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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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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“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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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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Everyone knows you don’t go green-laning on your own. 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 first service) …
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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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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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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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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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