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29 May 2010 Ironbutt Ride
andyman
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Posted on 04/27/2010 15:36
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Vroom.
Honored. Privileged. At your service.

Andy Lough
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Austin, Texas Area PGR
 
scooterjr
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Posted on 05/01/2010 01:57
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As bad as we hate this, we have posponed our trip, to many t-storms along the route.
We are planning for a re-do on the 29th of May if anyone would like to join us.
Hope to see some of you at the mission in G-town this afternoon.
Frank James
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Posted on 05/29/2010 22:03
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Several have asked so I thought I would bring you up to date...
First of all y'all all missed an awesome day of riding.
Andy was waiting on me at Oltorf in Austin so I got a few more miles. I left Georgetown at 02:50 met Andy, we did the deal, left Andy in Buda, arrived in Elgin at 19:45.
From Chock to Chock we averaged 64 mph, moving time we averaged 74.7
You have to do at least 1000 miles in under 24 hours.
Mission Accomplished, we did slightly more in under 16 hours.
If you like to ride, this is a really neat thing to do.
Maybe next year more will join us, (Mark, Kelly, Dennis, etc.)...
Couldn't have been a better day, Captain Andy led the team with the utmost of professionalism, I just followed along and did as I was told, ya know how it goes, give me a flag and tell me where to stand.
Edited by scooterjr on 05/30/2010 22:00
Frank James
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Posted on 05/30/2010 05:03
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Too cool Guys. We're waiting to hear the real details.
 
andyman
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Posted on 05/31/2010 01:23
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LOL, Gerry. Frank described it pretty much to the tee. It couldn't have gone any more smoothly. If you've ever thought about getting an Ironbutt certification now's the time to do it. The long hours of daylight means that by leaving early in the morning gets you home during daylight. Shoot down 35 to SA then take 10 west and enjoy the 80 mph speed limit from Kerrville to Van Horn. Including an hour and 48 min's of downtime for gas stops (and caffienne!) we rolled past 1000 miles in right at 15 hours. It's not that darn difficult.

I still think this would make a great annual event and maybe even a PGR fundraising opportunity. Get a dime a mile pledge from friends/ family and collect 10 bucks. Get 10 folks to do this and add 100 to our coffers for new flags, mission water etc...

I think Frank's ready to get another certified ride in today, I'm already planning my next, too. Check out Ironbutt.com for rules and rides.
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Andy Lough
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W5SMP
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Posted on 06/01/2010 07:19
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How far do you go between fillups?
 
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Posted on 06/01/2010 08:00
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W5SMP wrote:
How far do you go between fillups?


Here are my milages between stops...
155,126, 144, 121, 119, 110, 143, 176.
The lower milages were because we were running the speed limit, out there it is 80, plus we were bucking a pretty strong head wind.
We HAD to stop because we were out of gas. By the way, that was the only reason we ever stopped was to fill up, and GO !!!!
Thanks for asking.
Frank James
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