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post #31 of 89 (permalink) Old 07-27-2000, 12:16 PM
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My longest trip was Palmy-Auckland return, about 540k each way (help me here Ross!) in two days. Nice roads most of the way, love the twisties between Taumaranui <sp> and Te Kuiti. Doesn't sound too far, but on a 250, its a LONG way. I usually did the trip with minimum stops, namely two 10 min stops to get gas
When I got off, it was pretty much collapse. Maybe it's just the riding posture of the 250 or something, but my legs were getting pretty restless by the time about 400 odd k's came up.

Its a much more comfortable trip on the 600


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post #32 of 89 (permalink) Old 07-27-2000, 04:20 PM
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Just completed 910 miles in 15 hours, one-way. If I had a bigger(faster) bike I would have made it even quicker

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post #33 of 89 (permalink) Old 10-08-2000, 07:02 PM
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Just rode 800 miles on the nose in one day, 90% interstate, from Pigeon Forge TN (Deal's Gap) to Ithaca NY on a CBR-1000f. Temp got down into the forties. My longest one sitting ride ever was around 1984 from Calgary to Pittsburgh PA, about 2300+ miles and about 45 hrs, on a Gold Wing. I will never do that again but 1000 to 1500 miles on return runs from the rockies are not out of the question. I routinely do 350 mile day rides out of Pittsburgh thru W.VA. on 2 laners (especially W.Va. Rte.250 and 50) on the CBR-1000f.


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post #34 of 89 (permalink) Old 04-14-2001, 12:01 PM
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I rode from New Orleans to just south of Macon, Ga in one stetch, only reason I stopped was the temp dipped below freezing and I didn't have cold weather gloves (feared frostbite). I ride a '00 Ninja ZX6-R, was fairly comfortable for the most part. Spent the night, woke up and finished the ride to Charleston, SC the next morning with no ill effects.

Well, you asked.

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post #35 of 89 (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 04:21 PM
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longest ride

I was planning 600 miles or so but when I got there I found the friend I was visitng got in wreck and was sent to a hospital 100 miles away so the day ended up being 700 miles plus some change. I wasn't sad since I got one of those new aerogel seats and broke 55mpg on two of the 5 tanks I bought for the ride. The only thing better than riding is riding for even cheaper.
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post #36 of 89 (permalink) Old 06-20-2001, 07:20 PM
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823 miles on a 95 Honda St1100, my wife was on the back and I wanted to hit 1,000 miles but she said NO. I may never have another chance again. Now I have a 99 Honda Blackbird done 500 miles
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post #37 of 89 (permalink) Old 06-26-2001, 08:18 PM
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Just did a 600 mile day from Rapid City, SD to Des Moines on the GSXR1000 with my wife on the back. Pushed a 25 mph wind all the way and went through a big thunderstorm with a LOT of lightening.
This is after a week of cold & snow in Yellowstone (which was closed the day we were supposed to go in).
My wife has still not recovered and may never do that again.
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post #38 of 89 (permalink) Old 06-26-2001, 09:06 PM
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The longest trip I have ever been on in a day was 481 miles on my 2000 Ninja 250. It was from Lake Charles, La to Walker, La to New Orleans and back to lake charles. My ass hurt like hell. Funny thing, about an hour from my home I stopped to walk around a bit and a homeless man asked me if I would ride him to Lake Charles.
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post #39 of 89 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 04:55 PM
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Cool 1 long ride

my longest was a cross country triangle on a cb900custom.
i went from indianapolis indiana, to anchorage alaska, to san fransisco, to myrtle beach north carolina, and then went home. the first week we did 800 to 1100 mile days. we were gone for 5 1/2 weeks total and it was the most fun i have ever had in my life but i will never do it again.
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post #40 of 89 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 10:23 AM
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from Phoenix to Miami to Japan and back to Phoenix
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