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One of the threads on the IronButt forum asked the question "How many IBA certs do you have?"

So I naturally thought that I would ask you Wing riders the same question.

My reply was:

16 that count toward the Mile Eater Gold

Plus:

SS1000 while bagging a basic Bun Burner

BBG while bagging a SS2000 Gold

5000 Memorial Miles certificate Got it in Dallas in November

Mile Eater Basic

Mile Eater Bronze

Mile Eater Silver

For Christmas, my buddy Jerry gave me a decal that says Cert ***** #1. :lol:


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Wow! Good for you!! I'm too embarrassed to answer. And that's the truth Jack. :oops: :oops:
 

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Lucky you, only got 3 yet, but that will get better over time
 

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My trailer has one that says Cert ***** #2 - does that count?? :eek:4:;)

Also have several that I haven't turned in - Bubba1 says he won't pay for certs for cert whores :evil:

Although there was that one Harley at Jax with his aux fuel tank just covered with IBA stickers. I'll have to post a pic when I'm back home.
 

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If I've counted correctly (...math iz hard! ), you are 21 ahead of me. :(


I'm not worthy...
 

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I completed a handful of unofficial SS1000s before I decided to make it official at last years IBA party in Jax. I wanted to do a BBG at the start of my 100ccc ride, but I needed an official SS1000 first. I was able to get that by doing the Battlefield 1000 a.couple days before I headed West. After I got back East i was only 400 miles shy of the 5000 miles needed for a SS5000, so I did that too. Some are against combining rides, but I really don't see myself duplicating any of these rides just to get a cert. The only other cert I'd like to attempt is a 48/10.
I do have another cert pending approval and that one was a 2up SS1000 that my wife and I did back in Nov after we did a fly and ride to buy our Goldwing.

I love the rides but hate the paperwork- to each their own.
 

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I've had a customer in here, who is a regional rep covering 5 or more states, and his work allows him to ride his GL1800 from location to location. He probably does 10-15 of those a year. I think he competes yearly in a 7,000 miles in 10 days, or something like that, run. The best he has ever done is 13th in one of those.
 

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Wow! Good for you!! I'm too embarrassed to answer. And that's the truth Jack. :oops: :oops:
You have posted your IBA number and that's good enough for me. :thumbup:

Lucky you, only got 3 yet, but that will get better over time
LOL, I can tell that you have the appropriate "defective gene" but happen to live in the FAR NORTH. :yes1:

My trailer has one that says Cert ***** #2 - does that count?? :eek:4:;)

Sorry Charlie, No cert but I'm proud to ride with you and look forward to it. :thumbup:

Also have several that I haven't turned in - Bubba1 says he won't pay for certs for cert whores :evil:
Don't give up hope. Here is how it went down: flyguy405 said, to Bubba, "Can gramps and I get in on this?" to which Bubba, when he put the kabosh on flyguy's scheme, replied "You two ole cert whores would break the bank."

Although there was that one Harley at Jax with his aux fuel tank just covered with IBA stickers. I'll have to post a pic when I'm back home.

I have had talks with him at the last two JAX parties and believe that he is legitimate and has earned all of those certs. He was one of the first out of the gate when the IBR kicked off last summer in Pittsburg. He won the honor to lead the pack by agreeing to having his head shaved a certain way. He was also a finisher.
If I've counted correctly (...math iz hard! ), you are 21 ahead of me. :(


I'm not worthy...
OH yes you are, I've seen who you ride with, and where, and know that you are planning your BBG. Ergo....you have the "defective gene". :thumbup:

I completed a handful of unofficial SS1000s before I decided to make it official at last years IBA party in Jax. I wanted to do a BBG at the start of my 100ccc ride, but I needed an official SS1000 first. I was able to get that by doing the Battlefield 1000 a.couple days before I headed West. After I got back East i was only 400 miles shy of the 5000 miles needed for a SS5000, so I did that too. Some are against combining rides, but I really don't see myself duplicating any of these rides just to get a cert. The only other cert I'd like to attempt is a 48/10.
I do have another cert pending approval and that one was a 2up SS1000 that my wife and I did back in Nov after we did a fly and ride to buy our Goldwing.

I love the rides but hate the paperwork LOL Just wait til you do the paperwork for the 48/10. :shock:- to each their own.
Congrats on the Battlefield 1000. It was a long one and very cold after dark. I agree with you about combining rides and have only done it twice. First time was in Sept 2010 (my first IBA cert/certs) before the Mile Eater program was announced. The second was when I did a BBG riding back to Michigan after the 2012 JAX party and wanted to test myself the next day by bagging the SS2000 Gold.

Another facit of the real enjoyment begins when a rider gets together with other "defective gene" men AND women at IBA and MTF functions. Very little bragging goes on then, but there is a lot of mutual respect and socializing.

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i've done 3 but never turned in paper work :shrug:
 

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ive done one of the hardest on road rides but no cert. due to speed limit issues which I do understand,,,,who know though maybe this will be the yr?
 

