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Inked up Irishman
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3229.5 Miles = lifelong memories that I wouldn't trade for anything!!!!!

Well I embarked on my first Ironbutt trip on the way out to the KC Rally here is my ordeal day by day just so everyone can get a good laugh. I wrote it abridged a lot so it could be quickly read... just one liners mainly like a fly on the wall would have heard it.. Not complete sentences or correct grammer or punctuation I know so take for what it is....

Here is a link to the route we took
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9/15 450 +-

Well we are off and we are making good time until we both are pulled over 75 miles away because our radios are out... I mean after all we are big bad bikers but we gotta have our tunes!!! Shortly after getting problem solved at the local radio shack we are on our way again.... Oh crap I left my keys at home... oh well we are big bad bikers right??? Call wife have her fed ex keys to KC have a couple beers and some grub in Show Low and we are off again... stop in every town for gas because we don't know how far the next pump might be well it is a town but just because it has a zip code we found out doesn't mean it has a gas station. We hit Socorro fill up again and laugh at $30 a night room accross the street loks nice but we need to press on. Onto Los Lunas just outside of Albuquerque should be some cheap rooms right??? You want $79 a night???? Holy crap but there is a starbucks next door so we can steal WIFI ok... Off load bikes go to get some food and beer. Zip up FXRG Leather jacket (yeah the one that is $600) zipper pull comes off in my hand!!! Holy crap that is the only jacket I have!!! Can't find sports bar guess chili's will have to work... Two beers and a good meal later and off to bed we go. Set alarm go to sleep.... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


9/16 288+-


Oh crap what time is it guess alarm doesn't work... No problem we are on vacation right???? Off to Madrid.... man this road is bumpy ryan are you sure your GPS is telling you.... well there went the gps...... oh well on we ..... dirt???? what kind of road did your GPS tell us to take??? Screw Madrid.... Haull but to Sante Fe to go to Harley dealer to figure out what to do with Jacket since they are affiliated with the one in Chandler... What time do they open??? Holy crap that is late... oh well lets get some breakfast.... I'm sorry we have been sitting here for an hour and you are asking us again what our order is... hold on.... Hello??? Most dealers in the midwest are closed Sun and Mon??? That is a new one... ok what do we do know to get me a new jacket???? Hold on I asked for my eggs over easy not over hard.............. and my bacon soft not burnt.......so know what about my jacket??? No one in the US has a 2XLtall??? How about Milwaukee????? Can we get it shipped somewhere??? OK we will wait till tomorrow.... OK lets go chekc out the dealer.... Pretty nice Jacket Ryan.... Wait aren't I the one with the Zipper broken??? Off to CO. Springs.... oh wait sports bar Oakland is in Denver should be forth quarter...... Good food couple beers... YEAH!!!!! RAIDERS WIN!!!!!! Oh wait.... what do you mean they called a time out???? Holy crap he has to make a 56 yarder again.... Well it is Janakowski...... ah hell he missed..... lets go... Damm denver cheaters... CO. Springs go to sleep.... Damm its cold in here!!!!

9/17 50+-

So this is what Co. Springs looks like.... Nice Beautiful actually..... Nice looking green V-Rod.....Third bike those skins have been on huh.... this is all the Jackets you have huh... onto the next one.... Hey i like this jacket.... fits a little snug... plenty of room in the chest area.... what size is a 1W..... oh nevermind....man to bad that shirt is for kids... it says "today I wanna be a harley rider"... Yeah I thought it was pretty funny too.... Well lets get some lunch... nice bar the Ironhorse cantina huh... where is the closest best buy...
after all we need a new mount for....OOOOOHHHHHHH what is that Garmin Zumo 550 huh???? Nice!!!!! how much holy crap!!!! Nevermind..... Well lets check out some of the local cycle shops... what??? We drove accross town and they are closed Sun and Mon??? Oh well off to watch Mon night football!!!! Holy crap it is only the third qtr??? Night ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

9/18 600 +-

Hmmm Ebay has the garmin for 650!!!! sweet buy it now!!!! Ship to Basswoods!!!!! Sweet!!!! Off to KC... how many dealerships are there on the way???? Did we hit them all???? Man that storm looks bad .... Salinas HD????? Sweet the storm passed.... So this is basswoods huh???
what do you mean there is only three beds for five guys????? The office is closed?? Oh well lets drink!!!!! So this is what three am feels like when you rode all day long...

