I just did my first Iron Butt Association qualifying ride with a friend of mine from Cyprus on Sunday. We rode from Wauseon Ohio to Redfield South Dakota, I was on a 1939 knucklehead and broke the record for the oldest Harley to finish an IBA run, 40 minutes later my friend Iacovos from Cyprus broke the new record on my 1936 EL. We went over 1050 miles in 22 hours. We recorded 5 short video clips along the trip. Check them out here--> http://www.youtube.com/gosonytv We start out fresh and excited and gradually get wore down and start looking like zombies.
But wait... there is more. I plan on doing another IBA run in 12 hours and bringing along a friend of mine as a passenger. My friend Mara will be updating our whereabouts along the trip on her blackberry. If you would like to follow along on the trip, go to http://www.oldbikesinsd.blogspot.com and see where we are at, if we broke down, got arrested, or made it to our destination in Lexington Ohio at the AMA days. If I complete this next run, it will be two IBA runs within five days of each other--on a 70 year old motorcycle. Wish me luck! If any of you are going to the event, look me up and we can have lunch and hang out!