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    Is Walking the Bike included in Riding Miles?

    I mean really....if I have to walk the bike due to one reason or another do I get to count them as outdoor miles. My thinking is so long as the bike is moving and you are the one moving it then the miles should count!

    What do folks think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    I mean really....if I have to walk the bike due to one reason or another do I get to count them as outdoor miles. My thinking is so long as the bike is moving and you are the one moving it then the miles should count!

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    yes, but your benefits will be less than if you were to ride that mileage, so be aware of that when adding things upl.

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    Yes, it counts.
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    I suppose it would count. I guess it depends on what you're counting the miles for. Are you going strictly on what you rode, or are you going by what is registered on your bike computer?
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    Yes but only if the bike is riding you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_e View Post
    Yes but only if the bike is riding you.
    Do you mean carrying the bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapeworm21 View Post
    Htfu
    HTFU? If the bike is unrideable or there is some other issue what does it have to do with HTFU!!! I am out there aren't I?
    Last edited by PATH; 01-10-09 at 11:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    Do you mean carrying the bike?
    In Soviet Russia, bike rides you!

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    Fortunately is no more Soviet Russia only land of Rootin Tootin Putin!!!!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    If you're using a standard bike computer, the miles count so long as the sensored wheel is turning. With a GPS-based computer, the miles count no matter what. You can put the bike on your car and drive a century!

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    No computer. I am doing laps on a pre-measured course.

    I would never cheat on my mileage and indoor miles don't count in my reckoning of miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    yes, but your benefits will be less than if you were to ride that mileage, so be aware of that when adding things upl.
    It takes more energy to walk a mile than it takes to ride a mile.

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    Well, if you go by an SPS (Solar Positioning System), I have ridden over 12 million miles this year then.
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    Walking the bike is also pretty awkward at times. Hmmm? I am leaning toward counting these walked miles if I am moving the bike. Hell it takes more energy than operating the cranks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    Well, if you go by an SPS (Solar Positioning System), I have ridden over 12 million miles this year then.
    You also need to include galactic movement. There may be other variables but we have not discovered them. Actually you are present every in the universe at once so movement is just a human construct to make better sense of our present plane of existance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    You also need to include galactic movement. There may be other variables but we have not discovered them. Actually you are present every in the universe at once so movement is just a human construct to make better sense of our present plane of existance.
    If you take some arbitrary point in the universe and keep it fixed, then with respect to that point, I have ridden approximately 880 trillion miles this year. And that is on a fixed gear bike, mind you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    If you take some arbitrary point in the universe and keep it fixed, then with respect to that point, I have ridden approximately 880 trillion miles this year. And that is on a fixed gear bike, mind you.
    Actually, you have not gone anywhere it only appears so. You exist everywhere at the same time. Thus distance traveled is only an illusion predicated by our relating to this plane of existence and our relation to what "appears" in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    It takes more energy to walk a mile than it takes to ride a mile.
    Dangit, your logic is impeccable and I'm exhausted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    Actually, you have not gone anywhere it only appears so. You exist everywhere at the same time. Thus distance traveled is only an illusion predicated by our relating to this plane of existence and our relation to what "appears" in it.
    I said nothing about whether or not the motion was actual. But with respect to that imaginary fixed point, you would greatly change position. By hundreds of trillions of miles.
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    Yes. I had a tire fail on me last year and had to walk 2 miles in look keo cleats to the light rail. Then another mile from the light rail to a lbs to pick up a tire. Once I was in a decent place I walked bare foot. Nothing is quite as painful as walking in road cleats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    Yes. I had a tire fail on me last year and had to walk 2 miles in look keo cleats to the light rail. Then another mile from the light rail to a lbs to pick up a tire. Once I was in a decent place I walked bare foot. Nothing is quite as painful as walking in road cleats.
    It is that scenario that generally has me in a mind to wear MTB shoes instead of road shoes. Either way it is a bother to walk and it is never good for the cleats!
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    I trashed a set of cleats. If I had cleat covers it would have been fine.
    No worries. It has happened once in 5 years on a commute that for some reason I took my tarmac.
    My regular commuter has spds for walking in.
    The stars aligned perfectly for me that day. I still finished my commute home.
    Though it did cost me $60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    I said nothing about whether or not the motion was actual. But with respect to that imaginary fixed point, you would greatly change position. By hundreds of trillions of miles.
    Yes that is quite so. Travel over distance will become more readily doable when we figure out how to harness the power of understanding the universe so as to instantaneously be anywhere in it. Appearance though as we are already there and everywhere as well as where we appear to be. Mind boggling ain't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    I trashed a set of cleats. If I had cleat covers it would have been fine.
    No worries. It has happened once in 5 years on a commute that for some reason I took my tarmac.
    My regular commuter has spds for walking in.
    The stars aligned perfectly for me that day. I still finished my commute home.

    Though it did cost me $60.
    SPDs are the way to go. I have road shoes but rarely use them. My Cross Concept is my road bile and I have 105s on them. (I am hoping to do better).
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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