A friend and I are considering a CC50 ride from NC to L.A.. the rules seem strict and I understand why, but do they impede on the ride? How long did it take you to complete?
I envision eating Aleve for breakfast, lunch & dinner, but I think this would be a great ride.
How about a 100CCC cert? SFO > JAX > SD, 99:46 hours. First leg took 48 hours, 7 hours rest in JAX, and 44 hours to SD. On long rides, I take 600mg Ibuprofen for breakfast, then 400mg for lunch that helps with the knife in the back syndrome. I'll avoid carbohydrates until evening time when I want to sleep. Light road food during the day, jerky and nuts, mostly. Then a cheeseburger for dinner. I'd advise any new long distance riders to know their limits, esp. regarding drowsiness, you want to be alert at ALL times, but esp. at night!
What works for me is at the the first sign of drowsiness (nodding or speed fluctuations over 5mph), I'll pull over ASAP and set an alarm for a 20m power nap. Get back on the bike and if within one hour, I start to nod off again, I'll try a 40m nap. Get back on the bike again and repeat up until a 60m nap is required. I'm usually ok after that. And next morning, with a shower, fresh as a daisy.
Avoid cities during rush hour, and take evening breaks on the far end of town so you're heading away from traffic in the morning. Have a good set of lights to watch for deer at dawn and dusk.
Since a 50CC is known as an IBA Extreme ride, I'd suggest riders warm up to it by doing at least one SS1K, and probably a BBG, 1500 miles in less than 24 hours. New to long-distance riders should, at a minimum, read IBA's 26 Tips for Long-Distance Motorcycling, Iron Butt Association - "Worlds Toughest Riders"