Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Long Distance Resume'

I have been riding motorcycles since 1967.  I purchased my first new motorcycle in April 1969.  I had just returned from a short tour, one year, in Korea and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA.  I did not have any transportation but managed to save $850 while overseas.  So, I went down to Victory Drive, Columbus GA to one of the many motorcycle shops.  I purchased a brand new red 1969 Suzuki T200 for $495.  Got a top quality helmet for $19.95.  That was on a Thursday afternoon.  On Saturday morning I signed out on leave and rode the Suzuki home, to El Cajon California.  Took me 4 days riding to make the journey.  I was hooked on long distance riding from then on.

Listed below are the Iron Butt Association certified rides and the traditional LD motorcycle rallies I have successfully completed.

Motorcycle Rallies:
1st:  The Iron Butt Rally, 2011, Gold Medal Finish, 23rd place
2nd:  The Land of Enchantment Rally, Oct 2011, 12th place
3rd:  The Not Superman Rally, Jul 2012, 4th place
4th:  The Cape Fear 1,000 Rally, Apr 2013, 16th place
5th:  The Iron Butt Rally, 2013, Gold Medal Finish, 16th place
6th:  The Big Tex Rally, 2014, position pending publication
7th:  The Iron Butt Rally, 2015, Silver Medal Finish, 21st place

Iron Butt Association Certified Rides:
Ride Around Texas Insanity - Gold, Perimeter of TX in under 70 hours, Oct 2016
Florida Keys 1,000, Key Largo - Key West - Key Largo 5 times in 24 hours
The George A. Wyman Memorial Grand Tour - Gold, SFO-NYC, 140+ Waypionts, May 2015
Four Seasons - Spring Equinox, SaddleSore 1,000, March 2015
Four Seasons - Winter Solstice, SaddleSore 1,000, Dec 2014
Four Seasons - Fall Equinox, SaddleSore 1,000, Sep 2014,
Earth to Moon BunBurner Gold, 1,500 miles <24hrs, Jul 2014
Four Seasons - Summer Solstice, SaddleSore 1,000, Jun 2014
10/10ths,  10,000 Miles in 10 Day all in Texas, May 2013
100ccc Gold, Coast to Coast to Coast JAX-SDO-JAX, March 2013
National Parks Tour Gold, completed Sep 2012
Heaven to Hell Gold, Pikes Peak to Death Valley <24hrs, Aug 2012, 1,048 miles
The George A. Wyman Memorial 50cc Gold, in <50hrs, SFO-NYC, May 2012,  2,933 miles
Bun Burner Gold, 1,500 miles <24hrs, May 2012, 1,546 miles
Bun Burner Gold, 1,500 miles <24hrs, May 2012, 1,575 miles
More than 12,000 in an Iron Butt Rally, Jul 2011, 12,096 miles
10,000 Miles in 10 Days, 2011, 12,096 in 11 Days
48 States in 10 Days, Jul 2011, 12,096 miles
Texas Bun Burner 1,500 miles <36hrs, Oct 2010, 1,583 miles
Ultimate Coast to Coast, Key West FL to Prudhoe Bay AK, Jul 2010, 5,593 miles
50cc Quest Coast to Coast, JAX-SDO, Nov 2009
Border to Border Insanity, <24hrs, Sep 2009, 1,391 miles
Border to Border to Border Insanity, <72hrs, Sep 2009, 2,784 miles
Texas SaddleSore 1,000 miles <24hrs, Aug 2009, 1,073 miles
48 States in 10 Days, Jun 2009, 7.733 miles, 7 days, 13 hrs, 23 mins
SaddleSore 5,000 miles <5 Days, Jul 2009, 5,078 miles
SaddleSore 3,000 miles <72hrs, Nov 2008, 3,454 miles
SaddleSore 2,000 miles <48hrs, Nov 2008, 2,288 miles
Bun Burner 1,500 miles <36hrs, Aug 2008, 1,807 miles
SaddleSore 1,000 miles <24hrs, May 2001, 1,093 miles

Long Distance Riding Community Volunteer
2017 Iron Butt Rally - April 2016
MTF/IBA RAT Insanity - May 2014
IBA Big As Texas Party - Nov 2013
IBA Republic of Texas 1,000 - Nov 2013
Big Tex Rally - Oct 2013
Big Tex Rally - Oct 2012

Articles Published
"Iron Butt", publication of the Iron Butt Association

Recent Motorcycles:
2016 BMW R1200GS Adventure, current and only
2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2005 HD Road Glide
2005 BMW R1200GS
2004 HD Road King
2002 BMW R1150RT
2000 HD Road King Classic
1998 Buell S3T Thunderbolt
1997 HD Sportster 1200 Custom
1996 HD Springer Softail