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Longest Competitive Ride Ever?

Old 09-25-10, 02:33 PM
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Longest Competitive Ride Ever?

What is the longest someone has ever riden his bike at a competitive pase (17-22mph) for? I know in the tour and other Grande races they go nearly 150miles per day. Do people do more?
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3,000 miles all in one day. but in all seriousness 115 miles
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Milan-San Remo is roughly 300KM(190MI). ASAIK it's the longest pro-level race.
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Originally Posted by AndySchleckfan
What is the longest someone has ever riden his bike at a competitive pase (17-22mph) for? I know in the tour and other Grande races they go nearly 150miles per day. Do people do more?
Yes, people do much more. 24 hour time trials, for example, in which the top riders routinely cover close to 500 miles at over 20 mph. As long ago as 1967 Beryl Burton set a record (for both men and women) of 277 miles in 12 hours, which as you'll see is 23mph; and this has long been surpassed.
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Originally Posted by lovestoride
3,000 miles all in one day. but in all seriousness 115 miles
Are you serious?
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LOTOJA is a 205 mile road race from Logan, UT to Jackson, Wyoming. That's the longest one-day sanctioned road bike race that I am aware of.

Obviously there are 24-hour events and ultraendurance events, and there are a lot of people that could maintain 17-22mph for longer than 205 miles. I imagine many of the top RAAM riders relatively easily maintain 17mph-20mph for 24 hours straight -- they average 15-16mph accross the country over about a week, and that average speed includes time spent off the bike sleeping. 17mph isn't really a competitive pace in most circumstances.
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112 miles in a triathlon at 21.7 mph. Had to run a marathon when I got off the bike... The pros are significantly faster.
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RAAM is routinely 3,000 miles. Not done in pack format, but certainly still a race. And they pretty much go non-stop.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays
Are you serious?
i think he might have been talking about personally.
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112 miles in a triathlon at 21.7 mph. Had to run a marathon when I got off the bike... The pros are significantly faster.
Did my first century today and when I add in the miles to ride to and from the start itwas exactly 112 miles and all i thought to myself was "People swim 3 miles before this and run a marathon afterwards?"
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My pace wouldn't have been between 17 and 22 mph because I simply don't ride that fast, but the longest competitive event I've done was the UMCA 24-hour where I rode 287.3 miles (462.4 kms) in 24 hours.

https://www.machka.net/24hour/2006_UMCA24hour.htm


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UMCA (Ultra Marathon Cycling Association) website: https://www.ultracycling.com/
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Originally Posted by AndySchleckfan
What is the longest someone has ever riden his bike at a competitive pase (17-22mph) for? I know in the tour and other Grande races they go nearly 150miles per day. Do people do more?
Who defined 17-22mph as a competitive pace?
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Originally Posted by umd
Who defined 17-22mph as a competitive pace?
+1

to quote wikipedia (so it must be true )

The fastest Milan – San Remo over the usual course was in 1990. Gianni Bugno set 6h 25 m 06 seconds to win by 4 seconds over Rolf Gölz. This was an average of 45.8kmh (28.45mph). In 2006 , the peloton came close with a 6h 29 m 41s, won by Filippo Pozzato. The extremes of the race include 12h 24 m in 1910, in a snowstorm.
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