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Not Superman Rally
« on: April 05, 2016, 01:31:44 pm »
Oh boy, I hope that I haven't bitten off more than I can chew...

Signed up for the Not Superman Rally 50CC Gold Run (NYC-SFO < 50 hrs) scheduled for Sep 9-12, 2016.  www.notsupermanrally.com

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Re: Not Superman Rally
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 04:44:08 pm »
I wish you Luck.
I'm not to that level of riding yet , maybe someday.
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Re: Not Superman Rally
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 05:58:49 pm »
Good luck.  I ride for enjoyment, and even though I have been averaging around 25,000 miles a year since 2010, (10,000 prior to '10), very few of those miles are on interstates. 

I can see why someone does iron butt rides.  Some people are goal driven, and I have reached a point in my riding where I now need a destination.  Just not the same to just go out and ride some roads and come home anymore.

If I were to participate in a CC50 ride, it would be because I want to spend several weeks touring the west coast.

To date, I have done several 600 mile days in a row, and one 800 mile that would have turned into 1000 if I hadn't run into thunderstorms.   Hard to stop 200 miles from home when you've been away for 4 weeks, but having a BIL killed by lightning provides a personal perspective on the dangers.
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Re: Not Superman Rally
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 06:46:03 pm »
Lightening is one of the few things I do stop for.

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Re: Not Superman Rally
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 06:54:45 pm »
I completely understand where you are in your riding life, Mr. 2wheel.  I'm about there myself.

I have a specific goal of being selected, participating and finishing the 2019 Iron Butt Rally.  I'm building my resume, so to speak, with rides like this.  Yes, the actual riding can be somewhat monotonous, but I really enjoy the planning, routing, optimization, etc. that goes into rally riding.  I'm hoping to do this for 4-5 years and then slow down and do some flower sniffin.
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Re: Not Superman Rally
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 07:04:34 pm »
Twowheeladdict

It is hard for me to just ride without a destination also.
I Started riding in April 2013 and just over 33000 miles on weekends and vacations ,,, just can't stop :087:  running out of places to go on weekends.
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Re: Not Superman Rally
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 07:06:53 pm »
Thats a good rally, run by good people.
I have never done it but I know of some involved.

Enjoy the Ride!
Be Safe!

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Re: Not Superman Rally
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2016, 01:08:21 pm »
That would be part of my DNA.  I got my first taste of planning a long ride back in 1986.  I wanted to ride to the Blue Knight convention in Flagstaff( from maryland).I had just bought a new 1986 GL1200 SEi and a travlite camper. I was still a slick sleeve on my Department and limited leave. I had to make it to Flagstaff in two days towing a trailer across a part of the country I had never been anywhere near. I was addicted !!  Been doing it ever since
I have been an Iron butt member for years. Done the USA 4 corners, 3 Flags rides and several 50 CC rides. BUT it was becoming a royal pain with the newer wings. It seems Hondas main goal was to see how big and cumbersome they could make the wing. sucky MPG. over 1000 pounds, and 30,000.00 +  I had actually eased up on my long rides.  BUT now with the TTSE I am planning several long rides for this summer YEEEEHAAAA

I had looked at the NOTsuperman rally  basically a 50 CC the hard way.  Considering it but I just hate the starting point area. 
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A nasty weather day riding is still better than any day working

 



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