39: The Fashionista has an IRON BUTT

Our special guest Deb Gasque from The Fashionista has an IRON BUTT, joins us to share her long distance riding experience.  Being someone who likes coffee as much as do, we swapped our usual barley with beans for this episode

Background

Originally from Utah, Deb moved to South Carolina and lives with her husband and garage full of bikes.  Starting out in 2006 as a passenger riding with her husband, she decided to take hold of the bars and ride her own.

Bikes

SV650 was the first bike, but the husband felt this may be a bit much to learn on (see the next bike).

Honda Rebel 250 - In response to the first bike, Deb was a little put off by the "baby bike" but eventually came to appreciate the weight for learning, especially picking it up. 

BMW GS650 (named GOAT after dropping a few times riding in the mountains)

1994 BMW R1100 RS

1994 BMW R1100 RSL - "new" bike :)

The idea

During winter while not much riding is going on, Deb reads and article about about the Iron Butt.  Being a lover of a good challenge, Deb started mapping out how to complete the Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000

The rides

After some conversation with her husband, the planning was on and off she went.  After completing the first Iron Butt ride Deb fell in love with long distance riding and has been hooked since.

In 2015 Deb completed the Bun Burner 1500 within the 36 allotted hours and covered 1600 miles.  This year she is planning to do the 50CC.  The plan is to leave from Jacksonville, FL and ride to San Diego CA.  On her way back she is planning to stop at the Barber Vintage Festival.  Look for the Loud Pipes crew to be there for an update on the ride as we enjoy our second trip to Barber.

This episode was great fun for us and we look forward to catching up with Deb in the future. 

Running time: 1 hour 02 minutes
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