My Iron Butt 5000 Rally

This is the blog that I started for friends and family to follow my Long Distance Riding preparation and competition in the inaugural Iron Butt 5000, a 5 day 5000 mile motorcycle rally. In May 2011, Mike Kneebone for the IBA announced there would not be an IB5000 in 2012, but instead that the IBA and Team Strange would be sponsoring the But Lite 6IX in 2012. So that makes this blog a bit of Long Distance History, so I've decided to leave it as it is for historical purposes. I will create other blogs as I have new adventures and rally competitions.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ready to Ride

Well it is down to a week till I leave for Denver for the start of the IB5000 and I am very excited. I had a small issue last weekend on a short 200 mile loop in AL and TN when the front left fork seal blew out. It was very messy but a wrap of a micro fiber towel around the fork got me the remaining 100 miles home. With help from my friend Tom and advice from GW LDRider Cdog I was able to replace the seal and the bike is good to go. The area around Huntsville is some great riding and I look forward to learning the area and exploring after the IB5000.  Also I have to disable the gogle tracking for public viewing due to IBA rules, so if you would like to follow me on the IB5000 send me an email and I'll send you the link to a private password tracking link.

Here are some pictures of the ride:

End of a great winding road!
Wow what a view

Awesome curves!
More great riding!

This is the fork seal, I've never seen this much blow out

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