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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    Good luck, and to anyone from the board who's in this: Be safe dang it!

    The IBR... and all endurance rallies like this are fun to be in and amazing to watch. There's iron riding efforts and well thought strategy behind the wins.
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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    The spotwalla tracks were shown, but the names were removed so you couldn't tell who was who. Don't want anyone to gain a competitive advantage.
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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    Thanks for starting this thread, Doug. I've been anxiously waiting for this year's rally since, as others have said, I have become a junkie over the past several rallies - checking the Spotwalla page before leaving for work, refreshing when I get to work, and reading the daily reports and a thread on the FJR forum. Having said all this, I assumed the rally started in July so I'm happy to learn I don't have much time to wait.

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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    Quote Originally Posted by OhioDeere View Post
    Some of our fellow riders are in the "BIG ONE" this year.

    Are you guys ready?
    Can we get some spot tracker info to follow along?

    I would expect anyone in the western part of Ohio or eastern Indiana or southern Michigan to give me a shout if you need me. Heck anywhere really!

    For the last 5 IBR 's I've intently watched the daily updates and spot maps on IBR website.

    For those that haven't seen this. Get on board.

    This is the baddest Dudes on motorcycles !
    Doug,
    I have your number in my phone. Hopefully if I call you it will be because I'm bored on some lame interstate and not because I need help, LOL. I don't know if I'll ever be ready for this, but I am looking forward to ripping around the US and Canada for a couple weeks. Regardless of what happens, it will be a memorable vacation for sure. I'm secretly hoping for some big point bonuses in the Pacific Northwest (I've never ridden there) or maybe the Canadian Rockies!!
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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    Quote Originally Posted by kendoo View Post
    ... I'm secretly hoping for some big point bonuses in the Pacific Northwest (I've never ridden there) or maybe the Canadian Rockies!!
    Maybe someone is crazy enough to go for a Prudhoe Bay bonus!

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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    Quote Originally Posted by kendoo View Post
    Doug,
    I have your number in my phone. Hopefully if I call you it will be because I'm bored on some lame interstate and not because I need help, LOL. I don't know if I'll ever be ready for this, but I am looking forward to ripping around the US and Canada for a couple weeks. Regardless of what happens, it will be a memorable vacation for sure. I'm secretly hoping for some big point bonuses in the Pacific Northwest (I've never ridden there) or maybe the Canadian Rockies!!
    Ken
    I have your number. You call and I'll be there!! I'm in Maine over the 4th. However don't let that stop you. You call and we'll make big things happen quickly. Especially if you need help! lol!

    Can't wait to watch you guys!
    Good luck and like posted above. SAFETY FIRST!

    I may throw you a text or two just to see how your doing!!
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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    If some of you are new to the Iron Butt Rally, here is a taste on what to look forward checking the spotwalla page this year. The video is only 2:20 minutes long.



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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    Quote Originally Posted by ST_Jim View Post
    Maybe someone is crazy enough to go for a Prudhoe Bay bonus!
    That won't be possible this year unless one of the checkpoints is optional. The first 2 legs are short and the 3rd leg would allow us to maybe hit Hyder and not much else.

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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    Quote Originally Posted by OhioDeere View Post
    Ken
    I have your number. You call and I'll be there!! I'm in Maine over the 4th. However don't let that stop you. You call and we'll make big things happen quickly. Especially if you need help! lol!

    Can't wait to watch you guys!
    Good luck and like posted above. SAFETY FIRST!

    I may throw you a text or two just to see how your doing!!
    Thanks!!

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    Re: 2017 IBR. The BIG one

    Quote Originally Posted by kendoo View Post
    That won't be possible this year unless one of the checkpoints is optional. The first 2 legs are short and the 3rd leg would allow us to maybe hit Hyder and not much else.

    That's how the evil rallymaster lures them in - make the later checkpoints optional if they collect a particular bonus, and make it worth 1,000,000 points. Of course later on in the rally even larger bonii can be offered, rendering the first option a looser.

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