Farthest ride?

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  1. aeon16

    aeon16 New Member

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    So! What is the farthest ride in a day that people here have ever done?

    What would be a good long-distance training, well, distance? :)
     
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  2. 2LAP

    2LAP New Member

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    I've done a 208 km ride which is currently my longest. Prior to that I could only do 1.5 hour training sessions so I concentrated on raising my aerobic capacity. After the ride I started road racing and so the focus of my training changed quite a bit.
     
  3. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    My longest ride was 360 km, in a 12-hr TT. A whole weeks training in one day :)

    A good training distance is one that is suitable for your goals. Rides don't necessarily have to be very long for racing.

    Ric
     
  4. maarten

    maarten New Member

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    My longest in distance is 185k, was 17 years old then 32 average.
    Might be doing the 200K TTT in november although I am not sure, Its long but my mates want me in :)
     
  5. DanBB

    DanBB New Member

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    My current furthest ride in a day was 190 miles, i achieved this on a mountain bike set up for road, although it did have a heavy front suspension fork. I hope to break 200 miles in august, my bike has had some good upgrades since the last (lightweight rigid forks, 11-21 dura ace cassette and a few other bits) and im feeling a lot fitter so im confident i can achieve this. I do these ride solo so there no drafting involved. As many others have said though you don't need to ride that far for training, just push yourself harder over shorter distances. I only do the long rides now and again, more for the sense of achievement than fitness beneficial. Happy riding mate!!!
     
  6. TheDude

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    My longest ride - 112 miles. It wasn't the ride that hurt, it was the marathon afterwards. The Ironman triathlon is brutal.
     
  7. mtb4x4mad

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    My longest ride was 246 km's on an steel mtb with slicks. It took 14 hrs with 8 hrs in darkness.
    Also, the ride was completely solo.
    I hope to break the 320 km barrier in 24 hrs later on this year - maybe on a lighter bike with a far more experienced rider.
     
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