Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunrise to Sunset Insanity

I've been enjoyin' long-distance motorcycle ridin' for almost a decade now. I can safely say that I've done some crazy shit on the back of a bike in regards to distance vs. time, but I don't know that I'll ever have the combination of time, money and ability to tackle anythin' like the Sunrise to Sunset Insanity.

My long-distance ridin' is accomplished primarily with Hoagy's Heroes, out of West By-God Virginia, and that's where I found out about this story. Gwen "Shoganai" Jordan has ridden with Hoagy's Heroes before, although I can't recall if I was involved with any rides with her. She was severely injured in a wreck back in 2007 durin' one of Hoagy's 50CC Coast-to-Coast rides (which I desperately wanted to do, but time and funds didn't allow for it).

To make a long story short, she not only recovered, but she then clocked one of the least sane rides in the Iron Butt world. Better still, she took a ton of pictures and took the time to write one heck of a story about her experience.

It's way too long to post all of it here... that said, if you have a few cold beers and an hour on your hands, I urge you to head on over to this thread on the BMW MOA forums, where she took the time to post everythin'. I thoroughly enjoyed her story, and if y'all enjoy motorcyclin' or travel in general, I think you will too.

1 comment:

  1. I stumbled on this while doing research about Long Distance riding. Thank you kindly for your gracious words.

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