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Old 03-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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How many miles is a good days ride?

Miles ridden seems to be a common topic among riders. It seems to be THE biggest factor for some such as the iron butt guys. I do track the number of miles I ride every year but have come to the conclusion that all miles are not equal. When I started riding off road my annual mileage dropped.

Here is what I consider a good days ride:

MX track; 20-30 miles (Yeah I suck at MX riding, but if you never tried it, it's a serious workout)
ORV area 35-50 miles ( also a workout )
Dual Sport riding: 120-180 miles
Back road twisties: 250-300 miles
Highway 500+ miles

Of course there are other types of riding like track days, trials, or riding in heavy city traffic.

Bottom line, not all riding is equal and someone who rides around the country, mostly on highways and rides 50K per year does not, in my opinion, ride more than someone who rides 15K per year of off road and dual sport riding.

Sinc many do more than on type of riding, You could come up with "equivalent miles" by multiplying your miles by:

HWY x 1
backroad x 2
City x 3 ( or higher if the traffic is real bad )
dualsport x 4
ORV x 12
MX x 15
Track days??
Trials ??

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Old 03-21-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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A good days ride IMO is what ever anyone is in the mood for on any given day.

I love all rides short,long or in between. Even a bad ride has it's bright spots"
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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A good days ride IMO is what ever anyone is in the mood for on any given day.

I love all rides short,long or in between. Even a bad ride has it's bright spots"
On this we can agree.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:24 PM   #5
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A good days ride IMO is what ever anyone is in the mood for on any given day.

I love all rides short,long or in between. Even a bad ride has it's bright spots"
even a "bad" day riding is BETTER than a good day at work!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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What would have been cool is if you had a poll with around 205 miles as an option!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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Maybe hours in the saddle would be a better guage of how much someone has ridden.




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Old 03-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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Maybe hours in the saddle would be a better guage of how much someone has ridden.




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Best way to look at riding..............then there is alway the interstate for milage issues
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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a perfect sunday ride is a few hundred miles .300 if i have Mon. off.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #10
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I prefer to measure a good day out in time rather than distance. About 8 hours actually in the seat is good ... after that I want to stop, get a decent feed, rub my sore arse and put my feet up ready for the yarns and tall tales

Actual distance traveled means little if that is the only tale you have to tell.

I'm more interested in the stories of what happened on the day ... the sights you saw, the incredible view from the mountain top, the idiot drivers, the whinging about the weather and how the wet weather gear held up (or not), the star rating of the latte stop and what a good feed the pub made.

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #11
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600 miles of back-roads and twisties is a good day.

Off pavement, 200. (includes getting there and getting back)

Super Slab (if out of time and just need to get someplace) 800.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #12
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I did 488 miles one day last week, and it was some of the most fun I have had riding by myself.

All secondary roads, didn't worry about who was in front or behind me.

Only looked at the speed odo for the hell of it.
Rode the road that was given to me that day at that time.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #13
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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I think I didn't word my original post very well. I think what I meant to say was "Full days ride" I never meant to say that you had to ride at least a certain number of miles to make it a good ride. My real intent in this post was to compare how miles relate with different types of riding such as dirt vs street etc.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #15
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30 - 60 miles of desert single track, washes, slickrock and ledges.

Whew.
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