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pr_capone
07-11-2008, 03:29 PM
Decided last minute to try and tackle the saddle sore challenge which is to ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours. I am heading out tomorrow at 5 A.M.... if anyone one wants to join me then hit me up via PM and I'll get you the details.

This is the route I am taking:


1. Wichita, KS
2. Salina, KS
3. Weskan, KS
4. Dodge City, KS
5. Sublette, KS
6. Liberal, KS
7. Pratt, KS
8. Hutchinson, KS
9. Emporia, KS
10. Wichita, KS

Total 991 miles (not including the miles it will take to get to the top of Mount Sunflower from Weskan which is about 17)

Check below for the details of the challenge.

http://www.ironbutt.com

Donger
07-11-2008, 03:30 PM
Decided last minute to try and tackle the saddle sore challenge which is to ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours. I am heading out tomorrow at 5 A.M.... if anyone one wants to join me then hit me up via PM and I'll get you the details.

This is the route I am taking:


1. Wichita, KS
2. Weskan, KS (Mount Sunflower)
3. Dodge City, KS
4. Great Bend, KS
5. Liberal, KS
6. Pratt, KS
7. Hutchinson, KS
8. Wichita, KS

Check below for the details of the challenge.

http://www.ironbutt.com

On a bicycle?

KCKID58
07-11-2008, 03:32 PM
The question is why?? I'll loan you a few bucks for a bus or a plane ticket dude..

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 03:34 PM
On a bicycle?

THAT would be impressive. :D

Pestilence
07-11-2008, 03:34 PM
Hope you can pick up some chicks on the way. Make sure you're well tanned before you go out.

Silock
07-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Can you head over to Greensburg, KS and interview some of the local officials for me for a PUAD project I have due in a couple of weeks? :)

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 03:38 PM
Can you head over to Greensburg, KS and interview some of the local officials for me for a PUAD project I have due in a couple of weeks? :)

Greensburg.... did not even think of rolling through there.

Might have to rethink my route....

/edit

Looks like I AM rolling through there when I go from Liberal to Pratt

Silock
07-11-2008, 03:41 PM
Greensburg.... did not even think of rolling through there.

Might have to rethink my route....

If you do, can you at least snap some pics for me? :) Just saw you were going to be near Pratt, and that's pretty close.

I'm just curious if they're rebuilding much yet. Their television show is woefully behind and there aren't a ton of pics out there from any recent date.

Frazod
07-11-2008, 03:42 PM
God, that sounds positively dreadful. If you want to ride 1,000 miles, at least ride out to the mountains of Colorado.

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 03:44 PM
If you do, can you at least snap some pics for me? :) Just saw you were going to be near Pratt, and that's pretty close.

I'm just curious if they're rebuilding much yet. Their television show is woefully behind and there aren't a ton of pics out there from any recent date.

I think I might be able to manage that. :D

gblowfish
07-11-2008, 03:45 PM
I think this guy may need that lube thread for a couple days ago....

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 03:46 PM
God, that sounds positively dreadful. If you want to ride 1,000 miles, at least ride out to the mountains of Colorado.

Why?

I have never really explored Kansas so I decided that this would be a great way to see the state.

BigVE
07-11-2008, 03:49 PM
Let me know when your coming thru Great Bend and I might buy you a beer.

Skip Towne
07-11-2008, 03:52 PM
Incredibly stupid.

BigVE
07-11-2008, 03:54 PM
Decided last minute to try and tackle the saddle sore challenge which is to ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours. I am heading out tomorrow at 5 A.M.... if anyone one wants to join me then hit me up via PM and I'll get you the details.

This is the route I am taking:


1. Wichita, KS
2. Weskan, KS (Mount Sunflower)
3. Dodge City, KS
4. Great Bend, KS
5. Liberal, KS
6. Pratt, KS
7. Hutchinson, KS
8. Wichita, KS

Check below for the details of the challenge.

http://www.ironbutt.com





I guess I don't understand which route you're taking? That's not the order of each stop on your trip is it? Weskan is almost in Colorado and GB is back in central Ks and then back out to Liberal? Wow.

