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I received the certificate for my 30th Iron Butt ride, an SS1000 that was done on day one of the ride to the Arctic Ocean.

I completed my first IBA ride when I was 52 and never thought I would complete 30! I don't know if this will be the last.

 

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You are amazing, I could never do that once much less 30 times
Thank you!
Never thought this would happen, wife asked me if I was going to do another one after I did the first one and I said no and then this happened! :smile:
 

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What kind of seat do you like!!!
I have used 5 different bikes to do the rides -

Victory Vegas - tried a few seats and the best was a Mustang.

Victory Kingpin - Mustang seat.

Victory Vision - there were no options at the time so I replaced the stock seat foam with several layers of high density carpet padding and a 1/2" of the stock foam. Worked well.

Honda CTX1300 - Corbin

Suzuki DL650 - Corbin
 

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Thank you. Got a Mustang on the Yamaha. I can ride it every day for a couple weeks when I'm touring, but when I get home I don't want to ride for a while. :)
 

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30 ???? Okay, I'll say what we are all thinking. You are crazy Rollin'. :grin: :grin: :grin: But I truly to congratulate for an amazing record. It must be addicting but I'd never get one done to ever find out. I'm shot after 800 miles and need at least a days rest to continue. To me it would seem too boring to ride major highways so you could get 1000 in the allotted time. But that's me.





 
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Thank you. Got a Mustang on the Yamaha. I can ride it every day for a couple weeks when I'm touring, but when I get home I don't want to ride for a while. :)

Even on a good seat heat and moisture can build up on the warm/humid days and that can turn into a painful ride. I use a BeadRider seat cover for airflow and it also lets the rain run off the seat.

Always works, doesn't take up much space and can make a warm day more comfortable.

 

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30 ???? Okay, I'll say what we are all thinking. You are crazy Rollin'. :grin: :grin: :grin: But I truly to congratulate for an amazing record. It must be addicting but I'd never get one done to ever find out. I'm shot after 800 miles and need at least a days rest to continue. To me it would seem too boring to ride major highways so you could get 1000 in the allotted time. But that's me.





Thank you!!
There are 34 certificates from 30 rides, the other 4 are for accomplishments done during the other rides.

The 1000 mile days can be done on two lane roads, the All-Wisconsin ride was 75% two-lane road and the All-Highway 191 ride was about 97% two-lane road. The 1500+ mile days were all interstate.

What I really like is that every ride on the list is different, each one had a different challenge, destination(s) and story.
 

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The ride codes -

SS1000 = 1000+ miles in less than 24 hours. All 1000+ mile rides must be completed in less than 24 hours
BBG1500 = 1500+ miles in less than 24 hours
48-10 = 48 states in less than 10 days
49-10 = 49 states in less than 10 days
LM1000 = Around Lake Michigan, 1000+ miles
SS5000 = 5000+ miles in less than 5 days
SS2KG = 2000+ miles in less than 36 hours
UCC = Key West, Florida to Deadhorse, Alaska
HTH = Top of Mount Evans to the lowest point in Death Valley. 1000+ miles
HTHG = Lowest point in Death Valley through Independence Pass to the to of Pikes Peak. 1000+ miles
WIS1000 = 1000+ miles, all in Wisconsin
CNSC = Northernmost point to southernmost point in Canada
BB1500 Silver = 1500+ miles in less than 30 hours
GOLD = 20+ rides, at least 5 most be rated extreme
Silver = 5+ rides in less than 12 months and at least 2 must be rated extreme.


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Will be sure to look in to one of those bead rider seat thingamajigs. :)
I have one. They do work very well. And I have a bike known to be one hot momma. It is great in the summer as instead of being hot it's actually cool. But I take it off in the Fall, Winter and Spring. I'd like to use it in the Spring when it rains but it's just too cool. Bright idea light bulb just went off. Maybe I could turn the heated seat on??? I've never tried that. Got me thinking now.:surprise:
 
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Congratulations! That's awesome!!!
I keep trying to find the time to do some more IBA rides, I really enjoyed the one SS1000 that I did and I have a few planned but I'm just so busy these days.
 
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Congratulations! That's awesome!!!
I keep trying to find the time to do some more IBA rides, I really enjoyed the one SS1000 that I did and I have a few planned but I'm just so busy these days.

Thanks Mike!

I thought I might be done but I think there is one more I want to try...maybe next year.
 

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There's always just one more... :)

Thanks Mike!

