We are just under the one month mark to departing on our 50cc motorcycle trip, and as I would like to document and share as much of this as possible I thought I’d post a little history and preparatory info for y’all!
The Iron Butt Association (IBA) “certifies” certain rides for motorcycles/trikes. These are rides for endurance, time, and general craziness. My father, known in this series as Jawbreaker, started down this road of derangement a few years back when he took on the Saddle Sore…Since then he has completed:
- Saddle Sore – 1000 miles in 24 hours or less (completed it 3+ times)
- Bun Burner – 1500 miles in 36 hours or less (completed it 3+ times)
- Saddle Sore 5,000 – 5,000 miles in 5 days or less
- Border to Border – Mexico to Canada borders in 48 hours or less (no longer offered)
- 48/10 – hit all 48 contiguous States in 10 days or less
And now, as with all terrifying moments in my life, I have embarked on this adventure with my father. We will be attempting the 50cc in May…getting from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic Coast in 50 hours or less. That’s right…..50 HOURS.
The official ride is from San Diego, CA, to Jacksonville, FL, and looks something like this:
We have 50 hours to meet this challenge…and our current plan has us arriving in Jacksonville at about hour 46. We are planning on 1200 miles day one to get to San Antonio, 900 miles day two to St. Petersburg, and 200 miles day 3 into Jacksonville.
Also part of the plan is getting a tattoo at the end to commemorate this journey of madness, but that will be later.
How you can get involved:
This ride started out as just entertainment and as a challenge, but has grown so much! We are also asking for pledges per mile that we complete during our 50 hours to raise money for TeamTeve and getting Steve Bailey a lung transplant! More details will be published….but please consider helping save a mans life and pledge whatever you can! Even $0.01 per mile adds up!
Donations will be collected via YouCaring.com and go straight to helping Steve see another decade or two with his kiddos. We will be flying the TeamTeve logo flag and giving out info wherever we can!
We’ll try to communicate via FaceBook, Twitter, and the Blog where we can……hope you follow along!
Ok….now I need to go sort out what gear needs to be replaced, and get SirSql over to the dealership for new tires!