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Grizzly Starts New Round-the-World Record Attempt at Daytona Bike Week

Swiss endurance rider known by the name Grizzly will take his modified Victory Cross Country bagger on a new adventure. The trip is expected to take Grizzly around the world across six continents in 100 days and thus, break the standing record that sits at 120 days.
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Grizzly, whose real name is Urs Pedraita, will start this trip from the legendary Daytona Beach during the Daytona Bike Weekend, on the main street at 1 pm local time on Friday, March 11.

If things roll as planned, Grizzly should be back in Daytona on June 19 or even sooner. However, this massive and epic undertaking will require huge efforts from both rider and machine, as well as from his team.

This is not the first time Urs Pedraita is embarking on long trips. Back in 2013, he took 37 days during the winter to complete a 9,000-mile-long (14,484 km) trip. Even more, since then, Urs also trained in the most challenging situations and weather climates to become able to withstand inclement conditions and ride on. The "Modern American Muscle" will also ride in Antarctica
Grizzly not only plans to roam the six continents that have roads but he also intends to ride way down south, in Antarctica, after passing through Ushuaia/ Patagonia.

The journey obviously includes some flying, from Chile to Australia, and from there to South Africa, plus a huge plane trip from Singapore to Alaska.

Urs' Victory Cross Country has had several modifications to make the bike suitable for such journeys. The list includes a touring-worthy 33-liter (8.7 gallon) tank, a custom seat with back support to make long hauls more bearable, and two huge LED fog lights to dramatically enhance visibility at night. Obviously, you should not be surprised to see his Victory shod with knobby tires.

Grizzly's progress can be tracked by anyone thanks to the Grizzly Tracker app, a dedicated smartphone application that receives GPS data from his bike in near real time. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

 
 
 
 
 

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