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Art Garvin

Adventurer and Endurance Rider

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2007 Iron Butt Rally

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Final Results


Art's Official Rally Data



  2007 Iron Butt Rally Daily Reports

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August 20, 2007-- Day 1
Started rally at 10:00 am from hotel parking lot in pouring down rain.  Temp in 90's with
high humidity.  Sunshine part of the day with high winds.  First bonus was St. Louis Arch, from there headed to Paducah, Kentucky & Metropolis, IL.  He then continued on to Memphis, then spending night in Mississippi.  Crossed Mississippi River 4 times throughtout the day.  After last crossing, winds diminished.  Stopped for night with approximately 700 miles behind him.
 
August 21, 2007-- Day 2
After 4-1/2 hrs sleep, on the road by 5:00 am.  Heading for New Orleans where he encountered 12 miles of stop and go traffic to get photo of Superdome.  He then headed to Biloxi for photo of a glass case that held various items washed ashore from Hurricane Katrina.  Continued on to Mobile, Birmingham, and the Talladega Motor Speedway. Weather sunny, hot humid, temps above 100.  From there it was on to Atlanta, then Augusta.  Because most of the bonus require photo's in daylight hrs, he decided to stop in Augusta for his 6 hr rest bonus that he acquired points for.  
 
August 22, 2007-- Day 3
Started out at 7 AM from Augusta.  He then headed to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, then on to Grandfather Mountain where he had to take a photo half way out on a swinging bridge.  From there he went to Tennessee and Virginia to collect several bonus'. Now it was on to New River Gorge in West Virginia.  From there he wanted to get the photo of the Cass Railroad depot, but it was getting to dark, so he spent night in Marlington, W. Va.
 
August 23, 2007-- Day 4
After getting photo of Railroad depot, he continued on to, guess where, Canton, OH (home) for a photo of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Then he was off to Cleveland and Clyde, OH.  Next stop was in Mentone, IN where he was to get a photo of a giant egg.  Next stop was Chicago, IL during a torrential thunderstorm encountering 60MPH winds.  He was able to get all the bonus' that he needed, however it is not easy taking pictures in the rain.  On the way to Milwaukee, route 94 was under construction, so went another way and encountered construction that way also, had a little bit of a wait.  Managed to get 2 hours sleep at a truck stop in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
 
August 24, 2007-- Day 5
Had to wait until 8am for photo at Harley Davidson plant then continued to the Buell headquarters for another photo.  Headed back to St. Louis for checkpoint.  He arrived at 2:40. Very pleased with the route he planned, had to omit a couple of bonus locations on day 1, however he was able to add a couple that he had not originally planned on obtaining.  We are all anxious to see how he does at the scoring table.
 
August 25, 2007-- Day 6
Ended up in 21st place with 89,688 points.  Had riders meeting at 4am, then spent the rest of the morning planning 2nd leg route.  Just as we thought, he is headed out west.  Spent the rest of the day getting bonus' in Missouri and Kansas. Spent the night in Scott City, Kansas.
 
August 26, 2007-- Day 7
Continued on through Kansas, Colorado, and spent the night near Nevada/Utah border. Another 1000 mile day.  Since he left St. Louis, he has had problems with the phone, so I have not talked to him as often as I did on the 1st leg.
 
August 27, 2007-- Day 8
Headed for California (Yosemite National Park), will take a good part of the day.  He made Yosemite collecting a few bonus' along the way.  Hotel was full, so he found a cheap tent for the night (ha-ha $90 a night).  Plans to start early in the AM and collect daylight bonus' first thing. 
 
August 28, 2007-- Day 9
Spent most of the day in California, time to start heading back to St. Louis.  He has enough points to be considered a finisher.  Will he head straight back or go for the gold?  The next few days will tell.  I am flying out to St. Louis tomorrow morning for the finish, this may be my last update (unless I can figure out how to do this on the hotel computer).
 
August 29, 2007-- Day 10
Departed Reno, Nevada. Spent night in Kimball, Nebraska.
 
August 30, 2007-- Day 11
1200 + mile day aquiring bonuses.
 
August 31, 2007
Arrived back in Chesterfield, Missouri before 3AM.


"World's Toughest Motorcycle Competition"







 
2007 Iron Butt Rally Results:
97 riders started the rally, including 5 with passengers; 64 finished; 33 DNFs
Home location data is incomplete
Notes: #1 - Penalty assessed for changing motorcycle; finisher status & medal level unaffected.
* indicates rally veteran

Medal     Place    Name                         Miles    Score     Home  Age  Motorcycle                         

