Iron Butt Rally 2009 begins today!
Today is the start of the 2009 edition of the Iron Butt Association's bi-annual Iron Butt Rally. The world's most determined (and sleep-deprived) motorcyclists departed about an hour ago from Spartanburg, South Carolina on an 11-day test of rider and machine that will take some of them to the four corners of the continental USA and perhaps beyond (a few always detour thru Alaska) in search of bonus points. The top finishers typically average well over 1,000 miles a day. The IBA's daily rally reports are a must-read! Additionally, a fellow member of Sport-Touring.Net has assembled a list of various sources of rally coverages on this page.