Join Date: Feb 2012
Sportbike: 2012 Ducati M696
Years Riding: 8 years
How you found us: Scout 67
Iron Butt Challenge
My buddy has done at least a dozen of these on his BMW touring bike. I was pondering the idea of joining him, obviously I would rent a touring bike.
But then I got to thinking.... They have a 50cc Coast to Coast challenge. If we left from Jacksonville FL. to San Fran Cali it would be the shortest route at 2,345 miles. The average speed would be 47 mph. That's non stop w/o stops or fuel. Problem I am noticing is that that last bit of info is impossible. Next thing is a 50cc scooter goes around 40mph.
How is this challenge even possible? You cannot ride a 50cc scooter on the highway LEGALLY. Are these some heavily modified scooters? I'd imagine you would have to blow a lot of red lights and do a lot of lane splitting. Can someone explain to me how this is even possible?
I think the 1000 in 24 hour challenge would be a lot of fun. He has a spare helmet with a 1 mile radius radio that I could burrow and he says its 4 turns and back home. He has a route already that he says is easy. He is a whole other league of rider than me. He goes on trips all the time. He knows what it takes and he says it's incredibly difficult for someone new to try it let alone dangerous w/o training for it.
I'm just entertaining the idea.