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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 7:32 pm Thread Starter
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 10:21 pm
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Congrats!

It seems to take forever to get the care package, but its worth every minute of the wait.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 10:28 pm
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Congratulations, I am going to try my first one in June

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 11:11 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks.

I really didn't find the ride to be that hard. I covered the first 1000 miles in about 18 hours or so and got a night's sleep, so the second day was downhill. The iPod and Camelback were key. Good luck on your ride.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 11:16 pm
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My problem is my eyes at night, I had RK on them in the late 80's so I see star burst at night and my eyes dry out so I have to carry eye drops all the time. That said I do want to do it once, just because

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When I had Lasik my doctor suggested taking Neptune Krill Oil pills to help with the dry eye. Might be worth looking into.

I wonder if you could do the BB1500 over 36 hours and try to stay in the daylight. That might be easier and safer than trying the SS1000 in 24. I left at 0630 and finished my 1000 miles around 2230, so I spent about 2 hours in the dark. Got up late the next day and finished it up by 1600. So if you shifted times a bit, you could probably stay in the daylight and do both.

If you want, I can post my spreadsheet with my times and locations to give you a feel for my pace.
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Congratulations. We don't have this type of endurance club / riding over the pond here, but it's quite an achievement worth celebrating, well done!

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Thanks. The IBA has kilometer-based rides if you're interested:

http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/ge...t.cfm?DocID=30
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2009, 11:26 am
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Congratulations. We don't have this type of endurance club / riding over the pond here, but it's quite an achievement worth celebrating, well done!
you can do IBA rides there too, there are 13 rides sanctioned by IBA world wide IBA rides

There is a guy in Surrey UK that may know more, he is on the MTF forum and goes by the name of ianmorgan

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2010, 12:44 pm
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Congratulations, Dave.

So, do we get to see a ride report anytime soon?

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