I have been reading and have taken part in the 1,000 mile day thread, which it seems has been hijacked away from it's original intent.
I am willing to try and help any BC Sport Bike riders ride 1,000 miles in a day.
Why an I doing this?
Quite frankly for a few reasons:
1. Reading the posts on here an inordinate number of riders who are members of this forum crash and die in just regular riding and I am concerend that the for some of you trying a long ride without proper knowledge is a receipe for disaster. I want to try teach you to minimize those risks due to lack of preparation and/or ignorance with some things I have learned
2.If seems quite clear to ,me that the routes suggested bring way to much risk on you as riders. I am not belittling your skills butyou are talking about rides frought with poor lighting, high concentrations of animals(you will be riding at night), and putting yourself in the position to be though no fault of your won out driving your lights
3.There is a group of riders on here who scoff at long rides cause they do them all the time but their claims are undocumented and unproven. Once a few of you have actually got Iron Butt plates and certificates these blowhards will fade away just like the dodo bird
4. I think that the more young riders whow can begin to ride longer distances the better as it opens up a whole new riding venue for most of you. As I type this I am in las Vegas and I will ride back to Vancouver tomorrow. With experience you willlearn to do 7.5 hour 500 mile tripsand arrived rested and not fatigued. Your first 1,000 mile day is a huge ride and it will take most of you between 19 and 23 hours on your bike.
5.IF there is interest I will meet you at the Swan one night an d talk aboutLD riding and give you the basics.
6. THe route will start in Blaine and go south and west and return to Blaine.
7. I will help you with your IBA applications and arrange for a bulk nailing withte IBA toget a faster processing time for your certificates.
If there is interest let me know. I would exopect that we would do this ride in July (better weather less traffic and more daylight)