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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #90 on: June 09, 2011, 05:56:25 pm »
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #91 on: June 10, 2011, 10:56:17 am »
I just put my route together and got start and finish times and miles. When I finished the run I was disappointed that I had not made 48 hours and went eight minutes over that mark. But I was so fatigued that I really could not think or do complex things like add and subtract so I re-worked the numbers today and I DID MAKE IT IN UNDER 48 HOURS! Eight minutes less in fact (math was backwards originally). Again, I have to re-check this and submit it but it looks like the CC 50 came in like this:

Rye, NY to Ocean Shores, WA
47:52 Hours
3102 Miles

I started the CC 50 in Rye, NY but had to ride there from home in RI which was an additional 3 hours. So the total trip really looks like this:

Coventry, RI to Ocean Shores, WA
50:03 Hours
3265 Miles

I am still recovering but it is going OK. I can walk just about normally now although still pretty slowly; I cannot even believe how heavy my feet are.... it feels as if I am wearing a 75 lb. shoe on each foot. I expect to be back to normal before the trip back although what condition I arrive in will be interesting. Maybe I won't be able to actually get off the bike but will just ride close to the garage, lean over to rest on the wall and rest for a while.  ;D

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #92 on: June 10, 2011, 12:31:47 pm »
I'm surprised you did not drop the bike when you finally finished.
Not many people would have the streangth to hold the beast up after a feat like that

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #93 on: June 10, 2011, 01:05:23 pm »
 :thumbs: Congrat's!
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #94 on: June 10, 2011, 05:01:14 pm »
that's why you need a winch to lift you up from the bike and a wheelchair to get you in the house!

i hear you about being brain-numb: when i was in the service i went to a pre-ranger course for nco's. we hadn't slept that whole first week and still had to take notes, learn the ranger creed/history, knots, and lots of land nav. when it was over i tried to read what i wrote and it literally looked like some toddler scribbled all over it!
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #95 on: June 10, 2011, 05:52:02 pm »
Rye, NY to Ocean Shores, WA
47:52 Hours
3102 Miles

Well, that IS 2 BBG's, back to back. :o No wonder arithmetic was difficult! ;D You should be able to get certification for at least 1 BBG in there along with the 50CC. Your route was the most difficult one as well. Worthy of a 50CC Gold! (If there was such a thing). Just think, if you took the Jacksonville FL to San Diego CA route you would have ridden 'only' about 2400 miles. In fact, you rode about 700 miles beyond that by using the Northern route! Again... congrats! :)
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #96 on: June 10, 2011, 06:19:00 pm »
WOW.  UNREAL.  I haven't even got the balls to try a SS1000 yet.  JEEZ man congrats!!!

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #97 on: June 12, 2011, 08:27:23 pm »
Am in Tacoma at the moment, and all is well. Brian

Congratulations Brian!  Quite a feat for you young guys. :) 

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #98 on: June 17, 2011, 01:52:10 pm »
Just to let everyone know, I will start toward home next Monday, 20 June. This ride won't be another CC 50 though and so will probably be fairly boring. But seeing as I still have SPOT and I will be using it so my wife can follow along, I will pass along the address of the new tracking page: http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=30444dfbaf665dece 

There will also be some planned stops along this route; nothing major and nothing too far off the direct line home but I would like to see a few things 'out here', at least on the way by.

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #99 on: June 17, 2011, 02:11:25 pm »
Have a great / safe ride. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #100 on: June 17, 2011, 10:15:24 pm »
So do you have a tentative route planned out yet to get out of Washington state?

Have you got your land legs back yet?

Are you planning on doing *any* sight seeing while you're over this way?

I'm still waiting to hear if there's a potential meet and greet in our near future, should I PM you?

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #101 on: June 18, 2011, 10:30:16 am »
Kind of- I am working out a route that is basically a line east but has stops and things to see along the way. Only a handful so far, and all in the west but it should be interesting.

Mostly. There seems to be some numbness that won't go away. Maybe I broke something. Maybe I am breaking in my butt for more long distance riding. Maybe that is the trick- once all the nerve endings are dead you can ride all day and night without any problems?

Yes, we have been out and about quite a bit but mostly by car. We did go into the city (Seattle) one night to see friends and rode by Puget Sound on the way home which was great.

Anyone can get a hold of me via PM or e-mail until tomorrow night. Heading back Monday morning. My wife is flying out of Seattle this morning, and of course it is raining here today and rain is also predicted for tomorrow, which is why I am riding out Monday.

