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Old 07-09-11, 01:43 PM   #1
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Longest Distance you ridden non stop

What is the Longest Distance you ridden non stop in an entire day?

How did you prepare and how were you feeling after that ride?

Would you do again again?

how long did it take you? cheers
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Old 07-10-11, 12:30 AM   #2
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Maybe 35 miles. What's the point in not stopping?
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160km
Sooner or later you gotta refill the water bottles and make more room for the water.
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You need to define "stop". Are you counting stopping at red lights or stop signs? Bathroom breaks? Meals? And is one day 24 hours or midnight-to-midnight?
So depending on how you define it, the answer probably ranges from 20 miles or so to 256 miles. On the low end, it's hard to say, as I don't reset my odometer everytime my foot touches the ground.
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I assume you mean without stopping for more than a few minutes to fill your water, get food, use the facilities and such. On that basis, I've done what most rando riders have done, 400k in a day (sometimes as part of a 600k or 1000k multi-day ride).

I'd like to shoot for 400 miles in a day next year, but it's still a lofty goal for the moment.
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A double century, assuming rest stops and flat tire fixes are allowed in your wonderings. For completely non-stop, not-even-foot-on-the-ground, 46 miles.
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The answers i am getting are like what i was considering.

You are allowed to do a long ride with the odd stop in it, as in 2 minutes or so, or to for for a pee break etc.
but if the break is over like 10 minutes then consider it a separate ride.

Really I just was curious what the longest people can ride without taking a break of any kind?

is really more healthy to stop vs keep going non stop and just eat and drink on bike

if doing 200km non stop as the top racers do, then does that mean what they are doing is unhealthy?
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540 k in a little under 17 hours including 4 fiveminute stops.
Very large group, really not such a big deal. Felt fine at the end and rode my bike home from the finish.
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Well, personally, I'm not going to stop because it'd be unhealthy not to, but I'll stop if I feel like stopping. My long rides are mostly randonneuring, and as long as you meet your cutoff times, there's no penalty for stopping, so no reason to punish yourself by trying to ride nonstop unnecessarily. The exception to the randonneuring has been one 12-hour race, and there, I was uncompetitive in the first place, so it didn't much matter how I worked the details, a few minutes one way or the other wouldn't really affect much.
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Really I just was curious what the longest people can ride without taking a break of any kind?
Sue Notorangelo rode nearly 200 miles at the Spenco 500 mile race - back in 1986 without getting off her bike. It has been assumed by those in attendance that since it was raining that it made very little difference as to whether a nature break occurred while she continued to ride.

I have ridden several dozen "century" rides non-stop. Most recently - as of (2003 CC Challenge) - I believe I went the first 200 miles with out putting a foot down. (many of us agreed to pee from the bike at the same time on a slight down hill)

I would imagine there will be yet even more queer remarks coming.........
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if doing 200km non stop as the top racers do, then does that mean what they are doing is unhealthy?
The main difference between the top (professional) racers and the majority of us is that when they do the race, the have a full support from their team cars with food and drink deliveries and sometimes a bike maintenance without stopping (I have seen on one of early stage of TdF a chain lubrication done by service guy while the racer was still running). Even in their case, they do stops for wheel or bike exchange sometimes more than once a stage. In case of normal bikers, we have to stop to refuel after certain period of time, it just depends on the distance.

So it is more a definition or better to say personal assumption about the break duration that makes the counting closed. Having that linked to feet not touching the ground might be too rigorous for most of bikers and could lead to curiosity and danger. I normally count a ride from leaving home till the moment of return (or stopping for sleeping) as one ride. If I go again same day, it is another ride. If I go for an event on the bike, might split into two/three rides to have the event recorder separatelly.

It is more an individual decision, how to count that and just follow.
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Back in '08, my first leg of the Rocky Mountain 1200k (BC/Alberta) was 445k: Kamloops to Jasper. I did stop for controls, meals, bio-breaks, etc, but no more than an hour at a time. Left Kamloops at 10 pm, got to Jasper at 830 pm.

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I've done a double century with rest stops. The longest I've ridden without getting off the bike to eat or use the bathroom is probably 25 miles.

When I'm doing long rides my body is much happier when I get off the bike for a little break every couple of hours. Just 5-10 minutes will give enough time for my legs and rear to recover so that they feel pretty good when I get back on the bike.
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I have learned to eat, drink, and stand and pedal while riding.
40-45 miles is easy for me.
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I may get a back-of-the saddle 2-bottle rack. If I do, I might see if I could go 100k without touching the ground. But honestly... A bottle an hour (at a minimum), plus food (or food-like substances such as gels), plus bio breaks (if you're not having them, you're not drinking enough), and it makes it difficult to go too terribly far without stopping for a few minutes.
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Initially in perfect weather I can go up to 60 flat miles before getting off the bike, then the trips get shorter and shorter. Usually after 100-120 miles I have to get off the bike every 15-20 miles for at least a couple of min. On hilly, cold or hot rides the distances are much shorter between brakes.
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Sue Notorangelo rode nearly 200 miles at the Spenco 500 mile race - back in 1986 without getting off her bike. It has been assumed by those in attendance that since it was raining that it made very little difference as to whether a nature break occurred while she continued to ride.

I have ridden several dozen "century" rides non-stop. Most recently - as of (2003 CC Challenge) - I believe I went the first 200 miles with out putting a foot down. (many of us agreed to pee from the bike at the same time on a slight down hill)

I would imagine there will be yet even more queer remarks coming.........
I believe that Seana Hogan mastered that skill (as best a woman can) as well.

I've done 500 mile races without getting off the bike. Having a follow vehicle to hand you food and water is quite beneficial for not having to stop.
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71 miles with one 3 minute stop to get an energy bar down. The ride took 4 hours and 34 minutes.
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I've gone over 100 miles without getting off the bike. Wouldn't want to do that nowadays, sometimes you have to slow down to go faster
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45 miles of continuous pedaling until I just *had* to pee. sorry, not into the let-it-rip-into-your-shorts scene
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163 miles this year in RAIN. Lead pack did briefly get held at a stoplight where we all peed before the light changed. All water/nutrition handoffs were "on-the-fly".
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195 miles only stopping to eat, drink or to use my camera or a map or the bathroom.
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77 miles, 4600 ft of climbing, in 4 hrs and 4 mins. Got off the bike once at the 55 mile mark to fill water bottles from a waiting source. Total time off bike was under 90 seconds.

Cramped horribly at the 60 mile mark, could not bend back at all. Last 17 miles in pain, ticking off the .1 mile marks on the cycle computer. Worst part was it was mostly downhill for those last 17, and I could not bend to reduce impact of nasty head wind. Could barely walk when I got to the end.

And I would do it all again tomorrow.
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Last year I managed 85km without setting a foot down, riding by myself. Just last week I managed to do 100km without stopping, but I was with someone else who helped pull me along. I was definitely at the absolute limit of my abilities for that one. For the long rides, I typically stop every 50-60km for 10-15 minutes, depending on how I feel.
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You need to define "stop". Are you counting stopping at red lights or stop signs? Bathroom breaks? Meals? And is one day 24 hours or midnight-to-midnight?
So depending on how you define it, the answer probably ranges from 20 miles or so to 256 miles. On the low end, it's hard to say, as I don't reset my odometer everytime my foot touches the ground.
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