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what's your highest mileage in one day?

Old 03-14-13, 01:42 PM
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what's your highest mileage in one day?

so my personal best was just over 70, and I was beat. I tried to get to 100 but really just couldn't, and never tried again after. But I can do 60 consistently without feeling a thing, so it's so weird. How do you guys get up there? Anybody get to 100 without passing out?
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Train, pace, eat, drink.
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so my personal best was just over 70, and I was beat. I tried to get to 100 but really just couldn't, and never tried again after. But I can do 60 consistently without feeling a thing, so it's so weird. How do you guys get up there? Anybody get to 100 without passing out?
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110, its helps to do a century ride though with food stops.

The most I usually go solo is 60-65.
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152 miles

Edit: got hit by a car at mile 108. Made the next few miles easy with an adrenaline rush, and the last 30 blow massively.
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228 miles. I had more in me, at least 250 miles, but I had to drive a van to support my daughter during the night. She rode 355 miles, but not technically in one day. However it was in 24 hours and she won the woman's division of that 24-hour race. She was 18 YO at the time.
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I recently did my longest ride ever of 73 miles. I'd previously done some rides in the 60-65 mile range, and a lot of rides in the fiftyish range. I intentionally kept my pace down several mph under what I knew I could really do. At the 64 mile point, which was the planned ride, I had plenty of oomph left, so I rode the additional 9 miles home. The key was pacing myself and maintaining a moderate touring pace. For me that was a cruising speed of 12-13 mph.
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Two years ago I did a 224 Km loop around Lake Simcoe starting/finishing in Newmarket. Last hour and a half was pure pain and misery... I passed on the opportunity to do it again the following year. I'm now to the point that if it's going to take more than five hours I'm not interested.


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Wee bit over 200 miles.
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132 miles...got lost during a Gran Fondo, ended up going North 20 something miles instead of South.
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About 250mi (400k brevet), maybe 300 mi in 24 hours during a 600k brevet (600k is over 40 hours).

Some people do 600km (~380 mi) in 24 hours.. not me.

Once I rode 40k to a 600k, did it, then rode 40k back home. All in a weekend!

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168 kilometers. (does that sound better than saying 105 miles?)
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Train, pace, eat, drink.
So true. Learning to eat is a big obstacle for many who want to get bigger miles.

I was on a longer ride last year with a small group. We stopped at a local convenience store at the top of the biggest climb, and one guy was chowing down on Coke and Red Vines. One woman's comment was, "Well, the only thing you need now is a cigarette."

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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
168 kilometers. (does that sound better than saying 105 miles?)
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112 miles, I missed a turn on a century.
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Bit over 100. I'd never done a century until last year, but I got three of them in last summer. I always get nearly unbearably fatigued around mile 80, so I'm going to try and work on that and maybe do the RAIN ride this year.
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... like 12....
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Anybody get to 100 without passing out?
Nope. No one ever has.

In all serious, learn to eat while riding. What to eat depends largely on how hard you are riding and what you, personally, can handle. It makes all the difference in the world.
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Bit over 100. I'd never done a century until last year, but I got three of them in last summer. I always get nearly unbearably fatigued around mile 80, so I'm going to try and work on that and maybe do the RAIN ride this year.
Here's the ride you want to do.... https://www.qcbc.org/tailwind/
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well damn..looks like I have a lot of training (mentally and physically) to do. Thanks for the tip on eating. I know it sounds obvious, but I only ever pack 1 or 2 protein bars on longer rides, and now that I want to get out of Manhattan, the convenience of 711s and bodegas may become obscure. What do you guys pack on longer rides?
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A bit more than 300km, which is a bit less than 200 miles, for a brevet. The elevation profile for the ride is awesome - a great big spike right in the middle.

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What do you guys pack on longer rides?
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I've done a 600km ride, that was the longest. But it took longer than 24 hours, and I slept for three hours in the middle, so maybe that doesn't count. I've done a 400 in a day without significant stops though.
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