How long can you travel?

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How long can you travel?

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:15 am

How long can you travel by road in a single day? For me the maximum is 500 km or approximately 8 hours and not more than that.

What is your travel threshold?

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Re: How long can you travel?

Postby naruto100 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:56 am

Honestly saying as per our country it is totally depend on roads. If condition are good enough then I won't mind driving more than 500 KM too. Otherwise I will be exhaust before than that. Lately I am driving too much so I think I can drive around 700KM with ease in a day. But yes as I said road should be good. Though these days we are having improved roads at many area.

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Postby Shine_Spirit » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:21 am

I think my longest ride riding a bicycle was 11 consecutive hours. It was a trip to a "neighbor" town and we wanted to test our limits.

I was with a group of friends and we helped each other when someone wanted to "give up". I wasn't one of those who wanted to give up, but ended up being encouraged to continue even more.

It was a great experience because it was something that gave me some self-knowledge.
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Re: How long can you travel?

Postby Alexandoy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:50 pm

Late last year, my wife and I were invited by her sister for a long distance road trip. The concept is to ride in our car (one car each familyl) and chart the stopovers for the 12-hour trip down south to see the most famous volcano in the Philippines called Mayon Volcano. I would have agreed because it's fun to eat by the roadside and also to buy fruits. However, it was raining unpredictably and it's not fun anymore to travel that far. But I had an experience 2 years ago of driving our SUV for 10 hours that included the traffic in the main roads.

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Re: How long can you travel?

Postby TheKnight » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:20 pm

Shine_Spirit wrote:I think my longest ride riding a bicycle was 11 consecutive hours. It was a trip to a "neighbor" town and we wanted to test our limits.

I was with a group of friends and we helped each other when someone wanted to "give up". I wasn't one of those who wanted to give up, but ended up being encouraged to continue even more.

It was a great experience because it was something that gave me some self-knowledge.

Man, you reminded me of that time that I took a bike ride from Anaheim to Corona using the bike route. That was extremely exhausting. That was only around 5 hours so I can't imagine biking for 11 hours. When it comes to road trips, I am unfortunately used to long road trips that last around 12 to 15 hours. It's a pain but it's nice when you can stop for some burgers or tacos. I tend to get sick sometimes, though.

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Re: How long can you travel?

Postby Shine_Spirit » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:05 am

TheKnight wrote:
Shine_Spirit wrote:I think my longest ride riding a bicycle was 11 consecutive hours. It was a trip to a "neighbor" town and we wanted to test our limits.

I was with a group of friends and we helped each other when someone wanted to "give up". I wasn't one of those who wanted to give up, but ended up being encouraged to continue even more.

It was a great experience because it was something that gave me some self-knowledge.

Man, you reminded me of that time that I took a bike ride from Anaheim to Corona using the bike route. That was extremely exhausting. That was only around 5 hours so I can't imagine biking for 11 hours. When it comes to road trips, I am unfortunately used to long road trips that last around 12 to 15 hours. It's a pain but it's nice when you can stop for some burgers or tacos. I tend to get sick sometimes, though.


It is certainly not easy to spend 11 hours riding a bicycle (sometimes it's very exhausting) but I've been doing this for many years (since I was a teenager, more precisely). Sometimes it's painful too, but I never do it alone... Going with friends always motivates me more and makes everything easier and more enjoyable.

About eat some burgers or tacos, well... It's always good (I'm kinda addicted to them... It's a bad habbit)! 8-)
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Re: How long can you travel?

Postby TheKnight » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:44 pm

@above
I have heard that riding a bike for long periods of time can cause spine and joint problems as well as stunt your height. Is that true or does it just depend on the position and bike you are on or use? I don't know if it's only for younger developing folks but I remember seeing something about this subject on television and the man was already around 30 years old but he had joint problems and pains due to his excessive bike riding.

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Re: How long can you travel?

Postby harijobs » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:25 am

For me, the maximum distance that I can travel is 300km to 400 kms at a stretch with 2 or 3 breaks. I always love road trips of all as we can stop by at any time, and continue the journey. Take time for some photos of taking some beautiful shots. Also, it will be very much convenient especially for old people as we can stop by at any time any place. So, traveling by road is the best :)

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Re: How long can you travel?

Postby tony » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:30 am

I can travel for a 500km a day too but that will be too exhausting for me if I have to take it at a stretch. Covering a distance of this hundreds of kilometers I'll go about it gradually. At every 200km I'd have to stop at any nearby restaurant get refreshed and continue to the next 200km repeat same until the final end of the journey.

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Re: How long can you travel?

Postby pwarbi » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:24 am

The longest I have travelled in a day is probably about 8 hours, but I have obviously taken a couple of breaks along the journey, even if they are just 15 mins here and there to park up and stretch my legs. Another thing when travelling long distances you have to watch out for is tiredness. Driving when tired is one of the biggest causes of accidents, and while it's understandable that we want to get where we are going in the shortest time possible, if we are feeling tired then pulling over and having a rest is so important.

Many people i think will try and push on and just rely on coffee and opening a window to try and wake them up, and while that does work for a short time, a 15 minute rest is better than anything and will mean you will get to your destination safely.


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