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Old 10-22-14, 05:20 PM   #1
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70 days left in 2014 ... how's the mileage goal going?

This year went by too fast! If you have a mileage goal, we're down to 70 days to meet it.

I had planned on averaging 10 miles per day for a total of 3650. I'm at 2900 ... so it's still possible, but the weather could derail this goal. No biggie, there's always 2015!

How's everybody else doing?
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Old 10-22-14, 05:58 PM   #2
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2362 for the year.

4551 since I started riding last year.

Weather will dictate how many more miles I get this year.

Did my first 63 mile/metric century ride last week. Went out for a 37 mile ride the next morning, so hit 100 miles in 24 hours. That was another first for me.

After recovering, I went out for a short ride tonight and reached a new average speed milestone of 18.5 mph for tonight's ride. I would never have guessed I would be going that fast on a bike when I started last year. I've noticed I always pick up some speed a few days after hitting a new mileage milestone like that.

It's been a fun year and a half riding bikes. Can't wait to see what next year brings.

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Old 10-22-14, 06:06 PM   #3
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I was doing good up until July I had 2800 miles but was taken out by a car. 3 1/2 months later still recovering, Not thinking I will get the 4500 I was shooting for.
I am going to going to ride again
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Old 10-22-14, 08:22 PM   #4
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Old 10-22-14, 09:13 PM   #5
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I did not set a goal for the year when I started June 1, but I looked and wow, I am at 1947 for the year so far, so I should be over 2000 by the end of October :-).

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I was doing good up until July I had 2800 miles but was taken out by a car. 3 1/2 months later still recovering, Not thinking I will get the 4500 I was shooting for.
I am going to going to ride again
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Coming from the same crap. Taken out in april, off the bike til August. Advice would be to ease back into it....the first month or two will suck and hurt allot. Don't give up and don't do crazy miles so soon. i still dont have anywhere near full range of motion but at least i can pedal a proper roadie again.
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Old 10-22-14, 10:11 PM   #7
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Compared to 17,000km last year I'm at 11,020 right now. I was hoping to get past 20,000 this year but I think its more likely I'll hit the 10,000 miles and a bit more. My upcoming 1500km tour will help a little.
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Old 10-22-14, 10:35 PM   #8
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I am 2000 mile a year cyclist..... that is always my goal. I came up a little short once and the world didn't come to an end... I try to remember that. I am currently at 1859 miles. And plan on meeting my goal by the end of this month. But I bicycle for the fun of it. The goals are a secondary hobby.

The weather really sucked for cycling this year. Cold and wetter than normal it seemed like I was always waiting for the weather to break. I bought a new bicycle and established my previous daily rider as my rain-bike. And yes..... I did get rained-on while cycling... more than a couple times.

At one point I began to worry about meeting my cycling goals and picked up a used trainer at a yard sale (I've been wanting one for winter anyway). I've found that I can have my 2nd cup of coffee in the morning while logging 5-6 miles.... just spinning in the garage for 20 minutes. Not a bad way to start a dreary cloudy day.
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Last few year most of my miles were commuting, totaling 10 to 12 thousand a year. Boredom hit and branched out to both CX and mountain bike racing. Mileage is way down as I work to improve technical skills in both areas. Sitting right now at 5,700 miles. Will likely end the year somewhere around 7,000 with twenty races in the books so far and ten more in the next two months.
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I had no goal. I was happy to be able to ride again after years of not riding. I have just under 1500 as of today. Being in Florida, we don't have to worry about weather too much so we will see what I can do the rest of the year.
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Old 10-23-14, 07:39 AM   #11
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Had to go back and dig up the thread where I set my goals for the year, but there at the bottom, it was listed.

3,000 miles.

YTD I'm at 2,512.

Honestly, I'm pleased. I have a new appreciation for just how much riding it takes to do 3,000 miles in a year (while still maintaining a life off the bike). I've struggled a bit in the last month or so, with a little burnout feeling, but I've taken the entire week off this week so far, but I'm hoping to commute tomorrow. I'll aim to commute as much as possible the next two weeks and see what happens in November. I could have definitely ridden more this year ... but other committments, a sometimes lack of a support at home, etc didn't let me ride more than this.