9/19 50+-

Jackets in sweet!!!! Keys are in Sweet!!!!! What noise is that from my bike??? Crap the rear wheel bearing is shot again... I just replaced it......only has 1600 miles on it... What was that Tyson you had the same problem??? Wheel spacer too short???? HMMMMM it will last till Fri..... This is what a drunk burn out is huh... man my bike has good traction... is that clutch I smell???? Night ZZZZZ

9/20 60+-

Cool tour....new clutch huh??? Sweet tins.... Damm good burgers... Only two V-Rod shirts ant the V-rod plant???Spacer on it's way with new bearing good..... Lets go racing!!!! Man this new GPS is taking me in circles.... well hope the other ten bikes don't mind.... damm I need gas bad.... LO... oh crap.... construction hope I don't run out of gas.... got gas... whew that was close.... here we go... turn in 500 ft.... where I don't see a track???? where did everyone else go???? Oh there it was.... Man these boys are fast on the track.... Outta Nitrous huh Joe??? Sure I'll run agains't you..... that is one hell of a wheelie... outta nitrous my a$$!!!! So this is how you get your bike to do a burnout... anyone get a pic of that???? Oh well.... man bike is running slow.... You saw flames out the exhaust.. she may be running a bit rich....


9/21 10+-

well spacer is in!!!!! Bike show??? Sweet..... only three R's I might have a chance!!!! Your gonna do what to Ray's bike???? Sweet I gotta see that!!!!! Wheel bearing in spacer in sweet... damm it rain!!!! Oh well time to drink!!!!!

9/22
gail's shoot out...yep my map isn't that good oh well.... cool shirts.... damm frank that is sweet out of a 1377..... what time is the Banquet??? An award for the bike show cool thanks Pondo!!!!! American flags....man that is touching... God bless all those that are serving!!!!!

9/23 650+-

Off we go Oklahoma here we come.... man this road is straight... anyone come up with an autopilot yet??? Ok City.... man I'm tired... 44 east aww crap.... turnpike.... 22 mile till next exit aww crap...slight detour.. sorry Ryan.... Texas... what town is this again??? They do know time has advanced from the eighties right??? Man that lightning looks bad... Amarillo... good I'm hungry.. is that rain.... aww crap that didn't take long... motel one mile back cool... man this is a big motel....one ice machine in the whole place??? Oh well they have WIFI!!!


9/24 300+-

See ya Amarillo.... Albq... Uptown's.. gotta see that... good selection of beer ... nice... HMMMM 08 DX for demo huh..... gallup here we come... damm it's cold... made it... nice pub... alright Gunniess on tap!!! man I'm tired.... what no WIFI??? you want how much???? Holy crap this place is a dive... what movie did you say Ryan?? Vacancy?? no I haven't seen it.....You are banned from choosing motels Ryan...

9/25 400+-

Hello AZ!!!! man this road is straight... Alright side roads...... man this is gorgeous!!!! this is why I love AZ!!!!! Last stop it has been a great trip..... Home sweet home....
 

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We did great riding... it did start a little like National lampoons vacation though but all was well in the long run...
 

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Great post Justin! Great meeting you! I know what you mean about the new GPS, I was there for that maiden voyage to KCIR! LOL
 

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KWIKR said:
We did great riding... it did start a little like National lampoons vacation though but all was well in the long run...
Justin what happened to our faces????

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that you have improved your riding!!!
 

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Great post Justin! Great meeting you! I know what you mean about the new GPS, I was there for that maiden voyage to KCIR! LOL
But you missed the wrong way on the OK Turnpike!!! 25 miles before we could turn around!!!
 

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Jetgod said:
Justin what happened to our faces????

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that you have improved your riding!!!
I got it.....


KWIKR said:
9/23 650+-

Off we go Oklahoma here we come.... man this road is straight... anyone come up with an autopilot yet??? Ok City.... man I'm tired... 44 east aww crap.... turnpike.... 22 mile till next exit aww crap...slight detour.. sorry Ryan.... Texas... what town is this again??? They do know time has advanced from the eighties right??? Man that lightning looks bad... Amarillo... good I'm hungry.. is that rain.... aww crap that didn't take long... motel one mile back cool... man this is a big motel....one ice machine in the whole place??? Oh well they have WIFI!!!
 

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Justin--that is an AWESOME write-up, and I'm impressed yall made that trip on the bikes!! Congrats!!!!!!

It was nice getting to spend some time talking with you, and congrats on your win in the bike show!

I suppose "13" is your lucky number afterall!!
 

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Nice post Justin. Nice meeting you and talking with you.
 

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Thank you all the feeling is mutual!!!! Cupcake... told you it was...
 

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Hey all for the group right???
 

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damn, wish I would have known you were going through oklahoma, I would have rode with you guys. Flew solo all the way home to OKC
 
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