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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-06-2004, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Furthest distance riddin on your bike?

Whats the furthest distance you've rode on your sportbike?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-07-2004, 12:00 AM
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From here to Ohio (450 miles) on my 1992 F2 in about 8 hours.

This was back in '94 when I was a young 23yr old.

Here's what I learned. . .

NEVER do that again! Chicago to Ohio (around Cleveland) is a very straight and VERY boring ride. Did I mention 8 hours?!

I actually did the exact same ride again last year, but with one difference. . . I rode my VTX1800 this time. Still boring, but at least it was comfortable!

Still have the F2 'till this day, but it's mostly just for local rides!
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From Sturgis, SD to Huelett, Wyoming to Rapid City, SD back to Sturgis...ending up in BlackHawk, SD...about 400 miles.

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This doesn't really count as a Goldwing isn't a sportbike I've put about 3500 miles in a little under 2 weeks on a road trip touring to the Colorado and New Mexico area.
Motorcycle travel is really great.
We did another that was a full 2 weeks that was something like 4700 as we made a big circle headed starting south.

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Max in one day was about 600 miles.

Longest road trip was around Lake Michigan with a side trip to Canada in three days.

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I did nearly 800 miles in a day on the SV last year. I wanted to put a bullet in my head when I was done, but I didn't have the energy.

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I did about 800 last year, st. paul and back all back roads
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about 300+ miles. Chicago out to Quad Cities and back plus some side roads during the day..

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About 650 miles. Riding from my old house in Alexandria Va down to Charlottesville then out to West Virginia and back home again. All country roads. Took about 12 hours. Didn't get saddle soar until the last 2 hours.
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750 miles in 1 day
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I did nearly 800 miles in a day on the SV last year. I wanted to put a bullet in my head when I was done, but I didn't have the energy.

For those that hadn't already figured this out: Fairings = Good.
Whatever we did on one of Anna's rides was hte longest for me.

Patrick, I've found a good set of textile pants helps protect against the wind a BIT. But yeah, naked bikes and long trips don't mix too well. NO wind protection. My 'fairing' just throws air at my helmet.

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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-08-2004, 10:29 AM
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Quote:
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This doesn't really count as a Goldwing isn't a sportbike I've put about 3500 miles in a little under 2 weeks on a road trip touring to the Colorado and New Mexico area.
Motorcycle travel is really great.
We did another that was a full 2 weeks that was something like 4700 as we made a big circle headed starting south.

I have to disagree a bit on the comment that a goldwing isn't a sportbike .... the new ones are pretty nice and sporty and can be thrown around fairly good , my longest ride ... I just did 5/3/04 started in Indiana (home) to Des Moines to Kansas city to St. louis and back home 1143 miles start time was 4:22 am at 36 degrees , end time was 10:18pm same day . This was my second iron butt ride , next one is 1500 + miles in 24 hours !
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Oh ya this ride was done on an 03 wing ... good times !!
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The longest on a sportbike was about 650 miles from Indy to Atlanta on a '93 CBR900RR.

On my 916 I did 500+ in one day - wrists were killing me.

I have a Honda ST1100 that I've taken to California two years in a row - longest was 8600 miles in 10 days. But it's a tourer and is pretty much made for that kinda stuff.

Heading to Santa Fe, NM with the wife and the ST1100 in two weeks - can't wait.

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Heading to Santa Fe, NM with the wife and the ST1100 in two weeks - can't wait.
Eric, what days are you going to be in NM? My gf and I are taking our bikes down there on the 19th of this month to hit the mountain twisties between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

The longest I've ridden was abou 300 miles. From Ft. Rucker, Alabama to Panama City Beach Florida and back with a whole shit load of squidly crusing in between.

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Eric, what days are you going to be in NM? My gf and I are taking our bikes down there on the 19th of this month to hit the mountain twisties between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Wow! We're leaving Indy on the 20th and won't get to Santa Fe until the 21st.

We're planning on a long rtip up to Ouray, CO (fanntastic ride on Route 550 - The "Million Dollar Highway") not to be missed. And also farting around in NM.

We're staying at La Tienda Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe - give us a yell!


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I know the La Tienda. My gf hasn't been to that part of the country, but I'm from Albuquerque. We'll be doing the tourist thing at the Plaza in Santa Fe. We should hook up for a ride.

Ouray, CO is an incredible drive. 5 mph switch backs for miles and miles. Make sure you stop and take a swim in the natrual hot springs there. Damn you're lucky. I wish I could take a few more days off of work so I could head up there.

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Just look for a burgundy colored ST1100 parked outside. Not sure which room we're in, but it'll be in the Duran House.

Any roads that you'd suggest in the area? I know all of the good ones in Colorado, but not so much in NM.

We also wanna do the touristy stuff as the wife gets bored with just riding all of the time (dunno what her problem is).

We'll be there all week - until about the 28th or 29th when we head back.


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I'm not sure about actual milage, but I've done:

Chicagoland to Twin Cities in one day, going the long way through Iowa all back roads

Chicagoland to East of Nashville, TN in a day mostly back roads some highway

Chicagoland to Duluth, MN in a day some highway, some backroads

Chicagoland to Arkansas state line in a day a little higway in IL, all backroads in MO
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Quote:
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I'm not sure about actual milage, but I've done:


Chicagoland to East of Nashville, TN in a day mostly back roads some highway
That's an easy 500 miles or better - long enough on sportsbike!

I got a GPS unit a few years ago that records my actual route along with mileage, top speed, average speed, time spent stading still and moving, etc. Just a toy really, but a good way to remember just where the Hell you went and how long it took to get there. And then dpownloads it all into a PC.

Us old farts need all the help we can get with memory...


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I just did 250 miles in 50 mph + gusty wind. yuck !
( I guess I am still a rookie !)
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my longest isn't really that long maybe 200 miles round trip from schaumburg to lake geneva. well actually a tad further then lake geneva to the sugar shack down the street. (strip club).

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550 miles but here is the rest of the story...

woke up at 2 pm on a friday. Went to work at 11pm. got off of work at 7am. Met guys for breakfast and was on the road by 9am. Went to a rally and returned home that night at 8pm.

basically at the end of the 550 miles I had been up for 30 hours.



On a goldwing I drove from Joliet to South Carolina. Not really sure how many miles that is though.

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Miles on a sportbike in one day? That would be 500, on my Gixxer (Dad's place in TN).

Most miles was Denver to Chicago, on my Softail, in '95.

And I do the 800+ day from Mom's place in Delaware to home at least once a year, but that's mainly on the 'bagger (John accompanied me once, riding the TL, and said he was pretty darn comfy!)

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Quote:
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That's an easy 500 miles or better - long enough on sportsbike!

Well, not really... it was about 700 miles, I never take a direct route any where... to TN we went through IN, OH, KY, TN went as far as Knoxville, just to make a right and head towards Memphis..... on the way back we went though TN, KY and crossed IL the long way from South to North.

I'm getting a GPS this year, so I can keep better track of my routes and milage.
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