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Old 12-20-20, 02:24 PM
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Retired, living in the country (foothills of the Rockies) I went out and bought a gravel bike this year for riding. For 2020:
Rides: 105
Distance: Averaging around 20 -25 miles per ride.

Most of the terrain I ride on is hilly; I would have to drive somewhere to find flat ground for any distance.

Went out and bought a indoor trainer and mounted my bike in that so I can keep some condition over the winter.
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65 year old male, retired. Starting riding 8 weeks ago after 44 years of consistent running.

Im now averaging about 120 miles a week, my long ride so far has been 50 miles, but plan on working up to my first century ride in October.

Im still a newbee rider, my bike is a All City Space horse, gravel bike……And I go against the trend and dont use clipless pedals. I may eventually switch to clipless, but Im comfortable with my current speed of averaging between 15-17 MPH while wearing my running shoes.
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Old 08-11-22, 10:45 AM
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65 year old male, retired. Starting riding 8 weeks ago after 44 years of consistent running.
64 year old male, not working, sporadic cycling for many years. Started riding 6 weeks ago, after zero activity for 8 months.

I've ramped up the activity fairly quickly.

Now I'm averaging about 14 hours on the bike per week, with about 8000 calories of energy expended.

Feeling pretty good so far -- it's nice to see the aging body responding to the effort.



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Old 08-11-22, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Mcstar View Post
65 year old male, retired. Starting riding 8 weeks ago after 44 years of consistent running.

Im now averaging about 120 miles a week, my long ride so far has been 50 miles, but plan on working up to my first century ride in October.

Im still a newbee rider, my bike is a All City Space horse, gravel bike……And I go against the trend and dont use clipless pedals. I may eventually switch to clipless, but Im comfortable with my current speed of averaging between 15-17 MPH while wearing my running shoes.
I don't know a lot about All City bikes but the Gorilla Monsoon looks like a good deal and I loved the burgundy/black color. It'll have to wait.

Use whatever pedals you want. Stiff soles are good, though.
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Old 08-12-22, 09:05 AM
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Currently this year, I'm averaging just under 100 miles per week. The last several years have been slightly over 100. But I'm feeling my age this year.
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Old 08-12-22, 11:02 AM
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The heat and wind has been absolutely miserable in north central Tx this year. I've averaged about 75 miles a week so far. Age 73, btw.
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Old 08-13-22, 08:34 AM
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Age 67. 140-180 miles per week or ‘weak’ 😏
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Old 08-13-22, 10:31 AM
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I’m 74 and retired. I ride 20-25 miles every other day, weather permitting.
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Old 08-13-22, 11:33 AM
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70 and been riding a fat tire bike, everyday for at least 5 miles, usually takes me about 35 minutes. All friendly neighborhood street's, many people who know the sound of my bell that I ring. Oh yeah since April 2016, if temp drops below 55 I usually don't ride. Heat doesn't bother me for the short rides I do, if you are moving you don't feel it.
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Old 08-13-22, 02:41 PM
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Im 84 and ride anywhere from 20 to 35 miles on a ride. I try to ride every other day.
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Old 08-13-22, 06:51 PM
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Here are my recent 7 days. A pretty big workload, as I’m training for an event in October.

Moving forward, I’ll be doing 2 hard climbing days a week, with the rest of the days easy/moderate. More vertical, but probably less distance.

Also, I’m 64 years old and not intending to age gracefully.


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Old 08-14-22, 06:52 PM
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Building back slowly from a tough 4 yrs... 'slowly' being the key operative.
Spring was tough... last heavy hits of chemo... but now on a hiatus... yeah!
May and June was shoulder dislocation and extreme Food Poisoning - ErythroPathogenic E-Coli, which hit hard until July 4...
rode when I could... walk when I could...
July was way better, and now back ON regular, but much slower than I remember... LOL!
on the bike 6 days a week, trying for 10 hrs, 160-170 mi, depending on amount of climbing vs rouleur.
This past week
154 mi, just about 10 hrs, 11 K climbing, Sunday is now always a load of climbing and group suffering... LOL!
73 seasoned summers (funny, I started life with Baby Powder on my butt, it's now gone down into my shoes... LOL!)
Ride On
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Old 08-15-22, 04:28 AM
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About 150 miles per week with 600’ climbing. Nothing spectacular but I enjoy it. What I really enjoy is getting the fastest Strava segments for my age group. Am not a sprinter but can climb OK



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Old 08-15-22, 12:51 PM
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I commute about 37 miles 5 days a week, and typically do about 100 miles on weekends. So I guess that's about 285 per week or so.