I thought I might be done but I think there is one more I want to try...maybe next year.
 
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There's always just one more... :)

I was talking to a friend today and I showed him the photo of the certificates and he says "looks like there is room for one more".

Hmmm … I guess I have to do one more. :)
 

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Do you have a blog of your rides Rollin?? I so enjoyed the story and pictures of the Alaska ride!! I'd love to see more!!!
 

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Do you have a blog of your rides Rollin?? I so enjoyed the story and pictures of the Alaska ride!! I'd love to see more!!!

Thanks MONI!

I started to save the links and detail, this should be all of the stories I have done.

Trips
2006 – (2004 Vegas)
SS1000 – 7/14/2006 - 1,094 miles in 21 hours and 30 minutes. Day one Milwaukee, WI to Georgetown, CO.
Trip continued with stops at the Top of Mt. Evans, Moab, UT, Capitol Reef N.P., Bryce Canyon N.P., Zion N.P and Las Vegas, NV.
Full trip - 11 days – 4,252 miles.
No story

2007 - (2004 Vegas)
BBG1500 - 7/13/2007 - 1,516 miles in 22 hours and 37 minutes. Day one.
Trip continued with stops in Utah, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, (Border Fields State Park, CA Southwestern most point in the lower 48), Tijuana, Sequoia N.P., Yosemite N.P. crossed Hwy. 50 to the Badlands and then rode to Spirit Lake, IA for the Victory Rally.
Full trip - 16 days – 5,741 miles.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255558

2008 – 48 States in less than 10 Days – (2004 Vegas). The first Victory to complete this ride.
48-10 – 8/2008 - 8,199 miles in 9 days 14 hours and 22 minutes.
Full trip - 11 days – 8,758 miles.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376925

2008 On the farm - http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/a-city-kid-on-the-farm.405605/

2009 – Group ride to HELL , MI and Back - (2006 Kingpin)
Lake Michigan 1000 – 6/27/2009 - 1,040 miles in 20 hours and 38 minutes.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481151

2010 – 49 States in less than 10 Days – (2006 Kingpin). The first Victory to complete this ride.
49-10 – 6/2010 - 8,818 miles in 9 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes.
SS5000 – 5000 miles in less than 5 days. Done during the 49-10.
Full trip -16 days - 11,907 miles.
First person to ride a Victory in all 50 States – Completed on the 4th of July, 2010.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598699

2011 – (2010 Vision 8-Ball). SS2000 Gold - The first Victory to complete this ride.
BBG1500 – 1,521 miles in 23 hours and 54 minutes. Done during the SS2000 Gold.
SS2000 Gold – 6/2011 - 2,053 miles in 34 hours and 16 minutes.
Trip continued with stops in SW Utah, Million Dollar Highway in CO, Durango, CO, Top of Pikes Peak and Rollinsville, CO.
SS1000 – 6/23/2011 - 1,080 miles in 18 hours and 56 minutes. The ride home.
Full trip - 6 days – 3,870 miles.
Guest speaker at the Nashville Dealer Meeting.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=705718

2012 – SS1000 – Ultimate Coast to Coast – (2010 Vision 8-Ball). The first Victory to complete this ride.
SS1000 – 6/6/2012 - 1,034 miles - 19 hours and 56 minutes. Completed on the way to Florida.
Ultimate Coast to Coast – Key West, FL to Prudhoe Bay, AK 6/2012 - 5,613 miles in 7 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes.
Full trip – 16 days – 11,197 miles.
Guest speaker at the AVR in Spirit Lake, IA.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827740

SS1000 – 1071 miles – 6/14/2013 - Milwaukee, WI to Idaho Springs, CO. (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
Heaven to Hell – 1065 miles – 6/16/2013 - Top of Mount Evans to Badwater, Death Valley (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
Heaven to Hell Gold – 1044 miles – 6/18/2013 - Badwater, Death Valley to Ely, NV, Independence Pass and the top of Pikes Peak (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
SS1000 – 1141 miles – 6/20/2013 - Colorado Springs, CO to Milwaukee, WI (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
Full trip – 4321 miles, 1 week.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899747

2013 – Vacation Road trip – No IBA rides (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
My wife’s first long ride on a motorcycle. 14 day, 4591 mile trip. Total ride time 81 hours and 47 minutes.
Trip included stops in Nova Scotia (Cabot Trail, Peggy’s Cove, Halifax), Prince Edwards Island, Acadia NP and Niagara Falls.
https://advrider.com/f/threads/nova-scotia.1015113/#post-25231094

