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What is the longest distance you have taken on a bicycle?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (21943 points ) May 14th, 2014

In your lifetime what is the longest trip (feet, yards, or miles) you have taken by bicycle; with a pee break or rest stop 30 min. or under, and straight through without a stop for anything other than to adjust something on the bike or traffic, etc. that forced you to stop?

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jca's avatar

About 15 miles on a rail trail.

janbb's avatar

Forty miles.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

30 miles or so on a mountain bike on trails. I expect that number to go waaay up if i get into road biking

flutherother's avatar

I cycled 80 miles across Ireland once.

Crazydawg's avatar

30 miles

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@jca That is cool.
@janbb @ARE_you_kidding_me @flutherother, and @Crazydawg, how long did it take you to do that? Was it a contiguous, was there a dinner or sleep break along the way?

Aster's avatar

One mile? It has been a long time. lol

janbb's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central I did it in about 4 -5 hours and did not take a meal or sleep break.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^ Depending on the bike and the trail, you were clipping along fairly well; about 8–11 mph splits.

josie's avatar

105 miles. TOSRV. Tour of the Scioto River Valley

talljasperman's avatar

From Jasper national park city to the B.C. border and back.

syz's avatar

I used to ride a 32 mile loop almost every weekend.

Crazydawg's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central The 30 miles was an all day thing with lots of stops along the way.

gondwanalon's avatar

One day in the ride around Washington ride last year I did a 120 mile and covered 420 miles during a 5 day period. I couldn’t decide which hurt wurst my butt or the balls of my feet. Fun stuff.

deni's avatar

Probably 20 miles. I have never “toured” on a bike, but my brother does at least once a year. In July he is going from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA by himself. I am so jello.

flutherother's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central I did it in one long day with stops for sightseeing and snacks. I was younger and fitter then.

Harold's avatar

Katoomba to Sydney- around 80 kms.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@gondwanalon I couldn’t decide which hurt wurst my butt or the balls of my feet.
Discover the wonders of Gel seats ;-)

@flutherother I was younger and fitter then.
Tip, you can’t get younger BUT you can be more fit, just get back on the Flintstone horse and use it daily. :-)

downtide's avatar

About 40 miles.

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