Oh, and a still-working 59 year old stiff.

Whoa ... this is an old thread. An update.

I am now a mostly retired stiff, and riding fewer miles a day ... in the order of 20 miles a day. But the 37 miles a day I used to ride was essentially flat, and the 20 miles a day I am riding now includes about 2K feet in climbing. The time involved is about the same in both cases ... about 2 hours.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Here are my recent 7 days. A pretty big workload, as I’m training for an event in October.

Moving forward, I’ll be doing 2 hard climbing days a week, with the rest of the days easy/moderate. More vertical, but probably less distance.

Also, I’m 64 years old and not intending to age gracefully.


That's a big week. Well done.
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Old 08-15-22, 01:04 PM
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That's a big week. Well done.
Thanks. Taking a rest day today, I think I need it.
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Average 100 miles per week riding 6 days. 71 years old.

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Old 08-16-22, 06:46 PM
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Weekly miles

90 miles a week, Cross Country Rides, 60% on Road, and 40% Truck Trail/Single Track. I ride every other day.
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Old 08-18-22, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mcstar View Post
65 year old male, retired. Starting riding 8 weeks ago after 44 years of consistent running.

Im now averaging about 120 miles a week, my long ride so far has been 50 miles, but plan on working up to my first century ride in October.

Im still a newbee rider, my bike is a All City Space horse, gravel bike……And I go against the trend and dont use clipless pedals. I may eventually switch to clipless, but Im comfortable with my current speed of averaging between 15-17 MPH while wearing my running shoes.
Very cool. Seems you are enjoying your new career. Clipless is a game changer. Make sure the shoes fit.

I'm 64 doing 160 miles a week commuting plus my weekend ride(s) totaling 50 - 150 as I prepare for a SR series.
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Old 08-18-22, 07:58 PM
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[QUOTE=IcySwan1;22611222]Average 100 miles per week riding 6 days. 71 years old.

Mike[/QUOTE
A little older and just a few more miles/week on average. But damned close haha!
But I gotta ask, what you are you doing in the winter when I'm still pedaling?
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Old 08-18-22, 08:01 PM
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I go to America and try to keep pedaling as we roam around in a 5th wheel.

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Old 08-20-22, 01:59 PM
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82 years old and getting 3 20 mile rides in a week. I believe I could go farther, but this heat is killing me.
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Old 08-20-22, 07:56 PM
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Riding again at 87

After a break of 2 years during the recent Covid thing I have gotten out again on the road as opposed to training in the basement.
Did 69 miles in the past 6 days, longest ride was 26 miles. Great to have my son-in-law as a companion.

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Old 08-21-22, 04:35 AM
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I will be 70 on 9/6, 2022 averaging 15.5 miles per day, 9 year avg. of 5100 per year. I had a tough start on the year with health issues. I think I have lost some stamina since last year. I have been doing rides with longer mid ride breaks. My spinal issues and arthritis in my thumbs are affecting my positioning and I have been making some changes. My favorite ride has become my Airborne Zeppelin with V-O Porteur handlebar and 5700 brifters. It allows for a lot of hand positions, and easy access to braking shifting, with little movement. My Poprad has also been switched to the same bar.
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Old 08-24-22, 06:37 AM
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Slowing down a bit at 78 YO

Actually, I'm a month short of 78, but I am definitely slowing down. Four or five years ago I was averaging 16/17 MPH on my twice a week 60 mile rides. Today I struggle to average 13/14 MPH on twice a week 40 mile rides. I ride a Catrike Expedition which covers for my balance issues. I ride almost always on relatively flat bike trails in Florida and seem to do my best in temperatures in the 80s and 90s.
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