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Old 04-13-08, 01:56 AM   #1
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How many miles/Kilometres are you expecting to pedal this year?

Me: 1,300 Kilometers (800 miles).

I just started riding my bike last week; and I am planning to pedal from April to October. Our temperature here is not so pleasant between November and March; I am not an all weather rider. Last year I had about 1,200 Kilometres (750 miles), the year before about 1,300 Kilometres (800 miles).

That would be on all my bikes (mountain and road, relatively vintage) and for all purposes (to/from work, run errands, and recreation). All my trips would be fairly short, less than 8 Kilometres (5 miles), on average 3 Kilometres (2 miles).

I do not have a speedometer/odometer on any of my bikes. I use Google map to estimate my distances.
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Old 04-13-08, 05:25 AM   #2
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4100km 2600 miles. last year.

How far is your commute? Mine is 6km/3 miles. I am all weather though.
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Old 04-13-08, 05:33 AM   #3
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Goal is to break 1560 miles. Should be pretty doable since it's an average of 30 miles a week.
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Old 04-13-08, 05:36 AM   #4
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Looking to hit 4500 miles this year. I'll be up to 1065 by the end of today.
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Old 04-13-08, 05:57 AM   #5
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I'm going to shoot for 3000 mile this year again. Some years I get over that and some years a bit under. But as winter has been a bit mild this year I have a lot more jan - march miles in already.
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Old 04-13-08, 06:53 AM   #6
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2000-2500 miles. I commute April to October and usually tour for two weeks. I had 1900 last year and got a late start.
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Old 04-13-08, 06:58 AM   #7
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4,750 with a challenge goal of 5,200. Of course that's a lot more riding than my 2-5 mile commutes...
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Old 04-13-08, 07:18 AM   #8
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I did 1600 miles last year, spring till snow fall. This year I'm aiming to break 2000 miles, spring to snow fall. with my 34 mile r/t commute it should be a breeze
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Old 04-13-08, 07:42 AM   #9
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Last year I had 10,120 miles. This year, my goal is to again break 10,000.
I do lots of sport riding in addition to commuting though.
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Old 04-13-08, 07:57 AM   #10
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16 km commute and about 160 commuting days (I don't ride on ice), so 2560 km commuting and maybe another 1000+ km recreational/utility riding. I don't use a cyclometer anymore so I'm trying to make a conservative estimate
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Old 04-13-08, 09:10 AM   #11
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Should fall somewhere in the 5000-6000 mile range if I don't do any big tours. I do ride year round so it's not that impressive.

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Old 04-13-08, 09:21 AM   #12
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10,000 miles but with my incident last month I think it will be scaled back a bit.
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Old 04-13-08, 12:04 PM   #13
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I'm expecting about 3500km for the commute (all weather, all year) and hopefully at least another 1500km for sport. My "for sport" trips tend to be off-road and a lot harder than the road miles, so those trips usually aren't very long in kilometers.
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haha i feel like such a poser, maybe i'm just lucky enough to live in a good location,
For school and work commuting for this upcoming spring and summer about 910miles , that is excluding around town/weekends/fun races and rides.

Probably finish out the season as late as possible, but in the end before winter hits I hope for 2,000miles

This is my first year at making an effort to be as car free as possible.... Now i just need to get my kogswell P/R to make it that much more of a joy to commute.
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My first year riding was ~1500km. My second year riding I ended up with ~6000.xx km end of season.

This year I would love to see 6000km but in reality I think realistically 3000-4000km is more what I can handle. I've still got 4 months of 'winter legs' from not moving so only the legs will tell how many miles I put on.
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Old 04-13-08, 01:38 PM   #16
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4000 commuting, 10000 total (miles)
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I have no specific mileage goals - my goals are really more centered on being able to wear smaller pants . As it stands, my commute is 37 miles RT, so it is pretty easy to rack up the miles.

My plan is to only ride once a week for the next month or so - I still need a few recovery days inbetween rides - I could probably do every 4th day or so, and I am still inclined to pick the days with the best weather. Each time I ride, it seems just a little bit easier however.
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4000 miles (6437 km) is my general goal. I promised myself a new bike if I ride 5000 miles, but it's not looking good.

I only have around 500 miles so far. I really need to pick it up as soon as the weather stops sucking.
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My goal

My goal is 2500 miles. My commute is 34.2 miles round trip, so if I go 3 times a week it's almost exactly 100 miles. Average 3/wk and i'm at 2500 miles by the beginning of October, when the weather and lack of light make it much tougher.
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Old 04-13-08, 04:47 PM   #20
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I do about 4000, maybe 4500 miles a year. 21 miles a day so about 100 miles a week, every working (non-vacation) week. I live in Michigan, it's pretty easily ridable all year round, with studded tires. It does get a bit nippy sometimes, this year I never rode below -5*F. Last year it got down to -25*F two days, that was pretty frigid, but still there's no such thing as a day when I'd rather drive. I do drive occasionally but it's almost never due to the weather.

I have started making exceptions for more than 6" of snow and no chance for it to be plowed; a couple of months ago I tried to get to work through 12" of wet, unplowed snow on the hilly, gravel back roads, and I had to walk the bike up every hill. It took forever to get to work.
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Old 04-13-08, 06:10 PM   #21
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Last year, 2600+ km (1625 miles). This year, I'm shooting for 3000 km (2900 miles).
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Hoping to crack 5000K, road my 1000th this morning so getting there.
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I've put my goal on bikejournal at 8000 kms ... which is probably realistic with my school and work schedule ... but I'd like to get back up to doing 10,000 kms a year again.
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Looking to hit 4500 miles this year. I'll be up to 1065 by the end of today.
That's a hell of a day!
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If I stick to just commuting, with a few errands thrown in, I'll ride between 600 and 700 miles this year. Other than that, I have no real goal.
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