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Old 09-28-06, 07:27 PM   #1
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Just comparing...

So far in 2006, I've...

...gone for 157 rides, which I figure is about 156 more than the average person my age;

...travelled 1,882 miles, which is less than my goal for this point in the year, but I figure about 1,880 miles more than the average person my age has biked.

As a person who spent much of his adult life vowing to exercise more when he got a Round Tuit, I'm quite pleased with myself. I should name my bike Round Tuit!

Just saying...
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Old 09-28-06, 07:36 PM   #2
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I've got to agree with you DG. Everyone on this forum is exercising much more than the average person our age.
Still I don't know if you should name your bike "Round Tuit" it seems sort of an insult. Which bike would receive that name the 3900?
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Old 09-28-06, 08:17 PM   #3
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I feel pretty much the same, Gary. Not as much as I'd like to do...but better than I thought I'd do. And I think that is ok, for now anyway. Thanks for a good post.
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Good points that we all should keep in mind. Anyone who pushes himself is going to be disappointed in his performance now and then. For me, it happens when I'm getting dropped by club riders on hills. I remind myself that I started riding to improve my health, and that even though I'm struggling up this hill right now, I'm still more fit than the vast majority of the planet's population, and my health reflects that. Just the thought I need, to pedal on up the hill, and muddle through my day at work.
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A few weeks ago I had my annual physical. The Dr. was pleased. Bloodwork, blood preassure, and weight all showed good solid improvements. When I told him I had ridden nearly 3000 miles during the previous 12 months, his faced glowed as if he had just witnessed the second coming.

DG, pat yourself on the back from all of us. You along with most of us deserve kudos for for our dedication. Whether we ride vintage, hybrid, MTB, a bent, or a speedy lightweight, it's the crank revolutions that really count.
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I to am pleased with the way 2006 has progressed for me. I currently have 151 riding days and 4065 miles. If all holds I will make my goal of 5000 miles this year. Considering my total miles for the previous three years = 1000 and my all time big year was 2000 miles, it is pretty amazing to me to get this far. The real test though is what my miles will be in 3+ years from now, will I still be riding at this level? I hope so.
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I've got to agree with you DG. Everyone on this forum is exercising much more than the average person our age.
Still I don't know if you should name your bike "Round Tuit" it seems sort of an insult.
+1 Your bike deserves something more fitting. Perhaps - Rhonda. Then you could sing while you ride: "Help me Rhonda. Help, help me Rhonda..."
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Old 09-29-06, 09:53 AM   #8
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I never got a Round Tuit . . . maybe I should put that on my Christmas list.
Is there a website where I could order one?

As for goals:
I hit my goal for 1000 miles on Monday -- a full month ahead of schedule
Increased avg. ride from 12 to 20 miles
Increased avg. speed by 20 percent -- from real slow to just plain slow

And above all else, had a lot more fun
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I'm at about 1700 miles. It's a lot less than I would like, but I am proud of it.
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+1 Your bike deserves something more fitting. Perhaps - Rhonda. Then you could sing while you ride: "Help me Rhonda. Help, help me Rhonda..."
Heh heh...This brought a huge chuckle this morning, and so, I'm going to do it. From now on, my Cypress SX shall be known as Rhonda!
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"Rhonda" is much better!
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Ah Ha! You just received your cyling-lass for that early Christmas present!
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Gary,

Congratulations on a healthy year! I just finished up my tracking spreadsheet for next year, so I am going to try and be able to post ride count and such for next year. In the meantime, I rode my first century in almost 30 years, I did get in about 2500 miles or so. Spent way too much on bike stuff though. A new bike will do that to ya. I am hoping for a lot more miles next year, but I will be including miles on the indoor trainer so that should help out a bit.
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Way to go Gary! Well done!
My odometer just turned 2500 miles including a couple of centuries since April this year and that doesn't count a hundred or so on upright folders we carry. Not bad for our fairly short bike season in ND!
I'm thinner that I have been since about 1974, yet still eat as much as I want, and BP and all that is great! Like you, if someone would have told me what I woulsd be doing 2 years ago, I'd said "Yeah, sure....! Tell me another one!"

My dad had a "round tuit" once. He got it at a mine in Flin Flon, Man. They have huge iron balls in their ore crushers, and when they get worn down to softballball sized, they sell them to tourists as "round tuits!"
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I've only managed 114 rides here.

However of those, thirteen have been 100+ miles plus another 20 that were 62-99 miles. Thus far this year, I have a cumulative climbing total of 243,380 feet. Fortunately I'm a good bit ahead of pace to exceed my target of 6000 miles.

I agree with the others that regardless of the miles or number of rides we should feel good about "feeling good"-or maybe better than we felt just a few years ago.
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Old 09-30-06, 12:58 PM   #16
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This year I have 1,981 miles. Last year it was about 1900 miles. Bought a Specialized Sequoia Elite this spring with $$$ I got from selling my motorcycle. So I thought I would have a lot more miles by now. But arthritis has limited me to short rides. So I bought a 24" BMX cruiser and get a lot of exercise in less miles and have a ton of fun. If it was work to ride the bikes would only gather dust...
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Old 09-30-06, 07:56 PM   #17
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Gary as I said before, and mant others have reiterated, you and I are doing so great...or at least we think we are. But don't forget the...PIE. lol
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Old 09-30-06, 08:00 PM   #18
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Great job! I'm in the same boat. The bicycle finally got me off my butt to get into shape!
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Hmm 21 rides this month and 930 miles. I think that's a new record for me. If I don't go back to work pretty quick I might also set a new mileage record for the year.
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