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Old 05-13-02, 05:04 PM   #1
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What the farthest that you have ever ridden?

Just wondering what the farthest everyone here have ridden?
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Old 05-13-02, 06:30 PM   #2
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I did 135 miles in a day. It was a fall season ride and we ended all getting home after dark. Long day but memorable. Could have done more except for the darkness and my neck ached. Rear and legs were OK. That was a few years ago. Don't know if I could do that now.

I have a friend that has done 24 hour challenge rides and done close to 300 miles in the allotted time. They do the night time part on a closed loop road for safety. He also is a major mileage junkie. Had 14,000 miles two years in a row. Yikes! That sounds like too much of a job.
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Old 05-13-02, 07:23 PM   #3
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My single day total is just over 120 miles. I'd like to try a double centry this fall
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Old 05-13-02, 07:27 PM   #4
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Just wondering what the farthest everyone here have ridden?
In a day? Week? Month?? Year?? Hour??
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Old 05-13-02, 08:27 PM   #5
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The longest day I've ever ridden was 203 km / 126 miles.

The longest trip I've ever done was 4500 km / 2800 miles from Perth to Canberra over five weeks.
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Old 05-13-02, 08:47 PM   #6
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Nice signature! Scared me a bit, "how did my name get on there?"

Ha ha ha.
Oh the longest I've ridden in a day....don't actually know but probably not very far, yet!

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Old 05-13-02, 10:39 PM   #7
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The longest single day ride was 257 miles; the longest tour ride was 2500 miles.
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Old 05-13-02, 10:44 PM   #8
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My tour last September was about 107 miles. Can't imagine a double century. Must be flat..
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Old 05-13-02, 11:07 PM   #9
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155 mies in one day

290 in four days with 230 pounds of gear in the wintertime

Ride Farther
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Old 05-14-02, 05:25 AM   #10
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I believe that the furthest I have rode was.....Quebec.
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Old 05-14-02, 06:06 AM   #11
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Old 05-14-02, 06:34 AM   #12
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Hi All,

I rode 106 miles in around 6 hours. Feel I could do alot more but have never really tired.

Wow ljbike ! Thats really racking them up ...when and where and how long did that take you ?

Ride Safe....Dudley
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Old 05-14-02, 06:38 AM   #13
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but have never really tired.
That is pretty amazing.

Wish I could say the same.
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Old 05-14-02, 10:20 AM   #14
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1 day, group ride:
-206 miles in an "easy" organized double century (LA Wheelmen Double, lowland option)

1 day, solo:
-155 mile loop from home

1 day, tandem, on a tour with camping gear:
-125 miles, 7500' of climbing.

1 day, solo, on a tour with camping gear:
-145 miles flat with tailwind (actually an easy day)

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Old 05-14-02, 01:34 PM   #15
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My cycle coach did a 24 hour ride on a trainer and did over 300 miles (dont remember the exact total was probably over 360)
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Old 05-14-02, 01:58 PM   #16
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For me it is 125 in one day. it was my first big jump from 70 to anything bigger than that.

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Old 05-14-02, 02:53 PM   #17
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My one day max was 251 miles in 21 hours including 17,000 ft of climbing (a 400 km brevet).

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Old 05-14-02, 03:07 PM   #18
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I think my longest one day ride was 112 miles.

My longest week-long ride was something greater than 500 miles.

My highest yearly total was over 6000, I haven't really kept great records.

My lifetime best...well, I'm still working on that one.
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Old 05-14-02, 05:08 PM   #19
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71 miles on a full loaded (25 kg +) MTB, all into a head wind. and 600 mikes on a tour same bike/load

But just ordered my new Thorn Nomad, so should get to triple figures next time
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one day longest ride was the Sacrborough to Niagara which is 200 k using all the side routes and the Scarborough to Port Hope which is another 200 k, but I did the Montreal to Scarborough its about a 1,000 k I did it is 7 days
On a clear beautiful summer I will hate it, if I will not be able to log at least 150k on my day ride, and if not I will be grumpy old man
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Old 05-14-02, 06:28 PM   #21
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106 miles for me. I met up with a guy training for the iron man triathlon. We went out of town so far that I had no choice but to do a century just to get back home! my longest ride previous to that was only 65 miles.

My roommates were about to come looking for me when i pulled in the driveway. Well...at least I know they cared.
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Old 05-14-02, 06:32 PM   #22
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My cycle coach did a 24 hour ride on a trainer
That's just twisted.
Max in a day is somewhere around 120 miles. Done it several times.
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That's just twisted.
Max in a day is somewhere around 120 miles. Done it several times.
Yea it was. He had "man" problems for several months afterwards. Please dont try this at home. He also did a 24 ride on a track bike in a velodrome with about the same results.
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Old 05-14-02, 08:00 PM   #24
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Veni, Vidi, Veloce!
I came, I saw, I went really fast?

My biggest day was 130km. It was on the Traditional Australia Day ride up to mount Glorious Village. I was planning on catching the train to the city, but I realised as I was sitting at the station that they were on a sunday schedule for the public holiday, so I hopped on the bike and sprinted the 25km or so to the meeting point. I got there with seconds to spare fortunately. After that it was pretty much all up hill to Mt. Glorious for a nice long rest at the cafe, and then rode all the way home. My legs felt fine but my left shoulder (the one I usually crash on) was aching really badly for the last 10km.

I also once rode from London to Pisa, via Amsterdam (trained it between Mainz and Munich) for a total of just over 2000km, but that took more than a day.
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Old 05-15-02, 05:05 AM   #25
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Montreal to Scarborough its about a 1,000 k
Hate to bust your bubble, but, unless you went via Timmins and Moose Factory, Montreal to greater Toronto is less than 600km, closer to 500km, actually. I know, I used to drive that route regularily, often on dily round trips. 1000km is more like Toronto to Chicago.
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