Jul 16 2017

Iron Butt Rally 2017


It’s early Sunday afternoon and we’re waiting for the Riders’ Meeting at 14.30. This year we don’t have to attend the Rookies’ meeting as we are already Iron Butt Rally finishers. 

The last couple of days have been rather relaxed. Friday was spent mostly catching up with old friends and sleeping. We  had to …

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Jun 23 2017

It’s been a while…

Just over two and a half years in fact, and some of you may have wondered where we went.
It’s been an, er, ‘interesting’ couple of years.

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Sep 23 2014

IBA European Tour 2014

Leg 1

“Where are you going for your holiday, Lyn?”, “Europe”, “Whereabouts?”, “er…Europe!”. Apart from knowing the start of the IBA European Tour was in Stuttgart we had no idea where we might end up so I’m sorry for being vague.

Our ‘holiday’ was going to be spent participating in the first European-wide Iron Butt …

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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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Jul 18 2014

Hello, my name is Kevin and I’m an idiot!

Everyone knows you don’t go green-laning on your own, don’t they?

Would you go down a byway on your own that you’ve never been down before, while on a bike that weighs 575lbs, dry, and has road tyres on?

How about if the bike was pretty much brand new (you’re riding it home from its …

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Jun 30 2014

The Castle Road, Pilsner RTE June 2014

For our second IBA European RTE of the year we were going to the Pilsner factory in the Czech Republic. We didn’t want to hammer down the motorway to Pilsner then do the same on the way back so we extended the trip by a couple of days to make it more interesting.

Kevin worked …

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Jun 10 2014

Brit Butt Rally 2014

Another bank holiday rally and you know what that means. Somewhere in Great Britain it’s going to be raining.

This was the 2014 Brit Butt Rally. Regular readers may remember that two years ago we didn’t take the rally book literally and it cost us 10,000 points. This year we did take the rally book …

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May 01 2014

I Can’t Believe it’s not Wetter! Aalborg RTE April 2014

It’s official, Denmark doesn’t hate us any more! I’m pretty sure that every time we’ve ridden through Denmark it’s been tipping down with rain. Today it didn’t. In fact, it was glorious. This is our first trip of the year – an Iron Butt Europe Ride to Eat to Aalborg – ostensibly to visit the …

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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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Oct 04 2013

European Roadrunner Rally 2013

Over the years the IBA Germany Rally has developed into much more than a ride round Germany so we were looking forward to some exciting challenges ahead. We weren’t to be disappointed. This year was somewhat different as Gerhard and Frank, the usual IBA Germany Rallymasters, were to be joined by Homer Krout, an American …

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