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Has anyone done one of these? The site has a story about a guy doing one on his ninja 250.

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Care to expand on that?

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Yeah, I did the IBA thing when I was riding the ST1300. Did an SS1K (1000 miles in under 24 hours) and a BB (1500 miles in under 36 hours). I have a buddy that did the 100CCC Ride last Fall (San Diego to Jacksonville back to San Diego in less than 100 hours). It's fun, challenging, and then you wake up.

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I do not think 1000 miles is all too dificult with the right equipment. I have never tried for one, but I will ride straight to Tampa and never really think about it. That is 800+.

H_Ryder made that trip on his RC, Kudos to him, but on the Tiger, it is cake.

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Yeah, I did the IBA thing when I was riding the ST1300. Did an SS1K (1000 miles in under 24 hours) and a BB (1500 miles in under 36 hours). I have a buddy that did the 100CCC Ride last Fall (San Diego to Jacksonville back to San Diego in less than 100 hours). It's fun, challenging, and then you wake up.

What was your route for the SS1k ?

Also, the way I understand it, when you do a bun burner, you have to do the first 1000 in the first 24, IF, you have not already done an SS. I would think that a BB would be easier to do were it not for that little fact, yes?

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What was your route for the SS1k ?

Also, the way I understand it, when you do a bun burner, you have to do the first 1000 in the first 24, IF, you have not already done an SS. I would think that a BB would be easier to do were it not for that little fact, yes?
I did a giant loop around New York State: Rochester -> Buffalo -> Jamestown -> Corning -> Binghamton -> Albany -> Plattsburgh -> Watertown -> Syracuse -> Rochester. It came out to 1,065 miles if I remember right. And you can do the SS/BB rides in one shot if you want. You need to average 60 MPH, with stops, and the toughest part is the documentation (remembering gas receipts) and fatigue. Comfortable gear, cruise control, music, energy bars, and water are must haves for those long boring Interstate miles.

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Ouch! I bet he fell asleep on his previously cozy ST1300. Yesterday after hiking a few miles, it was a tough staying awake on the ride home. Next time I'm listening to some rock and roll music.

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long boring Interstate miles.
not sounding like a lot of fun! I had friends almost fall asleep and have that problem that Asnyc posted. I just dont get it, a good long ride with plenty of rest stops if needed is fine but having to get there by a certain time just makes riding and protecting yourself against other idots that much harder to me! That said i'm sure some people are made for staying alert with no sleep it is just not me!! Good Luck dude!!

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I had trips of 550 and 800 miles last summer on my '84, not the most comfortable bike. Looking forward to logging some miles on the 919 this year.

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not sounding like a lot of fun! I had friends almost fall asleep and have that problem that Asnyc posted. I just dont get it, a good long ride with plenty of rest stops if needed is fine but having to get there by a certain time just makes riding and protecting yourself against other idots that much harder to me! That said i'm sure some people are made for staying alert with no sleep it is just not me!! Good Luck dude!!
It's an endurance challenge. And some of these guys are so hardcore it's scary. Last year's IBA Rally winner rode 13,200 miles over the 10 days on his ST13. No thanks. It was fun to try, but I'm riding for the journey not the finish.

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I did the SS1k on my PC800 last August. It rained 70% of the trip. The worst part was the last few miles dealing with traffic in Atlanta, Georgia! I am planning a trip to Denver, CO this summer, but will probably only do 800 mile days and split the trip in half at a motel.

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It's an endurance challenge. And some of these guys are so hardcore it's scary. Last year's IBA Rally winner rode 13,200 miles over the 10 days on his ST13. No thanks. It was fun to try, but I'm riding for the journey not the finish.
I have to agree the only timed rides i can get into are on the race track. When i'm on the street i don't even want to see a clock, besides you got the sun and moon to tell you what time is... it's day time or it's night time

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Wow you can barely tell what that thing was. Where is the rear tire?

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I do not think 1000 miles is all too dificult with the right equipment. I have never tried for one, but I will ride straight to Tampa and never really think about it. That is 800+.

H_Ryder made that trip on his RC, Kudos to him, but on the Tiger, it is cake.
I thought we were 70 miles short of 1,000??? Damn that was a long day.

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