Category: Certificate Ride

Posts about long distance certification rides. These are typically rides designed and sanctioned by and the IBA.

Big As Texas Party (SS1K Ride Out)

Big As Texas Party (SS1K Ride Out)

When I got back to my room, following the banquet, I turned on the weather channel to check on Hurricane Nate.  Thankfully, the storm had been downgraded from a category 2 and it was moving north between 25 & 30 mph.  The weather channel talking heads had already begun a reduction in their efforts to…

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Big As Texas Party (IBA HQ)

Big As Texas Party (IBA HQ)

The IBA staff had planned to arrive at the IBA BAT HQ, The Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Tx, around noon on Thursday.  I had finished my SS1K Ride In, the first in my hat-trick, at 00:29 eastern, 23:29 central, so I had gotten plenty of sleep before staff or participants began arriving.  Once I…

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Big As Texas Party (BAT SS1K)

Big As Texas Party (BAT SS1K)

  I’ve driven across Texas a few times in the past. In 1966 with the parents on a family vacation we crossed on the way home from California. Then again in 1974 when I was moving to California, and finally again in 1980 when I moved back to the Midwest. So It’s been 37-1/2 years…

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Big As Texas Party (Ride In SS1K)

Big As Texas Party (Ride In SS1K)

  The Big AS Texas (BAT) Party, and my SS1K Hat-Trick, have begun.  Well – the official IBA events begin in a few hours – but my first of three SS1Ks is in the books. At 7:00pm, Tuesday the 3rd, I was just finishing up my preparations for the next 5 days.  Clothes and rain…

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Big As Texas Party (Series)

Big As Texas Party (Series)

I’ve had a couple of weeks to rest up, following my Void 12 Rally experience, and now I’m getting ready to head off again on another long distance adventure.  Not a rally this time, although I could have participated in one, but a long distance ride none the less.   This week, Oct 6th &…

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Zaddle Zore 1000

Zaddle Zore 1000

Each year, during Daytona Bike Week, the Iron Butt Association (IBA) holds a multi-day party.  However, they don’t base this event in Daytona Beach Florida, where Daytona Bike Week is held.  Instead, they base their event in Jacksonville Florida, approximately 80 miles north of Daytona Beach.  But then, to IBA members, 80 miles is sort…

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