# Thread: How Long Would You Go By Bike One Day?

1. ## How Long Would You Go By Bike One Day?

Hi guys, how long have you gone by bike one day?
Last Sunday, I ride my bike with friends to our neighbor city Heze. We start at 7am, and return back until 4am at the down.
We just had simple lunch and dinner on the road, but no break. I felt a bit tired, but I told myself to just keep going on. The whole journey is 400km.
We finally return back home successfully. It is the first time for me to make a such long time bike journey.
How long have you ride one time?

2. Unless I am doing the conversion wrong, 400 km is something like 250 miles. That is a long ride. Did you do that in one day?

Farthest I have ridden in one day (on a mountain bike no less) was right at 110 miles, which would be about 177 km. Took me a little over 12 hours.

3. LOL...

My longest has been about 46 miles(75km) with camping gear, had plenty of extra time but I reached my campsite. You guys make me feel like a slacker.

4. I assume that is on a road bike? I have done centuries before (up to 125 miles) but that is the longest. 250 miles in one go is pretty intense.

On my mountain bike, when I lived in England, I would often do full day rides - leave at 7am and get back by 10am. These would be about 70-90 miles and would involve 30 miles of road ridding back to town. It would also involve a pub lunch and dinner! (:

5. 52 is the most I've ever ridden on a mountain bike in one day.

6. 45 miles for me.
Ride on'
George

7. 90 miles on gravel and 45 mph winds. I was cooked.

8. MTB - 316 kms (or 196 miles).

9. Originally Posted by 11 Bravo
Unless I am doing the conversion wrong, 400 km is something like 250 miles. That is a long ride. Did you do that in one day?

Farthest I have ridden in one day (on a mountain bike no less) was right at 110 miles, which would be about 177 km. Took me a little over 12 hours.
One day is hard to ride such a long distance. We just started on 7am, and return back until the next day 4am at the dawn.
This is the longest distance I have ride ever before.
I tried to submit some photos, but none shown at all.

10. Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn
LOL...

My longest has been about 46 miles(75km) with camping gear, had plenty of extra time but I reached my campsite. You guys make me feel like a slacker.

enjoying your life while riding bike is great! It seems that I am a bit crazy!

11. Originally Posted by Shalom
MTB - 316 kms (or 196 miles).
That's great!

12. Originally Posted by Lenny7
90 miles on gravel and 45 mph winds. I was cooked.
wind has nearly made me lost.

13. I ride road bike for long journey, usually I ride about 250-300km a day. This is really a big challenge for me to make such long journey.
I nearly choose give up at midnight when we are still riding on the way. I am all in.
But finally I ride back, it's my first time.

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15. 130 miles w/ 15lbs of gear on a 30lb FS 26er. Pinhoti Trail

16. I did 140K in 7 hours about a month ago.
and I did 170K when i was a teenager on a department store bike, was a full-day excursion. (Carlton Microlite with Suntour integrated twist-shiter/brake levers! SWANK!)

have a 200K planned for late summer (we hope) but we're working on getting our kid used to longer rides, right now 3 or 4 hours in the trailer is his max.
so if we're lucky it'd be a 2 day trip.

17. 400km riding journey seems more suitable for 2 days. I am feeling a bit uncomfortable after the long journey.

18. Distance (km) : 80
Time on bike : 7h 45min
Brutto time: 8h 50min

55 km really slow singletrack + 25 km road

19. I have done Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 1/2 days with a couple of my friends, (850km over 4 1/2 days = 190km average per day)

20. 110 miles on both road and mountain bikes (but on different routes ), planning on a 125 mile ride on Sunday as part of some 'unfinished business' I have on the South Downs Way

21. Originally Posted by fragman
enjoying your life while riding bike is great! It seems that I am a bit crazy!
Sure, my 46 miles was part of a 3 day, 131 mile adventure if it makes me look any better. None of my days have been more than 45-46 miles though.

22. ## longest ride

110 miles, but on a tandem, does that count as half?

23. wow!
for me 12miles is pretty long....

24. longest is 70ish at the Flint Hills Death Ride (gravel/unimproved road) for the mtb. 102 miles on the honolulu century for the road bike.