It looks like I will ride by or stop at the Grand Coulee Dam, Beartooth Pass, Devil's tower, Mt. Rushmore, and people are telling me to stop and see Crazy Horse as well. Otherwise lots of I-90 and I-80 home.

Brian

So do you have a tentative route planned out yet to get out of Washington state?

Have you got your land legs back yet?

Are you planning on doing *any* sight seeing while you're over this way?

I'm still waiting to hear if there's a potential meet and greet in our near future, should I PM you?

I know, so many questions...
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #102 on: June 18, 2011, 12:04:24 pm »
Mostly. There seems to be some numbness that won't go away. Maybe I broke something. Maybe I am breaking in my butt for more long distance riding. Maybe that is the trick- once all the nerve endings are dead you can ride all day and night without any problems?

Wow, I didn't know how bad off you were.  Guess I could cut you some slack then.  ;)

I would suggest you pick up some kind of seat cover, either a gel pad, or maybe a beaded car seat cover that you cut down to size.  Anything to change the pressure points without drastically altering the existing seat profile.  Otherwise, after a day or two, you might be hating life.  And after all, we don't ride these beasts to be miserable, do we?

I came across a guy a few years ago who took a beaded car seat cover and cut it down to fit his bike, and claimed it was the best thing ever for distance riding.  He claimed it was easy to shift position a little when you felt an uncomfortable spot, and get a whole new comfortable feel.  His had small (1/4" to 1/2") beads, not the big 1" sized beads I've seen.  I haven't tried it, but for a few bucks, it seems worth a try given your situation.  If it doesn't help after a few hundred miles, toss it.

Heading back Monday morning.

Too bad you couldn't hang around for a few more days.  It looks like summer will start Sunday afternoon for some, Monday for most, and Tuesday for the rest.  Yes, our seasons are clearly defined here. :D  Summer in the PNW is the best anywhere!

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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #103 on: June 18, 2011, 12:59:49 pm »
Well I don't know if I am 'bad off' but there are some 'results' from spending 51 hours in the saddle.

I currently use a Corbin seat with an Airhawk on top of it. I have tried the stock seat, a ZX 14 seat and a Russell (built for me and my wife) and find the Airhawk / Corbin combination works best.

As to the fun part, well that gets a bit negotiable after the second day. At some point I would say it goes over from fun to more of an endurance episode.

Yes, this seems to be a very nice area. In the week I have been here it has been overcast a lot but not much actual rain. The roads are pretty good although I-5 into Seattle is a bit rough (washboard like- it makes the bike oscillate front to back). Overall it has been a great trip and visit but time to head back now. Even leaving Monday I probably won't get home until Thursday or Friday.

Who knows- I may be back. My son lives here at the moment so of course this is likely to be a destination again.

Brian


Wow, I didn't know how bad off you were.  Guess I could cut you some slack then.  ;)

I would suggest you pick up some kind of seat cover, either a gel pad, or maybe a beaded car seat cover that you cut down to size.  Anything to change the pressure points without drastically altering the existing seat profile.  Otherwise, after a day or two, you might be hating life.  And after all, we don't ride these beasts to be miserable, do we?

I came across a guy a few years ago who took a beaded car seat cover and cut it down to fit his bike, and claimed it was the best thing ever for distance riding.  He claimed it was easy to shift position a little when you felt an uncomfortable spot, and get a whole new comfortable feel.  His had small (1/4" to 1/2") beads, not the big 1" sized beads I've seen.  I haven't tried it, but for a few bucks, it seems worth a try given your situation.  If it doesn't help after a few hundred miles, toss it.

Too bad you couldn't hang around for a few more days.  It looks like summer will start Sunday afternoon for some, Monday for most, and Tuesday for the rest.  Yes, our seasons are clearly defined here. :D  Summer in the PNW is the best anywhere!
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Re: IBA CC50
« Reply #104 on: June 18, 2011, 03:55:32 pm »
It may save you some stress if you head east out of Enumclaw on highway 410.  It pretty much parallels I-90.  Since you must go straight north through Seattle on a Monday morning (depends what time you leave though), the 30 miles north on I-82 will probably seem like nothing.  Plus, you get a great scenic run around Mt. Rainer.  Plus, if you find you're feeling spunky after 410, 821 looks like it would be a blast (instead of (I-82).

I did 410 last fall, and they had just finished repaving most of it.  The surface was great.  The only caution would be to make sure the snow has been cleared off for the season.  Should be fine though, since we didn't get much low elevation snow this year.
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