And not THIS weekend, but NEXT you'll find an infestation of us in Allen TX for the weekend. Come on out and take a look at some very well farkled bikes: http://www.ironbutt.com/texas/Average riders look at Iron Butt Riders like they are crazy. Iron Butt Riders know there's a whole nuther level of crazy out there. Those guys plan their vacation time around how many certs they can complete. They plan out rides that aren't even certified. One of those guys is on the FJR forum. He's done the four corners gold or something and a ton of other rides. He rode from his home in the Miami area to Austin just to ride along with a guy doing the SS2K and then turned around and rode back home. He headed out one day and alternately turned his spot tracker off and on many times to spell out "FJR" across the state of Florida. Whole nuther level of crazy.
I think I got the hotel room about 10 - 11 pm, and got my start gas receipt about 8:30 am the next morning.Incidentally Texas T, I may have missed it but how much downtime did you have while waiting out the weather and how much spare time on the end did you have?
That was my third BBG attempt. The first was Phx - Las Cruces - Hardin MT. I think I made it, but didn't send in the paperwork and don't know where it is. If I can find it and it looks good I'll submit it.You sure got your certificate back quick. You going to try for the BBG next time?
I was told by another rider that you can't certify two different rides with the same mileage from the same ride, so whomever handled my paperwork cut me off in Tallahassee which gave me in excess of the 2,000 miles needed, yet done in under 48 hours.Thanks. I haven't found out yet why they capped the SS2K at 2,177 miles instead of the full 2,373.
I wanted to ask but thought improper...since you brought it up, What was the total for this 50cc. not counting your obvious extracurricular vacation activitiesSomeone had asked about fuel costs for the ride.
16 fuel stops including the beginning and ending stops.
$219.80 total cost
Lowest price = $2.439 in Scott LA
Highest price = $3.899 in San Diego CA
Total gallons pumped = 76.446
Avg gallons pumped = 4.777 (capacity is 6.5-6.75 depending upon what source you use)
Most pumped = 5.888 gallons
Least pumped = 3.339 gallons at Buc-ee's in Luling because I had never (although living in TX for almost 20 years) been inside one.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
For just the 50 CC the cost is above. The only thing to add to that would be the hotel in Kerrville (probably about $90) and misc small purchases of jerky, 5 Hour Energy, water ($20).$$$, moolah, bones, dinero, cashola to rock-an-rola.
Average riders look at Iron Butt Riders like they are crazy. Iron Butt Riders know there's a whole nuther level of crazy out there. Those guys plan their vacation time around how many certs they can complete. They plan out rides that aren't even certified.