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Old 03-05-16, 12:49 PM
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About 90 miles/week last year.

60, working, mostly weekend warrior.

Oh and looks like it was 4,500'/week climbing.
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My 2015 mileage total was 4400 miles - 85 miles per week but a lot more than that in the riding seasons and a lot less in Winter.
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Old 03-07-16, 01:50 PM
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Great Sense of Humor?

Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
Last year, I got in 10,968.15 miles...
I'm assuming that you have a terrific sense of humor, to include quite a bit of irony, because one might question (otherwise) how you're sure you have achieved 5 ppm precision in your calibrated cyclometer...

...perhaps it was PhD dissertation involving cesium atoms...
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
I'm assuming that you have a terrific sense of humor, to include quite a bit of irony, because one might question (otherwise) how you're sure you have achieved 5 ppm precision in your calibrated cyclometer...

...perhaps it was PhD dissertation involving cesium atoms...
There is a line of thought that in engineering calculations, all results should be rounded so that the number of significant digits shown reflects the accuracy involved. I disagree with this line of thought.
For one thing, the additional rounding never improves the calculation, but it can deteriorate the accuracy further if performed at intermediate states.
Secondly, many results have less than one significant digit of real accuracy involved. For example, in my work, I do some seismic analysis. The numbers will all be based on seismic coefficients tabulated as 3 or 4 significant figures. But in actuality, that calculation, when completed, is no more accurate than +/- 50%, if that.
Thirdly, the additional rounding requires additional effort, when the actual point of it is to save additional effort, dating from days of slide rules, etc.
And I find in normal usage, that this is not practiced.
For example, in your stats there, it shows you have a '77 Centurion Semi-Pro. Did you realize that our current system of BC/AD is estimated to be around 8 years off? So properly, that '77 should be rounded to either '80 or 2000, depending on the accuracy you mean to imply. But in fact, nobody cares and nobody does it that way. And if you see a car with 231,189.7 miles on the odometer, you never stop to think "Golly, a quarter inch of tread worn off the tires would throw those last several digits right out the window!"

On my longer rides, at my current settings, my odometer will read a bit over a mile off on a 200k. Sometimes, I'll enter the odometer reading, sometimes it's the RWGPS mileage. But in either case, roughly +/- 1%.
And, as a bit of trivia, on the tandem, I've got separate odometers reading off the front and rear wheels, so at a the conclusion of a ride, the difference in the readings must be how much longer the bike got, during the ride.
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5.5 mile commute since mid-August, 2-8 miles at lunch depending on which restaurant sounds good, plus 0, 30 or 60 miles on the weekend. Not bad for 52.

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May-Sept=150M per week.

Oct-Apr=0M per week

So, about 2.2M per week avg.
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Old 03-07-16, 05:17 PM
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New here, still working but fortunately my hours are 10-630 so I have time to get miles in in the morning. Living in south Florida I can ride year round and I usually get 5-6 days per week in and 130-200 miles depending on weekend rides. Friday I took the day off and closed out my 40's with a nice 66 mile ride from Deerfield to West Palm Beach and back. Last Sunday I did Tour de Broward and turned in my fastest 100K yet at 3:02:57. I soooo wanted to be under 3 hours, but hey, maybe next time.
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9 to 16 miles a week,

But they are Intense Single Track rides mixed with Short punchy climbs that have been known to make me cry in pain and sometimes Intervals that often make me puke.

Hey, It's my way, I like the pain.

The Rewards are the rides where I seek and find the flow~

I stopped tracking the miles of my mid week Recumbent leg burn spin rides,, they are 30 minutes to an hour..
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
And, as a bit of trivia, on the tandem, I've got separate odometers reading off the front and rear wheels, so at a the conclusion of a ride, the difference in the readings must be how much longer the bike got, during the ride.
Interesting.
Hmmmmmm..............what if I added a second Garmin GPS computer for my stoker and compared the results............
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Old 03-08-16, 10:34 AM
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Average miles...

I'm 56 & still working 40+ hrs per week. I try very hard to ride an hour a day during the work week, with one rest day thrown in on whatever day is hardest to schedule that time in. In the summer, I'll commute one way (my wife works at the same place, so I've got an ideal back up!) 2-3 times a week (23 miles), or fit something in during the evening. In winter here in upstate NY that means riding on the trainer. On weekends I try to get at least one 40+ mile ride in each week. That brings my average to around 140 miles per week, and the last several years around 7k miles per year. My wife thinks I'm obsessed, but she likes me thin too ;-)
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Old 03-08-16, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by raincrosswrench View Post
In winter here in upstate NY that means riding on the trainer.
No it doesn't.

