Our Iron Butt Rides

Jul 31 2014

Shake, Rattle and, er, Vibrate (SS1000)

And another quick entry…

The specialist had not-so-good news and better news (Lyn thinks they’re both variations of ‘bad’ but I guess it depends on your perspective). The pain in my arm (see previous entry) was being caused by the silastic implant that had replaced my smashed radial head twenty-two years ago. I appear to …

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Nov 19 2013

IBA UK Seville RTE, October 2013 (BBG2500km)

While the rest of England was basking in Hurricane Horrid we were enduring the sort of riding that only beautiful weather can provide…mostly.

The target was Seville in Southern Spain for an Iron Butt UK Ride to Eat on Saturday. Kevin suggested we tried a BunBurner Gold ride on our way down and, being a …

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Jun 24 2013

US Coast to Coast (50CC)

We had a lovely evening with Mary at an ‘English pub’ called Churchill’s where they did English food and lots of beer (not for us, though). It was a very popular venue, being ‘wings night’ where they were doing a roaring trade in what looked like Ostrich wings (again – there must be a glut …

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May 27 2013

Fire & Ice SS1000 – Iceland May 2013

When we were in Iceland last year with John and Sonia, Kevin wanted to do a Saddlesore 1000 round the island (1000 miles in less than 24 hours) but none of the rest of us did as we were ‘on holiday’. Roll forward 10 months and we were on Iceland again, this time specifically to …

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May 19 2012

A BISSI Few Days!

It started off well. I managed to get my holiday extended to include the Friday before the week I’d already booked so instead of heading to Peterborough by train to meet Kevin after work on Friday, I found myself being woken at 04:00 ready for the start of a week of rides. We had packed …

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Apr 19 2012

Welsh SaddleSore 1000 – April 2012

You know what it’s like on the forums, someone poses a question then everyone has an opinion. Well this ride all started because someone asked if it would be possible to do an SS1000 entirely in Wales. Opinions varied and there were all sorts of estimates as to how many receipts would be required to …

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Apr 19 2012

FHB48: To Hell (and Bach) April 2012

Hell hadn’t quite frozen over but it was a close-run thing. As we journeyed to Hell (just outside Trondheim in Norway) it was becoming obvious that winter hadn’t really given up its hold on the country. Rivers had blocks of ice tossed to either side as if they’d been moved by a giant snowplough, some …

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Jun 26 2011

Going for Golds: SS2000 and UK 4 Corners (25-26 June 2011)

It started with me agreeing to a very innocent-sounding “How do you fancy doing a UK 4 Corners Gold?” which was then quickly followed by a “and we can try to extend it to an SS2000 Gold on the way home, I don’t think anyone has done one of those in the UK yet.”.

We’d …

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May 19 2011

100 years, 1000 miles, 30 hours…

The Isle of Man Snaefell Mountain Course is 100 years old this year and between 5–7 May an International group of IBA riders made it their own as they challenged themselves to complete the ‘TT1000’ – 27 laps of the famous circuit in 30 hours.

Having enjoyed weeks of glorious spring weather (record breaking high …

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Jun 01 2010

European End-to-End 2010 (IBA Finland G-N72)

The Challenge

To ride from one end of Europe to the other (Nordkapp to Gibraltar) in 72 hours

Preparation

I’m sitting here writing this looking out over the most beautiful view I’ve seen this year. It’s 22:18 and the sun is still in the sky where it will apparently remain all night; the …

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