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It's Time! The Annual Mileage (and/or Pissing Contest) Thread

Old 12-27-16, 07:11 AM
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It's Time! The Annual Mileage (and/or Pissing Contest) Thread

Maybe a little early, but let the insanity begin.

A few ground rules. Simple. Only "real road" miles count. Zwift/trainer miles should not be included. Honor system, of course. Pease try to post in miles, this is a USA-centric site, but if you feel you MUST, you may use Km...or start a "Kilometerage" thread.

I have 5613 miles on my Strava. There were a couple rides that were not recorded, each was about 50. So I will round it off to 5700 miles.

5700.
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Old 12-27-16, 07:33 AM
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Jeez, @datlas. Do you really belong on bikeforums with numbers like that?

Here are my numbers.



Obviously far more serious than you.
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Old 12-27-16, 07:36 AM
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Took the year Off 316 miles getting ready for 2017
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Old 12-27-16, 07:37 AM
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Still got 4 days to go.
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Still got 4 days to go.
Says the lady in the southern hemisphere
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Old 12-27-16, 07:50 AM
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Still got 4 days to go.
Feel free to come back on Sunday. I like an early start.
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I got 5910 miles, or 9510 km.

Did you see what I did there? Check the math. It works.
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I'm in the 5800 mile range between my road and CX bike. If it must all be on pavement, subtract 150 miles.
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I don't do any tracking, but based on how many miles I usually do a week I'd guesstimate around 5500 miles by the end of the year.
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Well, still a few days to go. But I did hit my goal this year of 7650 miles a couple of weeks ago. Lots of snow though has messed up the past couple of weeks. I'll post final numbers in a couple of days.
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Finally got a bike in April after a hiatus of more than a year, but did not start riding in earnest until May. So far I have climbed 290,879 ft. Miles are just the boring parts between climbs. If you ain't climbing, you are not riding.
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Pease try to post in miles, this is a USA-centric site
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just over 5,000 miles. a big cycling wipeout/accident at the end of october and a lingering back issue for nearly all of december contributed to missing out on my annual goal of 6,000. gearing up to start stronger in the spring than I usually do.
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1328mi
I mix between running, riding and being lazy. I did put 600 exactly on my caad 12 since I got it August 18 though
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The year is not over yet! I think I've got at least a couple more hundred miles left in my legs, since I'm off work this week, before the rain arrives!

This is what moving to a new city, getting a new job, and overcoming depression looks like:



Pretty weak mileage total, but I can feel 2017 coming in with a roar!

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Pease try to post in miles, this is a USA-centric site, but if you feel you MUST, you may use Km...or start a "Kilometerage" thread.
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Excellent point.
Excusez-moi.

Other countries that still uses the imperial system: Liberia, Myanmar. Short list.
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5,157.5 miles so far.
I had been playing Strava mileage leapfrog with an avid local track cyclist, until a week ago when he tore the PCL in his knee in a skiing accident.
So I will be winning the mileage contest, but not the way I had hoped.
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Did about 11,000 miles this year.
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Strava says 2,014. Last year I had around 500 so I'm quite pleased with how I did.
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3,418 miles.
And that's with missing a couple months off the bike due to a bike accident.
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Need to do 44.5 miles each day for the next four days to hit 10,000. Not sure...
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Pease try to post in miles, this is a USA-centric site

Excellent point.
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Excellent point.
It really makes absolutely no difference it is still the same distance--besides a little math is good for exercising "those little gray cells" as some one famous and fictitious said!
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I don't know. Less than normal. I finished last year getting hit by a car and was off the bike for months.

Lots of vert, though.
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About 4000 with 120,000 ft gain. Bad year for climbing.
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