hey all i am new to the forums… anyone know what Rush is flying on the second leg of the Snakes and Arrows Tour…that wud be cool to follow… thanks!..
Use FA flightfinder:
If you know where Rush is ( and who wouldn’t ) and you know where they are going, than punch in the two airports ( ICAO Code ) and look for flights with 7000 or 9000 flight numbers if they are chartering an airline or look for a pattern of the same ident number going from venue to venue over a seris of concerts.
Thats how I found the Raptors charter number.
thanks a million lancasterperch!!!..they are in KAUS on the 23…then to DFW…so i will see if i can find them… thanks again!!!
thanks 71zulu…!!!..i been playing arnd and i think ya right… thanks a million…!!!
For those of you who like Rush and South Park, I give you this:
Looks like he opted for the aftermarket long range reserve tank.
You can get’em OEM from BMW…but they’re a little pricey…
Neil Peart’s writing about motorcycle travel is outstanding.
How is an average of 1,000 miles a day possible? Is that 11 consecutive days or 11 days with break days in between? Do they team drive?
If they allow 6 hours for breaks, sleeping, refueling, etc., then that means they would have to average 55.6 mph to cover 1,000 miles in the remaining 18 hours. That’s a lot of bugs in the face!
Your thumbnail assessment is exactly right. You need to average 55-60 mph for 11 consecutive days to finish the IBR. It’s not to be taken lightly. Just finishing the thing is a monumental feat, but the organizers have raised the stakes by having “bonus point” activities at certain destinations every day. The riders don’t know about the bonuses until that morning’s start. The bonuses are like getting your picture taken at a particular monument - that sort of thing. You can’t leave before a certain start time, and if you haven’t made it to that night’s checkpoint, you’re out of the event. The Iron Butt Rally is only held every two years, in consideration of the massive preparation required to participate in the event.
There are various levels of IB events ranging from 500 miles/12 hours to coast-to-coast to all 48 states. There are categories for solo riders, riders with passengers, sidecars, women-only … you name it. All the objectives can be met by riding at posted speed limits, but weather, traffic, mechanical and biological breakdowns complicate the system.
Moar: Iron Butt Association
Endurance motorcycling is a very popular and demanding pursuit. My narrow glutes limit me to ~600 miles/day, and then maybe only 2 days in a row at that rate. I’m angling to pick up a new(er) BMW and have a seat made that I could possibly tolerate for a 1,000-mile day.
We now return you to the Rush thread, already in progress.
After this quick message…
Sounds like the ultimate poker run!
As these “feats” of endurance are performed on public roads, they’re also socially irresponsible.
That point has been, and will continue to be, debated fervently within the motorcycling community. The organizers go to great lengths to ensure the safety, not only of the participants, but the others with whom they share the road. Again, the challenges can be met by observing posted speed limits, and participants engaged in the IBR are rewarded for extra rest breaks.
As for the lesser feats, such as 1000 miles in 24 hours, if you break it down it can be accomplished at an almost leisurely pace. It’s all about preparation. Would I set out tomorrow on a 1000-mile ride? No way. Would I do it in a few weeks, after I’ve made certain that my machine, body and (most importantly) mind are up to the task. Absolutely! Consider that the 99th-percentile motorcycle rider has several orders of magnitude more situational awareness than the 99th-percentile automobile driver, and you will see that the opportunity for irresponsibility opens up widely when the motorcyclist allows him- or herself to operate the machine while fatigued.
Motorcycling isn’t for everybody. Endurance motorcycling isn’t for all motorcyclists. The IBR isn’t for all endurance motorcyclists. The inherent responsibility lies with the participant.
I can tell you that with my decades of motorcycling experience, and paltry dozens of hours of student pilot time, I have a much easier time imagining a 1000-mile-per-day motorcycle trip than a 13-hour ferry flight in a single-engine piston Piper to Honolulu! As with many things in life, YMMV.
500 mi. days are about all my arse is good for…and even then…it’s been a day.