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View Poll Results: How many miles did you ride the past 7 days?
I did not ride the past 7 days 5 4.17%
I rode 1-25 miles the past 7 days 1 0.83%
I rode 26-50 miles the past 7 days 16 13.33%
I rode 51-75 miles the past 7 days 18 15.00%
I rode 76-100 miles the past 7 days 17 14.17%
I rode 101-125 miles the past 7 days 18 15.00%
I rode 126-150 miles the past 7 days 15 12.50%
I rode 151-175 miles the past 7 days 12 10.00%
I rode over 175 miles this past week. 16 13.33%
I don't track my mileage (for those of you who HAVE to answer all polls) 2 1.67%
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Old 06-03-06, 01:16 PM   #1
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50+'rs - HOW MANY MILES THE LAST 7 DAYS?

OK, I know this is unfair, and that all of our circumstances are different.

But, just for the fun of it, how many miles did you ride during the past 7 days?

This is anonymous, so only you will know the truth!

EDIT:

Looks like I guessed too low on my upper limits of the poll!

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Old 06-03-06, 01:18 PM   #2
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About 70 miles.
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Old 06-03-06, 01:45 PM   #3
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Mines over 175 but its not typical, did part of KATY Trail, & around my home town (enjoyed riding same routes I did 45+ years ago). Also did 40 + today.
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Old 06-03-06, 01:47 PM   #4
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I only rode 6 of the last 7 days. 212 miles. Haven't been out today yet. Out I go!
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Old 06-03-06, 01:48 PM   #5
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Mines over 175 but its not typical, did part of KATY Trail, & around my home town (enjoyed riding same routes I did 45+ years ago). Also did 40 + today.
Since it is only a one week sample, likely none of us will be typical. As I said, just for fun, and don't take seriously!
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Old 06-03-06, 01:49 PM   #6
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I screwed up. I forgot last Monday's ride so my mileage in the last seven days should be 188, but I voted in the range just below that.
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Old 06-03-06, 02:05 PM   #7
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Old 06-03-06, 02:15 PM   #8
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Only 25 this week...weather's been really lously when the opportunity arises.
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Old 06-03-06, 02:19 PM   #9
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Didn't get the midweek ride this week so only Last Sundays 35 to count. Have to make up for it tomorrow.
Hold on though- I am having a recovery time after my ride of the year so might not make up for it.
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Old 06-03-06, 02:49 PM   #10
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Old 06-03-06, 02:59 PM   #11
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233 miles through today with one more day left in the week. 1016 miles last month. But alas, with a broken neck it is difficult to do serious mileage!
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Old 06-03-06, 04:59 PM   #13
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I have ridden 124.3 miles the past 7 days. I missed the next step by just 0,7 of a mile. And I might go for a spin later tonight. Today I rode to church for a men's breakfast then later I could not find my water bottle so I rode over to a thrift store and bought another one. Then I rode to a park and took panaramic photo's of a pure stand Eastern cottonwood saplings.
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228 miles give or take a couple. I was on the rollers a little bit in the garage. Just hooked a fan to them and was trying it out so I dont know if about 10 minutes worth of those miles really count. I had a few days off work available to ride this last week which is unusual. btw, that fan is GREAT. It really blows a ton of air and it feels good that I am making it rather than the power company. 56 yrs old. Back into racing after a 21 yr lay off.

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Starting last Sunday and including today I have 125 miles so far but my usual is more like 90 to 100.
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Old 06-03-06, 06:47 PM   #16
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This week included a full century today and several weekday club rides for 163 miles. Last week it was 256, most of which (200) was on last Saturday.
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I was away for the week so I only got one ride in today. Oh wait..must be not thinking. I did a 22 mile earlier
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Old 06-03-06, 07:48 PM   #18
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241 for the last 7 days, but that would be atypical for me. Usually 110 to 170 depending on the weather and my schedule.
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Old 06-03-06, 08:10 PM   #19
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147 this week... big week for me.

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I never really knew until just lately when I installed that *)&)&%$ tyrant of a cycling computer that I used to ride about 16 miles per day, five or six days per week (thinking I was actually closer to 20 per day). Now, I actually add in the extra 25% distance and DO ride that 20 per day. Tomorrow, I'm putting in my "longer weekend ride." I'll shoot for 30 miles at an average pace of 15mph or higher.

My goal beez to increase my daily mileage to about 25 and my weekend excursion up to 75 or 80. By this Fall, I want to do my first real century.

Per the recommendations of all youse fitness freaks, I'll be adding intervals over the summer (wanna see a fat boy sweat?). I'm also trimming supper each day to fruit & fiber. If this regimen doesn't zap my cholesterol I'm gonna be seriously hacked off! I'm also hoping this regimen zaps at least an extra 25 pounds off my middle. Keep me in your prayers!
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Old 06-03-06, 08:25 PM   #21
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I lied, a little. I gave the previous week's mileage, when I toured on the C&O Canal. This week was only about 20 miles.
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I am floored that 22% of respondents rode more than 175 miles last week, and almost 50% rode 125 miles or more!

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I'm in a training mode for my personal tour in July. I have this new to me used Tour Easy recumbent and it just loves to go cycling. I've changed the gearing to accomodate the hills of the Pacific Northwest and the bike and I are having a ball. I have surpassed the "magic" 1000 miles of having the leg muscle adjust to the recumbent style. It's been a couple of years since I felt this excited about cycling.
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Trying to train for the damn senior olympics...I shoulda thought about this more before I sent in my entry fees. So 146 mile not counting today...
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Interesting bimodal distribution. (At 80 miles, I fell in between the two humps.)
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