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Iron Butt Saddle Sore 1000 and Bun Burner 1500
A bucket item checked, an adventure finished, a challenge completed, a burning desire put to rest...whatever you call, we did it.
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Right from selling my Ducati to getting a new motorcycle for this challenge appeared as if all stars aligned and pushing me to do it. Me and my biker buddy Aubhro Ghosh (Bhro) on 24th and 25th May 2021 created a memory we would always cherish. We took the charge to complete 2 Iron Butt association challenge- (https://www.ironbutt.com), the Saddlesore 1000- ride for 1000 miles in less than 24 hours and Bun Burner 1500-ride for 1500 in less than 36 hours. The target was tough as none of us had ever attempted this craziness before. The Start of the challenge was phenomenal; the weather was perfect, and the ride was great, but nature had a different plan in store for us. We were hit by severe storm and rain. After an excruciating ride in the rain for 6 hours, God showed some mercy and were able to beat the rain. In all we covered about 1600 miles traveling through 7 states -NC, A, WV, PA, OH, KY and TN in 35 hours with only 3 hours of sleep. One of the best adventures and test of endurance- bringing back some great memories, awesome riding time and victory of mind over body,
Want to mention my Biker friends Sai-Constant supporter, Akhilesh-Motivating throughout the course, Arvind for helping with technical stuff about the bike, Jishnu for last minute help, Behram-throughout the planning and guidance at each step of the way, Sanket for inspiration and pep talk, Aubhro for everythin...to help, achieve the mission, Ralika & Siyona-for having faith, trust and supporting my decision....
Our trusted Motorcycles for the ride-Aubhro on his 2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse and I on my 2019 BMW K1600 B.