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ive done one of the hardest on road rides but no cert. due to speed limit issues which I do understand,,,,who know though maybe this will be the yr?
I'm looking forward to reading about the one that you have in the planning stage. I won't bug you about the route because you explained why you're gonna wait til it's done before you reveal it.

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Wow, I feel so inadequate . . . I don't have any IBA Certs!

I suspect that one must be: Unemployed, Retired, and/or either of the preceding as well as of a fiscal means that I would like to become accustomed to!

:bow:

I'm just going to go eat some worms.

Here's my official IBA Cert Number: 0
 

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I have a couple.
 

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Drum roll, please...

1 (one).

Confessions of a Slacker

I did my first SS1k 4 years ago this month. Ken (Bubba1) honored me by signing my End Witness.

When I finished, my bride/CFO asked me to wait a couple months before submitting the documents & $. (She runs a tight ship and we had property taxes & insurance payments due). By mid-summer I remembered the paperwork, but the discretionary spending limit was already used up, again.

I put the papers away, using the "it's just a paper, I know I did it" rationalization. Besides, I was beginning to use my fuel allowance on PGR missions.

The next summer, a fellow board member asked if I'd like to join him and his lady on another SS1k - this one on the Summer Solstice. What a contrast: from cold and dark to hot and light!
I figured it was time to submit for my IBA number. Now, where did I put the documentation from that first SS1k? I could not find them, and within a few weeks I'd also misplaced the docs from the June SS.

Fast-forward to January of last year. I had flown to Phoenix to pick up Lucille and was riding her to her new home. As I passed the Casino on I-8 (60 miles east of San Diego) and saw the late afternoon temperature (43*F), I flashed back to my first SS - that sign read 26*F at 0530 - and suddenly remembered where my missing SS documents were!
I came home, found the box in the garage, and wrote an email to Mike Kneebone, asking if there was an "expiration date" on rides. He responded and I resolved to get it done....

So the paperwork sat on my desk until mid November. I finally dropped it in the mail on the 19th - and it came back the next day - needed one more stamp!

Last night I received an email from Mike Kneebone! Four years after my ride, a year after my note to Mike last January! He said that it will take a while for the Cert. & other stuff to arrive, by I'm 'official' now.

I don't plan on submitting more SS1k docs, but as I accumulate other rides (BB is next) I'll add more.
So I guess I'm just a slacker ***** In Training.

Next Tuesday I'm riding to Fresno for a PGR Funeral. The round trip is only 600 miles, but I wonder... Could I stretch that out to 1500 in 36 hours? Hmm....
 

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I have a couple.
Yeah right. :lol: A couple dozen by now. :thumbup:

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1 (one).

Confessions of a Slacker

I did my first SS1k 4 years ago this month. Ken (Bubba1) honored me by signing my End Witness.

When I finished, my bride/CFO asked me to wait a couple months before submitting the documents & $. (She runs a tight ship and we had property taxes & insurance payments due). By mid-summer I remembered the paperwork, but the discretionary spending limit was already used up, again.

I put the papers away, using the "it's just a paper, I know I did it" rationalization. Besides, I was beginning to use my fuel allowance on PGR missions.

The next summer, a fellow board member asked if I'd like to join him and his lady on another SS1k - this one on the Summer Solstice. What a contrast: from cold and dark to hot and light!
I figured it was time to submit for my IBA number. Now, where did I put the documentation from that first SS1k? I could not find them, and within a few weeks I'd also misplaced the docs from the June SS.

Fast-forward to January of last year. I had flown to Phoenix to pick up Lucille and was riding her to her new home. As I passed the Casino on I-8 (60 miles east of San Diego) and saw the late afternoon temperature (43*F), I flashed back to my first SS - that sign read 26*F at 0530 - and suddenly remembered where my missing SS documents were!
I came home, found the box in the garage, and wrote an email to Mike Kneebone, asking if there was an "expiration date" on rides. He responded and I resolved to get it done....

So the paperwork sat on my desk until mid November. I finally dropped it in the mail on the 19th - and it came back the next day - needed one more stamp!

Last night I received an email from Mike Kneebone! Four years after my ride, a year after my note to Mike last January! He said that it will take a while for the Cert. & other stuff to arrive, by I'm 'official' now.

I don't plan on submitting more SS1k docs, but as I accumulate other rides (BB is next) I'll add more.
So I guess I'm just a slacker ***** In Training.

Next Tuesday I'm riding to Fresno for a PGR Funeral. The round trip is only 600 miles, but I wonder... Could I stretch that out to 1500 in 36 hours? Hmm....I bet that Lucille is reading your mind and her battery is peaking out and she is mulling over the key that she will sing to you the whole way. :thumbup:
If'n I were a member of spelling police I would say great write-up. However, we should invent a new title and capitalize it:

Slacker Cert ***** In Training

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I once was a cert *****, but now I'm a virgin again . . .
 

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I have 2-SS100 and 1- Ride around Texas. I rode the Republic of Texas 1000 last year just for the fun of it.
 

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I have 2-SS100 and 1- Ride around Texas. I rode the Republic of Texas 1000 last year just for the fun of it.
I hope that they have it again in Irving next year. I have not seen it listed in the events section of the IBA website.

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