One of my friends who is a Gold Wing rider wanted me to join him on the Virginia Iron Butt ride this year. 400+ maniacs launched from Chantilly, VA early yesterday morning to ride 1034 miles within the state of Virginia within 24 hours. I mentioned this to some of you in the last week or so, especially last night when I was quite concerned about the weather. Here is his preliminary report:
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We had 13 bikes, one was female w/ less than 1 yr and she was on a wing, two had female passengers, two pulled trailers, and one was a 1983 wing. Also had one harley ... All others wings.
18 hrs 43 mins. 57 bikes finished b4 us and 6 of those were cop bikes.
*** SUNDAY 17 MAY STATUS ***
a.. 4 2 3 BIKES LAUNCHED ON THE RIDE.
a.. 4 0 9 COMPLETED.
a.. MASSIVE STORMS BATTERED THE RIDERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
a.. LOOKS LIKE ONLY ONE MISHAP - RIDER DROPPED BIKE - HE IS OK WITH NO BROKEN BONES
a.. PRELIMINARY COUNT OF MONEY & DONATIONS LOOKS LIKE WE RAISED OVER $40,000.00 !!!
a.. STAND BY FOR FINAL UPDATES & COUNTS