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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    on a 20 year old K....pulling a trailer...with two 'seniors' on board.... after already riding 1,300 miles to get there. Why do it all the 'easy way'? We may consider this from PA. - Bob
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    :EDIT Your 20yr old K bike is an advantage, btw. Trailer? Not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye View Post
    If you do it two up your rock, plus you can get a special certificate!


    :EDIT Your 20yr old K bike is an advantage, btw. Trailer? Not so much.
    Sounds like a perfect Iron Butt HOTEL to me ; )

    Whatever trips your trigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Sounds like a perfect Iron Butt HOTEL to me ; )

    Whatever trips your trigger

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    LOL, we've done a couple of 18 hour days (one on a /5 and the other on the K1100) plus many 12 hour stints. Sure got to REALLY like each other though! Now if we could only get a faultless and wireless (on board) communications system. No matter, we ride well together so we'll give this idea a bit of serious thought. - Bob
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    A trailer would be an advantage if you were team riding. AKA napping in the trailer.

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    Tourunigo

    This one, Sedalia 1000 is "official"... IBA blessed with Rob Nye as coordinator.
    And I dont know why Scranton @ 1071mi. The Bloomsburg "motel" interchange
    along the route allows 1008 miles? You could ask
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    I agree, somewhere between Harrisburg and Allentown would make more sense. Harrisburg shows 967 miles. Hamburg PA is right off 78 and easy to get to from all the surrounding highways, more importantly there is a Cabelas there!
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    Problem's with both Harrisburg & Hamburg.... TOLL'S for both on PA TPK!
    No/not enough lodging at Hamburg, Harrisburg short on distance.
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    Bloomsburg certainly has hotels. As for Hamburg only 76 and 476 are toll roads (PA Turnpike) in that area, regardless both accept EZ-Pass. Hamburg is on 78 (Not a toll road), which 81 South from Scranton runs into. While not right at the start point, plenty of rooms in Allentown area.

    There will be plenty of issues taken with any location picked, different strokes for different folks. Scranton is not only an hour extra, it's the heart of Lackawanna coal country (Not particularly scenic) and it's a city. If I were riding all the way from Nova Scotia, I'd like to squeeze in a nice visit to a summer destination, thus my suggestion for Canandaigua NY. Ah, but then you are dealing with the NYS Thruway which is a toll road.

    So where in the Northeast is a nice summer destination if you are riding a considerable difference to stop, rest and recharge one's batteries? Toll roads will be difficult to avoid given the state of this countries aging infrastructure (ie. the NYS Thruway was supposed to be toll-free years ago!)
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    Bloomsburg to Sedalia is 1,017 miles. Also, there is a symmetry of sorts in the locations. - Bob
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    Good morning Mile-Eaters!

    Thanks for all your comments on the start locations.

    For the record the IBA distance from Bloomsburg, PA to Sedalia, MO is 974 miles. This is because for any ride the shortest distance calculated is the one used, even it it makes no sense.

    As the goal of this location is for folks coming out of New England, Northeast US and Eastern Canada the next logical location with a lot of services is Scranton or perhaps Wilkes Barre. If we move the start to Wilkes Barre the total distance (Shortest) is 1034 but quickest is up to 1057.

    For the start locations we're looking for multiple 24hr gas stations; ideally a truck stop and a few budget hotels up to a Hampton Inn. The idea is riders stop here for a good rest not necessarily to sight see. The closer it is to a direct route from the major eastern cities the better.

    HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye View Post
    Good morning Mile-Eaters!

    Thanks for all your comments on the start locations.

    For the record the IBA distance from Bloomsburg, PA to Sedalia, MO is 974 miles. This is because for any ride the shortest distance calculated is the one used, even it it makes no sense.

    As the goal of this location is for folks coming out of New England, Northeast US and Eastern Canada the next logical location with a lot of services is Scranton or perhaps Wilkes Barre. If we move the start to Wilkes Barre the total distance (Shortest) is 1034 but quickest is up to 1057.

    For the start locations we're looking for multiple 24hr gas stations; ideally a truck stop and a few budget hotels up to a Hampton Inn. The idea is riders stop here for a good rest not necessarily to sight see. The closer it is to a direct route from the major eastern cities the better.

    HTH.

    Best,

    Rob Nye
    MS Streets and Trips: Scranton to Sedalia is 1071 quick and 1063 short. I wonder what mapping authority is being used to determine distance. Google Maps also concurs with both of the MS calculations. Google also indicates 1,012 and 1,009 for the quick/short calculation out of Bloomsburg. Likely there are other factors that I am not aware of which come into the final calculations. However, if IBA says "it ain't so" then it really is a moot discussion so moving forward, or not, are the only options. We'll be there - Bob
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    Awaiting start location details

    I'm just looking forward to final details so I can make my travel plans... trying to take as little time off from work as possible and make the best use of the time I take. I am guessing I will ride down to Scranton after work on Tuesday evening and head out from the designated start around 5 AM Wednesday. -Dennis
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    Hotel Recommendations?

    Sounds like it's Scranton for the east coast start. A quick search on MapSource has an EconoLodge and a couple of gas stations close to exit 182 on Hwy 81 for a start receipt. Anybody with local knowledge recommend a better starting point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drubery View Post
    I'm just looking forward to final details so I can make my travel plans... trying to take as little time off from work as possible and make the best use of the time I take. I am guessing I will ride down to Scranton after work on Tuesday evening and head out from the designated start around 5 AM Wednesday. -Dennis
    That's a great plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Mark View Post
    Sounds like it's Scranton for the east coast start. A quick search on MapSource has an EconoLodge and a couple of gas stations close to exit 182 on Hwy 81 for a start receipt. Anybody with local knowledge recommend a better starting point?

    Mark
    I don't know the area but it looks like that EconoLodge at 182B (on Kane St) is a fine location with decent rates. Rooms are available for booking. Convenience store and gas just around the corner. Our plan is to get there as early as possible with a 5 am departure. Might be Monday because we want to get to the rally site and be available to volunteer a bit (already booked twice for the beer slinging again). - Bob
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