THE IRON BUTT RIDE -May 4, 2009
The Iron Butt Association is an association that promotes long rides for the toughest riders in America. They honor riders who can complete what they call the "SaddleSore 1,000 mile ride". To qualify, a rider must ride his motorcycle 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours.
On May 4th, 2009 we (Mike Jarvis, Brad Stone and myself) started the ride at 4 am. It was COLD!!!! but we only had 24 hours to go 1000+miles.
On May 5th at 12:30am we finished the ride, which took us from Orem or Salt Lake City, then to Wendover, Nevada via Interstate I-80. Then we followed Hwy 93 south, through Ely, NV, and Hwy 6 southwest to Tonopah. From Tonopah, on Hwy 95 southwest, we passed on the northeast border of Death Valley, and on into Las Vegas. From Las Vegas it was a straight shot home on north I-15. 1,083 miles in a little over 20 hours!
Jared M. Gant