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    Iron Butt Challenge
    on: July 10, 2019, 02:00:23 pm
    July 10, 2019, 02:00:23 pm
    Who wants to join me in trying this endurance challenge????

    for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, the the iron butt association (its a real thing ........google it ) consists of many distance endurance challenges, the entry challenge is called sadle sore 1000 ( and has nothing to do with a sexual act.....DIRTY MINDS :192: ) you have to ride 1000 documented miles with in 24hrs, some of you may be saying that's easy...... TRY IT!!!!!!!

    maybe if you live in a massive country.....like trump land  :150: where you have interstates for 1000 miles, BUT our little island you would have to do the entire length of the M6 4 TIMES & still have 80 miles left to go.......STILL THINK ITS EASY?????

    its takes military style planning for fuel stops ( will they be open when you get there??? ) how will you stay hydrated, eat, sleep or use the toilet

    your average speed needs to be 47mph, every time you stop @ a red light or waiting @ a roundabout its eating into your average


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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 02:04:27 pm
    July 10, 2019, 02:04:27 pm
    Not wishing to piss on your strawberries but what is the point of the exercise  :112:

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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 02:05:41 pm
    July 10, 2019, 02:05:41 pm
    Er... naw 🤣🤣🤣😜
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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 02:21:15 pm
    July 10, 2019, 02:21:15 pm
    *Originally Posted by Grahew [+]
    Not wishing to piss on your strawberries but what is the point of the exercise  :112:

    Just for the fun of it.......plus you get a cloth badge.
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 02:26:05 pm
    July 10, 2019, 02:26:05 pm
    Just for the fun of it :159:...........rather stay at home with a g +t  and be a miserable old git!   :150:.......plus its cheaper

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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 03:10:34 pm
    July 10, 2019, 03:10:34 pm
    Iron Butt has been around for decades and I've known people who have risen to the challenge. In my opinion, and only my opinion, it is a totally pointless exercise. I like to ride to places and see new sights on the way. The most I have done in recent years is about 800 miles in a day; the thought of 1000 miles fills me with dread and, at my age, I doubt I'd have the stamina. I'll leave it to you fit, younger ones.

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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 04:02:51 pm
    July 10, 2019, 04:02:51 pm
    *Originally Posted by neilb [+]
    Iron Butt has been around for decades and I've known people who have risen to the challenge. In my opinion, and only my opinion, it is a totally pointless exercise. I like to ride to places and see new sights on the way. The most I have done in recent years is about 800 miles in a day; the thought of 1000 miles fills me with dread and, at my age, I doubt I'd have the stamina. I'll leave it to you fit, younger ones.

    Agree with you Neilb I did 300 miles last Sunday around the coast of Wales, great day but well knacked when I got home! :0461:

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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 04:48:19 pm
    July 10, 2019, 04:48:19 pm
    Should anything unfortunate happen on your intrepid adventure, that would ultimately require the services of your insurance company....I do wonder how they would view it...taking into account fatigue and their perception of excessive speeds etc...the cynic in me says you might be up a 1000 mile creek without said paddle

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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 05:26:57 am
    July 11, 2019, 05:26:57 am
    I've thought about doing it. I'd at least be willing to have a go. Probably fail dismally but I'd have fun in the doing.

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    Re: Iron Butt Challenge
    Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 03:41:18 am
    August 09, 2019, 03:41:18 am
    I was thinking of this also.   Just for the kick in the head. 
    Probably plan 500 out and then circle back so I end up in my own shower and bed.
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