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Just returned home, 1044 miles in 23 hours, from our condo building in San Jose, CA to Henderson, NV, and back. Took the missus with me so she qualifies for it too. I'll detail more later but it's almost unfair how easy 1,000 miles is in 24 hours on this bike.

Now to get all the paperwork together and get it validated.
 

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Just returned home, 1044 miles in 11 hours, from our condo building in San Jose, CA to Henderson, NV, and back. Took the missus with me so she qualifies for it too. I'll detail more later but it's almost unfair how easy 1,000 miles is in 24 hours on this bike.

Now to get all the paperwork together and get it validated.
You averaged 95 mph without a pee break. No cops in Cali?

Anyway, congrats. cheers
 

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Nope. The overall average was more like 70-75 mph. We took breaks every two hours or roughly 165 to 170 miles. On the highway, I was running between 85 and 90. And, yes, plenty of cops. No tickets. Six hours of sleep last night.
 

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You averaged 95 mph without a pee break. No cops in Cali?

Anyway, congrats. cheers
HA! Just saw the error and changed to 23 hours. Clearly, I'm a bit out of it! :ltr:
 

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One bummer was that I had adjusted the air shock for the ride and, obviously, didn't get the cover back on sufficiently. This is what happened in the first two hour block...
 

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CONGRATS MAN!! great job!!! thumb up
 

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And here's the route we took...
 

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One bummer was that I had adjusted the air shock for the ride and, obviously, didn't get the cover back on sufficiently. This is what happened in the first two hour block...
bummer about the side cover, but very cool! I have been itching to do this myself... have a few 600 mile days, don't see doing another 400 as a problem at all...
 

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was that 6 hrs sleep inside the 24 hrs? if not, seems the butt burner gold (1500 miles in 24 hrs) would be close to impossible...
 

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was that 6 hrs sleep inside the 24 hrs? if not, seems the butt burner gold (1500 miles in 24 hrs) would be close to impossible...
Yes, but it's a little deceiving. We did 1044 according to my XC's odometer and it was probably even further, more like 1055 according to Google maps, and that's not counting the side stuff like to and from gas stations off the highway. We had our own food but stopped a couple of times, breakfast and one break when we went extra long, so really we had a couple of hours of non-riding, maybe another 170 miles of potential travel. Knock off a couple of hours of sleep, four hours total, and you could do it. But, that's under ideal conditions, which we had; we had no traffic problems, we weren't pulled over for speeding and the weather was perfect.
 

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Just received our SaddleSore 1000 certificates!

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beings I live on the Big Island of Hawaii I can't get more than 300 miles without repeating my drive! Going to California in September, wish I could bring the bike!
 

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So where do I ...

Get a certificate if I could do such a feat? My brother in law and I are riding from Indy to the four corners in August. Want to track miles so any advice on where to find these certs is welcome.
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Get a certificate if I could do such a feat? My brother in law and I are riding from Indy to the four corners in August. Want to track miles so any advice on where to find these certs is welcome.
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John
Congrats Jagular, our group just submitted paper work a week ago, hope to see q quick turn around like yours!

Johnah5,
Rules are pretty straight forward, links at the bottom. Map it in Google, ensure if there is a shorter round between your turning points (example: changing highway 64W to 81S at Staunton Va) you document with a fuel stop or pitstop. We emailed a couple questions about ours and got fairly quick responses. There is also a list of certified on their page of riders that will sign for your departure and arrival as well. A good plan makes it flow and I will say we were tired after our 1000 but it was a good time too. Lookin forward to the next one!!

http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/getdocument.cfm?DocId=1
 

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beings I live on the Big Island of Hawaii I can't get more than 300 miles without repeating my drive! Going to California in September, wish I could bring the bike!
what part of california? if so cal, you can rent a bike from Brea Victory... I'll do the ride with ya!

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Hope you at least stopped at Casa de Fruita, on the way home, for a bottle of wine to celebrate.
We definitely should have!

We're considering doing a 50CC (Coast-to-Coast, 50 hours) later this year, maybe early fall, and we'll be taking our time returning. I'll be asking for points of interest from everyone, if we do.
 

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I'm planning on doing a Saddle Sore at the end of August from so cal to Denver. 1173 miles thru Phoenix where I'm picking up a passenger. It's gonna be a fun weekend!
 
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