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Unofficial 2018 Mileage Pissing Contest

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Unofficial 2018 Mileage Pissing Contest

Old 01-02-19, 10:22 AM
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4600 miles. I went to my Garmin Connect account that aggregates all my riding and racing, if recorded at all, and used those miles. That is all the effort I am willing to put into this exercise.
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Old 01-02-19, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
Except nobody asked Who Trained Harder? or Who Trained More Effectively? or Who Trained Longer?

A mileage pissing contest is exactly that: How many miles did you ride? And a mile is a unit of distance. If your bike sat in one spot in the man-cave for the entire duration of your workout, you didn't ride any miles no matter how many times or how hard you turned the pedals.

Save your bragging for the Unofficial 2018 Training Pissing Contest Thread. This thread is for people whose bikes actually move.
Bragging? My quip stated that turning the pedals indoors is exactly the same as it is outdoors, to which a challenge concerning being pummeled with snow and rain was issued, as if that were in any way relevant to actually riding a bike. But riding is occurring, and occurring to such an extent that I can perform as much, if not more, work than someone riding outside, and to a higher performance level. And that work is measurable.

Riding is riding. Either measured in a virtual environment, or in my physical environment. Work is being performed, the pedals are being turned, gears are being shifted. And, when on rollers, even both wheels are moving.

So want to give justifying your nonsense another go, or are you going to accept that it simply is just nonsense?
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Old 01-02-19, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
True, All miles are not the same.

I don't include my commuting rides( about 2900 miles). JRA at 16mph for 5.5 miles on a FG bike, is hardly a warm-up, so I don't include it in my annual mileage.
Now we're getting somewhere!

Is coasting still riding? I mean, no work is really being done. You don't have to pedal. It's little more than steering, which is practically like driving a car or motorcycle. Should that count?

I coasted a lot last year on downhills, at intersections, in pacelines, group rides, races, etc. I bet coasting made up at least 10% of my riding last year...
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Old 01-02-19, 10:53 AM
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6244 km. A bunch of that was on a trainer though. I don't see why that wouldn't count.
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Old 01-02-19, 10:59 AM
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I had 3860 miles on the road.
I ran 1588 miles some of them on the treadmill..
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Old 01-02-19, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post

Riding is riding. Either measured in a virtual environment, or in my physical environment.
It's not the same thing, no matter how many times you say that it is.
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Old 01-02-19, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Riding is riding. Either measured in a virtual environment, or in my physical environment. Work is being performed, the pedals are being turned, gears are being shifted. And, when on rollers, even both wheels are moving.

So want to give justifying your nonsense another go, or are you going to accept that it simply is just nonsense?
Reading Comprehension: not even once :::facepalm:::

What part of "mileage" aren't you understanding? Nobody asked about work being performed, nobody asked about pedals being turned, nobody asked about wheels moving.
This thread is about distance covered, as measured in miles. (Or kilometers, for our non-US friends.) That's why the title says "Mileage" not "Work"

You want to start a pissing contest thread about work/effort/crank- (or wheel-) revolutions, go ahead. You'll probably get a lot of folks here to participate.
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Old 01-02-19, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
Reading Comprehension: not even once :::facepalm:::

What part of "mileage" aren't you understanding? Nobody asked about work being performed, nobody asked about pedals being turned, nobody asked about wheels moving.
This thread is about distance covered, as measured in miles. (Or kilometers, for our non-US friends.) That's why the title says "Mileage" not "Work"

You want to start a pissing contest thread about work/effort/crank- (or wheel-) revolutions, go ahead. You'll probably get a lot of folks here to participate.
What part of my responses are you not understanding? Mileage is recorded. My initial response gave my number of miles. Multiple other threads in here also mention miles, including miles completed indoors.

You're really failing to ascertain a pretty simple concept, here, that "mileage" indoors and outdoors is the same and counted.

Hope that clears things up for you.
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Old 01-02-19, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
It's not the same thing, no matter how many times you say that it is.
Yet you can't provide a reasonable or rationale explanation as to why not.

