IBA Mile Eater Program - Feed Your Passion!

MacJoJo

Premier Member
Biggest problem with my BMW is the range, 260 -290 km @ 110-120 km/h, down to 200-220 km @ 160 - 180 km/h (no speed limits in Germany on some parts of autobahn).

If I want to go for Golds I need more range. Then I could do them also in Norway/Sweden.

Have to keep looking for the Yamaha X-Max 250
 

MacJoJo

Premier Member
Today I got my "verification completed" and paid for 2 of my trips,
- 1 SS 1000 (IronButt) with 1,043 miles approved,
and
- 1 Bun Burner 1500, with 1,533 grueling miles approved.

Just to wait for the patch's and stuff for this. And then I have to apply for the rest of my tours, and for my Mile Eater.

Must say this was processed a lot quicker than expected, documentation was sent July 8th and Jun 14th.

Thank You to Lena at IBA Verification :)
 
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Gar

Premier Member
Question about rides for bronze status. I have 8 certified rides. One is a BBG. Another is a National Parks Master Traveler. Is the National Parks master Traveler enough to count to the 2 gold, extreme or greater than 48 hours w/o time limitation to qualify for bronze? The rest of my rides are SS1ks and a regular BB1500. I think I qualify, just wanted clarification before I turn it in.
 

TheRoss

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IBR Finisher
Question about rides for bronze status. I have 8 certified rides. One is a BBG. Another is a National Parks Master Traveler. Is the National Parks master Traveler enough to count to the 2 gold, extreme or greater than 48 hours w/o time limitation to qualify for bronze? The rest of my rides are SS1ks and a regular BB1500. I think I qualify, just wanted clarification before I turn it in.
What did you find out Gar? Did the National Parks Tour count as a "greater than 48 hours" ride for your Bronze?

Counting my rides, I think I have the Platinum about done, assuming a couple of 50cc Quest rides count as "greater than 48 hours" rides. Tim Masterson, what say you?
 

Ira

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Question about rides for bronze status. I have 8 certified rides. One is a BBG. Another is a National Parks Master Traveler. Is the National Parks master Traveler enough to count to the 2 gold, extreme or greater than 48 hours w/o time limitation to qualify for bronze? The rest of my rides are SS1ks and a regular BB1500. I think I qualify, just wanted clarification before I turn it in.
Well, the NPT is not a GOLD ride, nor is it considered extreme. "Greater than 48 hours" means greater than 48 continuous hours. "Without time limitation" refers to the time limit for completing all the rides to qualify for the Mile Eater award level (the only one right now is the Mile Eater Silver, which must be done within one year). So the NPT would not qualify as one of the required Mile Eater rides.

Ira Agins
Iron Butt Association
 

TheRoss

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Well, the NPT is not a GOLD ride, nor is it considered extreme. "Greater than 48 hours" means greater than 48 continuous hours. "Without time limitation" refers to the time limit for completing all the rides to qualify for the Mile Eater award level (the only one right now is the Mile Eater Silver, which must be done within one year). So the NPT would not qualify as one of the required Mile Eater rides.

Ira Agins
Iron Butt Association
Makes sense... so the 50cc would qualify, but not the NPT.
Thanks!
 

Gar

Premier Member
I didn’t get a response from anyone until these posts today. I sent in the application for the mile eater bronze, after 2 months with no answer, on 12/8/19. I guess I know now it will be denied.
 

Ira

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To clarify, the NPT would not qualify as one of the required GOLD, extreme, or >48 hr. rides. But it would qualify as one of the required ME standard rides.

FYI, a Saddlesore 1000 can currently take 12-14 weeks for us to verify. So just because you submitted your ME application eight weeks ago does not mean it will be denied.

Ira
 

Gar

Premier Member
My comment had absolutely nothing to do with how long it takes to certify a ride. I understand and appreciate the work that goes into that. My comment about the time was that I asked the question here and never got a reply here. Had I gotten a reply, I would not have submitted the request, as I will not meet the criteria as you have stated it. I misunderstood from reading the requirements as to whether or not a NPT would qualify. I was wrong. I asked the question of if the NPT would qualify as a gold, etc. I think I was clear as to what I had done. I asked the question 10/4/19. There was never an answer here until 12/30/19. I submitted, since I didn’t have an answer and figured I wouldn’t get one, on 12/8/19. Again, nothing in that is about the time required in the certification process. It was a comment about not getting an answer here that resulted in me filing for a cert I will not qualify for, and thus will waste everyone’s time.
 

Ira

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I apologize for missing your October post and for misunderstanding your last comment.

If you have any questions like this in the future please drop me a PM or email me at

[email protected]

Ira Agins
Iron Butt Association