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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Wild West Ride 2016

Completed the ride, Alabama to Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico. 4300 miles in 7 days. A rest in New Mexico to visit family. I should have another saddlesore 1000 and a Bunburner 1500 from IBA.
Did all of that in over 800 miles of rain and wind I had long forgotten could blow on the plains. I put the rain suit on in Marshall, Mo. and didnt remove it until Sundance, Wyoming. Cold and dreary weather for some of the trip. Lost my phone somewhere in Wyoming. The dock I had for it died and next thing I know "no phone"....so maybe there is a good phone for someone in Wyoming. ( I doubt it)If they look real hard they will also find the Docking station as I decided it was unsatisfactory. lol (at least now it is) I really missed the gas station info I had on the phone. I had to resort to the old school method of travel and information. A map and local information from locals. I quickly learned the locals really didnt know alot about the areas they live, unless it can be googled. lol I did have to reroute a little but it worked out fine. If I ever go on the road again, like next year, I think I will surely add a additional fuel tank. Not that you cant find a station, but it would be nice when you feel good to log the miles and remove any worries for fuel. My Frogg Toggs worked great as usual, my boots stayed dry, my gloves suck.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 09:11 PM
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Made the ride from Alabama to South Dakota to Wyoming to Colorado to New Mexico and back before. I will never forget the wind we rode in for 800 miles across New Mexico into Oklahoma and Tx. Looking to go back next year but plan to go to Glacier National Park in MT and camp some along the way. Plan on taking two weeks to do the ride and then mark it off my bucket list. Glad you enjoyed your ride!


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Thanks for the pic's. Look's like it was a nice ride.
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Doing my ppwk for the IBA it looks like the VTX 1300 got 38.5 MPG average for 1554 miles. Not great but pretty good considering the head/side winds and rain for 800+ miles.
on another note. I bought some Aerostitch glove covers for rainwear. No more wet hands.

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Today I received my Bun Burner 1500 miles/36 hrs. And another Saddle Sore 1000miles/24 hrs. I am finding this is a good challenge to get myself a long way from home quick. Then cruising around and just riding 500 miles, more or less, a day.
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Congrats on the BB 1500 and the SS1000, they do get addicting!!


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Congrats! Sounds like it was an "interesting" trip, at least, if not flat out fun. For the gloves when dealing with rain, I suggest getting rubber overgloves. Easy on, and keep your gloves from being a pain when wet.

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