Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Central Pa
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi San Remo and a mint 1984 Trek 720
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I cycled10,000 miles!

    I reached a new milestone this holiday weekend. My "first real bike" hit the 10,000 mile mark in my log. (not really the odometer because I have gone through a couple computers). I never thought I would ride a bicycle for over 10,000 miles! Next time someone asks 'How far have you ridden?' I know what I'm goína say.

    I was sure to tell my wife about it because when I bought that "expensive" bike a few years ago I told her that I was wiling to pay "all that money" so that I had a bike that would hold up for life.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    726
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whew!!

    That's a lot of miles-Give us a breakdown such as:

    How many years did it take? How many miles you ride a week? Do you live where you can ride all the time?How many sets of tires and bike repairs were made? Did you wear out the pedals or the saddle?ETC AND ETC Let us hear it------ (Read it)

    Very interesting and quite an accomplishment!

    Regards-Bob

  3. #3
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah, i'm with bob - we need details.

  4. #4
    Unique Vintage Steel cuda2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Allen, TX
    My Bikes
    Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
    Posts
    11,486
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ditto on the details! Ditto on the details! *end chant*

    10k miles is a far far away milestone for me, I just rolled over 100 on the new mtb. Road bike is still in non-road worthy condition till midweek.
    [CENTER][URL="http://VeloBase.com"][IMG]http://velobase.com/App_Themes/VeloBase2_blue/Images/VeloBase2TitleCampagnolo.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][URL="http://JonPFischer.com"][COLOR="#006400"]Fischer Photography[/COLOR][/URL] - [URL="http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/785462-My-new-modern-quot-Classic-quot-Kirk-JKS-Classic-Terraplane"][COLOR="#8b0000"]Kirk Frameworks JKS-Classic Build Thread[/COLOR][/URL][/CENTER]

  5. #5
    King of the Forest Totoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    772
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations

  6. #6
    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Central Pa
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi San Remo and a mint 1984 Trek 720
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bobn
    Whew!!

    That's a lot of miles-Give us a breakdown such as:

    How many years did it take? How many miles you ride a week? Do you live where you can ride all the time?How many sets of tires and bike repairs were made? Did you wear out the pedals or the saddle?ETC AND ETC Let us hear it------ (Read it)

    Very interesting and quite an accomplishment!

    Regards-Bob
    WOW! thanks. I've heard of cyclists doing 5,000 miles in one year so I never expected this kind of response. Well . . . let me see. . . I'll go over my logs and get back to you with the details.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

  7. #7
    Senior Member madman91's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Chicago-ish
    My Bikes
    specialized hardrock pro 2003
    Posts
    180
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    um....400 miles and kicking?!?!

  8. #8
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's amazing......I'm still a newbie at this....I'm about to tip 500 miles on the next ride.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  9. #9
    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Central Pa
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi San Remo and a mint 1984 Trek 720
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OK here are the asked for details:

    Iím 55 and Iíve been riding about 5 years Ė just pleasure riding in the beautiful Pa countryside. I just started commuting recently this year. I have averaged about 2,500 a year Ė for a total of 10,000 on my Bianchi SanRemo and some more on my Diamondback beater (mostly in the winter).

    When I started I was 70 lbs heaver and 60 blood pressure points higher. Most of that improvement was the first year.

    Iíve had only one serious crash, but I was not hurt Ė it cost me on shifter and some bar tape.

    I went through a few sets of tires and countless tubes before I switched to Armidellos. Since then Iíve had zero flats in 2 years (5,000 miles).

    Iím on my third rear wheel rim (my weight had something to do with that and our rough country roads did too.) My LBS now builds my wheels.

    This is what is still original: the frame (of course), the paint job (lots of scratches), front wheel, rear axel, cranks, Bottom Bracket, 43 and 52 teeth chainrings, breaks, seat post, handlebar and front fork.

    I never counted the chains, spokes, bar tape, cables, break pads or tubes but I went through many. There were other things I went through but did not wear out, like various computers and lubes that I tried.

    Iíve worn out 2 rear cogs, a front granny gear, one shifter (the other broke in my accident), a set of Frog pedals, a pair of shoes, 3 sets of cleats, a saddle, a helmet, 2 helmet mirrors, and my wifeís patience.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    726
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Absolutely fantastic!

