Greg Rice - Travel_Man

Motorcycle Endurance and Rally Rider

Iron Butt Rally


2017 Iron Butt Rally


I rode my first Iron Butt Rally ( IBR ) in 2009 and I was hooked. I think the getting hooked is what happens to many of the riders. When you ride in to the finish of a IBR you are saying to yourself wow I won't do that again. By the end of the banquet dinner that night you are already thinking about applying for the next one.

The Iron Butt Rally is the toughest motorcycle rally in the world and you know it when you finish the rally. It takes all you have to get ready for the start of a 11 day adventure where you have no idea where you will be riding to during the 11 days except for the start and finish. Then you need to sum up more energy to ride your motorcycle all over the US, Canada and maybe even Alaska.

Over the years I have developed some tools that help me plan and prepare for a IBR and because I think these tools help me I have made them available to everyone. Here is a screen shot of one of my spreadsheets that I use.


Links To My Past IBR Rally Ride Reports

2009 IBR Leg 2: http://www.gregrice.com/2009ibr/report/2009ibrleg2.html

2013 IBR: http://www.gregrice.com/2013ibr/report/2013ibrreport.html


Over the years I have developed some tools that help me plan and prepare for a IBR and because I think these tools help me I have made them available to everyone. Here is a screen shot of one of my spreadsheets that I use.

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2017 Iron Butt Rally

Starts 10:00 AM June 26, 2017

I am riding in the 2017 Iron Butt Rally and this will be my forth IBR. In this IBR I am riding as a team with my good friend Rob Wilensky. We will be using both of our rally experience to compete the best we can.

This IBR I will not be riding a Gold Wing as I bought a new 2016 BMW RT in 2016 and I sold my Gold Wing after riding the RT for a year. I wanted to be sure I did not make a mistake by buying the RT. Now with over 30,000 miles on the RT I am confident the RT will serve me well in the IBR.

Start and Finish Location

Marriott Minneapolis West
9960 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426

Links To 2017 IBR Information

IBR Daily Reports

2017 IBR Weather Webpage

2017 IBR Checklist

 


2015 Iron Butt Rally

After my success in the 2013 Iron Butt Rally and the 2015 Cape Fear Rally I could not wait to get back to riding in another IBR and I was very happy the day I left to ride to the start.

2015 IBR Poster

Tech Inspection Camera Check

Start Banquet

Where Is My Hair!

ODO Check

Tech Inspection

IBR Start Rider Meeting ( 15 Minutes Prior To 10:00 AM )

Heading Out At The Start

PEFO – Petrified Forest National Park - Group Bonus Photo

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site - Group bonus Photo ( Heavy Rain )

Lots Of Rain In The Rally Like Usual

More Heavy Rain

2015 IBR Leg 1

2015 IBR Leg 2

2015 IBR Leg 1


2013 Iron Butt Rally

The 2013 IBR was a rally I was waiting for. I had to drop out of the 2011 IBR due to family and work issues and I could not wait to be accepted in the 2013 IBR.

2013 IBR Poster

2013 IBR Group Photo Before The Start

ODO Check

Riding Out At The Start

Pikes Peak Bonus On Leg 2

Arriving Leg 2 Checkpoint

2013 IBR Leg 2 Checkpoint

Arriving At The Finish Of The IBR

ODO Check At Finish

Scoring Table At The Finish

Wow, 9th Place In The 2013 IBR!

2013 IBR Leg 1

2013 IBR Leg 2

2013 IBR Leg 1


2009 Iron Butt Rally

The 2009 IBR was my first Iron Butt Rally and wow what a rally, what a ride!


2009 IBR Poster

2009 IBR Group Photo Before The Start

2009 IBR ODO Check

Start 2009 IBR

Me At The Start Of The 2009 IBR

2009 IBR Leg 2 Route Planning

Finally Leaving For Leg 2

Arrived At The Finish Of 2009 IBR

Heading To Parking Lot After Stopping The Clock

Bonuses I Scored In The 2009 IBR

2009 IBR Finish Banquet With My Wonderful wife

 

 


 

Next Rally

2017 Iron Butt Rally

June 26 To July 7

This will be my 4th IBR

 

Just Completed

I finished the 2015 Iron Butt Rally in July.

I finished 9th in the 2013 Iron Butt Rally in July.

I finished 35th in the 2009 Iron Butt Rally