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Longest Single Day Bike Ride.

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Old 07-01-06, 05:23 PM
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109...maybe a few extra points for doing it on a hardtail MB!
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Old 07-01-06, 07:52 PM
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Did that 106 in May with RPC180
then the next weekend, the same 106, but .... FIXED... it was brutal!!!!

The nice "long' ride this year was the "longest day". On the solstice we took a few urban commuter folks on a 1/2 century ride on MUP's with their hybrids and beaters. Had fun, kept them hydrated and feeling good the whole time. Since there was swimming during a break in the ride, can we call it a dualatholon?

btw: last spring, I could not ride due to an injured hand. So in late june, I started training for the seagull century. squeaked in just under 6 hrs w rest stops and in the rain the whole time, it was sweet!

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My longest was somewhere in the range of 130-150 miles. I basically just set out to ride around town one night on my MTB and ended up going to Lake Ontario which is 25+ miles north and then 40+/- miles west into Niagara County along the seaway trail and back again. My goal that night became Niagara Falls but I turned back. Took me from David Letterman's TOP TEN to 9:?? in the morning to complete. Great ride, especially return. I rode with my head tucked down the entire trip home just to save energy ..think that really helped.
This year I'd like to try making my way to Watkins Glen which is almost right at 200 miles round trip.
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128 miles with 137 coming up in two weeks
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Old 07-02-06, 01:31 AM
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Old 07-02-06, 09:53 AM
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125 miles. By October, that'll be 210. Double century planned and training for.
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My longest day was 402 miles in 20 hours during a RAAM qualifier in Illinois.
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Old 07-02-06, 05:55 PM
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Was that for the hairshirt? Congratulations! 11:40 is good time
Yea it was, and I set the record for being the youngest rider to do that well , I plan on doing it in less then 11 hours next year.
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Old 07-03-06, 04:46 PM
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128 miles in around 26 hours. This was with a 22 pound backpack and a thirty-two pound bike loaded with about ten pounds of additional gear. I set out to do an overnighter on my old steel frame mountain bike which is now built up for paved bike trail duty. Most of the trek was to follow a relatively flat bike path which follows the Jordan river from near the Great Salt Lake to Utah Lake boat harbor where I would camp.

I left home in Bountiful Utah around 11:00 AM and got to the camp spot around 10:30 PM. It was the longest ride I had ever done up to that point by a large margin. The mosquitos were so bad that I could not sleep and I failed to pack a mosquito net. But I was so hot after riding that distance I could not stay in the sleeping bag and sleep. I was sweating really bad in the bag even though it was only about a fourty degree bag and I had it zipped up all around my head and face to keep as many mosquitos out as possible. After laying down for about three hours and having about two hundred mosquito bites the water sprinklers came on and I had to pick up everything real fast and run out into the parking lot. I was so feed up with the mosquitos that I packed everything up and took off home about 2:00 AM.

I was so tired but now it was cool and even though I couldn't see were I was going except for the painted line down the center of the road I picked my way back closer in to town were there started to be a few street lights. I rode all night in the cool air until about sunrise and then I just died. I lied down on the side of the road in a empty parking lot and sleep for about an hour. Then the sun came up and I felt better after the rest.

When I was about 15 miles from home I was seriously bonked and I didn't think that I would make it home but I just kept eating and drinking and taking short rest periods and moved along at a slow pace. It was torture but I finally got home.

Today I just got back from a similar trip but this time I used motel 6 and was about 15 pounds lighter gear wise. 12 pound backpack and nothing loaded on the bike except a tool kit that is maybe two pounds. Also in a little better shape. It was a lot better but this time the trip was only about 90 miles. Now if only I could lose some 40 odd pounds more of fat I could climb some hills.
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418 km in 23h55mn for my first 400 km Brevet last may.
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Old 07-05-06, 05:33 AM
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116 is my longest ride. I have done a handful of centuries, but I don't ever have the energy to break 120. I am sure that I could crawl along just to hit some certain mileage, but what's the point?
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i was thinkin' about it and if we say 24 hours, my longest in that period was around 115. but count it as 2 days really cause i slept my regular amount of sleep and got up early and did more ridin'. but i did like 60 one afternoon. then the next morning i rode around 55 or 60. this is really just 2 seperate rides though. i think 66 was the most in a more or less continuous ride.

all on fixed gear.
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Old 07-07-06, 10:18 AM
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217 miles in a 24 hour charity event. Saddle time was a bit over 18 hours. Can't even begin to tell you how much I ate over those 24 hours -- must have been 10,000+ calories!
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Old 07-07-06, 01:59 PM
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200 miles on the Davis Double in 2004
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My longest ride...

101.5 miles. It was supposed to be a century but I got a little lost.
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Old 07-08-06, 06:51 AM
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95 miles on a charity one a couple of years ago. Twas on a full susser tho, dunno if I could do it on a hardtail now.
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Well I just did 450 km in 16 h 10m.
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Old 07-08-06, 03:29 PM
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203 miles in 12 hours, this coming Saturday (STP 2006).
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126 im a bit over 8 hrs, a 205 planned for next month, wish me good fortune!
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I never tried to work the 24 hr angle before...Maybe I'll tack on a long recovery ride after this year's RAIN to augment my 24hr record....

In the last 19 years - 160 miles longest ride.
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Longest trike ride

My longest ride on my Catrike (3-wheel recumbent) was just over 300 km which I did last year. I am hoping I can do it again in August.
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Old 07-10-06, 08:34 AM
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Maybe 250 km for a Montreal to Ottawa trip...started around 8 am and didn't get there until past midnight.
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Old 07-10-06, 09:27 AM
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300 km for me. I've done several 100-110 mile rides, one or two 110-140 mile rides, but only one 187 mile ride earlier this spring.
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177 KM fully loaded touring ----- once filly loaded I did three 160km to 170km in conseculative days
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