100/100/100 Ride in 2022

grandpaul

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Here's the deal:

1. The ride takes place on the 100th day of the year (April 10th of 2022 is a Sunday, makes it easier for most folks)

2. Age of rider plus bike must equal or exceed 100. For you kids, grab a passenger that will make the math work.

3. You must do the ton (100MPH) at least once during the ride (for those not so inclined, you can do 100KPH, that's below the speed limit for goodness sake)

4. You must ride at least 100 miles. If you or your motorcycle are over 100, you can ride 100 kilometers.

All fairly easy if you own a classic bike. Plenty of time to prep the bike if it needs work or has been sitting (it happens).

There has been a lot of discussion about variations to achieve different "100s", such as 50 miles on the way to work then 50 miles on the way back home, average a minimum of 100KPH for the entire ride, 100 miles in 100 minutes, ride in 100 degree heat, whatever you can figure out to have as many 100s in your ride as possible; get creative.

THIS RIDE IS TOTALLY FLEXIBLE. The MAIN point of the ride is to GET OUR CLASSIC BIKES OUT ON THE ROAD FOR PEOPLE TO SEE.

There are a bunch of folks on various forums that have done the ride in the last few years since I first started it, and reported back with pix; that's part of the idea. I really thought it might catch on more, but there are a few that have done it 4 or 5 times now. I've only done it twice myself! 2022 SHOULD be my 3rd, and MAYBE as part of a Saddle-Sore 1,000 (1,000 miles in 24 hours). I've been trying to do that ride for over 20 years and still never have.

So, GET YOUR BIKE READY!

EXTRA POINTS IF YOU RIDE WITH, OR MEET UP WITH, ONE OR MORE NORTON COMMANDO RIDERS!
 

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It would be great to do a group outing. Pick a rendezvous place and time, log everyone in, then ride a pre-determined route to a destination of interest, or perhaps an eatery of good repute for lunch, then back.

There might be a ribbon prize for oldest bike, oldest rider, and oldest bike + rider. To be eligible for a ribbon, a rider must make the entire trip on two wheels without a rescue vehicle.

You are in a perfect place having the hill country in your back yard, with some great scenic places and Texana eateries (ex: Coopers in Mason).

The 100th day being Sunday should make it easier to gather a group. A big plus for a group is the chance to meet each other and oogle each other's rides. Plus a rescue truck and trailer can be made available.

Waddyya say?

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I'm up for it. I have several loops I could suggest around here.

The great thing is, there is plenty of time to plan.
 
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I could come out and play. I'm in Granbury sw of FW. Find a reasonably close place to meet up?
I see Texas Slick is out by Tyler, not sure where GranPaul is.
Lets talk and see if we can work this out, sound like fun.
 

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I am willing to buy the prize ribbons or trophys. I have a P/U and a 16 ft flatbed trailer, and I volunteer my wife to be the chase driver.

I say include lunch at Coopers in the run. There is a Coopers in Mason, and IIRC, one in Llano.

Slick

@grandpaul : at registration, cell numbers of all riders must be registered by the Run Marshall and a list of critical cell numbers given to each rider e.g. who to call in the event of a breakdown, volunteer grunts who are willing to help load and tie down a disabled bike, and to summon the rescue trailer. I declare you Run Marshall.
 
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Just made a run to Llano last Sunday, just under 150 miles round trip. Perfect, and VERY nice roads near lake Buchanan.

We've got to maybe have our own Texas ride thread, and let other groups in other states have their own thread, or this one will get overly swamped.

Probably best to have a centralized meeting point that the various outlying riders can all converge on.

I'm in Leander, northwest Austin, off 183. Just zoom in a little bit to that area, with lakes Marble Falls, Buchanan, Inks, and Llano & Colorado rivers, and you can see some of our riding!

HERE is an idea!
Meet up centrally on Saturday morning, ride, and then spend the night Saturday, ride some more Sunday, then everyone take off. It could be a 99/99/99/100/100/100 ride!!!
 

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HERE is an idea!
Meet up centrally on Saturday morning, ride, and then spend the night Saturday, ride some more Sunday, then everyone take off. It could be a 99/99/99/100/100/100 ride!!!
I think that is a great idea. A Saturday evening meal and fellowship will be half the fun.

I suggest that future runs be held the weekend closest to the 100th day and the Saturday ride and evening fellowship and Sunday ride format become standard.

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I can do Llano about a 4 hour drive and I can visit the in-laws in Goldthwait . Will have to have a photo op to memorialize the great event.
I have already marked the date, just need to know the destination.
 

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Yes, this is shaping up to ACTUALLY HAPPEN.

It could also tick another box - regional AccessNorton gathering.

By golly, I'm going to insure the Dreer prototype bike to the hilt and make it my ride for the event. THAT is my goal.
 
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I am willing to buy the prize ribbons or trophys. I have a P/U and a 16 ft flatbed trailer, and I volunteer my wife to be the chase driver.

I say include lunch at Coopers in the run. There is a Coopers in Mason, and IIRC, one in Llano.

Slick

@grandpaul : at registration, cell numbers of all riders must be registered by the Run Marshall and a list of critical cell numbers given to each rider e.g. who to call in the event of a breakdown, volunteer grunts who are willing to help load and tie down a disabled bike, and to summon the rescue trailer. I declare you Run Marshall.
I bet your wife appreciates that!
 

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Here's the deal:

1. The ride takes place on the 100th day of the year (April 10th of 2022 is a Sunday, makes it easier for most folks)

2. Age of rider plus bike must equal or exceed 100. For you kids, grab a passenger that will make the math work.

3. You must do the ton (100MPH) at least once during the ride (for those not so inclined, you can do 100KPH, that's below the speed limit for goodness sake)

4. You must ride at least 100 miles. If you or your motorcycle are over 100, you can ride 100 kilometers.

All fairly easy if you own a classic bike. Plenty of time to prep the bike if it needs work or has been sitting (it happens).

There has been a lot of discussion about variations to achieve different "100s", such as 50 miles on the way to work then 50 miles on the way back home, average a minimum of 100KPH for the entire ride, 100 miles in 100 minutes, ride in 100 degree heat, whatever you can figure out to have as many 100s in your ride as possible; get creative.

THIS RIDE IS TOTALLY FLEXIBLE. The MAIN point of the ride is to GET OUR CLASSIC BIKES OUT ON THE ROAD FOR PEOPLE TO SEE.

There are a bunch of folks on various forums that have done the ride in the last few years since I first started it, and reported back with pix; that's part of the idea. I really thought it might catch on more, but there are a few that have done it 4 or 5 times now. I've only done it twice myself! 2022 SHOULD be my 3rd, and MAYBE as part of a Saddle-Sore 1,000 (1,000 miles in 24 hours). I've been trying to do that ride for over 20 years and still never have.

So, GET YOUR BIKE READY!

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I put a group event up on FB with details and a map. Who knows. I may pick up a few riders for the trip.
 

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I put a group event up on FB with details and a map. Who knows. I may pick up a few riders for the trip.
Good move!

All on this Forum who have an interest, should sign in here with a post.
Who’s in?

Slick
 
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