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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2019, 12:31:57 AM »
Super cool that a woman won the rally. 150K+ points, nearly 13K miles. MAD PROPS.

Jon says it was a madhouse when they announced her as winner. Everyone gave her a standing ovation.
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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2019, 09:51:07 AM »
From Jon

Everyone agreed this is the most difficult IBR in memory. Including 9 IBR rider (and 2time champion) Jim Owen. Remember he also won the working on the railroad rally [which I rode with jon--1K]. The routing was extremely difficult and the riding although incredibly wonderful, was really taxing because of the complexity of the roads and the always almost unreachable bonus points from each other. It was an extremely well planned and thoughtful Rally that really Challenged the riders and was meticulously planned.

They have to get more complex to fight the "automation" gang with their laptops, gps, and routing scripts.

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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2019, 05:04:44 PM »
From Jon: So it looks like I got 17th place after all. They didn’t give me my first leg tracking bonus and then re-calculated it in the final accounting. That’s pretty cool I think. I missed gold finisher status by 435 points, I would’ve gotten that I had I gotten my group photo bonus except for that key fob issue.

I’m coming home, and pulled over in Casper to get gas. Grab a couple of hotdogs and have a drink. Just sitting in the grass. It feels so bizarre to actually take my time and relax. I feel almost like I’m doing something wrong :D
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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2019, 06:29:27 AM »
Jon making plans for the 2021 IBR yet?  ;)
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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #54 on: July 09, 2019, 09:42:28 AM »
From Jon: So it looks like I got 17th place after all. They didn’t give me my first leg tracking bonus and then re-calculated it in the final accounting. That’s pretty cool I think. I missed gold finisher status by 435 points, I would’ve gotten that I had I gotten my group photo bonus except for that key fob issue.

I’m coming home, and pulled over in Casper to get gas. Grab a couple of hotdogs and have a drink. Just sitting in the grass. It feels so bizarre to actually take my time and relax. I feel almost like I’m doing something wrong :D

And it's some weird out-of-phase feeling when you get back to work and other routine things.

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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2019, 10:46:17 AM »
Epilogue is up.


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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2019, 10:54:45 AM »
finally.
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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2019, 11:37:46 AM »
I was finally able to sit with Jon and hear some of the adventure. What an amazing experience and organization.
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« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2019, 11:55:22 AM »
finally.


Ehh, the staff has real life jobs too.  We're just lucky they provide what they do, since this is really put on for the participants. 
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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2019, 12:14:16 PM »
finally.


Ehh, the staff has real life jobs too.  We're just lucky they provide what they do, since this is really put on for the participants.

+1000

We should be glad we get what we do. I remember when first hooking up with the IBA (during the 1999 IBR that had a checkpoint nearby). We only got snippets from people who visited the checkpoints and posted something to private e-mail lists.

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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #60 on: Yesterday at 05:06:19 AM »
Don't take my  'finally' comment the wrong way. I meant it is a release of anticipation, not that I was owed it.  I know they all have RL jobs, and I'm happy we get all that we do with daily reports and tracking.
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Re: 2019 IBR
« Reply #61 on: Yesterday at 12:06:42 PM »
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