But this is what matters ... I'm probably in the best shape of my life. Could still stand to lose weight but have been unable to find the balance between fueling and still being able to lose while riding so much. That said, at 265 I'm the lowest I've been since 2010 and I feel like I have a solid plan to not only maintain that going into the winter months but to also lose more. It's been a successful year. I can't complain
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Old 10-23-14, 08:18 AM   #12
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I never set mileage goals. Part of the reason is that I ride in part for transportation and the amount of miles that results in every year can vary greatly due to several factors, including weather. I have goals to do certain rides. I have done most of them. Highlights include one three-day loaded tour of about 160 miles. Two nine-day loaded tours of about 500 miles each. One week-long supported tour of about 470 or so. 55 miles on D2R2. 72 miles on one of the Black Bear Century routes. 100 miles on New Hope to Brooklyn. 160 miles on my local MS ride. A couple of my favorite rides in west central NJ that I led for my club.

I am hoping to take one more overnight camping trip of about 120 miles. This weekend would be the perfect time, but my back is acting up, so I don't know if that's going to happen before it gets too cold.
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Old 10-23-14, 10:25 AM   #13
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Coming from the same crap. Taken out in april, off the bike til August. Advice would be to ease back into it....the first month or two will suck and hurt allot. Don't give up and don't do crazy miles so soon. i still dont have anywhere near full range of motion but at least i can pedal a proper roadie again.
Yes! I am only riding flats for the most part at this time. I am up to about 30 miles at this point. Lots of PT and re-leaning to walk. One good thing is I Ride better than I walk. I am on my bike a full 2 months before I thought I would be. I am leaving the big climbs alone till the first of the year.

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Old 10-23-14, 11:25 AM   #14
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To keep it honest here is the goal thread, or one of them from December.

Here is what I posted in it:
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I'm barely going to complete 5,000 miles this year. Next year I hope to do better. So far plans are Spokane, WA Tour de Cure 100 in May, Seattle to Portland in July. Planning to race another complete season of CX next fall. Goal is to actually train for that.
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Have not missed a race in my CX series and I have actually trained for it; two races left plus I'll likely do one extra in a different series.

Miles to date is 6623 and it seems likely that I'll top 7,000 this year.
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Old 10-23-14, 01:27 PM   #15
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Looks like I made a goal of 2800 miles (100 per week from April to October) according to this post. Yikes, I only have 1500 miles this year and we've been going through a stretch of cold/rainy weather. I'll aim for 2000 but there's no way I'm making 2800 by Jan 1st! Also haven't done my first imperial century, but have done a few half centuries in record time and my first metric. Even if I don't meet my goals by year end, I'm satisfied with the progress I've made which is the most important part...Besides there's always next year!
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Old 10-23-14, 05:48 PM   #16
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my initial goal was 3000, I am only 156 miles away. I have a stretch goal of 3500, I think I will hit that.
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Old 10-23-14, 07:47 PM   #17
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I'm at about 3800, was hoping to do 6000 but obviously not going to make it. I have done over 20,000' more climbing then last year at this time.
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Old 10-23-14, 11:36 PM   #18
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I'm within a few extra rides of meeting my goal for this year (3,000 miles), assuming I continue my usual commuting to work every day. Right on target!

Just about a perfect goal for this year, not naturally reachable with my regular riding, so pushing me a bit to get out and ride or put in some extra miles on my way home from work. Probably plan for a little more next year, as I'll finally have a spare bike built up and a more reliable "daily driver" bike, so I'll be more able to get out on rides. I've been taking it easy (mostly just commuting) for the past few months as my bike is on its last legs and I haven't finished building up its replacement.
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Old 10-24-14, 10:23 AM   #19
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I'm impressed with everybody's goals here!
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at 2293 miles which is about 46% of my 5k target. Gonna fall short this time
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Just did my 18th ride ever and I logged another 20 miles. My first ride was about 3 miles total with several stops so I'm doing good. Averaging about 30 miles a week with 2-3 rides, but a lot of elevation. Looking to do my 32 mile ride on Sunday!
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No set goal for this year because I just started riding in February 3400 miles so far. Next year my goal will be 4000
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3728 so far, 272 to go.
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3273 this year. Last year was under 1000, but I wasn't keeping track as a long ride was 5-10 miles, back then.

How things have changed!

Hoping to hit 4000, but last weekend I forgot to start Strava before a ~40 mile club ride. I was bummed to discover that at the end of the ride -- and it did nothing to help my 4K goal.
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I only rode a few miles in August, but Sept to now have me at 126 miles (52 miles for Sept and 74.5 for October) and the month isn't done yet. I have been trying to ride more frequently and for more distance each month.
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