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Old 03-05-21, 09:03 PM
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How many miles? I have no idea.

I read many threads in this forum where people talk about how many miles they get out of their bikes. Or how many miles they rode in a year.

I have only the faintest notion how many miles I ride in a year. If I guessed 2K it could be anywhere from 1K to 4K. And I don't keep track of how much I ride which different bike (it changes all the time). So I haven't the slightest clue how many miles are on any of my bikes.
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I am only interested in two rides.
The one I am on and the one that is next.
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Get a bike computer and it does all the work.
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Originally Posted by GlennR
Get a bike computer and it does all the work.
I would if I cared enough.
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Originally Posted by Kapusta
I would if I cared enough.
cared enough to start a thread about it
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Originally Posted by walnutz
cared enough to start a thread about it
Doesnít work like that.
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I was in a Large Club that kept Track of Miles.
If one could ride a 100 a mile day in each Month of the year you would get a 100 Mile Jersey

Got Three of Them.
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WTF. Google sends me a monthly report, why it started I don't know.
So anyway, it tells me more or less all the places I went. How many miles with the car, bikes and walking.
I haven't figured out how accurate it is. I sure as hell wouldn't leave home without a speedometer on my bikes.
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a lot of cyclists care about logging miles whether due to personal fitness, wear and tear on components/replacement frame or simply how one tire compares regarding
durability vs another. to each their own. if you don't care about logging miles or performance or maintenance, you're beyond the minutiae and more power to you.

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Originally Posted by Kapusta
I would if I cared enough.
So you started a thread about apathy? Must be a sub category for that.​​​​​​
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Originally Posted by Kapusta
I would if I cared enough.

Not caring about what was accomplished on a ride other than having enjoyed the ride (hopefully) is great. If one's goal is to get out and ride a ride, I think that is pure bliss. Not for mileage, not for elevation, not for speed, not for time spent on the saddle or standing, not for more than someone else did or what one's self had previously done.


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As for myself at age 70 I have every intension to ride my age in miles and/or more when I "KIT-Up."
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Is this thread about not knowing yearly miles, journaling, or about not knowing a current rideís mileage as it is being ridden? Those are 2 very different things.

Iíve used a bike computer for decades so I know the number of miles I have ridden today, along with avg speed, etc. but I donít keep a journal. The closet thing was writing daily mileage on a wall calendar for a few years way back in the 80ís. But I abandon that by the time 1990 rolled around.

I donít have any problems with people keeping weekly/monthly/yearly track; it might be interesting. It is not something I do. And Iíve never thought of doing it with any other sport or activity. If someone skates, do they keep track of yearly stairs and grinds, or yearly waves caught surfing, tennis aces, guitar notes played, etc. Although golf is probably one where journaling, carrying a handicap, has value.

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Quantifying an experience has a tendency to become more important than the experience itself.
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Originally Posted by Kapusta
I don't care how many miles I ride, I don't care how many miles you ride, and I am going to tell you about it.
Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO
Is this thread about not knowing yearly miles, journaling, or about not knowing a current rideís mileage as it is being ridden? Those are 2 very different things.

Iíve used a bike computer for decades so I know the number of miles I have ridden today, along with avg speed, etc. but I donít keep a journal. The closet thing was writing daily mileage on a wall calendar for a few years way back in the 80ís. But I abandon that by the time 1990 rolled around.

I donít have any problems with people keeping weekly/monthly/yearly track; it might be interesting. It is not something I do. And Iíve never thought of doing it with any other sport or activity. If someone skates, do they keep track of yearly stairs and grinds, or yearly waves caught surfing, tennis aces, guitar notes played, etc. Although golf is probably one where journaling, carrying a handicap, has value.

John
That is a good distinction. I never really thought about it that way. I am a pretty meticulous planner, tracker, and data collector for individual rides, but I don't keep track of my own mileage.
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Originally Posted by Outrider1
So you started a thread about apathy? Must be a sub category for that.​​​​​​
Hey, there are entire websites for Atheists.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
I was in a Large Club that kept Track of Miles.
If one could ride a 100 a mile day in each Month of the year you would get a 100 Mile Jersey

Got Three of Them.
I guess she did not make it.
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Originally Posted by Kapusta
I guess she did not make it.
She made the 100 riding for her Diabetic Dad.
It was The First Time she ever rode a 100 Miles.
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Originally Posted by Kapusta
That is a good distinction. I never really thought about it that way. I am a pretty meticulous planner, tracker, and data collector for individual rides, but I don't keep track of my own mileage.
I recently got an Apple Watch with elevation. I’ve always wondered about elevation gains on rides/sections of rides. I’ve kept a record of the elevation on typical rides with climbing or mtb trails. It is not extensive, and more of just interest.

I have an idea of my avg speed range. I don’t record it, but I know if I had a stronger or weaker day. It is funny that there are rides when I feel like cutting it short and I end up going longer at a good pace. That does encourage me at times when I start out feeling pretty feeble on other rides.

Bit like you, my yearly mileage is just a guess. I’m thankful for just being out there turning the peddles.

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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
She made the 100 riding for her Diabetic Dad.
No jersey for that?

You should have given her yours.
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Originally Posted by Kapusta
No jersey for that?

You should have given her yours.
You're quite the half empty guy.
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I have no idea what my annual mileage is either. I track my individual rides. I guess mainly because if I have two free hours, that's enough time to get suited up for and get in a 25ish miler. If I am planning a new route, I pay attention to mileage to give me an idea of how long it might take and also to keep me from being more ambitious than my fitness will allow. For me, bicycling is much ore about the smiles than the miles.
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Originally Posted by Kapusta
I would if I cared enough.
Actually, it does not do all the work. You have to remember/record the odometer reading at the beginning of each year. Iíve tried doing that but always end up losing the record because I just donít care that much, if at all. Not knowing doesnít leave a void in my life.

I only keep track of miles on longer tours because I usually share write ups and/or give presentations to my local club and mileage and climbing data are what most people want to know.
I write down the mileage at the end of each day and manage to save the record.

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