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Rider Danell Lynn Sets Guinness World Record for Distance

Adventurer Danell Lynn breaks into the record books on her trusty Triumph.

Published on 03.31.2016

 
Rider Danell Lynn has set a new Guinness World Record for “Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country.” Traveling for a year on her Triumph Bonneville, Lynn covered 48,600 miles while riding throughout the contiguous 48 states of the Unite States. Lynn is the first solo woman motorcyclist to hold the record.

Although her travels actually covered all 50 states, as well as three Canadian provinces, totaling more than 53,000 miles from September 2014 through September 2015, Guinness only counted the miles logged within the continental 48 states. Duplicate miles also did not apply to the record; each of the 48,600 miles covered different routes.

Danell's record setting 53,000+ mile journey
The route of Danell Lynn’s record setting 53,000+ mile journey.

For her world record setting ride, Lynn used Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Rogue Dry Bag, Possibles Pouch and Pronghorn Straps on her 2006 Triumph Bonneville.


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“We are very proud to have played a role in Danell’s incredible journey,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, owner and founder of Giant Loop. “Danell is also personally dedicated to positive change in the world, and her spirit matches our mission as a brand and company. Well done, Danell!”

Danell Lynn is not done setting world records yet though. She has also joined the “Expedition Electric” team to undertake the challenge of the longest ride ever attempted on custom built electric touring motorcycles. To learn more about her next epic journey, click here.

Photo Courtesy Triumph Motorcycles

Author: Annette Peterson
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Nilanjan Saha
Nilanjan Saha
April 1, 2016 8:51 am

Whose record did she break?

Mario R.
Mario R.
April 3, 2016 1:08 pm
Reply to  Nilanjan Saha

I believe the previous record holder was Mani Manju from India.

Barton Bright (@dointhebartman)
Barton Bright (@dointhebartman)
April 5, 2016 5:39 pm

48,600 miles? That’s NOTHING! Sheila Winnie did 126,137 back in 2006-2007. Her exploits were well documented on the GL1800Riders.com message board. Here is a link to one of the threads discussing her adventure. In post number 8 of this thread, you will see “motorcyclemon40” post about her accomplishment. http://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/59114-motorcyclemom-s-record-ride.html

Barton Bright (@dointhebartman)
Barton Bright (@dointhebartman)
April 5, 2016 5:50 pm
Barton Bright (@dointhebartman)
Barton Bright (@dointhebartman)
April 5, 2016 5:51 pm
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RobG
RobG
April 6, 2016 7:44 pm

I’d love to read about more stuff like this when it doesn’t involve corporate sponsorship… just somebody out to ride and enjoy it.

Doc Edkin
Doc Edkin
May 1, 2016 1:56 pm

I believe that both Ardys Kellerman and Voni Glaves did 100K years. How is this a record? Maybe they just did not submit their miles? The IBA kept records and all this was certified by them.

GrafikFeat
GrafikFeat
May 1, 2016 2:33 pm
Reply to  Doc Edkin

Ardys was 108K+ in a year… AND a Great Grandmother to boot!
I guess a record fish not weighed isn’t a record. :^\

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