How many miles have you gone in one single day?
Not very many, because I'm just starting to train for long distance riding.
I think maybe 35 at one time ever. Hoping by next season I can get a century or two in.
Originally Posted by soze
somewhere around 75
394 miles in one 24-hour period (although it was over the course of 2 calendar days). I'm in total awe of the guys who can top 450. The winner at the Michigan 24-hour this year, which is a hilly course and was run in brutally hot weather, rode 470.2. God-like, I say.
106 so far ...
cdale r700, r3000, centurion accordo
Distance to my parents house. Took 6 hours.
Last edited by Portis; 09-09-06 at 08:26 PM.
My longest ride was just on sunday, rode from Toronto to Niagara falls then back to Toronto in 11 hours and 40 minutes with an average speed of 30 km/h. The total distance was 322km (200 miles).
Was that for the hairshirt? Congratulations! 11:40 is good timeOriginally Posted by Ill Mitch
252 mi in 23.25 hours.
250 + the bonus miles for a navigation error
My longest 24 hour period was 257 miles in doing a 400K brevet. Took 23:10. I still don't believe I did it.
252 miles on a 400k brevet in 19 hours, starting at 7:00 am Saturday morning and finishing at 2:00 am Sunday morning.
only 66 miles. but do i get any points for fixed gear. those are the only two bikes i have right now!
i tell myself when i hit 10,000 miles, i'll treat myself to a geared custom. i'm at 3000 and change now
". . .a striped jersey under his jacket; bared calves (outside the bicycle track); cap pushed back; feet in a false position on the pedals; a barking horn, a disorderly appearance, an always-dry tongue, and a definite fondness for wine merchants. . ."
Right now, 10 1/2 hours going 108 miles, with a semi-bonk. Not sure if it was a true bonk, but I was going for a double-metric+ but had to cut the ride short because I was in such agony in my shoes, and even when I was climbing speedbumps I couldn't break 3.5 mph.
Yeah, I'd say anything <5mph to climb a speed bump qualifies as bonked!Originally Posted by john bono
Specialized Allez Pro '06
Specialized Sirrus Elite '05
I did a century (OK it was a metric century) for a charity ride last year. I also rode the 2 miles from my house to where the event started, so I did about 66 miles total that day. I'm not dying to do a real century, but may want to some day.
250 km = 156 miles
I used to go out for 6 hour+ rides on the weekends in high school... I didn't have a comp, but if you figure 14mph average(I was probably closer to 16 mph!), I was riding over 80 miles a day .... I covered a LOT of ground in those days!!! I miss my hometown in the mountains. *sighs nostalgically*
The most I've done in one day recently (with a comp to measure it) was 45 miles last Sunday, when I was going to go for a 'short' ride 'just to stretch my legs a bit' .... I didn't want to stop then!
Hopefully by the end of summer I'll be able to hit 1000 miles in a month and meet Machka's challenge!
I did 100 on June 24th and that was my longest. Prior to that my longest was 64.
109 miles. I didn't know it was that far at the time. It was just a route I decided to take that day. I tried it again the next week and bonked.
I guess I better not pre-plan those huffs. Ignorance is bliss...
The night before yesterday, I decided to get up early and try a long distance ride. Prior to yesterday the longest ride I'd done was about 30 miles. I wasn't sure how long my planned route was, so I had a hard time planning it in the saddle. Turns out it was 85 miles, and I was home after about five and a half hour.
The hardest part was the ten miles from 20 to 30. I saw this huge climb coming and decided to stop for a snack and drink before. When I started the climb I thought "oh man, this is hard" and halfway up I was about ready to give up and go home, but I persevered and made it to the top. After a drink I routine checked my wheels, and found out the back brake was scraping.
I guess I hit the adjustment lever when I parked at the bottom of the climb. It was irritating as hell at first, but then it became my motivation. I made that hellish climb with brakes on, so I'll make this whole ride, I kept telling myself when I felt tired.
It was a great experience, challenging for the body as well as the mind. I know I'll be doing more of long distance riding.
now the farthest I will go is around 75
"Advantages Must Be Pressed, Disadvantages Must Be Overcome"
600 km = 373 miles within 24 hours (Mersey Roads 24 hr TT a few years ago) but over a weekend. I didn't aim for it but that's what they told me I did.
The old hands said that 300 miles was a respectable 24 hr TT distance for a woman and 350 for a man. I'm all for equal rights, I was aiming for 300!