Welcome to my site. To give you a brief background on this site I started it as a computer hardware repair site, hence the name. However over time it has become a place for me to write articles, trip reports, and tutorials on things having to do with my sickness that is motorcycling. To add to that over the past number years I have started to do endurance rides in accordance with the Iron Butt Association (IBA). The shortest endurance ride is 1000 miles in less than 24 hours which is the entrance criteria to be a member of the Iron Butt Association. These rides are certified by the IBA and they get increasingly more difficult. These are not rides to be taken lightly and they require preparation and training just like other endurance sports.
There are also endurance rallys where riders compete in something similar to a scavenger hunt over a set time period. This could be several hours to several days covering hundreds or thousands of miles. The pinnacle of endurance rallys is the Iron Butt Rally. So if you think motorcyclists are nuts then don't read anymore because most motorcyclists think endurance riding is nuts. We are the outcasts of the outcasts and no one seems to understand us. It doesn't get to be more of a niche than that.
2006 was a big year. I completed a 100CCC, SS5K, and a Border to Border Insanity all in the same trip with my friend Charlie Clemmer. A 100CCC is coast to coast to coast in 100 hours or less. An SS5K is 5000 miles in 5 days or less, and a Border to Border Insanity is from Mexico to Canada in less than 24 hours, or vice versa. I also entered the ButtLite IIII, which is a 7-Day 7000 mile event held by Team Strange, taking 17th out of 55 riders. All the rides were a real challenge but were all fun and a great learning experience.
In 2007 I competed in the 11-Day 11,000 mile Iron Butt Rally for the first time. It's been a goal of mine since I was a teenager to participate in the Iron Butt Rally. I wrote up my prep for the 2007 Iron Butt Rally as a record of my ride. I couldn't believe that was finally going to have the opportunity to pursue a life long dream. I finished the rally in 13th place and wrote a post ride report about my adventure and everything that happened on the ride.
The past four years have kept me busy and once again I will get another chance to run the Iron Butt Rally. I'm looking forward to getting a chance to compete again against some of the best riders in the world. If history is any indicator it should prove to be a challenging and fun ride.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my site. That pretty much wraps it up. Enjoy the site.