Classic 1969 Triumph T150 nears end of 'Iron Butt' rally

Classic 1969 Triumph T150 nears end of 'Iron Butt' rally

 

Classic Triumph nears end of "Iron Butt"

By Dan Aspel -

Touring & travel

 30 June 2011 12:57

A classic 1969 Triumph Trident T150 – ridden by a British rider – is nearing the end of the gruelling American "Iron Butt" rally.

Covering 11,000 miles in 11 days, the route travels through 48 US states starting in Washington and ending in California.

British triple-cylinder enthusiast John Young is currently on day 8 of the ride, and is reportedly riding the only kick start motorcycle in the rally. Challenges overcome so far include losing his licence plates on a cold wet night and overcoming the score of small mechanical glitches blighting the 42-year-old machine.

Follow John’s progress here.