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View Poll Results: HOW MANY MILES IN ONE DAY?
1-199 39 14.34%
200-399 74 27.21%
400-599 80 29.41%
600-799 43 15.81%
800-999 17 6.25%
IRON BUTT 1,000+ 19 6.99%
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post #111 of 116 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 02:16 PM
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Actual miles traveled were just under 1100 miles in 1995 on a 1992 Honda 250 Nighthawk. Strapped my rucksack to the tank, laid on it, kicked feet back and filled up every 200-250 miles. Peed, ate a honeybun and drank a Mt Dew. Signed out at 0030 Hrs Central from Ft Hood, Tx... arrived in the north end of Berrien County, GA to my in-law's house at just after 2300 eastern. Butt was numb. Feet were numb. Neck was sore.

The arrival would have been a little more inviting had my wife been properly informed.
They let me leave work at 1300 so I could sleep, knowing I was leaving out just after midnite when I could sign out. Wife called my motorpool at 1500.... so she assumed I left then, forgetting that I could not sign out on leave until midnite. When I called her from Tallahassee, she was livid thinking I had left 12 hrs sooner than I actually had. LOL... ah, the days of smartphones, GPS tracking and bluetooth headsets had not yet arrived back then. The couch was comfortable enough, though.

Since then, my longest ride in a day was 330 miles just a couple of months ago.
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post #112 of 116 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 03:53 PM
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You made an epic 1100 mile dash on a 250, and your wife was livid when you arrived.

A marriage and the laws of conservation of energy are the same:

1. You cant win.
2. You cant break even.
3. You cant get out of the game.
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here's a little story from a riding buddy of mine.

about 15 years ago or so when my friend was in his early 20s, my friend's mom was getting married to some guy that he didn't approve of. apparently he was a bad dude. my friend told him he'd better leave his mom because he was coming for him. they lived somewhere up in the New England region while my friend was in Texas. my friend didn't have a car, just his bike. can't remember what model it was, probably mid-size Harley, maybe a sportster. and this was in or very near Winter. he said the temps were in the 30s and 40s the whole way there. he dressed as warm as he could but didn't have rain gear or the best warm gear. my friend rode non-stop from Texas to New England through the cold temps, freezing rain at least half the way, and only stopped for gas/bathroom/snack along the way for 2 days, about 2,000 miles. and at every stop he phone up this guy to say where he was as he was on his way. by the time my friend reached his mom, the dude was gone and never returned.
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post #114 of 116 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 02:32 AM
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You made an epic 1100 mile dash on a 250, and your wife was livid when you arrived.

A marriage and the laws of conservation of energy are the same:

1. You cant win.
2. You cant break even.
3. You cant get out of the game.
Partly true. Fact is... My supervisor let me go early at lunch so I could sleep knowing I was signing out at midnite. The wife called at 3. One of my idiot team members told her I left at lunch... and nothing else. She assumed that I left and was already on my way... so in her mind, I should have been there by lunch time. It was almost 9pm when I called her almost two hours out. So. She had been worried... and pissed.

Once I reminded her that I couldn't sign out and leave until midnite, she totally grasped that whole ride. She was floored. We were young then. LOL.

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Casa Grande, AZ north to Flagstaff, east to Albuquerque, south to Las Cruces, west to Tucson, north to Casa Grande. 1074 miles in 20 hours and 15 minutes.
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This is just sad! 5 yrs old & less then 1500 miles. That's 300 a year or less.

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