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Miles in one day...(27 posts)

Miles in one day...Allen az
Oct 7, 2001 11:54 AM
Just wondering...what's the most amount of miles you've ever ridden in one day? My most is only 62.52 miles, I guess I'm still a newbie :). But, I'm planning on doing a solo century this winter.

i got..ChrisVedral
Oct 7, 2001 12:37 PM
i got 105.12 miles in 5 hours and 36 minutes
150, soloFrenchPress
Oct 7, 2001 12:41 PM
Rode out to see some family friends and back. Took about 8 hours in all.
re: Miles in one day...Icefrk13
Oct 7, 2001 1:14 PM
74.8 on my computer in june on my local chapter MS 150
re: Miles in one day...Jay
Oct 7, 2001 2:41 PM
About 120 miles in about 7 hours of ride time. It was my first century. Somehow the routes were all marked badly and a bunch of us wound up doing the 13 mile loop instead of the 100. So we all left to do the route again and then I got lost for awhile and when I finially finished the "century" I already did like 120 miles on my computer.. Fortunately, it was a very flat century...

Oct 7, 2001 3:38 PM
more fun than I needed to have
240 ...Humma Hah
Oct 7, 2001 4:00 PM
... on a Schwinn cruiser, singlespeed, with a coasterbrake.

Did it last month, in fact, including 152 in a day.

Beware ... the distance bug bites hard. It is very addictive!
oops, that's in a week ...Humma Hah
Oct 7, 2001 4:03 PM
... sorry, long day and my mind's not in gear.
oops, that's in a week ...maria
Oct 8, 2001 6:13 AM
and your mind is not in gear scary when you only have one gear. :)
Oct 7, 2001 4:17 PM
It was a birthday gift - my first Century, solo unsupported. From one newbie to another, congrats on 60+. :-)

Oct 7, 2001 5:09 PM
Earlier this year I set out on a century that I had not yet checked out but my friend and I figured the route was a little over 100 miles. well it was 126 so it was a good ride. He did not understand drafting (he still wont do it) so it was pretty much a solo ride with a guy 20 feet behind me.
re: Miles in one day...Dutchy
Oct 7, 2001 5:43 PM
A very hilly 109kms/68miles. I only ever ride solo, so if I ride any further it tends to get boring. Hopefully when my brother gets back into cycling we can push upto 150km/93miles.
re: Miles in one day...nigel
Oct 7, 2001 6:36 PM
Solo: 109
With another person: 135

62.52 is a perfectly respectable number, Al. Don't sweat it--be proud of yourself, and boast of it to family and friends. (Do it casually, and watch their reactions!) :)

Allez, Allen!

re: Miles in one day...Allen az
Oct 7, 2001 7:14 PM
When I did the 62, I was alone, so it got kinda boring. Hmmm...Maybe I should find an organized century instead of doing it solo. This way, I'll get a nice draft!
re: Miles in one day...nigel
Oct 7, 2001 7:51 PM
Long solo jaunts for endurance can get dull. It's amazing the difference that having only one person to chat with can make. The miles pass like NOTHING. The people I generally ride with don't do the drafting thing (I can and have, but not everyone's comfortable with it--it's kind of unnatural to most who don't race, at least at first). Just chatting away the miles works quite nicely. Quality time!

Enjoy the road as it gets longer and longer (and you get fitter and fitter).

67.7 miles to the Smokies solo...NewRoadBiker
Oct 7, 2001 7:18 PM
...rode from my house in Knoxville, TN. up to Cades cove in the Smokies and then made it back down the mountain before it got so dark I needed someone to come pick me up. I was planning to do the entire round trip, about 120 miles, but got a later start than I expected. When my light failed, and I was starting to get paranoid about the small shoulders on the mountain roads, I figured it was time to call it quits and try another day.

looked at that link you gave.....Allen az
Oct 7, 2001 7:39 PM
Man! you need to get out more! (kidding obviously). But why no cycling page?

keep spinnin'
looked at that link you gave.....NewRoadBiker
Oct 7, 2001 8:40 PM
Hey, thanks for the feedback! :o) I'm also a newbie to the road cycling scene...just recently bitten by the bug this Summer. I figure once I get some experience and a few thousand miles under my belt I'll then put a section on my web pages for cycling...that and once I find the time!! :o)

re: Miles in one day...Woof the dog
Oct 8, 2001 12:59 AM
Why ride far anyway? I rarely ride more than 70 miles. Much rather enjoy fast as hell 40 miler than a raw hamburger in the pants after a century. When I get older, I will start doing all the long rides though, I am sure.


Woof the dog.
200 miles, 10:15 hours, to Jackson Wyoming. nmBrooks
Oct 8, 2001 6:38 AM
my best...4bykn
Oct 8, 2001 6:41 AM
about 102 miles.
My most memorable: 94.68 at 1:25 pm on 9/12/99. That's when I met Lucky.
calendar day or 24 hour period?Dog
Oct 8, 2001 6:53 AM
Most is 344 continuously, but that took me past midnight.

Will (hopefully) revise figures a week from today :-)

calendar day or 24 hour period?4bykn
Oct 8, 2001 6:59 AM
There's always someone skewing the curve ;-)

Just kidding, Doug. Good luck at the 508!
ouch. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 9, 2001 6:13 AM
re: Miles in one day...Blue 'Goose
Oct 8, 2001 12:50 PM
Since it wasn't my bike and only one of the others in my
group had an odometer (long story), I believe it was about
108 miles.

I bonked super, super bad too.
194...1997 Seattle to Portland (nm)DT
Oct 8, 2001 1:18 PM
125.8, 7:45, ~4400 ft climbing. 2nd: 125.49 7:35. both 2001. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 9, 2001 6:16 AM