Endurance motorcycling – a unique sub culture in the motorcycling world. These riders are the toughest of the tough, and competition fuels their desire to participate in rides that test their human skills and their mechanical preparedness. Introducing ButtLite 6 IX, and Team Strange. Only 60 riders make the field, and they will compete fiercely for over 6,000 miles for the prize.
Team Strange staff began arriving last Tuesday, and were ready for riders to register on
Wednesday morning. And, they came. Riders from all over the US, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Belgium. Although BMW ruled the rally there pretty much every major manufacturer was represented – including Victory, Yamaha, Honda, and even a couple of Harley’s. 58 riders made the cut, including two female riders, Tonie – riding a BMW R 1200 and Connie –
riding a Victory Cross Country. One couple will be competing two-up and should have the book Two-Up, Managing a Relationship 1,000 miles at a time,.
The Lodge at Copperhead hosted the kick-off of their journey that began Friday morning, August 10 at 8 am. The hours leading up to the riders receiving their rally packs were spend pouring over maps of the US, computers, navigation systems, and a few beers. Following the banquet on Thursday night all riders were given their official Rally Pack for the first leg of their journey. They will arrive in New Ulm, MN on Monday, August 13 via Savannah, GA, Maine and Canada to receive their second leg which will cover the entire southwest.
You can find out more about Team Strange, ButtLite and follow their journey here: http://buttlite6ix.blogspot.com/
Team Strange was founded by Eddie James, and a foundation has been set up in his memory to stop the cycle of child hood abuse. Many riders remember Eddie with a simple sticker on their bike. Lisa Erbes, Eddies’ fiancée works tireless hours coordinating these rallies and managing Eddie’s foundation – www.eddiesroad.org, and we thank her for the confidence in selecting us this years ButtLite 6IX kick-off location.
Good luck riders, and don’t lose the rally flag!