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longest ride?

Old 01-03-12, 12:52 PM
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longest ride?

Im just curious as to what the longest ride you have been biking is?
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Old 01-03-12, 01:24 PM
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i'll bite..

since most of my riding is city-oriented, i haven't really gone above 10mi in a sitting. a couple of times, i've gone from bushwick to the westside highway up to the GW bridge and back, which is around 16mi one way. but like i said, most of it is city A-to-B riding
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I don't think you're going to get anything far out of the ordinary of 100 miles unless you go to the Rando forum or maybe the Road forum. Randos commonly are 200+ mile rides. I have done 100 miles on my geared bike and 60 miles my fixed gear.
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Old 01-03-12, 01:39 PM
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I usually don't have the time to do more than ~10 miles in a single ride, but I used to do 15-20s for fun and often averaged 50 a day while I was couriering.
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I'd say my longest was about 24 miles. A pretty long ride to south philly and back.
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in miles
longest was 206
longest on fixed gear was 126

want to go even longer (twss)
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My longest ride is 60 miles on SS.
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I've done 120 miles on my geared bike and maybe about 50 max in a day on my fixed gear.
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Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
want to go even longer (twss)
I gotta get some srs miles this summer. Might have to pick of a FG in Seattle? Plannin on bringin the Ti.
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
I gotta get some srs miles this summer. Might have to pick of a FG in Seattle? Plannin on bringin the Ti.
yeah, u gotta have a fixed while here! probably enuf parts between all the doods to build a decent conversion for cheep
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then there is this guy:
http://www.thebicyclestory.com/2011/...ventoux-rides/

forget his handle here on BF... he's a manmachine
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I've done 100 SS and 60 FG. I'm shooting for a fixed century this year sometime.
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yeah, u gotta have a fixed while here! probably enuf parts between all the doods to build a decent conversion for cheep
Wish I could bring the TET, too. Not sure if it's worth it to bring two bikes for three months...
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Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
I'd say my longest was about 24 miles. A pretty long ride to south philly and back.
Where in Philly do you live?
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My longest day fixed was from Madison to Milwaukee. It was probably a little short of a century. The drumlin trail is 85 miles, but I ditched it and got on some country roads, then did a lot of biking that night.

For the Philly folks- Anyone ridden to New York and back?
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
I don't think you're going to get anything far out of the ordinary of 100 miles unless you go to the Rando forum or maybe the Road forum. Randos commonly are 200+ mile rides. I have done 100 miles on my geared bike and 60 miles my fixed gear.
My longest ride is 200+ miles on my track bike. I'm thinking of doing the same route this year on my SS 29'er.
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Old 01-03-12, 03:36 PM
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About 45 fixed. I wish I could find some good long routes to do. Would also do longer rides if I had a bike that was set up for comfort lol.
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Old 01-03-12, 03:55 PM
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longest on FG was a century down to Monterey... nice roads

did a double last summer on gears, still fun...
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205 miles doing San Diego(mission beach) and back, and 1538 miles in 25 days, when I toured the west coast
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80 miles fixed. Working towards my first 100 miler this month.
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75 miles fixed, which is also my max entirely. One of these days I'm going to hop on the road bike and see where all this fixed 'training' has taken me.
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100 miles fixed
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Fixed : 5 miles
SS : 40 miles
multi-geared : 120 miles
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92 miles fixed, brakeless and on track drops a while back.
Could have done more, got dark.

Anyone is the NY area looking to ride longer routes, hit me up.
I regularly do (2x/week) Brooklyn to Piermont via 9W. About 65-68 miles round trip. Some gnarly hills too.
Good stuff.
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50 miles fixed and ~90 miles on a geared bike
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