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    What's the logest ride you've been on?

    I've only owned Mountain Bikes but have done a good deal of road riding on it, breaking for the trails when I come across them in my travels.

    The tops I've done was with my first ride, a Trek 930--a low-end performance ride, but quite a substantial upgrade from the old Huffy. I left at 9am and was back for lunch around 1pm after doing 62mi. I recall it was the rock hard racing seat that did me in, though, rubbing the 'sweet-spot' raw (I hadn't bought a pair of riding shorts yet). Might've been able to pull of more, but Mr. Wood Devil was gettin' hungry

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    Assuming you meant "longest" in the thread title. In a single day, 293km. I also did 2,349km on an epic 30 day ride in Tasmania last summer.
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    340 km in one day on a radonne.
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    Not nearly as far, but I spent a whole day riding about the countryside, tallying up 109 miles in about 12 hours of riding, and spending roughly US$35 on food, drinks, and some stuff.
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    No idea. I think in the 30km range. But seriously I don't use a computer.I tried my first season but frustrated myself more than enjoyed the biking. The terrain doesn't work well with proving your manliness by distance. One trail can take 3 hours and be only 6 k (hike a bike) or another trail is like a road and can go for hours without any rough stuff.

    I leave that kind of knowledge to roadies. Longest ride time wise is about 6 hours.

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    The most I've done in a day was about 120 miles. It was a century ride. I rode to the start, did the ride, and rode back home again at the end. I've got some friends who've done Paris-Brest-Paris (1200km in less than 90 hrs.) and another whose team finished first in RAAM '04 (2,958 miles in five days, seven hours, 52 minutes).
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    I did a century this past June in 6:29:?? I am scheduled for a back-to-back century at the end of September in easter Oklahoma. Gonna really put the classic British steel to the test.

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    Longest ride?

    That would be the Paris-Brest-Paris 1200 last summer: 1225 kms (761 miles) in 89 hours straight through, including all breaks.

    The second longest would be the Rocky Mountain 1200 in 2002: 1204 kms (748 miles) in 88 hours and 30 minutes straight through, including all breaks.

    So far this year, my longest was last weekend: 622 kms (386 miles) in 38 hours straight through, including all breaks.

    I'm a Randonneur. See my website http://www.machka.net for descriptions of the 1200 km rides, and for other info about Randonneuring.

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    90 miles.

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    The longest ride for me in a day was 140 miles. This was a ride from my house to Mt. Rainier and back. It took me around 10 hours including a couple of breaks.
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    105 miles. A century and a wrong turn..
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    200 Miles

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    111 miles on fully loaded touring bike in New Brunswick, Canada. Cycled to Inn at top of hill, planned to have "sunset dinner" in the dining room, and found that we had to have reservations. Ended up riding down the hill to town for a seafood feast before cycling back up in the dark. Memorable.

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    200 miles - next Saturday in the STP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55/Rad
    200 miles - next Saturday in the STP.
    Maybe I'll see you on the ride. You still thinking of doing it in one day?
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    Roughly 35 miles. It's possible my work schedule will change to 4/10 soon, and if I'm lucky enough to land three-day weekends I'll start training for a personal century. I should have a newer, lighter bike by then, so I'm looking forward to this.
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    Senior Member 55/Rad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    Maybe I'll see you on the ride. You still thinking of doing it in one day?
    Oh yea, I'm all over doing it in one day. I haven't gone that far and see it as the next challenge. The key is to find others I can hang with - which shouldn't be a problem as they are estimating that 1500 people will be doing it in one day.

    I'd love to hook up, especially if you guys are going for one. Heck, even if you're not. Are you riding the Aegis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55/Rad
    Oh yea, I'm all over doing it in one day. I haven't gone that far and see it as the next challenge. The key is to find others I can hang with - which shouldn't be a problem as they are estimating that 1500 people will be doing it in one day.

    I'd love to hook up, especially if you guys are going for one. Heck, even if you're not. Are you riding the Aegis?

    55/Rad

    I am also trying for one, however have a bail out hotel room in Longview if need be. If on one day ride, what time is everyone leaving?

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    One day riders are scheduled to depart between 4:45 and 5:15 am. Uggh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka
    Longest ride?

    That would be the Paris-Brest-Paris 1200 last summer: 1225 kms (761 miles) in 89 hours straight through, including all breaks.
    My longest is Paris-Brest-Paris last summer at 1245km - I took a wrong turn in Gorron because the sign was not visible and I just followed another cyclist who it turns out was not riding PBP

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    My longest would be STP, 4 times. Back when I did it, it wasn't quite 200 miles, only 192. But the ride to the start, and then to the hotel at the other end would maybe push it up to 200. My fastest time was 10:15 not including the extra 8 miles.

    I see now that they leave by a different route, and the one and two day riders leave the same day. It used to be the one day riders would start catching the 2 days in the last stretch and everyone would arrive on the same day. I always figured I would never complete the 2 day ride, who wants to get back on a bike after riding 100 miles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Bob
    My longest is Paris-Brest-Paris last summer at 1245km - I took a wrong turn in Gorron because the sign was not visible and I just followed another cyclist who it turns out was not riding PBP

    I was at one intersection in the middle of the night second night, I think, and stood there waiting for my friends who were a ways behind me. While I was there, about 5 people shot right past the turn and kept going. I started hollering at them and fortunately they all turned around and got going the right direction. But the sign was almost completely obscured at that intersection.

    Are you doing any more 1200Ks this year?

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    Hehe - 26 miles yesterday. Working my way up to 30-40 daily.
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    I did my first century yesterday: 105 miles, 7hr 5min. It was on a 'Tour of the Hamptons' ride in Long Island, NY. Mostly flat with a few rolling hills. It was awsome.

    I'm very tired today. And my butt hurts a bit.

    But it's all good. Love my new bike.
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