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Old 02-10-10, 10:07 PM
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How do you track your miles?

I am wondering how other people keep track of their rides (ie. Miles, duration, avg rpm, etc). Currently I just have a dinky little spreadsheet, but I am thinking of designing and building a website to do this with instead of the spreadsheet.
I know there are a lot of people who ride with the Garmin computers and there are a bevy of software options for those people to track their rides. The site I am thinking of building would be for those of us who dont have Garmins.
Is this something that people would even find useful?
If you already use a service, which one?
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Old 02-10-10, 10:08 PM
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I write my mileage of receipts.
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Originally Posted by marcusedvalson View Post
I am wondering how other people keep track of their rides (ie. Miles, duration, avg rpm, etc). Currently I just have a dinky little spreadsheet, but I am thinking of designing and building a website to do this with instead of the spreadsheet.
I know there are a lot of people who ride with the Garmin computers and there are a bevy of software options for those people to track their rides. The site I am thinking of building would be for those of us who dont have Garmins.
Is this something that people would even find useful?
If you already use a service, which one?
This one is Free and very easy to use.

https://www.mycyclinglog.com/home.php
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Old 02-10-10, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
This one is Free and very easy to use.

https://www.mycyclinglog.com/home.php
Do you like this one? Do you use it currently? What features do you like?
I am still thinking that I might build my own, as I could build it just how I want it.
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Old 02-10-10, 10:14 PM
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Another free site:

https://bikejournal.com/home.asp
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Old 02-10-10, 10:25 PM
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www.mapmytri.com

that site is triathlon geared, they have a sister site www.mapmyride.com for biking only.
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Old 02-10-10, 10:51 PM
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The Training Log at www.bicycling.com. My Sigma Rox 9.0 also tracks lots of information, but you can download the data you put into the Training Log and play with it in a spreadsheet.

https://traininglog.bicycling.com/landingpage.aspx
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Old 02-10-10, 11:10 PM
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I use these two online sites:

https://www.bikejournal.com/

and

https://www.ultramidwest.net/main/bdmain.aspx

And I have my own Excel spreadsheet which I set up to track all the stuff I'm interested in tracking.
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I don't. I ride until I've gotten everything done and sometimes I do stuff I know will push be hard and make a steady push until I get home, sore and tired. Miles aren't of much interest to me, the trip and accomplishment certainly are.
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Old 02-11-10, 06:34 AM
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BikeJournal.com

The free version tracks six data fields. The $20/yr memberships lets you add all sorts of fields and rearrange them. Also adds several reporting options. I've added several fields to mine. (I don't wear my HRM in the winter. Sweaty strap + below freezing cold = bad.) There are also several privacy levels. I have all mine set to "public".

My BikeJournal Ride Log
My BikeJournal Profile

I also like their forum, although it's lightly trafficked. It's custom written, so it's a little quirky, but it's well-moderated, keeps to topic, and flames are quickly extinguished.

Another free one, BikeWire.net.
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www.bikewire.net it's free, tracks and graphs all the data you presented and if you'd like will compare your current data versus the other registered users in graph form as well. The top 25 riders overall, in speed (average km/hr) and climbing are posted on the front page.
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I use SportTracks. Maps and Plots... oh and free also.
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Just use local spreadsheets, seem to work well enough for me.
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Originally Posted by marcusedvalson View Post
I am wondering how other people keep track of their rides (ie. Miles, duration, avg rpm, etc). Currently I just have a dinky little spreadsheet, but I am thinking of designing and building a website to do this with instead of the spreadsheet.
I know there are a lot of people who ride with the Garmin computers and there are a bevy of software options for those people to track their rides. The site I am thinking of building would be for those of us who dont have Garmins.
Is this something that people would even find useful?
If you already use a service, which one?
i use my cycling computer.
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Old 02-11-10, 05:19 PM
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I reset the computers on my bikes to zero on 01/01/2010. Have never done that before.
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I've been using https://www.worldcommute.com/ lately.
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People actually keep track of the miles they've ridden?
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Old 02-12-10, 06:41 PM
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I use Bikejournal.com too.
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Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
People actually keep track of the miles they've ridden?
I use bikejournal.com as well. The motivation for me to keep track of my miles is that I'll ride more that way. If I was already perfectly fit, there wouldn't be as much point in it, but as it is, I need all the motivation I can get.
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Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
People actually keep track of the miles they've ridden?
Only us anal people do. I'm not as anal as keeping journal...but I am anal enough to keep all receipts for stuff purchased for each bike and write the mileage down on the receipt at time of purchase. But I'm not anal enough to keep tire and tube receipts, thank god!
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Only us anal people do. I'm not as anal as keeping journal...but I am anal enough to keep all receipts for stuff purchased for each bike and write the mileage down on the receipt at time of purchase. But I'm not anal enough to keep tire and tube receipts, thank god!
You could also scan all those receipts and keep the images in neatly organized files which you could back up on an external drive or maybe a flash drive which you could keep in a bank safe deposit box.
You sure you shouldn't be saving those tire and tube receipts?
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People actually keep track of the miles they've ridden?
No ... we all just ride and ride with no record of what we've done at all.
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I keep track of all my miles the old fashioned way, pen and paper.

There's something about going over the pages of stained messy writing on old damaged paper that brings back the rides. Then again, sometimes it's hard to read my writing.
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