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Are you planning a ride? Know about a ride? Post it here to invite others.
 #20929  by RDW
 03 Feb 2018 11:04
FYI, http://smackdab281.org/

Take care, RD
 #20932  by Hank Moody
 05 Feb 2018 11:35
Sounds interesting, do you offer any routes which avoids the pavement?
 #20933  by troy
 05 Feb 2018 11:46
The "hook" is that you ride from the center of the 48 states to the center of North America. It's 675 miles. By definition it's a pavement ride unless you are the kind of rider who would "enjoy" a dusty butt 1000

675 miles of straight, mostly flat pavement in the Midwest. "Interesting" is probably not the adjective I'd choose, but I'm sure folks have fun on the ride. :D
 #20935  by xr-nut
 05 Feb 2018 15:19
this looks like fun. I might try to get off that saturday and play along. any one want to come up friday night and ride along?
 #20938  by Savage
 05 Feb 2018 23:26
troy wrote:The "hook" is that you ride from the center of the 48 states to the center of North America. It's 675 miles. By definition it's a pavement ride unless you are the kind of rider who would "enjoy" a dusty butt 1000

675 miles of straight, mostly flat pavement in the Midwest. "Interesting" is probably not the adjective I'd choose, but I'm sure folks have fun on the ride. :D
Agreed! I read about this ride last year and wondered why anyone would torture themselves. To each their own though. :)
 #20940  by xr-nut
 06 Feb 2018 08:33
troy wrote:The "hook" is that you ride from the center of the 48 states to the center of North America. It's 675 miles. By definition it's a pavement ride
675 miles of straight, mostly flat pavement in the Midwest. "Interesting" is probably not the adjective I'd choose, but I'm sure folks have fun on the ride. :D
If you're man enough ( or womens enough #metoo) you could turn around up in rugby and ride back that night and make it the 1500 in 24 Iron butt ride!
 #20950  by RDW
 09 Feb 2018 10:33
Last year I told a friend about the Smackdab and he and his father-in-law did it. I backed-out, couldn't imagine 700 miles on my KLR. They said it was great and quite do-able on my bike.
I'm making plans now to go this year. Plans are still iffy but from Rugby, ND I hope to go to Belle Fourche, SD for the other "center" and on down to Sturgis, needles hiway, and Iron mtn. rd. then on home. (Derby,KS) They're going again too, not sure of their plans but to go into Canada to the garden. (about 40 miles)
Better plans as time nears!

Take care, RD
 #20951  by RDW
 09 Feb 2018 10:37
P.S. You're on your own for dirt tracks, but I'm guessing you won't make it in Saturdays daylight! haha--RD
 #21021  by Ed M
 17 Feb 2018 20:48
I thought of doing this, but riding my Spyder instead of the 690 as it isn't exactly the best bike for covering alot of asphalt. The main reason to do this is because I was stationed at Minot AFB ND from 1985-88 and would like to see what has changed in the last 30 years.
 #21025  by troy
 17 Feb 2018 22:09
Sounds like you have good motivation for the journey, and a Spyder would be a real blast!
 #21332  by RDW
 01 Jul 2018 15:40
FYI, I got home Wed. from this trip. Did the Black Hills on way home like posted above. Very nice trip, quite doable on a KLR (most anything that'll do the speed limit). Had a great time doing 2325 miles. New back tire is on order!haha

Did anyone else ride the Smackdab Run? If so, what's your story?

Take care, RD