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Old 08-01-10, 08:17 AM
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215km/133miles, done yesterday between Korat and Bangkok suburbs. 1330 to 0330hrs (next morning), 14 hours total including stops. Four panniers plus tent and saddlebag. Flat with some rolling, moderate headwind to calm. I had intended to ride all the way into central Bangkok in the coolness of the night, but gave up and slept on the sidewalk at a gas station. I rode the final 45km in the morning. It took 4 hours! This city is a mess.
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Originally Posted by Yan
215km/133miles, done yesterday between Korat and Bangkok suburbs. 1330 to 0330hrs (next morning), 14 hours total including stops. Four panniers plus tent and saddlebag. Flat with some rolling, moderate headwind to calm. I had intended to ride all the way into central Bangkok in the coolness of the night, but gave up and slept on the sidewalk at a gas station. I rode the final 45km in the morning. It took 4 hours! This city is a mess.
wow...
to me, it sounds like a great ride
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Most miles in a day fully loaded, 190 miles down the Ohio river and up the Greater and Little Miami rivers to Miamisburg (just south of Dayton). Done between 10am one morning and 6am the next. A couple falls ago. Done with my heaviest setup ever, about 97lbs on one of my first big tours. Last day of a week long tour covering roughly 3/4 of the circumference of Ohio.

Camped just West of Portsmouth, OH. Got a late start due heavy fog. Had a beautiful ride, tail wind down the Ohio. Some great sites. Stoppedjust before dusk in New Richmond for dinner. Night road up 9mile road, awesome climb. Got lost in suburban East Cincinatti trying to find the little miami bike trail. Wasted many hours, but still enjoying myself. Finally found the bike path in Milford. Followed that up to New Lebanon narrowly missing several deer between the two and encountering many drunks spilling out of a bar in Loveland. Road fast rolling hills in the middle of the night over to Franklin and the Greater Miami Trail between midnight and 3am, stopped at a truck stop for coffee along i75. Followed the Greater Miami bike trail up to Miamisburg arriving at about 6am just as the first drops of rain were starting to fall some 12 hours earlier then scheduled. Got cleaned up at a local coffee shop, changed into street clothes, had a coffee, took a nap, checked out some shops in downtown miamisburg, had lunch with my bros around noon.

Moral of the story. Sometimes when on a tour you just need to ride all night to experience the world in a completely different way.

== most miles in 48ish hours, 300-320ish ==

Ultralight road touring, 19.5lb salsa campeon, ten pounds of gear, fully self supported. SE Michigan to my brothers wedding near Butler, PA. Left home 1:30pm in the rain, biked 120 miles, slept behind a car wash in a tiny ohio town, got up early biked 120-140 more, slept between a huge truck stop and a large chain motel along some freeway in a suprisingly quiet and well protected patch of trees. (Large truck stops have superb amenities.) Road anoter 60 miles arriving in town at noon the next day.

I must point out I am a fiend for night riding. What's more Ohio's roads are SUPERB which encourage touring on 25mm tires. Going extremely light is just plain addictive.

I'm also a fiend for adverse weather. I love the drama, the challenge / adversity, the beauty found in changes of weather, climate, geography, history and even dusk to dawn and dawn to dusk.

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226km (140 miles) last year on the last leg around Lake Ontario. I hadn't planned to do it, but when your own bed and wife are within reach, it's hard not to go for it. I wouldn't to it again. It was at the end of my tour, so I was tired to begin with and by the time I got home I was exhausted. I should have bedded down about half way and gooten home a day later, but in better shape.
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I tend to Plod along ..10 Mph average, so how far I go, is how long I stay in the saddle ,
[I put my computer on Rt fork blade, so it just gathers a total which I write down somewhere on a piece of paper, then Lose.]

It's the going and seeing part of the Journey, not the how many per day Bragging rights ,
besides I may stop at a Pub for lunch along the way and that really knocks down the MPD data points.
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