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    1000 miles

    I know many of you bike much farther, but today my computer informed me that I had logged 1000 miles while commuting and shopping since May. I feel proud.
    And I am sure there are other choices I haven't thought of, yet...

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    Sounds good to me!
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    Great job!

    1,000 less miles on a car, and you got a lot of exercise.
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    Somebody is sure to add a posting that they have done 16,000 miles since May. I think 1000 is pretty darned good, especially on a "Walmart beater" (what is that?).
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    Congratulations. I'll bet you are more fit then ever. If you don't look at it any other way you have saved 67 gallons of gas at 15mpg and $134 at $2.00 a gallon.
    My coworkers were amazed at my accumulated savings over 6 years of commuting.
    A side effect of my commuting is severe reduction of annual mileage on the car. I used to drive about 12,000 miles a year. My annual commute is about 2,500 miles. I now only put about 4,000 miles on the car. Where did the 5,500 miles go to?
    Keep on cycling...
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    Fantastic! I hit 2500, but none commuting.
    2 years ago, I was lucky to have hit 500.

    Keep Going!!!!!!!
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    Good for you! You have every reason to be proud.
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    You are not alone. I biked about a 1000 miles this year too mostly commuting. Congratulations

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    Way to go! That's something to be proud of. You could change your name to Jessika with 1K
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    Congrats! I'll end up with about 2200- a high for me. The goal I met this year was doing my first full century. Next year's goal - 2500 miles - not a major push but 3000 might be tough.

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    1000 is a serious achievement. I wish you many more, minus the visits of that nasty wee imp the punc***e fairy, the saying of whose name may well invoke a visit...

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    I've got 955 on my odometer since 8/6. For me, there are 4/5 more commuting days left in the year and a 17 mile RT. Barring any nasty weather, I'll be able to join the 1000 mi club! A full year should be 2500+. Woo Hoo! Congrats Jessica!

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    Congratulations on your 1K miles. Keep it going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown
    ...especially on a "Walmart beater" (what is that?)...
    I have no idea what a "Walmart beater" is, either... but if it has to do with giving Walmart a beating, I'd be glad to join in!

    (Oh, and Jessica, congrats on the 1,000 miles. I don't have that much yet - I just got my bike in October - but it's comin'. Maybe by next May?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown
    I think 1000 is pretty darned good, especially on a "Walmart beater" (what is that?).
    Ken
    Bike from Walmart, $60 new. It's a "Roadmaster Mt. Sport"... I added rear rack, fenders, headlamp, tail blinkies, removable front basket, a backpack, a rear trunk I already had, panniers, pump and tools (etc.), and a low cost computer.

    For the commute I use one of the containers (not all) and for groceries I use all. The extras definately cost more than the bike, but *it gets me there*!!
    And I am sure there are other choices I haven't thought of, yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica
    Bike from Walmart, $60 new. It's a "Roadmaster Mt. Sport"... I added rear rack, fenders, headlamp, tail blinkies, removable front basket, a backpack, a rear trunk I already had, panniers, pump and tools (etc.), and a low cost computer.

    For the commute I use one of the containers (not all) and for groceries I use all. The extras definately cost more than the bike, but *it gets me there*!!
    way to go girl!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica
    Bike from Walmart, $60 new. It's a "Roadmaster Mt. Sport"... I added rear rack, fenders, headlamp, tail blinkies, removable front basket, a backpack, a rear trunk I already had, panniers, pump and tools (etc.), and a low cost computer.

    For the commute I use one of the containers (not all) and for groceries I use all. The extras definately cost more than the bike, but *it gets me there*!!
    I would guess that riding a "Wal-Mart" beater 1,000 miles is about the same as riding a road bike 1,500 miles or more. I am so proud of you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica
    I know many of you bike much farther, but today my computer informed me that I had logged 1000 miles while commuting and shopping since May. I feel proud.
    Congrats!

    How far is your daily commute?
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

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    16 miles, but lite rail helps me on most days. I usually ride all the
    way home once a week. I commute all year round, but then, this is
    California... I actually ride between 25 and 45 miles most weeks.
    And I am sure there are other choices I haven't thought of, yet...

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    assuming you averaged 12 mph that means you spent 83.33 hours on the bike. if you pedaled at an average cadence of 70, that means you would have turned over your cranks almost 350,000 times!! i'm being very conservative with those assumptions, but i'm sure that's in the ballpark. congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown
    Somebody is sure to add a posting that they have done 16,000 miles since May. I think 1000 is pretty darned good, especially on a "Walmart beater" (what is that?).
    Ken
    Just for commuting and shopping, that's quite a few miles. Although I've ridden further myself, it's mostly recreational. She's got a lot of time turning her cranks that I haven't, and probably a lot more enjoyment doing it.

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    old thread, new mileage: 2800 miles on odometers: more than 25 miles a week for three years. Closer to 50 miles a week nowadays, and looking to increase.

    Cool, I am pleased.
    And I am sure there are other choices I haven't thought of, yet...

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    How neat to see an old thread, and there you are still going strong! I've got about 1800 on my bike since I bought it 1 year ago. Do you still have the same bike?

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    Congratulations!

    This thread, in BF "years," is clearly 50+ !
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    Good going! To put it in perspective, it takes me half a year to do what you did in two months.

    Paul

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