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post #1 of 6 Old 06-29-2013, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from first long ride.

I ride a Victory Vision and my buddy rode a Victory Cross County. We rode from Dayton Ohio to Ft Walton Florida and back. Trip took us three and a half days. 1872 miles, total trip. Overall experience was great

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Congrats man. If you're doing a long ride like that, that's two sweet bikes to do it on. I rode a Cross Country Tourer at a Demo day and I could see cruising a long way on the freeway on that thing. It had a great sound system.

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Congrats! Did you certify the ride with the IBA? If you have a beginning and end witness and all your gas receipts that ride could qualify as a Bun Burner 1500.

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Congrats! Did you certify the ride with the IBA? If you have a beginning and end witness and all your gas receipts that ride could qualify as a Bun Burner 1500.

IBA - World's Toughest Motorcycle Riders

That license plate shroud gets respect.

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No we didn't. I did keep my gas receipts though. We left Dayton Ohio 0330 the first day and blasted down I75 to 265, then down I65 past Bowlingreen Kentucky.We made it half way through Alabama until fatigue and the rain storm beat us up. The next morning we had to get off I65 and take back roads all the way to Ft Walton, it rained the whole time... Rested the rest if the day there. Got up early the rest day and took I10 along the pan handle towards I75. Get highway! We made it halfway through TN, before fatigue set in. Slept acouple of hours, the made it home. I defiently learned a lot about long distance riding. What takes six hours by car, takes eight on a bike. Having to stop more often for gas and to stretch/stay high drated. The full face helmet was a must, for wind burn and long sleeve under armor protected from sun burn. But protective clothing was a huge balance, with the triple digit heat

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Oops - my bad. I guess I'm so desperate for a long ride my dyslexic brain mistook 3 1/2 days for 36 hours. That's still a great ride and accomplishment though, especially in this heat. Carry on man.
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Oops - my bad. I guess I'm so desperate for a long ride my dyslexic brain mistook 3 1/2 days for 36 hours. That's still a great ride and accomplishment though, especially in this heat. Carry on man.
Hey Ken, my buddy reset his trip and hour meter right before we left. His bike numbers were: 1872.6 miles and 16.16 hours actually on bike. To be exact. The ride was defiently a bucket list. Hopefully next year, I can knock out another one. As long as the wife doesn't give me much grief and there isn't any deployments coming down the pipeline.

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