Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 4 months of frozen hell
I Ride: 86,000+ mile '07 ZZR600
I try to never ride that many hours in a single day, especially consecutive days when doing trips- I got a older and wiser and past experiences pretty well dictated long days was not the way.
I am more typically up and gone around 8am and done 4-500 miles later at 5-6pm
I have ridden to AR several times the 660ish miles non stop, boring ass ride to get there but fun once there
I have ridden to Daytona non stop, 1650 miles and those are like 20 hour days--but I would never do that again... But most of those Daytona trips I would stop in KY and stay at my aunts house getting east of Lexington and ride through the Appalachians south to Daytona and a similar route coming back- then it would be close to 5000 mile round trip spread over typically 8 days (with 3-4 of the days in Daytona resting)
The last big trip I took was 3400 miles, trailered across South Dakota then road the western edge of South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Colorado, then back to the truck/trailer and we trailered home (those 700ish miles of just freeway droning suck ass and ruin a trip IMO)---Sadly this year this is the same trip we have planned, but we are not trailering across SD, instead riding the entire trip, 14 states and about 4400 miles is the rough itinerary- going all the way out to Washington state... we will do 4-500 mile days each day sans day 1 and day 10 where getting entirely across SD going and entirely back from ND is the plan- both about 680 mile days
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