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Old 01-25-2008, 01:22 PM   #17
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Iron Butt Status Update

[Originally posted January 12, 2008]

This is the first motorcycle ride I've taken that ran longer than a three-day weekend. After 2500 miles, the body parts that hurt are not the parts I expected.

My butt and my back are fine. The parts that hurt are:

* My outer ear canal, the part that holds the foam inserts of my headphone earplugs. Seriously. It's hard to wear these every day. Since I can't ride without earplugs (or music), this may become a problem. I have extra foam parts so I will probably experiment at reducing their diameter.

* My hands. After the two days of riding high-speed dirt south of San Felipe, my hands looked like this:



Fortunately, after a week of lounging on the East Cape, I now have big mean calluses where the blisters used to be.
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