Many of you know I did the SaddleSore 1000 http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/ge...nt.cfm?DocID=1
event in this year's Minuteman 1000 http://www.minuteman1000.com/
, an IBA-sanctioned meet.
The SaddleSore 1000 is designed as an intro-level rally to get those interested in LD riding through a very mild set of goals and really gives a positive first experience. Even if you're not looking to do 20,000 miles per year touring, it's a fun weekend of biking and a feeling of accomplishment, plus a really bad-ass license plate frame if you complete everything correctly.
It is not a race! The guy from Bushwick I rode up with did it in about 16.6 hours, was the first one back, and had a lower score than I did (he didn't keep his fuel log correctly and lost points).
If you didn't read my report, here it is again:http://www.tealrider.wordpress.com
Anyway- I am not sure of the dates yet but it is usually the weekend after the Bennington Bash and I know most cannot take 2 long weekends back-to-back, BUT, if anyone is interested, I am going to do the Open Rally this year (basically a scavenger-hunt for most points in 24 hours) and if anyone is interested in the SS1000 and has any Qs, just let me know-