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Old 02-20-06, 04:22 PM
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Mileage total thus far

I know it's a little early in the year, but what is your 2006 total mileage ? Mine is 862.7
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Old 02-20-06, 04:34 PM
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So far mine is 1,020.4.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
So far mine is 1,020.4.
I don't think I would have anywhere near that much if I lived in your climate .
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trainer/rollers included?
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I have around 300 on trainer if that counts
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Spin classes and wind trainers , no. Rollers , yes
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Uhhh I think I have 20mi =P
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I have about 200 miles so far this year, on my Stumpy FSR, but on my Hardrock, I dont travel as far with it, so its at 26 right now.
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Originally Posted by unsuspended
trainer/rollers included?
Yes, since I use a Cyclops fluid 2 trainer it provides as much if not more resistance than actually riding the road. I also do some riding on the rollers but they are much easier in my opinion. Most of my training is done by wattage and time so believe me, even if I am on the trainer I am still getting a workout.

Trainer - 486.1
Road - 503.2
Mountain - 31.1

Total saddle time - 59.4 hours
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62 off road, 0 on road,0 trainer( whats a trainer anyway?). I am currently banned from my bike by my physical therapist for another week while she tries to rehab a torn ACL without surgery on my left knee( I got over 1100 miles off road last year with it like that but cant take the pain again this year )
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the reason I would include rollers is because you have to remain smooth and balanced on rollers , the mind concentrates on cycling . Resistance trainers allow you to mindlessly mash away at the pedals . Spin classes , c'mon . Do I really need to explain why this is not cycling ?
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Lowcel, I just noticed that you speak of your riding as training . Do you compete in races ? I just ride for "mental therapy", just riding for the sake of riding.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
Most of my training is done by wattage and time so believe me, even if I am on the trainer I am still getting a workout.
I beleive you, I have the same trainer and whether or not it is a workout is not a question
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Lowcel, I just noticed that you speak of your riding as training . Do you compete in races ? I just ride for "mental therapy", just riding for the sake of riding.
Yeah, I race xc and will be doing a few road races this year. I am coached by Jacob Fetty.

All of the rides that I do on the trainer have a purpose. Sometimes it is active recovery, sometimes intervals, sometimes tempo, sometimes hill simulations, etc. Regardless, none of it is time wasted or just mashing away at the pedals. I did the just mashing thing on the trainer last year and believe me it is not the same thing. I feel that the time that I used to spend on the trainer was just a waste of time. However, now that they are focused workouts I think they are worth their weight in gold.

To give you an idea here is a sample of my training routine. This is this week's training plan.

Monday - Bike 0:30 Late in day, spin easily on trainer or rollers. Light resistance. Heart rate in very low range of 1 zone. Can do 20-30 minutes more.

Tuesday - Bike 2:00 Cruise intervals. On road or trainer. Do 4-5 x 6 minutes at cp30 (300 watts) 2-minute recoveries. Smooth pedaling. 80-90 rpm. Aero position.

Wednesday - Bike 1:00 Ride in 1-2 zone, mostly 1 zone. Flat course. Low effort--light on pedals. Comfortably high rpm.

Thursday - Bike 2:00 Hill Cruise Intervals. Climb a 6-8 minute hill (4-6% grade), 4-5 times at cp30 (300 watts). Stay seated. Smooth pedaling. Higher gear than usual. 60-70 rpm.

Friday - Day Off None Relax

Saturday - Bike 2:30 Ride in 1-2 zone, mostly 1 zone. Flat course. Low effort--light on pedals. Comfortably high rpm.

Sunday - Bike 3:00 Ride on a flat to gently rolling course. Get at least 50% of ride time in 2 zone. Avoid 3-5 zones. Keep the 2-zone effort steady and continuous.

My Saturday and Sunday rides will probably change since I am now scheduled to do a 40 mile road race on Sunday. I may do a race on Saturday as well, haven't decided on that one yet. Both races are three and a half hours away so I need to decide pretty soon.
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0 on the mountain bike so far With a combination of school, lacrosse, dang rain, and working on the bike, I haven't been able to hit the trail. If my fork gets rebuilt, I'll go out Sunday!

But on the other bikes, not sure. Don't have a computer on the fixie or the cruiser
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Originally Posted by LowCel
So far mine is 1,020.4.
1000+ miles on a mountain bike?? In less than 2 months?
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1000+ miles on a mountain bike?? In less than 2 months?
Nope, the mileage is broken down in one of my posts above.
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i've gone about 150 miles mostly on the rode probaly like 10-15 offroad
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A whole bunch.

On a mountain bike.

Off-road.

I don't track mileage, I track fun.
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I don't count rollers as riding. It is no where near the same physical excertion as a single track ride. I have yet to find a trainer that offers anywhere near a similar full body workout that a trail does.

I have 0 miles. To much snow this year. Unfortunately I have to much time on rollers.
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small time here.. only 220mi this year so far.. but for a guy that broke a fibula in november it aint half bad.. my toes are tappin
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Locel, that's a pretty good training routine. I just go ride at my local area(www.bootlegcanyon.org) for 2-3 hrs ,2-3 times a week or I ride the Foothills and dry washes around Lake Mead for 1-2 hrs on the other days.
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530- all on the road.
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150 road / snow
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