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    Thumbs up GROUP Iron Butt - Great American High 5 - Sep 29-30, 2012

    Last year, Trip, did a group Iron Butt in the Tenn area. I thought that would be a cool way to make it fun. Plus having a group would help keep it interesting and keep everybody alert. Well that and lots of energy drink.

    Anyway, I have always wanted to do a "America's High 5" loop.

    Here's the google plotted idea

    It's just over 1k miles and 18.75 hours. Build in long breaks and it's a real long day.

    I was thinking of doing this Sat/Sun, Sep 29-30.

    The weather should be great for leathers.

    I will have to put in the planning to ensure we make it official. For example, here's the rules

    Witness Forms to be filled out.
    Application Form to be filled out.


    • This would require a good running bike. Perferably something that can run 150+ miles on a tank of gas. But we can deal either way.
    • A credit/debit card for gas stops
    • Well rested rider.
    • Each rider would be responsible to complete his own forms.
    • $35-$45+ for SaddleSore fees for application
    Who's in??
    Last edited by Gas Man; 07-27-2012 at 10:39 AM.
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    Im in for sure
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    Amen Lance!!
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    Only thing I'd do different is after Traverse City I'd go up 31, and up thru the Tunnel of Trees... I know everyone's done that route.... but... it's always a great ride...

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    I will be in Tennessee that weekend on a riding trip with Will and Redline. My bike is not optimum for this kind of riding anyways. I'd have to cut off my legs at the end of this ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaingunner View Post
    Only thing I'd do different is after Traverse City I'd go up 31, and up thru the Tunnel of Trees... I know everyone's done that route.... but... it's always a great ride...
    Oh trust me I thought about it. But I need to check as to what time of the day it will be. If it's night I would prefer to avoid. If it's evening near sunset I'll have to re-route. I had done and re done and redone the route a bunch of times... you'd be surprised what it does when you're paying close attention to miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudpuppy View Post
    I will be in Tennessee that weekend on a riding trip with Will and Redline. My bike is not optimum for this kind of riding anyways. I'd have to cut off my legs at the end of this ride.
    Yeah not so much I guess. But people have done it on worse bikes.
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    What about guys with smaller gas tanks. I know Dave from FB wants to roll and his tank is tops 100 miles. (sportster peanut tank). How do you guys think that will effect the overall? It's only an extra 3 stops...
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    I won't mind more stops on a ride like this especially towards the end. No one says you have to jam out the 250 from our tanks the whole trip.
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    I hear ya... but I was thinking the 5 gal guys would do 150 miles...

    Ok so no worries then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    Oh trust me I thought about it. But I need to check as to what time of the day it will be. If it's night I would prefer to avoid. If it's evening near sunset I'll have to re-route. I had done and re done and redone the route a bunch of times... you'd be surprised what it does when you're paying close attention to miles.

    Updated route (changed above)



    Yeah not so much I guess. But people have done it on worse bikes.

    Yes and people have attached high voltage to their testicles
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