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Yea I figure if I dont hit the 1500, which will be hard since I am pretty much done after 18 hours. lol I am trying to schedule work so that I am on nights that week. Then I can sleep all day, leave early evening to get the night riding first. I may just ride to Minneapolis, then to St. Marys, East Glacier area for the SS2000.

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Just stay hydrated. I have used a Camel Back and now I'm experimenting with a gallon therm strapped on the passenger floor board.

On your return try to ride the Beartooth Pass road, US 212, If you have never do it. I'd say on your way up but you are wanting to get in the SS2000 if not the BB1500 Gold.

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Leroy,,, you are a MUCH better man than I am!!! And I guess you would call me a "youngster" at 63.... Congrats on the marathon.........

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[QUOTE=Charlie D;4539802]My 1300 is great at 800-900 mile days
1800 will wear me out at around 600.


Hey Charlie. I'm curious why the 1800 would wear you out earlier? I know mine is heavier, but once I'm out on the road, it handles like a dream. Am I missing something with the comparison between the two?

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Just stay hydrated. I have used a Camel Back and now I'm experimenting with a gallon therm strapped on the passenger floor board.

On your return try to ride the Beartooth Pass road, US 212, If you have never do it. I'd say on your way up but you are wanting to get in the SS2000 if not the BB1500 Gold.
Yea out west, water is mucho importante. I looked for a gallon cooler but never found one. I keep trying to put Bear Tooth on the list but, It may end up on a trip to BC, or Yukon.....excuses, excuses.
So after Glacier......
0. Pelouse Falls, Wa
1. Mt Rainer, Wa
2. Mt Hood, Or
3. Mt. St. Helens, Wa
4. Crater Lake, Or
5. Hwy 50, Nv
6. Black Rock Desert, Nv
7. Great Basin Park, Nv
8. Capitol Reef, Arches, Monument Valley, Ut
9. Hovenweep, Ut
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My 1300 is great at 800-900 mile days
1800 will wear me out at around 600.


Hey Charlie. I'm curious why the 1800 would wear you out earlier? I know mine is heavier, but once I'm out on the road, it handles like a dream. Am I missing something with the comparison between the two?
Seating and bar position is most.
I sit on a 1800 and sit in the 1300.

I have ultimate seat on the 1800 with F risers about ready to put old risers back on they are 1/2 inch lower.

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Yea out west, water is mucho importante. I looked for a gallon cooler but never found one. I keep trying to put Bear Tooth on the list but, It may end up on a trip to BC, or Yukon.....excuses, excuses.
So after Glacier......
0. Pelouse Falls, Wa
1. Mt Rainer, Wa
2. Mt Hood, Or
3. Mt. St. Helens, Wa
4. Crater Lake, Or
5. Hwy 50, Nv
6. Black Rock Desert, Nv
7. Great Basin Park, Nv
8. Capitol Reef, Arches, Monument Valley, Ut
9. Hovenweep, Ut
Hovenweep is pretty much out in the middle of nowhere but worth the trip. Keep an eye on fuel. With your auxiliary tank you will be OK. I was OK on my X when I went through there.

My buddy said the Durango/Cortez area has been burning for some time so very smoky. We did not have any problems with smoke on the SE side of Utah last month in my PU.

Monument Valley is one of my favorite. You might give the Mokie Dugway a shot just north of Mexican Hat. It is a bit rough packed dirt/gravel with the hair pins paved. Why paved, I don't know except it makes the gravel kicked on them something to be extra careful of. I made it down on my X and passed two HDs on their way up.

Valley of the Gods is OK but the road is not for our cruisers. I had to pass on it while on my X. I did go back last month in my 4x4 PU. Once is enough. I did not feel the views were worth it.

I accidentally found a neat place to stay right on the San Juan River in Mexican Hat, UT, just north of Monument Valley. It is called the San Juan Inn. Old, small, rasonable, clean, and a good view.

Sounds like you have an awesome full list now. Can't do it all in one trip, I've tried and it nearly killed me. The Beartooth will give you an excuse to plan another ride out west and hit the things you missed on this one.

Always plan ahead for the next trip is my motto. Have a great trip.

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Congrats Jerry on the SS3000. For me the BBG1500 is just time management by the numbers. Say 1550 miles in 23:30 for a little mileage and time cushion so an average of 66 mph. 10 hours in you should have at least 660 miles. I did the BBG1500 without starting out to do it. Was doing the SS3000 and was in Atlanta where I planned to stay the night. Wasn't tired at all and knew I wouldn't be able to sleep. Got the calculator out and realized I was on track for 1500 in 24 hours so just kept going. I finished 1558 miles in 23:20. Slept a few hours, did like 1100 miles the second day, and finished the 3rd day with a very leisurely 500 miles, total of 3164. I wasn't trying or interested in doing a 2nd one but could have very easily did it on the 50CC. First day I had 1489 miles for that and 1000 the second, Jacksonville Beach to Ocean Beach San Diego, 46:30.
Since you are so close to the route the 50CC would be a good way to get that and the BBG1500. I know you are experienced with it but to the others averaging 66mph on the X is not all that easy unless you have an auxiliary tank. Having to fill up at less than 150 miles is a lot of lost time. The 50CC I did with my 650 that gets around 225 to a fill and the BBG1500 on the LT that gets about 275 miles between fills.

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Always good to hear from you Mr. Enduro, your experience is always welcome here. I mounted an additional 2.5 gallons on the VTX 1300. (Wish I had 3.5) I can run a solid 225 and have run 253. I have my gas stops at 230 miles except the stop in Fargo at 200 miles and the final, maybe in Bismark. I have an app I am going to use for, miles, elapsed time, avg speed, max speed, speedometer. Since hearing you speak of doing it by " the numbers". I may now just break it into 4 -375 treks, unless I get behind. As an out for the trip IF I cant make the 1500 for any reason I will stay somewhere near Minneapolis for 1000 mile day, sleep my time balance and go for a another 1000 mile day for a SS2000. Then the sightseeing begins.....lol Just have another 4 or 5, 6-700 mile days. Yea averaging speed over a long distance changes exponentially over 60 mph. Above 65 well that's dedication. IMHO

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Good to hear from you Ed.

The auxiliary tank I got from you makes things more possible on the VTX.

I mounted a 5 gallon on my Yamaha RSV so the 50CC will be easier on that one. Hopefully I can get the a BB Gold.

I guess I could move the 5 gallon over to the X. Hmmm I do like riding the VTX even with the high miles on it. It is comfortable for me.

I like those bonuses of getting more than you planned for when doing an IBA ride. My first SS2000 was totally by accident. I did not realize it until I was almost home so I tacked on the last 100 to be sure.

Another time I almost had a SS2000 Gold without planning. I missed it by 60 miles. If I would have even thought about it the second morning it would have been easy. It turned into a 1960 mile BB1500. I could have had a BB1500 Gold on that one if I'd planned a little. I was not even trying.

Some days it works out easy and others a struggle.

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