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. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    520 miles on my SV650S

    I seriously considered selling the fucking thing after I reached my destination. My entire body was sore for days.
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  2. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    1250 km's on a DL 650, pretty much legal speeds all the way, mainly on secondary roads.

    Around 14 hours, but due to me getting lost :) I arrived at my destination (Sydney) in peak hour friday traffic - not fun at all.

    700k's a day is no problem, more than that, I prefer to avoid.

    Pete
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  3. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    645 miles, 2000 ZR-7 Kawasaki. Home to Currituck Lighthouse, a couple of detours and back home. 3/4 of the ride home was in the dark and pouring rain.

    <>< Fish
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  4. rdwalker

    rdwalker Long timer

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    Just did a little run to stretch the legs of my new-to-me RT. 1400 miles in 2-1/2 days. Does it count as ADV?
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  5. 2wheellifer

    2wheellifer Adventurer

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    Approximately 1240 miles in 22 hrs. Fort Worth Texas to Morden Manitoba on the 14th of December. Only 1 performance award and that was about 20 minutes outside of Dallas. Some very fast miles in the middle of the night and 200 or so slow miles in the Dakotas due to 4 inches of fresh snow.
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  6. johnny_killmore

    johnny_killmore 3-wheeled Drifter

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    I did about 1,500-1,550 miles in 26 hours from Jacksonville NC to Omaha NE. Was back in 1999 on a '94 VFR750.I was dumb enough to do it once, but I wouldn't do it again. My hands were numb for 2 days upon arriving, and I went there to hang out with an old buddy and jam on the guitar. I never saw any of Illinois or Ohio, it was dark the whole way through there. It was, however, the first time I found out you could pump gas using your credit card when a gas station was closed. The ride back was done in 2 days for sanity's sake.
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  7. Wraith Rider

    Wraith Rider Banned

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    1000 kilometres / 620 miles on a CBF 600 S, together with my father at the age of 18 or 19. That was the first day (same distance on the second day) of a two and a half days ride from Germany to Turkey. At the third day after 2500km / 1550 miles we arrived for lunch and picked up my mother and my little sister from airport in the afternoon. Four weeks later we did the trip back and in that month had traveled all in all about 7000km / 4350 miles.

    Maybe the greatest holidays of my life.
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  8. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Are they all that way? I found the same on the last grueling trip I took (which was an early srping night-ride a year and a half ago), and thought I got lucky somehow. At that time of the morning (from like 1 AM to 5 AM) everything in every little town in the middle of Florida is closed, and when you're hypothermic and running on the reserve tank... it is a miserable situation to find yourself in.
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  9. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    A little over 800 miles (all back-roads) at a "brisk" pace from Paterson,NJ up to Montplier(?) VT. and back. Body was fine, but brain was tired due to the "briskness" of the pace.
    That's all I got.

    Chris
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  10. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    720 miles between Quesnel BC and Dease Lake. Was during the 2006 Alcan5000, included three TSD sections, and about 300 miles of dirt roads.

    7:41 start for me I believe and rolled into Dease Lake about 10:30pm.

    Was brutal...
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  11. JustinP

    JustinP Long timer

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    Around 1700 miles in 24 hours during a 32 hour rally. Finished the event with 2121 miles in 30.5 hours. This was on my rally prepped hayabusa

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  12. motorat

    motorat TBD

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  13. JDK111

    JDK111 Been here awhile

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    Stops at Fargo (8 hrs sleep), Pure Honda in Minot (pick up recall clearance letter), US Customs (Title check for Export), and Canada Customs (submit the paperwork to RIV so bike could be imported into Canada).
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  14. Casey

    Casey ukgser

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    England to Spain
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  15. Farkler

    Farkler Adventurer

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    A few months ago I did a little over 1700 miles in 36 hours. I think the first 24 hours was 1100 or so. That was on a trip up to Canada and I can't say that the driving was all that enjoyable... Covered a lot of distance though.
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  16. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu I'm Barry F'n Gibb!!

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  17. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    If going from Montreal, leaving at noon and making it to Nelson BC 5 days later at noon, way south of Chicago....no slab and plenty of curves....1/2 day lost for a new front tire.....5,500 Kms puts me up there, I'll play for 5 minutes.:wink: I have a few 1,000 miles days under my ass in the last 35-40 years, I don't keep track.

    I was ready for more, too bad had to go earn a living.:eek1

    But can I also lie about recently, I must have slowed down overall average speed was 134 Mph......GPS sure is lying.:lol3 Happened when I crossed the border....I think it got zapped by the electronic surveillance equipments.:lol3

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  18. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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  19. Homey

    Homey Been here awhile

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    Geez, me and some friends rode 3052 miles (from San Diego Ca. to Annapolis Md.) in 5 days 19hrs on our bicycles!
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  20. sloweddy

    sloweddy Tree Hugger

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    Homey - is this like Paul Ryan's sub 3 hour marathon?
    http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/08/31/paul-ryan-says-hes-run-sub-300-marathon/

    Your post makes it sound like you rode 3052 miles in 5d 19hrs (avg speed ~ 22mph) obviously that isn't possible.

    An eight man relay team can make that kind of time.

    Is that what you did? It is still quite an accomplishment!

    How many miles did you ride? What was your longest day on the bicycle? Any pics or links?

    From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_Across_America)

    "The fastest men's speed was by Pete Penseyres in 1986, when he rode 3107 miles (5000 km) at 15.40 mph (24.8 km/h) in 8 days, 9 hours, and 47 minutes.[8]"... " The fastest eight-person team was established by Team Type 1 in 2009. The squad of riders who all have type 1 diabetes completed 3,021 miles in 5 days, 9 hours and 5 minutes."
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