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By Ilpo Juvander on 8/5/2009 12:26 PM
Just end of last week I rode an SS2000 ride (2,000 documented miles in under 48 hours) when coming from Germany to home.

Did all the paperwork during the weekend and send them over for approval into IBA Finland on Monday and was really surprised when I got mail this morning telling that the ride was accepted!

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Good work even though it is most busiest time for checking these rides.

So, this was no my 9th accepted Iron Butt ride with the motorcycle. Right now I have 3 * SS1000, 1 * SS1000K, 2 * BB1500, 1 * SS2000K, 1 * SS2000 and 1 * BB1500GOLD accepted.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 8/2/2009 1:49 PM
On the morning I checked out from the hotel and dropped all the luggage into reception before leaving to work.

We had successful day and managed to get everything done by 14:00 so this meant early start for my planned SS2000 and final home coming trip.

Just quick walk to the hotel to get all my stuff, Gore-Tex on, luggage's to the bike which was still waiting at the hotel garage and then towards first gas station which was only few hundred meters from the hotel.

At 14:31 I was all set to go, tank full of gas and TomTom had all directions loaded up.

Drive through Germany was really pleasant, no big traffic jams on the way, just some road works which did not really slow down at all. Just driving and filling up tank.

I started seeing that after driving ~1200 kilometers I started being in Copenhagen and was planning to catch a hotel in there. I had nothing reserved so I planned to get into Clarion Hotel Copenhagen...
By Ilpo Juvander on 8/2/2009 1:04 PM
On the morning I just relaxed at the hotel and read e-mails, I had a scheduled meeting at 11:30 with a customer so this was not a fully vacation day anymore…

At 11:00 I checked out from the Hotel Mennicken in Würselen near Aachen, which was a very nice small hotel. Had some issues on getting the wireless network connection working, which turned out not to be there, but instead I had to buy some 2 euro wired network connection which worked just nicely after I got it.

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