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Annual Mileage Thread - Indoors Only

Old 01-01-20, 05:20 PM
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Annual Mileage Thread - Indoors Only

In the spirit of fairness (the other annual mileage thread excludes indoor miles) what was your 2019 indoor mileage? Mileage outdoors does not count. If you only know hours (rather than some reasonable estimate of equivalent miles, close enough).

For me it is somewhere around 40 hours which is maybe 10% of my total. This is on a Lemond Revmaster spinner bike, Vector pedals, and Netflix/Youtube/music. No Zwift.

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It's too annoying to separate virtual rides from real rides in Strava for me, but of the ~6,900 miles I did last year, probably 2,500 were in Zwift thanks to having a baby and losing my morning outdoor opportunities.
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153 of my 10,002 miles for 2019 were indoors. Stages cycle gym bike. I set it up as a separate piece of gear in Strava so it's easy to track.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
It's too annoying to separate virtual rides from real rides in Strava for me, but of the ~6,900 miles I did last year, probably 2,500 were in Zwift thanks to having a baby and losing my morning outdoor opportunities.

Have you perfected the baby bottle flip?
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zero indoor miles
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I probably had ~300 miles on the trainer in 2019. Even with programs like Zwift, the trainer is just not recreation to me, so I'm as efficient as possible. I generally do 60-75 minute interval sessions 3-5 times per week with the base goal of not getting too much fatter or weaker over the winter.
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About .25 meters depending on how far the trainer moved.
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10,510 km total. 0 km indoors.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
10,510 km total. 0 km indoors.
Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
About .25 meters depending on how far the trainer moved.
Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
zero indoor miles
Wrong thread.
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A little over 1000 miles in '19 on my resistance rollers. Those things are great, actually fun.
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Maybe I'm missing something, but I dont understand equating indoor trainer use to miles ridden.
indoor trainer use, to me, is time based. Zwift can claim I rode 1000mi, but I didnt. Turn power is accurate in the game, but the speed isnt.
The spin class machine can claim I rode 17mi, but I didnt.

Probably 45 hours between the trainer and spin class.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Maybe I'm missing something, but I dont understand equating indoor trainer use to miles ridden.
indoor trainer use, to me, is time based. Zwift can claim I rode 1000mi, but I didnt. Turn power is accurate in the game, but the speed isnt.
The spin class machine can claim I rode 17mi, but I didnt.

Probably 45 hours between the trainer and spin class.
For me time is the most important parameter that I track (in or outdoors). TSS #'s are next, followed by miles.

But unless it is a bike maintenance issue, miles is still a measure of training in my mind, and leaving out trainer time/miles/whatever is leaving out some of my training from a training parameter. I have power measuring on my spin bike (Vector pedals) and for most rides I have a pretty good idea how far I would have gone with that same power/time profile. So I use that estimate and manually enter a distance in WKO5 (which is my tracking software). Before that it was an Excel spreadsheet and I did the same thing.

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26 one hr spin classes, so roughly 400 mile equivalent, plus 1/2 hr ride each way to get to/from,

so kind of an indoor/outdoor.
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It depends on whether you were fully kitted up or not. Some people will say that it doesn't count if you have not made the commitment to being a real cyclist. That means if you don't have the kit on, haven't shaved the hair from your body, etc., then you are just a poser anyway no matter what you are riding. You might as well give it up. That's what some people will say.
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Has anyone ever done a study comparing trainer miles to actual road miles?

I know when I'm on my trainer and I stop peddling - I don't coast very far - compared to when I'm outdoors....

I tend to refer to my trainer miles as "honest" miles....

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I don't count miles on the trainer (they are deleted), Time (hours) is most important. KB
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Originally Posted by SparkyCanada View Post
Has anyone ever done a study comparing trainer miles to actual road miles?

I know when I'm on my trainer and I stop peddling - I don't coast very far - compared to when I'm outdoors....

I tend to refer to my trainer miles as "honest" miles....

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But you dont have wind to deal with, or hills. I would call actual miles 'honest miles'.
My power on a trainer or spin bike gets me a lot more 'distance' in the time ridden because they arent real miles.
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Strava makes it easy to keep track: about 3,500 miles outdoors, 1,500 miles indoors on Kickr/Zwift.

Of that 1,500, maybe 100 are miles I would have ridden outdoors if I didn't have the trainer and Zwift. So, 1,400 miles or 80-90 hours of good exercise added to my yearly totals

Actually, at the local gym and when on travel using hotel gyms, I also get indoor cycling in several times a week, but don't track that. Probably another 50 hours worth.
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Maybe I'm missing something, but I dont understand equating indoor trainer use to miles ridden.
indoor trainer use, to me, is time based. Zwift can claim I rode 1000mi, but I didnt.
For those of us with dumb trainers, Im sure the rear tire would beg to differ.
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2,500 outside for 2018, 700 on the trainer (Wahoo Snap and Zwift) during November and December.
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I probably did about 700 miles indoors last year. I'd have to start adding up my Zwift and Sufferfest miles to see what I really did but it isn't worth the effort.
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I don't count miles on the trainer (they are deleted), Time (hours) is most important. KB
I do this too. I worry about quality time indoors vs the miles.

So I tracked the miles difference between my Garmin sensors and Zwift miles all of last year just for the fun of it. I know I am a geek that way.

My Garmin says I did about 690 miles on the trainer. I would say this is the actual miles because its measured on my bike sensors. Zwift miles were 938. Yeah that is a large difference.

I delete the Zwift data off my Garmin Connect account and only use my bike computer data. However I do leave the numbers on Strava because I don't use that for anything other than the "fun" aspect and social interaction with mates. So my Strava numbers always look awesome but "virtually inflated"
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Originally Posted by SparkyCanada View Post
Has anyone ever done a study comparing trainer miles to actual road miles?

I know when I'm on my trainer and I stop peddling - I don't coast very far - compared to when I'm outdoors....

I tend to refer to my trainer miles as "honest" miles....

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agree, an hour on the trainer is a good workout, out doors an hour can be an easy ride on my trails for the same distance and less effort. The trainer certainly kicks my rear on workouts. Outdoors I tend to coast more.
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Originally Posted by SparkyCanada View Post
Has anyone ever done a study comparing trainer miles to actual road miles?

I know when I'm on my trainer and I stop peddling - I don't coast very far - compared to when I'm outdoors....

I tend to refer to my trainer miles as "honest" miles....

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If you run your head unit along with a speed sensor on your rear wheel, youll get true distance based on the wheel diameter x number of revolutions.
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Originally Posted by horatio View Post
For those of us with dumb trainers, Im sure the rear tire would beg to differ.
I just so happen to have a dumb trainer. Tonight before I zwift, I'll ask the rear tire if it has an opinion. Since it's a trainer tire, has never seen the light of day, and just spins while going nowhere- I doubt it will say I rode any actual distance.
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