Preparation (or lack thereof)
They say the third time’s ‘a charm’ and that was what we’d hoped for this time. Before both our previous IBRs (2013 and 2017) Kevin had been in and out of hospital which meant we were totally unprepared. This one was supposed to be different. Unfortunately he’d been ill again – …
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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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“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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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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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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Leg: 01-04 July 2013
Following the evening meal we were presented with our bonus packs and after what seemed like an interminable series of questions were released to go to our rooms to work out our routes. In previous years bonus values had increased for legs two and three. With that in mind we intended …
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We were looking forward to this, our third rally organised by IBA Germany, and set off with keen anticipation of a great weekend. We had been sent the waypoints in advance and, whilst we hadn’t attempted to plan a route yet as the points per waypoint hadn’t been distributed, we’d already had a look at …
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or ‘How to go from 2nd to 22nd in a short telephone conversation’
Our rally reports are usually on the web site shortly after the rally has finished while the detail is still fresh in our minds but it’s been over a month since the rally and we’ve only just started this one. We nearly …
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I’m still sleepy despite two really good nights’ sleep and I have muscle aches where I didn’t know I had muscles! Why? Our latest rally, the Wolfhound.
Designed by Chris McGaffin of IBA Ireland and Robert Roalfe, aka Grim Rider, the Wolfhound was a 2-leg UK and Ireland rally run over 75 hours and …
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The 2010 Brit Butt (BBR) was our first rally and we were amazed to be placed 7th; this year we were hoping for another top ten finish. No pressure there then! There is always an element of excitement to this rally that starts well before the Christmas Eve draw and this year it was even …
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