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05-24-2011 12:20 PM
Dino M Earlier I posted 450 depends on the speed limit on each road. While that is still true, I'd like to apologize for not realizing this was a group ride. 450 is tooooo much in that case. You can plan for extra miles and edit the route as the day progresses. I plan several group trips every year and have places along the trip that I can make up time and or miles.
05-24-2011 08:08 AM

Roads used evry day not class 4 or trails
05-24-2011 12:30 AM
dirtrider1 I ride with a mixed group of male and female riders with varying degrees of expertise. We did 368 miles on mixed pavement in one 10 hour day and it was a killer. I agree with whoever said 250 miles or so on pavenment is a good ride for a group as someone usually has some kind of bike trouble. And this is not even considering the dirt part! I don't like dirt riding on my Wee and I can't even imagine doing it on a bigger bike. I was strictly a dirt rider until I got my Wee so it is not from a lack of experience.
05-21-2011 12:39 PM
Originally Posted by richw View Post
This was also a shameless promotion to try to spur more attendees
+1 on that. No such thing as bad press :biggrinjester:
05-21-2011 10:42 AM
richw I am ultimately making the route on

Mapsource Garmin Software.

There will be

gpx files will be posted on some file storage site

and paper

Once again I am agreeing that 450 is too much.

This was also a shameless promotion to try to spur more attendees
05-21-2011 09:29 AM
group ride

450 miles with 1/4 on dirt is a great way to insure someone needs medical attention during the ride. You can't count on experience levels in a group ride. And no matter what you say, new riders will try to keep up, usually end up riding well beyond their experience levels. You might get lucky, you might not. Make sure your insurance is paid up ahead of time.

I've lead a bunch of long distance group rides, have to make at least the first day's ride the level that a rank beginner would enjoy, then if the experience proves otherwise you can extend the next day's ride distance.

450 miles would be a nice two day ride.

Bill H.
05-21-2011 06:37 AM
BigMan73 Rich,
Can you please attach a GoogleMaps link of the route you're thinking of?
I'd like to convert it to GPX and then load it to the Garmin GPS.
05-20-2011 07:43 PM
bower100 How ya doin' Rich,

I'm not joining you guys... so don't take my advise....BUT.....

The "ride" is part of the event not the whole event. I was angling for some comaraderie at the campsite and campsite evening.
..... if I was going, after 450 miles, at the campfire i'd be thinking, " Yeah comrads, lets lynch the SOB!"

He-he. Dave
05-20-2011 06:32 PM
richw Well that's why I am asking I guess the concensus so far would be about 300 for a good ride

Open letter to the ride alone gang

This is a 1 day event in the year. It will be routed for each individual. There is no great parade. If people want to pair up then fine if not then don't.

The "ride" is part of the event not the whole event. I was angling for some comaraderie at the campsite and campsite evening.

Getting together is A single aspect of motorcycling. This a very nice ride in Vermont with some extras NOT detractions.

You are not committing to a marriage just the evening of the 8/20. If you can't find common ground with people who ride the exact thing and way you do then we need the Aspergers hot line.

Yes the manager and pitcher ARE talking about you
05-20-2011 06:16 PM
Originally Posted by gryphon51 View Post
easy to rack up the miles when you drive a sofa....

450kms would be a stretch, 450 miles is ironbutt territory especially with the off road portion....depending on the size of the group, you could have defections and or lynch mobs forming before that one is over...
Lynch mobs that's a keeper!
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