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. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    You guys are nuts, or I need a more comfortable bike. The longest one day ride I ever did was about 400 miles from my home outside Philadelphia PA to the NC VA border to attend a rally of other Bandit riders. It was boring as hell riding down I81. I'd rather do more miles on twisty backroads, but the only way to get there in time was to super slab it. It seemed to take forever, the worst part was that I ate a pizza, drank a six pack and woke up the next morning to ride home, I didn't even get to enjoy the rally because I had to get home... I should've taken a few days off from work, maybe next time!
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  2. eric2

    eric2 ®egister this:

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    Right at 1000 miles, was trying to go to the top of the rockies rally in 04 or 05 with a couple friends. Left Austin early and made it to roswell, nm for lunch. Then I noticed a coolant leak from the water pump on my k1200rs and turned around and headed home. Things were going well, but it got dark about the time I got to brady and Sh 71.

    I've never seen so many deer in my life in the miles between brady and llano. I won't ever try that again, there must have been a dozen or so dead, or still moving carcasses in that 50 mile ride. I lost count of the near misses. I finally got in on the tail end of a convoy of a half dozen or so vehicles and let them clear a path. We could only manage 30 mph or so dodging the large rodents. No trouble staying awake though.
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  3. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    Longest in one day? Around 600 miles which I have done several times. No desire to try for an Ironbutt.

    Longest overall trip? Around 8500 miles over 27 days on a cross country trip to the BMW MOA National in Redmond, OR. Only about 1000 of which were interstate. We camped the whole way as well. The best bike trip in my life....so far.

    Rick G
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  4. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Longest day ride on my Victory Vegas - 1516 miles in 22 hours and 37 minutes. The IBA BBG1500.

    Longest day rides on my Victory Kingpin - Over 5000 miles in less than 5 days - The IBA SS5000.

    Longest day ride on my Victory Vision - 1521 miles in 23 hours and 54 minutes - The IBA BBG1500.

    I also completed the IBA SS2000Gold on the Vision. 2047 miles in 34 hours and 16 minutes. :ricky
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  5. SxyRdr

    SxyRdr Been here awhile

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    Huh... I think my longest day ride was slabbing it from Cookeville, TN, to Granbury, TX, aboard a Superhawk... about 800 miles. (I had slabbed the day before for about 600 miles from home to Cookeville).

    Not sure what the longest has been on the CBR... I know I had over 600 miles on it less than 48 hours after purchasing it... Then a week later, rode it the ~300 miles from home to Corolla, NC... and the ~300 miles back a week after that.

    Was considering riding it to FL when I go to visit in Dec. That'd be 825 miles on a Fri and back 825 miles the following Tues or Wed. But it'd be slab the whole way so I'll probably just take the cage.
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  6. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    My hat/helmet is off to you... I did 1586 in one day and if I would have had my gun with me, I may have shot my MC. :D

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  7. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Thanks Hardroad. I have the 16 tooth already, just could use a different seat I guess.

    There is something about the seating position or handlebar position that is a bit off for me compared to a 2009 KLR650 I sat on, but for the life of me I can't figure out the difference(s) to try to alter the DR650 to make it more neutral.
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  8. VozProto

    VozProto Type A ADD w/ OCD

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    400+ miles on my 2003 R6 which is exceptionally tiring when you are 6'2"

    That was the first time I fell asleep on a bike. :hide
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  9. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Define "day" :deal

    FJR1300- 1400+ or so in 21 hours, I'd have to look at a map and figure some side trips to get exact miles.

    KLR650- 1100 miles in 19.5 hours

    Aprilia Falco- 870 miles in 15 hours, including CA-128 to CA-1 back to 101.

    Tiger 800XC: 700 miles in 16 hours... two up. Stock seat. Most painful of all these I've mentioned.
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  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    My longest in one day... probably just under 1,000 on a R1150GSAdv...

    200 miles or so on dirt, the 300 miles or so on secondary two lane roads, the balance slab.
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  11. Angry Wookie

    Angry Wookie Running On Fumes

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    My longest was a 1083 mile day followed by a 934 mile day. Not my idea of fun but I had an unexpected job interview come up that I couldn't reschedule and had to haul ass home. Normally if I'm riding solo I try to keep it to around 550 miles a day and 450 miles if I'm in a group.
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  12. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    780 in a day on the Monster
    but the 900 or so I did over 3 days on the KTM beat me up more :lol3
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  13. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

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    Over 800 miles, from northern NH home to ne OH. Couple hours of thunderstorms with a little hail. On my 93 Wing in 2004.
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  14. drrider1

    drrider1 just running amuck

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    longest day, elpaso tx to indy. 1568 miles........really wanted to sleep in my own bed after 3 days. took about 20 hours on a 99 r1100 rt with 150,000 miles. great ride,on a great bike. bun burner gold :deal
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  15. philthyphil

    philthyphil Nomad

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    900 miles exactly from my driveway in GJ, CO to campground just outside Carson City, NV on the interstate. Cannonballed it in a day so I could take two days to come back on the "loneliest road". On my FLSTSC, no windshield. A lot of comparable days up in "the land of the midnight sun". Easy to rack up the miles when it never gets dark.

    :rilla
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  16. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    650 miles an a bone stock Sportster that was grossly overloaded. Stock shocks, stock seat and stock zero-wind-protection. Add in a dash of 3 hours of driving rain as well as 5 hours of August in FL and I was beat down. The whole ride was interstate. Don't think that I will ever run the super slab like that again unless I am forced to. It sucked.
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  17. Jim pedley

    Jim pedley Been here awhile

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    I did 950 miles in 17 hours with 3 hour break catching ferry . I was coming back from elephant rally in Germany it snowed it hailed it rained ! At one point i was like a sheet of ice as the sleet and snow froze on me . Hard riding and not nice at the time but I'd do it again ! A good endurance ride ......
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  18. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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    The longest ride I ever took was 27 miles. I hadn't been on a motorcycle in 30 years and didn't listen to good advice and bought a new HD Heritage that I had to ride from the dealer in Salt Lake up to Park City, UT using backroads and then the last 8 miles on the freeway. I was scared shitless.
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  19. wrecked'em

    wrecked'em satisfied enzyte user

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    about 900 twice. the onle thing that really wears on me is the heat. if weather is nice im fine. i could do over 1000 just stopping to eat and for gas. its much nicer when you dont have to be there though and can take your time.
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  20. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    491 miles; Glasgow - Canterbury
    437 miles; Sint Niklass - Gutersloh - Sint Niklaas
    404 miles; Sidirokastro - Athens

    I'm no Iron Butt contestant. Those where big days for me.
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