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This is a discussion on Unpopular Opinion: Iron Butt on a modern bike within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Records exist for a reason and for some this is a perfectly achievable record, and why not? Personally I would rather get the iron testicle ...

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    Records exist for a reason and for some this is a perfectly achievable record, and why not?

    Personally I would rather get the iron testicle award for a speed record at bonneville than the iron butt on public roads.
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    I've done a lot of 700+ mile days, but never a 1000 (on two wheels, that is. I did do 1000 in 24h in an '81 Toyota Tercel 2-door).
    I will be doing my third Smackdab Summer Solstice Run (675 miles in 16 hours) next June, and I'm trying to find a cheap, suitable bike under 250cc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaTacL1sm View Post
    Every rider has a point at which they transition from taking risks to straight gambling
    That would be when I leave my driveway. Lots of folks around here that go completely blind when you put a windshield in front of them. Time for a dash cam....
    "Non urinat in ventum"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyorg View Post
    That would be when I leave my driveway. Lots of folks around here that go completely blind when you put a windshield in front of them. Time for a dash cam....
    it depends... I learned early on in my career (thankfully not the hard way) the difference between a risk and a gamble...

    A risk is when you've considered the hazards or anything that might go wrong and taken steps to mitigate or eliminate them (wearing all your gear and conducting a pre-ride inspection for example).
    A gamble is when you take an action without an updated or even considered assessment of the dangers.

    Risks are acceptable, gambles are generally not.
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    Done a thousand + in a day before nothing fun about it really just wanted to make time and skip hotel cost and there was no good camping.
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