Silock
07-11-2008, 03:55 PM
I think I might be able to manage that. :D

w00t! :) I'll give you all my casino cash for the pics :)

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 03:56 PM
Incredibly stupid.

Coming from you... I'll take that as a compliment.

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 03:58 PM
I guess I don't understand which route you're taking? That's not the order of each stop on your trip is it? Weskan is almost in Colorado and GB is back in central Ks and then back out to Liberal? Wow.

Ack..... just saw where I goofed up. I wound up back tracking for a bit.

I'll have to get that sorted. *sigh*

Frazod
07-11-2008, 03:59 PM
Why?

I have never really explored Kansas so I decided that this would be a great way to see the state.

Well, if endless flat nothingness appeals to you, by all means, enjoy. But personally, I'd rather see some mountains/streams/forests etc.

SBK
07-11-2008, 04:08 PM
That drive couldn't be more boring. If you've ever seen grass you've seen Kansas. Go to the mountains, or head south or something.

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 04:12 PM
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4889/generatemapforboundingbjt6.png

Skip Towne
07-11-2008, 04:14 PM
Coming from you... I'll take that as a compliment.

That's a really dumb thing to do but then you are from Wichita.

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 04:23 PM
That drive couldn't be more boring. If you've ever seen grass you've seen Kansas. Go to the mountains, or head south or something.

I dunno about that. I will visit places and see things I have never seen before.

The highest point in Kansas.

The rebuilding of Greensburg.

I've never been to Dodge City.

And best of all.... its just me and the road for 1,000 miles. No kids screaming, no boss telling me where I need to be. Just some time to myself and anyone who might want to join.

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 04:24 PM
That's a really dumb thing to do but then you are from Wichita.

Hey.... things could be worse. I could be you. :D

Skip Towne
07-11-2008, 04:30 PM
Hey.... things could be worse. I could be you. :D

You should be so lucky. Go waste gas and boil your ass off in the heat. Genious.

Bearcat
07-11-2008, 04:35 PM
And best of all.... its just me and the road for 1,000 miles. No kids screaming, no boss telling me where I need to be. Just some time to myself and anyone who might want to join.

:thumb:

I love roadtrips... it's the main reason I miss college. I drove from Omaha to Detroit for work, because I'm going to be here a few months, and it was 75 and sunny all day. Just me and an iPod.

Joie
07-11-2008, 04:38 PM
Very, very few things are worth getting my ass outta bed at 5am.


Enjoy your ride, though. The alone time sounds great.

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 04:38 PM
You should be so lucky. Go waste gas and boil your ass off in the heat. Genious.

Hey... don't be spiteful because your old ass body could not take the punishment of this ride.

Tell you what. While I take this ride, you go ahead and sit in your van waiting for your house to burn down again.

Thig Lyfe
07-11-2008, 04:42 PM
Hey... don't be spiteful because your old ass body could not take the punishment of this ride.

Tell you what. While I take this ride, you go ahead and sit in your van waiting for your house to burn down again.

Is that you, Midnight_Douchebag?

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 04:46 PM
Is that you, Midnight_Douchebag?

lol

not quite.... just not gonna get called stupid and get run down by the saggy old man for no reason.

Saulbadguy
07-11-2008, 04:52 PM
You are going through the boring part of the state. If I were you, i'd go to Salina (stop on Lindsborg on the way), then east to Abilene, then Manhattan, then Topeka, then Lawrence, then south on 59 all the way to Parsons (I think it turns in to something else), then south a bit to 160 and take that all the way west to Coldwater, then north on 183 and that will take you to 54/400 (KELLOGG), on your way back you can stop at Greensburg, Kingman, Pratt, etc...

Donger
07-11-2008, 04:56 PM
Did Skip get raped in Wichita or something?

Skip Towne
07-11-2008, 04:58 PM
Did Skip get raped in Wichita or something?

I just like making fun of it.

Donger
07-11-2008, 05:00 PM
I just like making fun of it.

Why?

