The whole country is basically gentle rolling hills and interstate with isolated patches of awesomeness. And it has to be a thousand miles (plus a little more for odometer accuracy) to be validated by the IBA for a SS1000. This isn't a vacation, I just got back from Colorado for that. This is just a test of man vs. road, machine, and time on some weekend.Looks pretty boring to me; it's all flat and interstate. Why? Seems to me you could spend the same time in the saddle (maybe less miles) on a route that had some better roads and scenery.
I could meet in Minneapolis after the first 1/4 on my own, and go 3/4 of the way together, then you would have to ride from around Sioux City (30 miles North of it) back to MN. Possibility I guess.Come start in Minneapolis and I'll do it with you! Don't have time to go to IA and back.
I've done 750, 800, and 850 mile days before on bike's that are straight from the factory, so 1000 on my V will be easy.What kind of prep have you done for this?
That's what I figured. Suck to go 10XX and not get it. 1200 . . .why not?I did an IBA Saddle Sore 1000 in March of this year. It was easy and fun. I completed it in 18 hours and 20 minutes, and I had one lengthy (45 minutes) stop for a meal. If my life depended on it, I am sure I could do one in 14 or 15 hours. My next endurance ride will be the Bun Burner 1500. I did "a loop" route. My bike is stock except for a Givi windscreen, grip puppies, and an OEM topcase. One caveat: shoot for doing 1,100 miles on your odo. I went 1099 miles according to my odo and my official mileage was 1043 miles. It would suck to come up 10 miles short because of odo inaccuracy....