100/100/100/100 Ride in the spring

grandpaul

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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.
 

pidjones

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I have the 100 years nailed, having 66 years on my clock and both a '79 and '78 bike. 100 mph should be no problem on the GL1000 - not sure the CB750 will be trustworthy for it yet. 100 miles? No problem! 4-10-2019 is a Wednesday, so that should be low-traffic on say.... US129 (AKA the Dragon). Might just try it!
BTW, no way I would try a SS1000 on anything other than my huge tour boat GL1800.
 

grandpaul

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Sonreir said:
I'll be 40 this year, so I need to find a bike from 1959 or earlier?
Yep.

...unless you get a passenger and ride a newer bike. (or a really old passenger, and a brand new bike).
 

doc_rot

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I did a 1000 mile day on a 78 kz650 a few years ago and it damn near killed me. The craziest part was even after I made it to my destination it still felt like I was being buffeted by the wind
 
Me 71, bike '77 XS650 easily qualifies at 112. The ton and the distance I dunno? Maybe Ill find out, depends on the weather.
 

Nebr_Rex

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I couldn't do it this year. I'll turn 54 on April the 9th and would need a 73 model year.
But the year after could be done. I have a 74 KZ400 frame and parts................? ;D


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grandpaul

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70 days to go...

If your bike is "down", you'd best get with the program and get working on it.

NEVER MIND THE FREEZING WEATHER!!!
 

Hurco550

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hmmm... where to find a 100mph capable 1947 or earlier machine... lol

if my wife rode, I could bump it up to a 1976 and ride my beemer, but alas, she doesn't ride
 

grandpaul

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Hurco550 said:
hmmm... where to find a 100mph capable 1947 or earlier machine...
Tell you what, if you top TWO hundred, the age doesn't matter.

There, fixed it.
 

datadavid

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Hurco550 said:
hmmm... where to find a 100mph capable 1947 or earlier machine... lol

if my wife rode, I could bump it up to a 1976 and ride my beemer, but alas, she doesn't ride
Theres always Vincent and Crocker for that, just need to be a millionaire to ride one
 

grandpaul

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datadavid said:
Theres always Vincent and Crocker for that, just need to be a millionaire to ride one
There are several "affordable" (always a relative term) 1940s bikes that could do the job...
 

grandpaul

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I was FINALLY able to do a 100/100/100/100/100/100 ride last April (2019).

Me (61 at the time) aboard my '70 Bonneville (49 at the time) = 110
Temperature in South Texas at the time = 100F+
Laredo to Hebbronville and back, for lunch = 111 miles
Topped 100 MPH at least once
Averaged over 100 miles in 100 minutes (while riding)
April 9th = 100th day of the year (It will be April 9th this year, a leap year)

There are any number of interesting "100s" you can come up with, if you try. We stopped to gas up at a little store and the address happened to be 111 East Hwy 359 (same as the total miles I rode).

So, get out the old bikes, fellows, and prepare!

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Snout

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Sounds fun man. I hope in April we dont have snow or I am going to have to keep it below 100.
 

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