Requirements For A Saddle Sore 1000 Completed!!

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  • HBarlow
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    I'm happy that the deer population didn't want to graze where I was riding. The only critter I saw in 1066 odometer miles was the reflector eyes of a small coyote on the right shoulder between Las Cruces and Lordsburg on my early morning westbound leg.

    The thought of a deer running out in front of me at speed scares the heck out of me. The laws of physics say that a deer and I cannot occupy the same space.

  • kwthom
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    Harvey...The hooved desert rats are there, but prefer to be in area they can eat, so they tend to be in a little higher in elevation areas as I described.

  • HBarlow
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    Thanks, Bob. I appreciate the support. I'm really looking forward to receiving that package from the IBA with my certificate and license plate frame. I really view that frame as a badge of honor and will be quite proud of it. I recall clearly how impressed I was years ago the first time I saw one on a motorcycle belonging to a young LAPD officer on a BMW and he explained what it was. Now I understand that a Saddle Sore 1000 was probably no big deal to a big strong young big city street cop. Wrestling with street thugs on a night shift in south central LA was probably more challenging.

    I honestly believe that anyone who doesn't have serious health issues can do an SS or a BB1500 on a Goldwing. My wing is more comfortable than my VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI.

    I was afraid of a Texas route for fear of hitting a deer during the hours of darkness. There aren't many deer in the NM and AZ desert southwest.

  • Solidbob
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    Well Congrats to ya there Harvey, guess you'll be a member of our club in the not to distant future. I did mine back in 6/19/1999 IBA #5831 , when I had my ST1100, sure miss that bike. Mine was done from Cleburne, Tx south on I35 to San Antonio, west on I-10 to Barnett's HD in El Paso, then back east on I-10 / I-20 to Fort Worth meeting my spouse back at the Cleburne Police Dept. ( Bike Cops had no words - just open mouths) told them it wasn't that bad. The bad part for me was leaving at 2am to get thru Austin and San Antonio before traffic time... had dinner in Cleburne at Chilis at 10:40PM Now at 65 and a Triker I'm thinking about the 1500 using the same route with a few changes to add mileage..... spouse thinks I nuts..... sometimes my body thinks I'm nuts but that GL1800 says bring it on!! Took me three tries due to bad weather the first time... spring in Texas is tough... Congrats again...

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  • kwthom
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    You should hear back in roughly 4 weeks - processing times have dropped lately, but there's also the fact this is the slow time of year (in the northern hemisphere) for certification rides.

    Save your email from "Evil Lord Kneebone" (you'll get that inside joke one day...), as that will be the number reveal for the first time.

    Join the LDRiders list and you can read from the old-timers (the guys & gals with three and four digit IBA numbers... hehehehe!

  • HBarlow
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    My number will probably be around 60,000. I'll proudly post it when assigned.

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  • Westdc
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    Originally posted by HBarlow View Post
    Thanks for all the nice comments.

    I put the finishing touches on the application package last night and will put the envelope in the mail today. The wait for the certification and license plate frame can be 6 or 8 weeks according to Michael Kneebone's advice I read on the IBA website.

    More like a nice winter project Post your number when you get it!

    FWIW mine is IBA # 40576

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  • HBarlow
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    Thanks for all the nice comments.

    I put the finishing touches on the application package last night and will put the envelope in the mail today. The wait for the certification and license plate frame can be 6 or 8 weeks according to Michael Kneebone's advice I read on the IBA website.

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  • hparsons
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    Congrats. You sound like I felt after mine "What was all that silly worrying about..."

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  • Yellowbird
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    Congrats on your Saddle Sore ride

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  • Haste Maker
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    Originally posted by HBarlow View Post
    I usually tell friends I am "older than dirt." I'm 72 and will be 73 in July.
    Good for you...reason I ask your age is I did mine at age 67 three years ago...I am thinking about doing the 1500 in 36 hours next.

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  • Westdc
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    Congrats Click image for larger version

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    When you get your number - Don't forget to get a Tag Frame

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  • kwthom
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    Nicely done...congratulations!

    Now, put your data together and submit it! :-)

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  • clayusmcret
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    Congratulations! 1000 miles always sounds so daunting until proper planning puts it back into perspective. Well Done!

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  • MMR
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    Congratulations Harvey. One down, 99 more to go. You did well.

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  • Kenichi
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    Congrats on your ride and what an inspiration Ride Long and Live Long!

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  • yellow wolf
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    congrats and ride on!!!!!

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  • Pooch
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    Congrats!! I know you're planning another one!....LOL

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  • TravelinLite
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    Is dirt that old? Congrats Harvey.

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  • HBarlow
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    I usually tell friends I am "older than dirt." I'm 72 and will be 73 in July.

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