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
Wow, can't imagine 1000+ miles!
My longest one day is 1100 km from Sofia, Bulgaria to Murec, Ausria (a small town on river Mur which serves as border between Slovenia and Austria).
About 3/4 was on a highway/motorway but not comparable to your interstates Only 2 lanes and occasionally not very good surface.Joking aside, doing 1,000 miles or more in the USA requires a lot of highway (interstate) miles at higher speeds. I’m sure your trip involved slower speeds and more curves.
Similar for me. Rode a SV650 from Philip Island to Sydney along the coast road, approx 1000km / 13hrs. It had the bikini fairing but didn’t do much for my 6’4” frame.My longest day so far was 600 miles, but with a long break in the middle. Long Beach, CA to Pacifica, CA for a family gathering, then back as far as Fresno, CA that evening to crash at a friend's place for the night, then back home to Long Beach the next day.
This was a few years ago on an SV650 naked. This R12R-LC is MUCH more comfortable.
I'm certainly not one of those. I'd NEVER do a useless and pointless 1K-mile ride just for the sake of doing it (and to brag about it. Nothing to prove here). And yes, it can absolutely become dangerous when driving in the dark, rain, traffic, etc. I just don't see what's the point, but to each his own. When I did the 506 miles (on TX highways), it wasn't as bad as I thought due to mostly 80 mph, but had absolutely ZERO enjoyment out of that. That's why I added the detour to Ft. Davis on the way back, to at least not make the trip useless, adding some nice twisties. Ha ha.Some people see accomplishments in long distance or long hours riding.