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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2015, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Ontario 2015 Iron Butt 500

One could dream of nicer weather while scraping ice from my car ...

I'm sooo going to this one if it's confirmed
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Not too many details, like the starting point and route.
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Not too many details, like the starting point and route.
All details are on the web site http://bikefest500.com
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Looks like a great ride. Hope you get confirmed and enjoy it.

Always wondered if the IBA would ever create half of a Saddlesore ride. Glad to see a 500 miler.

Happy trails!
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I think that the IBA's more focused on longer distances ridden at a slower average speed - shorter ones have a greater chance of turning into high-speed sportbike rides rather than endurance rides, which is to say both unsafe and not entirely cool.

The BBG (Bun Burner Gold - 1500 in 24) and permutations thereof is about the hardest IBA ride for that reason - it's not about just twisting the throttle, but managing time, fuel, distance and planning, available light, food, fatigue, etc. The BBG just has the lowest margin for error as such.

They also like destination or themed rides. The 48/10 is the biggest, but there's also the Great Lakes, CC50, Trans-Canada, in-state/province Saddlesores, Heaven to Hell, Top-Down/Bottom-Up, Border-to-Border, etc.
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at the end i didn't go as they were calling for $hitty weather on Sunday and it was indeed raining for 2-3 hours along the projected route.
I did great ride just shy of 400miles on Saturday instead.
http://www.motowhere.com/maps/route/...ke-Placid-2013
with some detours around the Saranac Lake, Whiteface Mnt. (holy cow, $11 toll to ride to the summit, but great new asphalt surface)

nice area to scrub off those chicken strips
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I went to university at Queen's, very near there. Beautiful area to ride; I really should make plans to go up there on two wheels.
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Missed this because of a trip to the Adirondacks. Pecko, hope to ride with you this year.

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