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Iron Butt Association: RBLR 1000 (15th - 16th June 2019)

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Hey guys,

 

This weekend I’m taking part in the Iron Butt Association’s RBLR 1000 ride. It’s a charitable version of their SaddleSore 1000. Basically completing a 1000 ride within 24 hours.

 

I’ll be camping at Squires on the Friday night then leaving bright and early Saturday morning. I’ve chosen the Northern Clockwise route (there are 6 to choose from). That’ll take me from Squires towards Manchester then North past Carlisle, Glasgow and Fort William before crossing over to Wick. I’ll then head back to Squires via Edinburgh and Newcastle.

 

The charity in question is the Royal British Legion and I’ve been asked to raise just £50. I signed up to do this even very last minute and only created my Just Giving page last night. Please don’t feel obliged, but if you do wish to contribute any such amount for a worthy cause, you can do so here: http://www.justgiving.com/nina-rblr-2019.

 

A few years ago I completed a SaddleSore 1000 and, physical bugbears aside, the biggest challenge was tiredness and boredom. Sadly to cover the distance you’re forced to use main roads and trust me - after 12 hours it becomes a mental struggle to stay focussed! I hadn’t planned on doing another one of these, purely because of the boredom, but it’s for charity and a good excuse to get out on the bike! Kind of wishing I hadn’t just our new tyres on my bike though...!

 

Anyway, I’ll update back here once I’ve *hopefully* completed the ride.

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Well done Bips, sent you a contribution and hope it helps, Ride safe. :)

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That’s just wonderful, thanks so much Slice. Hope all is ok with your wife’s treatment.

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WELL DONE YOU, Always a good cause the RBL.

Hope the weather behaves

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You’re a legend, Drewps. Thanks for the donation!

The weather isn’t behaving itself currently... I’m already preparing for a downpour in a hope I’ll be pleasantly surprised (or relieved?...)!

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Weather should get better by the weekend bipp. 

hope to see you weekend after 

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Thank you so much for the donation, Tommy! You guys are the best. [emoji18]

You certainly should see me the weekend after. I’ve got the time off work. I’m basically trialling my dog this weekend I’m some new kennels. If he settles then he’ll be staying there for the YOC meet. That would be the only thing stopping me, as even though he loves motorbikes, he’s not so good at balancing on the pillion seat...

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Go Bipps, Ride Safe

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Thank you Jimmy - it means a lot!

 

If I wasn’t on such a time constraint then I’d make the time to swing by and say hello to a fellow Triumph fan (ignoring the fact I’m currently on a Beemer...) *cough* *cough*

 

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Just wanted to drop a “thanks” on here for Airheads very kind donation. I sent a text but am not sure whether you still have the same number after all this time...

Anyway - if you read this (don’t see you in here much anymore), then THANK YOU!

I like to be organised, so I’m already packed and ready for the off [emoji41]

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Well today is the day I’m heading off to Squires for my overnight camp. And surprise, surprise... it’s raining. I was hoping for a dry arrival at least so that I could start the day with dry kit, but that’s clearly not going to happen...!

Checking the Saturday & Sunday forecast at each major city I’m passing by on the ride, and yep, you guessed it... rain!

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You shame me bipps, I won't willingly go out in anything over a 40% chance of rain 😳

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never mind, soon be Xmas :D

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Well Bipps (and Drewps, although I don't quite get the xmas gag) shamed me and today I willingly went out in the pouring rain to head down to Ayr for the Classic Bike show. Glad I did as the rain eased off after about 10 miles and I had a great run out on my Triple. Not many Yams there, a couple of obligatory elsies and these two.

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I think this may have been last year, but it just downloaded with the other pics

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Well done Bips, just looked up the map you supplied and it seems you have achieved the mission! Hope you managed to get it done without too much trouble? Credit where credit is due one bike one woman and one numb arse is what it should have said. You now have bragging rights over us old farts :) 

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