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Old 07-08-2004, 09:15 AM   #31
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Default i missed the point then too

i admit i didn't study the article, but i felt his tone was definitley squidly in nature. did he say what he allegedly did wrong? i must have missed it. i took i that he was saying the iron butt people were a bunch of gomers.
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:17 AM   #32
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Default Re: Girl and Ducati Monster Ride Coast to Coast in Under 50 Hours!

Sir, yes sir!
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:24 AM   #33
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Default Re: i missed the point then too

According to him, they took his title away because he admitted to speeding along desert roads outside of Las Vegas (perfectly safe, and absolutely mandatory to keep up with traffic), and doing some wheelies down freeway ramps. For the Iron Butt people to take away his award for speeding is hypocritical. Any of them that say they don't speed on their endurance runs across Nevada, Utah, Montana, or any other desolate place in this country are liars, plain and simple.
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:44 AM   #34
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Default Re: Girl and Ducati Monster Ride Coast to Coast in Under 50 Hours!

100- 130 miles in between stops- thats crazy.
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:58 AM   #35
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Default Re: Girl and Ducati Monster Ride Coast to Coast in Under 50 Hours!

Not crazy, but maybe she has some sort of bug deflector. I usually have to stop about that much due to the damn bugs on my face shield. Gets hard to see through all those squashed carapi. Though I usually go tank to tank between stops on some trips if I can. Maybe I need a squeegee system...
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:06 AM   #36
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Thank you kpaul. I know the IBA has rules, but no matter how they spin it, they're basically promote riding-while-exhausted. That's their whole idea, their purpose, their reason for being. The big ol' Iron Butt Rally is just more of the same. What is it, these days -- 10 consecutive 1000 mile days or something?

Don't get me wrong, I'm mightily impressed by this girl's feat. But I'm also impressed by those packs of squids who go wheeling down my local freeway. Some of them have fantastic skill, but the fact is that they're doing it on a public road.
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:07 AM   #37
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Thanks! That means I saw her last race at the Sacramento Mile last year when she won the special Silver award. Good way to go out.



I wonder if that was also the last Sacramento Mile I'll ever see.
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:10 AM   #38
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Default Re: Girl and Ducati Monster Ride Coast to Coast in Under 50 Hours!

So if we look at the math:



2800 mi / 50 hrs = 56 mph avg.

But she said she stopped every ~115 miles.

2800 / 115 = So she stopped ~24 times for gas, etc. Assume ~5 min. for gas (and other needs).

24 * 5 = 120 minutes lost to stops.

30 minutes out for "sleep"



I'm gonna round off to an even 2 hours lost to make the math easier and to assume other time lost.



2800 mi / 48 hrs = 58 mph avg. speed.



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Old 07-08-2004, 11:12 AM   #39
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Damn - I meant assume 3 hours lost so 2800 / 47 = 59.5 mph. An even faster tiger...
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:42 AM   #40
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Default Re: Political B U L L S H I T

Now I'm offended. Change it again.





Wait a minute, just had some sand in my va...





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