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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2017, 07:25:10 pm »
Todays link



http://ibr.wvi.com/ibr/_2017/2017IBR-Sunday-July02-Day07.pdf


You may notice there is a missing C14.... :'( >:( :??: :'(

Seems as Andrew Byrdman BYRD suffered a major clutch burnout in NYC yesterday... he got to a dealer who was watching on spotwalla, and as they are actually closed for the weekend, he may get repaired, but he's outta the checkpoint list as of now.... sad, we wished him well... wonder if he was running MobilOne or Rotella.....?

I'm sure he will tell us shortly...

Hers the adder sheet from yesterday....
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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2017, 05:50:17 pm »
Dang!  had high hopes for him.  no worries though....there's another one in 2 years.   :)
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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2017, 01:23:49 am »
Sorry to see Byrd leave the flock. Been interesting reading as the days progress, and keep looking to see if any are in my area. Closest thus far are those taking I-59 out of either Birmingham or Chattanooga.
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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2017, 03:13:16 am »
Yes, it is a bummer, but its one of those valuable learning experiences...
This was his first run, and a rookie seldom makes a finish high on the list, and many don't make it at all... if it was that easy, or there was a "perfect bike", well, it would simply be an 11 day ride... not a challenge... I'm sure he learned a lot, and it will pay off if he does it a second time...

Now, on to todays postings,.well, mondays posts... they didn't have them up earlier when I looked mid day..
http://ibr.wvi.com/ibr/_2017/2017IBR-Monday-July-03-Day08.pdf

And
http://ibr.wvi.com/ibr/_2017/2017IBR-Monday-July-03-Sidebar5.pdf

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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2017, 01:15:16 pm »
I'm curious to hear what happened to Andrew's clutch.  I suppose the extra weight of all the gear and the stop/go of the area may have caused it?
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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2017, 07:25:24 pm »


Over and done.... congrats to all...

http://ibr.wvi.com/ibr/_2017/finalstandings.pdf

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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2017, 02:47:52 pm »
Lots of finishers.  For such a challenging event it is a bit surprising the lack of media coverage by MC mags and stuff.  If someone had not mentioned it here I might have not known it was even going on.  Congrats all. 
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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2017, 04:47:00 pm »
For such a challenging event it is a bit surprising the lack of media coverage by MC mags and stuff.  If someone had not mentioned it here I might have not known it was even going on. 


I have had the same thought and the conclusion I came to is that is by design .  Here is an article I found that talks a bit about media coverage.

http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/IronButt_1002_22-24_Fast.pdf


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Re: 2017 Iron Butt Rally
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2017, 09:11:17 pm »
The organization 'lays low' and tries to stay under the radar. They accept no sponsors. The IBA will certify rides / events but will not yield time taken for any ride, even to the person doing the ride. I tried to get my standing after doing a CC50 in under 48 hours and simply could not get that information; they stand by the statement that 'it is a rally, not a race'.

Just my opinion but I think if it was more widely known, and perhaps became an object of, say, national news, there would be a lot of negative repercussions, starting with each rider's insurance and untimely ending with both the organization and all sanctioned events vanishing. While I do not see how it could actually be made outright illegal, it could be made uncomfortable enough for the organizers and participants that it would no longer be viable.

Short answer: we really do not want widespread media coverage of this event or any IBA certified rides. Especially the ones marked with an asterisk as 'extreme'.

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Lots of finishers.  For such a challenging event it is a bit surprising the lack of media coverage by MC mags and stuff.  If someone had not mentioned it here I might have not known it was even going on.  Congrats all.
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