2015 Iron Butt EggSanity 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

This ride celebrates the long-distance rider’s favorite short order grills in classic Waffle House® style and requires you to enjoy an egg dish at each stop.

The Ride

September 30, 2015 – All registered to ride the IBA EggSanity 1000 from Phoenix to Dallas in 24-hours or less in a couple weeks …with lots of breakfast eating! 🙂

October 12, 2015 near Rancho Santa Margarita – Anyone who knows me knows what this means 🙂

October 14, 2015 – in Rancho Santa Margarita, California – Time to roll… 1,463 miles to my hotel in Dallas, and 3 Egg Stops to make on my way (IBA EggSanity 1000). Should be there tomorrow afternoon.

October 14, 2015 – Mesa, AZ – at Circle K – My starting gas receipt for 1,000 mile IBA EggSanity 1000 to Dallas in under 24 hours :)) Who’s hungry!!

October 14, 2015 – at Waffle House (1831 South Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ)- Eat’n egg. Starting my IBA EggSanity 1000 motorcycle ride. Next… Eggs in Kermit, TX after Midnight! — at Waffle House.

October 14, 2015 – FINALLY cooling off. Was over 100 most of the afternoon. — in Arizona Desert.

October 14, 2015 near Albuquerque, NM – If Steve leaves California heading East, and Rob leaves Pennsylvania heading West, and each of them have an auxiliary Fuel Cell: How many total gas stops will it take till they meet in Texas?

October 14, 2015 – More Gas! — at Corner Store.

October 14, 2015 near Albuquerque, NM – After drinking 6 bottles so far today, I thought maybe I was getting low… Nope. I’m good.

October 14, 2015 – Making good time! Next stop.. Huddle House in Kermit for ..what else.. EGGS! — at Chevron.

October 14, 2015 near Pecos, TX – 1,000 miles in under 14 hours. With (quick) stops. Gotta Love Western Interstates! 🙂

October 14, 2015 – Midnight Snack! (Your Time Zone may vary) — at Huddle House.

October 15, 2015 near Sand Springs, TX  – I know what it’s really saying, “How the f’k did you get over there?!” It was a detour, I Swear!

October 15, 2015 – What’s for lunch? Not eggs no one said in the past 1,000 miles and 23 hours. 🙂 — at Waffle House.

October 15, 2015 – No eggs for dinner! 🙂 — at Hard Eight BBQ- Coppell.

October 17, 2015 – It’s official, I’m crazy! http://www.ironbutt.com/rides/eggsanity/

Steve also earned an Iron Butt Bun Burner Gold certificate on his return trip.

2014 Iron Butt Great Lakes Gold

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

The Great Lakes series of certifications is intended to document a successful ride around the “Great Lakes” of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario located in northeast area of North America near the border of the United States and Canada.

You must complete the ride in 50 hours or less. Please note that depending on the route you take, the mileage around the Great Lakes is 2,450 miles. Attempting to do earn this certification in less than 50 hours is not recommended.

In order to obtain your Great Lakes certification, you should be familiar with the rules for a SaddleSore 1000, which basically require that you obtain start and end witnesses, log each fuel stop, and obtain a gas receipt for all fuel purchases along the way.

The Ride

September 12, 2014 – Planning a quick ride next week. The Iron Butt Great Lakes GOLD: Ride around the “Great Lakes” of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario …in less than 50 hours. Gotta get miles in before the snow! 🙂

September 25, 2014 – Steve Diederich added 2 new photos — feeling determined in Syracuse, New York –  It’s time …well, in a few hours. Attempting an Iron Butt Great Lakes GOLD. That’s 2,400+ miles around all 5 Great Lakes in one big loop in 50 hours or less (Finally getting to it!). Leaving after 6 AM Friday morning.

September 30, 2014 –
Here’s details on the Iron Butt Great Lakes GOLD ride I just finished early Sunday morning. Attached is a picture of my SPOT track.
The challenge was: Ride a big loop around all 5 of the Great Lakes …in under 50 hours.
GPS Miles Rode: 2,461
ODO Miles: 2,539 (My bike’s odometer is about 3+% over reality)
Finished in: 44-hours 47-minutes
Slept: ~2-hours in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (3.5-hour stop at hotel)
Gas: About 70 Gallons
US States: NY, PA, OH, IN, IL, WI, MN
Canadian Provinces: Ontario (it’s Big!)
Time Zones: Eastern, Central
Deer in US: A dozen or so
Deer in Canada: 1
Moose and Squirrel: 0
Idiot drivers: Too numerous to count
Weather: PERFECT! albeit chilly nights, and fog in spots.
Views along coasts of Great Lakes in Canada: Priceless
Thanks to: Wayne for the idea & help to do this ride (instead of a BBG3000). And, all the help from Robert, Minna, and JT.

 

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