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Old 12-30-12, 02:05 PM   #1
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Summing Up 2012.... Final Year to Date Numbers and Accomplishments

2012 is almost outta here. Crazy to think about really.

Anyway, It would be awesome to note your final milage numbers year to date to close 2012. Also, note some of your accomplishments too.

We have been running the monthly milage thread every month this year and watching you all grow, hit your goals, try your best and having fun in the process is amazing.

Hope everyone has a happy new year. Looking forward to crushing the goals in 2013!
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Well, I only hit around 1600 miles (incl trainer time). My plan was to ride 2500+ miles for the year but in August I threw my back out (2 week break) and then in September I had a semi-serious bout with Diverticulitis. After two Emergency Room visits, two hospital stays and an emergency blood transfusion, I was ordered to stay off the bike for 6 weeks. I'm only really getting back into the swing of things but so far, touch chipboard, the issue is 'holdiing'.

My 'accomplishment' was discovering MTB'ing - it's added another element to my riding and is a lot of fun. From getting the gear to riding the trails, its been an experience.

Here's to 2013 and that 2500+ mile goal

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Old 12-30-12, 02:46 PM   #3
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2012 is almost outta here. Crazy to think about really.

Anyway, It would be awesome to note your final milage numbers year to date to close 2012. Also, note some of your accomplishments too.

We have been running the monthly milage thread every month this year and watching you all grow, hit your goals, try your best and having fun in the process is amazing.

Hope everyone has a happy new year. Looking forward to crushing the goals in 2013!
I won't run the photos again. In the course of a year I went from nearly losing the ability to walk to .... well, I'm training for a century in September. I'm hiking again, which I had to give up in 2011 and which losing meant losing part of my soul.

Mileages for 2012, not including time spent on stationary bikes as part of therapy or in the gym: 12 (pre-surgery), 58 (total).
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It's been a good year. Sustained weight of 205-210. 2,814 miles completed.

Also got into running. Finished a 10 mile race in April in 92 minutes, and a 5 mile race Thanksgiving day in 42:50.

Biggest accomplishment was probably finishing a tough mudder -- 12 miles of running and 25 military obstacles along the way.
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My overall mileage is lower than most here. I don't have a tally, but it'd be less than 500mi. I was training intently for Triathlons through August, which had me working more on sprints and doing bricks (ride then run) to work the kinks out of my transitions. Most of the season I was lucky to ride once a week since running and swimming needed more of my attention.

I summed things up in September when the Tri season ended for me as follows:
- I took ~3 minutes (25%) off my 1mi run time
- I took 12 minutes off of my 3k time (same event 2011 and 2012)
- Despite having ridden 50+ a few times, I formally completed my first 100k (metric century) at TdC Indy
- I dropped 4 1/2 mins on my Sprint Tri time. Not the 5 mins I was hoping for, but enough to be proud of.

Next year I'll be focusing more on the bike. The time investment I made into improving my Tri speed (5-6 nights a week for 8-10 weeks) resulted in an overall greater level of fitness, endurance, and confidence, but I'm not particularly faster. I sacrificed the thing I enjoy most (bike) to work on the thing I like least (running). When the dust settled, I was burnt out and didn't look at the bike for almost 2 months until I got the bug again.
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It's been a good year. Sustained weight of 205-210. 2,814 miles completed.

Also got into running. Finished a 10 mile race in April in 92 minutes, and a 5 mile race Thanksgiving day in 42:50.

Biggest accomplishment was probably finishing a tough mudder -- 12 miles of running and 25 military obstacles along the way.

The tough mudders sound fun yet hard. Apparently there is a "Zombie Run" in Indy. It's 5k, and is a tough mudder combined with flag football ... lose all your flags and you become a Zombie. (You still finish, you just don't get the bonus medal for keeping your braaaaains intact.).
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First "accomplishment" was actually buying my first bike since childhood on May 27th.

First century on Sept 9th.

Ran a Thanksgiving Day 10K in 57:34

Total bike miles ended at 2,410 with 71,594 feet of elevation gain.

Biggest byproduct of this is that my resting HR went from 70's down to 46-50. My blood pressure went from 146/89 to 117/67 and my weight went from 242 down to 196.6.

I'll say it again.

Thank you my C/A friends!!
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Old 12-30-12, 03:52 PM   #8
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Fewer miles, but I "accomplished" the installation of a titanium rod in my fibula from a bike mishap.
I guess my "recycle" value increased?
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Old 12-30-12, 05:04 PM   #9
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I'll be crackin' 3000 tomorrow if it don't rain.

My suckiest year in the last 10 years

3000 miles with only 100,000 ft of climbing.
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Since I began using Strava on 5/23/12, I've logged 4,532 miles. But I also alternated between Strava and Endomundo until the end of June, so I figure there's at least another 500 miles missing since 5/23. I lost all my Endomundo data.

I can only estimate prior to that, but 2500 to 3000 miles from 1/1/12 to 5/23/12 would be in the ballpark. It was a mild winter and I was doing a good 100 mile week average. Close to an 8000 mile year.
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Old 12-30-12, 05:15 PM   #11
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Crashed three times.

Got a Great deal on two BMC bikes.

17 centuries with 8500+ miles

Enjoyed spending two weeks in Tennessee with a high school classmate.

One more ride..........
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Old 12-30-12, 05:38 PM   #12
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Wow, you guys have me beat.

