BBG Number 53 & 54 Certificates Received

Greg Rice

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IBR Finisher
#5
Nice, wish I had the time to be able to ride those sorts of miles. A 20,000KM year is a good one for me. Stupid work getting in the way all the time. ;)
I agree work gets in the way. I work full time and do not get any real vacation time as I work for myself. I usually start a ride after work on a Friday night and can get in two BBG's on a weekend or many other rides. 3 day weekends and the sky is the limit. :)
 

Greg Rice

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IBR Finisher
#7
Only one for Nov and one for Dec? Taking a break? J/k....awesome accomplishment!
You are right only 1 a month sucks.

I did ride to Mexico in December and I am waiting on a nice certificate from IBA Mexico - Asphalt Rats Endurance Motorcycling. From my understanding there are not to many from the US have certified rides in Mexico.
 

JAORE

Premier Member
#11
"....can get in two BBG's on a weekend..."

Ho Lee Katz!

I have a grand total of ONE BBG. It was tough. Can't inagine two on a regular weekend.
 
#14
I received my 53rd and 54th BBG certificates today from the IBA. I now have ridden over 82,000+ miles just on BBG rides.



Sorry don’t know how run this thing, very admirable! Like to have a few of your tips on this, I am going to try a BBG in a few weeks, tried before and didn’t make it. Just too slow and weather wasn’t so great. Hope to do better this time.
 

kwthom

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#15
@Darrin M You might consider starting a new thread with your questions about tips & tricks of the BBG. Greg is the sensei of the BBG. Many others would then also be able to chime in with what works for us mere mortals. ;)
 

Georgemowry

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IBA Member
#17
Hi Greg,
Another milestone. You will soon have
More BBG s than Kyle Busch has wins in nascar. Kw thom is right I also wanted to start a post about the stop on the timed ride. I do not have an auxiliary gas tank and time not moving is a big issue to travel 1500 miles in 1440 minutes. I recently removed my tank bag for fuel access and I have a helmet hook so I don’t drop the helmet . Now i go to the gas pump on the right side of the motorcycle so that I don’t have to remove all my electrical cords. Why not start a discussion about what everyone is doing to minimize the stop. Thank you and again congrats. George
 

Greg Rice

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IBR Finisher
#18
Sorry don’t know how run this thing, very admirable! Like to have a few of your tips on this, I am going to try a BBG in a few weeks, tried before and didn’t make it. Just too slow and weather wasn’t so great. Hope to do better this time.

It is key to pick a good route that gives you the best opportunity to be successful.

Obviously don’t spend to much time at your gas stops.

Try and consolidate your stops and do not make a stop to pee and then another stop for gas. Make one stop for everything.

Good luck!
 

Greg Rice

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IBR Finisher
#19
Hi Greg,
Another milestone. You will soon have
More BBG s than Kyle Busch has wins in nascar. Kw thom is right I also wanted to start a post about the stop on the timed ride. I do not have an auxiliary gas tank and time not moving is a big issue to travel 1500 miles in 1440 minutes. I recently removed my tank bag for fuel access and I have a helmet hook so I don’t drop the helmet . Now i go to the gas pump on the right side of the motorcycle so that I don’t have to remove all my electrical cords. Why not start a discussion about what everyone is doing to minimize the stop. Thank you and again congrats. George

As I just posted try and consolidate your stops and do not make a stop to pee and then another stop for gas. Make one stop for everything.

Keep your stops around 10 minutes.

Have a good route on big roads and monitor the weather.

Don’t plan a ride into bad weather, wait or ride the other way.

One of my things is I actually really like riding long distance and even dream about it.
 

kwthom

Rider
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IBA Member
#20
As I just posted try and consolidate your stops and do not make a stop to pee and then another stop for gas. Make one stop for everything.
See, this is why Greg is so good at this stuff... ;)

Now, I *will* divide stops up at times. Two eight minute stops an hour apart - especially later into a ride - is simply another opportunity to stop - even if it's long enough to go pee, grab a snack out of the bag, and keep moving.