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View Poll Results: The Farthest you've ridden in 24 hours?
Less than 250 miles! 3 1.51%
More than 250 miles but less than 500 miles! 8 4.02%
More than 500 miles but less than 750 miles! 41 20.60%
More than 750 miles but less than 1000 miles! 44 22.11%
More than 1,000 miles but less than 1,250 miles! 56 28.14%
More than 1,250 miles but less than 1,500 miles! 27 13.57%
Greater than 1,500 miles - yes I'm nuts and I still accept double dog dares! 20 10.05%
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post #1 of 23 Old Mar 17th, 2006, 7:01 pm Thread Starter
 
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Lightbulb The Farthest you've ridden in 24 hours?

Personally, I don't like to cover too much distance in one day on my bike; I like to take my time and snoop a bit, see what others are up too, take in the surroundings and the locals. Just wondering how you guys feel about road trips and how far you usually go in 24 hours?

1. Less than 250 miles!

2. More than 250 miles but less than 500 miles!

3. More than 500 miles but less than 750 miles!

4. More than 750 miles but less than 1000 miles!

5. More than 1,000 miles but less than 1,250 miles!

6. More than 1,250 miles but less than 1,500 miles!

7. Greater than 1,500 miles - yes I'm nuts and I still accept double dog dares!
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post #2 of 23 Old Mar 17th, 2006, 7:12 pm
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Twice for 1250-1500 miles, 1000-1250 range are a regular event including several multipul day runs of 1000+ miles per day.
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Less than 250 here.

I was just reflecting on this high-mileage fetish the other day after reading Ron Ayres book "Going the Extra Mile." On page 35, there is a sidebar about Bill Newton, who rode 30 consecutive 1000+ mile days for a total of over 30,000 in one month. Bill says, inter alia, "The main thing is scheduling your tire changes and oil changes properly and figuring out how to deal with boredom" (emphasis added).

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post #4 of 23 Old Mar 17th, 2006, 7:31 pm
 
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Cool mileage

I normally do 600 to 700 on a trip to get to the destination. Then I schedule 200 to 300 mile days for having fun. Im heading to Colorado, 4 Corners, Yellowstone, the Bears Tooth, Custer Battlefield, Mt Rushmore, and Custer State Park this summer with some guys from the station.We will do 700 mile days to Denver then slow it way down, then from Rapid City to home in Charlotte we will do 700 mile days home. Ive never taken a long ride with several other riders before so this should be an adventure. When I did my Iron Butt ride with a couple others it was over in 24 hours, not much stress. This summer ride will be for 15 days.
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The farthest I ridden is 1098 a couple of years ago. I was going from Missoula to Flagstaff and had planned to stop in southern Utah, but it was still daylight and I figured it's only another 300 miles! Just about dropped it at the first traffic signal in Flag, I was so tired.

I usually cover in the range of 500 to 750 if travelling solo. With riding partners or pillion I am real happy with 500.

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I normally do 600 to 700 on a trip to get to the destination. Then I schedule 200 to 300 mile days for having fun. Im heading to Colorado, 4 Corners, Yellowstone, the Bears Tooth, Custer Battlefield, Mt Rushmore, and Custer State Park this summer with some guys from the station.We will do 700 mile days to Denver then slow it way down, then from Rapid City to home in Charlotte we will do 700 mile days home. Ive never taken a long ride with several other riders before so this should be an adventure. When I did my Iron Butt ride with a couple others it was over in 24 hours, not much stress. This summer ride will be for 15 days.
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With a group of any size you will really have to mind your time at fuel stops or you'l not get 700 a day. I figure an extra 10 minutes for each person. By the time everyone fuels, snacks, pee's and chats a 4 man fueling can hit 30 minutes if you're not careful!
Sounds like an awesome trip!
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1,534, it's on my BBG certificate. I was fried meat on a stick when I got home. A tip of my helmet to those who have done the 3K, back to back, BBGs. Yikes!

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Normally the first and the last day on a multiday trip are 700 to 800 miles.
After that I experiment 300M, 500M and 600M a day, in different trips.
The wife and I decided that 400 will be good number for the next trips.

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I voted "More than 1,250 miles but less than 1,500 miles!", although I may have gone more than the 1,500 miles in a whole 24 hour period. I know I could if I tried. I'm just not that caught up in the whole Iron Butt thing. I appreciate what they do, and why they do it. But, it's just not for me at this time. My biggest fear is that if I do my first certified IBA run, then I'll just have to push myself to do more and more of them. And quite frankly, I think some of the runs are quite dangerous. And all for the sake of an organized peeing contest.
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I've had my LT since September; haven't ridden more than... maybe... 150 miles in a day. It's either me commuting to work (105 miles round trip), or my wife and I riding around our home base.

