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Quick Trip #19 completed!!
Completed my 19th IBA ride on a Victory a few weeks ago, the 14th on my Vision, just need one more for the Gold Mile Eater cert!!

This trip was a 1044 mile ride from SE Wisconsin to Sioux Falls, SD and back and on the return I made a stop at Hawkeye Point and the Polaris (Victory) plant in Spirit Lake, IA. I always wanted to add Spirit Lake to an IBA ride.
It was a very cold ride, I was expecting temps in the mid-30's and the ride started at 36 degrees but the temps dropped to 25 as I headed west! Temps were below 40 for the first 5 hours!
I really like my headed gear!

This was a good test ride. Getting ready for a 8400 mile trip!








Started the ride at 3:30 am, by 7:00 am it had warmed up to 31 degrees!

 

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Current IBA ride list -

SS2000 Gold is 2000+ miles in less than 36 hours.
Ultimate Coast to Coast is Key West, FL to Prudhoe Bay, AK.
Heaven to Hell is Mount Evans to Death Valley.
Hell to Heaven is Death Valley to Pikes Peak.


 

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I love how IBA riders consider 1044 miles to be a "quick ride";)

I still would like to do at least a SS1000 (1000mi in 24hrs), just to say I did it. Although, I have heard some guys say that the Butt Burner 1500 (1500mi in 36hrs) is actually easier because it actually gives more time for a nap stop.
Rollin', what is you opinion on this SS1000 vs. BB1500 debate?
 

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I love how IBA riders consider 1044 miles to be a "quick ride";)

I still would like to do at least a SS1000 (1000mi in 24hrs), just to say I did it. Although, I have heard some guys say that the Butt Burner 1500 (1500mi in 36hrs) is actually easier because it actually gives more time for a nap stop.
Rollin', what is you opinion on this SS1000 vs. BB1500 debate?
I think it's easier to pick a quick route and keep the stops short. You can do a SS1000 in 15 to 16 hours if things go well.
 

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Thanks for the reply, Rollin'.
I've been wanting to do an IBA ride for a few years now, just haven't made the opportunity to get it done. I've mapped 3 different options, just need to decide on one, throw a leg over and give it a go soon.
 

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I love your ride reports.

I also like the look of that front tire you got there.

Looks like a good back-up for my chain saw!
Thank you! This was a good test ride, 400 miles into the trip the GPS stopped working and I found some issues with the way some things were placed.

I ordered and installed a new GPS power cable and made some equipment changes. The bike is almost ready for the next ride, I hope that front tire will last 8500 miles and 900 of 8500 miles will be on gravel!
 

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Much respect for you!

I've "done" an iron butt, but balked at the registration fee to get my certificate.

I know I did it, and that's enough for me....

But hindsight, I wish I would have started recording this stuff way earlier in life.

I'm impressed!
 

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Much respect for you!

I've "done" an iron butt, but balked at the registration fee to get my certificate.

I know I did it, and that's enough for me....

But hindsight, I wish I would have started recording this stuff way earlier in life.

I'm impressed!
Thank you!!
I was planning on doing one more IBA ride and that would be it for the quick rides but now I thought of two more for next year!
I really enjoy the planning, preparation and of course the ride.
 

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Looks like another great ride! One of these days we're going to make a trip to Spirit Lake.
It was a fun ride, I wish it would have been a little warmer!! :) The ride was a good test of my gear, the next IBA ride will include a stop in Inuvik, Canada, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
 

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I'm actually surprised Victory hasn't been sponsoring you on these rides. Or are they. That Vision has sure been a workhorse for you.
 

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I'm actually surprised Victory hasn't been sponsoring you on these rides. Or are they. That Vision has sure been a workhorse for you.
I have no sponsors, nothing from Victory. I am proud of that, no sponsors, no chase vehicles, no support team, no help, just me and the bike.
The rides have been expensive, I'm going to have to work a few extra years but I will have a lot of great memories from the trips.

I have sent Victory some info on the recent rides but they have no interest in them.
 

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I'm actually surprised Victory hasn't been sponsoring you on these rides. Or are they. That Vision has sure been a workhorse for you.
The IBA rides are just part of the story. Sometimes the IBA ride was just 1 day of a 11 to 16 day trip.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011 -
SS2000 Gold – 6/2011 - 2,053 miles in 34 hours and 16 minutes. (BBG1500 – 1,521 miles in 23 hours and 54 minutes. Done during the SS2000 Gold)
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.

2012 - SS1000 – 6/6/2012 - 1,034 miles - 19 hours and 56 minutes. Completed on the way to Florida.
2012 - 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.

2013 - SS1000 – 1071 miles – 6/14/2013 5:08 pm - Milwaukee, WI to Idaho Springs, CO.
2013 - Heaven to Hell – 1065 miles – 6/16/2013 10:05 am - Top of Mount Evans to Badwater, Death Valley
2013 - Heaven to Hell Gold – 1044 miles – 6/18/2013 1:19 pm- Badwater, Death Valley to Ely, NV, Independence Pass and the top of Pikes Peak
2013 - SS1000 – 1141 miles – 6/20/2013 4:42 am - Colorado Springs, CO to Milwaukee, WI
Full trip – 4321 miles, 1 week.

2013 – WI1000 – 9/16/2013 - All In-State Wisconsin Ride
WI1000 – 1053 miles - 20 hours and 48 minutes. 75% two-lane road!

2014 – BBG1500 – 4/17/2014
Greenfield, WI to Julesburg, CO to Rochelle, IL – 1607 miles in 23 hours and 49 minutes.

2014 – SS1000 – 6/14/2014
Start in Rogers, MN - 1160 miles in 23 hours and 12 minutes.

2014 – SS1000 – 8/8/2014
Greenfield, WI to Fairplay, CO. – 1118 miles in 19 hours and 45 minutes.
2014 – SS1000 – 8/10/2014
Alma, CO to Mosquito Pass, Independence Pass, Glenwood Springs, CO and Coralville, IA - 1109 miles in 22 hours and 14 minutes.

2015 – SS1000 – 4/26/2015
1044 miles
 
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