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100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Discussion in 'General Classic Motorcycle Discussion' started by grandpaul, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

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    I'm once again hoping and planning to make a 100/100/100/100 ride this spring:

    Over 100 years combined age of bike & rider
    61 (my age) + 44 (1975 Norton's age) = 105

    100th day of the year - 4/10/19

    100 miles minimum ride distance

    "The Ton" (100 MPH, at some point in the ride)

    I'm HOPING it's not over 100 degrees on 4/10...

    I'm also hoping to do a total of 1,000 miles in under 24 hours on the same ride, so I can finally claim a "Saddle Sore 1,000" Iron Butt ride before I'm too old to handle it without undue pain, and definitely without a huge tour boat.

    Anyone else want to try for it?

    As some are not inclined to exceed the speed limit, you can skip that part and make it a 100/100/100 ride.

    As some others may be too young and/or have too new a bike, you can always add a pillion to reach 100 years total ages for a 100/100/100 ride.
     
  2. Craig

    Craig VIP MEMBER

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    I could do the 115 ,115 ( combined age 115 & mileage 115 ) but the fourth month around here is usually a little chilly , I have been out as early as end of March but realistically , end of April early May .... and not sure I would make the old girl run a 115 mph maybe 115 KPH .... even though I'm freezing my A-- off right now would never trade places with anyone ....
    Craig
     
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  3. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

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    That's not a bad alternative for many potential riders. 100 kilometers, @ 100 KPH should be do-able on almost ANY bike...
     
  4. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

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    100 dog years is only about 15 human ones, so maybe THAT would help younger riders...
     
  5. texasSlick

    texasSlick VIP MEMBER

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    Will this be a group ride, or each of us on our own?

    I will be 135 in bike + man years. Will there be a prize for max. B + M Y?

    Now a days, doing the ton is risky, as the law has a lot of tools to see that you don't.

    Slick
     
  6. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

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    Solo or group is up to you and whoever else has the time on that date.

    Doing the ton is optional, there will be no officials or awards.

    It's all about getting our classic bikes out for a ride instead of them sitting around looking good.
     
  7. texasSlick

    texasSlick VIP MEMBER

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    I suggest we Texans rendezvous at Luckenbach. With a little planning a 100 mile ride thru the hill country could be worked out ..... lunch at Coopers in
    Llano or Mason?

    Alas, I will be in Florida on business on that date, an annual event for the next several years. Have fun guys ..... maybe I will catch you in 10 years after I retire for the 2nd time.

    Slick

    PS ..... a great suggestion, GrandPaul. This may become the Annual Ton^4 event!
     
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  8. texasSlick

    texasSlick VIP MEMBER

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    @grandpaul

    Perhaps you need to relent a little on the 100th day part ..... The weekend before or after might garner more participants. I could make the week end after..

    I think this is a great idea .... I hope it takes hold.

    Slick