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Offline Londonglide

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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2020, 01:58:50 PM »
I'm exited to reach 20K, so Kudos on you Phil, from another Phil.
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2020, 03:49:34 PM »
Wheres London Town ?

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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2020, 05:07:07 PM »
How do you ride 1000mls in 24 hours? Thats an average of 41mph without stops.

Not critical, just interested!

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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2020, 05:26:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Matchbox [+]
How do you ride 1000mls in 24 hours? Thats an average of 41mph without stops.

Not critical, just interested!

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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2020, 06:30:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Matchbox [+]
How do you ride 1000mls in 24 hours?
With some difficulty. :o)
In my case I started by trying to accumulate as much as possible early-on. I had well over half the distance done by the half-way point in time. The hardest part for me was just before sunrise and early morning -- I was really feeling fatigued. Since I had time in-hand, I stopped for refreshment (and coffee) and finished the trial in good form.
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2020, 08:41:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by FazerPhil [+]
Yes I'm planning on coming to Germany in 2021. Sent an email to book.

That's nice to hear, last time I saw you was in Yorkshire 2017
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2020, 08:42:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
With some difficulty. :o)
In my case I started by trying to accumulate as much as possible early-on. I had well over half the distance done by the half-way point in time. The hardest part for me was just before sunrise and early morning -- I was really feeling fatigued. Since I had time in-hand, I stopped for refreshment (and coffee) and finished the trial in good form.
Brings back some memories of the RAC 24-hour rally. Anyone who did it back in the day will confirm that around 4 - 5 am was the most difficult  :180:

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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2020, 11:49:35 AM »
I find my cercadian rythms lead to me being tired before sunrise and after lunch. So I only have light snacks on a ride and if I ride throiugh the night I power nap sometime before sunrise.

The IBA archive of Wisdom is worth reading if you're planning a long trip.
https://ironbutt.org/25tips.html

And Don Arthur's paper on fatique
http://members.triton.net/vandenbe/2019AllYooperland/Fatigue%20&%20MotorcycleTouring.pdf
« Last Edit: July 09, 2020, 11:55:23 AM by FazerPhil »
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2020, 11:13:03 AM »
I was a member of a group that briefly held an Iron Butt world record - the largest group Saddlesore. The story is at http://tauzero.co.uk/bikes/saddlesore.html. I think we held the record for a couple of months.
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Re: 2014 Tiger 800 on 176,000 miles
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2020, 12:40:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
I was a member of a group that briefly held an Iron Butt world record - the largest group Saddlesore. The story is at http://tauzero.co.uk/bikes/saddlesore.html. I think we held the record for a couple of months.
We started the RBLR1000 to eat the record. My understanding that 400 + have now done it in the USA.
We are still hopeful that one day the RBLR1000 will pass that. Best we've had is around 250 riders riding a SS1000 the same day
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