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post #1 of 15 Old 03-18-2009, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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I just seen this ride on Pashnit Motorcycle Forum today, its really a crazy idea. I wanna do it.. Has any one seen this post? It is a 24 hour ride over a thousand miles and will cross 25 northern california mountain summits. This guy plans his ride this year for june 20th.(its my b-day as well) I thought I might do this on my KLR with a friend of mine and a cousin. I was wondering if I might be able to get a couple of more KLR riders out on that ride. If anybody thinks they can hang on a 24 hour ride and wants to join, let me know and we'll finalize a trip. I'd like to get about 10 or so riders out there.. you can e-mail me at [email protected]
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Before anyone sends you an e-mail signing up it might be good to put a link to where we could read about it.

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Sorry bout that

http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=956

I just happened across this and thought Wow! I could do that. I was thinking about joining this guys ride, then my cousin suggested we spice it up some with a little dirt road action. So we're working on a route that would make that same summits and distance but would include dirt roads to make a dual sport ride more interesting. Im just looking for people interested as I work out a route and will give more details soon and will ask for suggestions. let me know what you all think. Thanks
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I was going to do that with them a couple years ago and took a "pass" on it. Too many squids and if you run the numbers you're going to have to do some 100 MPH stuff to make it happen, not to mention single lane black top with riders coming at you that have a history of crashing on the street. The last thing I want to do is be on HWY 4 in the dark with riders coming at me, because I'd be in the back of the pack...not a safe ride for me. I'll do it by myself sometime.

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Personally, events like this are stupid to me. To each his own, but you see nothing except the road and the rider in front of you during these events.

As been said... do the math. Straight through without stopping would require 41mph avg. 1000 miles requires several gas stops. Also, if you don't ever stop to eat or take breaks, then it sounds like a crap ride where you'll be uncomfortable the entire time. By taking breaks and eating, your going to have to bump that average up big time. On that link they definitely talk about getting extreme, and I have no doubts that it is. You'll need to be hauling it up those twisties at night and that spells disaster if you have even one novice in the group.

Now, you are talking about adding dirt roads. I hope you wipe the 24 hour thing off the plan and not even bother trying to get involved with those other riders.

Good luck with whatever you do.
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Good to hear experienced views. To put a positive spin on it, where would you begin and end this Iron Butt attempt?

1000 miles divided by 24 hours = 41.67.

At 200 MPG that would be 5 gas stops. Since gas stations are not necessarily placed where you would like 6 or 7 would be more realistic.

Each group gas / bathroom / stretch stop could average 15 minutes. 15 x 7 = 105 minutes or 1 hour and 45 minutes.

There would be 8 (guessing) photo stops for proof of course. Each stop would be 4 minutes. 8 x 4 = 32 minutes.

Meals would be consumed during gas stops or while riding.

24 hours = 1440 minutes
1440 - 105 = 1335 minutes
1335 - 32 = 1303 minutes
1303 = 21 hours and 43 minutes
21 hours and 43 minutes divided by 1000 miles = 46.05 MPH

Let me know if these numbers sound good to you.

Hwy 4 in the dark would be a crawl for me. The average speed could be 25 MPH (maybe less). You go as fast and the slowest lead rider.

The back side (Hwy 395 side) of Monitor Pass in the dark could be VERY scary in a couple of places though the rest should be smooth.

The front side (Hwy 4 side) of Monitor Pass should not be a problem.

The average speed for Monitor Pass could be a little as 30 MPH.

This is considering only two of the highways and you would definitely need some 90 MPH stretches to reduce the MPH average.

Where does law enforcement come into play?

It can be done. Stupid? Choice might be better term. Stupid might be riding your KLR on red clay single track in the cold rain and having to drag your KLR up and over large obstacles while getting home in the late hours of darkness drenched by the bone chilling cold rain. Not me, I am too much of a weenie and don't have the skills to do that. Yes, Choice is a better term.

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Hey I am interested in doing some of these passes to see how they are in daylight. 120 to 108 to 4 to 88 to 50 to... How long would that take?
It takes a day to ride up and over 108 and come back on 4. About 12 hours and you know I ride a little on the fast side. 120 takes even longer because of the speed limit and traffic in Yosemite.


The Iron Butt ride the Pashnit guys are talking about is more of a pass bagging affair. You don't ride over the passes, you ride to the pass and go back. Basically coming down 395 you head to the top of each pass then come back down to 395 and go grab another...that's where the dangerous stuff comes into play, these guys aren't going to sit at the pass and wait for everybody to get there, they're gonna flip it around and start draggin knee back at you...no thanks.

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A friend of mine has gone on several Pashnit organized rides. Every one of them was a race with people crashing, speeding tickets, big egos, all the stuff I don't have any interest in personally.

I've done some rather extreme rides by myself. The one time I invited other people it sucked.
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