2011 IBA Gator 1000

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I took part in the Iron Butt Association’s Florida Gator 1000 ride on Thursday, March 10th. It started from the Ramada Inn on San Jose Blvd in Jacksonville, FL, which is the IBA headquarters for the Daytona Beach Bike Week Annual IBA Party. It was a bit different from the traditional SaddleSore 1000 rides. For this ride the route was predetermined, GPS coordinates were made available to the riders before the ride, a detailed log documenting all stops was not required and we were issued rally flags. As the IBA site put it, “The Gator 1000 will give you a taste of what bonus hunting is about without all the technical concerns of rallying”. The overall theme was one of gator hunting. For the purpose of this ride, a crocodile and gator were considered one and the same! (more…)

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