Heidi Weldon and Dave Mishalof (the 2004 Women's and Men's division top finishers in the MOA Mileage Contest) rode the MTF Saddle Sore 1,000 ( Iron Butt Association - 1,000 miles + in less than 24 hours) together on June 11
We finished the 1,000 miles in 14 Hrs. 45 mins.
The start was at the Shell station in Temecula. there were several mandatory gas stops: Barstow; Flagstaff; Chandler, AZ and San Diego. The weather ranged from cold near Flagstaff to very hot (98) in the Phoenix area. There was light rain and very heavy fog just before Victorville.Stonge winds near Ocotillo, but generally we had good weather.
On I-40 west of Williams we rode thru a swarm of bees, very big bees! It feels like you are beeing hit by small stones except these stay on your windshield and cloths.
We stopped for breakfast at McD's in Needles and had dinner at the DQ in Yuma. We made good time without using our fuel cells, and just steady riding. It was a nice ride and I enjoyed Heidi's company.
The MTF (internet chat group) had rides starting in 25 different locations yesterday with approximately 500 participants total. There were approx. 25 participants in Temecula.