Month: Jul 2017

Iron Butt Rally 2017 – the results

The ceremony is over…as predicted, it was a very special event with many stories and stunning performances at the bottom, middle and top of the standings. As already mentioned, I had a lot of issues and did not ride the rally in a competitive,…

I’m back!

Hi everybody, I’m back at the “barn”, i.e. the rally finish. I was there 20 hours too early as the bike gave me some additional problems. I arrived basically with a dying Honda; I had to coast the last 30 miles on three cylinders…

So, this is me signing off ……

…… as once he’s scored Robert will be able to post on here again. Thank you all for reading all of my “stuff” over the past 11 days. Thank you all of your comments and I hope you have enjoyed my (admittedly) light hearted…

He’s there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

…….. and it was most definitely a limp across the line but who gives a flying f*ck ? I of course have given him one last piece of advice ………. Check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check and check one last time all…

51 kms to go …..

…. and that was 50 minutes ago. He is still riding because I have just tried to call him, but he must be very close now …..  

Day 10 – Oh no ………..

Stupid, stupid Robert …… After all of the talking that we did yesterday, he went and ignored it all …… In his words : “OK, here it comes: I WAS WRONG! MEA CULPA! MEA CULPA! MEA MAXIMA CULPA!!! You told me not to be cocky!…

Start of Day 10 Update …..

I spoke to Robert at 10.00am (his time) on Day 10. He has exactly 48 hours to get to the finish control before he is classed as DNF.  His Garmin is showing that 1500kms (950 miles) stand between him and his 3-digit IBA membership…

Day 9 – nearly there ……

The morning started well – Robert went to NYC as planned and visited four locations.  One proved awkward – a statute of Alice in Wonderland in the Central Park – but the rest was easy and it was a big points score To be sure of enough…

Day 9 Report will follow later but ….

…… two quick points for now : He knows that he now has enough points for a finish and is beginning to head for the final control.  There are still lots of points that he could get, but apparently the “Little John” in his head…

Day 8 (Monday)

So what happened on Monday ? Well, it was my first day back a the office after riding in the national rally.  In the morning I had a doctors appointment to finally cure this “ear” problem I’ve had for a while now and then…

Day 7 (Sunday)

Nearly up to date again ….. He only has 10 magic 12 rallies to ride now ……. He had an early start to the day and headed back over to Memphis, Nashville & Knoxville where he thought he deserved a 4 star cozy hotel with good bar food …. WHEN…

Leg 3 planning ….

Remember this was written a couple of days ago …..   Robert has decided to go northeast, visiting some points from Leg 1 and he will go to New York – but during the night He feels after the first two days of Leg 3 that…

Lots to catch up on ….

….. but first a quick and (very) recent update from Robert. I spoke to him les than an hour ago – I guess it must have been about 5.00am  on Day 8. He’s fine and the bike is doing “okay”.  He’s still having a few issues with…

Sorry for the delay ….

…. I’m back and the latest report will be up will be posted before lunchtime today

Good Morning …..

Robert is moving – which is good. Yesterday, the bike had less problems in the cool air of Colorado and the even better news is that the IBA world is now aware of Roberts issues and hopefully, there’ll be answers and a solution waiting…