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Old 05-26-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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you mainland guys are lucky...i can only ride around the island so many times in one day before i get bored...
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:04 PM   #2
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call me, I'll do it with you guys next time.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:14 PM   #3
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My brother and I did the SaddleSore 1000 last year.



1000 miles in 24 hours... but then again... we did it on a gpz1000 and a cbr1000... so of course... we slept for 7 of those 24 hours.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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It's all about making the tool work for you. Nice writeup of a cool experience that is something different.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:31 PM   #5
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Great article Ethan and nice pictures. Cool that you did it on the Buell, nice looking bike.... Thanks for sharing your story...
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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Ethan,



Thanks for the story. All of my best riding memories are in Arizona. You did a good thing!
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:46 PM   #7
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Iron Butt my rear, it ain't just the butt that tingles but other private parts as well. I stand in awe of someone who could do this on a Buell, good as they are. I once did 2,000 miles in 48 hours (Boulder, CO to Phoenix, AZ and return) but I was on a tricked-out (Corbin, tall screen, top box, tunes, heated grips, etc.) ST-1100, a machine made for this insanity. Lord bless us that are this stupid!
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:09 PM   #8
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Great job, Ethan.



I know the wastelands of the Imperial Valley very well. Not good for riding, but great for contemplating.



I'm also familiar with I-15 through San Bernardino County... You must've been misrable.



Glad you made it home safely and had fun along the way.
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:44 PM   #9
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Great story Ethan. My father lived in Mesa for many years, and I never tired of the stark beauty of the high desert around the Superstitions. It's too bad that your ride was sullied by the addition of the urban So. Ca traffic madness. With all of the surrounding empty roads that could have been part of the planned route in lou of the ride through Miramar, and the rest of that briar patch, the route planners were obviously part of the Marquis de Sade school of punishment. The fact that you did this on a Buell engenders my admiration for your accomplishment. 1200 miles on a Buell would be tantamount to twice that on a Goldwing. VWW
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:45 PM   #10
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Props to Ethan from a fellow Buell rider!



The knee bend on my XB9SX aggravates my tendonitis prone knee at times...otherwise the "clear air" and slightly forward body position seem to facilitate longer rides than you would think possible with that kind of bike. But still....an Iron Butt? I'll enjoy it vicariously...thank you very much.
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