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Anyone interested in making a ride with me?

Over the next few weeks (when the entire route will be dry) I plan on making a run from Fall City to Montanna on I-90 and back in less than 24 hours.

None of my normal riding buddies are interested in making the run with me.
 

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Anyone interested in making a ride with me?

Over the next few weeks (when the entire route will be dry) I plan on making a run from Fall City to Montanna on I-90 and back in less than 24 hours.

None of my normal riding buddies are interested in making the run with me.
Maybe that explains it!!! Just kidding, sounds like fun to me, but I'm too old....Have fun.
 

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I might be interested. What route, what day?
I'm always up for a ride. I've done several Iron Butt rides and 1 Saddle Sore.

I've done several trips to Redding for lunch at In-N-Out Burgers. Good to have a reward at the half way point.

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I might be interested. What route, what day?
I'm always up for a ride. I've done several Iron Butt rides and 1 Saddle Sore.

I've done several trips to Redding for lunch at In-N-Out Burgers. Good to have a reward at the half way point.

Richard Vertz
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Thumbs up on the In-N-Out there in Redding! Remember when I just wanted to do a ride after a breakfast (Redwind Casino near Yelm) with friends, and ended-up in Redding -- and was thrilled to find that there was an In-N-Out there!

But, getting a great Montana-raised-cow steak is also a great way to celebrate the turn-around on a long ride.

Saving my bucks for my next VLD ride: Langley, BC, Canada to Tijuana, BC, Mexico... and back... in 72 hours
 

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Daylight: I've been toying with the idea of a IBA B2B Insanity ride for awhile. The problem I'm having is the amount of time it will most likely take to cross into Mexico. I have a Nexus pass so no problem into/out of Canada but a 2+ hour wait at the Mexican border would probably make it impossible to make it under 24 hours. I'm going to be down in the San Diego area the 1st week of Oct and plan on checking on the border situation then. The Tijuana entrance is 24 hours but busy. There is another entrance at Otay Mesa but I believe it is closed from 12am to 6am. It is also about a 40 minute drive from I-5. I will check on both of these areas. Timing on getting through Seattle, Portland, and LA traffic would be one of the determining factors on leave time from Canada but arrival at the less busy port of entry would also have to be factored in. Leave Canada at a later time(8am) to arrive early morning(6am) at the Mexican border. Problem solved if just doing the regular IBA B2B in 36 hours but no one has ever accused me of doing the right/easy thing. Good luck on your trip. Ride safe.
 

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Daylight: I've been toying with the idea of a IBA B2B Insanity ride for awhile. The problem I'm having is the amount of time it will most likely take to cross into Mexico. I have a Nexus pass so no problem into/out of Canada but a 2+ hour wait at the Mexican border would probably make it impossible to make it under 24 hours. I'm going to be down in the San Diego area the 1st week of Oct and plan on checking on the border situation then. The Tijuana entrance is 24 hours but busy. There is another entrance at Otay Mesa but I believe it is closed from 12am to 6am. It is also about a 40 minute drive from I-5. I will check on both of these areas. Timing on getting through Seattle, Portland, and LA traffic would be one of the determining factors on leave time from Canada but arrival at the less busy port of entry would also have to be factored in. Leave Canada at a later time(8am) to arrive early morning(6am) at the Mexican border. Problem solved if just doing the regular IBA B2B in 36 hours but no one has ever accused me of doing the right/easy thing. Good luck on your trip. Ride safe.
I thought about the same thing (delays at Tijuana) when I was thinking about doing a B2B Insanity. My plan was to ride over to Montana, stay in Coutts, Alberta, and shoot down I-15 to Las Vegas, and then down (US 95) to Yuma -- and cross the border there. By doing that, I could avoid traffic in Seattle, Portland, Sacratomato [inside joke], LA and San Diego -- and the awful port of entry at Tijuana.

(I'm a former San Diegan, so, yes, I know the delays getting across the border there)

The down side was (a) riding to Montana -- then Alberta -- to begin the ride (and then, likely, back home after a long-honkin' ride), and (b) time delays having to travel off the slab on US 95.

The thing that had kept me from doing it was my uncertainty of being able to stay awake and alert for 22+ hours of riding. Now I know that I can do it.

According to Ira at IBA, the B2B2B Insanity (still an extreme ride) gives you 36 hours (effectively) on each leg. It is a 72 hour ride from Canada to Mexico and back to Canada -- or vice versa.

I don't know what others do, but I've worked-up a simple Excel spreadsheet that allows me to plug in start times, segment travel times and distances (from Google maps), dwell times, and it will generate-up arrival and departure times at each of my interim destinations. I can, then, tweak the departure time -- as needed -- to get me into/through areas when commuter traffic (for instance, in LA, might be at its lowest). I found that a 1:30AM start in Langley :cool:, BC, gets me through Sacramento and into LA off-peak -- even with dwell times and short meal breaks.

Doing the B2B2B also allows some flexibility in terms of rest breaks, and a chance to do a little side-trip riding (ride through the city that I lived in as a youngster), without hammering my schedule or making my route documentation (i.e. documenting corners) unnecessarily a pain in the asp.
 
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