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For those of us in the Northeast is there any interest in A Saddlesore 1000 from the Iron Butt Association? There is a specific ride called the NE1000 that hits all the new England states. NE1000 Link Best not done as a group ride but if several wanna give it a try we could pair up and all do it on the same day. I'm not a big fan of "follow the rules and submit the form" kinda riding. But, this is one I might wanna say "been there, done that, got the plate frame."
 

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Thanks. You know back in '78 I did 1300 mi. in 25 hrs. That was enough for me. Too damned old now. (Plus, somewhere around age 50 I started to get all my brains) :)

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Thanks. You know back in '78 I did 1300 mi. in 25 hrs. That was enough for me. Too damned old now. (Plus, somewhere around age 50 I started to get all my brains) :)
Bah ... as long as they're not in your ass, you should be fine to do another Saddle Sore! :D j/k

I've been thinking about doing one, but starting out in central NY ... don't think the NE1000 is quite "on the way" ...
 

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Bah ... as long as they're not in your ass, you should be fine to do another Saddle Sore! :D j/k

I've been thinking about doing one, but starting out in central NY ... don't think the NE1000 is quite "on the way" ...
Hey, you think that's where my brains were during the 60's? Damn!

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The route has too much "slab" riding for me plus I just got back from my 4 state annual spring motorcycle apparel buying ride which is mostly "slab" riding and I really hate it. I use to do 1,000 mile days way back before there were rewards for doing it. On todays "comfy" rides (like my Concours) it's easy to do 1,000 miles in 24hrs though I dare say I wouldn't want to do it on the Duc. If you have the right equipment(good radar detector) and a bit of luck(don't get stopped) you should be able to do it in about half the 24 hours.
 

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The route has too much "slab" riding for me
I have to agree with you there. It's just so difficult to make time in southern New England on anything else.
 

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Oilhed said:
I have to agree with you there. It's just so difficult to make time in southern New England on anything else.
So true!

The 1000 miles in 24 hours is pretty easy to do. even in New England. They 1500 in 24 is a bit tougher.

Actually planning a 1000 in 24 on some vintage ducs. that's definitely an adventure as I dunno if my bike will hold up =0
 
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