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post #1 of 3 Old 08-27-2007, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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2007 Iron Butt Rally

The 2007 IBR is now in progress. You can read all about it here. Talk about hard core riding, these guys are unbelievable. I think HondaJim would do well on his 919.

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All the usual suspects are in there with the normal assortment of ST13's, FJR's, BMW's, at least one Harley, and even a couple of the new Kaw C14's. I got a kick out of the announcement on the first Bonus...in Hawaii!

But maybe the most interesting rider is...

The oldest is 81 year old Hans Karlsson, who will be piloting a 900 pound Gold Wing. To give you an example of how his age has been slowing him down, in the last 5 years Hans made a 32,000 mile trip from his home in Louisiana to the tip of South America and back; a 12,000 mile trip to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and back; a 7,000 mile trip to Nova Scotia and back; a 16,000 mile tour of all 49 continental states; another 16,000 mile tour of Australia and New Zealand, and a 26,000 mile ride around the world, during which is rode in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Russia, Mongolia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, and Ireland. Just last year, he rode 25,000 miles while touring in Canada, Europe, and Africa.

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They got nothing.

Actually, those guys get my respect. When my youngest is in college you're gonna see me putting some serious miles on. Until then it's all just practice.

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