Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehighton, Pa, USA
Re: What Is Your Biggest One Day Milage?
My buddy and I did about 1035 miles straight through from Bethlehem, Pa. to Daytona, FL., around 1980 (a very LONG time ago) in just under 24 hours. I had a Suzuki 550, might of had a shield and crash bars and that was it. The other bike was a Yamaha 1100. We couldn't sit for about three days once we made it to Daytona.
We bought the Suzuki just a couple of weeks before the trip, and had it ready to ride the day before we left....that was close. However, even with those repairs, it was nothing compared to all the work done on the LT, and nowhere near the expense. I never had any thoughts we would have any issues with either bike to worry about.
We then went from Daytona (115 degrees) to Marine City, MI (60 degrees) 1410 miles - took a ferry to Canada, headed east, visited Niagra Falls, down through NY, and back to Pa. Great memories! Had little money, no frills on any gear. Just bare essentials. Blue jeans, boots, a good helmet and gloves. No cell phones, com or GPS in those days.
The most I've done on the LT so far is about 440 miles in a day.
Trying to relive those memories, my buddy and I took our first joint MC journey a month or so ago. Five hours on the interstate, total of about 17 hours for me having to stay awake, and a month to recover. I don't plan on any long distance driving, by any means, any time soon.