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Mileage record for me.....just had to share/brag!!

Old 11-29-20, 06:17 PM
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Mileage record for me.....just had to share/brag!!

This year has been a great year for me cycling that is. Before this year I have never had the time to put up enough rides to exceed 3,000 miles in a year. BUT with covid setting in early I knew I would be able to make a run at 3K. Being other activities were a no go I could put in more time on the bike. And actually riding then became my mental health activity this year being lockdown was hard on me. Then at the end of summer riding I broke 3K...first time ever. I was pretty happy! So I thought go for broke and get 4,000 miles. I did my normal ride today and downloaded my 1030 and low and behold I just broke 4,000 miles today! I am really excited. The few good things about 2020 is I managed good strides not only is miles, and over all fitness but good gains in the never ending weight loss battle.

I am sure many people do 4,6,10 thousand miles every year but for me hitting 3 then 4,000 miles is a very big deal. I am hoping to get to 4250 now before the end of the year.


I am amazed that guys/gals who can do 5-8-12 thousand miles a year...I can't wait to retire and get those kind of hours in the saddle. In reality this year I celebrated every outdoor therapeutic mile I could ride!

Just wanted to brag a bit!
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that's awesome and congrats. Been a while since I have had the time for big miles like that. My top year was 7800 in 2013 and ranged between 3 and 5K from 2014 to 2018, but I had several big medical set backs and a seriously crappy job dynamics that I have since changed...so I am rebuilding my legs and endurance to build up some big miles for 2021.
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Great job!

I think my best is a bit over 4,000 as well. Barely made over 1,000 this year. And last year I struggled to get to 2,000. Iím hoping to turn things around in 2021.

Next year I bet you can get 5K.
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331 View Post
Great job!

I think my best is a bit over 4,000 as well. Barely made over 1,000 this year. And last year I struggled to get to 2,000. Iím hoping to turn things around in 2021.

Next year I bet you can get 5K.
The only way I can get 5K for sure is if another pandemic happens, I hope not to get 5K next year!
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Congratulations on your accomplishment! Keep after it,
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Great achievement- congratulations!
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Congratulations! Definitely a cool accomplishment.
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Congratulations on your mileage. That is a lot of work and dedication. Good to hear of your healthy weight loss too.
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I am amazed that guys/gals who can do 5-8-12 thousand miles a year...I can't wait to retire and get those kind of hours in the saddle.

Just wanted to brag a bit!
4,000 miles is certainly respectable but is there a reason why you are waiting for retirement?

Doing 5-7 grand per year is very doable even without retiring. I have buddies that say they don't have time to ride big mileage years. But IMO, it's all about priorities. I don't watch TV, pro sports and don't hit up the local breweries so I spend more time riding than lounging around. Not saying you do, but my priority is exercise over watching tv.

I remember a guy saying working a 40 hour job makes it impossible for one to do over 2,000 miles per year. I bet to differ. I did 7,000 working 10 hour shifts 6 months out of the year and every Saturday for the other 6 months.

Unless a person has young children to care for, it is very easy to do the bigger miles.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
4,000 miles is certainly respectable but is there a reason why you are waiting for retirement?

Doing 5-7 grand per year is very doable even without retiring. I have buddies that say they don't have time to ride big mileage years. But IMO, it's all about priorities. I don't watch TV, pro sports and don't hit up the local breweries so I spend more time riding than lounging around. Not saying you do, but my priority is exercise over watching tv.

I remember a guy saying working a 40 hour job makes it impossible for one to do over 2,000 miles per year. I bet to differ. I did 7,000 working 10 hour shifts 6 months out of the year and every Saturday for the other 6 months.

Unless a person has young children to care for, it is very easy to do the bigger miles.
You are correct 100%, however working 45 hours a week and keeping all the family/kids activities it get tough to find time to ride. I could ride more but then I would miss family stuff and that isn't worth it to me anyways. Kid school stuff and archery keep us going.

I am not a TV person either, except for hockey. Biking this year was easier becase I got furlowed for while and that gave me lots of time to ride. I could probably push to 3500 but I don't want to make biking a "gotta get the miles in" type activity, I do ride for fitness but more so for fun.

I hear you though, priorites are all in what a person makes them.
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Old 12-17-20, 05:28 PM
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You are correct 100%, however working 45 hours a week and keeping all the family/kids activities it get tough to find time to ride. I could ride more but then I would miss family stuff and that isn't worth it to me anyways. Kid school stuff and archery keep us going.

I am not a TV person either, except for hockey. Biking this year was easier becase I got furlowed for while and that gave me lots of time to ride. I could probably push to 3500 but I don't want to make biking a "gotta get the miles in" type activity, I do ride for fitness but more so for fun.

I hear you though, priorites are all in what a person makes them.

Ah ok, yeah if you have active kids, it is a totally different story. Family first. I was just curious as my buds all have kids in their 20's. In other words, we're all over the hill so it is much easier to find time.
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Old 12-21-20, 01:08 PM
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congrats!
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3K is awesome. Great job!
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Congratulations, that is quite an achievement.
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Congrats. I wish I had time to ride 3,000 miles in a year. One year I got close to my goal of 2,000 miles but my wife didn't like it much because I was spending a bit too much time on my bike.
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Thatís amazing! I did almost 2,000 miles this year, and that was after a 29 year break of cycling! I am 47 now, so itís a pretty good start.
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Nice job! I've never hit any distance like that!
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Congrats sdmc530

That is about how many miles I had this year

One way to get more miles in per year is, as TrojanHorse once told me...

All you have to do is ride faster...simple math
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Mileage record for me.....just had to share/brag!!
Congrats on the 4Kmi. Nice, "round" number.

Old injuries have been keeping me a bit constrained on mileage and routes, for the past year or two, but I'm hoping to change that with a new (refurb) bike that's got much lower gearing, more-upright riding position, shorter cranks, comfier fit. I'll start with a ~40mi/wk goal, hoping to get back to 100mi/wk within a year or two (depending on how leg strength comes along).
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That is wonderful! Good job!
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Congratulations! Love tohear of people smashing their goals!
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You kicked my tail, nice job!

My biggest year was right at 1600, and I vow to do better this year. It's great to hear your accomplishments as it helps motivate mine.

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I wish Strava existed from 1979, when I was riding between 500-800miles a week 50 weeks a year, and when I got my first SRM in 1987 and the KOM's I could have had. Now I'm back on it I plan to get 15,000 miles this year or die trying
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