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    Western NY Rider drubery's Avatar
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    National & IBA Saddlesore 1000

    I'm giving some consideration to riding the 1K miles out to Sedalia and registering and completing a Saddlesore in the process. I would be leaving the Greater Rochester area in Western NY. I ride an 07' K1200GT and the longest fuel stop only ride i have done is 8 hours and I stil had fuel in the tank.

    Anyone nearby having similar thoughts? I typically ride alone, but this is the kind of trip where riding solo is not the safest way to go. Temperatures may lead to more slab riding just top stay cool, but I'm still looking at routes. Any interest and or feedback would be welcome.

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    I was gonna try it this yr. until last wk. I took off my index finger in a log splitter accident. My bike is still down at my parents house 5 hrs. away - I guess I'm out this yr. Good Luck, be safe have fun.
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    Western NY Rider drubery's Avatar
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    Ouch!

    That's got to smart. Mild winter and I went through a lot of wood myself, I try to keep the maul toward my right foot so if I lop off some toes it will not affect up shifts. Hope your back in the saddle soon!
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    You will need to do the slabs for the IBA on the east coast and around populated areas just to make time. I would suggest you study what routes are under construction, when to set out and avoid high volume area of traffic during rush hour, plan for the possibility of a traffic accident snarl along the ride that will hold you up or slow you down, (Check DOT websites) Keep hydrated, mind the sun and it's angle towards late afternoon. Once you have a planned route you like, study it and visualize where you want to be at the time you want to be there. (I found it was a mental prepardness thing)

    I am not planning on the ride or else I would wing it with ya. I had a wing when I did a ss 1000 last year and had to do solo after five hundred mile when my wing had a failing tire. There is comfort in riding with a wing but if you are really planning on doing this, you may have to suck it up and go solo or partially so.

    Most of all... be flexible and be safe.

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    Personally, I prefer to ride solo. That way you are free to set your own speeds, stop at the ironbutt motel when you need to, and go at the pace that is comofortable to you.

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    According to Google it's 993 miles so that's cutting it close. Be sure to get in your 1000 miles. Other than that, it doesn't look like that bad of a route. I've done several saddle sores before and the key is to keep your pace up. I would do every other stop as a "break" maybe 15 minutes off the bike and then keep going. I don't see any towns that would really give you any real trouble - maybe St. Louis, but if you leave early enough in the morning, you'll probably miss the "rush hour" traffic when going through. Columbus is a piece of cake and Cleveland probably isn't that rough either. Depending on what day and time you leave, you might take I390 to I86 to avoid Buffalo - plus that is sure to give you enough miles (just be sure to document that part of the leg).

    I'm not going to the rally this year or I would consider riding with you.

    Good luck, ride safe and have FUN!!

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