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Question: What is the most miles you have ridden in one day?
200 to 400 - 63 (8.8%)
401 to 600 - 165 (23.1%)
601 to 800 - 178 (24.9%)
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« Reply #200 on: August 07, 2016, 07:24:59 am »

In 1985 a pal’s mom mentioned that her neighbor had a 1980 CBX for sale – in Tampa, Fl.
I flew out with a tank bag and helmet; he picked me up at the airport and delivered me to his home and the bike. Luckily he had a large clear fork mounted windshield and touring saddle mounted – tires were good and chain lubed. He had mentioned the muffler’s were showing some surface rust - ten minutes after leaving his house I opened up the big six and blew the guts out of both of them – nothing left but a little chrome hanging from the mounts. Jettisoning the cancerous mufflers didn’t seem to bother the bike much and we continued north up I-75. I arrived in Dearborn, MI. 20 hours later – 1150 miles of freeway flying.
It sort of feels like being on a treadmill with moving signs going by -----
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« Reply #201 on: August 10, 2016, 08:39:07 am »

One could also say, it ran like clockwork  Smile
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« Reply #202 on: February 06, 2017, 07:34:51 pm »

I'm a lightweight I guess

650 miles on a ZX14
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« Reply #203 on: March 06, 2017, 01:35:47 pm »

Not too sure about the exact number, but definitely between 600 and 800.

To be honest, it seems rather unsafe to ride much more than that. Either you're spending way too much time on the road (it exists!), or you're going way too fast. Or both. There has to be some sort of a world record for this though. Wink
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« Reply #204 on: March 06, 2017, 02:38:04 pm »


Not too sure about the exact number, but definitely between 600 and 800.

To be honest, it seems rather unsafe to ride much more than that. Either you're spending way too much time on the road (it exists!), or you're going way too fast. Or both. There has to be some sort of a world record for this though. Wink


Along with many other Iron Butt riders, I would disagree with the unsafe part. Although, I would suggest that we all need to know our limitations and that will vary widely. As will road and weather conditions. I've done a couple of 1500 mile days but the last one was a few years ago and I might not be as safe now as I was back then due to fatigue. Long days simply require good advanced planning when possible. I would also encourage anyone who ventures far from home to at least attempt a 1000 mile day. You never know when something happens requiring you to return ASAP.
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« Reply #205 on: March 06, 2017, 06:41:55 pm »

I've done many over 700 mile days. No biggie for me.

In Summer the days are fourteen or so hours long. 70 MPH average (75-85 real speed) times ten hours is 700 miles. I carry a couple of Gatorade/other quarts with me and my go to carry food is unsalted deluxe mixed nuts. Get on a great road(s) and stop and stretch your legs as you have a nice walk around lunch and bingo! Leave at 6:00a and arrive 6:p with sun left. When I'm on the bike with great scenery and curvy roads I can go for a long time. Especially when 225 or 250 miles is not hard to do on one tank and I have music to listen to.

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« Reply #206 on: March 07, 2017, 10:49:51 am »

I've done a few 650 mile days as far back as '99 and as recently as 2015.

Both times I hit the mark around 5PM and had plenty left in me but was either home or my riding partners were done.

But I've also ridden all day to barely hit 500 and was definitely done!  So your mileage may vary...
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« Reply #207 on: January 02, 2018, 01:20:26 pm »

Rode 1187 miles from Atlanta to Amarillo, Texas on my stock St1100 in 17hrs.  Didn't take breaks but for fuel and potty stops at the gas station.  
I was not very fatigued in Amarillo.  The St was better for long distance riding than my Goldwing.
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« Reply #208 on: January 03, 2018, 10:32:59 am »


Not too sure about the exact number, but definitely between 600 and 800.

To be honest, it seems rather unsafe to ride much more than that. Either you're spending way too much time on the road (it exists!), or you're going way too fast. Or both. There has to be some sort of a world record for this though. Wink


I understand your point and understanding personal limitations is important. What breaks down is the assumption that our personal limitations are universal ones. There are some amazingly capable people out there running in places where the posted limit is 80 to 85 mph on highly able bikes (reliability and comfort more important than top speed). That can add up.


Posted on: January 03, 2018, 12:31:19 PM
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.


No biggie. 200 miles is a breakfast run. Get up early, head out, have breakfast 200 miles later, hit the twisty stuff.
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« Reply #209 on: May 02, 2018, 02:44:01 pm »

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« Reply #210 on: June 03, 2018, 11:24:13 pm »

I love zombie threads!This one is old enough that I need to change my vote!
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« Reply #211 on: November 07, 2018, 03:27:50 am »

1075 miles in 22 hours, July 2008, on a Moto Guzzi V11 Rosso Mandello.
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