I knew I had done some long rides back in highschool, but this was way before the days of cyclocomputers, or even before I was smart enough to know I needed bike shorts and bike shoes, and the only helmets were those leather deals that were more cosmetic than functional.
It occurred to me to map a ride I had done in highschool, around 1974 or so, and sure enough I had done over 100 miles and didn't know it:
(This is just the out leg, and doesn't count all the in-town riding we did.)
A friend and I did the ride to visit a girlfriend he at met at summer church camp. I rode in BLUE JEANS as I recall, and we didn't have water bottles even, I don't think. Did it in the middle of summer in Idaho, which definitely gets hot.
I can't believe I lived
I'd love to ride this again some time, but now I live on the other side of the country.
Have you ever gone back and recreated a "historical" ride from your youth?