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The 2017 IBR starts in just a few days and I have what seems like 1,000 things to do. Fortunately the bike seems mostly in order other than a few tweaks.

Unfortunately I cannot post a link to my trip. Part of the rules is we cannot receive outside help, and knowing where I am going would be considered outside help to other riders (not that anyone would really care where I go, but rules are rules). We also cannot discuss our route with other riders and posting the link online would be considered providing it to them.

However, as a thank you I have drafted Brad to post a daily update on my travels. It won't be much as my time is limited but I hope to get out a few sentences each day on how I am doing, miles ridden, cities visited, etc.

Also, the Iron Butt Association does publish a daily update beginning next Friday. Those can be accessed on this link. Until then the page will simply have a banner for the rally.

For this year Willi has decided to ride along with me again just like he did in 2015. For the rally he will be sitting on his perch looking over my shoulder to make sure I don't do anything stupid.

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Wishing you a safe and uneventful ride, like that's really going to happen, but try to stay away from any "faceplants"! It's tough on the gear and the body.
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Wishing you a safe and uneventful ride, like that's really going to happen, but try to stay away from any "faceplants"! It's tough on the gear and the body.
I agree. I purposefully did not polish out the scrapes in my windshield so it can serve as a reminder each time I look at it.

As was said at the end of the IBR in 2015 by a rallymaster from the 2014 Butt Lite rally, I need to do away with the "drama" on the way out to major events. In 2014 I had the separation of my rear sprocket from the rear wheel.

Let's hope my drama for this rally was the engine fiasco of April and May ...
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Let's hope my drama for this rally was the engine fiasco of April and May ...
I'll second that!

Have a great rally, Chris.
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Chris, between your drama and my issues we could write a book. May have to publish it as fiction cause a lot of it is hard to believe.
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Hoping it's an exhilarating ride, without bad incident. Always nice for the rest of us to have a little vicarious fun hearing and reading about exploits such as yours.
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Good Luck Chris.

We can watch a little here but will not know which one is Parrothead!

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