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Old 08-25-22, 07:10 PM
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I get in around a 100 miles a week. I'd like to ride more, but I work full time in a fairly demanding job time wise.

My basic training ride is around 15 miles with around 800 ft of climbing which is a lot for central Iowa. If I'm focused, I'll average right around 16 mph on that ride but usually I ride it at 14 mph. I like hills but I need to drive some distance to find serious climbs.
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Old 08-25-22, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Here are my recent 7 days. A pretty big workload, as I知 training for an event in October.

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

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


That's a decent avg speed overall too. Give yourself a kudo!
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Old 09-04-22, 09:17 AM
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58 here. Working full time. I get 75-100 miles each week depending on weather (Zwift with a smart trainer when not outdoors). Funny thing is I tend to ride more easily in the 90-95F heat than 40-60F n the Winter (central Texas) so Zwift is my Winter platform.

My average outdoor climb is about 800-1000ft in 20mi.

Just yesterday I did my longest ride ever (been riding a single speed for 11yrs until a month ago when I bought a TREK Checkpoint ) Zwift, 51mi and ~2400ft. My a$$ hurts for being in the saddle that long, I知 used to standing when climbing outside which really helps. Either way I値l take that record.

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Old 09-04-22, 09:53 AM
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At 67 for 2022 averaging 140/week and 6000’ climbing. Now that I have COVID, zero miles for August. Hope to ramp back up late Sept.
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Old 09-04-22, 12:35 PM
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72 and arthritis is making it more difficult but have bought a recumbent trike for arthritis bad days. I find that if I keep to a max 20 miles every other day I can take a ride on the usual rest day with a visit from a friend, kids, grandkids and do fine. More than twenty and it can be rough.
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Old 09-04-22, 06:58 PM
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64 next month. Started riding seven month ago and until a crash set me back a few weeks,I was doing an hour and change every day it wasn’t storming. Feeling better and getting back into it now. So i would say 8 hrs a week.

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Old 09-07-22, 04:24 PM
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Good on all of you guys/gals that are logging the big miles!!!

I'm closing in on turning 60yo in a few months. Full-time career that can be demanding at times. I have been riding for about 20 years. I built up a gravel bike last year and it is way fun!!! I am really enjoying mixed-surface rides.

My mileage is down considerably from what it was a few years ago, but I still love to ride as much as I can. Nowadays I'm averaging ~125 miles/week. My focus is on consistency, intensity, and duration. Not so much about mileage.
I am fortunate to live close to the mountains so when the temps and weather permit, that is where I want to ride.


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Old 09-16-22, 07:15 PM
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87 miles every 7 days of riding so far this year. I have ridden 2358 miles on 190 days this year.
As today is the 259th day of the year, I have ridden 64 miles per week.
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Old 09-18-22, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by RockiesDad View Post
Since I am in this age group I was wondering what the average miles a week to most of you ride? I think there are two groups here, retired vs still working, and there might be a difference here due to our time constraints. I'm 59yrs and am still working 40+ hours a week and come home pretty tired to go out and ride a bunch after work. There are a few times I rather take a nap instead of go out a ride somewhere not to mention life gets busy sometime. So most of the time I am a weekend warrior and try to get about 20-30 miles in. There are some weekdays I take a ride of <5 miles (1/2 hour) or so just to get the blood flowing after being stuck in traffic coming home.

Being retired offers the most options for riding so I'm curious on how many miles (or hours) you guys do a week? I would personally would try for about 2 hours 3-4 days a week for fitness when I do retire...

So how much does everyone here do?
I may have posted this before, but mainly riding my trike, I ride between 80 and 100 miles a week. Pretty good for a guy that is 84, right.
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Old 09-18-22, 12:18 PM
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For me, 15 miles per day Monday - Friday. I also hit the gym 4 days during the week. Saturday is 25 - 50 miles and the same on Sunday.

Enjoying life and looking forward to building my dream bike.
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Old 09-18-22, 04:19 PM
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Looks like a little over 100 per week now. I had covid in June and it kept me off the bike most of the month. I was getting almost 200 a week before that. All commuting miles at 54 y.o.

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Old 09-19-22, 08:36 PM
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For most of the last six years I壇 say about six hours per week for about 48 weeks each year. There are an average of four weeks (usually called February) when our trails are ice covered and I don稚 ride.

This year it痴 a bit less per week, as I知 running a couple times a week and/or working out at the rec center, so bike is a smaller fraction of the rotation. Varies from three to nine hours. Average speeds have gone up a bit on the flatter routes to about 18 mph since I switched from single speed and gained the option of a 77 inch gear instead of just 67 inch gear. Hilly, technical routes are limited by other factors.

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Old 09-20-22, 01:27 PM
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Been an up and down year so far fighting a nagging knee soreness. Since March (start of riding season around here) I'm averaging a little over 100 miles and slightly under 5,000 feet of climbing a week. Pretty much had to shut down all of July so feel pretty good about where I'm at. I'm back to being tied with my best times on my usual routes so that feels pretty good.
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Old 09-21-22, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by easyupbug View Post
72 and arthritis is making it more difficult but have bought a recumbent trike for arthritis bad days. I find that if I keep to a max 20 miles every other day I can take a ride on the usual rest day with a visit from a friend, kids, grandkids and do fine. More than twenty and it can be rough.
I like the idea of a recumbent; I would prefer a two wheel bent with some aero attachments. Trouble is, the garage space.

Did you have a garage storage problem with a bent?
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Old 09-21-22, 09:01 AM
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Did you have a garage storage problem with a bent?
A son-in-law is considering a two wheel recumbent after riding my trike and we looked over several clever approaches on youtube with a search for recumbent storage. I am lucky as you can see below I right sized my garage.
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53. Full time job that involves owning a visual communications company that employs 21 people. Three active teenage kids including a college baseball player. I started biking in March of 22. I find the time to ride approximately 70 miles per week indoors and out. Not a lot compared to many on this site, but a huge win for me considering where I started.
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Old 09-23-22, 06:34 PM
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Well, I'm in week 13 of my old guy gets off the couch, picks up a bike and tries to get fit enough to try Huntsman Senior World Games adventure.

So far, the aging body hasn't broken. It looks like I'm averaging about 15 hours, 200+ miles, and 12,000+ vertical per week.





I'm pleased to discover that I can still put in some hard training weeks and see results. My 20-minute power is up over 60%, and I'm beating PRs that I set when I was in my 40s.

11 days remaining until the hill climb. I'm nowhere near fast enough to be competitive, but it will be fun to compete.
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