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hi. curious if any members have done one of these iron-butt association challenges? I did one on 6/18/2013 - 1074 miles. Just need to get it certified. It was a long day - left at 4:30 Am and got home at about 11:45. Thought the last 90 miles were going to get thr best of mes as they were in the dark and I haven't done much night driving. The old 82 Wing did great - didn't skip a beat! Not bad for 120,000 miles!
 

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Nope but I've always wanted to...did 10000km in 10 days on a 500 when i was 21, with a layover in Dallas to catch Crossroads Guitar Festival
 

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Go Here and check out the rules first to make sure you qualify.

Once you know you qualify, then fillout the ap, put the documentation with it and hand over your money!

There are a lot of rules (and in some cases, rules for those rules) that must be met.......

I looked forward to doing that once but when I really thought about it, it's a lot of work and money for a piece of paper that said I did 1000 miles in less than 24 hours.........
http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/getdocument.cfm?DocID=1
 

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I've done the 1000 miles in 24hrs several times, but never sent in any papers to get my goodies. I don't plan to do them, I just take off for a trip needing to get somewhere and I enjoy the ride and just get there. Then I think dang I should have planned it as an Iron Butt. LOL
 

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I'm with chromo

I have done it many times. It's not really that hard on a wing and I can't see wasting my money to get a piece of paper that says I did it.

I'm happy for those who do it and are proud members of that club. If it's your thing than go for it. Go ahead and do the 1500/36 too or any of the other ones they have. If it gets you on your bike then there's nothing wrong with it at all.

Good luck!
 

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I have done the SS1000 twice, on my Vulcan 750. It was arranged ahead of time, and I had an Iron Butt member meet me at the station where he recorded my departure. I saved all my receipts for gas and kept records. At the 550 mile turnaround point, another member met me to verify I was there. I then turned around and went back to where I started, and again got personal verification. I actually did just over 1100 miles. Don't go by the bikes odometer, they always read low, just like the speedometer. I had starting, midway, and finish points that were known to be over 1000 miles. The SS1000 is easy, and gets you in. With that piece of paper you can get all kinds of Iron Butt goodies, from t-shirts to coffee mugs to license plate frames.

Anyone interested in doing it go to the Iron Butt site and get all the details. One guy on advrider.com managed to do all 49 states in 10 days. I still don't know how. He was riding a Victory Vision.
 

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2 different rides...

I have 2 certified rides completed....

1- SS1000
Read about it here --> http://neverlost-justexploring.blogspot.com/p/all-way-to-water-day-1.html :readit:


2- The Great Lakes 100
The challenge is to ride around all 5 Great Lakes in less than 100 hours..I completed that ride in 68 hours and 20 minutes with day long rides of approx 730 miles / 710 miles / 1050 miles ...

On a Goldwing it is almost like cheating...
 

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Unless you filled out a milege log the day of the event, you will not get it certified.
 

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iron-butt challenge

Google mapped it and that showed I did 1089 miles compared to the odo showing 1074. Went from Warroad, MN, to Grand Froks, ND, down to Sioux Falls, SD, over to Albert Lea, MN, up to Grand Rapids, MN and then back to Warroad. Saved all receipts and my wife witnessed me leaving at 4:30 AM and her & my son witnessed me arriving home at 11:50 PM. Thought good way to get a hell of a ride in! Best part of the ride ws the sign my son made for me saying congrats on doing 1000 miles in 1 day and the drawing of the bike on it that showed the saddlebags, trunk & backrest just like my 'Wing has & the light post they decorated at the end of the drive way for my arrival!
 

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My son did the 1,000 in 24 and the 1,500 in 36 when he was 16 on a 650 Honda dual sport.
Be careful, it can be addicting.
My friend and I have also done the 1,500 in 24 and the Border to
Border Insanity.
I can take claim to having been in Canada, The US, and Mexico on the same day on my motorcycle (temp was in low 40's in Washington and 95 in Tijuana).
And I can prove it to a naysayer.
 

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I'm with chromo

I have done it many times. It's not really that hard on a wing and I can't see wasting my money to get a piece of paper that says I did it.

I'm happy for those who do it and are proud members of that club. If it's your thing than go for it. Go ahead and do the 1500/36 too or any of the other ones they have. If it gets you on your bike then there's nothing wrong with it at all.

Good luck!
I agree, but heck for $50 I want that license plate cover that says "Worlds toughest rider" LOL

Honestly though, if I actually had a trip planed out enough to send in the stuff I would do it. As it is I just do it without any plans!
 

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I think I may do one in July this year!
Send in all papers and make my own shirt!

"Worlds toughest tough riders, 1200 miles in 24 hours with 500lb trailer"!

I need some 50lb bags from NE. and round trip by Google show it about 1200 miles.
I hauled home a 1500 with no plastics from CA. just fine so I should be able to do trailer and 50lb sacks no problem! LOL

Unless I stop to visit folks in KS. or spend the night or 2 then no problem making it an iron butt. But if I can have more fun playing around why rush it??
 

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Did it, Got cert, Happy I did. Must follow all the rules and send the recipts.
OBW I was 68 when I did it
 

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I agree, but heck for $50 I want that license plate cover that says "Worlds toughest rider" LOL
I just completed 1198 miles in 22:55 Hrs this weekend (June 22-23 /2013). Sat. 10:55 AM to Sun 9:50 AM
To heck with spending MORE MONEY just to prove to everyone else it was done.

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I'll send you a pretty certificate for $49.95........

That saves you some........
 

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been there, done that, would love to do another.

Steve
 

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don't know if I'll do another one thsi year but will do the bun-bruner 1500 next year, unofficially! Chromo, I do agree with you as I don't really need the paper but did want the physical challenge of it. Not sure who mentioned "on a GoldWing, it's almost cheting", I would emphasize "ALMOST" as it was a pretty good physical challenge for me. Didn't get much prep time as weather has been pretty chilly up here. Think longest ride I did this year previously b4 the Iron-Butt was 150 miles. To Ronaldlimarzi, congrats! Hope I can still do something like that when I get to be that age. Congrats to FM also. I don't beleive any of us have to prove a ride liek that to anone. If they call BS on you, tell them to prove you didn't!!
 

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Might be so....

For all of the people who say things like..."I don't need a piece of paper to prove I did it" or anything like that...

I get it . I also have done some LONG days in the saddle that I did not get certified by the IBA. I also remember a few days where I felt like I did a lot of miles but after checking after the ride I realized I only rode 850 miles..not the 1000 that would be required for the certificate...Some days that last 150 miles is a L O N G way .

Those who choose to organize, and coordinate and log and apply for membership are making a conscious effort to ride and be certified by a commonly recognized authority in the industry. I commend those of us who have done a certified ride just as I commend anyone who rides ....

What I would like to see is special recognition for adverse weather conditions rides....My SS1000 was done with over 300 miles of rain in the middle...Maybe a "Rusty Butt" award....?

LOL......
 
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