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Offline DPod

Furthest Distance
« on: May 08, 2009, 03:42:29 pm »
I'm wondering what the furthest distance each of you has traveled at one time on your bike?

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 06:47:07 pm »
145 miles in around 8 1/2 hours, which is nothing compared to these guys
http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raam/home.php?N_webcat_id=1

Offline staehpj1

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 07:22:31 pm »
Do you mean in a day of for a tour.  I did 4244 mile tour.  The longest day was on the tour was 115 miles.  I think my longest day not on tour was about 120, but I am unsure if that is the exact mileage.  All that is pretty ordinary.

Offline dubovsmj

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 09:48:58 pm »
i got164 miles in while fighting a stiff headwind all day while doing the TransAm....though headwinds seemed to be story of my life on that trip.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 10:39:36 pm »
My longest day was 208 miles dong the Seattle to Portland annual group ride.  It took about 15 hours, including breaks.  On tour, I did 116 with my loaded trailer in one day.  My longest tour was 1384 miles in about 20 days.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline paddleboy17

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 01:44:47 pm »
In May every year, there is an event known as the Woverine 200 that takes place in the Detroit area.  The traditional format was to ride a course on Belle Isle from 10am Saturday until 10am Sunday, trying of course to ride 200 miles.  The year I did it, I completed 200 miles in 16 hours.  I might have did it in 14 hours, but I was there with friends that were casual riders, and they insisted I stop for meals with them.  I road my 2nd century with a guy that was shooting for 400 miles (I think he made 350).

For those of you not familiar with Detroit, Belle Isle is both an island and a municipal park out in the Detroit River.  The island features fabulous views of downtown areas of both Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Now they cut the ride off at 10pm Saturday.  I miss the old format, but given Detroit's fiscal shape, the ride's organizers might not have had a choice.  Crime and murders are up in Detroit. Rufians would hide on the Wolverine 200 route and throw rocks at you after dark.  So maybe they cut things back for safety reasons.

But it is a great ride, should any of you care to venture to Detoit on May 23.
Danno

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 06:54:35 am »
130 miles on a fully loaded touring bike with sloping hills and a tail wind in about eight hours.

Offline burleyrider

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 08:03:58 am »
I'm wondering what the furthest distance each of you has traveled at one time on your bike?

For me on one day just riding is 100 miles. One day fully loaded: about 50 miles. Total tour time would be 250 miles.
Derek

Offline wanderingwheel

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 01:14:05 pm »
Longest nearly continuous ride (not touring) was 750 miles on the Gold Rush Randonee.  Furthest non-stop ride in 24 hours was about 320 at the start of the Gold Rush.  Most miles in a day was around 250.  Longest day while touring was about 150. 

Of course, these fast rides pale in comparison to a nice, leisurely tour at a moderate pace.

Sean

Offline DaveB

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 12:50:30 pm »
The island features fabulous views of downtown areas....of Detroit .......
I've seen downtown Detroit and the word "fabulous" NEVER occured to me. :)

Offline paddleboy17

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2009, 05:24:11 pm »
The island features fabulous views of downtown areas....of Detroit .......
I've seen downtown Detroit and the word "fabulous" NEVER occured to me. :)

The views from Belle Isle are indeed fabulous.  This is best view Detroit has to offer.  Pictures like this
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were shot from Belle Isle.  Now the views from Zug Island (just a ways down the Detroit River) used to be truly hellish.   

To the best of my knowledge, the river has never caught fire.  There is an urban legend about the MI-DNR being unable to get water sample (the water rotted their galvanized buckets).  ::)

So how is the riding in Pittsburgh?  I have been meaning to do the GAP--I just have to work out the logistics.  We were going to start from the train station but chickened out after driving the route to the trail head.  Some of the neighborhoods  looked bad even by Detroit standards.  Got any suggestions?

 
Danno

Offline paddleboy17

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2009, 05:40:22 pm »
Danno

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 08:52:15 pm »
Very nice pictures.  You can find beauty just about anywhere if you're open to it.  One thing I like about biking is it seems to put you more in the scene, and that, to me, often makes the scene around me more attractive!

There are industrial parts of Seattle that most folks avoid.  I like riding around there and checking out the machines, cranes, sights, sounds and smells.  And the meaning.  It's part of America at work.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline litespeed

Re: Furthest Distance
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2009, 05:57:00 pm »
My longest day was 181 miles in New England - daylight only and lightly loaded. My longest tour was 9600 miles around the contiguous US fully loaded. I once cycled fully loaded 667 miles from Chatanooga to my home in six days - 137 miles on the last day.