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    Post  disconnected on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:32 pm

    Hey Folks.! Currently I am in Jacksonville Florida. I left Pennsylvania yesterday. My first leg was to Fayetteville North Carolinia where I met another rider. Today was from Fayetteville to Jacksonville. I arrived here about 2:30 this afternoon.

    Stay tuned.


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    Post  PA Slammer on Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:32 am

    Ride safe Greg! Have a blast and make sure you hit Southern most point of Key West! Last I was there it was Bike and Dike week... Crazy times... Twisted Evil
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    Post  disconnected on Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:31 pm

    Howdy again folks. I am saftly back in Pittsburgh. Outstanding trip. 3000 miles with 4 riding days. The Gator 1000 was probably the most fun day I have EVER had on a bike. WAAAAY to much fun. I cant wait to do another IBA 24hour ralley event!

    The day started off Rainy. Well probably for the first 400 miles or so. Our rider meeting was at 5:40 in the AM and departure time started at 5:50. I got on the road by 6.

    All the riders where given a sheet with waypoints prior to the start of the Ralley. Our job was to ride to the desinated points and take a picture. Every rider was given a flag with there rider number. The number MUST be visible in every picture to count. If somebody was present you where able to hold it. If not you needed to find a way to keep it visible. Some of the veteran IBA members told me to find some sort of clips to fasten the ralley flag to the picture spot or bike so I picked some up at LOWES.

    Yours Truly at the Start. Plenty of Goldwings, a few Harleys, a handful of BMW's. Quite an assortment of bikes.

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    This was stop 1. Its amazing how well GPS units work. With a pack of 100 entries, 67 finished. It was amazing how big Florida is. Most the day I was alone. Everystop I ran into other riders though.

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    Post  disconnected on Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:35 pm

    now to the tag points.

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    Post  disconnected on Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:38 pm

    Flamingo in the Southern part of the Everglades!

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    Nut case Kneebone took us to Daytona late at night... Plenty of crazies out during bike week!

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    Post  disconnected on Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:43 pm

    This was the final picture of the day.

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    This was said to be one of the harder 24hour ralleys. Lots of two lane rural backroads. I really was impressed by the beauty of inner Florida in the remote areas. I grew up going to Miami twice a year because both of my parents grew up there. The rest of the state was nothing like I remembered!

    I finished my ride at 1:40 a.m. I was on the bike for about 19 hours and 40 minutes. I was really surprised how nice and friendly the long distance comunity is. I cant wait to do my next 24hour ralley. There are a few coming up a bit more local.

    I left Jacksonville Saturday morning around 6 a.m. I arrived in Pittsburgh Saturday night at 9:00. I stopped for fuel four times, ate twice and stopped at two rest areas. I just love riding my 1100!

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    Post  disconnected on Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:50 pm

    the plate.

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    on the bike!

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    random pictures.

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    Post  Grape Ape on Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:23 pm

    Nice Greg. Thanks for sharing. Cool
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    Post  ADVer on Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:19 pm

    Congratulations on the IBA ride Greg.

    Did you not do another IBA type run a couple of years ago?
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    Post  disconnected on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:19 pm

    yes, ive actually done quite a few. I never actually had any documented till this time though! Embarassed
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    Post  lineman126 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:26 pm

    Congrats!! That rocks. cheers

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