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    Miles/Km Since You Turned 50?

    So while we were comparing how many miles/km we've done in 2012, I thought I'd give y'all an opportunity to brag/lie about how many miles or kilometers you've amassed on your bike(s) since you turned 50. That's assuming your record-keeping has been that good.

    Up to today, I've got 222,000 km (138,750 miles) on all my bikes, road and track. And I'm 61, birthday in October. How does that compare to my car's odometer? As I recall, I bought my previous car (Subaru wagon) in May of 2000, the year I turned 50, and it had about 320,000 km on it when I traded it in for the Jetta TDI.

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    About 16,000 miles. I'm 55.
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    Almost ashamed to post my meager mileage on the same page as Luis. 41,855 mi at 63.
    I don't do km, get enough of that at work.

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    300,000+ miles so far since 1973.
    Am now 80 and still pedalin' 100+ a week.

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    Just about 17,000 in 7 yrs. I did hit 75,000 total miles this season, that's a milestone of sorts (not sure what yet). I know I've dropped down from 4500 yearly to 2500 or so. Harder to find the time, but mostly work related plus a few physical issues now getting resolved.

    Glad to still be riding in my 24th season.

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    ~12,500 [edit: miles] maybe? I'm only 51
    Last edited by Bob Ross; 07-10-12 at 12:19 PM.

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    Well, I didn't start riding again until I was almost 53(now 54 as of May this year). Between my first bike and the roadie I ride now, I would hazard to guess somewhere around 7500 to 8000 miles(1270km~12875km)--this is a rough guess and it may be a bit less or a bit more...don't keep a log.
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    I didn't carefully track my mileage last year, but I know I did at least 1,000. This year I've done 2049 miles as of last night, so somewhere between 3000 and 3500 miles since the big 5-0. I'm 51.
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    11,669 I am 51

    and zonatandem your my hero...I hope I am still pedalin 100+/week when I am 80 - congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    11,669 I am 51
    That's a lot of hours on the bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    and zonatandem your my hero...I hope I am still pedalin 100+/week when I am 80 - congrats!
    I agree. That's the guy I want to be in 30 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    That's a lot of hours on the bike!
    About 834 hours. Worth every minute!

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    Didn't start riding until age 62. Now 66. About 15,000 miles between tandem and single, but I'm retiring soon (?) so the yearly mileage will go up to 5000+ I expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    That's a lot of hours on the bike!


    I agree. That's the guy I want to be in 30 years.
    I only have 10 years to 80 and one of my friends is 84 and rides 30 miles or so 6 days a week on a chrome plated Schwinn Paramont that looks like it just came out of the showroom
    Red, like the color my hair used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodway View Post
    About 834 hours. Worth every minute!
    It's always good to know there are people crazier then myself. But it's a good crazy.
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    Since I turned 50 on June 30th this year, I have ridden 330 miles.

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    Somewhere between 37,000 and 40,000 miles.
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    It doesn't take long for the miles to add up. Back when I was racing, I would log maybe 12-15,000 km per year, but much of it was at high-intensity, so I wouldn't feel like doing much more riding. Every session had an objective, and progress was tracked by how I placed in the races each week.

    Now that I'm no longer racing, the mileages are increasing just because it's so nice to be on the bike and not be doing hard intervals. Just natural intervals up the climbs, or bridging to faster groups.

    I think it's great seeing some of those massive distances piled on by the older guys. Remember that 300,000 miles is around a half-million kilometers. Is a million kilometers in a lifetime out of reach? Maybe not.

    Luis

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    It's been 8 1/2 years of riding and I haven't a clue as to how far I've traveled.
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    I turned 50 this summer, around 200 miles ago.

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    Basically all of 'em
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    I start out slow and then taper off from there...

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    Turned 50 in November 2007. 29,000 miles tomorrow.
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    14 years ago? I've lost track, only odometer is on my touring rig, I parked ,
    after getting a newer bike. minus a bike computer..

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    Around 50K miles in 8 years since I turned 50.

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    I can't believe there are so many the keep track of accumulated milage from year to year. I did keep track for each year and compared with the year before sometimes but I didn't start logging it on a computer till years later. Then I changed program and all the old data was gone. I could venture a wild stab at it but it wouldn't mean much. Of course it been a good many years from 50.
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