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Old 03-08-16, 10:46 AM
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I'm 62 and still working full time, and I ride and bike commute year-round. I typically ride more than 9,000 miles a year, which works out to about 175 miles/week on average. My commutes are about 32 miles round trip, and I ride a lot of 40, 50, 60+ milers on weekends. I also ride several bike tours most years.
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Old 03-08-16, 10:48 AM
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You're a better man than me on a day like the picture! I ride when roads are dry, and the temp is above 20, but I draw the line at riding through snow on the ground-- way too much chance I'll be on the ground too!
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Old 03-08-16, 11:24 AM
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I don't like cold toes, but I REALLY don't like getting hit by a car skidding on ice. TSL can have that slippery, sloppy wet snow that probably turned straight to ice as soon as the sun went down.
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Old 03-08-16, 12:00 PM
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I wont get the classics out until the road dries. At this point in the spring every ride produces a bike that needs a wash. Still some residual salt there, too.
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Old 03-08-16, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by tsl View Post
No it doesn't.

There it is. I'm a convinced snowrider now. No more boredom.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
I don't like cold toes, but I REALLY don't like getting hit by a car skidding on ice. TSL can have that slippery, sloppy wet snow that probably turned straight to ice as soon as the sun went down.
Skidding cars certainly are a hazard peculiar to winter, from both forward and behind, so my rear view mirror is even more important for those unpredictable events. In addition, I ride a particularly safe and well-tended route in the outbound (reverse) commuter direction early in the morning.

With my studded tires I have been able to climb icy hills that the cars can’t.
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The hard part for me is getting motivated to ride point A to point A. Why bother if you're only going to end up back where you started?
You need to look for interesting things along the way. I've ridden the same loop four times in the past week. Each time I see something different: the ice is starting to break up on the lake, snow melt is flooding some of the roads, the geese are back in abundance, red-wing blackbirds are back, the deer carcass from last fall is now exposed from under the snow and pretty well worked over, etc.
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Old 03-08-16, 03:52 PM
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Last Summer, I did 80-120 miles/week. (So Between 4.5-7 hrs, roughly.) This winter I've only put on about 100 miles, total, in little 11 to 15 mile bits. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by tsl View Post
The hard part for me is getting motivated to ride point A to point A. Why bother if you're only going to end up back where you started?.

Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
You need to look for interesting things along the way. I've ridden the same loop four times in the past week. Each time I see something different....
I previously replied to this thread on the Commuting Forum, ”How to motivate myself to ride when I'll no longer be commuting to work?”

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Originally Posted by jfowler85 View Post
I have a hard time riding unless I am commuting to a destination. Otherwise I just get bored.
Now while I enjoy cycling under my life circumstances, one discouragement over my usual routes is boredom. I have posted a couple mental tricks to alleviate boredom:

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I'm very motivated by novelty, and stymied by boredom on a bike, but I do have the motivation of commuting to work. I have found that when I drive my frequent, decades-old routes I often notice things I had not seen before. I think it’s because I can look around at more than just the road surface when driving. So when the commute is getting too familiar, I just raise my head higher and look over a wider field of view...
A local BF subscriber @rholland1951 who contributes hundreds of photographs to the local Metro Boston thread from the same 11-mile long MUP he rides, once commented something like that just the lighting / time of day / day of the year makes the ride “different.” So too does the direction, one way, or the reverse.

And after buying a high end carbon fiber bike:

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
……I further craved the smoothness of the ride, including the shifting, making cycle-commuting [and riding in general] more pleasurable. Of greatest benefit, while long (greater than 40 mile) rides took the same amount of time as before, I felt much less tired at the end.
Finally, one mental trick I have used is an imaginary riding partner. Since Boston is such an interesting town, and I like showing visitors around, I occasionally "show" around a fellow BF subscriber from my native Midwest, whose posts I like, and point out various sights on my route.

Originally Posted by Daniel Tosh
Even when I was a kid, my imaginary friend would play with the kid across the street. I'd be like, "Hey, so I guess I'll see you later," and he's, like, "Whatever...
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...That's how I know my miles are likely to fall precipitously when I retire. Which is part of the reason I've pushed my retirement date out as far as possible. June 30, 2027 if all goes according to plan.
Just yesterday a colleague asked me when I was going to retire. I suggested a number of years, adding, “I like my job, and it’s a convenient place (and distance) to bike to.”

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Damn it jim, I keep clicking on the notice of my posts having been quoted without realizing it was you putting me in a quote box maze.
Fixed it for you.

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I may have answered this already but it's about 200 mi per month
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100-175 a week
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Old 03-08-16, 05:25 PM
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Just yesterday a colleague asked me when I was going to retire. I suggested a number of years, adding, “I like my job, and it’s a convenient place (and distance) to bike to.”
I like that.

I was riding my Trek 820 MTB to work and one guy that didnt know me said "you DO have a drivers liscense, dont you??". I said just because I ride a mountain bike to work doesnt mean I'm DUI. We both had a laugh.
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Last year it was 4600Km

2016 will be probably over 5000km
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73 and retired. Normal five to 15 miles/day, six days a week weather permitting during riding season. Off season, less than that. Zero bike mileage during our roughly collective eight weeks/year of vacation travel.

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