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100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby grandpaul » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:56 pm

I'm once again hoping and planning to make a 100/100/100/100 ride this spring:

Over 100 years combined age of bike & rider
61 (my age) + 44 (1975 Norton's age) = 105

100th day of the year - 4/10/19

100 miles minimum ride distance

"The Ton" (100 MPH, at some point in the ride)

I'm HOPING it's not over 100 degrees on 4/10...

I'm also hoping to do a total of 1,000 miles in under 24 hours on the same ride, so I can finally claim a "Saddle Sore 1,000" Iron Butt ride before I'm too old to handle it without undue pain, and definitely without a huge tour boat.

Anyone else want to try for it?

As some are not inclined to exceed the speed limit, you can skip that part and make it a 100/100/100 ride.

As some others may be too young and/or have too new a bike, you can always add a pillion to reach 100 years total ages for a 100/100/100 ride.

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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby DEEP DIVER » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:42 am

Hope all goes well for you.
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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:27 pm

Apart from the date, sounds pretty much like a normal ride out... Oh, except for the speed. I wouldn't do the ton now would I... I'm old enough and wise enough to know better :twisted:

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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby CaptAirhead » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:30 pm

Last time I did over the ton was 9 years ago ( age 63) when I was Marshalling at the IOM TT. Clocked almost 150mph on the mountain circuit which was as fast as my old Yamaha would go at the time. These days I am quite happy to potter about at legal speeds and enjoy the scenery.
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A bit long in the tooth to be collecting gongs but I may have a crack at the SCMC Scotia Challenge this year and I've always fancied doing the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.
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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby grandpaul » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:36 pm

Last time I did over the ton was 9 years ago ( age 63) when I was Marshalling at the IOM TT. Clocked almost 150mph on the mountain circuit which was as fast as my old Yamaha would go at the time.
Sounds awfully fun...

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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby CaptAirhead » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:56 pm

Last time I did over the ton was 9 years ago ( age 63) when I was Marshalling at the IOM TT. Clocked almost 150mph on the mountain circuit which was as fast as my old Yamaha would go at the time.
Sounds awfully fun...
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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby Bill Smithson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:55 pm

When I can ride again this year (fingers crossed).
I hope to be to be able to manage 149 years ..bike and rider
60 mph
100 miles.

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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby grandpaul » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:17 pm

When I can ride again this year (fingers crossed).
I hope to be to be able to manage 149 years ..bike and rider
60 mph
100 miles.
Quite a mark to beat!

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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:28 pm

41 for her and 56 for me... Rats, I come short again... Story of my life !
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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:03 pm

Is this the ultimate measuring system for enjoyment of a bike ride? (age of rider+age of bike) x distance travelled x maximum speed attained...

Should there be a bonus for carrying a passenger (or a loading :twisted: )?

Perhaps a loading for travelling in a group proportionate to the number of riders in the group?

(Only joking!)

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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby grandpaul » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:47 pm

41 for her and 56 for me... Rats, I come short again... Story of my life !
No worries, ride anyway.

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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby DEEP DIVER » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:54 pm

Is this the ultimate measuring system for enjoyment of a bike ride? (age of rider+age of bike) x distance travelled x maximum speed attained...

Should there be a bonus for carrying a passenger (or a loading :twisted: )?

Perhaps a loading for travelling in a group proportionate to the number of riders in the group?

(Only joking!)

Rob
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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby gogs01 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:05 pm

Is this the ultimate measuring system for enjoyment of a bike ride? (age of rider+age of bike) x distance travelled x maximum speed attained...
Rob.
Tongue in cheek maybe, but that got me thinking back to some of my most enjoyable bike rides .....

1. Age of rider - I really enjoyed bike rides I had at 17 and I still really enjoy them at 71. Difficult to say whether I enjoy them more now, but maybe I appreciate them more .....

2. Age of bike - I've ridden old bikes and new bikes and, by any objective measure, newer bikes are better. Subjectively, there are old bikes I would now love to ride and others which I would prefer to admire from afar .....

3. Distance travelled - I really love distance. Not so much in a day, when I read of people covering 1000 miles in 24 hours on UK roads my thoughts revolve around hoping I don't meet them while they're doing it. I admire their ability but the exercise seems pointless and very high risk.

4. Maximum speed - now then, how things have changed ..... there was a time when every bike I bought had to show me what it could do, and there have been bikes allegedly capable of 150 or even 170mph (ZZR1100D1). In more recent years I've been more concerned about the possibility of losing my licence and have come to terms with not exceeding speed limits by too much. On unrestricted sections of autobahn I have found that my RTs have been comfortable at 120 but aren't keen to exceed 130mph.

So, my conclusion is that I couldn't come up with a formula which would work for me, but as for the 100/100/100/100 ride I did have a look on Autotrader for 29 year old bikes and found a couple of Kawasakis which should have no problem achieving 100mph. If only there was somewhere that speed could be achieved within UK !
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Re: 100/100/100/100 ride this spring

Postby grandpaul » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:34 pm

...I did have a look on Autotrader for 29 year old bikes and found a couple of Kawasakis which should have no problem achieving 100mph.
I just sold my '80 KZ1000 which I was going to use. It certainly would be better equipped than the '75 Norton.


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