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« on: August 04, 2019, 10:41:06 pm »

I have a friend that road a bicycle 270 miles in one day

0430am
To midnight

Thatís iron butt stuff right there

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 11:20:26 pm »

Ha, I remember the first time I did 50 miles on a bicycle. My neighbor and I did a lot of riding around town and out in the country a bit. He wanted to do a 50 mile benefit ride. We rode a couple miles around the neighborhood and he proclaimed, "We can do that twenty-five times!" We signed up.

The ride was fifty miles through the area countryside with water/rest stops about every ten miles. About twenty miles in, we came to the hilly parts. Good gawd that was awful. Many people were walking theirs up but I managed to force myself to climb it. We took a break at the thirty mile mark and vowed to finish. About five miles later, we were both suffering severe calf cramps. We arrived at the last rest stop and he decided to rest. I told him that if I stopped, I would never get back on and I just kept going. I made it but I was hurting bad. He ended up hitching a ride with a sag wagon. It was a hard-learned lesson for a couple of naÔve cyclists.

We rode together for a few more years and those kinds of rides became very easy for both of us. I even pulled my daughters in a trailer a few times. He eventually moved away so that ended our rides together. We kept in touch for awhile and he got to the point that he could do the six day cross-state rides. I got more serious into motorcycling and all but gave up the bicycle.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 06:43:36 am »


Ha, I remember the first time I did 50 miles on a bicycle. My neighbor and I did a lot of riding around town and out in the country a bit. He wanted to do a 50 mile benefit ride. We rode a couple miles around the neighborhood and he proclaimed, "We can do that twenty-five times!" We signed up.

The ride was fifty miles through the area countryside with water/rest stops about every ten miles. About twenty miles in, we came to the hilly parts. Good gawd that was awful. Many people were walking theirs up but I managed to force myself to climb it. We took a break at the thirty mile mark and vowed to finish. About five miles later, we were both suffering severe calf cramps. We arrived at the last rest stop and he decided to rest. I told him that if I stopped, I would never get back on and I just kept going. I made it but I was hurting bad. He ended up hitching a ride with a sag wagon. It was a hard-learned lesson for a couple of naÔve cyclists.

We rode together for a few more years and those kinds of rides became very easy for both of us. I even pulled my daughters in a trailer a few times. He eventually moved away so that ended our rides together. We kept in touch for awhile and he got to the point that he could do the six day cross-state rides. I got more serious into motorcycling and all but gave up the bicycle.


Great story.   You can definitely build up stamina to do stuff like this.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 07:16:56 am »

270 miles in one day on a bike?   EEK!    

When I was younger, slender and in decent shape I had buddies that rode for miles on their road bicycles. You know, wheels(carbon fiber?) that you could pick up with one finger and thousands of dollars worth of stuff. When they asked me if I wanted to go I would ask, why?
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 09:03:29 am »

Had a co-worker who rode in the Hotter 'N' Hell 100. A bike ride in Texas summer.   EEK!
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 07:41:58 am »


I have a friend that road a bicycle 270 miles in one day

0430am
To midnight

Thatís iron butt stuff right there

 Bigok


Can that be true?
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 11:39:59 pm »



Can that be true?
Averaging 13.8mph - sure! Difficult to be sure, but doable if youíre conditioned.
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