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Doubles? Poll of the day(23 posts)

Doubles? Poll of the dayPhatMatt
Jun 20, 2002 11:55 AM
It seems everyone here has ridden a Century (US that is) except me. But what I want to know is what are the most miles you ever logged in 1 day (a 24hr time block i.e. 12 midnight to 12 midnight) Any breaks naps lunches does not matter it s the number of miles in 1 24 hr block.

212 mi. (NM)MrCelloBoy
Jun 20, 2002 11:56 AM
120 miles nmRoyGBiv
Jun 20, 2002 11:57 AM
Jun 20, 2002 12:14 PM
Okay, not me - my husband. Long before I knew him. His friends tell me he was just never the same afterwards. (I think they're joking)

I want to say it took him about 18 hours.

He actually got pulled over as a suspected DUI, while driving home from the event. The cop saw the bike in the back of the car, told him to drive careful and sent him on his way.
207 miles w/ bike club last fall - NMShad
Jun 20, 2002 12:36 PM
I know a guyMcAndrus
Jun 20, 2002 12:45 PM
Personally, it's 112 miles. I know a couple of guys who ride the 24-Hour Challenge in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Both of them have 450+ miles in 24 hours.
Holy shit! nmLeisure
Jun 22, 2002 4:00 AM
392mi during 24 hr challengefatguyonalittelbilke
Jun 22, 2002 2:31 PM
I did the 24 hr challenge last week. The first 125mi
were all sorta up hill with a good 20mph wind and gusts
up to 30mph. The 20mi and the 6mi loops were ok.
This was my first time doing a 24 hr ride .
I did not know how much funn agony really is, can't wait till next years ride.

P.s I sleapt for the whole next day.
me neitherTomS
Jun 20, 2002 12:53 PM
Farthest I've ridden in one day is about 65-70 miles, towards the end of last summer when I was finally getting into decent shape. I've worked up to around 50 mile weekend rides so far this summer, hope to do a century later... so don't feel bad!

My usual rides are somewhere between 20-40 miles. Not sure how to explain to my wife that I want to ride my bike for 5 or 6 hours straight. :-)
re: Doubles? Poll of the dayksfacinelli
Jun 20, 2002 1:01 PM
108 Miles and bonked real bad the last ten. I can't remember feeling that poor on a bike. Did the ride in less than 5 1/2 hours. I am in pain thinking about it, I got dropped during the last 20 with a major headwind.

123 miles...HBPat
Jun 20, 2002 1:27 PM
I really wanted to make it an even 125, but we were at the hotel and there was much more in store the next day, and the day after that, and..... There were just two of us and we did 800 miles in 7 days. Wasn't as fun as we though it would be, but good for the stories.
346 milesChaz_cycles
Jun 20, 2002 1:30 PM
I did 346 miles in 22.5 hours (Grand Tour Triple highland route). Their road markings were not very good, so I got to do a few bonus miles. All in all a good day.
Holy shit again! nmLeisure
Jun 22, 2002 4:02 AM
495 miles in 8 days or 212 in 3? nmLone Gunman
Jun 20, 2002 1:33 PM
I forgot, not that it matters...Lone Gunman
Jun 20, 2002 6:02 PM
TOSRV 2002 201 in 2 days
152 on the cruiser ...Humma Hah
Jun 20, 2002 2:10 PM
... sucking wheel behind MB1 and Miss M, the two most generous souls in cycling.

Last year I rode Tour de Palm Springs, Solvang (104.4 mi and 5900 ft of climbing), the NSA-OCE century, and the epic above. The previous year I rode a 140-miler and the Amtrack. All this is on the singlespeed cruiser. I've yet to ride more than 60 miles in a day on a geared bike, and don't know how you guys can manage, all that shifting all day long would wear me out!

You need to ride a century.
re: Doubles? Poll of the dayDougSloan
Jun 20, 2002 3:42 PM
Somewhere around 370-380 miles in the 508 last fall.
Holy holy holy....nmLeisure
Jun 22, 2002 4:04 AM
115 miles...biknben
Jun 20, 2002 5:33 PM
I attempted an unsupported double five years ago. Dumbest thing I ever tried on a bike. It was an event in Jersey called the "longest day". It goes from the northern tip to the southern tip of NJ about this time every year. I had someone drop me off at the start. It was rediculuosly hot and humid that day. Coincidentally, my apartment was just off the route at the 100 mile mark. I stopped there to replenish supplies but I was already showing signs of major bonk. I continued and quickly made a couple wrong turns. Realizing that I was beginning to show signs of heat stroke, I turned back to my apartment. By the time I got back I was toast.

I was doing back to back centuries while training and thought that would be enough. The conditions killed me.

I still have the cue sheet for the ride. Maybe someday...
where is this jersey ride???pa rider
Jun 21, 2002 5:30 AM
Meet a guy last night who said he's doing a double this weekend in New Jersey. I guess this must be the death ride he was talking about (double century event).

He said something about you have to stay at a certain average or they will ask you to quit. Something about stop time also counts towards average time as well. I'll find out tuesday night ride if he survived.

He's probably doing the Jersey Double...biknben
Jun 21, 2002 6:39 AM
JUN 22 The Jersey Double
Whitehouse Station, NJ. 200-mi. loop through six rural northwestern NJ counties, some of the state's finest countryside. moderately hilly with 7500+ feet of vertical climbing. Western Jersey Wheelmen 973-285-5010

I haven't done the event so I don't know about any required pace and such.
He's probably doing the Jersey rider
Jun 21, 2002 7:50 AM
Thanks. I think my friend said it was over 10,000 feet of elevation. I did 7,000 in a day (100 miles), so I told him he has bigger balls then me. Sounds like a knee killer to finish it, if you don't bonk first.

I read some where this february that their a group here in pennsylvania (down Carlisle) who rides every saturday doing doubles. My friend doing the one in New Jersey this weekend said their a group down DC who rides every saturday up to Maryland.

How long does it take to do a double? I'm not sure how you could ride 11 hours without not getting sore.

Thanks man,

Have a fun weekend.
125 miles. planning doubles august/september 2002. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 24, 2002 5:15 AM