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Where did you ride today?

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    Re: Where did you ride today?


    If you haven't done 500 miles in a day on a motorcycle, have you really suffered enough in life?

    I'd recommend the entirety of the Blue Ridge Parkway in a day as a good intro to long distance, all-day riding. It will keep you so busy with the scenery you won't notice the agony.

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    Uh oh...did I lose my NESR oldie card?

    I did over 400 miles on the 690 enduro on pavement

    But before that, mostly 220-350 mile days on the Ninja 500, Vstrom 650, and FZR600. Honestly 350 was pushing it on a sport-ish Bikes...mostly saddle sore.

    I moved to more dirt/dual sport stuff where the mileage is less important. 220 miles of dirt for Barstow to Vegas was pretty tiring.

    Id like to do 500 mile days, but on the right platform. Plenty of dope rides from the desert Southwest To AZ/UT/NM/NV/NorCal...but I figure once my joints start throwing yellow cards from the dirt rides, I will transition over to something that just eats miles for breakfast lunch and dinner. Harley, GSA, RT are all on my short list.

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Uh oh...did I lose my NESR oldie card?

    I did over 400 miles on the 690 enduro on pavement

    But before that, mostly 220-350 mile days on the Ninja 500, Vstrom 650, and FZR600. Honestly 350 was pushing it on a sport-ish Bikes...mostly saddle sore.

    I moved to more dirt/dual sport stuff where the mileage is less important. 220 miles of dirt for Barstow to Vegas was pretty tiring.

    I’d like to do 500 mile days, but on the right platform. Plenty of dope rides from the desert Southwest To AZ/UT/NM/NV/NorCal...but I figure once my joints start throwing yellow cards from the dirt rides, I will transition over to something that just eats miles for breakfast lunch and dinner. Harley, GSA, RT are all on my short list.
    change your underwear

    I've done several 1k+ days, did a 900 mile day once, zero highway, and 300 or so were in dirt, 450-500 miles /day is routine

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    change your underwear

    I've done several 1k+ days, did a 900 mile day once, zero highway, and 300 or so were in dirt, 450-500 miles /day is routine
    Iron Butt runs need not apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Iron Butt runs need not apply.
    they make checking out the Ozarks possible in a 4 day weekend

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    I've always thought about doing an extremely long ride (like 750+ miles), I think what dissuades me the most is that riding in the dark on highways seems kind of boring. Part of the appeal of riding to far off destinations is seeing the sights, and not having that would put a damper on what would be an already tiring ride.

    Maybe it's best to start in the early morning hours, so the local ground (what you've already seen) is what's covered in the dark?

    Then again I did ride the final leg of the BRP from Asheville to Cherokee several years ago in the pitch black and pea soup thick fog. It was both terrifying and exhilarating.

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    I've always thought about doing an extremely long ride (like 750+ miles), I think what dissuades me the most is that riding in the dark on highways seems kind of boring. Part of the appeal of riding to far off destinations is seeing the sights, and not having that would put a damper on what would be an already tiring ride.

    Maybe it's best to start in the early morning hours, so the local ground (what you've already seen) is what's covered in the dark?

    Then again I did ride the final leg of the BRP from Asheville to Cherokee several years ago in the pitch black and pea soup thick fog. It was both terrifying and exhilarating.
    Never been nor am I now a fan of riding in the dark. Same goes for the wheelers & sleds. Just doesn't do it for me.

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Never been nor am I now a fan of riding in the dark. Same goes for the wheelers & sleds. Just doesn't do it for me.
    On my SS1000, I left in the dark to get known interstate done and avoid riding in the dark at the end of the day when I'm tired and the terrain is unfamiliar.

    It still isn't great!

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    Even on my Multi, if it's greater than a couple hours of slab I'd rather put it in the back of the truck and enjoy the good riding when I get there.

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    On my SS1000, I left in the dark to get known interstate done and avoid riding in the dark at the end of the day when I'm tired and the terrain is unfamiliar.

    It still isn't great!
    when I do IBA rides, I start so that my dark riding is closer to home on roads I am more familiar with, I've still had surprises from black ice to a black bear, along with the dead skunks,

    Several times, while everybody else trucked down to Deals Gap, I rode my SV, it's about 21 hrs/1200 miles from my house, If I leave aboout 5pm on a Friday afternoon, I get down there in time to make a few runs on Saturday afternoon, a good nights sleep, and rarin to go explore on Sunday

    Very similar to explore the Ozarks, 23hrs to cover 1550 miles that it takes to get to Joplin, MO, get a good nights sleep, and before dark, you can have 600 more miles

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    For anyone thinking of doing long miles in the saddle, learn from my mistake. I scoffed at RandyO's underwear warning. He's right.

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    Re: Where did you ride today?

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    500 miles in one day??

    sounds equally exhausting as it sounds awesome!
    This was actually 3 500 mile days. So total trip was 1500 miles but all pics posted were of the same day.

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    Those roads look next level epic and the telescope looks so cool. Is it still in working condition?
    Yes, the telescope is still in use, although they're doing some renovation to the floor. The floor actually lifts 17ft up hydraulically to the hand-rail you see just below the dome. It's crazy to think they built this between 1876 and 1887. They did add an electronic coordinates device (no idea what it's actually called) but all telescope controls are still operated by hand! At some point the dome was all operated by hand but was converted to electric motors. The picture I posted has the original astronomer's ladder/chair -- crazy to think one person sat in that giant ladder chair and spent the night looking up through that giant telescope.

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