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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-18-2006, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Abate charity ride safety

Abate handles the MSF training courses, as best I can tell from MSF's site. So it was with great surprise that I heard about the following:
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On July 29, 2006 the Region X is hosting a 1000 mile ride to be completed in 24 hrs for charity. All donations are being collected for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ride will go through 5 states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.

This motorcycle ride will be pretty challenging as the riders will not stop to sleep and rest stops will be minimal. If you would like to make a donation on Isaac's behalf, there is a donation sheet on the Purchasing Services Department "goodie" table. Please come and sign up if you would like to sponsor my husband in this charity event. All checks should be made out to ABATE-MDA. Any donations would be greatly appreciated! Every dollar counts. Checks and cash need to be given to <person> when you sign up for a donation.
Maybe I'm just becoming an old fuddy duddy but "riders will not stop to sleep and rest stops will be minimal" seems contrary to the very purpose of ABATE

As a moderately related aside, anyone an ABATE member? How long and why are you one? TIA

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kanwisch you ARE an old fuddy duddy, but then I agree witth you on your post though what the heck I am the old fuddy duddy on this board. Still that is asking for trouble no matter how you look at it. Are they going to show the newbies that they still have the stuff to stand up to such grueling rides????
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May be some of the riders will fall victim to the very thing they're riding to cure.

It sounds irresponsible. Riding with sleep-depraved eyes and muscle is same as riding drunk.
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Riding long distance with minimal rest is completely idiotic. As if there weren't enough hazards on the roads to kill motorcyclists - some bone head dreams up riding as far as he can with little to no rest??!!!

That's just retarded. If it were just one person that would be one thing - but to organize a long ride with others based around little to no rest is just about criminal.

Whats up with all the logic out there?!!

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Abate are Harley guys, there is no need for logic.
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Well, ABATE does good things like rider training courses (aka the MSF we often tout) and track legislation of interest to all motorcyclists. Those things are really honorable regardless of whether they have a lean to cruisers or sportbikes

But I'm still curious what one gets for annual dues. Perhaps its like being in a club like Redline.

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Isn't ABATE the group that constantly tries to repeal helmet laws?

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A thousand miles over the course of twenty-four hours averages about forty-two miles per hour. If they can ride most of the trip at seventy miles per hour and include a handful of bathroom, catnap, and coffee stops they should be able to do it successfully. I've never tried riding that kind of distance, so it seems like a huge challenge to me.

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Except, typical Harleys redline at 50 mph.
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It doesnt seem too dangerous to me, at least......... I could get it done in about 10/11 hours, waaaay before sleep dep kicks in.


Look. Hit the freeway, cruise at 100, stop, get food, rest ass and eyes, coffee up, cruise 100 mph etc etc.



If you maintain average speed of 100, which isnt all that hard on a freeway, you have an extra 14 hours to relax. So if they maintain like 80 or so, its not ALL that dangerous.



Still kinda stupid though, even if you make it, your butt's gonna pay the price.
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