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Old 12-30-10, 07:11 PM
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2010 Mileage?

We've already had too many mileage threads this year. (I'm thinking y'all always had trouble waiting until Christmas to open presents, too, huh?) There's one day left in the year; let's start the real mileage thread. I'm going fishing tomorrow, so I'm done riding this year.

I ended up with 7,555 miles. In August at HHH, I passed the 15,000 mile overall mark on my Corsa, but for the first year since 2006, the Corsa wasn't my highest mileage bike of the year. Riding to work 172 times this year on the Stratus XP, I put 4,816 miles on it.

That, combined with more close to home fishing trips, and doing fewer bike rides that started from far away, allowed me to have the first year of my adult life where I rode more miles on bicycles than I drove motor vehicles.

I was definitely stronger this year. My mileage was barely more than last year, but I think that riding so many miles on a heavier commuting bike made a difference. Losing the extra ten pounds that I'd been dragging around for a year and a half had to help, too, and my exercise induced asthma was a lot better this year than it had been the last two. Putting the lung surgery another year behind me may have been the main thing that helped that.

I was still slower than most of my riding friends, but when they rode with me this year, I didn't feel like I was slowing them down as much as last year.
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Not sure I'll ride tomorrow. Rain in the forecast. 4,710 for me this year, which was more than I rode last year.

I felt like I was a little stronger this year as well.

Hope to start the year out right on Saturday with a ride. High here on Saturday is forecast at around 35, give or take. May be a short ride, but it'll be a ride, nonetheless.

Happy New Year!!
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Not sure if I'm done, might get one more ride in tomorrow, as it's forecast to be 55deg here tomorrow and I have a short day at work. But here's the tale of the tape - Count: 210 Activities
Distance: 7,895.91 mi
Time: 434:02:29 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 358,863 ft
Avg Speed: 18.2 mph
Avg HR: 141 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 81 rpm
Avg Distance: 37.89 mi
Avg Time: 02:04:57 h:m:s
Max Elevation Gain: 10,750 ft

This excludes trainer time. It also includes the camp week in late March / early April that includes around 800 mi. in 9 days, or a bit over 10% of the year's total. Still not sure how I managed to do that...
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13,668.85 since finishing chemo for stage 4 colon cancer on July 19, 2006. Plus what I did yesterday, and what I'll do tomorrow. I'll finish with about 3200 for this year. November was my best month ever (550 miles), and November 14 was my best day ever (128.2 miles). Over 19,000 feet of climbing this year, meaning an average of six, count 'em, six feet per mile. Don't give me any crap about Florida not having hills.
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Old 12-30-10, 07:58 PM
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As of this afternoon, 3599 miles for 2010.
1069 miles on the V-Rex (short wheelbase) mostly commuting to and from work (suburban/urban).
2267 miles on the V3 (long wheelbase) suburban and rural riding, including club rides.
262 miles on the KHS tandem with wife/stoker. Late start on our tandem riding this year, after her surgery in the Spring.
This is the first year I've tracked mileage - I think the 2010 total is the most in recent decades but am not sure.

edit: I will try to add at least one mile on December 31.
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Old 12-30-10, 08:25 PM
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I met my goal of 5000 miles for the year yesterday (12-29) and added another 30 miles today in the worst wind I've ever ridden in. Timewise, I spent 366 hours pedaling this year, or 15.25 days .

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Old 12-30-10, 08:33 PM
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3,328 this year.
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Old 12-30-10, 09:23 PM
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I won't know until after tomorrow.
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Only 626 here, but a lot of time was taken up emptying out our mother's house and placing it on the market. Looking forward to racking up a lot more in 2011!
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Bud, are you the Bud in Lone Star Randonneurs? If so, didn't know you were online here.

