If I'm riding straight thru to a destination, I try to average 50-55mph, in reality that means a 70-75 mph pace, I stop for a 10 minute stretch & hydration every hour, and gas every other hour, stop for a sit down meal every 8 hours, I usually arrive at my destination still with plenty of energy
something I learned about packing.... when I first started touring, I brought too much stuff, gradually, I weeded out things I never use, I never bring t shirts other than the one I'm wearing cause I always end up buying a few as souvineers at some point
another tip if you plan a long day in the saddle.... underwear, no seams, fabric that wicks moisture away from your skin. I use LDComfort
Rain gear.... get your rain gear on before you get wet, the textile gear that I wear is waterproof, so I only stop to put overboots on, your feet are so much more comfortable during and after the ride if they are dry
a minute or 2 of calisthenics occasionally while riding, standing on pegs, stretching legs, half squats etc. keep you limber and moving
I have a trip I've made a dozen or so times, from NH to Deals Gap... about 1300 miles takes me 22-23 hours and slaying the dragon is included in the last 25 miles, first time I made the trip, I took 3 days (twisties all the way down), sometimes I split into 2
If I'm just touring with no specific destination, I will still usually ride 500+ miles in a day, but might only be 250 miles from where I started the day. that 500 miles might even include a couple hundred miles of dirt
Another tip... pay attention to where your aches & pains are after a long day in the saddle, see if you can make adjustments in your ergonomics, if necessary to fix things....
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