Skip Towne
07-11-2008, 05:26 PM
Why?

Just because

Dayze
07-11-2008, 05:30 PM
Sounds cool; maybe a little boring scenery wise, but who cares. I love taking long motorcycle rides; although the most I've ever done is about 450 miles in one day. 1k miles would be a badge of courage.


Godspeed!

Valiant
07-11-2008, 06:44 PM
Why?

I have never really explored Kansas so I decided that this would be a great way to see the state.

The state is boring for a reason.. It all looks the same.. Well except for the prairie grass that gets ten feet tall..

OnTheWarpath58
07-11-2008, 08:37 PM
So you have to average just over 40 mph to finish 1000 miles in 24 hours.

Not counting sleep, fuel/food/bathroom stops.

Seems like a tall order - especially if you're taking any back roads or two-lane highways.

little jacob
07-11-2008, 08:44 PM
i don't even know if i could drive 1000 miles in 24 hours in an air conditioned luxury car.

pr_capone
07-11-2008, 09:41 PM
So you have to average just over 40 mph to finish 1000 miles in 24 hours.

Not counting sleep, fuel/food/bathroom stops.

Seems like a tall order - especially if you're taking any back roads or two-lane highways.

I'm gonna superslab the majority of this trip. I should be able to average about 70 MPH for the trip

03pilot
07-11-2008, 10:00 PM
Did you say what kind of bike you were riding?

Silock
07-11-2008, 11:07 PM
So you have to average just over 40 mph to finish 1000 miles in 24 hours.

Not counting sleep, fuel/food/bathroom stops.

Seems like a tall order - especially if you're taking any back roads or two-lane highways.

Not difficult. I made the Paducah, KY to Orlando, FL trip in about 20 hours, and that's with a wife that has a bathroom addiction when we're on a road trip. 1,000 miles on a bike in the middle of nowhere is easily done.

KcMizzou
07-11-2008, 11:13 PM
Why?Since when did Skip need a reason, n00b?

2bikemike
07-11-2008, 11:15 PM
I have done a thousand miles in a day a couple of times. Never for the Iron Butt association. Too much hassle keeping reciepts and logs. I am fairly lazy that way.

My last 1000 miler was from Hillsborough NC up to KC about 1055 miles. I started at 6 am and got into KC about 10 PM Eastern time. I normally don't ride like that but I was short of time and had to be in KC to meet with a building inspector early the next morning.

2bikemike
07-11-2008, 11:20 PM
BTW good luck with your ride. If your feeling real frisky you could tack on an additional 500 miles within 12 hours of your saddle sore and get the Bun Burner 1500.

I had a buddy do that on on the way to Fla for bike week. He said it wasn't so bad.

pr_capone
07-12-2008, 08:17 AM
Well shit.

Got a flat rear tire in Salina. Looks like I picked up a nail somewhere along the line but thankfully it did not burst while going 70mph +.

Called my step dad and he came with his truck and picked me up.

I'll prolly try this again next week if anyone wants to join me then. :D

Cntrygal
07-12-2008, 08:58 AM
why didn't you just change the tire and press on?

Cntrygal
07-12-2008, 09:04 AM
oh.... after reading more of the thread....you were riding a bike??? what about carrying a can of "fix-a-flat"? :D

StcChief
07-12-2008, 09:05 AM
why Kansas?

pr_capone
07-12-2008, 09:10 AM
oh.... after reading more of the thread....you were riding a bike??? what about carrying a can of "fix-a-flat"? :D

With 4 wheels, I would do a fix a flat and press on. I am not so trusting on 2. :D

Phobia
07-12-2008, 09:40 AM
I knew you'd wuss out due to rain.

Buehler445
07-12-2008, 09:40 AM
Hey thats too bad PR. You'll get it. Really does sound like a good time.

The country really isn't as bad as they all say. Yeah, there ain't shit out there, but you can see forever and if you're in the mood for it, the isolation is good. Looking at your map, the only backwoods roads you will be on is between Sharon Springs and Garden City. That is the only part that is really REALLY sparsely populated (that will be the place to make up time if you need it).

pr_capone
07-12-2008, 10:47 AM
I knew you'd wuss out due to rain.

