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Old 04-13-11, 08:13 PM   #1
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miles and miles of smiles

I'm up to 545 miles for 2011 which is a small number compared to the distance some other 50+ers have reported. Weather conditions finally allowing riding on a regular basis, so the miles are picking up, as is the fun.
How far have you ridden?
Are we having fun yet?
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Old 04-13-11, 08:37 PM   #2
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Way to go! It sucks when you're dying to get out and ride but the weather won't cooperate, regardless of the season. I decided to HTFU this year and ride when it was cold outside. Just when I get the hang of cool/cold weather riding, it's time got to acclimate to the heat. Tonight's ride brought my total mileage for this year to 824. I don't have a specific goal in mind for the year, but 3000-4000 miles should be doable.
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Old 04-13-11, 08:57 PM   #3
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At least 306; that is what I've measured on the road bike. I don't have a cyclocomputer on the mtn. bike which does see a bit of use, nor have I counted all the hours on the stationary trainer or the rollers indoors. Still, I do seem to have enjoyed pretty much every single mile thus far.
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3,243 bicycling Smiles this year. Heading for 20,000.
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Old 04-14-11, 03:42 AM   #5
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I'm with DF - so far more smiles than miles, but as I start into serious training that will change
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Old 04-14-11, 08:14 AM   #6
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800+ which with the crazy WIND we've been having in So. Colorado, I'm very happy with that!
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As usually happens this time of year, I haven't ridden as far as I would have liked. I've made up for it by adding a weight penalty so that the miles involve more work, at least when riding uphill. When our tandem finally comes back from its vacation I will be regularly heading out to greet the bears between here and the coast. I think my wife is expecting at least two trips to the coast per month.
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Fifteen weeks of 2011, five workdays per week, twenty mile round trip = 1,500 miles. There were a few holidays and days I worked at home, so figure 1,400. The moonlight on the snow caused a lot of smiles, but so do the trees that make me feel I'm riding through a green tunnel.

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I'm just getting started. This time of year, only about 1/2 the weekends are suitable for riding. Wind-driven rain at 40F just plain sucks. I've even gotten in a couple of evening rides already! I'm sitting at a whopping 166 miles so far.
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Old 04-15-11, 01:27 PM   #12
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I'm staying pretty even on a month to month basis with 3400 (s)miles so far in 2011 (I see PaulH most mornings around Shirlington). A warm February helped since it was short on days.
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Proud to say 1110 miles. I usually have fewer miles than others, but I'm training for a century on May 1. I set weekly goals with my Garmin, and I can't bear to fall short.
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Only 400+ miles this year.

I rode home from work this morning in 32* temps with a 15 to 20 mph headwind coming in off the lake. I still have not thawed out and that was 15 hours ago!! I was sooooo cooooold!!!

I drove in tonight, I think I have become a wimp!!

Long live wimpdom!!!!!
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Only 400+ miles this year.

I rode home from work this morning in 32* temps with a 15 to 20 mph headwind coming in off the lake. I still have not thawed out and that was 15 hours ago!! I was sooooo cooooold!!!

I drove in tonight, I think I have become a wimp!!

Long live wimpdom!!!!!
I haven't even pulled the commuter down from it's hook yet - big wimp here.
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Old 04-15-11, 06:32 PM   #16
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Sounds as if Winter is just now starting to leave Northern parts of the country. Not to mention Canada.
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