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


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PAValentine

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 21, 2017
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North Richland Hills, Texas 76180
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#42
I'm 83 years old, and so far this week, Monday thru today, I've ridden around 135 miles. I ride every morning that it's not wet, or too cold in the winter. Little traffic'd neighborhood streets and city park paved trails. I do the same route every morning, riding early when it's still cool and not too many walkers on the trails. This lets me average around 13.5 MPH. All balloon tire bicycles. Oldest bikes, the same age as me, and the newest, and my 'less than favorable conditions' ride, an all aluminum 1994 'Amp Research B-4' full suspension with street tires.

Regarding the 100 miles at one sitting though, Never....

But around 1994 I did the Wichita Falls Texas "Hottern' Hell Hundred" 100k. I did that one without stopping after I was able to get started riding. I had to walk approximately the first five miles because there were so many people around me that I could not even mount my bike without hitting someone. Thousands do that event!!!
So, I have done a bit over 60 miles without ever leaving the seat! That ride was on my 1992 Serotta Colorado II Road bike, Campy equipped. I still have it but I have it on a trainer for wet days.
I don't use it on the trail because of the 700 23 tire size. Sometimes I am forced off of the pavement, and off pavement conditions could damage the wheels...and me!
 

Jim Gutacker

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 17, 2018
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60
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New Egypt, NJ
#43
My longest single ride was 125 miles (200k) in January in NJ. Rode 4,000 miles cross country with my oldest daughter in 72 days, . Towed BOB trailers and camped the whole way. She raised $51,000 for children in Uganda thru the ride. Epic! I ditched my car a couple years ago and my 1982 Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8 is my vehicle now. I ride about 300 miles a month. Cruise around town on my 1938 CWC. I'll be 61 in two weeks.
 

bikiba

I live for the CABE
Apr 17, 2014
1,968
987
NYC
#44
My longest single ride was 125 miles (200k) in January in NJ. Rode 4,000 miles cross country with my oldest daughter in 72 days, . Towed BOB trailers and camped the whole way. She raised $51,000 for children in Uganda thru the ride. Epic! I ditched my car a couple years ago and my 1982 Schwinn Voyaguer 11.8 is my vehicle now. I ride about 300 miles a month. Cruise around town on my 1938 CWC. I'll be 61 in two weeks.
cross country is one of my dreams ... same style as you. Camping the whole way and taking my sweet time. im thinking when my eldest girl graduates HS before she goes to college....
 

bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
701
935
Winter Garden, United States
#45
San Francisco to Boston in 69 days

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after a few days , you could crank out 100 miles easy , I would start about 6 or 7 a m, and be at the next meeting place by 2 or 3 , and then do the nightly news , and interview for the newpapers, my last days coming into Beantown,, I rode 98 , 108 ,118 for my final three days, ,.....There was an awesome place in our ride It was, called, the 3 sisters, I coasted Almost, 8 mies with my feet over the handelbars lisiting to classical music on my Walkman, those were the days my friend-in Iowa
 
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bmasonm

On Training Wheels
Jun 3, 2019
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Nevada
#46
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.
 

bmasonm

On Training Wheels
Jun 3, 2019
8
7
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Nevada
#47
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.
I have done many 60, 80, and 100k’s on my road bike but not 100 miles - good for you!!!
 
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MP12965

On Training Wheels
Dec 6, 2018
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SoCal
#49
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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You're a stud, My friend !
 

mr.cycleplane

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 9, 2017
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1,539
Auburn, California
#50
i'm 68 now and can only dream of the days when i could ride that far. when I was young and in great shape it was no problem. when I lived on the coast in santa cruz area I have done many rides at the 100 mile mark or close to it on both balloon tire'd bikes and high end road bikes over many years. but that was a long...long...long time ago. I live in the foothills now and riding is a means of exercise. sure the ride down the hill is great with a balloon tire'd bike with a morrow. its the coming back up where I have to push the bike up the hill that is a drag. I guess I am more collector than rider!
 
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jimbo53

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 17, 2015
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1,260
Charlotte NC
#51
in 1974 as a Freshman at the University of SC I rode a Century ride around Lake Murray near Columbia. I had to ride 10 miles from campus to the start and back after the ride so did 120 miles that day on a cheap European 10 speed. Oh, to have those 21 year old legs today!

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gkeep

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 11, 2014
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1,051
Alameda, CA
#52
Great and epic stories all!

I can just imagine riding a cycle truck across Nevada and Utah, Reno to Salt Lake City, Yosemite to Tonopah and on to Cedar City. Endless ranges of low mountain ranges then coast down into the low desert and Joshua Trees, then the long 15-30 mile climb up to the next pass. Nothing but free range cattle and wild horses for 390 miles. According to Google Maps it's a 33 hour ride with 15,000 of up and 15,000 of down elevation. The stuff dreams are made of...

In the early 80s a buddy talked me into riding over the Santa Cruz mountains on back roads from my folks old place on the backside of Stevens Creek park to the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, 80 or so miles round trip, 2,600 feet up and over and back. Rode my 1974 Italvega road bike. He's still at it, last fall solo backpacked 270 miles of the Pacific Crest trail starting at the Mexican border, not bad for a 64 year old. ;) He's done a whole trail from Mexico to Canada a number of times in the last 40 years, a walking machine.
 
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