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Old 05-01-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Nothin' quite like Publicly Announcing your intentions to Speed Feloniously across our Nation's Heartland................

N.Y. to L.A. in <35hrs = ~80-85mph FOR 35 HOURS (average).
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:47 AM   #2
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Not a damned bit of difference in this or the Iron Butt Rally. This guy is at least telling the truth.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:57 AM   #3
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Not a damned bit of difference in this or the Iron Butt Rally. This guy is at least telling the truth.
You ought to attend Eagan's time management seminar some day!
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:57 AM   #4
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Not a damned bit of difference in this or the Iron Butt Rally. This guy is at least telling the truth.
For comparison, the Coast to Coast ride sponsored by the IBA has a 50-hour limit. And the standard route, which is much shorter than the NY-LA route in the Cannonball, runs from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Diego. A 50CC (as it is known) is much more comparable to the pacing of the Iron Butt Rally than the Cannonball. Hmm, about 2400 miles in 50 hours - do it right and you can get about 7 hours sleep in the middle. Not so bad.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:08 AM   #5
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Yep, 3.5 hours of sleep per day for two days. No sleep deprivation there! Of course you will observe all speed limit laws the whole way too.
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Anyone doing a 50CC sleeps at the end of the second day too, honey, so it's 7 hours of sleep PER DAY. And your idea that people need to speed is way off base. Let's subtract that seven hours from the 50 hours allotted for the CC. That's 43 hours to do 2400 miles. You need to average 56 miles per hour. Hardly speeding, even if you consider the time spent on gas stops. Remember, trained long-distance riders can get in and out of a gas stop in 4 minutes.

As I've said before, you don't know anything about the IBA or its goals. All you have is misperceptions. Too bad.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:42 AM   #7
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Sorry there Sachi, but your 'facts' are a bit off cause in your calculation you only get the other 7 hours of sleep AFTER you are done. Sleeping 7 hours per day would make 14 hours of sleep in 50 hours. A day in a normal persons' life is 24 hours, so I still think I can count correctly. If you sleep 7 the first 24 and 7 the second 24 then you only have 38 hours to complete the 'race' and that makes you have to average 63 mph, which there is NO WAY to average without speeding when you consider gas stops, eating, shytting, speed zones, traffic, construction and the like. Makes it look like sleep deprivation or speeding to me. Too bad you have to misrepresent what really occurs to show the politically correct face on this nonsense. The funny part is that you act like I have never done anything like this. I have ridden multiple 800+ mile days many times, and I know how long real travel on real roads takes, so please cut the bullshyt on this. I know you are a lawyer and you have to try to prove black is really white, but you aren't fooling anyone but yourself on this one. Sorry.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:10 PM   #8
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Actually, averaging 63 mph for 24 hours is done fairly frequently without undue speeding. True, you can do it only on freeways (or other fairly empty straight roads with a 65-up speed limit, and it helps if you are on the west side of the country, where things are less crowded. But I've easily managed WELL over 63 mph for many hours on some of my rides. With a five minute gas stop every two hours (for a small tank) it takes only an overall average of 66 mph to keep your speed over 63 - like I say, when you know what you are doing, and that means how not to waste your time, it's not that hard.

I'm sure you've ridden long days. But you clearly do not know how to manage your time on your rides, so you don't think it can be done. I practice on every long ride I take, so I know very well what I can do and what it takes to do it.

By the way, anyone who pulls out the "political correctness" nonsense has, in my opinion, shown that he doesn't have any valid arguments.
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Yep, 3.5 hours of sleep per day for two days. No sleep deprivation there! Of course you will observe all speed limit laws the whole way too.
Couldn't you just grab a sack full of cocaine and do it that way? What's the big deal?
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All I know is that my 52 year-old can won't stay in the saddle for more than 90 minutes at a time.

I'd get a better seat, but my legs and neck (and most everything else) are screaming for a break at about the same time.

And don't get me started on what it's like if it gets cold, like below 55 degrees!
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