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Greatest # of consecutive days of riding?

Old 01-10-06, 03:16 PM
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Greatest # of consecutive days of riding?

Lookng back on the past year I found the most number of days I rode without a day off was 12. Most runs are in the 3-5 range, though. But I bet a lot of you guys have gone more days without a break. What's your record?
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Probably several dozen days. But its not really a fair comparision as most days, especially Sunday, I will go for about a nice and very easy ~5mi ride in the late evening in my neighborhood with my wife, kind of a post dinner walk type of thing. So I commute to work every work day, go for a club ride on Saturdays and have very rarely missed a Sunday post dinner cruise.
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Old 01-10-06, 03:27 PM
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I probably haven't gone more than a week consecutively. I'm sorry my little macca, but I am involved in a lot more activities besides cycling

In the RoadBikeRider.com Newsletter, there was a guy interviewed who has had 4,387 consecutive rides to date. http://www.roadbikerider.com/226s.htm
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when i was a brand new cyclist... i'm sure i went longer.... (but shorter distances) but i learned quickly that i needed time off, too.... so all summer/fall it was pretty much 6 days a week.... i almost always took friday's off.... that got me rested for whatever torture i had planned for saturday and sunday.....
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Rarely more that 5 or so. As mentioned, I know my body needs time to recover so even if I do ride more days in a row, there's easy recreational rides in there and those are sparatic at best.
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Old 01-10-06, 04:26 PM
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recently, 15. but in my early 20's... probably around 40.
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Nine (for 2005). From Missoula, MT to The Dalles, OR. About 500 miles. But most of it was downhill except for that bit outside Clarkston, WA called Alpowa Summit . Hot, steep and long. 2000 feet gain in 12 miles with one place for shade at 103 F. We deserved the downhills!

Oh, and that was carrying 55 pounds of gear.
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yep, 2.
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about 350, set in 2005

rode 361 days in 2005
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I've got a streak of 10 going right now. For some reason the new year really motivated me this year.

A couple of those have only been 12 miles, and one of the 12 mile days was done just to keep the streak alive. It probably would have been smarter to take that day off. I hope something beyond my control ends the streak because I don't feel like ending it myself.
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9 days.
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Originally Posted by woof
Lookng back on the past year I found the most number of days I rode without a day off was 12. Most runs are in the 3-5 range, though. But I bet a lot of you guys have gone more days without a break. What's your record?
I dunno, maybe 6 or 7. But I consider that about as useless a statistic as average speed . . .
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Old 01-11-06, 06:28 PM
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6 days - across Washington State, 400 miles, 20,000 feet of elevation. Interesting experience. Otherwise two's and three's but not all that often.
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24 days during the peak time of last season.
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i ride somesort of bike everyday. I rode 50+ a day for 8 or so days once (at a hard pace). I burned out
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Probably 100+ days many, many, many years ago. These days not more than 2 straight
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I dont really rember a day not riding for quite a while....
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Old 01-12-06, 01:45 AM
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Probably about 40-50 days ... but I haven't done that since I started Randonneuring. I need the rest days now!!
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I am currently on 22 days. I believe rest days are a must but getting on your bike for a 1 hour spin in your lowest gear is a great way too loosen up and aid recovery.

Mo phat why are you on this forum?
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Old 01-12-06, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka
Probably about 40-50 days ... but I haven't done that since I started Randonneuring. I need the rest days now!!
Randonneuring is for girls

[Edit] and Rowan [/edit]
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Originally Posted by macca123
Mo phat why are you on this forum?
Because I love you.
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Old 01-12-06, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by jock
Randonneuring is for girls
Then why were only 6% of the participants on the Paris-Brest-Paris female?

I wish there were more girls in Randonneuring!!
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Old 01-12-06, 11:34 AM
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i usually always take a day off during the week. but i guess over the summer, i've probably gone a couple of weeks straight.
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Old 01-12-06, 12:04 PM
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I usually don't keep track. The longest on record is an 8-day tour.
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