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100,000 miles in 110 days
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:55:21 pm »
Afternoon all.
Ive not been on here for a while for one reason or other, but some of you maye remember i did 5000 miles in 5 days on "pig" my trophy, and also a dash of over 1500 miles on xmas day.
My latest plan, is about 2 years off at the moment, but its hopefully going to be 100000 miles in 110 days.
Already been turned down by the letter opener at b.m.w, who got the reply, "dont you think your bike will cope"
The reason for the post, is has anyone passed 100k on the trophy yet?
I feel confident pig could do it, right now, (obviously with good servicing enroute) but she is already on 35k, with a couple of 5000 plus rides planned this year alone, let alone my normal pleasure riding, so in 2 years she is gonna be close to 100k herself,
But i would love to do it on a trophy, and what a U.S.P for the company with the balls to supply a bike.
Ride safe people
As the late, great Freddie Mercury sang.
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Re: 100,000 miles in 110 days
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 06:50:56 pm »
Hi Mark,

I look forward to more details as you formulate your plans.

I assume that, as usual, you will be raising funds for charity too -
any details on that yet ( so I know who to donate to ! ) ?

Cheers and best wishes  :821:   :028:


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Re: 100,000 miles in 110 days
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 08:15:45 am »
Hi coconut, long time no speak, yes it will be for charity. I will be raising for the Royal British Legion again. But depending who steps forward to fund it, im sure they will have there own charity too.
Its hard getting anyone to even listen to me, as obviously its a LONG LONG way, in not much time.
But if i dont try, i wont know. ( same as who knows if this big ugly biped will be able to handle it)
As the late, great Freddie Mercury sang.
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Re: 100,000 miles in 110 days
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 01:00:49 pm »
The only suggestion I can make is to see whether Triumph themselves might be interested  :084:

You may recall they supported the "Thankful Villages" run by providing two Trophy's
that were wrapped iin a Poppy design. 

Article here : Triumph supports Thankful Villages Run

The name of Guy Masters is mentioned - General Manager of Triumph UK -
I have no idea if he's still the GM, but it could be a starting poiint of contact  :169:

It would be fantastic if Triumph climbed aboard, and would be an excellent advert
for the Trophy we all know and love when you complete the journey,
but from Triumph's point of view, on such a long and arduous journey,
they will inevitably want to mitigate against the worry and risk of a breakdown etc,
that could result in a lot of adverse publicity.

Good luck !  :028:


 
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Re: 100,000 miles in 110 days
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 01:14:09 pm »
So, what is the record thus far?

That just seems like a lot of miles for one person.  I could see if there was a team of riders.

Your average would likely be 50 mph when you factor in traffic, stops, etc.  That's 20 hours a day.

Even at 60 mph average, over 16 hours a day.

That would be quite an undertaking and definitely get you in the record books.

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Re: 100,000 miles in 110 days
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 07:15:56 pm »
No record, and not after setting one. Just want to raise money for charity, and ride a bike, a long long way, whilst i still can.
When i did my 5000 miles in 5 days, my total overall avg was just over 43mph, (to do 1000 miles in 24 hours is 42mph).
I managed enough sleep to keep going, (without it feeling dangerous) http://forum.ironbutt.org/index.php?threads/averages-riders-yearly-mileage-in-5-days.162/ (that might take you to the ride report, with pictures lol)
My plan is to ride 9 or 10 days, depending on tyres, then have day off whilst pig being serviced.
I will have 2 years to get fit for this ride, but no point until i get someone whos willing to help with the cost of everything.
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Re: 100,000 miles in 110 days
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 05:40:22 pm »
Best on you for tackling this effort! :028:  It would be great to find out how this machine will stand up to the rigors, and with Coconut, I agree.  The folks at Hinckley would most likely be motivated to provide support, as it would be a huge advert for their machine.

I'm sure all at KTM are still kicking themselves for not supporting the "Long Way" shows...
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Re: 100,000 miles in 110 days
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2016, 06:08:18 pm »
Several years ago when the Trophy was a 4 cylinder my friend owned one and a Triumph representative was very interested in higher milage machines and how those bikes were performing. This ride provides Triumph with a test bed and marketing angle. If Triumph does express interest they would probably want a tech to go over the bike thoroughly not just to insure the bike would go the distance without failures but to document values of measurements taken to give them a reference point for end of ride measurements. It is in their best interest. They need this. Their dealers need this.

 



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