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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 2009, 10:38 pm Thread Starter
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IBR talk in SoCal

Saturday, December 12th, 2009
4:00 p.m.

BMW Motorcycles of Ventura County
830 Tourmaline Drive
Newbury Park CA 91320

The Iron Butt Association is a loose-knit group of riders dedicated to safe long-distance motorcycling. Entry into the club is obtained by documenting long-distance riding challenges, such as 1,000 miles in under 24 hours. Every two years the IBA hosts their premier event, the Iron Butt Rally. Billed as "11,000 miles in 11 days," this Rally tests the mettle of selected riders by sending them all across the US and Canada on a giant two-wheeled scavenger hunt. In fact, more people have gone into space than have completed an Iron Butt Rally.

Ken Meese has been riding ever since he snuck his parents' 125cc bike out of the garage as a teenager. He has logged several hundred thousand miles on BMWs and has ridden in Asia, Europe, and North America. Ken has ridden numerous Long Distance Rallies and Iron Butt certificate rides that have covered nearly every US state and most Canadian Provinces. 2009 was his first Iron Butt Rally, but definitely not his last.

This evening will be full of road tales, travails, and triumphs as Ken shares his experiences of competing in the ultimate motorcycle endurance Rally. In addition, Ken's Rally-prepped bike will be on hand so you can see just what it takes to survive on a BMW for 11 days and 11,000 miles.




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'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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Sounds cool Ken, I wish Speed or someone would cover it and broadcast it.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 2009, 1:38 am Thread Starter
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Sounds cool Ken, I wish Speed or someone would cover it and broadcast it.
Well, at least it will force me to finish my ride report.

Ken
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'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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Too bad I didn't see this before I left for LA! I was in Temecula while you were doing this at Graydude's (you remember him?)

He had an RT tech day and I went down to play...

I hope you had fun!!!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 2009, 11:17 am
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Great talk, Ken.

I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

thanks for your efforts.

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Great talk, Ken.

I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

thanks for your efforts.

+1

I would like to extend my personal thanks to Ken for taking the time to prepare and give his presentation. It was great on so many levels - there was something for everyone - long distance riders, future IBR finishers, friends, family, ordinary riders, and more. Everyone enjoyed it and learned from it. Well done!

A couple who happened to be shopping for motorcycles couldn't help but notice the gathering. You could see that they were completely entranced with the idea of the IBR and Ken's adventures. I bet that they come back and buy that used 2007 K1200GT that was on the floor, 'cause it is just like Ken's.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 2009, 12:34 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys, it was fun.

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I bet that they come back and buy that used 2007 K1200GT that was on the floor, 'cause it is just like Ken's.
And then bolt 80 lbs. worth of additional crap onto it?

Ken
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'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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