25. Originally Posted by LIIT
130 miles w/ 15lbs of gear on a 30lb FS 26er. Pinhoti Trail
I plan on doing that exact trail next month....but in 2 days instead of 1

26. On a road bike, I did a century every weekend and double metrics (200km) pretty often.

On a mtn bike, I think the furthest was about 30 miles, and I was toast. I can't imagine doing 200 something on a mtn bike - at least, not on singletrack.

27. road - 120 miles/190km (Triple Bypass, 10k feet of ascent)
mtn - 75 miles/120km (White Rim in Moab)

The 75 mile mtb ride took something like 15 hours while the 120 miles on the road only took 8. I've done those 75 miles on the White Rim twice and both count as my two longest days on a bike.

28. ## Longest Day

I think 80 is my tops.

29. Originally Posted by wintersolstice
On a road bike, I did a century every weekend and double metrics (200km) pretty often.

On a mtn bike, I think the furthest was about 30 miles, and I was toast. I can't imagine doing 200 something on a mtn bike - at least, not on singletrack.

Mtn bike can always make people feeling tired during long journey. 30km is really a high speed. Road bike is better for long distance.

30. Originally Posted by PatGear
I think 80 is my tops.
You can insist on cycling a period if you love this activity. You will find that you can go further.

31. Originally Posted by Mr Berms
I have done Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 1/2 days with a couple of my friends, (850km over 4 1/2 days = 190km average per day)
You are great! I am dreaming biking to my hometown. It is about 800km. I have never tried it.

32. Originally Posted by Sun Burn
52 is the most I've ever ridden on a mountain bike in one day.

Keep going on, you will be feeling wonderful while biking.

33. Originally Posted by Vespasianus
I assume that is on a road bike? I have done centuries before (up to 125 miles) but that is the longest. 250 miles in one go is pretty intense.

On my mountain bike, when I lived in England, I would often do full day rides - leave at 7am and get back by 10am. These would be about 70-90 miles and would involve 30 miles of road ridding back to town. It would also involve a pub lunch and dinner! (:

mountain bike is not suitable for long distance riding. The speed is limited by mountain bike. But I usually ride mountain bike for short journey less than 150Km.

34. 65 miles for me, triple d winter race in Dubuque ia.

35. 125 on the road, 40 on the dirt. Some of you guys are animals.

36. I rode to work last Tuesday, 26.5 miles each way and 6 miles each way to my favorite pizza place over lunch hour. so 65 miles that was on a road bike.

37. I did 165 miles in an 18 mtb hour race. That's a bit different, as it's a short loop and there is really no commitment.

The longest non-lap mountain bike ride I've done is either the White Rim near Moab (~102 miles) or maybe the Leadville 100 as I warmed up/down and rode to the course.

This past weekend, I did the Salida Big Friggin Loop, which was an unsupported 90 miles with a massive amount of elevation gain (~13k feet) and plenty of hike-a-bike. Mileage isn't everything!

38. 70 miles on the MTB. 138 miles on the road bike. Those are my maxes. On the road bike I've done too many 120-130 mile rides to count.

39. Depends, wasnt always about the miles, back in the day when I "used" to dirt jump and ride BMX (as early as 6-7 years ago), I could get out to the track or jump spot at 9-10 in the morning and be there till 6-7-(8-if summertime). In fact, it wasnt uncommon for years growing up for me not to spend a minumum of at least 2 hours if not (at least usually 4-6) hours a day, everyday, BMX'ing, including dirt jumping, riding street, ramp, park, and I even squeezed alot of MTBing inbetween.

40. 120 on a road bike and ~55 on a MTB. There is something epic about spending time on a bike that many people couldn't do comfortably in a car.

41. A few years ago, rode from San Luis Obispo, CA to Newport Beach CA in one day ... about 210 miles. Was on a 50+ lb fully loaded touring bike, but there were tailwinds the whole way, so it was a really nice ride down the California coast ...

42. Wow i hope to do far trips like you guys soon! I only have done about 30~mi in a single trip(MTB) in about 2 and a half hours. Hopefully i can break 100 by the end of summer!

43. Longest recorded was 42 miles with over 4000 feet of climbing. Was only 4 hours though.

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