I just went over 8,000 miles today, and should get a few in tomorrow, so it'll be 8,080 or something like that.
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Old 12-31-10, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by StephenH
Bud, are you the Bud in Lone Star Randonneurs? If so, didn't know you were online here.
That would be me, although I don't do that many LSR rides these days since I ride mostly from home. The faster friends I refer to are Steve, Peggy, Mark M, Greg, Nelson, and the rest of that LSR bunch.
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4500.
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Originally Posted by Bud Bent
That would be me, although I don't do that many LSR rides these days since I ride mostly from home. The faster friends I refer to are Steve, Peggy, Mark M, Greg, Nelson, and the rest of that LSR bunch.
Cool. I know I've seen you at a couple of rides at least, but hadn't really talked to you, either. Greg's online here on occasion, and I didn't know any of the other LSR people were on the site. Pleased to meet you online!
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Cor, braggers, the lot of you.

Me?
I did less than I'd hoped and more than I deserve.
I did rather less than required to turn me into a skinny rake of a bloke but more than enough to keep me healthy.
I did more than my future brother in law (who thinks a ride less than my normal commute is good going) but a lot less than some/most of you.

Let's just say that I managed an elegant sufficiency.

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Only about 2500 riding but another 700 or so running. For next year I would like to keep the running component about the same but bump the riding number.
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I'm at 6,001 miles as of yesterday - may take a short ride today so the final total may be a tiny bit higher at the end of the year.

I rode 6,000 miles in 2009 only because I looked up in November and realized I could hit the 6,000 mile level if I "pushed" a bit, and I really had to work to squeeze in rides in December to hit the goal.

I started 2010 decidedly *not* focused on hitting 6,000 miles again, but again in October I realized I could easily get to 6,000 if I just stayed on course. Well, November ended up being a slow cycling month for me, so here I was in December "pushing" a bit to hit the miles. I guess it's the good news/bad news of mileage goals -- the bad news is feeling a bit "obligated" to stay on the bike through the holidays, the good news is that I haven't really had to push that hard, just stay on the bike every day, good weather and bad, and get the miles in.

And based on the holiday eating I've done, I definitely needed to stay on the bike!

I put fenders on my "fast summer bike" this Fall, which has really helped. I now have 2 bikes fully fendered up and ready for bad-weather rides; that's made this fall and winter's miles very enjoyable.
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Added another five miles today to total 3604 miles. Done for the year.
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Okay, I'm done for the year. Staying at home today as the furnace guys install our new furnace. We've been doing without for the last several years but finally decided to go for it. Jackie and her friends are out for a nice ride from Corona to Temecula and back . . . while I sit at home.

Totals:
Miles did (just) reach my goal of 6,000 with a total of 6,074.7
Feet of climbing (didn't have a goal, really) totalled out at 346,837

Somewhere in those 6,000 miles I rode 7 double centuries plus 8 normal (100 mile) centuries.

My most mileage month was July at 971 (two centuries and no doubles in July), and my Least Mileage Month was March with 216. March sucked so bad because I spent a week in Taiwan on business and had horrible back pain (later fixed by a wonderful chiropractor).

Bike wise, out of 147 recorded rides, the Titanium GT wins with 86 rides, the Calfee is 2nd with 41, my 853 GT is 3rd with 9, Zasker LE mountain bike 4th with 5, the fixed gear Masi 5th with 4 and my new GURU last with 2.

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Old 12-31-10, 12:32 PM
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8K, for the year, cause its cold and snow'in outside
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4100 miles but I had quadruple bypass in Dec 09. Live in Cleveland Ohio which reduces my riding.
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4735 for 2010, 1635 more miles than 2009.
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3500, since there's 2 inches of solid ICE, single digit temps and below zero with the windchill, looks like that's all folks!! Happy New Years! The only major accomplishement was our, "1st. multi-day" bicycle tour", (July 2010), can't wait to try it again in 2011!!!
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653 miles for my second year of riding. I hope to pass 1000 miles in 2011.
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12,541. Read it and weep you AARP hosers.
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Old 12-31-10, 03:28 PM
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I didn't have a computer the whole year, but somewhere between 5 and 6K miles. I know it's 1,372.75 since September 23rd, when I got the current computer - trainer time not included.
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