Category: Iron Butt Rally 2013

Ready for the Brit Butt Rally

Everything is prepared….let’s have dinner, get the rally instructions and then the planning starts! Tomorrow morning at 6 p.m. we will all start from Castleford. It looks that the weather will be better, what a strong wind and heavy showers today! Will I drive…

Lastminute disaster! No Brit Butt Rally for me???

When I left work on the XBR today, I noticed immediately that something was wrong. I looked at the cockpit and…..was shocked! The holder that connects the upper part of the fairing to the steering head was broken! A nightmare! In other words: Drama!…

Saddle Sore 3000 accomplished

I left on Wednesday evening after work and had planned to reach Poitiers after a 750 km (466 mls) ride that night. In my hometown, I had to put petrol and to document the start of the Saddle Sore 3000 with a receipt. But…the…

The ultimate test ride: an attempt for a Saddle Sore 3000

Hi friends, Tomorrow it’s time for another test ride through Europe. As I will have 72 hrs to the Ride to Eat meet in Brest on Saturday, why not trying a Saddle Sore 3000 (3000 mls in 72 hrs)? It is exactly the pace…

First test ride: Ride to Eat in Avignon

So it was time to go for a first real long test ride. I had done some minor modifications, trying to fix problems and to do some maintenance. I changed the brake fluid and installed a new chain with new sprockets. The Dispatch 1…

Le nouveau “Iron Butt Rally Racer” est arrivé!

I used the Easter holidays to work on the painting of the fairing and the electrical wiring. I installed the Dispatch 1 distribution box under between the battery and the (new) saddle. Lots of cables needed to be attached to the bike. As I…

3D painting

A couple of days ago, the XBR looked like this: What has happened??? Well, I had decided to start the painting of the fairing. At the same time I needed to change back the bike to a normal state to pass the road test….

Farkle time…

Details are important. Since the last update, I focussed on the bike and some small improvements and electric farkles. I received the Spot Messenger, a little GPS tracker. It will give me some extra bonus points and you can follow my track when I…

Welcome to Insanity – I’m going to ride the IRON BUTT RALLY 2013!!!

I knew it for quite some months, but I was not 100 % sure if I would join until I had to pay the second half of the entrance fee this week. Yes, I was granted an entry based ‘on the discretion of the…