Gold          1  * Marty Leir                  12,460  344,122     MN     38  BMW R1200GSA ('06)                 
Gold          2  * Jim Owen                    11,137  333,471     PA     52  BMW R1200RT ('07)                  
Gold          3  * Brett Donahue               11,283  316,707     MN         Harley-Davidson XLH1200R ('04)     
Gold          4  * Jeff Earls                  11,059  309,681     OR     40  BMW K1200GT ('07)                  
Gold          5  * Eric Jewell                 10,873  304,597     CA     43  BMW R1150RT ('02)                  
Gold          6  * Tom Melchild                10,025  299,729     CA     49  Yamaha FJR1300 ('06)               
Gold          7    Greg Marbach                10,323  298,492            41  Yamaha FJR1300 ('04)               
Gold          8    Michael Evans               10,921  298,077            34  Yamaha FJR1300 ('06)               
Gold          9  * Alan Barbic                  9,832  294,561     CA     56  Yamaha FJR1300 ('06)               
Gold         10  * Peter Leap                  10,910  292,596            45  Honda ST1300 ('04)                 
Gold         11  * Jim Frens                   12,658  288,910     NH     53  Honda GL1800 ('04)                 
Gold         12    John Tomasovitch            10,874  285,875            37  BMW K1200RS ('03)                  
Gold         13    Curt Gran                   11,090  285,512     WI     39  Honda ST1300 ('04)                 
Gold         14  * Vicki Johnston               9,868  284,724     TN     49  BMW F650GS ('05)                   
Gold         15    Andy Mills                  10,552  283,621     MN     28  Victory Vision ('07)               
Gold         16  * John Langan                 10,096  279,770     CA     66  Honda GL1800 ('03)                 
Gold         17    Matt Watkins                 9,857  272,054     WA     39  Yamaha FJR1300 ('05)               
Gold         18    Paul Peloquin               10,001  270,097            43  Yamaha FJR1300 ('03)               
Gold         19    Gregg Burger                10,626  261,475            47  BMW R1150GSA ('04)                 
Gold         20    Brian Roberts                9,758  253,273     NV     48  Suzuki DL1000 ('03)                
Gold         21  * Dick Peek                   10,531  251,924     UT     50  Yamaha FJR1300 ('06)               
Gold         22    Michael Boge                 8,924  250,985     ID     52  BMW R1200RT ('06)                  
Gold         23    Reiner / Lisa Kappenberger   9,849  250,236            43  Honda GL1800 ('01)                 
Gold         24    Carl Stark                   8,644  246,335     WY     56  Honda GL1800 ('06)                 
Gold         25    Art Garvin                   8,826  245,768     OH     49  Honda GL1800 ('07)                 
Gold         26    Mike Langford                9,349  242,524     CA     58  BMW K1200LT ('00)                  
Gold         27    Rick Miller                  9,026  242,060     MD     47  Honda GL1800 ('03)                 
Silver       28    Vance Keeney                 9,392  239,863     NV     58  BMW K1200GT ('04)                  
Silver       29    Terry / Lynda Lahman         9,397  235,736            53  Honda GL1800 ('05)                 
Silver       30    Jack B Shoalmire             9,306  235,156     OK     64  BMW R1200RT ('05)                  
Silver       31  * Jim / Donna Phillips        10,022  233,202            50  Honda GL1800 ('03)                 
Silver       32    Richard Buber               10,180  228,077     FL         BMW R1150RT                        
Silver       33  * Kendall Anderson             9,522  227,164     SC     54  Suzuki DL1000 ('04)                
Silver       34    Tom Skemp                    8,669  225,515            54  Honda GL1500 ('89)                 
Silver       35    Kevin Healey                 9,407  225,439            51  Triumph Trophy 1200 ('02)          
Bronze       36    Jim Bain                     8,899  223,659     SC     52  BMW K1200LT ('02)                  
Bronze       37    Steve Branner                9,723  223,595            63  BMW R1200RT ('06)                  
Bronze       38  * Rebecca Vaughn               9,998  222,607     WI     39  BMW R1100RS ('96)                  
Bronze       39  * Jim Winterer                10,209  219,488     MN     58  Suzuki DL650 ('04)                 
Bronze       40    Mike Senty                  10,121  218,975            58  BMW BMW R1150RT ('03)              
Bronze       41  * Bill Watt                   10,603  217,078     BC     52  Honda GL1800 ('04)                 
Bronze       42    Doug Bailey                 10,353  215,467            39  BMW R1150GS ('02)                  
Bronze       43  * Paul Allison                10,207  214,733     GBR    41  Honda GL1800 ('06)                 
Bronze       44    Dennis Powell                8,624  213,250     IA     59  Honda GL1800 ('06)                 
Bronze       45  * Ken Morton                  10,271  213,101                Honda GL1800 ('06)                 
Finisher     46    Tony DeLorenzo               8,521  208,659            39  BMW R1200GS-ADV ('07)              
Finisher     47  * Tom / Rosie Sperry           9,603  206,879     CA     58  BMW K1200LT ('02)                  
Finisher     48  * Tobie Stevens                8,711  206,332     WA     53  Yamaha FJR1300 ('03)               
