I think this Saturday I am going to go for my Iron Butt ride. The Iron Butt consists of many different styles of rides, the one I am considering is the 1000 miles in 24 hours. I think if I leave at 5:00 a.m. I can ride to just outside or Sioux Falls SD and back for the 1000 miles. My problem is I don't want to ride the freeway the entire way there and back just to make it. I rather take the back roads and enjoy the scenery. I don't know if I can do 1000 miles on all back roads and be able to stay awake the entire time. By freeway it would be about 18 hours, back roads would be about 23 hours which is pushing it for time spent on the bike along with my 24 hour mark.