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Old 07-10-06, 03:27 PM
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93.36 miles wasn't trying to set a speed record @ 6 hours and 45 minutes.
I was aiming for Wisconsin from Chicago and did just that, but just missed
a century!!! Next time....
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143 miles at Big Sur, California.
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Old 07-10-06, 04:32 PM
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115 miles the longest, 24 miles with my dad saturday priceless
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my longest to date was about 3 weeks ago.
i rode my first century, alone, on a track bike.
it ended up being a little over 100 miles, (rt.50 outlets-my hotel room in ocean city MD.)
it was about 95 degres that day. it was my first time riding that far. other than that it has been about 50 or so in a day, (lots of hills though). wasnt really timing myself, or anything but it ended up being about 6 hours or so. i stopped and rested for a while around the 2/3 mark, because my buddy who was meeting me there was running a few hours late. so i basicly just slowed down a little (no point in getting there just to sit on the curb and wait for someone...)

anyway i plan on doing it again sometime ...maybe the next one i will try baltimore to philly.??
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Originally Posted by tscgod
my longest to date was about 3 weeks ago.
i rode my first century, alone, on a track bike.
it ended up being a little over 100 miles, (rt.50 outlets-my hotel room in ocean city MD.)
it was about 95 degres that day.
fixed gear on a 95 degree day! you're a hero! a crazy hero!!!
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296miles off road. It actually took 25hours at a 24 hour race in Spokane Washington a while back. (i like to call it 300 because I know I rode around a little before and after the race.)
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206 miles ~14hrs

LOTOJA (Logan to Jackson)
This yearly race is on the saturday after Labor day. It starts in Logan Utah, cuts the south east corner of Idaho and ends in Jackson Wyoming. Climb three mountain passes along the way.
Top finishers do it in well under 10 hours!
My first time last year was a very long day due to continuous rain punctuated by falling snow at the top of the first pass.
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51.9 miles last Thursday. I just started riding in May and I'm training for my first century, coming up in mid-August. I'm planning on 57 miles this Thursday and then increasing my long ride mileage by 10% each week until I get up in the 70's. Hopefully that will get me ready for the 100 miles!
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300 miles at Ring of Fire - fixed. (Water bottle was frozen when I finished.)
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Old 07-12-06, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by brunop
only 66 miles. but do i get any points for fixed gear. those are the only two bikes i have right now!
for me it's 60 mi, on a singlespeed that I wished was running its usual fixed gear. Next time, none of that silly coasting! (Or a bike with multiple gears, currently being built up.)
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It's funny this thread came up. When I was 29, I rode a century on a mountain bike, with no training, in the summer, on NY city streets in about 10 hours. Pretty slow and pretty tiring, but I did it with platform pedals, and no special equipment or cycling clothes, of any kind.

I am now 36. I was invited to the "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn Invitational Century", which is 32 laps around Prospect Park (3.2 miles) in 6 hours or less (the park closes at 1 a.m.). I trained a little bit, but I'm used to 30-mile rides on my Specialized Allez Comp, with reduced-spoke wheels, and eggbeater clipless pedals. Very much unlike the first time I rode a century.

I bonked at 70 miles. What an interesting feeling. I was just helpless. It wasn't that I couldn't continue, it was more like my legs had nothing left in them. All I could do was go slow and think of eating food. When it became mathematically impossible for my to hit 100 miles before the park closed, and I'd been lapped by the field twice, I decided to call it quits and eat some food.

That was some of the best food I've ever had. I felt like I was high on food.

Gotta train! I really don't want to get old.
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105 miles was the idea but I can never go anywere without getting lost. I think I went about 10 miles out of the way. Btw, what does bonked mean?
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Old 07-13-06, 02:12 PM
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I did about 75 miles in one day in 1974

I did 68 miles on 10/10/2004.

I did 62 miles this year on the Tour de Cure.

I will do 100 miles on September 10th in the Philadelphia area (if I don't do it sooner) after at least one more metric next month in Lancaster.

In case I can get extra credit for weight, for my two metrics so far I have weighed over 300. I will probably be over 300 for my next one. I plan to be below 300 for the century.

For my ride in 1974, I was 17 and weighed about 150... I am more than twice the man I was then!
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Newbie to distance riding.

Hi everyone. I'm not that new to biking but I am getting more serious with my biking this year that's for sure. Ever since I installed a comp on new bike (which is new but in storage for 10 yrs -.- I have clocked a total of 679.45 kms (as off tonight) since I installed my comp on May 18/2006.

My longest one day ride (not all at once as I was shopping and such) to date was on July 8/2006 with the following data:

DST: 64.922 km
AVS: 15.2 km
TM: 04:15:51 (Time moving H/M/S)
MXS: 75.4 kph (carry over from before and no I did not go that break neck speed that day ^__^
ODO: 606.05 km

On a custom built bike with 26" x 2.1 fat knobs (yah I know I should get inverted ones but who's going to pay for them. -.-; ) and a Schwinn 10/12 or 13 fuction comp. at Canadian Tire. I'll edit this later whenI find the unit for accuracy.

Anyways, just my contribution to the question.


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I have to revise my post above....I did 64 miles yesterday.
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in 2005 I took a wrong turn and went 208.35 during the Grand Tour....
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Sunday, 206 miles in one day from Seattle to Portland. Not bad for a 51 year old one legged guy!
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I meant Saturday...oops
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202 in the LA Wheelman Grand Tour Lowland Double. I highly recommend this ride for anyone wanting to do his/her first double next year!
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60 miles so far, being a college studnet not a lot of time to ride

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220 miles in 19 hours, but that was 10 years ago.
165 miles in 15 hours last year.
130 miles in 10.5 hours on singlespeed two years ago.
75 miles in 5 hours fixed last year.

Man, I need to get out on my bike this year.
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179.5 miles
sunrise to sunset
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Just finished a double century in 11:45 ride time (12:24 total time) a couple of weeks ago.
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Wow, some of you guys are just plain wacked! After some those kind of miles I read above I would of had to have a butt transplant!!!!

The longest ride I did, which I did 3 times, was 158 of a blend of about 1/3 flat desert and beach and 2/3 mountains in about 10 hours when I was in my very late 40's. The ride was from Bakersfield CA to Santa Barbara CA.
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Today I rode 86 miles - but it seemed like a 120.. Mostly because the heat index was 102. I have, ridden 256, and as much as 290 in a single day, as most 24 hour rides involve two days.
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