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Annual PISSING CONTEST: Your mileage for 2013

Old 12-31-13, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka
It's all about priorities.
I know...mine are my wife, my dog, my job (I'd love to ditch this one but not just yet)...after that I get about 2-3 hrs a week for riding...on a good week . Once I ditch #3 there should be a big uptick in my biking time
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Originally Posted by nuke_diver
I know...mine are my wife, my dog, my job (I'd love to ditch this one but not just yet)...after that I get about 2-3 hrs a week for riding...on a good week . Once I ditch #3 there should be a big uptick in my biking time
And some of us ride with our spouses ... so we can spend time with our spouse AND get our cycling time in at the same time.
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[TABLE="class: dense striped"]
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[TH]Year-to-Date[/TH]
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[TH]Distance[/TH]
[TD]5,003.2 mi[/TD]
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[TH]Time[/TH]
[TD]341h 37m[/TD]
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[TH]Elev Gain[/TH]
[TD]357,339 ft[/TD]
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[TH]Rides[/TH]
[TD]136[/TD]
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Just glad that I was able to reach 5k before EOY.
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Using the same format...

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[TH="align: center"]Distance[/TH]
[TD]4,757.36 km / 2,956.08mi[/TD]
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[TD]277h 58m[/TD]
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[TH="align: center"]Elev Gain[/TH]
[TD]52,557 m / 172,431.1ft[/TD]
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[TH="align: center"]Rides[/TH]
[TD]110[/TD]
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Had three slow months due to work where I only managed 100km or so. Think I should have been able to do over 5000km. Did manage to get in some good rides while on holiday.
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New longest distance: 139 miles
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Old 01-01-14, 07:04 AM
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Distance 11,545 mi
Time 692h 0m 16s
Elev Gain 224,630 ft
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Outdoor miles only. trainer miles get me to 12,130......maybe 12k outside in 2014

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Old 01-01-14, 07:09 AM
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About 4K miles in 2013. Not a lot of climbing. A great riding year with friends. Stopped riding in beginning of November because I have relocated to a warmer climate so I can ride year around.
I decided it was time to make a lifestyle change. I will be riding my bike before I buy a house or condo and have started the rebuild process with some upgrade parts. Completely tore it down and placed in boxes for the move and pulled wheel hubs and everything apart prior to packing the bike so it should ride like new. About 70% together now. Can't wait to get back on the road. No more winters off the bike or riding in figid temps.

Happy New Year everybody. Best to all in your cycling endeavors in 2014.
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Old 01-01-14, 07:25 AM
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[TD]3,003 mi[/TD]
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[TH]Time[/TH]
[TD]202 hours[/TD]
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[TH]Elev Gain[/TH]
[TD]56,276 ft[/TD]
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[TH]Rides[/TH]
[TD]71[/TD]
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Old 01-01-14, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Campag4life
..... I have relocated to a warmer climate so I can ride year around.
I decided it was time to make a lifestyle change. I will be riding my bike before I buy a house or condo ....... No more winters off the bike or riding in figid temps.
Just curious as to which region you chose. I'm thinking of doing the same thing for the same reasons. I hate not being able to ride... where I am right now it's 16 degrees.
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I didn't pick up the bike until June 1 of this year but managed 2670. Really looking for 6k plus in 2014.
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I'm shaming myself in comparison to some of the stats already stated but....820 miles in 2013.
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Originally Posted by on the path
Just curious as to which region you chose. I'm thinking of doing the same thing for the same reasons. I hate not being able to ride... where I am right now it's 16 degrees.
Florida Gulf coast. A bit easy for me because my elderly Mom is down here and some of my relatives are here as well.
I came from Michigan and last winter kicked my butt. Was nursing a great dane dog on her last days and decided that would be the last winter I would live there and I had been there my whole life though traveled a bit on business. Was a great summer of riding. Michigan is beautiful in the summer but an awful spring and fall. Weather in Florida is unbelievable. I have been walking the beach and swimming everyday for fitness along with visiting family and some condo shopping.
I believe the whole decision depending on how much you like snow....I used to be a rabid skier...hinges on your job. If you can make a living in Florida and you love cycling, I say go for it...or if retired. Keep in mind, you can always move back if you don't like it. Before you decide, spend at least two weeks here. I prefer the heat to the cold. I am challenged a bit by my allergies here however but still worth it versus 4-5 mos. of hibernation and 'waiting' for fair weather. Life is too short for that.
Best advice for moving I can give is...purge as much as you can before you go. Travel as light as possible. I still had 24 linear feet of a moving van with only 2 bikes.
Best of luck in the New Year.
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Originally Posted by Clipped_in
Having some prostate problems so I didn't pi$$ as far as I wanted to...

