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post #11 of 18 Old 12-12-2018, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Received some “goodies” Monday !!!

Still awaiting news from my multi-state run to the MITM ‘18.
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Well done FB, how did you find it?

I thought it was fine while riding, not fatigued at all despite having little sleep the night before. When I finished and got home (another 175 miles) I slept for 12 hours!!!

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And now a not so excited Harley XL1200T Sportster Superlow rider, but it is 100kg less weight!

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This one, the SS1000, was the first I had attempted. Looked over my ride log just now, and I see that I made 11 stops in the 1,095-mile trip. Took right at 21 hours. Between knowledge gained on this SS1000 and my trip to College Station a couple weeks later, learned that I could safely endure right at 200 miles nonstop on fuel and on my butt. Less than a month later, on my MITM trip, covered the SS1000 portion, 1,116 miles, in 19hrs09min, on 6 stops. Rode on and completed the BunBurner 1500, 1,582 miles, in 27hrs54min, on a total of 9 stops.

The BunBurner was quite grueling; the SaddleSore, not so bad. My problem with the BunBurner was I wasn’t sure I could go because of the hurricane coming up the Gulf, and the front that was sweeping west to east that was forecast to blow the hurricane away from our meetup area in NC. Woke up at least 4 or 5 times that night checking the weather, and actually only got about 4 or 5 hours sleep. Then rode almost 28 hours straight, 400 miles of it at night in hard rain, and then stayed up at the lodge about another 6 hours after arrival. Works out to about 38 hours awake on the heels of 4 to 5 hours of not-so-restful sleep. I definitely do not suggest anyone do it how I did, but I survived, I should have a certificate soon, and I have a story!
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Got some more goodies in the mail today!!
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Frontis, the way you earned this certificate is nothing short of a legendary story. Who in a somewhat rational thinking state of mind rides his motorcycle a grueling 1,000 plus miles through a HURRICAN !!! and than decides to take a detour from your destination (MITM) just because your hunger for miles was not satisfied yet. I'm honored to have met you and truly enjoyed listening to your stories and singing at the bonfire. This certificate is out of reach for the average motorcyclist like myself, this is only earned by the toughest riders around. Congratulation Frontis, on this well deserved recognition.
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Good work. Hope to do the same thing this year?

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Jorg - thanx for the kind words.

I’m wondering who in their right mind would wanna buy a m/c resort and turn it into a haven of questionable goings-on for CTX riders. Then I suddenly realized - probably many more of us than just you and Steve!!!!

I appreciate all the kudos. But mostly I want the rest of you to seriously think about stepping out there and trying some of these rides. Age is not the problem. Have seen plenty of folks complete 1K or 1.5K rides in their 70’s and 80’s. Any of you guys and gals can do this. You have an EXCELLENT steed on the CTX1300. The planning is really the key to it all. I encourage any of you even remotely contemplating one to go ahead and do the planning, and one day when you get a chance - get ‘er done!! You won’t be sorry!!!

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