Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Rio Hondo, (deep South) Texas
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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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