# Thread: How long would it take to ride 400mi.?

1. ## How long would it take to ride 400mi.?

Hello- Im taking a little trip with may be 50-60 lbs. gear on a 29r , I think it's flat for 75% of the way then mountain the last aš 25% I'll probedly be going 10-15 mmph , I was thinking that if anybody would know it would be you guys Thanks for your time, Oh it's from Rapid City SD to Denver Co.

2. I'm not the best with mathematics but it seems you have all you need to answer the question yourself. 10-15mph for 400 miles just needs to be put into a math machine.

Rapid City to Denver sounds like a cool route. Riding dirt, trails, pavement?

Either way leave about 20-30lbs of gear at home.

3. It all depends on how fast you ride.

4. Terrain is everything. 400 miles on pavement and maintained dirt roads is a lot different than 400 miles on technical singletrack or rugged 4wd roads.

5. Im going on pavement I guess I don't think that there are dirt trails all the way there I was just thinking of the highway.

But if there are dirt trails then may be take them part way, I was curious because I read a article where a guy did 400mi. in 24 hr. at something like 24mph.

Im used to maybe 10-15 mph so I guess 4 days or so actually I was kinda hoping someone had already done this route or something similar.

Im use to 50-75 mi. a day riding around town non stop so seeing as how this is my first long ride I guess it should'nt be that difficult.

Thanks for the input.

6. With some time on Google Earth and a road map you might be surprised how much gravel you could ride. I dislike highway riding.

Seems like 50-75 miles is reasonable. Practice a few times with your bike fully loaded then adjust your mileage if needed. I'd also suggest having more time than you think you'd need. Be a bummer to get close to DNV only to have to quit because you run out of time.

When is the ride happening? Post a report and enjoy yourself.

7. Thanks for the advice i'll defenitly use it, I don't really like highway riding either but my uncle rode from Ak. to Boston last summer and he said that It wasnt that bad.

I don't really have a time limit , right now i'm just waiting for it to warm up a bit more.

I'll definetly check back later, thanks again.

8. I would get out a map and look at where the towns are located for resupply and to figure out where I am sleeping every night.

As someone else mentioned, get rid of some of the weight.

9. Make sure to use something like map my ride for elevation and hills. Got headwinds or rain? That always slows me down. That and muddy roads. For paved touring I usually figure on 60-75 max miles per day. Time for lunch, break camp, set up camp etc. Always takes longer than I think. Plus nap and swim time too.

10. Thanks all ...im on my way..

11. It Always take me twice as long as I thought it would.

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12. Ok so who'd of thought that some kinda cold precipitation Woulda came throurgh here like a hurricane

I l Thought that I new it alI.

13. Im born and raised in Ak. So I didnt expect this whole cold moisture thing.

14. So how long did it take?

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