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Unofficial 2018 Mileage Pissing Contest

Old 12-31-18, 06:27 PM
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Unofficial 2018 Mileage Pissing Contest

Zwift/trainer miles don't count, and neither do swimming/running/hiking/walking miles.

Originally Posted by datlas View Post

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.

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Old 12-31-18, 06:32 PM
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Subtract 200 or so miles if you don't like rollers.

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Old 12-31-18, 07:49 PM
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Pedaling indoors is exactly the same as pedaling outdoors. I count every time the pedals spin (in a training capacity).

With that said, I barely cracked 5000 this year. Actually, 5,194 at an average speed of 19.9 mph. Huzzah!
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3,235 miles, about half of 2017 due to injury and illness. Did a lot on the indoor trainer but I only track the time, nothing else. March and April were good. My conditioning peaked and it showed in my Strava times. The rest of the year was a struggle. Glad to see 2018 over with and looking forward to 2019.
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7206.1 finished it off yesterday.
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5170 miles
246,906 feet of climbing

Above numbers all on the road. I don't count trainer or rollers.
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7147.1 miles. On top of that maybe 10-12 miles on a trainer mounted bike.
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1463 miles, 62,336ft, but I only started riding a few months ago. Looking forward to a lot of miles for 2019!
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13,329 miles and 793,488 ft of climbing. 343 cycling days. All on road/trail (no trainer).
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Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
13,329 miles and 793,488 ft of climbing. 343 cycling days. All on road/trail (no trainer).
Where do you live? It'd be crazy hard for me to ride 343 days simply due to weather & I live in NC so I'm sure others have it worse.
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Pedaling indoors is exactly the same as pedaling outdoors
you have wind/rain/and motorists on your indoor rides?

Yesterday it was raining/snowing while I was finishing up on 11,002 miles for the year. How many of your indoor rides were in mixed rain and snow?

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Originally Posted by RShantz View Post
Where do you live? It'd be crazy hard for me to ride 343 days simply due to weather & I live in NC so I'm sure others have it worse.
The French Alps, which is why I have a fair amount of climbing. Temps here range from about 10F to 100F. I bike commute year round and ride in all kinds of weather, so I have quite a lot of gear (and bikes) to deal with the elements.
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8,293 km on the bike
1074 miles running
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
you have wind/rain/and motorists on your indoor rides?

Yesterday it was raining/snowing while I was finishing up on 11,002 miles for the year. How many of your indoor rides were in mixed rain and snow?
None. None of my outdoor rides were, either.

Let's hypothetically say that you train for a month (a week, a year, however long you think you'd need) and I did the same indoors and then you and I raced. How well do you think you'd fare with your outdoor rides versus my "not actual riding miles"?

Think you'd get dropped before or after we left the parking lot?
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I have a buddy who rode 16,000.00 miles in 2018 and he isn’t retired. He lives on the bike. I am always running into him on the road and I only ride 4-5 times a week so it ain’t me that is making this coincidence not really a coincidence.
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Old 01-01-19, 04:32 PM
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The body doesn’t know the difference between resistance created by an indoor trainer or the 8 mile climb on your favorite route. I do believe the brain is another story. There are cold and wet days were I just don’t have it in me to ride outside and in the rain and cold.
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7,450 for 18, down about 3,000 mi from 17 due to the second wettest year on record for this part of PA. I hate riding in the rain........
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Indoor miles are great training, no doubt, but they are measured in hours, not miles. I've never traveled an inch while riding indoors.
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Originally Posted by dieselgoat View Post
Indoor miles are great training, no doubt, but they are measured in hours, not miles. I've never traveled an inch while riding indoors.
I have ridden through Richmond, Innsbruck, London and a marvelous place called Watopia all with no rear wheel.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Zwift/trainer miles don't count
I love you man. Keep fighting the good fight!

I wound up with 6,908 miles total. All on an actual moving bicycle.
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Let's hypothetically say that you train for a month (a week, a year, however long you think you'd need) and I did the same indoors and then you and I raced. How well do you think you'd fare with your outdoor rides versus my "not actual riding miles"?
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.

Originally Posted by dieselgoat View Post
Indoor miles are great training, no doubt, but they are measured in hours, not miles. I've never traveled an inch while riding indoors.
​​​​​​​See, ^^^this guy gets it.
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Bikes move on rollers. Just try it if you don't believe me.

And all miles are not the same. Some of us also ride gravel, MTB, etc.

Gravel is objectively more difficult than pavement and should have a 1.3x multiplication factor IMO. Road bike miles are nowhere near the same as MTB miles..

Since this is a pissing contest, at least 1000 of my miles were on a 48x15 or 48x16 fixed gear bike including one fixed gear century.



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Old 01-02-19, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post

And all miles are not the same. Some of us also ride gravel, MTB, etc.

Since this is a pissing contest, at least 1000 of my miles were on a 48x15 or 48x16 fixed gear bike including one fixed gear century.



-Tim-
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.
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Old 01-02-19, 09:39 AM
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Was just over 6200 miles for the year, but at least 1000 of those were Zwift miles, so go ahead and laugh at me.
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