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Old 05-27-2005, 01:02 AM   #11
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Now that's inspiration. For any further ventures let me suggest fitting the handguards from the XB9SX(the funky new blue one.) For about $70 I have been able to help increase my comfort level every time I ride regardless of distance or temperature.
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Old 05-27-2005, 02:29 AM   #12
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Now that's the way to ride a bunch of miles safely: prescheduled rest stops, good riding buddies with good equipment and plenty of cold air to keep you awake. Still, that's a hell of an accomplishment on a Buell. I did a thousand mile day on an ST1100 and didn't like it very much.



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Old 05-27-2005, 03:09 AM   #13
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Ethan, you must have a butt of stone! In fact, ditto to all of you who have made the 1000 in 24.



In '79 I rode from Goodland, KS to ATL in one strike. Lets see...I was 26 years younger and it was tough then.



Hmmm, and on a Buell, too. Good job!
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Old 05-27-2005, 03:43 AM   #14
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Great job, Ethan. Another story worth the price of admission. It would be fantastic is MO started a weekly series on readers' rides. These are my favorite part of this site. How 'bout it, Sean?



Any guidelines for stories like this?
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Old 05-27-2005, 03:51 AM   #15
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Last 4th of July I rode 1002 miles in 17 hours on my 1999 ZX-6R which isn't exactly a couch. From Wilminton, NC to Cherokee, NC then from Cherokee to Front Royal, VA via the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, then from Front Royal to Woodbridge, VA.
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:01 AM   #16
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After reading that comment I thought I'd popped onto the Viagra website.



You should sell that line to their marketing department.
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:22 AM   #17
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I did that ride with another woman, starting from the San Diego checkpoint. It was a lot of fun, but we faced some incredibly gusting winds going across the Imperial Valley from Yuma toward San Diego in the middle of the night, which threatened to blow us right off the road at times. I had to stop a couple of times and get my nerve back! The winds finally died down at the top of the mountains, thank heavens.



The Iron Heart sponsors plan to hold another IBA ride next year. I noticed another one of the MOrons said he would join Ethan - no need to wait for a call, just sign up yourself! The website is http://www.ridefortheheart.com/.



FWIW, I rode a Honda 599, completely stock.
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:31 AM   #18
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That did sound like fun, We should nominate him for the GPTB. 1200 miles on a Buell living on Ibu's, beef jerky and gas station coffee? Hell I'll vote for him.
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:33 AM   #19
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Guess you should have wrote an artical instead of talking s**t about someone who did, huh?
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Old 05-27-2005, 05:37 AM   #20
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You da man, Ethan. As you know, I found the XB12R to be surprisingly comfortable, especially the seat. The pegs were a bit high and did cause some knee pain after a while. I know the S pegs are a bit lower but I'm not sure I'd want to do a thousand miles on it. You're a better man than I. Nice job.
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