I'm looking forward to some longer (much longer!) trips. I daydream/speculate about riding cross-country, to the Arctic Circle, Key West, etc., etc. It will happen.

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Pittsburgh to Los Angeles in 4 days

I just rode my new (to me) '03 LT from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles via the southern route, or over 2500 miles in 4 days.
It was interesting to see the change of scenery, weather, and cultures as I made my way west...

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I'm looking forward to some longer (much longer!) trips.
Just stay away from Pittsburgh . . . PLEASE!!!!
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Just stay away from Pittsburgh . . . PLEASE!!!!
Somehow I knew you were going to keep reminding me of my most recent little adventure/mechanical problem.

(For those just tuning in, the dealer either (a) left the rear drive plug off during the last service, or (b) didn't torque it properly and it fell off. Either way the rear drive had no oil and now the drive is being replaced.)

So... looking for the silver lining in this experience: my brother, a commercial pilot, has suggested doing a quick walk-around of the bike before each trip. I think it's a good idea. I would have caught this problem if I had done it previously. (and for fellow MSF BRC attendees: yes, I know they teach the T-CLOCKS procedure...)

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Cool Back To Back Days

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerrod Maguire
Personally, I don't like to cover too much distance in one day on my bike; I like to take my time and snoop a bit, see what others are up too, take in the surroundings and the locals. Just wondering how you guys feel about road trips and how far you usually go in 24 hours?

1. Less than 250 miles!

2. More than 250 miles but less than 500 miles!

3. More than 500 miles but less than 750 miles!

4. More than 750 miles but less than 1000 miles!

5. More than 1,000 miles but less than 1,250 miles!

6. More than 1,250 miles but less than 1,500 miles!

7. Greater than 1,500 miles - yes I'm nuts and I still accept double dog dares!
Add to that back to back days!
I'll start ! 4500+ miles < 3 Days

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1000 in 24 hours

Here in BC we used to run a ride called the ZorButt, a play on words. Started at 12:00 midnight and you rode 1,000 miles. You had 24 hours to do it in. The route was planned so there were gas stations open. I've ridden 4 of them and it's a blast. We did one of the 1,000 miles in 19 hours. You would recieved a beautiful belt buckle if you completed the ride. You had to show gas receipts.

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I did Barcelona, Spain to Gothenburg, Sweden in -82 on a Kawasaki 1300 and I think it is a tad over 1500 miles. Not to recommend, but it was an interesting ride......and I'll never do it again :-)

Now it is plenty with 500-700 mile days when just wanting to go from point A to B. Otherwise, I rather just enjoy the scenery and ride till I've had enough.

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'but it was still daylight and I figured it's only another 300 miles!'

Yep, that's how it usually starts. My first almost 1500 mile run started that way, the final nail in the decision to go the full distance was hooking up with two other riders who were also headed for my final distination. Of course they were just starting out and I'd already traveled 600 miles but having 'fresh' riders along was like a second wind.
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I'm curious about how many of those 1500+ mile days include a portion of Interstate (probably said a bad word there!!) travel? I did a 1000 mile day with only 100 miles on Interstate and that was a good day.
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Longest ride in one day? Well it was one long day and spilled over. Rode from Tulsa, OK to 29 Palms, CA in one shot. Stopped for fuel, food and rest areas. Don't remember the miles but it was a few. West to Flagstaff, down to Pheonix, west on I 10 and then up to 29.
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833 miles in 1980 on a Triumph TR6R Tiger from Atlanta to Detroit. Didn't plan to do it but I ran out of money and had no choice.

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Add to that back to back days!
I'll start ! 4500+ miles < 3 Days
Congrats on the triple BBG Pete, thats quite an accomplishment. I just finished a 100CCC, 4771 mi. in 87hr with one BBG on the third leg.
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I have given up the long rides in one day.
But, back in 1973 on a 1971 R75/5 and my good friend on a 1972 R75/5 rode 1150 miles in 19 1/2 hours.

Now that was a ride. It was labor day week end and Friday was my 34th birthday . Great way to celebrate.

Enjoy the ride, see the sites, but keep you eye on the road.
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Longest day was 1,800 in 24 hours. I was on a 2,000/24 pace when, at the 1,500 mile mark, I noticed I didn't have any tread left on the rear tire. I took it easy for 300 miles in the last 5 hours.

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