I have wet weather gear.... rain is not an issue for me.

2bikemike
07-12-2008, 10:50 AM
Well shit.

Got a flat rear tire in Salina. Looks like I picked up a nail somewhere along the line but thankfully it did not burst while going 70mph +.

Called my step dad and he came with his truck and picked me up.

I'll prolly try this again next week if anyone wants to join me then. :D

Sorry to hear you got a flat. I carry a plug kit for motorcycles. I run tubeless tires so it would work pretty well if I get stuck in the middle of nowhere. The plugs look like umbrellas. There is a special tool to insert it into the hole. Then you use CO2 cartridges to air up your tire. I have never had to plug a tire yet. But I did try to help a guy air up his tire with the CO2 cartridges. They don't work so well. Just not enough volume in those cartridges. We used about 6 or 7 of them and the tire was only about half inflated.

Stewie
07-12-2008, 11:10 AM
Here's beautiful Mt. Sunflower. Elevation 4,039 feet.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Mount_Sunflower_KS_Summit.jpg

DeezNutz
07-12-2008, 11:40 AM
Well shit.

Got a flat rear tire in Salina. Looks like I picked up a nail somewhere along the line but thankfully it did not burst while going 70mph +.

Called my step dad and he came with his truck and picked me up.

I'll prolly try this again next week if anyone wants to join me then. :D

Take this as a sign. A smarter decision (and far safer one since you'll be so damn tired for at least the last 300 miles) would be to pick a more attainable destination and have a nice, pleasant afternoon ride.

Phobia
07-12-2008, 11:44 AM
When you get ready to do it again let me know at least a week in advance. It sounds intriguing despite the prospects of wrapping my arms around a fat, sweaty guy for 1000 miles.

banyon
07-12-2008, 11:51 AM
Here's beautiful Mt. Sunflower. Elevation 4,039 feet.


Hey, there are some picnic tables too!

http://www.kansasphototour.com/images/mtsunflower44.jpg

Buck
07-12-2008, 12:03 PM
Could you imagine seeing this same image for that long?

http://www.roundamerica.com/images/June/2003-06-03/trip-2003-06-03-KS-Tipton-Kansas-highway-200.jpg

Buehler445
07-12-2008, 12:07 PM
Could you imagine seeing this same image for that long?

http://www.roundamerica.com/images/June/2003-06-03/trip-2003-06-03-KS-Tipton-Kansas-highway-200.jpg

You've never been to Western Kansas. It is DEFINITELY not that green, especially in July, and most of it is much flatter.

Frazod
07-12-2008, 12:13 PM
You've never been to Western Kansas. It is DEFINITELY not that green, especially in July, and most of it is much flatter.

True, but the road-disappearing-over-a-distant-rise thing is dead on. And when you get to the top, you're greeted by the same scene all over again, over and over and over and over.

They should sentence child molesters to driving across Kansas. :grr:

banyon
07-12-2008, 12:15 PM
You've never been to Western Kansas. It is DEFINITELY not that green, especially in July, and most of it is much flatter.

Funny, I was thinking that pic looks exactly like HWY 34 to Bucklin. It's fairly green right now, but we've gotten much more rain than normal.

Bearcat
07-12-2008, 12:23 PM
They should sentence child molesters to driving across Kansas. :grr:

I believe that was Wyoming.

Subterranean Alien
07-12-2008, 01:33 PM
If you were in Colorado, sure. But Kansas? I live here ... terribly bleak scenery. Good luck.

Frazod
07-12-2008, 02:19 PM
I believe that was Wyoming.

I love Wyoming. At least the barren parts are interesting looking. :D

Bearcat
07-12-2008, 03:05 PM
I love Wyoming. At least the barren parts are interesting looking. :D

It was a George Carlin reference... State Prison Farms.

Violent crimials to Kansas, sex criminals to Wyoming, drug addicts to Colorado, and the maniacs and crazy people to Utah.

