January Bay Area SS1K

Wake Up Folks! Time to start the year right. For 2014 we will be doing a ride a month. To kick off the year with a little insanity we will start with a SS1K that wont see us leave the Bay! That's right folks were going to lap the Bay till we do 1000 miles or get too dizzy to continue.

Exact Date TBD. Route TBD.

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  • Rick

    Bummed that I have to bail. Steve I'll look forward to the next one

    6 days ago

  • BillSmith

    No recent activity in this thread leads me to ask, "Are you riding 1K this Saturday?" I shouldn't, but... call of the open road beckons. Will check back later tonight.

    January 22

  • Krish M.

    SS1K appeals to me. But going around the Bay Area is not my idea of fun. Also I like to get it done with in about 16-18 hours. I was thinking of San Jose/Sunnyvale CA to Coos Bay OR (101)and back via Grant Pass to the Bay Area (I-5), close to 1100 miles. I would leave around 4:00 PM, ride until 12:00, sleep in a motel for 5 hours and dash back by 4:00.

    January 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Coordinate this idea with Steven Mc for later in the year when the Pass opens and roads are less wintery.

      January 20, 2014

    • Krish M.

      Here is what I planned. Agree with Svaha. Late April /early May would be awesome. We start at a Gas station and end there. My bike V-Strom 650 can easily do 250 miles before fill-up, I have pushed it above 300. I have planned for gas stop after every 200 miles. Let me know if this is OK. I plan to go rain or shine after the Tax season. Stop at Coquille for 4-5 hour nap.
      http://goo.gl/maps/15...­

      January 20, 2014

  • Steven M.

    Folks, I have come down with the Flu and need to cancel this. Sorry for the short notice. I've pushed this ride out till 2015. Sorry!

    January 20, 2014

  • Rebekah L.

    I could possibly go this weekend but I'd be interested in seeing the route...

    January 20, 2014

  • Steven M.

    Folks, if you are thinking of doing this ride you will want to get a Fast Trak Toll transponder. First because you're probably going to spend over $70 in tolls, and second because the toll log is probably going to be required.

    December 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I believe the tolls are for "documentation"­ which are required for submission.

      December 29, 2013

    • Steven M.

      As with many things in life there are trade offs. If we don't do the tolls, we will be required to do to gas stations. Probably 3, one in SJ, one in Marin, and one in Benicia/Vallejo. With the toll receipts you don't have to stop to get proof. This will save ~20 minutes per loop. I'm estimating that a loop with one fuel stop will take ~3 hours (I'm going to test ride it once to see, and do it at the worst traffic time, just to get a worst case). So 7 loops should take ~21 hours. 7 Loops with 3 fuel stops is 23h 20m. That just does not sound like a workable plan to me. But I'll see if I can get both routes approved. Cause I realize $70 is a lot of cash to throw away...

      December 29, 2013

  • Peter Sandberg Fd I.

    But is not that against the rules? And the purpose of the ride.
    I know they did a similar thing in Ironbutt Sweden last year, so maybe it is ok rule wise, but I want to see new places too.

    December 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just for further clarification and not trying to break any masochistic bubble, but the IBA website states in Step 1, "We strongly discourage, and in some cases may reject, routes that are repetitive in nature. For example, we would not accept a claim that you rode five round-trips between Daytona Beach, Florida and Jacksonville, a distance of only 95 miles…" So, do you plan to submit your 'circular' route for approval or are you just riding this route for the hell of it, i.e. are we aiming for any recognition on this ride?

      December 29, 2013

    • Steven M.

      I'm currently talking to the IBA about the route. It should be approved however. I know of several in City SS1Ks.

      December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will any of these "SS1K" rides you are organizing for 2014 garner recognition with a patch?

    November 3, 2013

    • Steven M.

      A patch is a really great idea. But might be kind of expensive. I'll look into costs and see what I can organize. It will probably require pre-ordering the patches.

      November 11, 2013

    • David M.

      You know you can get a sadle sore patch for 1000 mile ride. http://www.ironbutt.c...­

      November 14, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Might be interested in this.

    October 19, 2013

  • Rebekah L.

    maybe! I'm interested in seeing what route you come up with:)

    October 11, 2013

    • Erik L.

      If the IBA ends up wanting the same documentation as an in-city, let me know. I'm open to witnessing (watching people go in circles) instead of riding as long as we can get somebody else out so that I'm not sitting by myself all day.

      October 11, 2013

    • Steven M.

      We probably will need a witness. But I may already have an offer for one. And the nice thing about the bay is that its hard to cheat... if we have stops in SJ and San Rafael for example... not a lot of short cuts there ;-) That plus toll bridges... makes for documentation easier...

      October 11, 2013

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