On July 5, 2012 Jeff Yalden, one of the most in demand Youth Motivational Speakers, departed Cape Cod, Massachusetts for his journey to Maryville, Tennessee. The route was 1018 miles and Jeff wanted to do it in 24 hours, and be recognized by the Iron Butt Association as one of the toughest motorcycle riders in the world.
At 10:00 am, Jeff departed Cape Cod Harley Davidson and embarked on his journey. With gas receipts and defined logging of notes and times, Jeff set on his journey with only 15 minute breaks every 175 miles. About 11:00 pm outside Roanoke, VA after heavy storms knocked out power and turned down trees, Jeff decided to check into a hotel after being recognized by a couple at a gas station. The lady was a teacher at a middle school in Virginia and she remembered Jeff coming to her school. That took Jeff about 30 minutes off his pace. At that point, Jeff thought it would be best to just call it a night and get up early and finish his 260 miles before 10 am.
At 4:30 am, after only about 5 hours of sleep, Jeff got up and hopped on the bike to finish the journey on becoming one of The World’s Toughest Motorcycle Riders. About 8:55 am, Jeff finished the 1000 miles, but receipts for final gas stop and check in at Maryville Harley Davidson to be signed off had to be done by 10:00 am.
At 9:30 am, Jeff pulled into Smokey Mountain Harley Davidson and finished the journey to make him one of the toughest motorcycle riders in the world.
1,000 miles in 25 hours. What is next? 2,000 miles in 48 hours is what Jeff wants to do next.
As a youth motivational speaker that travels all over the world, Jeff likes to challenge his students to be their best. Jeff likes to prove that he is still competitive and seeks challenges that he knows is tough, but certainly doable. Here is another challenge that Jeff has accomplished.
Jeff rides a 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide Custom.
To find out about having Jeff Yalden speak at your high school assembly or middle school assembly please visit www.JeffYalden.com for more information. Jeff also speaks at youth leadership conferences and parent / community night programs.