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Old 10-17-2012, 07:11 PM   #91
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I am just curious to see how far one can travel in one day.

On a recent cross country trip, I traveled 1071 miles on my last day from Rawlins, WY to St.Charles, IL and I was worn out by the time I got home. The long ride was due to my stupid scheduling conflict, so it was not by choice
How far can one travel in a day? Well, the BBG 1500/24 level is about it. 1500 in 24 is keeping an overall average of 62.5 mph.

Me personally? I've documented a couple of SS1000 rides. 1031 miles and 1179 miles.

Many other rides in the 500 to 1000 miles in a day.

Now that most of my riding is 2-up, 500 mile days are the max, and the days usually are more like 300-350 on weekend campout trips.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:29 PM   #92
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From the San Ran Motel in Robbinsville NC at 7AM to home in Western NY
0930PM. I don't think anyone passed me that day...
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:06 PM   #93
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Probably around 1100. Multiple high-mileage days and very high temps -- on a CC trip in August 2008, I left Omaha and had record heat all the way into Billings (via Cheyenne, to avoid Sturgis), where it was 98* upon arrival at 10 pm -- add to the need for a long recovery when the trip is over.

I was feeling good on my way home from Daytona one year and punched out a bit under 350 miles without putting my feet down (on an 1100GS with TT tank), a memorable leg for me for its ease. Every now and then the wind will be at your back.

A well-setup bike really helps -- legroom, wind management and cruise control have become more important to me over the years. A CamelBack also helps, as does (surprisingly) a well-tweaked suspension. I don't listen to music.

Surprised that no one has mentioned John Ryan yet.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:07 AM   #94
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If you mean before calling it a day...





If you mean < 24 hours...





I guess no afternoon naps for you. How can one go for 23+ hours....insane
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:39 AM   #95
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I guess no afternoon naps for you. How can one go for 23+ hours....insane
A buddy and I completed the 2009 Colorado Classic 1000 in 21 hours.

A few fuel stops and a stop in Leadville for coffee.

Great fun!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:40 AM   #96
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If you mean before calling it a day...



That's a helluva day...
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:57 AM   #97
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Are they all that way? I found the same on the last grueling trip I took (which was an early srping night-ride a year and a half ago), and thought I got lucky somehow. At that time of the morning (from like 1 AM to 5 AM) everything in every little town in the middle of Florida is closed, and when you're hypothermic and running on the reserve tank... it is a miserable situation to find yourself in.
I haven't come across one in years that didn't work when the place was closed, but then again all my road-tripping is done in the Western US now. Back when I did this trip (1999) there were definitely a lot of gas stations in NC that would not work when the store was closed.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:36 AM   #98
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About 550 or 600 miles for me is my longest day.

For one reason or another I've never had a need/desire to go farther. I'm sure I can go farther if I need to be somewhere fast, just haven't needed to yet. I might plan a longer mileage 3 day weekend next summer and stick to highway just for the heck of it, never really gave much thought to that before.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:14 AM   #99
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About 750 miles from San Diego to Las Vegas with a scenic detour through Death Valley (from North to South). The Death Valley section was 50/50 dirt and so bloody hot! Trip took about 12 hours and I was completely wiped-out by the end.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:07 AM   #100
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900 miles is my longest traveled trip.
100 miles North of Dallas to Darby,MT....




























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Old 11-19-2012, 04:25 PM   #101
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I haven't come across one in years that didn't work when the place was closed,
There are still many non-automated gas pumps in rural parts of PA, NH, and ME. Pay inside the general store. (I must go through NY and VT in daylight.)

This summer I did 6 days between 1025 and 1040 miles on this:



And this:



I wear the quietest helmet I could find and keep the turbulence below neck level. Then I alternate 2-lane with some freeway.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #102
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I was not including gas pumps that don't have a card reader in that statement.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #103
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1530 miles in 23hrs 9 minutes on my Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere. Surprising how easy it is to rack up the miles on this ADV bike!

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:30 AM   #104
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Kansas City to Denver NC

This summer on the way home from the RA rally I decided that Id had enough being away from home and decided to get back. I left Kansas City near the Garmin Facory and headed home. 970 miles. Left at 7am Kansas time and got home about 10:30 Denver NC time.
Ive done a couple of 1000 miles in 24 hour days to get Iron Butt certified but those were planned and really were not a huge deal. That 970 coming home was tough. I was a little punchy when I got home.

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:30 PM   #105
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The most miles I've done in 24 hours was approx 755 miles. This was a round trip to Le Mans. I did watch the MotoGP while I was there too
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