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Old 01-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #46
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doing that ride on that bike.........WOW!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #47
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Thanks for the ride report. I had to share it with a friend who has a Vision. - David
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:05 AM   #48
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doing that ride on that bike.........WOW!
Thank you!
I'm trying to be the first to do some some more extreme IBA rides on a Victory. Currently I have 5 "firsts" on a Victory.
I am hoping to try a few more.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:17 PM   #49
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Amazing ride and thanks for posting. I am curious as to what Dunlop tire and size you used?
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #50
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The rear tire is a 195/55R16 Dunlop Winter Sport run flat snow tire. I run 38 PSI.
I like this tire, the traction in the rain was amazing. The best tire I have used on a road trip.
Also worked great on the gravel and mud roads.

The front tire was a Dunlop E3.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #51
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Just got around to reading this...

WOW!

As a fellow VV rider, this is truly inspiring!

Thanks for sharing.



PS will be getting the run flat fitted to mine next.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:23 AM   #52
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Just got around to reading this...

WOW!

As a fellow VV rider, this is truly inspiring!

Thanks for sharing.



PS will be getting the run flat fitted to mine next.
Thank you!!
Riding a Vision did add to the challenge and the Vision 8-Ball is another inch lower than the standard Vision.
I probably did the Dalton Highway slower than most.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #53
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Late to the party, but glad I came.

That's an incredible story you lived.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:46 AM   #54
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Good job , Nice info ......Thanks !!!
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:45 AM   #55
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The rear tire is a 195/55R16 Dunlop Winter Sport run flat snow tire. I run 38 PSI.
I like this tire, the traction in the rain was amazing. The best tire I have used on a road trip.
Also worked great on the gravel and mud roads.

The front tire was a Dunlop E3.
Hi Rollin,
great trip and RR. Well done. This tyre info is just what I've been looking for. I hope I can get the same tyre in 17". The edges look pretty well rounded too.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:34 AM   #56
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Hi Rollin,
great trip and RR. Well done. This tyre info is just what I've been looking for. I hope I can get the same tyre in 17". The edges look pretty well rounded too.
Regards,
Mark.
Thanks Mark!
The Winter Sport worked well on this trip, the E3 didn't have great traction in the mud but it did last the full trip.
I'm planning another off pavement trip on the Vision and I'm going to put a dual sport tire on the front. I will be using another Winter Sport on the rear.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:00 AM   #57
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Rollin,

I'm another fan impressed with the great rides you've done.

The thing I don't understand is the Iron Butt pace. It seems like you can't really enjoy the "journey", while you're main focus is crunching miles, staying awake, and not running out of gas. I'm sure that you've had moments when you really want to stop at special places to soak in the view? It reminds me of people who travel to amazing locations for their jobs, and only experience the place from a conference room and the window of an airplane.

Do you argue with your subconscious about what's more important as you pushing against the clock? Maybe you make a point to stop there on the trip back home?

I think I'd have a hard time "staying in the race" while passing so many tempting places to stop. Especially after you've already proved yourself on so many previous endurance rides before.

How do you do it?
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:07 PM   #58
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Rollin,

I'm another fan impressed with the great rides you've done.

The thing I don't understand is the Iron Butt pace. It seems like you can't really enjoy the "journey", while you're main focus is crunching miles, staying awake, and not running out of gas. I'm sure that you've had moments when you really want to stop at special places to soak in the view? It reminds me of people who travel to amazing locations for their jobs, and only experience the place from a conference room and the window of an airplane.

Do you argue with your subconscious about what's more important as you pushing against the clock? Maybe you make a point to stop there on the trip back home?

I think I'd have a hard time "staying in the race" while passing so many tempting places to stop. Especially after you've already proved yourself on so many previous endurance rides before.

How do you do it?
Thanks Glen!

I really enjoy the IBA rides. I like the planning and preparation and it's a nice feeling when the plan works!

I do keep moving but I think I have still been able to see a lot and meet a lot of people. I also do a trip with my wife each year and that trip is done at a much slower pace.


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Old 01-08-2014, 09:48 PM   #59
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Awesome ride!

I did my 48/10 in '13
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945244


The UCC is the current plan for '14... on the Street Glide. That belt guard is a really good idea... need to figure that one out.

What kind of rear tire were you running? I can't make it out the specifics on it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:26 AM   #60
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Awesome ride!

I did my 48/10 in '13
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945244


The UCC is the current plan for '14... on the Street Glide. That belt guard is a really good idea... need to figure that one out.

What kind of rear tire were you running? I can't make it out the specifics on it.
Thank you!

The rear tire was a 195/55R16 Dunlop Winter Sport run flat snow tire and it worked well in all of the road conditions.

The lower belt guard did add peace of mind when riding on miles and miles of gravel roads.

Nice job on the 48/10, I enjoyed your story!!

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