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Next week I go to fifty miles a day.

Old 06-27-22, 11:56 AM
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50 miles per day is 350 per week? That's a lot of training stress, even at an endurance pace. Especially at age 75, when recovery takes longer.

I'd be sure to schedule in rest days, and pay close attention to your body.
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Old 06-27-22, 03:46 PM
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50 miles per day is close to average for long distance tourists in the U.S.

Riding that much on a short loop would have me headed for the funny farm.
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Old 06-27-22, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
50 miles per day is 350 per week? That's a lot of training stress, even at an endurance pace. Especially at age 75, when recovery takes longer.

I'd be sure to schedule in rest days, and pay close attention to your body.
Haven't seen you posting for a while. Doing OK? Still riding and climbing?

I love my rest days.
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Old 06-27-22, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Haven't seen you posting for a while. Doing OK? Still riding and climbing?
Doing fine, thanks, getting back into it after a few months off.
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Old 06-28-22, 06:06 AM
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A short while back Phil Gaimon was riding 100K per day for a charity event and he complained of the fatigue and stress it caused him.
Of course his 100K per day would easily double my average speed but I get it, the body needs recovery days as part of its cycle.
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Old 06-28-22, 07:52 AM
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50 miles/day, doesn't say how many days. 50 miles 3 days a week would still be impressive to me.
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Old 06-28-22, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
50 miles per day is close to average for long distance tourists in the U.S.

Riding that much on a short loop would have me headed for the funny farm.
50 miles a day isn't a big deal. Friend of mine just finished a 5 day Tour...


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Old 06-28-22, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
50 miles a day isn't a big deal. Friend of mine just finished a 5 day Tour...
Should I be "impressed" by his "big deal", or that he is your friend, or any other stranger's daily, weekly or lifetime stats?
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No. Just saying that 50 miles per day isn't a big deal.
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Old 06-28-22, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
From my personal standpoint I'd be happy doing 40 miles 3 or 4 times a week.
hell i'm happy going 40 miles in the whole week
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Old 06-28-22, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
I am 72 in a couple of weeks. It boggles my mind why political opinion needed to be brought up in this thread.
agreed,maybe someone there actually uses those fancy curbed sidewalks, like he uses the roads the sidewalks line.
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Old 07-10-22, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
No. Just saying that 50 miles per day isn't a big deal.
To 99.9% of the population 25 miles a day is a big deal. Just ask anyone you meet, anywhere. I dare you. Double dare you. Please report back after sampling 100 random people.
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Old 07-11-22, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
To 99.9% of the population 25 miles a day is a big deal. Just ask anyone you meet, anywhere. I dare you. Double dare you. Please report back after sampling 100 random people.
Can I sample my local century at the after-ride party starting around 11:00-noon?
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
To 99.9% of the population 25 miles a day is a big deal. Just ask anyone you meet, anywhere. I dare you. Double dare you. Please report back after sampling 100 random people.
99.9% of the general population probably couldn't give a darn about the "big deals" any bicyclist brags or posts about on BF, or anywhere else. I'd be surprised if 0.01% of the population ever heard about Bike Forums, let alone care about the "accomplishments" posted on it.
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Old 07-11-22, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Ray9 View Post
I am currently riding 40 miles per day. I have to ride a lot of loops around this foolishness; it keeps me on my toes. I have not been able to use some of the real estate I have in the past because of road work but it is finishing up just in time for me to go big as I always do. I have already lost 12 pounds and my wife says even my face is thinner. With the hot weather approaching I may get down to 130 pounds this year. I am 75. I retired in 2015 and I swear I am faster and stonger than I was in 1995 the last ime I raced. I was working 50-60 hours a week then and still putting in the miles. One could do worse than be a rider of the bicycle.
Nice updated goal.
Im assuming you also mean every day of the week so 350/week?
I have had to decrease my daily avg due to the extreme heat in TX.
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Old 07-11-22, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by joesch View Post
Nice updated goal.
Im assuming you also mean every day of the week so 350/week?
I have had to decrease my daily avg due to the extreme heat in TX.
We don't have your heat, but it's still hot enough here that I've started my day a few hours earlier than normal for me. I've been retired for a while now and that's not easy. haha
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Old 07-24-22, 06:22 PM
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Guess we’ll never find out how’s the OP doing with the 50 miles per day. Wish I had time to ride 50 miles every day. When I retire.
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