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Old 11-21-2012, 05:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got an e-mail from Mike Kneebone of the Iron Butt Association last night. They approved our National Parks Tour ride so Bearshark the Bonneville T100 is an Iron Butt motorcycle.

We did the Silver National Parks Tour and did it two-up. I am proud of Bearshark. He is a competent motorcycle who has now seen 45 states and one Canadian provence.

I don't know that I'd recommend the tour, but for those interested:

http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/ge...t.cfm?DocID=11

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well done that man! I keep hearing over here about how Bonnevilles aren't suitable for LD riding despite the fact that I do it. Spread the word.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations, Charles.

I did an Iron Butt on the new T-Bird, but can't imagine it on the T-100 without a non-stock seat.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congrats! I keep wondering if a Thrux/Bonnie/Scram could do two hour jaunts on the freeway.

Goes to show its more rider than machine.


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Great news Charles!

And I saw the photo of you in front of Aerostich in the catalog before I saw your post on the other thread...I said, that's gotta be our Charles Lathe! Nice...
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Congratulations, Charles.

I did an Iron Butt on the new T-Bird, but can't imagine it on the T-100 without a non-stock seat.
conchscooter from the key west diary did an ironbutt on his stock seat t100. he wrote about it on his blog.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Congrats! I keep wondering if a Thrux/Bonnie/Scram could do two hour jaunts on the freeway.

Goes to show its more rider than machine.


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I always find it amusing that people seem surprised by this sort of thing.

Years back people went round the world on older, less powerful bikes - yet these days a trip to the next town seems to require a Gold Wing or similar to some.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I always find it amusing that people seem surprised by this sort of thing.

Years back people went round the world on older, less powerful bikes - yet these days a trip to the next town seems to require a Gold Wing or similar to some.
You're correct, of course. However, ignorance is bliss (when that's all you have, you deal with it or you don't ride, and certainly don't complain). We are conditioned by environment (soft environment = hard time on retro seats). Way back then, I don't remember 60 or 70 yr olds riding like they do now. Though I may be wrong, since I didn't hang out with the older crowd way back then.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So, Charles, mind if I ask what seat you have on that Bonnie? Also, what was disappointing about the tour?

Congratulations!
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