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EPIC JOURNEY. a.k.a. epic suffering.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by phyregod, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    So, I'm flying to Phoenix, AZ to pick up my new toy. A brand spankin' new 2007 CBR 1000rr (Black/Black if you haven't been following the other thread).

    Then...

    I'm riding the motherfucker back to Texas. 998 miles on a crotch rocket, and I have 48 hours total to compete my journey. I'll have hulk sized arms and shoulders, and a blistered ass by the end of this, I'm certain. Its fucking stupid, and I know it, but whatever. I figure I'll buy a bottle of advil and pop 'em like tic-tacs.

    Anyway, I'll be doing more research on the trip, but anyone who has completed a jourey of this level of epic stupidity on a crotch rocket is more than welcome to chime in and share tips.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    goodluck:)
     
  3. jeffie7

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    I feel bad for ya.

    Just remember, there's no reason to stay leaned over, just sit up straight, rest one hand on your hip and the other hand on the throttle.

    you might want to invest in a pillow for your seat, or maybe even an after market seat.
     
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    Oh wow, good luck. That's ridiculous.
     
  5. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Yup, scouring the local area for gel or form fitting foam padding of some sort.

    Added challenge: Carrying everything I'll need in a backpack. Helm, Jacket, Clothing, hygene, etc. Flight there and 2 day ride back. I have a gregory ultra-lite hiking pack that I'll probably take with. Its stupid light, has a crapload of nice comfort features built into it, will hold whatever I want it to, etc. Otherwise, I have my normal riding pack, which is an Independant skateboarding backpack. Crosses over to riding quite nicely.

    The bike comes with a "Tool kit" but I have no idea whats in it or how handy it'll be. I'll have to look that up and supplement tools of my own. Food is a no-no in luggage on a plane, so I plan to buy an ass ton of cliffs bars and red-bull during my trip. MREs if I can locate some.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    wow good luck dude. camelpak? :)
     
  7. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Both backpacks have accomodations for a camelbak, but I'll be stopping every ~120 miles for fuel, so hydration won't be a problem.
     
  8. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    buy a throttle lock.
    you will love that thing, that way you can switch which hand you have on the bars, bc eventually, your back will hurt like a motherfucker.

    Throttlemeister - Home
     
  9. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    1000 miles in 48 hours isn't tough for me. I've done 300 mile stretches with no ill effect. I did that on my 250. I do 200 miles on a sitting on the ZX12, but nothing long term. If you can do it for 30 minutes you can do it for 300 hours.

    Oh, and now maybe you'll agree with me about the Honda "seat". :)

    good luck ! I wish I could make it with you.
     
  10. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    All supersport bikes are known for their hard seats, you really don't keep your butt on the seat for any longer then you have to, I could care less if I had a seat at all.

    I don't think the GSX-R seat is any harder then the RRs seat.
     
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    I would be more worried about the things that one might wanna change on the bike.. like handlebar heights and pedal arrangements.

    the seat actually isn't to much - more of my weight and pressure is on the tank on the highway (I like to tuck in almost all of the time)
     
  12. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Also, I plan on doing the speed limit. Don't wanna dump that "good driver's discount" that saves me craptons of cash every month. The bike, full coverage with 500 deductibles is only costing me 39 a month.

    Yeah, I'm sure I'll do a spirited run or 12, but 99% of the way, I'll just be putting along at the legal limit.

    The foot pegs will certainly be way too freakin high/close for me. So I'll have to suffer that. No time to get an adjustable set here and installed. 36 inch inseam ftmfl.
     
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    I have a 32 inseam on a good day. So riding is great, but after 4 hours of on-peg, I put my foot down and almost fall.
     
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    Rent a pickup and throw the thing in the back.
     
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    Yes, because a truck seat is much nicer on your tampon.
     
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    HA!

    I actually thought of that, but the cheapest I could find was a baby U-haul for $1100 bucks. Silly. I could do a round trip flight and have it shipped back for ~$600. But I've just blown $9,900 bucks on the bike. I can ride it back with motel stays for 300ish. And it'll be a life experience. So next time Someone posts a 1000 mile run on a crotch rocket, I can call them a fucktard and know what I'm talking about.
     
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    buy a pair of spadex bike shorts and wear 'em under your jeans. padding ftw
     
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    48 hours?

    Driving, my aunt made it from Dallas to Raleigh, NC in like 17-18hrs. I'm pretty sure you can cut it less than that.
     
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    but he's on a bike, he'll get fatigued and have to stop more for fuel.
     
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    Do stuff to keep yourself awake and hyper :ph34r:
     
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