Longest one day ride, 1062 miles from Roseville California, to Antioch California to Albuquerque NM, last may on my Triumph Rocket3, one of the most relaxing rides of my life, i will do it again some day
From a 2006 cross-country trip...Laramie, WY to Nashville, IL...1,002.4 miles.
I was on the homeward stretch of 1,500 miles. Wasted time in St. Louis try to get a good photo of the Gateway Arch. So, I could have gone even further. However, this is distance, which is easy(ier) when on interstate highways.
From that same trip, I’d say my “longest day” was from San Francisco to Ash Fork, AZ. That was just 899 miles, BUT....
I got lost at night in San Francisco and stopped much later after stopping for food and deciding to stay at the hotel next door (before I had a GPS).
I had an exhausting prior day from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA via the Pacific Coast Highway...cold and windy with an average speed of around 35 mph...with a fully loaded (and then some) CBR1100XX.
I went to tour the Angeles Crest Highway only to find it closed at one end. So, I had to double back to continue on to Las Vegas.
After getting dinner in Las Vegas, I foolishly tried to continue on...expecting to find a motel after Hoover Dam in Arizona. Again, no GPS, so I was navigating at night by map. Missed my turn and was going down the wrong highway. Once I figured out my error, I diverted onto a farming road that would reconnect me with my planned route and decided to just pull over, put the bike on the center stand, and take a nap in the saddle using my tank bag as a pillow.
I’ve been riding since December 31, 2019 and had my longest day riding on Friday (319 miles). It was a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest. I have a childhood friend who lives in Portland OR, he owns a 2008 Harley Fat Bob. We met halfway between Portland and Seattle and then rode as far as we could down the Spirit Lake Highway to Mount St Helens. The roads were clear, the sky was blue, and the mountain was majestic. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.
The ONLY downside was my sore butt when I got home. This was my longest day out on the bike, and I was feeling it. I literally need to toughen my butt up.
Yes my State is in lockdown, Yes I follow the rules, Yes I only travel for essentials, and Yes, I work in a field where I am an essential employee.
That being said, took this pic while taking a hydration break on the R.
And you can probably guess my favorite brand of coffee..
Would love to see...
I love long distance riding. Despite the naked aspects of our bikes, I dont mind the tonnes of insects, the neck strain and the knee pain! On 27 Feb this year I rode down to Jeffreys Bay from Johannesburg for the first Bike Festival of the year in South Africa. It was 1200km and I had...
We have been with a group of friends more or less all over Western Europe and we are looking for ideas for new trips.
Any suggestions ? (I live close to Brussels so although we don't mind going to the US / Africa / Asia / etc. and driving bikes there)
I don't want to take my overseas , I'll...
Rode the bike this morning- only about 5 miles to doctors and back, last ride was second weekend in November, the weekend before the operation & I didn't know if would be on bike again.
Operation seems to have been successful (touch wood) and chemotherapy not as bad as feared
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