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Old November 19th, 2013   #11
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Rding along the Al Can Highway would be perfect for the SS1000. Or 2000 or 3000. Unlimited daylight, go as fast as you want, few towns or stop signs, if you carry fuel gas not a problem, and theres almost no one else on it!

The only problem might be lining up witnesses.
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Old November 19th, 2013   #12
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eActually, in special circumstances, you can.

Several people did this on the island of Hawaii a few years ago.

Plus, there is something called an "In State" SS1000 that falls into that kind of route.

For something like that, I think you have to get approval ahead of time from the IBA. There should be a contact alias on their web site.

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In State SS1000.

Thats the way to go!
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Old November 19th, 2013   #13
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I will say it again. GO to the IBA website. READ the RULES. Then if you have questions we can and will help. Paul was even kind enough to provide the link.

IF you had READ the rules you would know that "go as fast as you want, few towns or stop signs, if you carry fuel gas not a problem," is not going to get you a certificate.
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I will say it again. GO to the IBA website. READ the RULES. Then if you have questions we can and will help. Paul was even kind enough to provide the link.

IF you had READ the rules you would know that "go as fast as you want, few towns or stop signs, if you carry fuel gas not a problem," is not going to get you a certificate.
I did.

Its about as clear as mud.

But thanks to zldrider I am on the right track!
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Red is correct about "going as fast as you can". The IBA frowns on that and so do the Canadian Mounties.

They are very serious about their lower than normal speed limits up there. Don't ask me how I know. ;-)

The Alcan also has places that are "under construction" which slows progress down a bit. But, it would be a very fun ride.

For higher speed limits, a better choice might be Montana or Nevada. But, I get the allure of a trip to Alaska.
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Don't over think it and don't make it harder than it is.
Basically you need start witness. Someone that will not be on the ride with you. They can sign off on your start hours in advance, the night before if you are leaving early AM. Your receipt is your start time nothing else.
Receipts, receipts, receipts, everything you do get a receipt, if the gas pump does not have a receipt go inside and get one. Buy something, anything to show you were where you say your were at the time you say you were. It really is that simple. Get a receipt with a good time and a address. That receipt shows where you were and when you were there. That's all that is needed.
Get a end receipt, it stops the clock. Get somebody to look at your odometer and sign the form that it says what it says.
Bundle it all up and send it all in. If in doubt include a map with the route highlighted.

The route.
Don't get fancy. Get a receipt anytime the route changes directions, the four corners of a square route. Avoid multiple laps, they are allowed but make verification difficult.
The MTF, Motorcycle Tourer's Forum:
http://www.mctourer.com/
Puts on regional rides every year. Spring to summer will be the season generally. These are far and away the easiest way to get started.
They give you the route and supply the witnesses, they even submit the documentation for you. All you do is ride and collect receipts.
The 2014 Regional Saddle Sore rides are not up yet but they will be.
Some idea on how they work for previous years:
http://www.mctourer.com/rides/2011/Regional_SS1K/


Don't over think it.
Your have a full 24 hours to complete the ride, use them.
Your certificate and plate backer will be the same if you finish in 16 hours or 23:50.
Receipts are the key. Simply show you were where you say you were.
Pick a simple route. Add a few miles to ensure you did 1000, don't get caught short.

The ST will pull this off before it gets warmed up. Do it the right time of the year and it can be pulled off with minimal darkness involved. The right day can minimize traffic and construction delays.

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Good about the receipts...
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Im thinking of doing one this coming year.
On the GROM?
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Good idea!

I wonder has anyone done it?
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Echo, I know it sounds as though I am being mean. I am NOT trying to be mean. You say you read the rules. Then you mention carrying fuel. You appreciate Paul's info about receipts.

All of this is clear in the rules. They have a clear limit on how many miles you are allowed maximum between fuel stops. All fuel stops need a receipt.

There is a thread on this forum titled "Thinking About IBA Certification" which will tell you a great deal.

One of the best pieces of advice I got during my search dealt with the sun. Plan your ride to avoid looking into a rising or setting sun.

Please read the rules carefully, then ask away. I promise you we will give you whatever knowledge we have to try keeping you safe.
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