I realize this will vary from person to person, but what would you consider the maximum upper time limit for a ride without sleep? The reason I'm asking is I'm debating between two different goals for the end of this summer:
1. A 24 hour ride, where I plan a route that will take at least 24 hours, but provide me with several bailout points along the way should I reach my physical and / or time limit.
2. A 400 mile ride from Erie to the West Virginia border and back. At my current rate, I would figure this would take me 40 hours. I do hope to improve my average speed, but I don't know by how much I'll be able to do that. If I reached mental or physical exhaustion, I would allow for one night in a hotel / camping, but my goal would be to ride straight through. This was inspired by the Crush the Commonwealth (which I was in no shape to do last weekend)