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    2013 Salem 1000

    Hopefully this will happen. I've started a new thread and pruned a bit from the 2013 Rally Planning thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    Any discussion here about a Saddlesore 1000 for Salem yet? I seem to remember start points for Redmond in Miles City MT and Ely NV which made for some interesting route choices. Maybe we could start near the top left corner of the contiguous USA for instance?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye View Post
    I know there is strong interest from Mike Kneebone and the Iron Butt Association.
    I was fiddling on Google maps this morning- Miles City MT and Rawlins WY are both around 1050 miles via superslab.
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    Salem 1000

    I would be interested in a SS1000 if something came out of the South West. We left from Mesquite Nevada for the Redmond Rally and that worked very well. I would love another Pizza Party, it was GREAT! I will be pulling a Leesure Lite trailer this time.
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    IBA Ride

    Found this link on the IBA website for Saddle Sore rides to or starting at Salem

    http://www.ironbutt.com/moa/

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Mark View Post
    Found this link on the IBA website for Saddle Sore rides to or starting at Salem

    http://www.ironbutt.com/moa/

    Mark
    So it's official! IBA Salem 1000!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiffynimrod View Post
    So it's official! IBA Salem 1000!


    It looks like a buddy and I will be doing one of the SS rides to Salem. I am pretty sure we will start in Moab which means we will take a few days to ride to the start point from our home in Calgary. We will take it easy going south through the 'Going to the Sun Road' and meander through the length of Yellowstone National Park and try an interesting pass in western Colorado (Douglas Pass) which is not high for Colorado at 8,268 feet but is a direct route south. Plan to spend a day poking around some short rides around Moab and then heading out for the 1000 mile ride sometime on Wednesday.
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    Ss1000

    Not much traffic on this subject. There is a SS1000 ride posted on the Iron Butt web site. Linky: www.ironbutt.com. Click on event calendar and scroll down to July. There you will find the BMWMOA Salem SS1000. There are a number of routes listed. I am taking the route starting in Kingman Az.

    Also shown is the Fire and Ice which is an instate SS1000. The route starts/ends at the rally site. I plan on completing this ride also.

    For the new to Long Distance riding, the Salem SS1000 is a fine opportunity to get involved. The ride can be accomlished entirely in day light in around 14-16 hrs or so. If rest is required, there is plenty of time to take a nap or check in a motel for a few hours and still complete the ride in the 24 hr time limit. The routes are not sightseeing routes and some have plenty of interstate routing, but they will let you easliy acomplish the ride. (San Diego to Salem mostly on I-5 - not scenic until north of Shasta)

    Fuel should be readliy available if traveling the interstate; however, in the west, fuel stations can be pretty far apart as compared to places east of the Mississippi. If traveling at night, the distance between fuel stataions can increase as some are closed, and pumps can be shut down. Also Oregon has some unique rules re filling up your bike. No self serve, but the attendant will give you the fuel hose for your use in filling the bike after you provide payment (credit card). At night a number of Oregon stations will not be open. Plan ahead.

    A fuel cell is a nice option for these kind of rides in the West. I added a 4.4 gal cell to my bike and now have a very doable 400 mile range. Expect to complete the ride with 2 stops for fuel plus start and end.

    Good luck to all and best wishes for a safe ride. See you in Salem


    bob

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