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Going long - 1400 miles in 24? - June 29, 2007, 10:48 AM

so the plan is to ride 1400 miles in 24 hours on the R6.

Yes I realize thats a hella long way and i may do it in 2 days - plan to stop if i get too tired and most likely will.

Looking for any tips-

So far its the bike with double bubble and small (manta) tank bag for essentials. No other drag.

Ipod with noise cancelling plugs

pre-hydrate with water and gatorade

full gear - sidi boots, a* pants motogp leather jacket gauntlet gloves

Plan to stop and stretch at 2 hour intervals , hydrate and use gel fuels and endurolytes (I'm an endurance athelete -yeah yeah i know you cant tell - but know how to fuel a 15 hour effort)



This is not about scenic routes, but a fast way to get where I am going and drop off the bike - a surprise gift.

So any serious input from those who have gone long?


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Camel back, Dutch. Comfort is going to be a BIG issue after 6 hours and you're going to have 12 left at an average 80 mph.

I don't think it's really possible, 700 miles in a day is rough...


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June 29, 2007, 10:53 AM

Doing the math...
1400 miles in 16 hrs? If you break every other hour, that's 7 breaks. If each break is 10 minutes long, you've eaten up one of your 16 hrs (at least). So 1400 miles in 15 hrs is nearly 100mph constantly the whole time.

This doesn't look like a good idea.


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June 29, 2007, 10:56 AM

The Iron Butt Assocation sponsors SaddleSore 1000's, which is 1,000 miles in 24 hours. A difficult, but doable goal.

I suggest you look at their site -- they have a lot of info about long-distance riding.

I think you are over-reaching with a goal of 1,400 miles in 24 hours. If you sleep for three hours and spend another two on fuel, rest & food stops -- you'll have to average 78 mph for 1,400 miles over 18 hours. A difficult task. Remember, cruising speed is not the same as averaged speed.

You will want a good seat - try Russel Day-Long. He uses a spring device and all the long-distance riders swear by his seats. At minimum get an AirHawk.

Read every tip on the IronButt site. You will need it.

I've done many 600 mile days on both my BMW and a Honda VFR. Whatever amount of time you think you'll need - add a few hours. You'll start out stopping every two hours but soon realize that stopping every 100 miles is better.

Wear a Camelbak and hydrate while riding. The air rusing over you takes away moisture quicker than you think. Pay attention to the color of your urine - if it's dark yellow - stop and drink a lot before resuming your trip.

Get a throttle-lock.

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Stay away from RedBull, coffee, etc. The crash you experience 30 minutes later is not worth the temp boost.

A dark face shield cuts down the temp inside your helmet

Poor water inside your helmet at each stop -- keeps you cooler

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Iron Butt riders rarely ride over 75 mph - going 80+ for long distances increases strain on your body -- mostly from the wind and extra attention required by your mind to stay alert. Going a bit slower can actually be faster over a long distance.


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Doing the math...
1400 miles in 16 hrs? If you break every other hour, that's 7 breaks. If each break is 10 minutes long, you've eaten up one of your 16 hrs (at least). So 1400 miles in 15 hrs is nearly 100mph constantly the whole time.

This doesn't look like a good idea.
I'm actually banking on 22-23 hours....i just know how to fuel 15 hour efforts (ironman etc )

and yes i'm not going to push it...lookign for tips to go long basically


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June 29, 2007, 10:57 AM

I ride long distances too haha, i have almost the same distance goal for later this summer..

get a throttle locker(?) cruise control time deal if you can.

depending on your tires, becareful about heating them because it will wear it flat QUICK...


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ipods rock! That'll help a lot.

I wonder how long a trip Canada would be from here? That might be a fun one to do.

Course you could ship it and show up with it. That'll save the tires some, and keep some miles off it. Since it's a gift and all.


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Get at least 1000 miles on this one though Dutch. The iron butt site is a good one.


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Pay attention to the color of your urine - if it's dark yellow - stop and drink a lot before resuming your trip.
I would recommend stopping and THEN checking the color of your urine. Ive never tried it, but I cant imagine pissing off the side of your bike at 80+mph would work too well! HAHAHA! - Sorry, had to do it


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June 29, 2007, 05:09 PM

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This is not about scenic routes, but a fast way to get where I am going and drop off the bike - a surprise gift.

I live closer and I like gifts!

Seriously though, I've never tried that kind of distance in that short an amount of time. I would suggest finding at least some mildly entertaining roads to break up the boredom. That distance in that amount of time will be brutal on that bike, so don't push your luck. Be safe.
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I recently did 1200 miles in 16 hours. Get some under armour boxer briefs and some Anti Moneybutt powder. Throttlemeister or rocker. Maybe something for back brace for support.

My ride was on a Sport Touring bike...not a sport bike. Good luck its gonna be rough!
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June 29, 2007, 05:49 PM

see.. Newz and Cam actually have good input...thanks guys...I'll be on endurolytes and crank fuel till the last four or so hours..then its unleaded coke and the bull


shooting for 1000 and 400..but if i hit camD's mark...I'm rolling off the last 200


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depending on your tires, becareful about heating them because it will wear it flat QUICK...
Tires wear flat faster because they are running cooler than intended on the slab.

Cam and Newz said it. Longest I have ever done 1,186 miles. in 16 hours. I only stopped for gas until I hit rush hour in Atlanta The the OUtback on I20 called out to me. Gave me enough fuel to get to Tusacloosa. Biggest drain on me is wind noise and Monkey Butt. Keep yer azz dry.
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ipods rock! That'll help a lot.

I wonder how long a trip Canada would be from here? That might be a fun one to do.

Course you could ship it and show up with it. That'll save the tires some, and keep some miles off it. Since it's a gift and all.
Lunch in Canada (Niagra) and back took 15 hours and around 900 miles.
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