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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by German, Oct 8, 2012.
900 miles is my longest traveled trip.
It is possible, we did. No, I didn't ride it solo. We were on a 8 tandem team. I also did it on a four tandem team in 6 days 9hrs. Our team has a couple RAAM records. The most I've ridden solo in 24hrs on the bicycle was 412 miles. Below are a couple of our web sites. There are pictures and some videos on there as well.
BBG Newington, NH to Joplin, Mo 1550 miles 23h05', '07 V-Strom 1000, 7 fuel stops
My wife and I rode (on seperate bikes) from San Diego, Ca to Vancouver Wa., 1100 miles, in one day. Me on my GSXR 750 and her on her JF600. I don't remember how many hours/minutes it was but it was less than a day.
Aug. 1983. Columbia, MO to Rio Rancho NM. 1043 miles.( 16 hrs) Next day, Rio Rancho to Ventura, CA, 878 miles(14 hrs.) and 3 tickets in 2 !/2 hrs. 2 in AZ and 1 in Mojave desert. Riding a 1976 BMW R90/6 with Heinrich 10 gal. tank. Did the same in reverse 2 weeks later. No resiprosity with AZ and CA. in MO Heh, heh !!
I probably have the record for the lowest figure, but I once had the misfortune of riding 315 miles of twisty back roads (slow curves, a lot like the Dragon) with my then-regular group (grey-haired Harley riders). For comparison, we were sore enough after 200 miles that everyone was standing up and bending alternating legs for as long as possible at every stop sign. The road captain was firmly against riding on the highway, believing it was unsafe, and planned out the route in his car, but when he went over schedule (his wife demanded him home at a precise time), he refused to take a break.
If you've experienced a group of old tourers being grouchy when they're in good shape, you have an idea of what this became. I was even riding my '79 GL1000, stock save for a king/queen seat. By the next day, of course, I was proud of my accomplishment, and we all rode together again, though we were vocal that we not repeat that particular level of endurance.
As far as highway mile records, I haven't really done any uninterrupted stint worth mention, but I'm confident I can complete 4-500 on almost any bike without discomfort, given an interstate route plan. I know that plenty of people do at least twice that, otherwise the IBA would be a considerably smaller club, but I'm content to be a chicken and set my limit without wearing a new hole in my ass or strongly regretting the last leg.
Damn. I think I know that route. Impressive.
Did they subtract your tickets?
400 miles on my honda shadow. Thank god for mustang seats.
How far can one travel in a day? Well, the BBG 1500/24 level is about it. 1500 in 24 is keeping an overall average of 62.5 mph.
Me personally? I've documented a couple of SS1000 rides. 1031 miles and 1179 miles.
Many other rides in the 500 to 1000 miles in a day.
Now that most of my riding is 2-up, 500 mile days are the max, and the days usually are more like 300-350 on weekend campout trips.
850 miles 85%Slab
From the San Ran Motel in Robbinsville NC at 7AM to home in Western NY
0930PM. I don't think anyone passed me that day...
Probably around 1100. Multiple high-mileage days and very high temps -- on a CC trip in August 2008, I left Omaha and had record heat all the way into Billings (via Cheyenne, to avoid Sturgis), where it was 98* upon arrival at 10 pm -- add to the need for a long recovery when the trip is over.
I was feeling good on my way home from Daytona one year and punched out a bit under 350 miles without putting my feet down (on an 1100GS with TT tank), a memorable leg for me for its ease. Every now and then the wind will be at your back.
A well-setup bike really helps -- legroom, wind management and cruise control have become more important to me over the years. A CamelBack also helps, as does (surprisingly) a well-tweaked suspension. I don't listen to music.
Surprised that no one has mentioned John Ryan yet.
I guess no afternoon naps for you. How can one go for 23+ hours....insane
A buddy and I completed the 2009 Colorado Classic 1000 in 21 hours.
A few fuel stops and a stop in Leadville for coffee.
That's a helluva day...
I haven't come across one in years that didn't work when the place was closed, but then again all my road-tripping is done in the Western US now. Back when I did this trip (1999) there were definitely a lot of gas stations in NC that would not work when the store was closed.
About 550 or 600 miles for me is my longest day.
For one reason or another I've never had a need/desire to go farther. I'm sure I can go farther if I need to be somewhere fast, just haven't needed to yet. I might plan a longer mileage 3 day weekend next summer and stick to highway just for the heck of it, never really gave much thought to that before.
About 750 miles from San Diego to Las Vegas with a scenic detour through Death Valley (from North to South). The Death Valley section was 50/50 dirt and so bloody hot! Trip took about 12 hours and I was completely wiped-out by the end.
100 miles North of Dallas to Darby,MT....