2011: 0km
2012: 1300km
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Old 12-30-12, 07:05 PM   #13
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First bike ride in 15 years
300 miles since August
15 pounds lost
Discovered a whole new world of fun on a bike
Discovered a new fraternity of friends here on C&A/BF
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My miles were 3742 for the year. I was hoping for a bit more but I've been sick with the flu and can't seem to get my mojo back. Spent the entire year not overweight. First year like that since college.
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I set my goal of 3500 miles this year, missed it by 200 miles, didn't have it in me this last month. My stats from garmin connect below, still happy with my results.

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[TD="class: rich-table-cell dr-table-cell"]3,285.18 mi[/TD]
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[TD="class: rich-table-cell dr-table-cell"]244:04:52 h:m:s[/TD]
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[TD="class: rich-table-cell dr-table-cell"]135,785 ft[/TD]
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[TD="class: rich-table-cell dr-table-cell"]13.4 mph[/TD]
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[TD="class: rich-table-cell dr-table-cell"]134,376 ft[/TD]
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I hit 2000 miles in Sept, with only a handful of rides since then. Now, at least one ride per week on the trainer.
I got back into running in Oct & did my first 5k in 30+ years. I have my second one tomorrow night.
Changed my diet and have seen positive results. Went from a 42 to a 38 waist.
I am in a good lifting routine again.
0 weight gain in December!!!
Just an overall healthy & productive year.
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What a fun year it's been.

~2200 miles
Started running after 20 some odd years.
Finished 3 Sprint Triathlons, including one podium Okay so there was only 2 in my age group but I still got a cool trophy and pic
Finished my first and second Century

Generally had a blast with my bike!
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Got in 13,048 miles. I've been trying to hit 1,000 miles a month, and missed it two months this year. But have had lots of fun riding with my buddies.
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Old 12-30-12, 11:52 PM   #19
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I spotted the thread tracking your mileage in the Commuting sub-forum before I saw the ones here, so I've been tracking my mileage over there. Just commuting I am putting in right around 200 miles a month. I cheated and took about a total of two months worth off from commuting when I had a friends car borrowed for weeks at a time a few times this year. I would have come out just barely shy of 2,000 miles total (commuting + errands/fun rides etc), but I've been taking the long way in to work and home this week so that I break 2K miles for 2012 to have a nice round number!

Next year, between nearly full time work and being in school for two quarters, five days a week, I should be on track for well of 2500 miles, just commuting. Next year I've got to actually start eating better too, so all this excercise will start bringing my weight from 275+ down to 210 where it should be!

I'm finding it helpful to track my miles, not only does it give me pride of accomplishment, but I find it helps motivate me to ride a bit more, and this past week I've been exploring on my way home rather than just following my "habit-trail" home.
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my sum up, only 1 MTB crash that landed me in urgent care w/ a concussion, bruised kidney and guts. So at least it was a good one and didn't have any broken bones and led to only 2 wks off the bike (always happens when feeling great on the bikes).
Miles wise, I guess it was normal, I'm more of a MTBer then roadie so most of my time goes there though it doesn't show up mileage wise
YTD: 2485 miles, 167,428ft climbed and decended. 611 of those miles were on the dirt exceeding my 500 dirty mile goal.
Weight wise, I think I'm break even through the roller coaster, not a good thing but not the worst.
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I just cracked 5800 miles with over 258k in elevation, I was looking for more miles but I had a pretty bad wreck while on tour in NY back in Oct.

It's great seeing everyone's success...keep on pedaling
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YTD - 5790 miles / 327,301' gain

Got to eat some Chef bars. Too bad not enough of them.

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CASA solo - 5 hr 52 min
French Creek
Mountain Mama with Chris - best(!) century ever.
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Masochistic Metric with 8300' gain; With Chris. A great time

My best 20 mile/935' gain time: 62 minutes
My best 10 mile/335' time: 28:18

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My best 5K - 28 min or so
My best 10K - 1 hr 6 min
My best (and only half)- 2:28:55

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First "accomplishment" was actually buying my first bike since childhood on May 27th.

First century on Sept 9th.

Ran a Thanksgiving Day 10K in 57:34

Total bike miles ended at 2,410 with 71,594 feet of elevation gain.

Biggest byproduct of this is that my resting HR went from 70's down to 46-50. My blood pressure went from 146/89 to 117/67 and my weight went from 242 down to 196.6.

I'll say it again.

Thank you my C/A friends!!
Great work on the HR and BP stuff. I went from being on Tekturna 350 blood pressure meds to my Dr. questioning the nurse if she had the numbers for the HR and BP correct... and they about mirror your numbers.
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Weeellll I'm alive!!!!! I had a heart attack on March 13. I lived through it.

Doc told me if I wanted my heart function back I had to excercize. He suggested walking. I did that for over a month, but hated it(I don't especially care to walk). I suggested I ride a bike. He said it was a great idea. So I took an old steel Fuji and tore it apart. I was going to rebuild it. I went into the local Bike Shop to look at some more parts. There sat a Spesh Cirrus sport. That was the start. Now I have 4 bikes(2 road,one in pieces yet,1 hybrid and just last week a MTB). I rode near 600 miles. I never got a computer. So no idea how many miles or how much climbing.

So I'm just glad to be here period. My goal for 2013 is to put up more miles. And stay on the sunny side of the grass. Oh yea I went from 228# to 185#. I still love this forum. Choose guys is da bestest!!!!!!

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My final year to date numbers:

39 lbs lost
2616.54 miles ridden *in my first real year of cycling
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