4321 Miles, 18 States, 1 Saddlesore 1000 – Summer 2009

This was the start of a long summer vacation ride that would take me through 18 states. It was also my qualifying run for the Iron Butt Association (IBA). The IBA is an organization dedicated to safe, long-distance motorcycle riding an currently has 50,000+ members. To qualify, you must complete one of the IBA rides, the shortest of which is 1000 miles in 24 hours. The ride must be witnessed at the start and the finish and you must maintain a detailed log of your stops for gas and rest.

Summer 2009
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Florida to Vermont – Summer 2007

I went on my first long distance trip on my Rogue this past July, traveling from Jacksonville, FL to central Vermont and back – 13 states, 3800 miles in 8½ days of riding. What a ride! What a trip! I love touring on this bike. People ask me, “Did you travel with anyone?” and when I tell them “No, I just went by myself” they look at me with disbelief. If you have to explain, they wouldn’t understand…

Summer 2007
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