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Old 08-14-06, 03:01 PM   #101
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315 km (195 mi) two years ago, for which I had trained the whole spring, and that went surprisingly well.
Two days ago I did precisely 100 mi, but that was in the Alps and there was 3300 m total climb (11000 ft), and I was really happy to get to the top of the last pass.
I have always dreamed of long distances, but in reality I'm not sure I will be able to go beyond these 300 km. We'll see next winter if I have the strenght to keep training.
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Old 08-14-06, 10:33 PM   #102
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225 miles (got a little lost at the beginning of a double century).
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Old 08-19-06, 09:38 PM   #103
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400K in about 16 hours.
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Old 08-21-06, 06:21 PM   #104
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125 miles. From Badwater in Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in Owens Valley.
Ended up with the most painful butt I have ever experienced on a bike.
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Old 08-22-06, 10:58 AM   #105
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In April, I did the MS150 and did 100 miles on day one and 62 miles on day two. For everday commuting, I do a 25 mile roundtrip and ride a 50 miler every Saturday.

I am in the process of having a friend restore an old Novara Randonee so I can take up long distance cycling and join a local group here to complete some brevets next season. For now, I will keep the distances I have, work on increasing my overall speed and begin training for next year's MS150. One ride I am looking forward to is the "Conquer the Coast" ride in Corpus Christi. It is a 65 mile ride with an 18 mile time trial thrown in the middle of the route!

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Old 09-06-06, 08:22 AM   #106
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Old 09-06-06, 02:35 PM   #107
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My wife and I did 110km on Friday (Actually I did 120km because of the commute)
Started 3pm and finished 12:15 - 6:30 riding time with a break for dinner.

Fully loaded panniers for my wife - tent, blankets, pillows, etc. and on a mountain bike. Her previous best was 56km last weekend and 34km the weekend before... other than that, a 6km ride to the lake once or twice a week. Proud of her - we'd brought the tent etc. in case we had to stop (going to her mums house) but she managed the whole thing in one go.
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Old 09-09-06, 07:19 PM   #108
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In 1974 on my way back to New England from California we ran out of money somewhere around Hazard, KY. We spent the last of our cash on 2 half gallons of milk, two loaves of bread and as many bunches of bananas as we could afford, got up at 4 am and rode for 23 straight hours to where my friend was going to college in Roanoke, VA. The circuitous route we took through the Appalachians with fully loaded panniers and camping equipment was a little more than 300 miles. All I remember is getting there at 3am and my friend's college roommates getting us stoned and feeding us melba cheese sandwiches and beer until we passed out and slept for 2 days.

I now ride from my home near Boston to my home in the Berkshires, a total of 140 miles, at least 3 or 4 times each year. It can take me anywhere from 8-11 hours to do this depending on how fit I am and what the weather is like (and whether I do the ride from east to west or vice versa). But nothing will ever compare with that ride.
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Old 09-09-06, 07:31 PM   #109
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I have only gone back to riding for just over a year. My longest is only(compared to some others here) 80 miles about a month ago. But I have gone over 60 miles 5 or 6 times since the beginning of April.
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Old 09-09-06, 08:45 PM   #110
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In one 24-hour period of time .... 442 kms (275 miles).



UPDATE: Make that ... 462.4 kms (287.3 miles) in one 24-hour period of time.
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Old 09-09-06, 09:42 PM   #111
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117 miles in 6 hours and 39 minutes. My first Century!!! I was hoping for a better time, but the course was rolling hills throughout.
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Old 09-10-06, 08:54 PM   #112
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320 miles in 23 hours on the first day of this year's BMB. From the start to the Rouses Point control for some shut-eye.
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Old 09-11-06, 07:12 PM   #113
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114 miles on a Walmart mountain bike. Possibly a new world record for a Walmart bike. Possibly a 2nd world record for lowest MPH during a century.

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I can finally post something here... This past weekend I rode my cyclocross bike 206.43 miles, 99.35 miles on Saturday and 106.08 miles on Sunday. Saturday was the first ever century (mostly flat with some rolling hills), and Sunday was of course the second (more hilly with some flat sections). These rides were part of the MS 150 tour, cenutry option both days. Total ride time (not including rest stops) was 11:34, average speed was 17.80 mph (first day average 18.14 mph). Prior to last weekend was about 78 miles on my mountain bike. I think I'll be looking for more century rides to do in the future.

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Old 09-13-06, 01:21 PM   #115
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My longest was 125 miles on my fixed gear bike, but hopefully once I get a touring bike I can top that.
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Old 09-13-06, 04:19 PM   #116
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167 miles 11:30 as of 2 weeks ago.
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Old 09-13-06, 05:00 PM   #117
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tomoroww im riding 62 miles. im going to be hurting after words, considering i just started road biking the other day.
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Old 09-15-06, 08:17 PM   #118
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203, Seattle to Portland when it was officially only 192 miles, but with the ride to the start. I did the official distance in just over 10 hours. That was 20 years ago. In more recent times, 105 just this weekend in the NYC Century over 8 hours of stop and go riding through the streets of NYC. I'm shooting for another STP in 2007, but I doubt in 10 hours.
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Old 09-17-06, 09:37 AM   #119
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252 miles on a 400k brevet. Suffered with a saddle sore that wouldn't quit. But...did the miles.
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Old 09-18-06, 08:04 AM   #120
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C&O canal, 2006: 188 miles on dirt but it was flat.....and long. Ride time-13.5hrs., entire trip time-16 hours.
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Old 09-18-06, 04:18 PM   #121
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Just took up cycling for the first time in 40 yrs and I did 6 centuries so far this yr with a long of 160 miles. I'm really getting into this distance thing. I have not yet quite figured out the appeal but I've been bitten for sure!
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Most I ever did in one day was 262km. Most of it was the long course of the Montauk Century in '05 (145 miles, IIRC), followed by a ride out to the lighthouse and back to where we stayed overnight.
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The most miles I've ever done in one day is 300. It was the Grand Tour Highland route this past June. I was on the bike for 18.5 hours, long day.

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106 miles, NYC Century Ride this year. It took me...longer than it should have, though I blame my undertrained friend on a singlespeed for that
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Just took up cycling for the first time in 40 yrs and I did 6 centuries so far this yr with a long of 160 miles. I'm really getting into this distance thing. I have not yet quite figured out the appeal but I've been bitten for sure!
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