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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2007, 1:35 pm Thread Starter
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One for the record books

DAYUM!!!
A bun-burner gold is 1500 miles in 24 hours. Pretty much all you can really do without lots of LEO attention, and that takes away from your time.

This guy, well-known in the U.S. long-distance riding community, took it up a notch.

Seven.

In a row...



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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2007, 2:43 pm
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I've done a BB Gold although I haven't sent in the "stuff" so it's not official but then I just wanted to prove it to myself.

So, I know what's involved in doing this. And while you can do it and easily stay within the legal limit, you do consume pretty well the full 24 hours. So, doing back to back days means one of 2 things. Either no sleep or excessive speeds and while not fully alert. I know that I can't go 7 days without sleep, 1 and a bit is about all I can manage. And, I also know that my alertness level goes down as my lack of sleep increases. Seeing the first picture gives you an idea of how much sleep he was lacking.

Bottom line, is I don't know whether to congratulate him on accomplishing an exceedingly difficult task or berate him for taking excessive risk. But I suppose for the casual riders my riding 24 hours straight was in the later category. So, congratulations!
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Sorry Don. I have to disagree.
I've been there too and personally I think this was insane!! Period. That guy needs a slap up side the head. He should have bought a lottery ticket instead cause man with all the shoes up there, he'd have won something.

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Methamphetimines or an extremely severe case of insomnia.

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Nevermind the above post. I read the post. Warchild is one of the few insane enough to pull it off.

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... So, doing back to back days means one of 2 things. Either no sleep or excessive speeds and while not fully alert.
Mostly Nevada, probably where there's little enforcement and there's a decent speed limit (I believe 75 in some places is posted). But, what he did in a nutshell was get back by midnight to his base, and left around 5 AM. Bike was maintained by a good friend, whose wife was a nutritionist and a massage therapist. He got about 4½ hours of sleep each "night" while the bike was gone over. Then slept for 10 when it was all over. But,as Grif alluded to, he's been doing LD riding for a long time, and is probably one of the few qualified to do it. However, he did get a performance award 1 hour out on his first day...no mention of any other "incidents".

Heck, 10,000+ miles in a week. I know there are some that almost get that in a year.



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Nevermind the above post. I read the post. Warchild is one of the few insane enough to pull it off.
Yup, Warchild is one of those guys that you'll eventually
read about on the front page of the newspaper.






















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When did they start putting the obituaries on the front page?

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When did they start putting the obituaries on the front page?
It wouldn't be just an obituary.................it'd
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And what!!...no pink elephant guts on the windshield?.....I road for 2 days without sleep...and only covered 1300 miles....thats with just missing one night....and the shit i saw in on the roads....and all those tractor trailer tunnels.....overhead signs turned into ufos.......mmmmmm he s lucky he s alive and probly a few other people on the roads....not being a skeptic...but think this one will turn out untrue...just doesnt add up.....stayed within the speed limit....and still got fuel and piss stops?.....and stayed upright....wish my bike would be as clean as his just after 50 miles at night.....
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