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Curious how many miles you guys ride

Old 11-03-12, 03:02 PM
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Curious how many miles you guys ride

Possibly been asked a million times here, Im curious how far you guys ride for at a time?

I clocked 282.2 miles since Oct. 4th. I average anywhere between 15-18 MPH depending on who I ride with.
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Old 11-03-12, 03:06 PM
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I get between 100-200 miles a week depending on my schedule.
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Old 11-03-12, 03:20 PM
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According to my garmin connect data I've done 1,149.19 miles Oct. 4 thru Nov. 3 (today)
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150-200 miles a week depending on work load.
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Old 11-03-12, 03:54 PM
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1500-1800km a month about 400km a week.
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~300/wk
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Old 11-03-12, 04:53 PM
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I do about 250-300 miles/month. I have no idea how people can ride more if they have a family and a job ;-)
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Old 11-03-12, 04:59 PM
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973 last month - retirement makes it doable
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Old 11-03-12, 05:25 PM
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Usually 200+ miles a week. Sept I had 1029 miles, Oct a bit less at 971. That'll drop to around 600 as the temp drops
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Old 11-03-12, 05:31 PM
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I average 37kms/23 miles per day year round.
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Old 11-03-12, 05:41 PM
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Train like a pro, miles are irrelevant. Only time and effort count. As a cat one, about 24h/wk. Tthese days, 8-12h/wk depending on the season and time availability.
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Old 11-03-12, 05:50 PM
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Varies by month for me, put in over 1,000 in August but for October only got about 350 in.
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Get up at 3am and there is lots of time to ride. Kids or no.
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I try to ride 120 - 150 miles per week either all road or combo with MTB.
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My charts ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/machka-...321906/detail/

I see I haven't poste any charts for 2010 and 2011 yet. I'll have to do that when I return to Australia and get my other computer.
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I started tracking on Strava pretty consistently since May of this year:
https://app.strava.com/athletes/143064

Since most of my "miles" are on the trainer (at about 12-14 mph) the hours are a better indication of what I do. I think that realistically my hours for the year are in the 130 hour range right now. A normal year for me was about 150 hours so 3 hours a week (on average) and at my normal pace, about 45-50 miles a week. This enabled me to race competitively as a Cat 3; I'd do 30-45 races a year (as part of my overall annual time).

When I tripled my hours in 2010 I upgraded to Cat 2. I downgraded in 2011 because we wanted to start a family. This is my first year as a father and the hours have dropped off a bit more than I expected.
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I'm new to riding but I don't know how you guys do it. I've been off of work and have averaged about 20 km for the last four days straight. I'm kinda glad to be going to work tomorrow so I won't be able to ride. I know that the strength and endurance will come but right now the only thing I feel like doing is eating and taking a nap. lol
I'm more concerned with time spent on the bike than how far I've traveled. I figure that if I keep going out for an hour at a time and keep the pedals moving and try not to stop on the large hills then I'm doing alright. I will slowly extend that time but right now that's a pretty good workout.
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Typically 100-150mi/week mostly commuting, rarely more than 250mi/week. If I didn't have 2 kids and a job it would be higher. My road rides are typically 40-65mi. My average speed for all rides, on all bikes, this year is a touch under 15mph (a bit over 6000 miles so far).
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55 miles/week of commuting on the FG, then either a fast 50-60 mile road ride on the weekend or 15-20 miles of mountain biking (XC, lots of climbing).
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Old 11-03-12, 08:28 PM
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Good lord! All of that on the road or a trainer? I don't have a trainer but apparently I need to purchase one to rack up some more miles.

I normally ride with the Mrs. I have a few friends that are older retired guys with plenty of time to spare.

I do rack up maybe 20 miles a month on a local mountain bike trail. It's more of an advanced trail that will leave me in pain after a few miles.

Anyway awesome job guys! I found the right place.

Edit, I average 15 MPH with the wife and up to 18 MPH with the older guys. One guy I ride with says I could gain 2 MPH with clipless pedals. Sound right to you guys?
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Originally Posted by GiantOCRC3 View Post
One guy I ride with says I could gain 2 MPH with clipless pedals. Sound right to you guys?
I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Old 11-03-12, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I wouldn't hold my breath.
Kinda figured as much.
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I usually ride 150-250 miles a week mtn bike and touring bike combined, I got a lot of free time.
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Wow, sounds like everyone rides 5-10,000 miles a year. Where are all the average people? Ashamed to post this, but here are my stats so far this year. Oh to be young, single and care-free (or retired).



My second year of riding.
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Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
Train like a pro, miles are irrelevant. Only time and effort count. As a cat one, about 24h/wk. Tthese days, 8-12h/wk depending on the season and time availability.
Sounds like me, minus the cat1 stuff

A good week is 15hrs and that's only once or twice a month max, bloody work gets in the way...
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