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Question: What is the most miles you have ridden in one day?
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« Reply #180 on: February 24, 2015, 06:47:55 pm »


From Edmonton to Cranbrook. 850 kms. On my to Barkerville. I do not do long distances any longer, I have Multiple Myloma and I am happy with a 350 km day. Even a 100 kms day. Hopefully this will  change this year.


My wife and I do that trip once a year. usually first day of any vacation ... etc.   It is a haul,  but once past Calgary the miles seem to really fly by on the XX.
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« Reply #181 on: April 23, 2015, 08:22:14 pm »

From Calgary, Alberta to Las Vegas, NV

1319 mi in 19 hrs on an FJR

Now that I have a 2014 Triumph Trophy SE I'm sure I could do the Bun Burner Gold 1500 mi in 24 hrs

Most comfortable, best handling(combo) ST bike I've ever ridden or owned.

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« Reply #182 on: May 07, 2015, 10:22:24 pm »

750 miles day on two consecutive days going from Phoenix to Bend.  Day One was Phoenix to Ely due to succession of No Vacancy signs.  Day Two I figured "oh, what the heck" and went for it.

The stock saddle on my '04 R1150GS was the most comfy saddle I've ever had.
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« Reply #183 on: June 13, 2015, 06:31:35 pm »

625 miles on a 700 Nighthawk. Denver to Kansas City.
 The ride was uneventful until I stopped in Russell, KS and must have got dirt/water with the Gasoline.  The Bike would stall every 60 miles.  I had to stop every 50 miles to avoid the stalling.  What a long day.  1989.
When I travel I think of engine problems and a flat.  I've only had one flat.  It was a tube tire.  I pinched the tube 3 more times trying to remount it.  Glad I live tubeless tires now.
650 miles from Sacramento to Portland.  From Redding to Portland in/out of the Rain.  Drove for 11 hours.
2009 on my 2003 FZ1.
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« Reply #184 on: June 13, 2015, 08:33:30 pm »

I realized that I need to change my answer from earlier. My previous was 500+ miles on a stock SV650 in the AR mountains. I was a bit sore but regularly did 450+ day trips in AR because the riding is so good.


I flew out and picked up my brother-in-law's F6560GS in CA and rode back to OK. I put 700 highway miles on it the first day so I could have more time to wander for the rest of the trip. My brother-in-law has a long inseam and put a high Wunderlich seat on it. It's really comfortable for on road and doesn't get in the way for off road excursions. These seats aren't cheap but I'm convinced it's worth it now (after 2.5 years of riding on it).




I know 700 mile days isn't much for some long legged sport touring/touring bikes but it was a good day for a 650 single running 85mph across the desert passing the Harleys that kept up for a while but dropped off.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #185 on: October 01, 2015, 03:04:49 pm »

I did 850 miles on a 1990 Ninja ZX6 super sport 3 years ago traveling from Iowa to North Carolina.  I was trying for an iron butt 1000 but I purposely got off the beaten path into twisties in KY...  I hit an unmarked corner at about 60 mph in the dark.  I drug the left foot peg on the ground... No unsettling feat on a ZX6 in the dark on a completely unfamiliar road 800 miles from home...
Needless to say, after 18 hours on the road, I decided to get a motel room for the night and forget the iron butt.
My poor 49 year old left knee that I injured when I was a paramedic at 24 was more than happy to get the time ought.  I finished up other 400 miles to my destination the next day.
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« Reply #186 on: June 06, 2016, 10:46:35 pm »

BBG 1575 miles on a 2014 Triumph Trophy SE.

As I'm disable because of back issues, the biggest challenge was the back pain. The level of pain went up to 8 out of 10 and was force to take heavy pain killers in order to finish the challenge. Also because of the drugs as well as the effort, I was having difficulty staying awake.
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« Reply #187 on: June 07, 2016, 08:02:00 am »

I avoid slab like the plague and have never done any cross-country trips, so my biggest day was about 550, riding from Pittsburgh to Tupper Lake, NY on the way to ESTN in 2008.

Personally I don't see the point in Iron Butts/etc, but that's just me. The "Twisty Butt 500" that Sprocket was doing is much more my style. 450+ in a day is pretty typical, but rare that I exceed 500. I love twisties and back roads, so it's hard to average much over a 50 MPH moving average. 10 hours on the bike and couple for lunch/gas puts me at a 12 hour day max (7am - 7pm). I refuse to ride at night (deer, can't see).
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« Reply #188 on: June 07, 2016, 09:47:11 am »

Well, when it's 200 miles to the nearest good twisties, you've eaten up your personal limit getting there and back unless you want to do multiple days. Whack out the RT and still have a good 500 miles of twistie fun on site.
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« Reply #189 on: June 07, 2016, 10:27:55 am »


Well, when it's 200 miles to the nearest good twisties, you've eaten up your personal limit getting there and back unless you want to do multiple days.


