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HP1

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#1
Hello,
I'm harvesting this site for tips as I plan to have a crack at the RBLR 1000 next year.
I'm well accustomed to doing 400 miles days, but 1000 is obviously rather different, so I'm 'in training'.
I have done 1k once before, by accident, but I was very much younger and fitter then.
I have a Harley now and find it just as comfortable as the two GSs I had prior to this. I am finding the noise a bit more wearing though
I hope to make it to a ride to eat, so perhaps I'll see you then.
 

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
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Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#2
A ride to eat is good as you can ask away for advice.
1st thing you need to do is wear earplugs.
Age is not a problem... I'm 69
 

HP1

New Member
#3
A ride to eat is good as you can ask away for advice.
1st thing you need to do is wear earplugs.
Age is not a problem... I'm 69
I'm wearing ear plugs already, but thinking about some made to fit ones. I had a pair for work, but can't find them now.
Age is just a number..... Like 1000 is just a number
 

Aitch

Well-Known Member
#4
Screen helps to reduce noise so if you don't have one already you could fit one to the bike.

I always used to use 3m foam plugs but recently splashed out on some ultimate earplugs. The fitted earplugs do a noticeably better job at reducing noise and after long motorway journeys with the foam plugs I would get a bit of tinnitus - not so much with the fitted plugs. Definitely recommend them....
 

HP1

New Member
#5
I do have a screen, I don't think I could do 400 miles without one, let alone 1000.
I'm hearing (pun intended) good things about ultimate ear.
 
#6
The important thing is when you stop fuel, What range do you get from a tank full on your Hardly Dangerous? Toilet, (no good getting fifty miles down the road and having to stop for a pee)
drink some water, have a snack, don't be worried about quitting if you are cold/wet/tired you can always do the ride another day.
+1 for Ultimate ear reduces noise fatigue over long distance.
Don't worry about age it's a number i'm 69 but better looking than Phil.
 
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HP1

New Member
#7
Cruising at 80, about 180 miles per tank; I usually start looking for fuel after 150 miles. When I stop I have a drink of water, and a Tracker Bar if I'm hungry. I really don't like to stop unnecessarily.