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Old 03-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #31
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Good Job!!

You made the LDRider list. Link was posted to your ride report and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The first one is the toughest and your's especially so but you managed to keep thinking even in extreme circumstances. I can't say I have faired as well over my IronButt career. Welcome to the club and I hope to run across you someday.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:30 PM   #32
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At this point I'd like to welcome all the noobs from LD-Rider.

Come on down to the basement, that's where the real fun is although some of you should just head right over to CS&M.

We could have a fun time taking bets on which LD-Rider inmate will end up in Head Explody first.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #33
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Congrats on an great achievement. When I did mine, it was on an '07. I can't imagine riding my 1983 Tempter on an SS1000, otoh, I just may be crazy enough. You proved it's doable.







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Old 03-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #34
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Maybe I should take some inspiration from this ride and try to do a SS1000 on my Ural. With the Concours it was like cheating.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:55 PM   #35
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Maybe I should take some inspiration from this ride and try to do a SS1000 on my Ural. With the Concours it was like cheating.
Nah! I wouldn't diminish the feat whatever it was done on.

You have to remember that I wouldn't have chosen those conditions if I had known :)

In my situation I just had to play the hand I was dealt, as well as I could.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #36
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I've been overwhelmed with the responses

Thank you all so much for your very kind words.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #37
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We could have a fun time taking bets on which LD-Rider inmate will end up in Head Explody first.
Already been there.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:18 AM   #38
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Ss1000

Cool write up. I did SS1000 in '01 on a Ducati with a chunk of hundreds of kilometres through the Canadian rockies, and I remember doing a bit of singing when it was raining then snowing for a while.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:40 AM   #39
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Cool write up. I did SS1000 in '01 on a Ducati with a chunk of hundreds of kilometres through the Canadian rockies, and I remember doing a bit of singing when it was raining then snowing for a while.
Oops, make that 2002. Must be getting old ...
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:12 PM   #40
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Great story. Your middle name must be "perseverance". After that cold ride, every other IBA ride will probably be far easier and take much less perseverance.

I like the bike too. My first 1000-in-24 was done on a '81 Honda CB750K with Windjammer fairing and lowers.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #41
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Congratulations on the ride and thanks for an entertaining and very readable account of your adventure!
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:00 AM   #42
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Congrats on finishing the ride .
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:38 AM   #43
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Congrats.....I did the 1000 and 1500 both in one shot this October riding in South Dakota.

Night time temps dropped to below 30 degrees at times....but admittedly I was cheating compared to your ride. My Victory Vision has heated seats and grips.....and I was using heated gear.

There is nothing like getting your certificate and putting that plate on your bike....
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:57 AM   #44
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Congratz. Sent the link to a few budds with older bikes. Hope your ride inspires them.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:51 AM   #45
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Twigg,

Nice job. Your perseverance and flexibility served you well, and your eloquence served us well through a most entertaining ride report. Nice job indeed.

I am also impressed with the support you received from Jodie. Good for her (and you)!

Excellent write-up. I look forward to your next report.

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