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Personal best...381 miles!

I am new to touring bikes just getting my 13 RGC on April 6th. So far I have 3200 miles on her. Today I did my personal best with a 381 mile trip. I left St Robert MO at 9:30am. I stopped at Ozark HD to grab a qt of oil and continued west. I passed through Joplin MO and turned north in Miami OK. After crossing the KS line I headed back easy into MO. I stopped in Joplin for lunch and mounted up for the return trip. I thought about stopping on the way back but pushed through the rest of the way home. My last leg was 160 miles without a stop. I arrived at the house at 4:30pm. Not nearly what some of y'all on here do but it's my longest yet. If I can get the time off next weekend my gf and I are going to try for an overnight trip to Sioux Falls SD.


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Nice ride, when I first saw the thread I thought you went that far on a tank of gas......I was going to see what you did to do that.

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Nice ride, when I first saw the thread I thought you went that far on a tank of gas......I was going to see what you did to do that.
Me too .

Sounds like a cool ride Punishher7... just hit the road and go wherever it takes you and 300-400 is a damn fine ride when it's just out-and-about.

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I consider the wife and I to be the king and queen of slack-ass touring, no 6-800mi days for us, we plan for a max of no more than 400mi/day. IMO it's safer, it's more fun, and gives you the opportunity to stop and take in the sites here and there. Even at 400mi/day you still have to average 50mph for 8hrs, which can be tough to do.
We're making and exception for the first day of our trip to SWIII, gonna do about 550mi that day which will make the next 3 days more leisurely.

We're toughening up for the trip, did a 250mi day last weekend, did 240 this Friday, and another 230 Saturday, but even at that 550mi is gonna be a stretch for us depending on the weather.

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I was alone today but yesterday a few of us went to St. Louis for dinner so all told I rode 632 miles this weekend. Not too shabby for a rookie. I would like to tour cross country at some point but you have to start somewhere...


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381 miles is a decent days ride on the right bike. And guess what? Your on the right bike! So get on it and ride!

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381 miles is a decent days ride on the right bike. And guess what? Your on the right bike! So get on it and ride!
So true and to some (like me) mileage becomes addictive...and the road glide is a great enabler!!!


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Example...fahred and me on a charity run yesterday, the Big Dam River Run.



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I have done a couple 1000+ and quite a few over 800 , now I'm ready to call it quits at 650-700 tops , nothing to prove anymore ..

With wifey , it depends on when SHE is ready to call it a day , 400 is about her limit ..

My first hour or two the first day I dread it , but after I get in the zone , its just eating miles one after another till I cant go any more

I guess we were all on the same channel I was thinking the same thing , 381 on one tank

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Nice ride, when I first saw the thread I thought you went that far on a tank of gas......I was going to see what you did to do that.
Sorry to mislead y'all with the title. It didn't occur to me that it would be interpreted that way.


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