What's your longest traveled trip in one day?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by German, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. German

    German Ich liebe Bayrischen Mist

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    I am just curious to see how far one can travel in one day.

    On a recent cross country trip, I traveled 1071 miles on my last day from Rawlins, WY to St.Charles, IL and I was worn out by the time I got home. The long ride was due to my stupid scheduling conflict, so it was not by choice :lol3
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  2. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Pretty close to the same max day here - 1054 for an IBA SS1000 ride.

    Realistically on longer trips I usually do around 650 or so in about 13 hours and am tired, but not beat to death. When I have to I can string two days of that length together. BUT, after passing the big in age 60 last year I find myself planning extra travel days in order to keep the consecutive days less than 500 miles. If I have time available, a series of 400 mile days is even better as that works out to about 8 hours per day for me.
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  3. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    I'm not big on testing the Gods. I just did about 1050 miles in two days. The first day was 500 and five hours of that was in rain(sucked). The next day was about 550. I was on a R1150R.
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  4. ChuckS

    ChuckS Adventurer Wannabe

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    760, give or take. Lots of it was on 2 lane roads through the mountains of WV and Kentucky. I was still reasonably fresh, just got where I was going.

    500 mile days are about the max I plan on a multi-day trip. Fatigue adds up for me.
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  5. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    1576 miles in 23h 10 mins for a BBG. But normally I ride 250-450 miles a day. Anymore than that and you miss this:

    [​IMG]

    Steve
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  6. samohT

    samohT Adventurer

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    Miles I don't know, butI did 970 km on a cbr 250...Iplanned on stopping but the closer I gotto home the better it felt...
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  7. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    On a DRZ400 did 2,800 miles in five days, 1st day about 520, 2nd- 620 and 3rd- 650, 520 miles,the fourth day 360 was all I could do, last day 640. From Oregon to KY.

    All days were at 62mph, pretty much on the bike ALL day, with a few breaks, for eating and such. A long torturous trip.

    720 miles from BG KY to Rochester NY, a short day and felt good, bike was a R1150RS

    1,400 miles-Durango CO to BG KY- nonstop a day and a half- K1100RS
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  8. Valker

    Valker Been here awhile

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    My longest is 1175 for a single day, but running 2200 in two days was harder. Only did that because I needed to. I've never tried to join anything with my dozen or so 1000 mile day rides.
    My preferred distance depends upon where I need to be and how much I enjoy the scenery.
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  9. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    1254 km or about 780 miles, mind you it was -7C when I started and never got warmer than -3C. No heated gear and rode through a bit of a snow squall in Winnipeg and finally had to get off the road in Kenora Ontario because it was snowing to hard and the sand truck I took to be a sign that maybe I should call it a day and get off the highway. Slip and slide my way into the nearest hotel, the Tower Inn and was taken with it's fragrant charms and antique state, it was in a class in of itself. I slept in my own bedroll. Anyway It certainly felt like a long day in the saddle, though anything over a 1000 miles is a long ass day by any standard IMHO.
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  10. rdwalker

    rdwalker Long timer

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    900 miles from Matagami, QC to Ottawa for dinner, then continuing overnight home.

    A bit of insanity, since I was unsafely tired last few hours. I knew that, but I was committed by then (middle of night).
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  11. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    1,022 miles (1,645 km). South Lake Tahoe, California to Cranbrook, British Columbia and we didn't leave until mid-late morning after breaking camp and having breakfast in Carson City, Nevada before heading north through Reno. The entire Oregon into Washington section was pounding rain heading into darkness. I fell down on the steps of the motel in BC exhausted at something like 1 in the morning trying to carry the gear off the bike. I probably shouldn't have been riding about 3 hours before then. We should have called it a day in Spokane, Washington. Lucky.
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    ThumperStorm Long timer

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    850 miles in one day on an old Kawasaki KZ750, without a fairing. Went from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, up thru Iowa to Mankato, MN..
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  13. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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  14. John Nash

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    My last day coming home from the PNW August 26th 2012 @ 7am middle of Nebraska to New Market MD 7am next day.Last 2 hours were rough ones.
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  15. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    or 1060 miles on recent IronButt on a M109R sans fairing..St Albert Ab to Salt Lake.
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  16. FatTirePlease

    FatTirePlease Been here awhile

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    2 up on a Honda CB400F.:huh
    Only stopped then cuz' no gas was available at midnite. Destination was Sacramento.
    Got a room for $8. :eek1
    Young and stupid ( now old and stupid).
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  17. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    In a 2005 long distance trial run I ran from Gastonia NC to Devils Tower Wyoming, 1835 mi in 23 hrs 35min. I was riding a FZ-1 set up for Iron Butt rallys with a 10.5 gallon fuel cell. It was the longest of several rides I have done over the last 6 years on the same bike. Here is a picture of the bike as it was set up in 2005.[​IMG]
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  18. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    In the iron butt rally, it is not unusual for riders to do over 14,000 miles in the 11 day event with several days over 1500 mi. each.
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  19. mnesci

    mnesci Adventure Dad

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    My longest ride was on a 1999 honda magna from orland Park Illinois to valdosta GA 950 miles.......If you have ridden a magna you know its range sucks. Stopping for gas ever 90 to 110 miles either sucks or is great depending if you have the stock seat of the Mustang.
    Also did a 850 mile ride on a 1996 R1100RA from Geneva Il to Wall SD. Now I stick to 500 mile days on my 2005 VFR800. Guess im getting old.
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  20. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    After almost two weeks on the bike, I decided I wanted to see my kids and sleep in my own bed. So rather than spend another night or two in motels, I got up early and left Walsenburg, Colorado at 4 AM. About 18 hours and 1,150 miles later I pulled into my garage in Chicago at a little after 10 PM. Did it on a H-D Road King and it rained for the first and last four hours of the trip.

    On the international side, I did about 720 miles from Laredo, Texas to Pachuca, Mexico. That was a long day, which included a non-eventful border crossing.
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