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Longest Single Day Bike Ride.

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Old 06-29-06, 01:33 PM
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Longest Single Day Bike Ride.

How many miles have you gone in one single day?
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Old 06-29-06, 01:44 PM
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Not very many, because I'm just starting to train for long distance riding.

I think maybe 35 at one time ever. Hoping by next season I can get a century or two in.
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Old 06-29-06, 07:27 PM
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394 miles in one 24-hour period (although it was over the course of 2 calendar days). I'm in total awe of the guys who can top 450. The winner at the Michigan 24-hour this year, which is a hilly course and was run in brutally hot weather, rode 470.2. God-like, I say.
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106 so far ...
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113.5

Distance to my parents house. Took 6 hours.

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In one 24-hour period of time .... 442 kms (275 miles).
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Old 06-29-06, 09:40 PM
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My longest ride was just on sunday, rode from Toronto to Niagara falls then back to Toronto in 11 hours and 40 minutes with an average speed of 30 km/h. The total distance was 322km (200 miles).
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Originally Posted by Ill Mitch
My longest ride was just on sunday, rode from Toronto to Niagara falls then back to Toronto in 11 hours and 40 minutes with an average speed of 30 km/h. The total distance was 322km (200 miles).
Was that for the hairshirt? Congratulations! 11:40 is good time
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Old 06-30-06, 05:42 AM
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252 mi in 23.25 hours.
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250 + the bonus miles for a navigation error
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My longest 24 hour period was 257 miles in doing a 400K brevet. Took 23:10. I still don't believe I did it.
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252 miles on a 400k brevet in 19 hours, starting at 7:00 am Saturday morning and finishing at 2:00 am Sunday morning.
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only 66 miles. but do i get any points for fixed gear. those are the only two bikes i have right now!

i tell myself when i hit 10,000 miles, i'll treat myself to a geared custom. i'm at 3000 and change now
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Right now, 10 1/2 hours going 108 miles, with a semi-bonk. Not sure if it was a true bonk, but I was going for a double-metric+ but had to cut the ride short because I was in such agony in my shoes, and even when I was climbing speedbumps I couldn't break 3.5 mph.
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Originally Posted by john bono
Right now, 10 1/2 hours going 108 miles, with a semi-bonk. Not sure if it was a true bonk, but I was going for a double-metric+ but had to cut the ride short because I was in such agony in my shoes, and even when I was climbing speedbumps I couldn't break 3.5 mph.
Yeah, I'd say anything <5mph to climb a speed bump qualifies as bonked!
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I did a century (OK it was a metric century) for a charity ride last year. I also rode the 2 miles from my house to where the event started, so I did about 66 miles total that day. I'm not dying to do a real century, but may want to some day.
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Wow. You folks are amazing. My goal is to be able to do 100 miles by the end of the year. I really want to buy a touring bike next year. You are all inspirations to me!
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250 km = 156 miles
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I used to go out for 6 hour+ rides on the weekends in high school... I didn't have a comp, but if you figure 14mph average(I was probably closer to 16 mph!), I was riding over 80 miles a day .... I covered a LOT of ground in those days!!! I miss my hometown in the mountains. *sighs nostalgically*

The most I've done in one day recently (with a comp to measure it) was 45 miles last Sunday, when I was going to go for a 'short' ride 'just to stretch my legs a bit' .... I didn't want to stop then!

Hopefully by the end of summer I'll be able to hit 1000 miles in a month and meet Machka's challenge!
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I did 100 on June 24th and that was my longest. Prior to that my longest was 64.
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109 miles. I didn't know it was that far at the time. It was just a route I decided to take that day. I tried it again the next week and bonked.

I guess I better not pre-plan those huffs. Ignorance is bliss...
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The night before yesterday, I decided to get up early and try a long distance ride. Prior to yesterday the longest ride I'd done was about 30 miles. I wasn't sure how long my planned route was, so I had a hard time planning it in the saddle. Turns out it was 85 miles, and I was home after about five and a half hour.

The hardest part was the ten miles from 20 to 30. I saw this huge climb coming and decided to stop for a snack and drink before. When I started the climb I thought "oh man, this is hard" and halfway up I was about ready to give up and go home, but I persevered and made it to the top. After a drink I routine checked my wheels, and found out the back brake was scraping.

I guess I hit the adjustment lever when I parked at the bottom of the climb. It was irritating as hell at first, but then it became my motivation. I made that hellish climb with brakes on, so I'll make this whole ride, I kept telling myself when I felt tired.

It was a great experience, challenging for the body as well as the mind. I know I'll be doing more of long distance riding.
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122 miles.
now the farthest I will go is around 75
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600 km = 373 miles within 24 hours (Mersey Roads 24 hr TT a few years ago) but over a weekend. I didn't aim for it but that's what they told me I did.

The old hands said that 300 miles was a respectable 24 hr TT distance for a woman and 350 for a man. I'm all for equal rights, I was aiming for 300!
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