And hey, how about that challenge? If it's not the same thing and I only ride indoors while you ride outside, you should destroy me on a bike ride outdoors, right? Can you explain to me why that's not the case in reality?
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Old 01-02-19, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Yet you can't provide a reasonable or rationale explanation as to why not.

And hey, how about that challenge? If it's not the same thing and I only ride indoors while you ride outside, you should destroy me on a bike ride outdoors, right? Can you explain to me why that's not the case in reality?
Are you seriously claiming to not realize that a stationary bike moves less (substantially) distance than a non-stationary bike??
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Old 01-02-19, 12:39 PM
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Are you seriously claiming to not realize that a stationary bike moves less (substantially) distance than a non-stationary bike??
I'm seriously claiming that riding "miles" indoors is the same and is counted the same as riding "miles" outdoors.

Are you claiming otherwise? And if so, can you express why?
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Old 01-02-19, 12:41 PM
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What about...riding the trainer outside?
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Old 01-02-19, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
True, All miles are not the same.

I don't include my commuting rides( about 2900 miles). JRA at 16mph for 5.5 miles on a FG bike, is hardly a warm-up, so I don't include it in my annual mileage.

OK, so warm up miles don't count.

Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 01-02-19, 12:53 PM
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8,292 miles for me. That is more than double my 2017 mileage.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
OK, so warm up miles don't count.

Thanks for clarifying.
What if it's cold and you don't warm up?

Also, if we're going to have a fudge factor for gravel miles, how about a fudge factor for uphill miles, against the wind miles, riding on an empty stomach miles, or riding while sick/injured miles?
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
What if it's cold and you don't warm up?

Also, if we're going to have a fudge factor for gravel miles, how about a fudge factor for uphill miles, against the wind miles, riding on an empty stomach miles, or riding while sick/injured miles?


I'd also like a 2x multiplier for miles in which I pull my son along in a trailer. Two people moving due to one person's riding!
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post


I'd also like a 2x multiplier for miles in which I pull my son along in a trailer. Two people moving due to one person's riding!
Yeah, trailers should count at least 2x. If there are 2 kids in the trailer, then it's 3x.

However, tandem miles should only count half.
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
I'm seriously claiming that riding "miles" indoors is the same and is counted the same as riding "miles" outdoors.

Are you claiming otherwise? And if so, can you express why?
Except, the original post of this thread did not use "miles," as you are, in quotes, it used miles. Like, actual miles.

Per Wikipedia:
The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.

Stop being obtuse. If you want a contest about virtual miles, or kilojoules produced on a bicycle shaped object, by all means start your own thread about it. That's the miracle of the internet: everyone has a voice, even you
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
Except, the original post of this thread did not use "miles," as you are, in quotes, it used miles. Like, actual miles.

Per Wikipedia:
The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.

Stop being obtuse. If you want a contest about virtual miles, or kilojoules produced on a bicycle shaped object, by all means start your own thread about it. That's the miracle of the internet: everyone has a voice, even you
So you're hung up on quotations?

Hilarious.
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
Yeah, trailers should count at least 2x. If there are 2 kids in the trailer, then it's 3x.

However, tandem miles should only count half.
Agreed!
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
So you're hung up on quotations?

Hilarious.
No, I'm hung up on things like basic definitions of words. I assure you, you are no Shakespeare. You don't just get to redefine any word of the language as you see fit.
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No, I'm hung up on things like basic definitions of words. I assure you, you are no Shakespeare. You don't just get to redefine any word of the language as you see fit.
Ah, so you can't answer my initial questions concerning how riding indoors should not be counted like riding outdoors?

Is that where the failure lies?

Note I listed my miles without quotations in my first response.
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Ah, so you can't answer my initial questions concerning how riding indoors should not be counted like riding outdoors?

Is that where the failure lies?

Note I listed my miles without quotations in my first response.
Thank you, and have a nice day
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
Thank you, and have a nice day
Will do. Got a 20 mile ride on the trainer coming up. Getting the new year off to a good start.
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
https://youtu.be/becgWnb4XaE?t=270

What about...riding the trainer outside?
That's the least fun thing I've ever seen in my life.
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