It seems to. The real test starts very, very shortly.
It all started here. K11 Owners Group :: View topic - Ofishul Hungry Dungee IV Thread - Tentative Dates 8/5-8/2011
And became this. K11 Owners Group :: View topic - Damn you gauntlet throwing Duck!
Here is the Spot Share page I set up for this trip.
SPOT Shared Page
There's nothing on there now, but there will be when I start moving
It's open access so you don't need a password.
My theme song for this ride.
‪Titan A.E -Valkyrie flight‬‏ - YouTube
So it's going to be an 18 day, ~9400 mile ride that will include (one)
Iron Butt 50CC (cross country from Jacksonville to San Diego in < 50
hours) and I might be able to squeeze in (two) Iron Butt Bun Burner
Gold's (1500 miles in < 24 hours).
I will also be pre-riding the DustyButt 1000 route which is a 1000
miles on dirt in less than 24 hour ride, weather permitting. Since
I'll be on my 1996 K1100RS for this ride, 1000 miles solo on dirt in
both day and night will be entertaining.
I'm hoping some Colorado folks might be able to join me on the DB1000,
but I'm not expecting it as it's a big commitment of time on short
I will be riding from DC to Jacksonville, San Diego, Seattle, Mount
Rainer, Grassy Valley CA, Gerlach NV, Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado
Springs, Fort Worth, Springfield MO then back to DC.
The 50CC is the same one I almost died on in 2007. I want to
re-attempt it and this is the first year I'm physically and mentally
ready to try again.
In 2007 while attempting an Iron Butt 50CC to raise money for the Make
a Wish Foundation I crashed at over 70 mph that resulted a severe
concussion, burst fracture T6 and T7, and fractures of T5 through T10
left lateral spinus processes. I got a chopper ride I don't remember.
I lost 9 days time and still suffer from memory issues and the damage
to my spine causes me chronic pain, esp. with riding. It's still a
small price to pay to give a little something to dying children. I did
raise $12,900 none the less.
I leave on 7/29.
Originally Posted by Etherelda
how does it work? I'm not good at science!