An IronButt is a series of rides orchestrated by the Iron Butt Association or IBA. They test the physical capability’s of a motorcycle rider with their numerous endurance certifications. I specifically will be attempting the most common (and easiest) SaddleSore & Bunburner. These rides are 1000 miles in under 24 hours / 1500 miles in under 36 hours respectively.
Preparing for endurance rides is critical to ensure most importantly safety, and also a successful completion.
Mostly I have been preparing by riding every day I can, and my longest trip being 545Mi. Whenever there is a nuance to my comfort, I correct it. When you ride that long and hard, a minor thing can turn into a real big problem.
I fell into some vacation time that I needed to use or lose, (more…)