Distance poll

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Mick
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The pooll on maximum distance is fairly astonishing.

First, just because of how many people answered.

But also becasue of how far people go.

I was probably using a bike for my major transportation for 5 years without going over 30 miles in any one day. Although, when I was 12, I did a round trip that Google says is 31+ miles.

The most popular distance is 50-79 miles – a 30-mile interval when all the other intervals were 20 miles.

If the poll was …50-69, 70-89 and 90-109, probably the 100 mile segment would be the most popular.

I guess once people get past 80 miles, they go for the century.

About 1/6 of the responders have gone farther than 120 miles – incredible!

89 people have gone farther than 80 miles (and 90 less that that) at this point. Wow!


erok
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i crested 120 once on my way to NYC.


brian j
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Yeah, the ol’ century is typical marker of “long distance” for most riders.

There’s a fair number of randonneurs on the board, plus a few long distance tourist types, so I suspect they account for the 120+ distance (200k == 124-ish miles).

I’ve max’ed out at 130 miles, due to, uhh, getting lost during a 200k brevet and riding six extra miles.


HiddenVariable
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i did 140 miles to erie in one day a few summers ago. easily the most difficult ride i’ve ever done. half of that (difficulty) was because i was alone the whole time, and i tend to be a pretty gregarious person.


BradQ
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My maximum daily number is around 115.

Wait until Dan, Steevo or the Commonwealth Crushing folks start chiming in…


Erica
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My highest was about 30 (and I was very sore the next day), but my average is only about 10.


eMcK
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A few years ago during Crush the Commonwealth a friend and I rode from Philly to Rockwood only stopping to eat. Into a headwind, rained about 80% of the time. Right around 300 miles.

Quite a few 200 mile plus days other years.

Outside of CtC I’ve done a few 100+ mile days while touring, and a few 100 mile mtb races, but I’ve never ridden 100 miles for training.


dmtroyer
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my longest day was a 105 mile “century” that I rode to and back from 10 miles away.


reddan
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My longest single-day ride (defining a day as “from waking to sleeping”…I did get a shower and a change of clothes after the first 400K) was a 600K in Eastern PA, so a nominal 375 miles. That was over the span of 32 hours, though.

My longest ride in less than 24 hours is roughly in the 250-mile range (AKA “a 400K brevet”).


Mick
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My longest day ws either follwing Swan’s Potato Garden Run and getting lsot (and misdirected) or on my back from a WV trip, going 70 miles that included crossing the Potomac on a railroad bridge and going slightly over two miles back and forth through roadless cornfields.


robjdlc
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I imagine a lot of the folks responding have done a charity ride at one time or another.

Ride the MS150 and you’ve put in 80 miles in a day, casually.


icemanbb
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My longest single day ride was 96 miles (on GAP Trail). Longest road ride was 84 miles. Hoping to beat those.


StuInMcCandless
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West Falls to Geneseo was 50 miles, which I did once when I was 19 (1977). The most recent longest ride was in March, McCandless to Library, then Downtown to Highland Park, for about 48 miles. Same bike.

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