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48x10 - Visiting 48 States in 10 Days
An 8,000 mile ride
|On August 7, 2016,
81 year old Del Lonnquist and his 60 year old daughter, Linda
Darelius of Helena, Montana attempted the Iron
Butt Association 48x10 ride. The 10 day, 8,000 mile ride
touched all of the Lower 48 states.
We began the ride with an Iron Butt Association Saddlesore 1000-1
ride from Helena, Montana to Needles, CA. The thousand mile ride
was completed in 21 hours.
We began the 48x10 ride from Needles and ended it in Umatilla, OR
10 days and 16 hours later, missing the ten day IBA limit by 16
The two rides combined with the ride from Oregon back to Montana
totaled 10,116 miles on the Odometer.
The map shows we missed Maine but that was because the battery on
my cell phone died and we lost our Spotwalla mapping function.
It was an epic
adventure and one we will always remember. Thanks to the hundreds
of people who followed us on Facebook through our adventure and
the to the many we met along the way who gave their best wishes
Thanks to Bill Ryder whose maintenance skills made the 09 Honda
VTX 1300 purr like a kitten all the way, to Barry Reddick and
Stanton Howe for the good start. Special thanks to Reef for the
map we followed and for the prayers and support of many.
We will have a new BLOG post going up on Right Lane America in the
near future and are planning a book to chronicle the ride.
In the meantime I will be leaving in the morning on a ride through
Montana, the Dakotas and Minnesota to attend a Grandsons wedding.
Thanks again everyone for your help and support.
Del & Linda
48x10 Adventure America.
here for the map we will be following on our ride. This route was
used by Reef & Smiley and should make a great ride.
Click here to
America Ride Map
currently holds the record as the oldest rider to complete
Iron Butt Association 50cc Quest.
Coast to Coast from San Diego, CA to
Jacksonville, FL, 2,373 miles in under 50 hours.
Butt Association Finishers List:
Oldest rider to finish the
10/08/15 - 80 years young!
Honda VTX 1300 / Velorex sidecar SDO>JAX
He will now
seek to become the oldest rider in Iron Butt Association history
to complete the 48x10.
has completed the IBA SS 1000-1, one thousand miles in under 24
hours as the passenger in a sidecar and will now attempt the
48x10 as Navigator, photographer and writer.
||Thanks to Bill Ryder
the Sculptured Animal Artist for sponsoring our ride.
Using his many years of motorcycle riding and maintenance
skills, Bill has our 2009 Honda VTX 1300cc bike and Velorex
sidecar in best possible condition for the ride.
Besides his sculptures Bill provides Art Welding lessons for
students from all over Montana.
Watch for us, we'll be in the Right Lane America