Most miles you've done in a day

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by max384, Mar 20, 2012.

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What is the most MILES you've ridden in a day (24 hrs)?

  1. Less than 200

  2. 201-400

  3. 401-600

  4. 601-800

  5. 801-1000

  6. 1001-1200

  7. 1201-1400

  8. 1400+!!!

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  1. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Sugar Notch, PA
    I posted this same poll at sportbikes.net and wanted to see the difference between there and here. The average is hovering around the 401-600 mile range there. I suspect there will be a lot more high mileage days here. Here's the link to that thread: http://www.sportbikes.net/forums/general-sportbikes/452377-most-miles-youve-done-day.html

    THIS POLL IS IN MILES NOT KILOMETERS

    Like the title says, what's the most miles you've ridden in a day (24 hours)?

    Also, if you'd like, post details in this general format:
    Bike:
    Miles:
    Trip:

    For me
    Bike: Ninja 250
    Miles: 1017
    Trip: Somewhere in central NC to Deals Gap then back home in PA in 22 hours and some change
    #1
  2. kbuckey

    kbuckey Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    883
    Location:
    Lookout Mountain - above Golden, CO
    Bike: 2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000
    Miles: 1036
    Trip: Golden, CO, - Wolf Creek Pass, Lake City, Ouray, Grand Junction, back to Golden. About 23 hours elapsed.
    #2
  3. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,312
    Location:
    St Pete
    bike 2004 bmw r1150gs
    miles 830ish
    trip St Petersburg Florida to Paducah Kentucky ( stopped because of gnarly thunderstorm). On route to Vancouver BC.
    #3
  4. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    941
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Bike: '01 Victory V92C
    Trip: Oakland to Phoenix
    Miles: 800+
    Date: July 5th...Hot, Hot, Hot and a flat!
    #4
  5. Alton

    Alton Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    293
    Location:
    St. Louis, USA
    Bike: '82 Honda Magna V45
    Miles: 860
    Trip: Charleston, SC to St. Louis, MO
    Year: 1993


    On 4 hours sleep.
    #5
  6. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,934
    Location:
    Louisville, Tn
    Bike: 2006 SV650
    Miles: 700+
    Trip: Sanford,Fl to Alcoa, Tn.


    Four of us rode back from Daytona Bike Week. One bike had 135 mile tank range. Six fuel stops, one lunch stop, and one rain gear stop.

    Eleven and a half hours total time for just over 700 miles.

    :D
    #6
  7. augerdin

    augerdin I do my own crashing

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Oddometer:
    95
    Location:
    the flat sandy part of Florida-you know the place.
    Bike: 1987 BMW K75
    Trip: Bovina, Tx to Bainbridge, Ga.
    Time: 22.5 hrs
    Miles: alot (for me)
    Made this round trip several times during the late spring, summer and early fall of 2000. Leave Bovina thurs night and be back in Bovina monday am. I put 18000 miles on that bike in three months.
    #7
  8. Kent Glasscock

    Kent Glasscock Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    171
    Location:
    Nampa, ID
    Bike: 2002 Honda 750 Shadow ACE
    Trip: Tyler, Texas to Winston Salem, NC
    Milage: 1,010

    Was heading back from San Diego and the plan was just to stay in Atlanta. It was in November and the weather was nice, cool, and sunny. I hit the Atlanta traffic around 6 and then headed North. I was going to stop and just get something to eat and stay there but was feeling good so decided to push it. The only problem was it started to get cold as the sun went down. But that kept me awake. Got home at almost midnight. The funniest thing is I was 10 miles away and a deer ran out in front of me. Luckily, it was already across by the time I got to it. Would have sucked to wreck after going that far. First and only time I've ever driven over 1,000 miles in one day.
    #8
  9. Wired

    Wired Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    Grand Junction, CO
    Bike: 2007 DL1000
    Trip: Grand Junction, CO to Gilbert, AZ
    Time: 12 hours
    Miles: 620 or so
    #9
  10. jetjackson

    jetjackson Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    490
    Location:
    Somewhere in Europe on a Motorbike :)
    Bike: 2010 Suzuki DR650 with Safari tank
    Miles: 704
    Trip: Whitecliffs - Glen Innes (NSW, Australia)

    40c (104f) for the first half of the day. Ran so low on fuel I had to blow air into the safari tank every 10km to pressurize it which forced fuel into the carbies. Got a wasp up my jacket at one point which stung all up my arm. Hit a locust plague. Eventful day.
    #10
  11. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,710
    Location:
    Minn.
    504 miles one long day to the edge of Michigan and back. Rode back in the rain.

    The KLR most unfriendly at those kind of clicks, even with a seat upgrade. But we did it and had fun.

    Hello, Honda Pacific Coast anyone??
    #11
  12. lethe

    lethe Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,316
    Location:
    Hawley, PA
    Bike: 2005 Ducati Monster 620
    Trip: Robbinsville NC to Hawley PA
    Time: 14.5 hrs
    Miles:780
    #12
  13. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    889
    Location:
    At the bottom of your glass, staring back
    Bike: 2001 Honda XR650L
    Trip: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Ending back in Arkansas.
    Time: <24 hours
    Mileage: 1250-1280

    I was riding with a friend who was on a DR650. We intended to do the Iron Butt ride that is something like 1500 miles in less than 32-35 hours, but when we got to the motel that night to get a little sleep, I was done and just wanted to sleep in. Neither one of us got any real sleep before we left and it caught up. He had the stock DR fuel tank too, so that hurt us a little on time. It also got cold, very cold and once again neither one of us was prepared for it. I did have some cool weather gloves, but he didn't and had to stop at a store and buy some of those brown cotton gloves, which didn't really help.The little bit we went through Missouri near the end was what I think was the worst. There was a hard blowing dust storm the whole way and there were several fires that smoked out the road.

    I want to attempt it again, but will be better prepared and well rested before the start. It shouldn't be a problem next time. Not the first time I've gone over a 1,000 miles on the XRL, but I still don't have one of those license plate frames to say it for me.
    #13
  14. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Location:
    Sugar Notch, PA
    Yeah, I want an Iron Butt frame as well! I didn't plan on doing a 1000+ mile ride in a day, so I never completed the requirements for Iron Butt. I think I will do one this summer through New England.
    #14
  15. Island Rider

    Island Rider solo adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    125
    Location:
    San Juan Island, WA
    1396 miles in the CAL 24. Only good enough for second place. Several years ago. BMW R1150RT. Less than 100 of those miles were on the super slab.
    #15
  16. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    Location:
    Northeastern CT
    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...
    #16
  17. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

    Joined:
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    16,210
    Location:
    The Trans-Mississippi
    Bike: Moto Guzzi 2000 Quota 1100 ES
    Miles: 1,176
    Trip: 2005 Saddle Sore 1000 ride between Fayetteville AR and Mexican Hat UT.


    Bike: Moto Guzzi 2004 V11 LeMans Nero Corsa
    Miles: 1,031
    Trip: 2009 Colorado Classic 1000.
    #17
  18. windmill

    windmill Long timer

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
    4,084
    Location:
    Kent, Washington State
    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.
    #18
  19. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    7,400
    Location:
    Tejas
    GL1800,
    1064 miles
    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.
    #19
  20. k1w1t1m

    k1w1t1m Kiwi

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    920
    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    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.
    #20