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So what is the farthest you have ever ridden for something trivial?
This is where you started your ride saying I would like this and you rode to get it.

Mine was an approximate 135 mile one way ride to get a piece of apple pie in Julian California. After finishing the pie I rode the 135 miles back home. I was probably only in Julian a little less than an hour. So about a 270 mile round trip. About 3 hours each way on mostly 2 lane mountain roads. Yep the pie was good.
 

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Got this idea for a new thread based off comments from another thread.
So what is the farthest you have ever ridden for something trivial?
This is where you started your ride saying I would like this and you rode to get it.

Mine was an approximate 135 mile one way ride to get a piece of apple pie in Julian California. After finishing the pie I rode the 135 miles back home. I was probably only in Julian a little less than an hour. So about a 270 mile round trip. About 3 hours each way on mostly 2 lane mountain roads. Yep the pie was good.
What was apple pie code for?

I have gone 210 one way for dessert and rode back.
 

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150 miles to get the best Maple Latte in the world at Ungrounded Coffee Roasters in S. Londondarry, VT :)

but damn it!! @roboots21 lives a lot closer :frown
 

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The wife and I rode with friends for about 5 hours for some icecream. We knew where we would end up, but getting there took some doing. Between dodging rain, closed roads and a few gravel "paths", it was 62 miles, but an honest 5 hours of seat time.
I've never wanted to stand up so badly... :D
 

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Define trivial...

I rode 125 miles one-way to eat lunch at a really good barbecue joint. I'm from Texas, so BBQ's not trivial :)

Admittedly, the ride there was for enjoyment, not straight-line, but I knew where I was ending up for lunch.
 

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Rode from Crestview KY to The Tail of the Dragon, roughly 309 miles one way...and back again same day buddy who'd never been to the dragon before needed to go to work early the next morning...that was mostly big road...other than the couple hours exploring around The Tail...Second one was from Crestview KY to Hillbilly Hot Dogs, out on the Ohio River In VW 170 miles give or take....just to have one of their dogs and road back alot of two lane 8) Great Day.....if you've not been there look it up very kewl place...8)



Ride Safe,

Rob
 

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I rode 125 miles one-way to eat lunch at a really good barbecue joint. I'm from Texas, so BBQ's not trivial :)
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I get it. Maybe I should have said "what others would consider trivial "
It's like my Apple pie ride. I tell people If I have to explain it you still wouldn't understand.
 

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135 mile one way ride to get a piece of apple pie in Julian California.
I have ridden to Julian for a slice of pie on a rented Softail... It was a really nice ride up the mountain and back.

My wife's parents owned a B&B in Julian, but we were staying at their hotel over in Leucadia. I rented a brand new FXST from Kenny Moreland (Moreland Choppers) and the bike only had 300 miles on it.
 

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My friends were doing a 'gathering' in Buchanan, VA (around 4-1/2 hours from here) and I couldn't make it due to prior obligations that weekend... my friend, Turtle Joe, was in the same boat with me... prior obligations.

But I called up ol' Joe and told him I wanted to ride down and have breakfast with the group and come straight back. He thought it was a wonderful idea, so we decided to be kickstands-up at 2:30 am. We arrived at the restaurant first and were sipping coffee when the group showed up.

After breakfast we all rode North on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Waynesboro, where Joe and I peeled off and headed home. So, probably 10 hours in the saddle and almost 500 miles to have breakfast with a bunch of asshats.
 

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I rode 288 miles to the other side of PA for a friend's 40th birthday party, just to wish him a happy birthday. Rode back home the same day. I don't think my trip from PA to Bike Week in Daytona, FL counts, but I really went for the free pin. I did end up getting a couple t-shirts while I was there.
 

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Buddy of mine was from Deltona Fl.. he took us there for a putt once when we were down for bike week.. so I guess you could say I did that too. :)

I don't know that I've ever chosen a destination that would be considered trivial and rode a long distance... we used to make it a regular habit to 'ride for breakfast' back in the day.. sometimes it would be a late lunch before we stopped/arrived/needed to take a piss. :) Sometimes the goal was to put a full tank through before stopping to do so.. so I guess that qualifies.
 

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A couple of friends and I met up in Independence, KY to do a 1 day trip to Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Lesage, WV. We liked it so much we made it the lunch stop on next year's trip to WV.

I ended up doing 344 miles that day on my old S40. The only bad part was on the way home we ran into a thunderstorm with pea-sized hail. :eek
 

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I was heading into the city to one of the local motorcycle shops and ran into some slow traffic due to road maintenance. Lots of routes through the city so I got off that road and headed east around the construction. The next turn to get back on track was similarly slowed up due to others with the same idea so I continued on and found the Saturday traffic equally cramped up on the south bound roads. As I was a very nice day I decided to take the circle route around and come in from the east side and backtrack to the store.

Well, it was a very nice day so I decided to continue on to the next alternate route, then the next, then...well you get the picture.

After an hour I decided I was close enough to go drop in on some friends in another city so I just kept going. Then bypassed that city too. I eventually ended up at a border crossing into the US. Traffic was really backed up there too but rather than turn around I took my chances and waited in line. When I got to the gate I explained to the girl asking questions what had happened and that I was just out for a joy ride and got carried away. She seemed genuinely pleased and gave me a big smile. Anyway, I told her all I wanted to do was get across the border into the small town and get a real Coors. She laughed and let me through.

So I hit the closest bar, had a beer, threw a six-pack in the saddlebags and headed home.

Crossing the border coming back into Canada the border guard asked me my nationality then how long I had been out of the country. "Half an hour" didn't seem to sit right so I had to explain again. He laughed and didn't charge me any taxes on the beer.

On the way back I did stop at the friends house for a bit. For a laugh they called my wife who thought I was only going to be an hour or so and let her know where I was.

Round trip was just over 400 miles. For a beer.

I've done similar things a few times and that wasn't the longest. In those days when I was working full time I could only ride on weekends so when I got out I was usually gone for the day. 99% of the time I head out I don't know where I'm going so I don't know how long I'll be. When the wife asks, I always tell her "I went for gas."
 

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Did a bit over 525 mi. on a 'loop ride' one day with a few buds, just to tag a few road signs.

What's the saying, "It's not the destination, it's the ride." :ride:
 

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is Raisin Pie classed as trivial I wonder.....😋
 

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Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Lesage, WV. We liked it so much we made it the lunch stop on next year's trip to WV.
That was to be a destination with a group few weeks ago but it was raining bad. Ended up on other roads for some (s)miles.
 

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Did a bit over 525 mi. on a 'loop ride' one day with a few buds, just to tag a few road signs.

What's the saying, "It's not the destination, it's the ride." :ride:

Went back and checked my notes on this. Actual mileage was 597 for me and a total of over 7,700 for all 14 riders on the run. It was a helluva day!
 
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