Your total Miles for the year
Last Post 01/01/2014 12:07 PM by bob etzler. 39 Replies.
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Pin0Q0

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11/10/2013 07:30 PM
Do you guys keep track of you miles? Be interesting to see. I copied and paste from my Garmin. I got my last ride in today and managed to squeak out 3.8K for the year. Tomorrow I go under the knife for a double hernia (Belly button and groin). Any good advise for recovery. Count: 71 Activities Distance: 3,805.10 mi Time: 201:53:17 h:m:s Elevation Gain: 109,014 ft Avg Speed: 18.8 mph Avg HR: 136 bpm Avg Bike Cadence: 80 rpm Calories: 261,634 C Max Distance: 88.95 mi Max Time: 4:55:51 h:m:s Max Elevation Gain: 3,373 ft Max Speed: 55.6 mph Max HR: 177 bpm Max Avg Bike Cadence: 90 rpm Sorry - It's hard to read
zootracer

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11/10/2013 07:53 PM
At my advanced age of 71, I'm almost to my goal of 5000 mi (about 100 short). However, these miles are pretty darn slow and not too many long rides anymore. I'm recovering from eye surgery, which was horrible. Only putting in 2 or 3 days a week right now. Things are getting better, but it's been a slow recovery. I had a pterygium removed. Graft came off, and I have a scratch on my cornea. Tip- invest in some quality sun glasses. It's not all about looks.
79pmooney

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11/10/2013 08:21 PM
3927 to date. A poor year for me. A month off to start the year (my feet needed a break from cycling shoes), hard crash in June, infected hand last month. Remodeled my kitchen. 6000+ would be closer to norm at this point of the year.
Dale

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11/10/2013 09:58 PM
2,379 from Strava but there are a lot I didn't record and a bunch I deleted
~4,000 is what I'll have this year
cycling chick

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11/10/2013 10:18 PM
Currently, 2,183 on Strava. I didn't switch to Strava until just before summer. I was able to import some MMR rides, but not all.

I would like to hit 3K by the end of the year...if my students would quit infecting me with every germ known to man.
CERV

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11/10/2013 10:51 PM
I'm at 7200km on the road on strava right now for the year, but I also do a lot of spin bike hours as well.
Strava has me at 540 hours total for the year right now. That includes all road rides, spin bike workouts and workouts on a concept2 rowing machine. I would guess probably 425 of those hours are bike or spin bike, the rest are the rowing machine. For totals, I'd estimate about 12000km equiv on the bikes and 1725km rowing for the year.
Keith Richards

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11/11/2013 07:50 AM
I might get to 2,500 mi by the end of the year. But I have no goals other than to enjoy the rides I do at this point, so I am happy with the number.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
longslowdistance

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11/11/2013 08:32 AM
Less than 2k for the first time in decades. Too much going on, arthritis slowing me down.
Yo Mike

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11/11/2013 09:09 AM
Prob only about 1,500 miles to date for me, lowest in a long time. Very busy year: moved in February, married in September, still working on the old house to get it sold this spring. Problem too is when I do ride, I'll go 45-50 miles and really push what fitness I do have.

With the earlier darkness and winter coming on, I may switch to my ancient, narrower-tire, fender-equipped ATB and SPD pedals.

Any miles are good miles, I suppose!
jacques_anquetil

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11/11/2013 09:32 AM
only 99.4km away from 10,000km for the year. should break it this week.

what's 9,900.6km in miles? 6151.95 just doesn't sound as impressive. another 18 hours should break 400 for the year.

Joe Friel's annual plan just puts those hours just at the top of the "Finish the Race" category for races lasting 3 hours. can't even imagine trying to fit in any more time than that never mind double or triple that to get into the "High Performance" category.
THE SKINNY

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11/11/2013 09:58 AM
i don't keep track but some quick estimates of commuting miles plus weekend rides comes to around 3000 miles this year. spin class plus beer runs by bike probably add a couple of more.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
pabiker

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11/11/2013 10:19 AM
Strava says:


Year-to-Date

Distance
3,472.7mi

Elev Gain
287,283ft

I love Strava.
Spud

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11/11/2013 10:24 AM
I probably have shot more photos than total miles ridden this year. 1,297 as of today on my odometer. A few more training rides and throw in the El Tour I hope to end up with at least over 1,500.
ChinookPass

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11/11/2013 11:36 AM
It's November 11, people. What are we counting miles for already? There's a good 6 weeks of riding left in this year!
Master50

