Keep the Sally side up and the dirty shutdown.

Call-in messages during this leg, as usual, range from concise to Caleigh. “This is Bruce Edwards,a writer or nine.Outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin.I last honest, M O N.Next, honest, W I M AYou.” – Bruce Edwards “Good morning Stan top runner or 56, My Location as Paycheck Arizona. Last score was pressed to date next subheading for. Have also been Denver.” – Daniel Duvall “This is Keith, under dollars or…

Killing April, and Other Tidbits

Killing April, and Other Tidbits

One of the more disturbing auto-transcribed messages among the Leg 1 call-ins included this, from Caleigh and Jon Kerr: “And we just helped April kill.” It turns out this was NOT a mistake. At a convenience story in AL, the very friendly, sociable women working there were dealing with hornets or some other type of wasp. Jon jumped in to wield a broom against the fearsome fliers. Kerri Miller, like…

Detailed Standings Posted

Detailed standings are now available on the Iron Butt Association website. There are links to the scorecards for each rider who completed Leg 1, including bonuses collected, along with their photo and additional information. A link is also available on this website’s Rally Data > Standings page.

Call-in Transcription Fails

The strangeness in these voice-to-text transcriptions is not the fault of the riders, but it’s just too entertaining not to share. While putting this together late tonight, one of us who will not be named was snort-laughing too hard to talk. We hope this software never gets an upgrade. “Hi, Jeff, this is Nick, Burn Spider 70.Brain Field. Kansas.You’re there anyway.Recent.Oh, three finger card that’s Popeyes Hays, Kansas,proceedB O D,…