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Great insight Chris, enlightening to say the least. I feel a bit weary just reading about it!
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Great insight Chris, enlightening to say the least. I feel a bit weary just reading about it!
LOL, The sad part is I probably pushed myself harder on this one than I did in 2017, with the exception of the start of the 2nd leg where I totally fell apart.

The good news is that had I had my head in the game and done what I had set out to I would have finished right where I had hoped to finish so at least my planning is there. If only I could ride what I planned ...
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Yeah, maybe so but the truth is you have started, and finished three I.B.R.’s, all on your Sportster, overcoming drama like 70 m.p.h. slides and losing a charging system.not many can make those claims. You are the man!
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Chris, the write up is awesome!!Totally enjoyed it. Waiting for part 2. I took a pic as you were pulling out of the lot at the start. Hopefully it is posting. Well I cant get more than the thumbnail to post.
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That is an accomplishment. Chris, it speaks highly of your endurance, drive and skills. It was awesome to meet you at the start and hang out for a little while.
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Chris, the write up is awesome!!Totally enjoyed it. Waiting for part 2. I took a pic as you were pulling out of the lot at the start. Hopefully it is posting. Well I cant get more than the thumbnail to post.
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LOL, thanks Paul. There are others who overcame more than I did. I was simply too stubborn to give up after my slide/roll

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Great write up, Chris. Can almost feel the fatigue, frustration & finally, the satisfaction.
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After 6 weeks i finally got my bike roadworthy after it's little spill , so went for a shakedown run to make sure all was ok.
I only did 65kms and my butt started aching, so the Iron Butt is out for me!

Well done Chris. , Loads of us were rooting for you. Looking forwards to reading pt 3.
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I’m old so now any day I ride and my buttvaches is a good day as I have covered some miles, yea!!!
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