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11/11/2013 11:47 AM
I should make my usual 6000+ km since 1997. Before that I raced and managed another 1500 to 2000 more km since mid 1980s. Around 175,000 total since I got interested in racing. A pro does that in 6 years or a factor of 4 times the miles.
Sweet Milk

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11/11/2013 04:50 PM
I don't keep track, but since I commute to work daily (35 M) and do a century every other Weekend I'm guessing my annual total is somewhere close to 10k Miles
jacques_anquetil

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11/11/2013 07:37 PM
hey ChinookPass, don't know where you live but here in the NE the clock is ticking for getting in the last of the year rides outside. that is, until FATBIKE season!!!
steelbikerider

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11/11/2013 08:32 PM
I would be close to 6000 except for an abdominal hernia last year at this time.
For recovery, Doc let me get on the trainer after a week but I could only turn the cranks and not even work up a sweat for about 2 weeks. After that I slowly increased time and effort reaching 1 hour on the trainer after 3 weeks and getting my HR to the top of Zone1. 1st road ride was exactly 4 weeks after surgery. For the next 8 weeks it was Maffetone every ride 4-5 times per week. After 5 weeks, I went back to the weight room for weight training and stretching. I started with about 30 % of my usual load and went up about 5% per week. After 12 weeks, I started pacelines and group rides again and by 18 weeks, I was back to full strength on and off the bike.
Orange Crush

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11/11/2013 11:55 PM
Posted By ChinookPass . on 11/11/2013 11:36 AM
It's November 11, people. What are we counting miles for already? There's a good 6 weeks of riding left in this year!


Yup. 7.25 weeks actually.
Pin0Q0

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11/12/2013 10:39 AM
Impressive numbers fellas. Usually this is the time of year that I switch to mtn bike and I would have gotten maybe another 200 miles if the weather allowed but I'll never know and I'll miss the trails this year, especially with the beautiful fall we are having. I am hoping to get myself into the gym by Jan and hopefully I can be on the trail by February and road by March. I read somewhere that an average pro rides about 15k a year including races. That's miles. Sounds about right for a full time job.
eurochien

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11/12/2013 03:11 PM
Closing in on 5000 miles (maybe 5% off-road on the old Yeti), I've had to reset my computer several times though due to malfunctions, etc. Add to that maybe 800 miles of running and maybe 200 miles of swimming, it's been an all-right year.
Oldfart

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11/12/2013 03:33 PM
I would be the opposite with way way more days off road. Probably 200 plus rides. I also have 40 - 50 days of skiing every season too plus days where I only walk my dogs. I probably have about 1000 km only on my road bike. Off road is really slow speed here so I think in terms of hours. Probably 250 to 500 hours a year?

This past late winter and summer was not good with the efudex thing. I only started feeling better in September. Soooo tired most of the year. I kept running out of gas on a number of climbs I can usually power up.
C2K_Rider

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11/12/2013 05:11 PM
Coming up on 6,000 miles. Had hoped to make 7k miles, but then a week out of town for business and now a supervisor in a different location quit so I have two sites to cover - not getting in as many weekday miles. Have to kill it over the long holiday weekends to make it. Hope it doesn't rain too much. But this is California...
Orange Crush

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11/12/2013 05:24 PM
Approaching 100 kilometers...on the one metric that matters, vertical.

Rain doesn't matter, its a mind set.
Cosmic Kid

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11/12/2013 10:05 PM
Just short of 3K for the year....which when you consider that I haven't ridden regularly since the end of April, that's ain't too shabby. I think I have less than 500 miles since May 1.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
dkri

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11/13/2013 11:35 AM
I've got about as many hours in as normal this year. Miles vary too much year to year depending on what bike I'm riding and where. Did a couple of three day trips to do fairly technical mountain bike rides, where I spent 3 to 4 hours a day on the bike but went all of 75 miles over the 3 days, as opposed to the 75 miles a day it would have been on road bike.

