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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    Congrats on your ride it's one that I still want to do..
    This was directed to Kendoo
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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    This so called record attempt really DISTORTS the facts. Mostly that his attempt If successful STILL won't break the unofficial but documented record. Also riding on a track eliminates traffic, finding gas, eliminating waiting in lines, missing a turn or two (although if he misses a turn he's gonna crash). I'm kind of the guy who would prefer this stuff be done as a test versus a way to garner publicity.

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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    I was looking at the google earth view of the track.
    The two curves have a 1 mile radius. So they are really not curves. No scrubbing the sidewalls.
    The track did not look very flat, a lot up down. Not built for high speed...
    pavement looked rough...
    but what can I tell from a satellite photo....
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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    Right, it's a test track, not a race track.. so they test tires mostly but also components and handling so maybe a shock manufacturer etc...

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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    Smooth roads make a big difference at high speed.
    Our California cement freeways were sanded smooth by CalTrans several years ago and wow what a difference!

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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by TPadden View Post
    My longest non-stop was 1800 miles in just under 30 hours; averaged a reasonable 60 mph; didn't set out to do anything just didn't feel like stopping. Now I make myself stop when the voices in my helmet tell me to.
    My voices never seem to agree.
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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by ST4Sal View Post
    Congrats on your ride it's one that I still want to do..
    This was directed to Kendoo
    Thanks Sal. It was a fun ride to be a part of (I think 21 of us did it).
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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by ST4Sal View Post
    This so called record attempt really DISTORTS the facts. Mostly that his attempt If successful STILL won't break the unofficial but documented record. Also riding on a track eliminates traffic, finding gas, eliminating waiting in lines, missing a turn or two (although if he misses a turn he's gonna crash). I'm kind of the guy who would prefer this stuff be done as a test versus a way to garner publicity.

    Sal
    Not true. What he is doing is bounded by a specific set of parameters - His 'record' will be for a 24 hour slog on a track - nothing more, nothing less. Its the same as a speed record made at Bonneville Salt Flats. Said speed record is not applicable to roads, or anywhere else, for that matter. As I said earlier, ultramarathoners do the same thing on foot - run for 24 hours around a track to see how far a human can run in one day. The distance would change drastically if you put the same guy in Africa chasing wild game, or in the rockies running down an elk or in Alaska chasing caribou.

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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    Hey, if that's the enjoyment he gets out of riding.. good for him... if he gets sponsors or whatever, then good for him..

    I don't personally see the point.. since you could get many members of just about any motorcycle forum to beat whatever record he does.. maybe this is just to set the baseline for SOME record to be beaten in the future... I'm glad he's not doing that on a public highway.

    But again, if he's enjoying the effort and getting something out of it, good for him.

    Maybe this is the beginning of a new race - the 24hrs at Uvalde..

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    Re: New long distance endurance record attempt

    I hope it goes well and that he breaks the record... he'll at least set a personal best it looks like. It really is about testing one's self, but it's not my cup of tea. I think I'll stick to my longest days being in the 1,200 - 1,400 km range when I need to (750 -875 mile), but if I did a non-stop cross continent run I'd a a slew of old friends and relatives wanting to kick my *** for not stopping to visit lol.
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