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Old 11-05-14, 02:04 PM
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Goal Met for 2014

With 22 miles in today I reached my goal of 2,000 miles for this year. Two years in a row now, happy with it and have had many enjoyable rides in Florida, New Orleans, Maine, and of course, Massachusetts. I'm a lucky guy
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Old 11-05-14, 03:16 PM
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That's my goal for next year. Great job!
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Old 11-05-14, 07:57 PM
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Old 11-05-14, 08:22 PM
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CONGRATS! GOOD JOB! KEEP UP THE GREAT RIDE!
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I reached my 2000 mile annual goal (in the rain) on the 28th of October. This was the earliest I've ever reached my goal. I've ridden since although the weather does seem to have begun to turn against me. However I also have a trainer setup in the garage.
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Old 11-06-14, 06:27 AM
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Excellent. I have no idea how many miles I've done. I try to keep track but haven't tallied 'em. Now I have to go do that. Damn you.
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Thanks for the kind words, not sure how many rides are left for the year with the holidays apporching and of course that dreaded 'white stuff' always a possibility.
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Old 11-06-14, 09:15 AM
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Excellent.

If you're hitting your goal this early in the year, now's the time to think of a Challenge Goal for this year, and where you'll set your goal for next year.

I've been doing this for many years now and have a pretty good idea of what works for me. As of this morning, I have 4496.26 miles towards a goal of 4800 and a challenge goal of a mile of miles, or 5280. I expect to come in around 5000.

I'm not saying those are the numbers you should shoot for, just an example of what I mean.
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I've been doing this for many years now and have a pretty good idea of what works for me. As of this morning, I have 4496.26 miles towards a goal of 4800 and a challenge goal of a mile of miles, or 5280. I expect to come in around 5000.
Wow tsl, Those are great goals for living as far north as you do! I am still short of my yearly mileage goal but am over my climbing goal . . . so far. Will see how it all adds up at the end of the year.

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With 22 miles in today I reached my goal of 2,000 miles for this year. Two years in a row now, happy with it and have had many enjoyable rides in Florida, New Orleans, Maine, and of course, Massachusetts. I'm a lucky guy
Always good to compete with yourself, and win. Having fun while doing it, even better. Congratulations.
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Old 11-07-14, 07:31 AM
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Wow tsl, Those are great goals for living as far north as you do!
Bear in mind that it's easy for me to rack up the miles because I'm car-free. Every commute, every shopping trip, every errand is also a bike ride.

Of course, that means winter too. (Witness the snow on the ground in my avatar.)

Still, most people expect someone who's car-free to put on many more miles than I do. You wouldn't believe the disappointed looks I get when people find out I'm car-free, then follow up the "Wow! How many miles do you ride in a year?" question with "About 5,000".
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Its nice to have goals. Congratulations on making yours. We in the North have a challenge weather-wise. Today was just too cold and windy to be enjoyable so I stayed home.My goal this season (Note: no longer think in terms of year because I don't get a full year) was 2500. Have just under 200 to go to make it.
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...... most people expect someone who's car-free to put on many more miles than I do.
That is only because... most people aren't cyclists. I don't care if you live in the flat lands of a warm climate... 5K is a lot of miles.

I like your idea of a secondary goal too. I've been re-thinking how I will log miles and set goals in 2015 (and beyond). I want to stick with my 2K miles... but I am thinking of more of an event-driven cycling. I am trying to compile a list of destinations. Each destination on the list would be more progressive in miles, time, required training... more or less.

I will keep using my bicycle computer to record total (and some trip) miles. But use an app to replace the paper based logs I've been using.

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With 22 miles in today I reached my goal of 2,000 miles for this year.
YEA!!! Stellar work.
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Excellent! Congrats.

I met my goal of 3500 miles last year, but to tell the truth I found my self stressing about getting so many daily miles in. In other words, I was riding for the number not the enjoyment. This year, I reset my goal to 2500 miles and find myself much more mellow. I broke my wrist in August and was off the bike 8 weeks, so I don't think that I will meet my goal this year, but who cares. The more mellow me is just thankful that I am back riding.
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With this ride today I hit my 2014 goal:Bike Ride Profile | Whittier Hills with Seranata, Descending and Belle River climbs near Brea | Times and Records | Strava

It was a warmer than usual November day with a low of 68 and a high of 93. Lots of friends were along for the ride so that made it fun too.

My goal was 10,000 miles and my current total for the year is: 10,072. My climbing goal for the year was 500,00 feet of climbing and I passed that awhile back. Now, my climbing feet = 652,897.

I live in Southern California, so it is not fair to compare my totals with those of you in colder climates! We can ride all year here and (unfortunately) we haven't had much rain to ride in. Wish we had more!

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My climbing goal for the year was 500,00 feet of climbing and I passed that awhile back. Now, my climbing feet = 652,897.
Do you plan to come back down?
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Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
With this ride today I hit my 2014 goal:

My goal was 10,000 miles and my current total for the year is: 10,072. My climbing goal for the year was 500,00 feet of climbing and I passed that awhile back. Now, my climbing feet = 652,897.

I live in Southern California, so it is not fair to compare my totals with those of you in colder climates! We can ride all year here and (unfortunately) we haven't had much rain to ride in. Wish we had more!

Rick / OCRR
Warm climate or not, those are some impressive numbers. I've got 7,336 miles after today's ride and will probably only get another 500 the rest of the year if I'm lucky.

Congrats to all!
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Fantastic that you met and are exceeding the year's goal for mileage, as said above, now you can plan out an even better year in 2015, well done, sir, well done.

I agree with Dave about tsl and his mileage, regardless of being a commuter, and completely car free, its still great to see those miles up in his area and its winter conditions. And, he is just a great all-round guy to know.

Rick, you and Vic (Biker395) are mile eaters, I would love making a century ride out there with you guys.

I've made just over 6000 for this year, I'll hopefully hit double last year's mileage by the end of the year. My goal for next year is to make the same mileage, or better, if possible. Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise. I've said this before, but it bares repeating, the 50+ gang has been a tremendous supporter for my riding and keeping going when it seemed like things were piling up on me. Thanks to every one of you. Sorry for the hijack, too.

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Do you plan to come back down?
Funny you should ask that Matariki and you're right, climbing gets all the attention and descending none at all! Yet, for all those climbing feet I had to descend just as far. Maybe its because climbing takes so much more time than descending?

If the weather is cold, I like climbing better but if its hot, I prefer descending!

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[QUOTE=qcpmsame;17291415] Rick, you and Vic (Biker395) are mile eaters, I would love making a century ride out there with you guys. Bill[/QUOTE


Hi Bill,

Sure just let us know and I'm sure Vic and I could put together a century for you! Of course there are lots of organized centuries out here but Vic (biker395) could route a custom century in the Eastern Sierra region without much effort and I could route one for the SoCal area too.

Just let us know when you plan to be in the area so we can get something together for you!

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