas stops are well beyond the Vulcan's onboard range.

Hope to see you there.

The journey is the destination.

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I just couldn't do it. The 500 mile/day trip last week killed me, I could not imagine twice that.

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GOOGLE maps says its 2,311 miles and 38 hours from where I live. so if I leave here thursday morning at 0000 and arive at carson city friday at 1400 then I would have done 1155.5 miles in 19 hours TWICE back to back. Then a nother 1000+ saturday.

I WOULD LOVE TO!!!!

But theres no way my school would let me take leave for that. And I dont think the wif would fund it.

other then that I'd be all over it.

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 12:34 AM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
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GOOGLE maps says its 2,311 miles and 38 hours from where I live. so if I leave here thursday morning at 0000 and arive at carson city friday at 1400 then I would have done 1155.5 miles in 19 hours TWICE back to back. Then a nother 1000+ saturday.

I WOULD LOVE TO!!!!

But theres no way my school would let me take leave for that. And I dont think the wif would fund it.

other then that I'd be all over it.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, if only I was younger.....

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Just noticed your in Pensacola.
Im at NAS Pensacola. Want to do some riding some time... we can keep it local for the older folks "Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, if only I was younger....." HAHA

But hey just PM me or can I PM you with some info

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...wanna do a long run w/o stopping fer gas ???...

http://motorcyclepediamuseum.org/ind...ews/107-videos

Beer keg fuel tank...






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Well y'know, opinions are like some other things, everybody has one...
Mine is, if you can ride a 1,000 mi. day you are either on a wrong road or superman's young son...lol... On the roads I like to ride, I consider a 200 mi. day a butt kicker, maybe a lil more stamina will come for me with age...lol...
Come on EQPlayer, you gettin old or sumpin, you still ride the goat trails don't you, and what are you ridin now that the VN is sold...???
PS-Quote by EQPlayer, "Straight roads are evil"...... I agree 100%+...lol...



BTW-Wolfie, a bit of velcro and a kinda firm cushion would sure help that beer keg & my back...
Have a good one...Old Dog...

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I live about 20 miles from Carson City. I have ridden most of this route at one time or another. Contrary to many peoples perception of Nevada, it is one of the most mountainous states in the country with over 300 mountain ranges. It is a series of montains and valleys all across the state.The highways tend to try to stay in the flat valleys as much as possible, of course. If you like long stretches of highway, this is for you. Watch out for livestock on the road, Nv is a open range state, If you hit a cow, you bought it, in more ways than one.
If you go, have fun, and more power to ya
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I rode from NY to Dallas once, nonstop (besides fer gas and BurgerKing)...thats around 2200 mi...23.5 hrs.... I was in my 40's then though, lol...and a 5 gal tank....



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I was in my 40's then though, lol...and a 5 gal tank....

Well, those of us over 50 would need a 5 gal bladder

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