2021 Ironbutt Rally

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bikerbill
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2021 Ironbutt Rally

Postby bikerbill » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:40 am

With Great Fanfare I announce that I have been selected to ride in the 2021 Iron Butt Rally!!

I will be riding Hidalgo.

The Iron Butt Rally is an eleven day 'digital scavenger hunt' kind of competition that is held in the summer on alternating years. The previous rally was held in 2019 so the next one is in 2021.

My exploits in these type of events has been documented here and elsewhere. To date my longest event has been 60 hours. For practice I have another to ride in two weeks that is nearly 4 days.

I will use this thread to announce pertinent information regarding my preparations and rally news.
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'Biker' Bill
'97 EN500LTD 'Hidalgo'
226,000+ miles so far
VROC #3833
IronButt #6024

SlipStreamer Enterprise II, Vista Cruise,
Cobra Spots, Drifter solo seat,
Pro-Tac backrest, ScottOiler,
F&S luggage rack, LED lights,
4-gal AUX fuel tank

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Re: 2021 Ironbutt Rally

Postby bikerbill » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:58 pm

This past week I rode the Heart of Texas 4-day rally to help me practice/prepare for next year.

More to follow.

SpotWalla track of our ride. https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id ... 644f2c9c08
password: HoT2020
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'Biker' Bill
'97 EN500LTD 'Hidalgo'
226,000+ miles so far
VROC #3833
IronButt #6024

SlipStreamer Enterprise II, Vista Cruise,
Cobra Spots, Drifter solo seat,
Pro-Tac backrest, ScottOiler,
F&S luggage rack, LED lights,
4-gal AUX fuel tank

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I ride: 1997 Vulcan 500LTD named Hidalgo

Re: 2021 Ironbutt Rally

Postby bikerbill » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:25 am

A photo blog is up for my participation in the Heart of Texas Rally

https://bikerbillsvulcan500rebuild.shutterfly.com/1068

This link is to a video of the Rally start. I and Hidalgo pass by at about the 1:52 mark.
https://vimeo.com/user11449478/review/4 ... O_Xi0NeM3A
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'Biker' Bill
'97 EN500LTD 'Hidalgo'
226,000+ miles so far
VROC #3833
IronButt #6024

SlipStreamer Enterprise II, Vista Cruise,
Cobra Spots, Drifter solo seat,
Pro-Tac backrest, ScottOiler,
F&S luggage rack, LED lights,
4-gal AUX fuel tank

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bikerbill
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Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:07 pm
I ride: 1997 Vulcan 500LTD named Hidalgo

Re: 2021 Ironbutt Rally

Postby bikerbill » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:29 am

I have my cell phone mounted where I can access it while riding. However I haven’t found an easy way to operate it without resorting to removing a glove so the phone can sense my fingertip. (I have tried coatings to the glove fingertips but they didn’t work.) Working it via the gps interface is limited as well. While perusing Walmart the other day I found these novel stylus’ to try. Maybe with their bulk I can manipulate the phone screen to do my bidding.

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'Biker' Bill
'97 EN500LTD 'Hidalgo'
226,000+ miles so far
VROC #3833
IronButt #6024

SlipStreamer Enterprise II, Vista Cruise,
Cobra Spots, Drifter solo seat,
Pro-Tac backrest, ScottOiler,
F&S luggage rack, LED lights,
4-gal AUX fuel tank

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Re: 2021 Ironbutt Rally

Postby Triangles » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:48 pm

I have some gloves that have a special finger tip material that works but to be honest, it's like trying to write fine print with a marker than has a 2" felt tip.
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