A Week to go for the IBR

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A Week to go for the IBR

Postby BMWGirl » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:28 pm

I thought I would say a quick hello to everyone. While attending the Holiday lunch in January, I reconnected with a few of the club members and I've received some encouraging notes on Facebook and wanted to say hi over here as well. I haven't been as active in the club as I had hoped to be but after this ride, I'm hoping I can get up there a little more often.

I'm about to start the Iron Butt Rally next week (11,000 miles in 11 days) NOOOO I don't think I will be one of the riders to achieve the 11,000+ total miles but I do hope to be one of the finishers!

We have put a LOT of efforts in to getting the bike ready, and me as well. I've been riding longer days more frequently and adding more and more farkles to my BEAUTIFUL R1200GSA :purdy: I am almost ready to go..... My fiance' is meeting me at the start and the checkpoints to help with anything mechanical that I might need but other than that, I will be on my own for 11 days, riding all over our beautiful country!!

A fellow BMWBMW member is also in it this year - Martin Cover is also riding!! I wish you all the best as well, Marty!

Here are a couple pics of our project :D Not the finish but a few of what we did...

My 2 loves... Blitz and Max
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New aux tank - holds a little over 3 gal.
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the dashboard - almost complete...

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Time is almost here....I'm getting pretty excited!
See you all soon....
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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby drewalex » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:01 pm

Very excited for you! Is there a way us sofa pilots can follow your progress? Rock on BMWGIRL!
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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby ERC Scott » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:05 pm

Best of luck, Tina. Don't count yourself out of the 11K before you start!! Ride safe - Scott
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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby bdimon » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:04 pm

Go Tina! Go!

I will be cheering you and Martin on. Will you be on Spotwalla?
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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:39 pm

Good luck Tina, I hope you do well!

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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby BMWGirl » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:36 am

Thanks guys! I'm very excited!

As far as following along - the IBA will post daily reports and we are required to carry a Spot, however the spots will be coded as a way to protect the riders from any outside interference. I believe that will be posted as well.

I appreciate the support, very much!!
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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby Maria V » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:55 am

Congrats, Tina! Have a safe ride and best of luck to you! We'll be watching!
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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:16 pm

What number is Tina?

Tracking here: https://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=429

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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby JonG » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:12 pm

Here's some more IBR links I've found.

2017 IBR Rally forum:
https://forum.ironbutt.org/index.php?forums/2017-iron-butt-rally.30/

Looks like the daily reports start today and get posted here:
http://ironbutt.com/2017ibr.cfm
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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby JonG » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:50 pm

JimVonBaden wrote:Tracking here: https://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=429

Do you get a message like “Oops! Something went wrong;” ?

https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/usage says:
"Users of the standard API: Free until exceeding 25,000 map loads per 24 hour."

Didn't know there was a limit. You got to look quick. or refresh often.

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Re: A Week to go for the IBR

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:29 pm

No, the original link works for me.

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