how many Cabers have ridden 100 miles on a bike all at once?


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49autocycledeluxe

I live for the CABE
May 29, 2017
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fremont california
#1
I'm an old fart now, and have no plans to do another, but back when I was young and handsome I'd usually go on a couple 100 mile club rides every summer.

the last long ride I did was 100 K (60 miles) in 1996 when I was 36 after a long summer of mountain biking and losing 40 pounds. the furthest I have ridden in the last couple years was only about 15 miles.

just curious who else is masochistic and loves to punish their bodies.
 

tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
7,139
39,099
Beach Cities, CA 92708
#5
how many Cabers know how far 100 miles actually is?
It's 15 miles from the Wedge in Newport to the Water tower in Sunset beach, round-trip 30 miles.
I rode it 3 times consecutively, with 5 miles each way from my house.
I left a little after 5 am and got home just after 4 pm.
I had lunch for close to an hour, and stopped 4 or 5 times when I wanted to.
I was not in a hurry; it was for fun; I will do it again.
When I left Marty @cyclingday after lunch, I had 1 more loop to do, which took me a little over 3 hours.
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
6,402
20,682
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#6
Back when I was in my 20s, I woke up and realized that it was the Summer Solstice. Since it was the longest day of the year, I wanted to do something that would take all day.
So, I jumped on my Raleigh Competition GS and headed for San Diego.
I left around 6:00ish in the morning, and returned around 5:00ish in the evening.
I rode straight through to the town of La Jolla, which is just north of San Diego, stopped long enough to eat a sandwich, and then headed back.
The Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base is just about the half way point, and was pretty tough to get through on the way back.
That was about the 120 mile mark, and was like crossing the Sahara Desert.
It’s only 17 miles across, but that seemed like the longest 17 miles of my life.
When I got to the Camp Ground at San Onofre State Beach, I came across a Roach Coach selling food to the campers, so I stopped to eat a Snickers Bar and drink a Coke.
That was like an injection of EPO to Lance Armstrong!
I got back on my bike, and felt like a new man.
I didn’t have any more trouble the rest of the way, and I made it home just a little past the 11 hour mark.
As near as I could determine, the mileage total was about 162.
I had ridden 100 miles before and since, but that was the most miles I have ever ridden in one day.
I had a long soak in the Jacuzzi afterward and thought about the day and all of the encounters I had along the way.
I’m glad I did it, but I knew then, that I probably would never do that again.
 

Blackbomber

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 23, 2018
437
803
44
Connecticut, USA
#7
Nope. Never. Kind of want to, though. Was thinking about this earlier today, in fact. Most I've ridden was 40-50 miles, and that was on a 1987 Trek 560 in my 20s. Most I've done recently has been 20 miles. I've never set any goals, so I don't really have any idea what my limits were, or are now.
 

SKPC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2018
881
4,773
62
Utah - United States
#9
My two mtb buddies and I did the 101 mile White Rim trail near Moab counter clockwise in one day in 2003. We did it as a pure loop unsupported on a hot 90 degree cloudless day car to car/ 4,000 feet of climbing. 8.25 hrs. ride time 11.5 total time. It'[s a 4x4 road with a lot of rough technical rocky terrain. There was no hiding from the sun, and I remember struggling a bit with swollen feet. The heat was relentless, and we were suffering under and because of it. Planned on and did beg water from tour rigs that we came upon during the day. It was a tough ride in the heat, and I remember I couldn't swallow food after 85 miles. After 85, we had to climb the Shaffer Trail, about 1800 vertical feet straight up so that was really not fun to suffer climbing up. I was 2nd up to the top of the climb right behind one of my buddies where we came up onto a tour rig parked at the top. We all had at least 4 full 16 oz cups of the coldest and most refreshing ice water I have ever had the chance to drink. Each one within 30 seconds. The cold beer(s) at our rig and a fine meal in Moab later in the eve was icing on the cake and just the best thing ever. We were kings at 47yrs. of age.
I have done many road/pavement centuries but nothing really compared to that day on the white rim at pace. I really enjoy the longer rides when I can work one in . It is worth trying and very rewarding. Another standout ride I have done was a sunrise to sunset Solstice ride 10yrs ago. It was about 82 miles and 9700 feet of climbing & 100% single-track. Legs were shot. I have a bunch of slog stories!
Marty's 160 is a long ride and not easy in any shape form or fashion nor is Marks 100. Any 100 is a lot. I was thinking about trying to go back to the White Rim and beat our time 16 years ago with the same two guys who I still ride with. No problem if we pick the right temperatures and use our wiser brains.
 
