Touring - Is this even possible?
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i like to read the crazyguyonabike journals...i find them interesting, informative and a great way to kill a few hours at work....then i came across this guy
25 days across the USA? 5300km in 30 days?? (another tour) i'm not saying its not possible, but is this guy legit? has anyone else out there done tours with such great mileage and distance?* i did 124km in one day and the next day refused to even look at my bike let alone get on it.....i couldn't imagine doing over 200km a day every day for over three weeks
*machka i exclude you from this...after reading your journals i truely believe you could bike across the country in a long weekend
A friend of mine landed in Vancouver, cycled to Kamloops in a few days, rode the Rocky Mountain 1200 (I met him on that ride), in 3 days, then took 3 weeks to cycle from Kamloops, BC to Boston - pretty much all the way across North America, then took another 3 days to ride the Boston-Montreal-Boston. He covered 8000 kms in 5 weeks ... and rode the 1200Ks on a fixed gear and the rest of the time on a single speed.
I know a lot of other Randonneurs who could do similar things ... I've even got friends entering the RAAM (Race Across America - 5000+ kms in about 8 days).
I don't recognize the name of the guy in the link you posted (I thought he might be one of the Randonneurs I know), but I think it is entirely possible.
Take a look at the Links page on my website to see many of the long distance events out there, and the people completing those events.
05-13-06, 09:56 AM
Yes, it is indeed possible. In 1991 I rode from Huntington Beach, CA to tybee Island, GA in 21 days (about 3,100 miles, averaging 140 miles a day) on a supported trip, PAC Tour, with 17 others. (Since then PAC Tour trips have 50 riders) My training partner at the time had planned to do the ride as well but had a scheduling conflict so he left a month earlier riding from San Diego to Jacksonville in 30 days unsupported.
05-14-06, 12:33 PM
I had a great trip last summer going from Vancouver,BC -> northern California -> Lake Tahoe -> Carson City -> across Nevada -> up through Utah -> Wyoming -> Yellowstone -> Montana -> Washington -> Into BC and back to Vancouver.
5500 km in 35 days including 2 days off. Around 100 miles a day. 6-7 hrs riding a day. Like to get up early and sometimes I would stop around 2-3 pm, so still had plenty of time to wonder about, read, talk, sleep and so on.
I was in pretty good shape when I headed out and your fitness level means alot. The fitter you are the more you'll enjoy your trip.
So it all depends on who YOU are and how YOU like to travel.
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