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HOW MANY MILES IN ONE DAY?

  • 1-199

    Votes: 40 14.3%
  • 200-399

    Votes: 75 26.8%
  • 400-599

    Votes: 82 29.3%
  • 600-799

    Votes: 46 16.4%
  • 800-999

    Votes: 17 6.1%
  • IRON BUTT 1,000+

    Votes: 20 7.1%

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There’s a lot of validity to your statement. Back when I had my 85 Honda Shadow, I would NEVER attempt the kind of trips I’ve done on my touring bikes. Two different animals for sure.
On the flip side back when i had my 85 Honda shadow my butt had 70# less on it
 

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I've gone only around 700 miles on several occasions, but with my new tourer it is a lot easier to stay on the road. Plus, if I stayed on the slab the whole way, I could do some 1000 milers without too much trouble. The problem these days is that at 78 y.o., the body is not in top shape. Well, actually, in some ways I am pretty much in "top" shape (joke inserted there 😬).

Several times in the past and this last summer on my 9,000 mile trip, I only went around 700 a couple of times, but it's not the mileage. It's the time spent on the bike. Once I was on the west side of Columbus, OH where due to poor directions, I ended up spending about 3 hours lost before I got totally out of the city limits, while only traveling maybe 50 miles. Or stuck in traffic on the north side of Denver for two hours and 10 miles on a summer 95° day.

I just make it a point to stop every hour to hour-and-a-half to stretch and rest my eyes for a couple of moments.

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I've gone only around 700 miles on several occasions, but with my new tourer it is a lot easier to stay on the road. Plus, if I stayed on the slab the whole way, I could do some 1000 milers without too much trouble. The problem these days is that at 78 y.o., the body is not in top shape. Well, actually, in some ways I am pretty much in "top" shape (joke inserted there 😬).

Several times in the past and this last summer on my 9,000 mile trip, I only went around 700 a couple of times, but it's not the mileage. It's the time spent on the bike. Once I was on the west side of Columbus, OH where due to poor directions, I ended up spending about 3 hours lost before I got totally out of the city limits, while only traveling maybe 50 miles. Or stuck in traffic on the north side of Denver for two hours and 10 miles on a summer 95° day.

I just make it a point to stop every hour to hour-and-a-half to stretch and rest my eyes for a couple of moments.

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Hey Ron, When did you get your Eluder?
 
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