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FazerPhil

President IBA UK
Staff member
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#1
Your 2016 Tour Team

Philip Weston President of IBAUK and 3 times Iron Butt Rally Veteran
Chris and Bev Kilner 3 times rally masters for the Brit Butt Rally
Dave Badcock organises the regalia for the tour and general helper
 

michiel kerkhof

European Ride to Eat Coordinator
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#2
We better make a start with this....I am Michiel Kerkhof 2x IBR finisher and winner of the 1st Eurotour in 2014 I ride HD Ultra Limited and CVO as well as Yamaha S10's Done all Euro rallies(BritButt/German Butt/Norwegian Challenge/Britbutt Lite/German Lite/Irish Butt/US Buttlite 7.I will be 67 years old at the start of Euro2,joined IBA in 2006 .Obviously competetive as a rider but fun in doing the rally always is the nr1 goal.Looking forward to once again give it me best this year.:cool:
 

Amnon Romano

Premier Member
#3
Amnon Romano.
Joined the IBA in 2009, and done all my 10 certified rides within the boundary of Israel. As Israel is 270 miles long and 50 miles wide - I usually do my multi days adventures elsewhere on the globe (EUR, USA, AUS).
This is going to be my first rally and I admit to have many concerns. I know I can do the miles and plan a route - but 'till now I took my time planning, and never done it "on the clock".
I believe I'm going to ask quite a few questions here in the months to come; please be patient with this rookie.
I will be riding alongside a riding buddy with whom I've ridden countless miles.
My personal goal is to solve the challenges of a complex rally and become a finisher, no matter in which position.
So, in this regard, I'm on the other edge of the spectrum from Mr. Kerkhof above...
 

GarminDave

Ex-Arkwright
Premier Member
#4
Hi,

my name is Dave Badcock (GarminDave) and as Phil says I am a Rally Helper. I ride a Triumph Trophy SE and ride about 25,000 miles per year. Since I retired I can't justify riding miles for certificates or Rallies alone so now I need to get more bang for my buck so am very selective in the things I get involved with. I did the R2E to Paris and have signed up for the R2E in Moscow. I will be a helper at this years BBR and RBLR SS 1000 and the Euro Tour; I see this as giving back to IBA UK.

I also run the IBA UK shop.

I now ride for the National Escort Group (Escorting Cycle Races) and am a National Observer with IAM.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all at Rally HQ and hopefully help in any way I can and not just take points from you at the scoring table!

Love, light and kindness,

Dave
 

Texasrider13

IBA Member
IBR Finisher
#5
Howdy,

I'm not sure very many people are checking this site but I thought I would add my name to the list. I am from Texas and this will be my first time in Europe so I'm sure that many mistakes await me as well as a great adventure. I have been encouraged to participate by several of you that ride here in the states, Gerhard, Michiel, Chris and Philip. So, I'll be there in September. Any advice from anyone will be greatly appreciated. I don't expect to challenge Michiel as he defends his victory in 2014 but I do hope to be as competeive as possible considering I don't speak the languages or know much about riding in Europe.

I can't wait to meet everyone and have a great time.

Danny C Dossman
Texas
 

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
Staff member
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#6
Danny good to have you along. The first to travel over from the USA to ride the Eurotour
 

Scott Miller

An American in Europe
Premier Member
#7
Hi All,

This will be my second Eurotour. Hopefully the weather will be drier this time around on the last day o_O. Last time I experienced lightning below me while riding in the Alps (not the last day), which was awesome.

I am originally from the US and have been living and working in Switzerland for over four years. With the exception of my first SS1000, to the Redmond MOA rally in Oregon in 2010, all my certified rides and rallies have been in Europe.

Scott
 

Scott Miller

An American in Europe
Premier Member
#8
Howdy,

I am from Texas and this will be my first time in Europe so I'm sure that many mistakes await me as well as a great adventure.
Texas
Hi Danny, I am looking forward to meeting you. I lived for one year in San Antonio and really like Texas, although I was not there long enough to get used to the heat. If you have any particular questions about the European rally, or adjusting to riding in Europe, as you already know there are lots of people who can provide feedback. You can also PM me directly if you want a "US" perspective on any particulars.

Scott
 

AyrtonO

Premier Member
#9
let's see if I can upload pics here...da, now it works. Hi everyone from Finland, Petri aka Ayrtono, going 45's, little bit of newcomer in everything, my history of IBA rallies started as late as from 2014 but found immediately my thing here. So far behind scandinavian and german rallies, this will be my first multiday one. Riding -08 BMW GSA. Here having coffee somewhere in Russia :)

 
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pihlo

CH, The Rally Country
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#11
Hi, this is Peter from Switzerland. Riding as a 2-up with my girlfriend Conny. This is our firt ET.
 