Finisher     48    Lisa Stevens                 8,719  206,332     WA     46  Yamaha FJR1300 ('06)               
Finisher     50    Don Catterton               10,218  205,393            42  BMW K1200GT ('04)                  
Finisher     51  * Bill Thweatt                 9,999  205,319     TX     60  Honda ST1300 ('04)                 
Finisher     52  * Stephan Bolduc               9,897  203,572            36  Yamaha FJR1300 ('06)               
Finisher     53  * Chris Cimino                 7,915  203,427            42  Kawasaki Concours14 ('08)          
Finisher     54  * Karol Patzer                 8,386  201,741     MN     61  BMW K75C ('88)                     
Finisher     55    Rick Neeley                  9,354  200,120            51  BMW R1200GSA ('07)                 
Finisher     56    Peter Murray                10,255  199,693            47  BMW K1200LT ('02)                  
Finisher     57  * Bob Mueller                 10,272  199,263     CA     60  Suzuki DL1000 ('05)                
Finisher     58    Richard Keegan               8,906  194,071            48  Honda GL1800 ('01)                 
Finisher     59    Fred Droegemueller          10,124  193,096            67  Honda GL1800 ('01)                 
Finisher     60  * Dick Fish                    9,900  191,546     AB     66  Buell Ulysses ('06)                
Finisher     61  * Joe DeRyke                  10,095  191,346     CA     70  Suzuki DL650 ('07)                 
Finisher     62  * Rick Martin                  9,595  191,040     IL     62  Yamaha FJR1300 ('03)               
Finisher     63    Bob / Sylvie Torter          9,318  190,964     MT     60  BMW K1200GT ('07)                  
Gold         64    Alexander Schmitt           10,584  148,232 #1         33  Honda ST1100 ('98)                 
DNF         DNF    David Bourdeaux              8,570  187,222            59  Honda GL1800 ('02)                 
DNF         DNF    Jim Simonet                 11,002  187,035            58  BMW K1200LT ('01)                  
DNF         DNF    Chris McGaffin               8,690  176,784     IRL    37  Kawasaki Concours ('00)            
DNF         DNF    Joel Rappoport               8,885  175,945     NC     54  BMW R60/6 ('76)                    
DNF         DNF  * Glenn K Pancoast             8,981  173,779            62  BMW R1200GSA ('06)                 
DNF         DNF    Bob Collin                   9,050  157,920            63  BMW R1200RT ('06)                  
DNF         DNF    Jim Mulcahy                  8,833  150,023     OK     61  BMW K1200RS ('02)                  
DNF         DNF    Mark W Collins               7,869  147,905                Harley-Davidson Electra Glide ('72)
DNF         DNF    Maura Gatensby               9,117  147,868     BC     51  Honda ST1300 ('06)                 
DNF         DNF    David Derrick                5,399  112,249            49  BMW R1100RT ('00)                  
DNF         DNF  * Chris Sakala                 4,874  108,861     MD     47  BMW R1150GS-ADV ('02)              
DNF         DNF  * Mike Hutsal                  4,501  100,160     MB     55  BMW K1200GT ('03)                  
DNF         DNF  * Rob Nye                      4,492  100,100     RI     44  BMW R1200RTP ('06)                 
DNF         DNF  * Homer L Krout II             4,278   83,758            65  BMW R1200GS ('05)                  
DNF         DNF  * George Barnes                5,198   79,131            53  BMW K1200LT ('01)                  
DNF         DNF  * Gerhard Memmen-Krueger       3,995   77,872     DEU    49  BMW R1200GSA ('05)                 
DNF         DNF  * Doug Chapman                 4,007   76,026            54  Yamaha FJR1300 ('05)               
DNF         DNF    Norm Grills                  3,852   75,998            62  BMW K1100LT ('94)                  
DNF         DNF    Donald A Jones               3,475   75,782            57  Honda GL1000 ('78)                 
DNF         DNF    Robert Joers                 3,758   63,261            52  Honda GL1800 ('06)                 
DNF         DNF    Mike Getzendanner            3,884   60,489            55  Honda GL1500 ('96)                 
DNF         DNF    Steve Broadhead              3,337   60,123     AB     49  Honda ST1300 ('03)                 
DNF         DNF    Alan Bennett                 2,919   53,225            41  Kawasaki Ninja 250 ('04)           
DNF         DNF    Arlen Brunsvold Jr           4,202   52,669            47  Harley-Davidson Road Glide ('06)   
DNF         DNF    Arlen Brunsvold Sr           3,849   51,155            72  BMW R1200RT ('05)                  
DNF         DNF    Don Kulwicki                 3,462   50,691            68  Honda GL1800 ('02)                 
DNF         DNF    David Hinks                  3,594   45,903            68  Yamaha FJR1300 ('06)               
DNF         DNF    Charles "Chip" Hyde                                    46  Honda GL1800 ('07)                 
DNF         DNF    Hans Karlsson                                          81  Honda GL1800 ('05)                 
DNF         DNF  * Tom Loftus                                      CA         Honda ST1300 ('05)                 
DNF         DNF  * Robert St George                                MA     48  Yamaha FJR1300 ('05)               
DNF         DNF    Bill Wade                                              58  BMW R1200RT ('07)                  
DNF         DNF  * Don Wescott                                            56  BMW K1200GT ('07)