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Old 05-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #21
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well he has done it in 37 hours before...
Yeah on a Sport Touring machine (ST4)....


I ran up from Houston to the top of Arkansas 7 and back in a weekend, about ten years ago (97) on a GSXR 600. To this day I think a lot of my back problems are from that ride... It got so miserable I wanted to eat a bullet on my way back.

Now I can do the same ride anytime and be comfy... different weapon of choice...
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:21 PM   #22
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Years back a buddy of mine and I took a trip to Tennessee on our bikes. Made it to Beaumont and turned back. I was like...no way in am I making it.
You're scaring me - I'm planning to do the Deal's Gap next year - and I'm planning to ride to it - that's going to be about 2500 miles round-trip plus the day in the mountains... why'd you turn back? Weather, or riding position?
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:34 PM   #23
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not really i'm realistic, so what the longest you've ridden?

14hrs is my best.
12 hours here... the return trip was 10 hours with an impending hurricane in the Gulf
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:37 PM   #24
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i would need some mega bar risers or whatever they are called. thats a pretty aggressive position for such a long time period
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:38 PM   #25
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i would need some mega bar risers or whatever they are called. thats a pretty aggressive position for such a long time period
+1 man his back is gonna be killing him
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:38 PM   #26
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wow 35 hrs straight, maybe it can be done by him. Very interesting!
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:51 PM   #27
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I went from Seattle to Monterey in one day a few years ago, it sucked . I was only getting about 110 miles to the tank on my Superhawk and northern Cali was BOOOORING!
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:54 PM   #28
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I went from Seattle to Monterey in one day a few years ago, it sucked . I was only getting about 110 miles to the tank on my Superhawk and northern Cali was BOOOORING!
why mike?
They make cars for trips like that. my back hurts thinking about that. :/:
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:54 PM   #29
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I wish him luck, better man than me that's for sure. I've done 12-14 hrs on my 999 and was REAL happy to park it...........for a week afterwards.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:12 PM   #30
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I don't understand why he's so worried about leaving NYC and getting to LA. I'd leave on a Saturday morning between 6 and 10 and that would put me in LA sometime Sunday.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:21 PM   #31
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no way jose...... I have driven all over this continent and under no circumstances would I do it on ANY bike. I have done it in a motorcoach and that was bad enough.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:18 PM   #32
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of course not, you're the king of all the haters.
Donít you know by now man, itís well known through the world that if the great Racerx canít do it, then itís physically impossible for any living being to accomplish it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:40 PM   #33
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35 hours straight without any form of form of physio stimulants? that's got to be interesting.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:06 PM   #34
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hes not going to make it in 35 hours.. but thats a pretty cool attempt and i am sure will boost some ducati sales
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:11 PM   #35
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I've learned to never underestimate anyone.
I have my doubts, but I won't say he can't do it.

He gets my props for having the stones just to try it.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:45 PM   #36
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I think it is very doable. I did something similar. I went through gas left and right. About every 45 minutes you have to fill up. You get a little stretching there. I ran it on Michellin Pilot Sports and they showed minimal wear after 2500 miles of riding. I was in shock. Usually I was going through a set of tires every 1000-1500 miles. I think I was keeping them within the temperature range and it rained quite a bit. The best times to go are at night. You can achieve higher average speeds with less cars on the road. Not to mention less leos. I am sure he will get his fair share of tickets.
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