If I had to ride 200 miles  of slab to get to decent riding, I either wouldn't own a street bike or would mostly do multi-day rides. I should be thankful I have decent riding right from my house and excellent riding an hour away. No doubt that has shaped my (in)tolerance for slab and the big miles associated with lots of slab.
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« Reply #190 on: June 28, 2016, 11:05:24 pm »

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« Reply #191 on: June 28, 2016, 11:13:56 pm »

1,053.  SS1K
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« Reply #192 on: June 30, 2016, 09:11:58 pm »

1227 miles from Minneapolis to Edmundton Alberta--BMW K1200RS.  Took about 22 hours.  
Was pretty dumb--really cold and I was hallucinating by the end, I think.

I'm glad I did it then, but don't have a desire to do it now.
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« Reply #193 on: July 01, 2016, 11:25:58 am »

I avoid slab like the plague and have never done any cross-country trips, so my biggest day was about 550, riding from Pittsburgh to Tupper Lake, NY on the way to ESTN in 2008.

Me too!  I think I was there also. I try not to ride after dark unless I'm almost there or almost home. My most was 650 miles from Parry Sound, Ont. to Meriden, CT on a Bandit 600. I'll still do 500's on a trip. Did 350 last Sat. on a day trip to the Catskills.


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« Reply #194 on: July 08, 2016, 01:43:34 pm »

I just completed an Iron Butt SS1000 July 3rd.

I rode from Wichita, KS to Denver, CO and back to Wichita. 1108 miles. Done on my 27 year old 1989 FJ1200


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« Reply #195 on: July 08, 2016, 07:43:24 pm »


I just completed an Iron Butt SS1000 July 3rd.

I rode from Wichita, KS to Denver, CO and back to Wichita. 1094 miles, 18 hours of seat time, 22.5 hours total time. Done on my 27 year old 1989 FJ1200


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« Reply #196 on: July 15, 2016, 09:25:07 pm »


I just completed an Iron Butt SS1000 July 3rd.

I rode from Wichita, KS to Denver, CO and back to Wichita. 1094 miles, 18 hours of seat time, 22.5 hours total time. Done on my 27 year old 1989 FJ1200


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1900 km. ~1200 miles morning to morning. I didn't set out to do a marathon but I hit a point where I just wanted to get home and talked myself into the next fuel stop and then the next. Don't think further ahead. It's how I get through my 12 hour work shifts so I am conditioned to absorbing tedium. I was fed up with the crap weather down east and paying to sleep for a few hours in places with no decent coffee, so I pushed it overnight from Antigonish, Nova Scotia to Erin, Ontario.  I would not recommend it though.

Obvious lack of sleep (dozed like the dead for 90 minutes at most around 3 a.m., no other naps). Otherwise, about 20 to 30 minutes to check over the bike and packs, washroom, get a coffee and fuel up.
Develop tunnel vision from long long runs of construction cones being the only things visible in the headlights on unfamiliar highways.
Lose awareness of the surroundings or go hypnotic, i.e. find your self "aware" suddenly, surrounded by transport trucks in pitch black in the middle of nowhere; meaning I was obviously functioning and not asleep or I wouldn't be here, but no recollection of time or distance that had passed.

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« Reply #197 on: July 20, 2016, 08:06:00 am »

I need to revise my poll response.  In 2014, I rode 1,250 miles in 19 hours and acctually did 1500+ in 36 hours for what would have been a Saddle Sore 1500, had I done all the documentation. It was all freeway, from Seely Lake Montana to home, and averaged 66mph.  Including time stopped after I killed a deer at 1:00 AM.  Crazy

I need some big spot lights before I do big miles at night again.
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« Reply #198 on: July 20, 2016, 01:09:13 pm »


I need to revise my poll response.  In 2014, I rode 1,250 miles in 19 hours and acctually did 1500+ in 36 hours for what would have been a Saddle Sore 1500, had I done all the documentation. It was all freeway, from Seely Lake Montana to home, and averaged 66mph.  Including time stopped after I killed a deer at 1:00 AM.  Crazy

I need some big spot lights before I do big miles at night again.


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Just a little correction, though.

Saddlesore (1k in 24 hours)
Bunburner (1.5k in 36 hours)
Bunburner Gold (1.5k in 24 hours)
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« Reply #199 on: July 21, 2016, 06:54:40 am »

Thank you.  Thumbsup
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