Completed in September 2015, the record has been confirmed after Lynn traveled for a year on her Triumph Bonneville, covering 48,600 miles while riding throughout the contiguous 48 states of the United States of America.
Lynn is the first solo woman motorcyclist to hold the record.
When she set out on her 2006 Triumph Bonneville for a trip she dubbed, “One Woman, One Bike, One Year” on Sept. 19, 2014, Lynn knew this would be a life-changing journey.
As no record is set alone, Danell Lynn enjoyed sponsorship from Giant Loop, luggage manufacturer and for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America among others.
“We are very proud to have played a role in Danell’s incredible journey,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, owner and founder of Giant Loop.
Reportedly, one of the bigger surprises for Lynn was how quickly the constantly changing weather and road conditions would wear out her tires. Fortunately, Roadrider tires from Avon Tyres saw her through.
“The benefits of the Avon tires were outstanding,” stated Lynn. “The Avon Roadrider’s outperformed any other tire I’d tried, providing up to 11,000 miles on the rears, and up to 20,000 miles on the fronts. They proved road worthy through the backcountry roads, as well as the highway, and the ultimate challenge in northern Alaska, the Dalton Highway into the Arctic Circle. I simply could not have been happier with these tires.”
Although her travels covered all 50 states, as well as three Canadian provinces all of which totaled 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 and each of the 48,600 miles covered different routes.