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Join Pashnit Riders as they converge on Fortuna, California for a different kind of ride. If you love long-distance endurance riding, this is the weekend for you. Complete your Iron Butt Ride in the company of like-minded long distance riders like yourself. No group. No leader. No sweep. Just ride. Obtain your Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000, Bun Burner 1500, or Bun-Burner GOLD Certifcate in a semi-formal social environment. This tour is open to all, but is not recommend for novice riders.

Pashnit Tours NutCracker 1000
Get ready for a different kind of day. Not just any day.
The 1000 MILE DAY.

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Dream of the open road? We do.

Endless. Vast. Distant.

If those words describe your longing to get up out of that chair - we have just the ride for you. Join us in the Fall as the kids go back to school, the temps settle into manageable and we embark on a truly epic ride.

The 1000-Mile Day is a moment, a day in in your life, where time and distance become lost forgotten concepts. A day when you can leave it all behind and melt into the horizon. Where all the land is but a fuzzy image in your mirrors constant & fading.

This is the 1000-Mile Day. Commonly called the Saddlesore 1000 by Iron Butt folks, Pashnit Tours is putting together a mutual destination ride. No group. No leader. No sweep. Just road. Just ride.

Meet us in Northern California in the heart of Pacific Coast Range . Lying to the east, south and north are broad regions of the United States where distances are vast, amenities are few and the view is stretches to the horizon.

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How does it work?

First off, this is not an organized ride. There is no leader, sweeper or group. There is no group size limit as there is no group.

The Nutcracked Riders will all converge on Fortuna, CA on Friday, Sept 12th, 2014. Many of us will meet up on Friday evening for Meet-n-Greet.

Pashnit Tours is an authorized witness for the Iron Butt Association. For this special ride, you will NOT need to maintain much of the paperwork IBA requires. For example, if your ride is to a state border & back, all you would need to produce at the end of the ride is your receipt in xxxx, Nevada plus our provided IBA Certification Form

If you ride a more complicated route, a loop for example, you will need receipts at the major turning points, for example you decide to Fallon to Las Vegas to Ely to Carson City (1,020 map miles), you would need receipts from both Las Vegas and Ely as well as a gas reciept at your final stop. We will provide a special certified form that you can use to apply for your Iron Butt Association membership.

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Long-Distance Riding is a sport within a sport for a select group of riders. We would venture to say it's even somewhat addictive. Not for eveyone, but once you get a taste for the sensation of distance...

Overall, it's your ride. So ride any direction you want. Leave whenever you want. All meet back at the same hotel 24 hrs later and swap stories, compare notes and rider with the most bugs gets the most high-fives. NOTE: If you are attempting a BB1500 (1500 Miles in 24 or 36 hrs), you must have completed an IBA certified SS1000 first.

Want to Ride? Here's the next step...

While this is not a formal group ride, rather an individual one all set on a mutual destination, we'd still like to know if you are coming. Please fill out the registration form so we can get to know you ahead of time. All you have to do is come meet us on Friday, Sept 12th, 2014 prepared and ready to ride on Saturday (Sept 13, 2014).

Iron Butt riding is not recommended for novice riders. If you want to travel long-distance and are new to the sport, consult with & read up on Iron Butt suggestions and ways to prepare your motorcycle for long-distance riding.

Full rules on completing a SaddleSore1000: log onto the Iron Butt site here.

Sign up for this ride

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Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Complete a SaddleSore 1000, Bun Burner 1500 or Bun Burner GOLD, following Iron Butt Association ride guidelines. NOTE: If you are attempting a BB1500, you must have completed an IBA certified SS1000 first.
Single Rider - $50 Entrant Fee
Entrant fee provides 2-yr subscription to CA Moto Roads & $50 Credit towards any 3 or 4-day Pashnit Motorcycle Tour
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Meeting Place:

MEET IN : Fortuna, California
Rally Hotel: Comfort Inn, Fortuna, CA
(Riders must reserve their own rooms)

Arrive: on Friday, Sept 12th, 2014
Group Meet: 5pm, Friday
Tour: Saturday RIDE, recoup on Sunday.

Riders arrange their own rooms.
Ride Form: Download IBA Application

Plan your Ride Loop:
Leave any time. Ride any direction from Fortuna, California:
Complete SS1000, BB1500 or BBG1500. You are not required to return to the base hotel. You can even plan your ride to end at your home.
Contact Info:
Tim Mayhew : 530-391-1356
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SaddleSore 1000

Bun Burner Gold

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Wide open ride on the Extraterrestrial Highway

Little A'le'in at Rachel, Nevada

The Utah Border

Protection from Little Green Men in Rachel, Nevada

Curvature of the earth at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Woot!! You've done it!

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A Personal Note from the owner of Pashnit: As soon as I heard the term, "The Loneliest Road in America", I knew I had to go. With little more than a road atlas of North America and a sleeping bag bungeed onto the back of my FJ1200, I took off in search of this road. What I found was more than I could have ever dreampt of - perfect nothing, stark beauty, and the endless horizon. My days riding broad valleys and dead-straight road defined Central Nevada riding yet created a lasting impression that I still reflect on. Long-Distance riding is not for everyone, but our riding community has a subgroup that relishes the very idea of open road. If that's you, this is the tour we've created just for your mindset- unliken anything you've ever seen on Pashnit. You've got to be a little bit nuts to love this sort of riding - which is why there is now a NutCracked Pashnit Tour! -Tim

Self-portrait taken on Hwy 375, Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada during the 2012 event.


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