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View Results: What is the most MILES you've ridden in a day (24 hrs)?
Less than 200 7 1.37%
201-400 51 9.96%
401-600 89 17.38%
601-800 132 25.78%
801-1000 86 16.80%
1001-1200 92 17.97%
1201-1400 26 5.08%
1400+!!! 29 5.66%
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #16
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I did an Iron Butt 1k thing a few years ago just to see if I could and to get a taste of endurance riding. It ended up being about 1100 miles in eighteen hours. I enjoyed the first 800 miles or so. It got progressively more unpleasant near the end.

The bike was my '03 Concours and the ride was from Marlborough, MA to Erie, PA and back.

In my more masochistic moments, I consider doing it on secondary roads with the Ural...
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:19 AM   #17
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Miles: 1,031
Trip: 2009 Colorado Classic 1000.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:07 AM   #18
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The most miles I did in a day was many years ago when I rode from Dallas to Seattle in 2 days on a shovelhead. It works out to about 1200 miles a day,

Going off of that experience I think organized endurance riding is silly and pretentious. I did that ride because of need and got little enjoyment out of doing it.

I find doing more than 450 miles a day spoils what I enjoy about riding.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #19
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Dallas to Prescott in 18 hours

Had a ball, was a great ride. Most miles I have done on the KLR in 24 hours is probably around 650 or 700. Though I usually consider 500 a decent day of travel unless I really need to be some where or am trying to get far enough ahead of weather to get a breather.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #20
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Right at about 700 miles.

2001 R1150GS

From Centerton AR to Madison WI. Unfortunately it was for work. Rode up on the Monday and back on the Friday.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #21
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I find doing more than 450 miles a day spoils what I enjoy about riding.
There are many things to enjoy about riding.

Track days
Poker runs
Lunch rides
Dinner rides
Solo rides
Group rides
Sunday cruises
Sunday back roads blasts
Commuting to work
100 mile per day touring, taking in all the local sights
1000 mile per day LD riding

I like it all. Well, except for the bar-hopping rides. That doesn't do much for me.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #22
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Bike: Harley dyna low rider, about 900 miles from ne Colorado to Madison Wisconsin in 2006, with my pregnant wife on the tiny back seat. That woman is tough.

Bike: BMW f650 Dakar, 2009, about 1300km so roughly 800 miles. This was an aborted iron butt ride, north from Helsinki to northcape. I was still comfortable but hit fog with the midnight sun low behind and damn near got killed by a herd of reindeer north of the town of Sodankylä, finland. Decided to put safety first and pulled off the road and try again another day.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #23
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Quote:
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The most miles I did in a day was many years ago when I rode from Dallas to Seattle in 2 days on a shovelhead. It works out to about 1200 miles a day,

Going off of that experience I think organized endurance riding is silly and pretentious. I did that ride because of need and got little enjoyment out of doing it.

I find doing more than 450 miles a day spoils what I enjoy about riding.
I think that is an unfair characterization (even though I know this is just your opinion). Lots of people enjoy doing long rides in a short time-frame for the challenge involved in doing so. It is quite enjoyable to set a lofty goal and achieve it, even if the actual ride isn't so enjoyable.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #24
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #25
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Duluth MN. to Los Angeles CA. in under 24 hrs way back in my late 20's. This was back when most
states didn't throw you in jail for going 150MPH and I was young,dumb and full of cum"

In my younger days I rode 1000 to 1500 mile days all the time, sometimes a few times a month. Now
at my (old) age 1000 miles or just over in a day is enough for me.

I'll leave the most miles in 24 hours to you young guys out there, I'm to old for that $h!t now LOL"

Yall all ride safe out there Ya Hear"
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #26
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Ride: Ouray, Colorado to Pasadena, CA

17 hours, Fourth of July, had to get home for work the next day
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #27
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I did my first documented BBG a couple years ago
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Newington, NH to Joplin, MO 23hrs 5 min
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:42 PM   #28
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:32 PM   #29
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #30
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Bike: 2001 SV650S
Miles: ~1050 miles in 24hrs
Trip: 2002 Minnesota 1000 Rally

Did it to prove I could ride 1000 miles in 24hrs. In the 10 years hence I never did it again. Quickly discovered during the rally that competitive time/distance riding holds little intrigue for me.
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