Have you ever wanted to try an Iron Butt ride but weren't too sure where to start and would like some help or someone to ride with ? I've already done a Saddlesore 1000 plus a couple of others so I would just be doing this ride to witness other riders and provide some guidance as to the practicalities of preparation and riding issues. I would also likely stay behind the slowest rider.
Here's what I have in mind:
Date : any time in the summer but should be mid-week.
Route : I have looked at four different routes in BC. I hate a route that requires backtracking but that's the best way to do this ride for a number of reasons including minimizing overall distance and best roads for making good time. Therefore, the route would be Vancouver ( just west of Boundary Rd & Broadway) to Golden to Invermere and return by the same route.
Time : Start 4:00 AM and ETA back home would be 10:30 PM
Gas stops : these should be chosen by each rider. You should know your bikes range using your trip odometer as a gas gauge.
If there are any other experience IB riders who would like to escort a rider, please chime in. Bill, I know that you've mentioned liability issues, but if you'd participate, I'm sure we could find a way around that.
Please, don't turn this into a debate on IB rides. If you'd like to do that, let's start another thread somewhere else.
Disclaimer: this is not a sanctioned ride in any way, shape or form. There are no ride masters or organizers. It is assumed that you are capable of riding your motorcycle in the prevailing conditions. The route is a suggested route only. We strongly discourage the consumption of alcohol before reaching the destination. We leave it to you to determine if it is safe for your skill level. If you're not comfortable with the route or the pace, slow down. There are lots of motels along the route. If you have any doubt about your safety, STOP.