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2022 Bar Tape Measuring Contest. (Mileage for the year)

Old 12-30-22, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
​​​​​​Miles are distance, not steepness. A mile in Florida and a mile in Colorado are the same length.
They are the same length. They are different difficulties.
I was referring to the difficulty and how since that is a variable when outside, it makes indoor miles just as valid as any random outside miles.

Turning a wheel is turning a wheel whether it's uphill, downhill, with wind, against wind, or with a flywheel.
Unpopular view, I get it.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
I had 3. Each presented its own set of challenges, and a quarter of a century later, the gift keeps giving.

Which is not to say that it isn't worth it, but it did make me realize that going for a ride is a very selfish thing to do, but your health and possibly life depend on it.
I never had any, I was way too messed up to deal with a kid until I was too old to do it. Plus, I never had much money and my ex wife was more messed up than I am.
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Old 12-30-22, 11:05 PM
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Kind of a disappointing year with only 2877 miles. Unfortunately an injury to my knee and then an unrelated minor surgery basically eliminated riding for last few months of the year, but I've still climbed more this year (177,000') than I ever have before.

Next year should be better
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Old 12-31-22, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
One person can ride 20mi with 200' of climb while another person rides 15mi with 1200' of climb.
...and yet the amount of distance covered is indeed 20 miles for the first example, and 15 miles for the second example...period. The amount of distance ridden -- which is what a Yearend Mileage Pissing Contest is measuring -- is measured in units of distance only. The amount of elevation, or time, or power output, or work, etc. are all irrelevant when discussing distance.

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Meanwhile, I could ride 20mi on zwift with 2000' of climb.
Not unless your Zwift account was linked to an actual bicycle that moved over a distance of 20 miles. If your Zwift account is linked to an indoor stationary trainer, you did not ride 20 miles. Your trainer didn't move at all.

Originally Posted by mstateglfr
It's absurd to say someone rode 20mi outside and I didn't ride 20mi inside, especially given the difference in climb effort.
There's nothing about the question How Many Miles Did You Ride This Year? that relates to a "climb effort". That's only germane if the question is How Much Elevation Gain Did You Ride This Year? or How Much Work Did You Accomplish On The Bike This Year? But distance is distance...and distance only.

Originally Posted by mstateglfr
There are a yuge number of quite worthless outdoor miles that are just junk based on being flat or with wind or downhill.
"Worthless"? When did anyone ask about "worth"?!?! The question is about distance. You could ride 10,000 completely "worthless" miles in a year and they would still be 10,000 miles of distance. Add What Is The Value In "Worth" Of All The Bike Riding You Did This Year? to the list of questions you seem to be wanting to have asked in these threads, and leave the How Many Miles Did You Ride? question to folks who use miles to refer to a unit of distance...which is anyone who understands what the word means.
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Old 12-31-22, 12:50 AM
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Some people still cling to the outdated concept that miles ridden can only be outside.
Obviously if a bike on a trainer doesn't move, that bike didn't move. The wheel moved, the little guy on a screen moved, etc etc. It's miles.
Fewer now than in years past still fear this, but there clearly are still some.
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Old 12-31-22, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Oh, I imagine I won’t have that issue. Wife is pretty good about it, plus I will literally ride at any hour to get miles in. If I have to wake up at 1 am so be it. I just know the first couple of months are going to be rough.
Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Unfortunately, what UrbanKnight describes is rather hard to avoid. Best of luck, and keep riding. I have no idea what the future holds, but it is unlikely to be what you imagine.
There was definitely nothing anyone could have said to prepare me for it.
The wife supporting you will help, and it sounds like you do indeed know what's coming up already. We only had 1, so I have no idea how much "extra" the second (or third or fourth) would have been.

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I never had any, I was way too messed up to deal with a kid until I was too old to do it. Plus, I never had much money and my ex wife was more messed up than I am.
Do you think I'm not messed up?
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Old 12-31-22, 02:07 AM
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No miles are worthless
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Old 12-31-22, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
There was definitely nothing anyone could have said to prepare me for it.
The wife supporting you will help, and it sounds like you do indeed know what's coming up already. We only had 1, so I have no idea how much "extra" the second (or third or fourth) would have been.


Do you think I'm not messed up?


Its child number 2. Child number 1 is 4 years old. She is in school, so days that I am home, Ill throw the bike in the mini van take her to school, ride while shes in school and then bring her home.

I also have the torture device set up in the house, so worse case scenario I will be hopping on that whenever I can. Not ideal but better than nothing.

Lastly, switching planes at work in the coming months which will allow me to bring my breakaway with me.
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Old 12-31-22, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Kind of a disappointing year with only 2877 miles. Unfortunately an injury to my knee and then an unrelated minor surgery basically eliminated riding for last few months of the year, but I've still climbed more this year (177,000') than I ever have before.

Next year should be better

With where you live now, you just may be able to out climb datlas.
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Old 12-31-22, 07:36 AM
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391,000 ft climbed. Some of those are fake zwift feet, but not too many. Unlike last year when I did a lot of zwift climbing to get the tron bike
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Old 12-31-22, 08:29 AM
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Old 12-31-22, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Do you think I'm not messed up?
Maybe a little.

Probably weren't in my league, though.
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Old 12-31-22, 10:35 AM
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Wait, is the idea that you need to convert ridden distance to rolls of bar tape?
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Old 12-31-22, 10:42 AM
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Did my last ride for the year. Total is 8420. Not exact, but estimate all but 300 are real miles. So certainly over 8K for the year. And 600k feet climbed.

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Seems I will be at 11250 they are just outside. Being retired and not having too much family responsibilities allows the time. I think my Habby is getting close to 50,000 miles and same original shimano 6800 11 spd shifts great. I live in the flatlands so not climbing to be had or make comparisons.
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Old 12-31-22, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan
No miles are worthless
I must go now and ponder.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Some people still cling to the outdated concept that miles ridden can only be outside.
Obviously if a bike on a trainer doesn't move, that bike didn't move. The wheel moved, the little guy on a screen moved, etc etc. It's miles.
Fewer now than in years past still fear this, but there clearly are still some.
Measured in terms of how exhausted I get, an indoor mile = 2 outdoor miles for me (and I have to ride hills a lot outside). Maybe I have the resistance set too high? Mentally, I also have a much harder time staying focused on the goal. There are no consequences to quitting the ride indoors.
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So official mile count

10,045
153 of those were indoor
259,035 feet of climbing

2 crashes. crashes are probably not accurate but that is all I can remember.
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Originally Posted by big john
I never had any, I was way too messed up to deal with a kid until I was too old to do it. Plus, I never had much money and my ex wife was more messed up than I am.
I never really wanted to have kids.

I just wanted to go through the motions.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
I never really wanted to have kids.

I just wanted to go through the motions.

If it makes you feel better, I am not sure how I was ever allowed to have any offspring.
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Ha, I did more than I expected! I counted 1390.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
If it makes you feel better, I am not sure how I was ever allowed to have any offspring.
Sorry, that was supposed to be funny.
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493 hours of which 165 were indoors. Miles shmiles.



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Two virtual/online crashes. None IRL.

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It is probably a consequence of the weather.


BTW, How many inches of rain did you get today?
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