General Cycling Discussion - How Many Miles a Month Do You Ride ?
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05-24-12, 10:19 AM
I love cycling but I know I ride few miles every month compared to most cyclists. I am riding about 130 miles a month. I am guessing thats lower than almost everyone on this board ?
05-24-12, 10:27 AM
IDK Haven't fitted a computer on my bike in 20 years..
05-24-12, 11:17 AM
I measure in hours. Only 6-8 hours a week right now.
why does it matter? and yes, 130 miles/month on a road bike is little.
05-24-12, 12:06 PM
I'm doing the National Bike Challenge, so I've been keeping close track the last few weeks. I'm on track to do about 800 this month...mostly commuting miles, but I usually do at least one long (60-80 miles) ride on the weekends as well.
05-24-12, 01:51 PM
my daily commute is 30 miles round trip, so if i figure 20 work days that i ride in a month, that's 600 miles right there. other mileage on the weekends is just gravy.
05-24-12, 02:28 PM
road bike 500-600 miles a month
Mountain bike 300+ miles a month
05-24-12, 02:31 PM
Okay so basically I dont ride very many miles. Thats what I thought.
I ride kilometres ...
Some months, like this one, I hardly ride at all. It's late autumn, it's dark when I get home from work, and it's been quite chilly so I'm taking a break after all the summer riding.
Some months, I ride 1000 km. I like to do that at least one month a year. During the summer, if I don't ride 1000 km in a month, it'll be close to it (850 km, 900 km, etc.)
But my distance riding has really backed off from what I was doing between 2001 and 2005. In that time period, 1600 km months weren't unusual.
Over the past 18 months, Rowan and I have been doing a Century-A-Month challenge where we do at least one 160+ km ride each month. I did the same thing each month in 2003, 2005, and 2006, and completed 11 months 2008. If you did that, right there you get 100 miles in a month ... you could just about double your current distance.
05-24-12, 10:04 PM
I ride about 300 miles a month. But unlike many of the others on this forum I don't commute to work. During school I do commute to school but its only 9miles r/t once a week. So nearly all my miles come from pleasure/exercise rides.
05-25-12, 01:28 AM
- more. 10-25hrs a week in long season. Then there are weeks like this week :(
Normally 400+ unless I have something unusual come up like this month where I have time off the bike.
Average is about 350. Winter very little, summer more.
05-25-12, 10:46 AM
Full time job.
Teenager still at house.
Im thrilled when I get in 300 miles for a month.
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