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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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The UK branch of the Iron Butt Association holds regular rides-to-eat (RTE) across Europe. A location is picked and everyone rides separately and meets up at 4pm local time for a photo followed by a meal.

Last weekend the location was the Millau viaduct in the south of France and, fortunately, I decided not to go. Many did though and I have enjoyed reading the tales of derring-do on the IBA forum.

Rain, high winds, sleet, snow, temperatures down to -12c, frozen roads, several slidey "offs" (no damage, no injury). One of them posted this video of the road between Millau and Rodez.


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You say "Ride to Eat?"

I'd need "Ride for $1,000,000 and a night with Julia Roberts playing her character in Pretty Woman" to ride in those conditions.

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To each their own I guess, but I can't think of a single up-side to riding in those conditions myself.
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I wouldn't even drive a car in those conditions. That's not derring-do, it's foolhardiness.

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I could tell that his ars was puckered for sure.
He's thinking what the hell am I doing out here!

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I wouldn't even drive a car in those conditions. That's not derring-do, it's foolhardiness.
I wouldn't recommend you ever move north of MD then ... that's pretty much par for the course where I grew up (Kalamazoo, Michigan) pretty much two or three weeks out of each winter.

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That explains why the sportbikers are driving like lunatics . . .
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That is some rough riding...can't make good time in that kind of weather...
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Well, you don't have to worry much about traffic.


Myself, I'd be looking for a nice country inn to hole up in while waiting for the thaw.
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To each their own I guess, but I can't think of a single up-side to riding in those conditions myself.
Up side # 1:

You're not in a cage.

Up side # 2:

You WON'T doze off, no matter how long you keep going!!
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