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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 #21 of 116 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well I live in the northwest where the roads are twisty. My best is 425 half on hwy 101 and the other on I5. Hey SparkD that was a haul that day for you I figured 350+ for you but 470 wow.You want to break you record saturday. Going on a ride to Tillamook,Oregon. It's about 250 miles round trip from Longview so you could bust your record for over 500.

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562 miles from Los Mochis to Guadalajara. It is not a fast road and it took 14 hourrs to complete it. That does no include looking for a motel for an hour. I was never so gald to see a motel in my life. The had room service from the bar, cable T.V. and food service from the restuarant next door. All for the price of $25 bucks. What a find.

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So we just got back from a nice ride about 210 miles each way. It was my longest ride and a test ride for our long trip at the end of the month.

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About 700 miles. Chicago to deals gap.
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Down to South Tyrol (northern italy), starting in munich, bavaria and then back on the same day. that trip was about 430 miles on small roads with an average speed of not more than 35 mph. I was sitting on the bike for more than 12 hours on that day, so I now what a numb butt feels like

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All the way from Germany and you've actually met Stratowart? Incredibly bad karma for you...

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Just saw this and thought I'd chime in. Though it took almost 25 hours, while riding to the World's Fair in Knoxville in 1982 I rode my '81 Yammy Virago from Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Nashville, TN, a distance of almost 1100 miles IIRC. Overall it was one ungodly ride, sometimes quite scary. I remember having vivid hallucinations on more than one occasion while riding at night in eastern OK and Arkansas. Once thought I'd run over an African lion and a couple cows. Finally pulled into a rest stop in eastern Arkansas for about an hour and a half, then continued to Nashville, with an obligatory stop in Bucksnort, TN for another T-Shirt and gas. Even at 26 you still still sometimes do some pretty dumb things.
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Though it took almost 25 hours, while riding to the World's Fair in Knoxville in 1982 I rode my '81 Yammy Virago from Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Nashville, TN, a distance of almost 1100 miles IIRC. Overall it was one ungodly ride, sometimes quite scary. I remember having vivid hallucinations on more than one occasion while riding at night in eastern OK and Arkansas. Once thought I'd run over an African lion and a couple cows. Even at 26 you still still sometimes do some pretty dumb things.
as long as you hit over 1,000 miles within 24 hours, you obtained iron butt status. i know what you mean about hallucinations, kind of. last year, at 29, i almost hit iron butt status w/o intending to beforehand. my buddy and i were heading from Austin, TX to the Smokeys, and just wanted to make it to Alabama for the first day. we didn't have a set target or miles when we started. we left before 6AM. i hadn't slept since the night before (KIDS DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME) because of my work schedule and couldn't catch any winks before we headed out. i was downing 5 hour energies at every gas stop.

about 13 hours in, i began talking to myself. almost schizophrenic type stuff. just trying to keep my mind off the long journey, lack of sleep, and physical fatigue. the bike/road vibrations were really catching up to us since we kept the speedo over 90mph for at least 80% of the trip. i projected my mind to a different place and held conversations with myself to pass the time. at 15 hours in, we debated whether or not to keep going since we only realized at 700 miles that we were within range of making iron butt, but we were too cold, sleepy, and sore to do it safely so we stopped at 806 miles. we could have made it if we had planned on it beforehand, i had gotten sleep, and do it earlier in the year when it was warmer. it was below 60 degrees when we stopped.
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dsgrntldPW, Bevo: Wow guys! I hope you both took a moment to thank The Big Guy for getting you through
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