Struggling with the transition to indoor training this fall. Just trying to finish out a good cross season before everything in my life changes in about 8 weeks.
formerly dkri
thinline

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11/18/2013 08:19 AM
I'm at about 3,600 miles for the outdoor season, which is basically over. I would have cracked 4,000 easily but for month off the bike as a result of an atrial flutter episode. Back on the Spinner bike for the winter. I tend to log about 8 hours a week on that, then hiking on Saturdays and skiing on Sundays once the mountain opens. Did a 10 mile hike Saturday that was pretty cool. Started in chilly fall weather, worked up into winter conditions breaking trail in about a foot to foot and a half of snow, then back down to upper 50s and sunny at the base. Pretty fun. If I hadn;t hiked I woulda biked :-)

PA, I like that the Strava has your elevation for the season. Pretty cool number to have!
Dale

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11/18/2013 09:38 AM
I demand a calibration--- racing cyclocross ought to count for 10 times the milage

Raced three time last weekend in Tulsa and three time at Jingle Cross this weekend. I'm more fried doing those 4 hours/ 45 miles of racing than doing 500 mlles on the road in 10 days

and that was a crap load of effort just to get a handful of mid-pack finishes. I need to find older and slower guys to race against
Orange Crush

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11/18/2013 01:19 PM
I don't know Dale; if we're gonna allow that then next thing you know you're gonna have guys (or galls) asking for exception cause they been riding into the wind, or uphill, or on a poorly inflated tire.
Dale

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11/18/2013 01:48 PM
… or if we're just bad out of shape and riding 50 miles is harder

Yeah, scratch the idea. I'll just quietly whimper to myself about the injustice of it all
Cosmic Kid

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11/18/2013 03:27 PM
Posted By Orange Crush on 11/18/2013 01:19 PM
I don't know Dale; if we're gonna allow that then next thing you know you're gonna have guys (or galls) asking for exception cause they been riding into the wind, or uphill, or on a poorly inflated tire.


Schitt, even worse, you may start docking me miles because I am riding in the aero position most of the time!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
thinline

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11/19/2013 09:50 AM
No, CK, the number doesn't get reduced fo rthe aero position, it's just that miles are converted into kilometers . . . directly, so that your 10 miles equals 10 km.
Cosmic Kid

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11/19/2013 11:21 AM
Oh, I kinda like that. I am faster in KM's!!!

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
79pmooney

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11/19/2013 01:20 PM
CK, is that the key to some of Gurb's phenomenal sprint speeds? (Salesman: "This computer will make you 60% faster. You'll see the benefits your first ride.")

Ben
Cosmic Kid

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11/19/2013 03:28 PM
LOL!!! Well spotted, Ben...we may have finally cracked the secret!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Gonzo Cyclist

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11/22/2013 04:00 AM
getting close to 8k miles for the year, a bit less than the last few years, but I have been focusing on quality over quantity this year, and a lot more miles on the MTB's than in years past, so that has been very good
Orange Crush

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12/26/2013 04:02 PM
7,500 kms (4,700 miles)
104 kms vertical (342,250 feet)
200 ride days

30 days less than last year and it shows in the mileage. But same amount of vertical, so less time wasted on the flats :-)
C2K_Rider

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12/27/2013 01:48 PM
Posted By Orange Crush on 11/12/2013 05:24 PM
Approaching 100 kilometers...on the one metric that matters, vertical.

Rain doesn't matter, its a mind set.

According to Strava we've got some very hard core riders in my age grou- 55+ y.o. - here in california. In the area I live in one guy is over 1 MILLION feet of climbing (307,000m for canuks) and 11,000 miles (~18,000km) for the year. Dozens over 500,000 feet of climbing and approaching 10,000 miles.

I feel like a slug even though I surpassed my goal of 7000 miles and 300,000 feet of climbing.

One factor that help this along was that it hardly rained at all the entire year - driest year for over 100 years. And it keeps going - sunny and warm this weekend again. have to get in some very long rides while it lasts.

Yes, for most californians rain does matter. Why ride when you can wait a day and be dry is the usual mindset.
79pmooney

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12/31/2013 10:44 PM
I just entered today's miles into my spreadsheet. Bumped Jessica J, my new sweetie, over 6000. Not bad for fixie days over two years old. Year's total (for all bikes) was a feeble 4673, lowest in 10 years.

Fun bike totals: The ancient Peter Mooney still has more miles than all the rest of my other five bikes combined but that will last just a few more months. My workhorse Trek commuter has more miles than my next two combined and could hang on to that but probably won't as I am commuting less. Next two are the two ti bikes and they will just keep rolling along. Jessica J is too much fun and the good bike is, well, a good bike.

If I roll 5400 miles/year for the next three, I'll hit 200,000 miles. Might have to see how soon I can get there.

Ben
bobswire

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01/01/2014 12:07 PM
Quality not quantity.


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