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Old 10-27-06, 07:19 AM   #1
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How many miles did you ride your tandem in 2006?

Just curious to hear how folks did this year. Did you have any goals for yourself?

I would estimate that we did ~1000 miles on the tandem this year (although all the mileage was in the first 1/2 of the year).
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Old 10-27-06, 07:29 AM   #2
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1593.06 miles plus February mileage which wasn't much. I put nearly that many miles on my Cyclocross bike in June all by itself.

Our goal was to get faster, didn't really have a mileage goal in mind.
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Old 10-27-06, 07:49 AM   #3
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Just curious to hear how folks did this year. Did you have any goals for yourself?.
More than most, but not nearly as much as would have liked.
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Old 10-27-06, 07:52 AM   #4
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I don't have a cycle-computer on my tandem so I have to guess: 50 miles a week times 35 good-weather weeks = 1750 miles +/-
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Old 10-27-06, 07:54 AM   #5
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Old 10-27-06, 08:09 AM   #6
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5700 & counting
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Old 10-27-06, 08:11 AM   #7
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You guys rock!
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2005 was 3,000miles almost exactly. Passed 3,000miles in 2006 several weeks ago. My goal for 2006 was an even 4k, just because it was the next even, round number. Should easily pass 3,500 for 2006, but may not make it to 4k by December 31.

I call it good all around, since more than last year is all it takes to make this a better year.

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Old 10-27-06, 08:45 AM   #9
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We have done about 4K on the double and 1K on the triple. We ride year around and very likely will break 5K on the double.
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Old 10-27-06, 09:38 AM   #10
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Only 240 miles on the tandem. Add in the 520 that we did with the trail-a-bike before we got the tandem and that makes 760, all with an 8 yr. old stoker.
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Old 10-27-06, 10:45 AM   #11
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over 1100 miles on the tandem, which is probably more than my wife has ridden the rest of her life. for me about 8000 or so, i really don't keep track of the total. most weeks are over 200.
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We bought our tandem in Sep 2005 and rode about 500 miles before the weather changed in late Oct. We started riding again in March 2006 until now -- about 1900 miles. Includes about 500 on RAGBRAI.

BTW - we're in ND so snow and ice limits riding bewteen Nov - Mar. It can be done though, we just choose not to.

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Old 10-27-06, 01:17 PM   #13
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We bought our tandem in Sep 2006 and rode about 500 miles before the weather changed in late Oct. We started riding again in March 2007 until now -- about 1900 miles. Includes about 500 on RAGBRAI.

BTW - we're in ND so snow and ice limits riding bewteen Nov - Mar. It can be done though, we just choose not to.
You are about a year ahead of everyone else...

I don't keep track of miles ridden. I'd say maybe 2000 on the tandem?! Many more on my single.
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Old 10-27-06, 03:09 PM   #14
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Estmated 3000 tandem 3000 single - but who's counting
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So far for 2006 (Oct. 27):
3,553 on tandem
Plus Rudy rode 1,601 on his single.
Guess that's OK for a couple of 70+ year-old cancer survivors; we don't go as far/fast as we used to.
Back in 1986 we rode 13,113 miles . . . oh to be young and in our 50s again (not really, we love retirement!).
Our goal: keep riding!

Pedal on TWOgether!
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2006 tandem miles...5637.7...so far.

Total miles since March 2001 purchase...25,004...and counting

We'll keep riding this year as long as the roads are dry.
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You are about a year ahead of everyone else...

I don't keep track of miles ridden. I'd say maybe 2000 on the tandem?! Many more on my single.
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Old 10-28-06, 08:31 AM   #18
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2500 on the tandem and probably only 500-750 on the single. I usually did about 3000-3500/year when I only rode the single so the mileage total is pretty close. The only difference is the tandem is much more fun.
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Old 10-28-06, 04:05 PM   #19
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Last year we did just over 3800km on the tandem. This year we're at around 4200km, which is more than I've got on my track bike but less than I've got on the fixed gear rain/commuting bike.

Kilometers always sounds better for bike stuff.

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Old 10-28-06, 10:39 PM   #20
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We've put 2,500 on our triplet so far this year. Will easily add another 500 or so by the end of December. Not bad for our first calender year of cycling. Special kudos to my stokers!!!!
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We did 1600 miles so far this year. Our goal was to do the STP in one day and we did it.
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Old 10-30-06, 12:49 PM   #22
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I also ran about 1000 (not the man I used to be...)
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Old 10-30-06, 01:11 PM   #23
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I'll bet your knees aren't what they used to be either.
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Old 10-31-06, 05:36 AM   #24
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not so much the knees, it's the heart.
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Old 10-31-06, 07:37 AM   #25
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I've done about 1500 on the tandem with a number of different stokers, around 200 of which was with adult stokers, the remaining 1300 with the kids on the back. I rode another 2000 on the Ritchey single road bike and a further 500 on the Ritchey all-rounder style rig early in the season and on dirt.

Yep. The tandem is the most fun of the bunch, regardless of who stokes.

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