2013 – WI1000 – 9/16/2013 - All In-State Wisconsin Ride (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
WI1000 – 1053 miles - 20 hours and 48 minutes. 75% two-lane road!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924882

2014 – BBG1500 – 4/17/2014 (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
Greenfield, WI to Julesburg, CO to Rochelle, IL – 1607 miles in 23 hours and 49 minutes.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=977783

2014 – SS1000 – 6/14/2014 (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
Start in Rogers, MN - 1160 miles in 23 hours and 12 minutes.
Full trip – 1608 miles - No story

2014 – SS1000 – 8/8/2014 (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
Milwaukee to Fairplay, CO. – 1118 miles in 19 hours and 45 minutes
2014 – SS1000 – 8/10/2014 (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
Alma, CO to Mosquito Pass, Independence Pass, Glenwood Springs, CO and Coralville, IA - 1109 miles in 22 hours and 14 minutes.
Full trip – 2227 miles
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1002454

2014 - Cheese Country ATV Trail 9/2014 (2010 Vision 8-Ball) (non-IBA ride)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1011258

2015 – SS1000 – 4/26/2015 (2010 Vision 8-Ball)
Milwaukee to Sioux Falls and back - 1044 miles – 19 hours and 29 minutes. Included a stop at the highest point in Iowa and Spirit Lake.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1065664

2015 – Canada North to South Challenge - 6/19/2015 –– (2010 Vision 8-Ball) Second person and first Victory to complete this ride.
Inuvik, NT, Canada to Point Pelee National Park, ON, Canada – 4478 miles
Full trip – 8600 miles
http://advridercom/index.php?threads/back-to-the-arctic-circle-inuvik.1086309/

2016 - BBG1500 – 5/20/2016 (2014 Honda CTX1300)
1537 miles in 23 hours and 38 minutes.
http://advridercom/index.php?threads/1500-mile-day-on-a-honda-ctx1300.1149255/

2016 – LM1000 – 7/19/2016 (2014 Honda CTX1300)
Ice Cream in Hell and a 1030 mile ride around Lake Michigan.
http://advridercom/index.php?threads/ice-cream-in-hell.1162093

2016 – SS1000 – 11/03/2016 (2014 Honda CTX1300)
1046 mile ride to Fayetteville, AR.
Full trip – 2274 miles.
No story

2017 - Honda CTX1300
All-Highway 191 – Three IBA rides in a week
http://advridercom/index.php?threads/highway-191-and-the-coronado-trail.1262827/

Solar Eclipse – Failed Iron Butt Ride but an interesting trip
http://advridercom/index.php?threads/twine-the-center-and-totality.1251326/

9/2/2017 – SS1000 - One of my favorite day rides.
http://advridercom/index.php?threads/rollin-and-the-bandit-go-to-white-castle-huge-things.1253663/

2018 – No rides

2019 – Suzuki DL650
Iron Butt ride #29 – SS1000 – 5/4/2019 – No story

The ride to the Arctic Ocean – 6/24/2019 – 7/11/2019
SS1000 – 6/24/2019
https://advrider.com/f/threads/back-to-the-arctic-tuktoyaktuk.1396549/
 

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I received the certificate for my 30th Iron Butt ride... I completed my first IBA ride when I was 52 and never thought I would complete 30! I don't know if this will be the last...
Hat’s off – I think the second hardest thing to actually riding the ride, is doing the paperwork (gas receipt, logs, maps, etc., that go into documenting the rides… gotta be half crazy rider and half accountant), I did one IBA ride (in my early 60s, I was making a 1600 mile run several times a summer, so just constructed one of them as an IBA ride…) Still want to do a 50CC just to say I did, and will have to get up my courage to tackle all those little slips of paper and recipients…

But to do all that thirty-plus times – oomph, impressive, really impressive !!

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Hat’s off – I think the second hardest thing to actually riding the ride, is doing the paperwork (gas receipt, logs, maps, etc., that go into documenting the rides… gotta be half crazy rider and half accountant), I did one IBA ride (in my early 60s, I was making a 1600 mile run several times a summer, so just constructed one of them as an IBA ride…) Still want to do a 50CC just to say I did, and will have to get up my courage to tackle all those little slips of paper and recipients…

But to do all that thirty-plus times – oomph, impressive, really impressive !!

:thumbsup:

I don't like the paperwork, takes me awhile to do it!
 
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