#12
Hi everybody! I'm a newbie at this IBA multi-day rally thing. I own a Harley-Davidson Road Glide and have some experience with HD 500 mile rallies in Europe. These are 24 hour rallies with the use of a road book. For example the Swiss 500 miles is a ride in Switzerland over a distance of 500 miles (805 km) within 24 hours. After the registration and the prologue, the ride starts at an unknown location on a Saturday afternoon and ends after max. 24 hours on Sunday afternoon. At the start and at every checkpoint you will get a road book which will guide you to the next checkpoint. The required road book from one check point to the other you will only receive once you found the next checkpoint as described in the road book. The Swiss 500 miles can be driven solo or in individual arranged groups. These rallies are strictly only for Harley or Buel riders.

The Eurotour rally is something completely different and i'm looking forward to it. The 2014 rally report from Michiel Kerkhof was really inspiring and gave me some ideas regarding preparation. Thanks for the info!

See you all in september!
 

michiel kerkhof

European Ride to Eat Coordinator
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#13
Hi everybody! I'm a newbie at this IBA multi-day rally thing. I own a Harley-Davidson Road Glide and have some experience with HD 500 mile rallies in Europe. These are 24 hour rallies with the use of a road book. For example the Swiss 500 miles is a ride in Switzerland over a distance of 500 miles (805 km) within 24 hours. After the registration and the prologue, the ride starts at an unknown location on a Saturday afternoon and ends after max. 24 hours on Sunday afternoon. At the start and at every checkpoint you will get a road book which will guide you to the next checkpoint. The required road book from one check point to the other you will only receive once you found the next checkpoint as described in the road book. The Swiss 500 miles can be driven solo or in individual arranged groups. These rallies are strictly only for Harley or Buel riders.

The Eurotour rally is something completely different and i'm looking forward to it. The 2014 rally report from Michiel Kerkhof was really inspiring and gave me some ideas regarding preparation. Thanks for the info!

See you all in september!
Hi Henry....I too,long time ago,started my LD riding in the 500 miles....I am 1 of the early members in Antwerp....done all 14 sofar + 7 or 8 in Swiss 500 then started off with a saddlesore and a bun burner in 2006....my 1st rally was Britbutt 2008 the rest is history now....Looking forward seeing you on Eurotour 2016...You are brave doing a multiday as your 1st rally ever!If you have any questions don't hesitate tro ask we're all here to help you!
 
#14
Hi Henry....I too,long time ago,started my LD riding in the 500 miles....I am 1 of the early members in Antwerp....done all 14 sofar + 7 or 8 in Swiss 500 then started off with a saddlesore and a bun burner in 2006....my 1st rally was Britbutt 2008 the rest is history now....Looking forward seeing you on Eurotour 2016...You are brave doing a multiday as your 1st rally ever!If you have any questions don't hesitate tro ask we're all here to help you!
I do have some questions..... Looking at the 2014 roadbook i'm a bit confused..... Do we only get pictures of the bonus site? We have to lookup all the streets and coordinates to even start planning?
 

michiel kerkhof

European Ride to Eat Coordinator
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#15
I do have some questions..... Looking at the 2014 roadbook i'm a bit confused..... Do we only get pictures of the bonus site? We have to lookup all the streets and coordinates to even start planning?
Henri It was like that in the old days....nowadays you will get all bonuslocations preloaded on a memory stick which you load into your laptop,then you code them in pts value,time restricted or daytrime only or anytime(24 HRs) categories then you plot a route you think you are able to pull off in the given time between start and finish of each leg taking enough time in consideration for taking required pic at bonus lopcation,doing the paperwork,load fuel and rest.....remember if the wheels are not spinning and you are not loading fuel/taking pictures oe sleeping/resting you are wasting time!
 

Ziggy

Just Another Rider
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#17
Hi All .... Mike (Ziggy) .... Time is getting near now so Like Ian a bit of a late intro, but just to let some of you know I'll be doing my first ever rally on the ET2016.
Looking forward to putting my reading theory into practice ...
Just need to finish the Bike Service after the last trip in Europe Put the spare wheels on and hopefully ready for a great challenge .. :)
 

Scott Miller

An American in Europe
Premier Member
#18
Hi All .... Mike (Ziggy) .... Time is getting near now so Like Ian a bit of a late intro, but just to let some of you know I'll be doing my first ever rally on the ET2016.
Looking forward to putting my reading theory into practice ...
Just need to finish the Bike Service after the last trip in Europe Put the spare wheels on and hopefully ready for a great challenge .. :)
Wow, you have spare wheels! I only have space for two wheels on my bike...o_O
It will be good to see you again, this time in Germany.
 
#19
I thought I'd introduced myself here, but I think that was on the old forum.

I'm Lee - I've done most of the UK Rallies and been fairly successful. The Euro Tour will be my biggest by far and will only be my second bike ride on the right-hand side of the road - if you see me looking nervous, just pat me on the back and tell me it'll be fine;)
 
#20
Hi All .... Mike (Ziggy) .... Time is getting near now so Like Ian a bit of a late intro, but just to let some of you know I'll be doing my first ever rally on the ET2016.
Looking forward to putting my reading theory into practice ...
Just need to finish the Bike Service after the last trip in Europe Put the spare wheels on and hopefully ready for a great challenge .. :)
be good to catch up mate, its been a while