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OldSkipTooth

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 6, 2015
3,032
3,723
Sebastopol, United States
#10
I grew up in Visalia California, we would routinely ride up through Lemon Cove, past Three Rivers and up in the Sequoia National Forrest. It was not easy uphill in hot weather, but we often passed 100 miles. We were young and passionate!
 

TR6SC

I live for the CABE
Jun 12, 2016
1,121
3,277
67
Eureka, CA
#11
I've done two centuries. The first was a 10 mile loop on a 54 inch hi-wheel. It was 1985 or '86. I was half my age, Scary!
The second was in 1994, again, it was a long time ago and it was also on a Penny Farthing. This was a point to point ride from somewhere around Stratford-upon-Avon to Peterborough. There were 12 of us on a ride across the British Isles. We started in Dingle, Ireland, and finished in Great Yarmouth, England. Furthest western point to the furthest eastern point. 12 days-750 miles. Day 10 was the Century. We did 117 in 11 hours. Doing the math, I'm due for another big ride, it's been 25 years, wow!
 

auto1cycle2

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 10, 2012
175
600
59
Unknown
#12
I'm an old fart now, and have no plans to do another, but back when I was young and handsome I'd usually go on a couple 100 mile club rides every summer.

the last long ride I did was 100 K (60 miles) in 1996 when I was 36 after a long summer of mountain biking and losing 40 pounds. the furthest I have ridden in the last couple years was only about 15 miles.

just curious who else is masochistic and loves to punish their bodies.
 

49autocycledeluxe

I live for the CABE
May 29, 2017
1,098
1,953
59
fremont california
#14
I lived for 10 years right by "Niles Canyon'' in Fremont, Ca.. 2 miles from a twisty flat road through the hills with a creek. half way through you could turn left an climb a pretty fair hill and the resulting down hill....if you kept going straight you have a choice of back roads.

20 feet from my house was Alameda Creek with a dirt trail right there. the other side was paved. I got spoiled by having these places so close. if you only have an hour to ride you ride for the whole hour.
 

fattyre

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 22, 2014
824
1,973
Chicagoland
#15
Absolutely love long rides. Wish I had time for more. Got to hand it to Mark @tripple3. A century on an old cruiser? Wow!!


My favorite 100 miler to date has been at The Wheelmen meet on Mackinaw Island on my Highwheel. A very fun and unique ride, defiantly not the norm for me. Top speed at 10 to 12mph all day long with no cars to worry about and an endless amount of people watching & ammeter bike rider dodging to bide the time.
 

Captain Awesome

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 29, 2019
276
633
SC
#16
My favorite 100 miler to date has been at The Wheelmen meet on Mackinaw Island on my Highwheel. A very fun and unique ride, defiantly not the norm for me. Top speed at 10 to 12mph all day long with no cars to worry about and an endless amount of people watching & ammeter bike rider dodging to bide the time.

I've done Marinette to the north end of the Mackinac. 217 miles of quiet country cruising. 2 days and no set schedule
 

bikiba

I live for the CABE
Apr 17, 2014
1,968
987
NYC
#19
my max was 117mi. Went from NJ to philly - had a cheese steak and back. http://stevecyclestheworld.blogspot.com/2018/10/my-longest-ride-117-miles.html

I did 104mi in India in 2017 - hot as _________ http://stevecyclestheworld.blogspot.com/2017/01/day-4-test-your-metal-mettle.html

did 98 in Spain in 2018. http://stevecyclestheworld.blogspot.com/2018/02/s2-day-6-about-100-miles-of-downhill.html

and just did it this passed may in Spain/Portugal - i think it was 113mi - i havent blogged this one yet.

the key isnt the distance it is the head wind and elevations!! I can roll down hill forever with wind at my back for 100mi, if you have to climb 7000ft while putting in the miles THAT is the difference! :)

me after i did 104 in india - WIPEDDDDD
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