Well, i have finally done a lifelong goal of mine and rode one of the Iron Butt rides. I did their "smallest" ride the Saddle Sore 1000 which is 1000 miles in 24 hours.
I left the Dallas area Sat at 7:35 am. My rough path was as follows
to Hot Springs Ar
to Little Rock
to Jonesboro Ar
to Memphis Tn
to New Albany Ms
to Jackson Ms
to Ferriday La
All told, I did 1040 in 24 hours. This included a short motel room stay somewhere in Mississipi. I actually dont remember where. It was dark and I was tired.
LOL, I also did this on the stock seat!
Unfortunately, due to a record keeping error on my part, I dont think I can get the ride certified by the IBA. I failed to get a gas receipt in Little Rock which was one of the 'corners' of my ride so I dont think they will accept it.
Oh well, I know I did it, thats all that matters. It was an amazing ride. It also taught me what to expect when I do another Iron Butt ride. I might try another Saddlesore 1000 and make sure I do the paperwork right. Or I might move up to the Bun Burner 1500...1500 mile in 36 hours!
For those who want more info on the IBA please check them out here.
And by the way, all I did to the versys the whole trip was lube the chain once. Unfortunately I have no pictures..no time to take any.