Cycling Mileage

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by mikebike, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. mikebike

    mikebike Florida Cyclist

    234
    8
    18
    7,180 Miles on the bicycle for 2009

    5,903 on the Tandem
    1,277 on the Mountain Bike

    --- I thank God for a year of Safe Travels.
     
  2. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

    4,311
    38
    48
    1,536 for me but I have only bin keeping count for the last 6 months, I don't think it is too bad for a 65 year old that only goes around the block most of the time , the block is 17 miles :D
     

  3. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

    453
    0
    0
    I don't record every mile but average about 300-350 mile a week for 35 weeks or so. Less mileage the other 17 weeks of winter. I'm not a stage racer and do not do 100-150 mile days. No need to. 50 miles per day is what I aim for in season unless I'm simply too beat. I do most of this mileage at 85% effort or better. I'm not an advocate of LSD.
     
  4. BlazingPedals

    BlazingPedals Member

    348
    1
    18
    My total was 3925, slightly short of my goal of 4000. Maintenance on the grounds and the herd cut into my riding time more than I liked.
     
  5. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

    657
    0
    0
    3,700 miles on the road bike, ???? on the MTB. I got the road bike the last week of February and didn't ride until March so I guess my total really only counts 10 months. I am proud of the number and expect it go up to 5,000+ in 2010.
     
  6. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

    2,475
    11
    38
    I have to gather all my various inputs but I think I'm right around 2200 for last year.
     
  7. stdu007

    stdu007 New Member

    104
    0
    0
    i do 3500 kilometer from mai to september (living in quebec) and working all week ... so it's not that bad ... but my father was made 14500 kilometer this summer (he is retired) so he have enough time to do some great cycling day arround 100 to 125 kilometer every day ... not bad for 68 years old man ...
     
  8. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

    453
    0
    0
    That's amazing for anyone. 60-70 miles a day is a bit much for me and I'm one third his age.
     
  9. mtndoc

    mtndoc New Member

    346
    0
    0
    4K and change for me, March to November, weekly mileage drops dramatically when daylight savings kicks in, wife won't let me ride in the dark. Hoping to pick it up a bit next year.

    Was wondering if riding on a trainer counts??? Way to many hours with bike hooked up to a Minoura!!!! Hack, what do you think of yours? I didn't have a clue when I got it and took me a while to figure it out.

    DrB
     
  10. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

    392
    1
    0
    Nowhere near what I was hoping to reach, thanks to uncooperative weather in my area and my unpredictable work schedule. Only a pitiful 360.47 miles total for this past season.
     
  11. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

    12,349
    650
    113
    I only got my new one on Thursday, and have been on it once. Trying to get it all hooked up to the PC so I can use my NetAthlon software. That should keep things interesting, and track my indoor mileage.
     
  12. hippiebikerchick

    hippiebikerchick New Member

    23
    0
    0
    My total of road bike and road hours for 2009 are 7500 miles and 550 hours. It's about one third more thanwhat I did last year but the southern tier from san diego to st augustine accounts for some of the extra, plus consistent 60 mile days with a ladies group ride. I have also put in about 150 hours and about 300 + miles indoors at the gym but I don't count that as road miles but fitness stats.

    hippie biker chick
     
  13. Oneway

    Oneway Boston Biker

    123
    0
    0
    6500 miles per year average: '07-6600, '08-8000, '09-5000. Health improved, new lights and optimism equates to a 7000 mile 2010.

    I don't include trainer miles. 1000 trainer miles in '10 would be a lot.
     
  14. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

    453
    0
    0
    Oneway, bent miles don't count.

    Where you been?
     
  15. hippiebikerchick

    hippiebikerchick New Member

    23
    0
    0
    bent miles, are you meaning return miles or is it some esoteric term a beginner doesn't understand?

    hbc
     
  16. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

    453
    0
    0
    Oneway rides a recumbent at times. Bent is shorthand for recumbent.

    We have a thing, me and Oneway.
     
  17. hippiebikerchick

    hippiebikerchick New Member

    23
    0
    0
    ah light dawns over marblehead. thanks

    hbc
     
  18. sekhem

    sekhem New Member

    1
    0
    0
    8,498 miles on a road bike
    - clearly I need a life -
     
  19. Oneway

    Oneway Boston Biker

    123
    0
    0
    The bent, my Oneway and I all gathered dust.

    Out and about but not to Marblehead. I've been downhill skiing, dabbled with business and dallied in tribal matters but very little pedaling. To qualify for this tread I resolve to ride my indoor trainer.

    Ian, Good to see you've been holding the fort. How've you been?

    It's a new year and another resolution is to avoid mischief......(at this point I pause, stand up, walk out on the porch, look at the sky, look down at my shoes, shove some snow towards the other shoe, shove it back, jam my hands in my pockets, go back inside, sit down and type).... "I dare you to dare me to pose a question about which frame type is faster on trainers"................that resolution didn't last long.
     
  20. IanHighfield

    IanHighfield New Member

    453
    0
    0
    A superb thread: What's faster on a trainer, diamond frame or recumbent?