  11. #11
    Senior Member geeklpc1985's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Madison, WI
    My Bikes
    2004 Martin Novato w/ 2004 Burley Nomad
    Posts
    408
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    WOW, thats great, I just hit 6000 miles on my Marin, It's been about 1 year having the bike and being car-free.

    Great Job, keep up the biking!

    GEEK
    Super Geek
    2004 Martin Novato: 10613 miles, Ride in Peace (DOD: 12/05/06)
    Max Speed: 40 mph

  12. #12
    Keep on climbing
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Marlborough, Massachusetts
    My Bikes
    2004 Calfee Tetra Pro
    Posts
    2,074
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good job on reaching 10,000 miles on the bike. I remember being pretty ecstatic when I realized I had racked up that distance. It's an accomplishment to remain that devoted for several years.

    We expect to hear from you sometime in 2009 when you get to 20,000.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    1,180
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The best part of all of this is your health. Fantastic. Great news. Keep it going.

  14. #14
    Perineal Pressurized dobber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    In Ebritated
    Posts
    6,556
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeR
    OK here are the asked for details:

    Iím 55 and Iíve been riding about 5 years Ė just pleasure riding in the beautiful Pa countryside. I just started commuting recently this year. I have averaged about 2,500 a year Ė for a total of 10,000 on my Bianchi SanRemo and some more on my Diamondback beater (mostly in the winter).
    Congrats on the achievements all around.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

  15. #15
    Senior Member skydive69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Seminole, FL
    My Bikes
    Guru Geneo, Specialized Roubaix Pro, Guru chron 'alu, Specialized Sequoia
    Posts
    2,258
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One of the guys I ride with just hit 375,000 miles! Everytime I think I am doing serious miles, I run into him.
    www.brokennecktobrokenrecords.com

  16. #16
    CRIKEY!!!!!!! Cyclaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    My Bikes
    several
    Posts
    4,206
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well done MikeR.... Congratulations.

  17. #17
    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Central Pa
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi San Remo and a mint 1984 Trek 720
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by geeklpc1985
    WOW, thats great, I just hit 6000 miles on my Marin, It's been about 1 year having the bike and being car-free.

    Great Job, keep up the biking!

    GEEK
    You'll have me beat by next year!
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

  18. #18
    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Central Pa
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi San Remo and a mint 1984 Trek 720
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by skydive69
    One of the guys I ride with just hit 375,000 miles! Everytime I think I am doing serious miles, I run into him.
    I've read of a guy who works in a bike shop and has ridden every day for over ten years - never missed a day in 3,650 days!
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

  19. #19
    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Central Pa
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi San Remo and a mint 1984 Trek 720
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bobn
    Absolutely fantastic!
    I really appreciate all the pats on the back from everyone here. I knew you people would understand my pride. You tell non cyclists about your milestones and they look at you like you're nuts. The numbers impress them but still, they just don't get it.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

  20. #20
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Stuttgart, Germany
    My Bikes
    2 custommade touringbikes 1990, 2003 (with Speedhub :), roadbikes: Peugeot (1985), Centurion (1988), tandem: Dawes Super Galaxy (1990)
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeR
    You tell non cyclists about your milestones and they look at you like you're nuts. The numbers impress them but still, they just don't get it.
    Some times ago, when I had stored my old touringbike (and now mainly commute bike) in the lab, a collegue noticed the figure '49.XXX' for 'total kms' on the computer.
    "Is that TRUE ?!?" he asked.
    "No! It's not true, .." I said.
    And while a grin began to start in his face I added
    ".. the computer is newer than the bike - which has about twice that distance"
    And he ( ) was even more astonished when he heard, that this isn't my only bike.

  21. #21
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    That's amazing......I'm still a newbie at this....I'm about to tip 500 miles on the next ride.
    Ok....next ride is over.....sitting on about 505 now.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  22. #22
    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Central Pa
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi San Remo and a mint 1984 Trek 720
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Ok....next ride is over.....sitting on about 505 now.
    Hey, if you enjoy the activity, it doesn't take long to rack up the miles.

    I'd like to estimate the number of pedal revolutions but due to changing cadences and coasting it would just be a W.A.G.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •