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Old 10-15-2018, 09:25 PM   #1
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NEW! Long Distance sub-forum

Tourmeister has given those of us who are a little "off" our own little corner of TWT. You can find it under General Discussion > Specialty Topic Forums > LD Riders. Many "normal" riders find what we do to be crazy, nutty, stupid, boring, etc, etc, etc, so this is a place for us to hang our hats and talk about the very topics that cause others to look at us and roll their eyes.

This sub-forum is primarily aimed at the Long Distance / Endurance / Iron Butt / Touring rider, whether they are experienced and want to break bread with others of their ilk, or they have a strange desire to learn more about this very small microcosm of the Motorcycling community.

Come on down! No experience is too bland, no question is too stupid. Learn from others, teach others, or just plain relate to others that have the same addiction.

See you there!

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Old 10-15-2018, 11:18 PM   #2
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Re: NEW! Long Distance sub-forum

Well this sub-forum should be fun!

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Old 10-15-2018, 11:58 PM   #3
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Re: NEW! Long Distance sub-forum

Originally Posted by Texas T View Post
to be crazy, nutty, stupid, boring, etc,:
Not necessarily a bad thing
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:07 AM   #4
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Re: NEW! Long Distance sub-forum

You couldn't print enough money to get me to do that hyper distance stuff - I'm pretty sure the Lord put a 450-mile daily limit on my rear end. But hey, I'll read, watch, and cheer you on.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:00 AM   #5
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Re: NEW! Long Distance sub-forum

Great, I hope to add a bit to that one.

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Old 10-16-2018, 09:04 AM   #6
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Insanity loves company or something like that.

Long touring days around 600 miles are about as far as I'm 'comfortable' with these days.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:12 PM   #7
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Re: NEW! Long Distance sub-forum

Great idea to round up all the 'crazy' riders...
Will certainly be reading the contributions.

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Old 10-17-2018, 03:32 AM   #8
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Re: NEW! Long Distance sub-forum

I did almost 400 miles in one day on my new Super Tenere last week... and that was not very fun.

But... I'm no stranger to 1000+ miles non-stop on the Wing.

I'm heading into the new forum!!

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:53 AM   #9
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Re: NEW! Long Distance sub-forum

ya got your Honda riders, ya got your Harley riders,ya even got your Beemer riders now we got the distance riders.....kinda neat, don'tcha think?
ain't it what life's about? Diversity!
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:39 AM   #10
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i have ridden about 650 miles in a day twice and I think if I did not have Shinko 705's on the Vstrom I probably could have gone further but I have no idea how guys ever do these bun burners and stuff. Definitely takes a different type!

I think my issue is I like to stop and see stuff, eat food, chit chat. I had one ride I showed up for once and the ride leader proclaimed he hoped everyone brought their lunch because he wasn't planning on stopping to eat anywhere. I should have bailed then... OH well, lesson learned.
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