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How far are you willing to ride a bicycle?

For me I think the limit is 5 miles. Anything farther than that and I am going to drive. Of course, usually when I leave the house it is to go get something so a bicycle is out of the question anyway.

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Who am I kidding? Change that to 2 miles.

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I went to my grandparents 2 times. That is 160 km. and 2 days later the ride back. A few times 100 km+ drives. I don't do a lot of cycling last 3 years because there is not much to see where I live now, and my mountainbike is at my parents house. And when I'm there I have other things to do.
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When I still lived at my parents home I regularly cycled for a few hours just for fun, through the forest, or to the karting track. 25 km/h, usually 2-3 hours.
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Well Pete...if I was leaving Durham, North Carolina to go to Durham, Maine to pick up a certian '79 Ferrari for free...I would ride a bike up there to get it! And let me tell you...the drive home would be soooo worth it.

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Well Pete...if I was leaving Durham, North Carolina to go to Durham, Maine to pick up a certian '79 Ferrari for free...I would ride a bike up there to get it! And let me tell you...the drive home would be soooo worth it.
I just looked it up on Mapquest and from Durham, ME to Durham, NC is 833 miles and should take 13.5 hours driving. If you ride a bike at 10mph for 12 hrs a day, you could get here in a week. But I got to tell you, if you've been living on a bicycle for a week, I don't think I'd want you in my car. :green:

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I always end up with flat tires... ...no mather how far I'll go, so I'll rather leave the bicycle at home and walk!
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Well... I don't have a car so I'm pretty much stuck with my bike or the bus. Bob and I recently drove 10 miles to a sports event. And back.

Driving a bike is easy as hell and very healthy. Except in the USA where everybody drives a car so driving a bike would either knock you off the street or kill you from the exhausts :P
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Driving a bike is easy as hell and very healthy. Except in the USA where everybody drives a car so driving a bike would either knock you off the street or kill you from the exhausts :P
You don't drive a bike.
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But I got to tell you, if you've been living on a bicycle for a week, I don't think I'd want you in my car. :green:
I would stop at the nearest truck stop and shower first...I promise! :wink:

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But I got to tell you, if you've been living on a bicycle for a week, I don't think I'd want you in my car. :green:
I would stop at the nearest truck stop and shower first...I promise! :wink:
Nope, still ain't gonna cut it. I guess you'll just have to go and buy your own damn Ferrari! :green: :green:

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How about if I hook a trailer to the bike with a portable shower in it and shower each morning before riding that days ride? :green:

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How about if I hook a trailer to the bike with a portable shower in it and shower each morning before riding that days ride? :green:
How about you send me a check for $30,000 and you come up in any way you want? Drive her home today. :green: :green: :green:

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Back when I lived out in the sticks and had some free time, I would usually ride about 17 or 18 miles a day, but that was on one day per week. the most I have done is about 72 miles in 1 day, 36 miles to the PA border and back.

But that took all damn day.
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5 miles, then fall over and sleep.
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Zero, but I will rollerblade for a couple of miles on the weekends.
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20 miles is no problem.
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Zero, but I will rollerblade for a couple of miles on the weekends.
In regards to the "food for thought" post by Jimmy in which age was an issue I'll have to add this. Your age just dropped significantly with that comment :wink: :green: .

I lack the serious cordination for that activity and will quickly land on my ***.

In this area I could ride a bike a few miles at best, the hills will kill your legs. On average terrain, 6-10 miles.
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i rather walk, i'm used to walking a lot
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