Long Distance Endurance Motorcycling - 48 States - Video Pt. 2

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  • Long Distance Endurance Motorcycling - 48 States - Video Pt. 2

    The first part was the first 4000 miles...this concludes the ride.


    • Gizmo
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      Gizmo commented
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      Great job, Ken! I noticed your daily average speeds were similar to mine. It's really all about time in the saddle, isn't it?

    • kwthom
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      kwthom commented
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      That's it in a nut-shell.

      You *could* go harder, but then you get into the realm of being more subject to a road-side chat with a not-so-friendly LEO. Thus, the fine line really depends on where you are.

      - Moving Overall Average Speed ~57.4MPH

      - Rest time - time I was NOT moving. 66h:31m - 33% of time used to rest

      https://kwthom.blogspot.com/2018/09/ldem-certified.html

    • kwthom
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      kwthom commented
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      Y'know, one additional point to be made here.

      This was my second 'more than a day' IBA-style ride. My first, the Why-to-Whynot, followed by a 50CC, I'll consider the same ride, for the purposes of this response.

      Knowing that I didn't want to expend all of my energy in the first two or three days, I planned the ride to take maximum advantage of daylight - even though there was still a couple of hours each morning of riding in the dark. Aux lighting for the win! Yes, I planned ~1000 mile days, but knowing that I'd feel (relatively) okay at the end of day three - and hopeful of that at the end of day four - meant that I could have a 'slack day' if I really needed it.

      Riding at PSL +10 max was a good way to essentially stay on the plans that I'd made, and had been (trying) to focus on for the duration of the ride. What I planned, and what I rode was pretty close. An average fuel stop was around eleven minutes. So, not really speeding thru the process, but making sure that I'd done what was required to properly record my position.

      In the IBA Archive of Wisdom, one of the points that's made is the decrease in mileage over time, simply due to fatigue, in an event like the IBR.

      As I've written, the 48 State ride is as close to an IBR as I'll ever be - and I'm okay with that. Well, looking at my miles as the days clicked off, I definitely had planned to back off, but my plans got changed - when I needed to be home a day earlier. So, five days out of eight, I rode for over 1000 miles. That last 1000+ mile day (from WV to AL...) was a b!#*h, but I knew in two mode days, I'd be home.
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