Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling Do you enjoy centuries, double centuries, brevets, randonnees, and 24-hour time trials? Share ride reports, and exchange training, equipment, and nutrition information specific to long distance cycling. This isn't for tours, this is for endurance events cycling

Longest Single Day Bike Ride.

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Old 07-19-06, 11:49 PM
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120 miles. Many years ago on a Schwinn Ten Speed. I'm thinking, at 52, it's time to top that!
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Old 07-20-06, 09:20 PM
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I did Toronto-Niagara Falls ,return, a couple of weeks a go in 16.5 hours for a total of 400 km... I did take a couple of detours near lake Erie and also lost a bit of time trying to exit Hamilton, accidently took the highway... it was a good ride.
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Old 07-20-06, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by oilfreeandhappy
120 miles. Many years ago on a Schwinn Ten Speed. I'm thinking, at 52, it's time to top that!
I think that's a great idea! I would love to do a distance like that.
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Old 07-24-06, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ericgu
203 miles in 12 hours, this coming Saturday (STP 2006).
209 Miles at this year's STP (5 miles from the start). 13 hours saddle time taking it easy...
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I don't know about miles, because I didn't have a computer way back then, but I was on the bike for 12 hours....
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Old 07-24-06, 08:07 PM
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I did 101.21 miles Sunday in about 9 hours. That's 162.5 kilometers. ...Yeah, sounds better when I say it in kilometers.
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Old 07-26-06, 01:22 AM
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300 km (186 mi) in 12.5 hours.
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Old 08-02-06, 04:52 PM
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204 miles in ~11.5 hours last year. next year, i'm hoping to cut a bit more time off of that, but we'll see
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162.5 a couple of weeks ago at the Ride Across INdiana (www.rainride.org). 12:23 total with 9:53 in the saddle. It was 95 degrees with about 90% humidity that day....lovely
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130 miles, 11 hours, on a singlespeed. Next week I am riding (on a geared bike) from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia - around 350 miles. Hoping I can do around 200 a day....
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207 (mostly flat) miles in 14 hours overall (including stops) - but this was back in 1979.

Did a century last year. One metric so far this year and have entered two "imperial" centuries in the coming months. Want to try 200k and 300k next year.
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Old 08-04-06, 07:56 AM
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206 miles, Seattle to Portland. Once solo and once on our tandem.
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My longest is 206. I've done four 200 mile rides this year. Three of them had increasing amounts of vertical gain. One was a flat 200. In other words, there are easy doubles and harrrrd doubles. For me the vertical is the real cruncher. Tomorrow early I'm pre riding a 300K brevet of 190 miles and 11,500 feet with a patch of gravel about 10 miles going over one pass. I'm new to randonneur events and enjoy longer rides. However, more vertical is a huge challenge for me.
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100.1k=62.2 mi, today! Riding time 4:35, but total time was a leisurely 5:30 with plenty of excuses to go around - including my first zero-mph crash (pulled the rear wheel sideways in the dropouts accelerating from a stoplight about 2k into the trip. "Nice start."), a shop stop due to having packed drinks for a 50k Sunday excursion and little to eat (the trip grew in the riding; I felt excellent throughout), and having to stop and take off my backpack if I wanted to drink/eat/look at the map. I need that handlebar bag.

Previous longest ride was 64.9k/40.3mi from last Monday's abortive half-century attempt, cut short by a loose crank.

My ride was a singlespeed (64" gear) MTB assembled from miscellaneous parts, wearing treaded 1.75's, but my recently acquired road bike is a pair of pedals away from relegating Dumpster Limited back to grocery duty.
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204 miles in 12 hours.
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200 miles in 14 hours.
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Today, 128miles = 206km in 8:10 saddle, 9:45 real time.


I need to find a way to cut out the section on MD-2 - there's no shade on it in the afternoon heading north and it just kills me.
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192 miles on a Rivendell SS during a hilly 300K brevet this year.
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i just pulled 135 miles Monday, 215 kilometre, from Seattle to Snoqualmie pass and back, including about 35 miles of that on trails and gravel. a great ride. saw signs and markers for what was likely papawizo's 300k randonneur event from this weekend.... can't say if that was my longest ride, though....
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Still don't "get" this thread

All days are 24 hours long, so how can someone have a "longest single day" bike ride?

I mean, the day still start and ends in 24hours........

I guess this might be something to "think" about your next ride.
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Old 08-08-06, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard Cranium
All days are 24 hours long, so how can someone have a "longest single day" bike ride?

I mean, the day still start and ends in 24hours........

I guess this might be something to "think" about your next ride.
The insertion of an itty-bitty hyphen should overcome your semantic issues, as in:

"single-day bike ride"
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Originally Posted by SaltoDeAgua
Btw, what does bonked mean?
Bonk: Total exhaustion caused by lack of sufficient food during a long race or ride.
http://www.internationalcycling.com/glossary.shtml

A bonk is when you run out of gas, basically.
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My longest day mileage wise was 143 in Big Sur. Longest time in Saddle distanced 119 miles due to the fact it was in the mountains.
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Long time ago I did 102 as part of the cycle across Maryland tour. I have been biking on and off over the years. Yesterday i did a great loop - 94 miles on a montain bike. I need to get a road bike

http://gelstoncafe.com/downloads/Tem...iles/aug12.jpg I think the route looks a little like kentucky!

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