Two days each way???
Two days each way???
Yes. I have done enough Iron Butt style rides. No more for this old guy.
Besides, we are leaving late Wed and arriving home early on Monday.
Plan 250+miles days when we are there.
Anyone in Chicago or the Chicago 'Burbs, may be interested in this event.
In the tradition of the original 59 club, put a little extra spin on those tires and get 'em blessed! Here is more info:
Clarendon Hills Church Invites All to
ÔÇ£Bless My RideÔÇØ Celebration
On June 7, Church of the Holy Nativity (CHN), Clarendon Hills, will move the Sunday-morning liturgy out of its sanctuary and onto its large parking lot, at 275 S. Richmond Avenue (Richmond at 55th, Clarendon Hills) for an unusual and informal summer service. ÔÇ£If you drive, pedal or ride it, we will bless it,ÔÇØ states The Rev. Aim?®e Delevett, CHN rector.
ÔÇ£The Bless my Ride service was inspired by the spectacular popularity of car-centered events like Cruze Nites here in the Western suburbs,ÔÇØ Rev. Delevett continued, ÔÇ£where people bring their cars and kids to have a great time in the summer sunshine. This year, we have expanded to include motorcycles and bicycles as well. WeÔÇÖre inviting all to bring their cars, bikes and kids (and their scooters and trikes), and worship with us in the summer sunshine. We think itÔÇÖll be a great time, too.ÔÇØ
The CHN parking lot opens at 9 am, with special reserved parking for classic cars and bikes. During the service, which begins at 10 am, every ÔÇ£rideÔÇØ (car, motorcycle, bike, wheelchair, anything with wheels), will receive a special blessing. ÔÇ£WeÔÇÖre calling it, ÔÇÿBless My Ride!ÔÇÖÔÇØ the priest observed. ÔÇ£IÔÇÖm looking forward to blessing all of them ÔÇô from elegantly restored classics to daily rides, from BeemerÔÇÖs to bicycles to beaters, and everything in between.ÔÇØ
Could not hurt after all the bad news lately.
10,600 miles. 925 miles in the last day.
Crossed the Continental Divide more times than I can count.
Had a 30 something Harley girl offer to show us ALL of her tatoos.....
Met International Arms dealers
Discovered my tank will carry me 230 miles-and not a mile further
Learned to sleep with no darkness
- Musk Oxen
- Big Horned sheep
- Mountain goats
- Woods Bison
- Lots of Black Bears
- Deer and Antelope
- Ice fog
- Mud/Gravel/Dirt Roads/paved roads/ freezing mud roads (2000 plus miles of this)
Wore out a rear Knobbie Tire..... in a week
Quite a trip. Report to eventally follow.
250 miles above the Arctic Circle.
Last edited by Beemer01; 06-11-2009 at 08:16 PM.
Great ride Brian! Post up ride report with a linky?
Was an excellent ride for this trip. 75 on the slab effortlessly, handled the slick muddy owl poop that occasionally passed for road surface, the torque band was easily tapped.
Did see a few 650GS Thumpers - the 1150 might have the edge. Anyhow not a single problem the entire trip.... just add gas from time to time - and not picky as to the octane either.
Get into the Yukon - you have a choice of diesel or unleaded, and you're happy to get that.
I am very impressed by this machine.
The 1150GS is now for sale, if anyone knows someone looking. $6995.
I'm gonna miss this machine. Full ad over on ADV.
The GS is an outstanding machine - did 925 miles in a single day - did several 800+ mile days. Rode the the Haul Road and the Dempster - dirt and gravel paths that suffer every possible destructive force of nature and man. 8" deep freezing mud, deep scary gravel, ruts, you name it - the GS handled it well. (The rider was however occasionally spooked...)
The K is paid for, I need to sell the GS to pay back the bank's money.
An amazing and very well thought out design. I'll get another someday.
Working on the trip report - a few more pics from the Arctic along the Dempster Highway.
Anyone up for a ride Sunday?