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1K miles for year so far...

Old 03-24-09, 06:44 PM
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1K miles for year so far...

I know that's not much for a lot of you guys and gals but it works for me. After starting riding again last June I've lost 40 pounds and kept it off through winter. My next goal is to finish the training rides with the fast group on Tuesday nights. I'm hanging for about 11 out of 26 miles averaging 22-24 but then I just run out of gas. Every week my goal is to hang on just a little farther than I did the last ride.

I'm riding 4 different nights with 2 groups of riders and courses so hopefully I'll begin to see some real improvement this year.

Anyway, I looked at the log this evening and I have 1001.4 real road miles so far this year. I doubt I make the 10K I half committed to but it's a start.
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Awesome dude, that's where I'm at too, hit a 1000 miles last week. I was getting caught up in trying to put down a lot of miles but I came to the conclusion it's not conducive for the racing I'm doing. You gotta do what works for you man.
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Nice, you've got about twice as much as me!
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Congrats! You'll finish the Tuesday night rides before you know it.
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I'm still working on mile 1 (outside)..... stupid ice storms.
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Nice man! I'm at about the same point. Just trying to increase the mileage on a weekly basis so I don't get burnt out.
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You are doing it right. Keep at it.
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Slow and steady. I'm at just a hair under 6000km right now including about 480 mountain biking.
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Originally Posted by merckx89
Slow and steady. I'm at just a hair under 6000km right now including about 480 mountain biking.
3600 miles in mid-March is not 'slow and steady'. That's obsessive and deranged, and generally only possible if you live in a place like Pasadena where there is no winter, and you have no life. I'm an expert on the latter part, particularly after 2006, the year I actually rode my bicycle 13,700 miles. I ride 12K miles per year, but I might not get there this year. Which isn't a bad thing.

It is a bit suckier if you have to do 50+ mile rides in 20º weather between December and February of course.
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The trick is to keep enjoying it, and it sounds like you are!

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The trick is to keep sucking at it, and it sounds like you do!
Fixed.
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^^

Speaking for myself I would have to say "correct"
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I have 3 bikes I ride regularly and only one has a computer. The one that does says 515... Add in commuting for the past 3 months and random rides on the other bike and that'd put me at 1000 I suppose. Haven't really been riding much either, but I feel great. I think I'll have a nice peak this summer.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
3600 miles in mid-March is not 'slow and steady'. That's obsessive and deranged, and generally only possible if you live in a place like Pasadena where there is no winter, and you have no life. I'm an expert on the latter part, particularly after 2006, the year I actually rode my bicycle 13,700 miles. I ride 12K miles per year, but I might not get there this year. Which isn't a bad thing.

It is a bit suckier if you have to do 50+ mile rides in 20º weather between December and February of course.
Opps, meant to say a hair under 5000 (4896). So only 2800ish or whatever it comes out to. What is this winter you speak of? I haven't ridden the trainer yet this year (other than warming up for races), and I'm a student, and really have no life outside of riding, pshh who wants one of those anyway, I've had one and I like riding better.
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Originally Posted by merckx89
Opps, meant to say a hair under 5000 (4896). So only 2800ish or whatever it comes out to. What is this winter you speak of? I haven't ridden the trainer yet this year (other than warming up for races), and I'm a student, and really have no life outside of riding, pshh who wants one of those anyway, I've had one and I like riding better.
OK, then you're not quite as insane as you sounded at first. But you're hardly normal.

Carry on.
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I don't count my short commutes and trips to the grocery store, errands, etc... It would be too hard to keep track of all the short trips... plus they are meaningless really.

Just training and racing I am at:
Distance - a measly 744 miles
Elevation - 75,383 feet

Kudos to those over 1000 miles already.

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Originally Posted by rollin


The trick is to keep enjoying it, and it sounds like you are!

Dropping 40lbs! - weight weenie
I'm still about 11 pounds away from being able to even think of weight weenie. Once I lose this 11 and keep it off for a while I'll "reward" myself with something nice for my Ti bike.


Originally Posted by rollin
The trick is to keep sucking at it, and it sounds like you do!
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Fixed.
Trust me I do lol. I learn more every ride just how much I suck. It keeps my coming back for more abuse!
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1,006 miles so far (59+ hrs.)
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