I personally wanted to get more detail on the moose guts and heated glove burns. Its those details that make these stories a hit. (pun intended). Plus it sounded like some type of ******* road kill dinner recipe. Throw guts in gloves add some uncle roys bbq sauce and your set.
I met Gary Eagan at the Cycle World show down in Houston. He is a great rider & person who has inspired me to be the best I can be in riding and all walks of life. I wish I could race him from Alaska to Florida while I rode the Buell Uly while he rides his mighty Duc. I'll write the story if MO makes it happen!
I just finished the Alcan 5000, a TSD rally using gravel roads in BC, Alaska and the Yukon on a Suzuki V-Strom (2nd place among bikes over 700 cc). It held up well for over 8000 miles of long distance riding including the rally and the distance home. I think a 'Strada, 'Strom, Ulysses, and Tiger shootout would be great. Need a volunteer rider?
Cannot find the pertaining article, but from what I could find the guy is somewhat of a long distance/endurance pro. I see he takes short catnaps during his endurance trips.
But keeping high average speeds up is more difficult than what you may realize. If you tried to cover 100 miles in a single hour, but could only do lets say 70mph for the first 50 miles, youd need to average almost 170mph for the second set 50 miles. Most folks think youd only need to do only 130mph but covering the first 50 miles @ 70mph consumes 42 minutes. To cover the second 50 miles in the remaining 18 minutes will require approx. 170mph.
75mph average whilst having the odd catnap etc. means that guy must have been hauling ass. And a lot of that would have been at night on unfamiliar roads. Crazy.
Well it was a coast-to-coast ride, so 3800 miles is probably not far off. Whatever it turns out to be, it is an achievement to say the least.
I sure as hell wouldnt want to ride with him. Id like to do the same trip over 6 7 days, maybe taking a day or two off in between days on the road, and enjoying the sights and surroundings whilst I ride.