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post #1 of 10 Old Jun 4th, 2007, 1:20 pm Thread Starter
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I've been riding for 40 years, year around, and as much as I can. I won't do much more than 600 miles in a cage in one day, let alone on my bike.. Have to assume it's the different strokes thing. If I need to cover 1K in a day, I'll either drag my Cessna out, or climb on UAL....
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I've been riding for 40 years, year around, and as much as I can. I won't do much more than 600 miles in a cage in one day, let alone on my bike.. Have to assume it's the different strokes thing. If I need to cover 1K in a day, I'll either drag my Cessna out, or climb on UAL....
Don't know what UAL is, but I'd do it in a Rallye, not a Cessna - (vfr only on the bike) ((just remembered UAL = United Airlines??)

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Aye lad, United it is...
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Wish I could say that... I'm traveling 20 days a month these days...
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It is "different strokes for different folks" to me it's a good feeling to leave the house at 4 in the morning and by 9 that night be at my nephews in South Dakota. 1120 miles. It's just a personal thing go be able to do it. Doing it only happens once every once in awhile. Depending on the ride 300 miles maybe the limit.

I don't have a cessna and UAL cost to dam much, all I have is the Battlestar.

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Let's see, there's Gary Eagan, who rode 1,932 miles in 24 hours, or Bill Newton, who rode 30,179 miles in 30 days.

Really, it depends on what works for an individual rider. I've done a lot of business travel with planes, rental cars, and crappy TV in generic hotel rooms. Now that I work for myself, I ride the bike to customers as often as I can. My current "commute" is just over 1K miles. If I'm in a hurry, I ride up in a day. If I have the time I make it an overnighter, and sometimes bring my wife along. Either way I get to spend a bit of my time doing something I enjoy while maintaining my personal and professional commitments.

I've also gone on rides ranging from several hundred miles to just an hour or so for lunch and enjoyed those thoroughly as well. All depends on circumstances and my mood.

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Wooley - how does one go 1k miles in the UK, without using the chunnel??
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Wooley - how does one go 1k miles in the UK, without using the chunnel??
Easy Peasy - the 'official' UK IBA route - bout 1170 miles . . .


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Well, I might argue the "easy" part, but I do see it. Looks to be pretty much all "M" tracks - when do you do it to avoid REALLY heavy traffic?? Some of those areas make LA look tame..
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I agree. I can't do 600 miles locked in a box, but on a bike I can ride all day.St. Louis to Alaska and back in 10.5 days/7000 miles. The worst day on my bike is still better than the best day workin' da wheel. Cars SUCK!

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