2013 Team Lyle Garden State Rally

The content below was collected by Micki Denton from prior posts on Facebook by Steve Diederich. Steve has not reviewed or approved these posts. The experiences described in these posts were Steve’s at the time he took the ride. Each rider’s experience is unique. These posts do not describe what is usual or likely for the ride described.

The Rally

Team Lyle Garden State Rally is a charity motorcycle event. It is an 8 hour scavenger hunt, on motorcycles, all within the borders of NJ, The Garden State!

  

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2013 Iron Butt 50cc Quest & BBG

The content below was collected by Micki Denton from prior posts on Facebook by Steve Diederich. Steve has not reviewed or approved these posts. The experiences described in these posts were Steve’s at the time he took the ride. Each rider’s experience is unique. These posts do not describe what is usual or likely for the ride described.

The Rules

Iron Butt 50cc Quest – Your ride needs to be completely documented and cross the United States from coast to coast in 50 hours or less.

If your motorcycle is equipped with a large fuel-tank, please note that you must stop at least once every 300 miles for gas (this is purely for documentation for your ride). Although we know it is possible to ride greater distances non-stop, we will not accept a claim of this type.

Iron Butt Bun Burner Gold – The Bun Burner Gold is a motorcycle ride in which you must ride 1,500 miles in less than 24 hours.

Before you can apply for one of these rides, you must have completed at least one of these rides:
–SaddleSore 1000
–SaddleSore 2000
–Bun Burner 1500 (1,500 miles in less than 36 hours)
–any rally recognized by the IBA in which your mileage can be accurately verified as complying with the requirements of one of the rides above

The Ride

February 14, 2013 – Sunday March 17th, 2013 I will attempt the Iron Butt 50cc Quest. Coast-to-Coast in under 50 hours on the motorcycle. Can’t wait! :))

IBA 50cc Quest Certificate & Bun Burner Gold Certificate

 

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2013 Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000

The content below was collected by Micki Denton from prior posts on Facebook by Steve Diederich. Steve has not reviewed or approved these posts. The experiences described in these posts were Steve’s at the time he took the ride. Each rider’s experience is unique. These posts do not describe what is usual or likely for the ride described.

The Rules

Your ride needs to be completely documented and cover a minimum distance of 1,000 miles in 24 hours or less (SaddleSore 1000), or 1,500 miles in 36 hours or less (Bun Burner). In order to keep these rides from becoming a race, mileages in excess of 1,800 miles in less than 24 hours will not be published.

Please keep in mind, 24 hours is wall time, not riding time. So if you start your ride at 5:00 pm on June 1st, you must finish it before 5 pm on June 2nd.

The SaddleSore and Bun Burner do NOT require you to speed. The majority of riders will cover their 1,000 miles in about 18 to 20 hours (including all stops). For every hour you are on a major highway riding, you put approximately 20 minutes of “off” time in your time bank that can be used for resting. Use that time wisely as it does not come off the 24 hour clock!

The Certificate

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2012 SCMA Four Corners Tour

The content below was collected by Micki Denton from prior posts on Facebook by Steve Diederich. Steve has not reviewed or approved these posts. The experiences described in these posts were Steve’s at the time he took the ride. Each rider’s experience is unique. These posts do not describe what is usual or likely for the ride described.

The Rules

You have 21 days (or less) to ride your motorcycle (or trike) to these Four Corner cities of the United States; San Ysidro, CA; Blaine, WA; Madawaska, ME; and Key West, FL using any route and sequence you desire. You do not have to return to the first corner to finish the event.

The ride is approximately 7000 miles (depending on your route), not including your travel to the first corner and your ride home from your final corner.

The Ride

March 2012 – I hope to get the motorcycle out of Winter (ug) storage this week. My next big solo trip: The USA Four Corners Challenge. Roughly 10,000 miles within 21 days. I’m thinking June…

June 1, 2012 – T Minus 72-hours

June 7, 2012 – First Corner of the US out of Four… Done! Key West, FL – 1,795 Miles

June 12, 2012 – Leaving the hotel; done catching up with work. Corner #2 -San Ysidro, CA- Here I come!

June 12, 2012 – Second Corner of the US…Done! San Ysidro, CA – 4,961 Miles

June 15, 2012 – Should make it to US corner number three in a couple hours – Blaine, WA 🙂

June 15, 2012 – Third corner of the US…Done! Blaine, WA – 6,539 Miles

June 19, 2012 – Entering Canada to get to Corner Number Four at the top of Maine (Madawaska, ME) by Thursday afternoon. Between now and then my phone will be turned off: No… calls, texting, email, data access, etc. I’ll try to check Email & Facebook messaging by WiFi once or twice a day. ay?

June 21 – Fourth Corner of the US… DONE!!!! Madawaska, Maine – 10,124 Miles

USA Four Corners Tour

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