StcChief
07-12-2008, 06:41 PM
again why 1000 miles around Kansas "the sunflower state" just knowledge of area/state,
where's the fun it that?

Mr. Kotter
08-06-2008, 12:37 AM
again why 1000 miles around Kansas "the sunflower state" just knowledge of area/state,
where's the fun it that?

That was my question as well....and, FTR, I grew up in Kansas, and spent the first 22 yrs of my life there---and I "still" consider it "home."

OTOH, with riding...it's the journey, it's a "brotherhood"....I know what you are doing and why you are doing it; yet it's probably incomprehensible to those who have not ridden (much)....

:)

Mr. Kotter
08-06-2008, 12:44 AM
Well shit.

Got a flat rear tire in Salina. Looks like I picked up a nail somewhere along the line but thankfully it did not burst while going 70mph +.

Called my step dad and he came with his truck and picked me up.

I'll prolly try this again next week if anyone wants to join me then. :D

Well, damn. That's too bad, capone. I mean, seriously. Sounds like you were mentally prepared to "do" this....and that's 90% of the battle in my mind anyway. Better luck next time.

I've been much more lazy and lackidasical about it all; 900 miles....over 3 weeks or so has been fun, and plenty....for me.

Better luck next time, man. :thumb:

ChiefaRoo
08-06-2008, 01:28 AM
lol

not quite.... just not gonna get called stupid and get run down by the saggy old man for no reason.

Have fun PR. The ride on the open road will be fun. I'm not really a big fan of the sites of KS but I bet you can find a few neat little taverns along the way after a day of riding. Your going with friends right? Be careful and watch out for grooved pavement.

RaiderH8r
08-06-2008, 08:23 AM
Why?

I have never really explored Kansas so I decided that this would be a great way to see the state.

Then just go to your rooftop and look in any direction. To the east, those are the Appalachians. To the West, those are the Rockies. Christ, you can watch your dog run away for a week in Kansas.

Redrum_69
08-06-2008, 08:26 AM
Little Sweden, north of Wichita...

and tour

Coronado Heights...


what about Lucas...Garden of Eden...Sylvan Grove...Wilson..

Oakley..

Keystone Gallery

Leoti...

Garden "slum capital" City

Skip Towne
08-06-2008, 08:31 AM
I hope he doesn't get bugs on his windshield or something. A flat tire got him last time. Like nobody in Topeka fixes flats.

Redrum_69
08-06-2008, 08:33 AM
Cottonwood Falls...


*niontown


Newton


*opeka


oops...didnt realize

kcfanXIII
08-06-2008, 09:06 AM
its funny how you can read this thread and know exactly who has a bike, and who doesn't. i'm more likely to ride straight to colorado and stay out there after the 1000 miles, but to each his own.

btw, i'm waiting till next spring to attmept the saddle sore. not trying it on the seat on my bike right now. plan on buying a mustang touring seat this winter. mine is just too broken in and starts to hurt my ass around 80 miles so i got to stop and walk around, then go again.

StcChief
08-06-2008, 09:13 AM
Then just go to your rooftop and look in any direction. To the east, those are the Appalachians. To the West, those are the Rockies. Christ, you can watch your dog run away for a week in Kansas.as that like watching your X drive a way in Texas...for a week
you still see her car.

little jacob
08-06-2008, 09:16 AM
good luck. don't think i would ever ride that far in a day myself. after a certain number of hours i feel like my attention is not as sharp as it was. i don't want to be on two wheels without my mind being right.

Redrum_69
08-06-2008, 09:33 AM
good luck. don't think i would ever ride that far in a day myself. after a certain number of hours i feel like my attention is not as sharp as it was. i don't want to be on two wheels without my mind being right.



ride your bike at night and be like Midnight Virgin

Monty
08-06-2008, 09:47 AM
Hey, there are some picnic tables too!

http://www.kansasphototour.com/images/mtsunflower44.jpg

My first keg party after moving to Kansas was at that very picnic table. Kinda pathetic now that I look back on it, but back then, any occasion with beer was a good one. :toast: