Wonderful thread. Thanks for starting it. I hope you don't mind a prospective IBA member joining in.
No issue at all,in fact, that is the premise behind the thread - welcome!
When I got home I got the calculator out and did a little math. I was not on pace for a BBG. I now realize when I am ready to try a BBG it will take a lot more planning than this ride did. On this ride when my gas gage got close to empty I stopped at the first gas station I came to and so on.
My one (and only, so far) SS1000 was done in about 16 hours, 20 minutes; close to that BBG pace, but not close enough.
Considering the last few hours of my ride was dealing with poor weather, I was lucky I pulled it off on the first attempt like that; not really a recommended introduction to LD riding. Reading some posts from elsewhere here on a 50CC attempt that Bubba1 made a few years ago (in December, no less...) was enlightening.
So, my back-of-the-envelope math tells me that fuel and relief stops have to happen in as little time as feasable...like under ten minutes, more like eight minutes per - especially if you're dealing with a stock GL1800 fuel tank situation.
I can really see the benefit of knowing just how far one can go on a tank of fuel comfortably
, but for rides like BBG's/50CC's and the like, knowing exactly
where a fuel stop is going to be a bigger benefit, I'd think.
One of the things that I'll do in future posts in this thread is post up some of my planning thoughts for a BBG attempt (when? Dunno...won't be 'til 2013 probably...work is getting in the way) the why I'm thinking about what I'm thinking about as I'm doing it.