Yeah but we with such problems piss a lot more frequently.
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Don't know , ditched the computer half way through and never looked back making such comparisons silly.
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Originally Posted by seymour1910
good point, I didn't want to offend anyone, but I was wondering how one can do so much riding without neglecting something or someone?
Some people live car-free, live in an area with great weather, and date someone with the same interests.
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2013 was a good year ....

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[TD]11,184 miles[/TD]
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[TD]807 hours[/TD]
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[TH="align: center"]Elev Gain[/TH]
[TD]477,513 ft[/TD]
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[TH="align: center"]Rides[/TH]
[TD]376[/TD]
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Some people live car-free, live in an area with great weather, and date someone with the same interests.
Go ahead, rub it in why doncha!
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Originally Posted by Campag4life
Florida Gulf coast...
Your move to Florida makes sense, for you. I'm thinking about the southwest, Tucson in particular. I've grown fond of climbing and I've realized the increase in my cycling ability from climbing more and regularly. I wouldn't rule out Florida. I was there recently and it's just so flat.

Except for traveling, I've been in the northeast all of my life. I used to ski, downhill and x-country, but that no longer interests me. If I'm going to spend time in the mountains I'd rather be hiking, maybe even canyoneering (I've done that in the past). I've really come to dread the winter weather.

I'm planning a trip to Tucson. Yes, I expect to be there at least 2 weeks. I'll be riding, looking for work, and generally exploring the area. I've traveled in the west and the southwest, always enjoyed the magnificence of the desert and the breathtaking scenery.

Thanks for your story and the advice. Good luck to you in the New Year as well.

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I did something in the neighborhood of 12,000 in 2013. I didn't keep track very well and got rid of my computer about halfway through the year.

No idea what my hours spent or elevation was, but overall average speed was somewhere in the 17-19 mph range. As you all know, Florida is pretty dang flat. I did take one 4-day trip up to north Georgia for a brief foray into mountain riding.

Looking to do 15,000+ this year.
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Officially, 1874 miles. Unofficially a shade over 1900 miles. Just 4 months of riding which isn't too bad.

I had surgery in February and was not cleared to ride until September. The first ride I couldn't go more than 3 miles. Now do 200 miles a week
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Originally Posted by on the path
Your move to Florida makes sense, for you. I'm thinking about the southwest, Tucson in particular. I've grown fond of climbing and I've realized the increase in my cycling ability from climbing more and regularly. I wouldn't rule out Florida. I was there recently and it's just so flat.

Except for traveling, I've been in the northeast all of my life. I used to ski, downhill and x-country, but that no longer interests me. If I'm going to spend time in the mountains I'd rather be hiking, maybe even canyoneering (I've done that in the past). I've really come to dread the winter weather.

I'm planning a trip to Tucson. Yes, I expect to be there at least 2 weeks. I'll be riding, looking for work, and generally exploring the area. I've traveled in the west and the southwest, always enjoyed the magnificence of the desert and the breathtaking scenery.

Thanks for your story and the advice. Good luck to you in the New Year as well.

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Arizona is one of the places I traveled to quite a bit a few years ago. The geology is pretty amazing. A work associate...fellow engineer was actually killed in Arizona on a mountain bike when I was there. He was a fantastic guy...and brilliant and loved life. No place I have ever been to has it all. So it is what works best most of the time. Michigan for example is just fricking cold. Too close to Canada with due respect to our Canadian friends on the 41. I have spent a lot of time in Canada too and its a nice place with very friendly people but too cold for this old boy.
Florida has its humidity and in the summer it can be quite oppressive. Arizona feels like an oven in the summer. Paint bakes right off the cars in the parking lot. I have gotten off the airplane in 112 degrees and if feels like another world. But many times of the year Arizona is perfect including Flagstaff for a change in scene and yes elevation which we as cyclists like to be challenged by.
Allure for me in Florida is the gulf. I like the water and grew up swimming. You can even surf the waves in the gulf when the waves are high which they get to be time to time. Arizona doesn't have the water but the geology is amazing.
Life is short. Follow your dream, you can always go back home.
PS: my brother and wife just moved to California and they are loving it. This is when everybody else is leaving Cal because of the high taxes and cost of living. A bit too expensive for me, but if you can get the right job out there, still one of the best places to live if you like the outdoors.

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4,444.9 miles - almost double what I rode last year
283 hours
221,785 vertical feet of climbing
160 rides
Longest ride: 118.8 miles
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Age 81.
Just a tad over 5,000 miles between our tandem and my racing bike.
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Originally Posted by zonatandem
Age 81.
Just a tad over 5,000 miles between our tandem and my racing bike.
Whoa..
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