How many miles?

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  1. NomadVW

    NomadVW New Member

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    I must be seriously screwed then. 11,479 miles through today for 2007.

    Time to check the powertaps for calibration, I guess?
     


  2. Shreklookalike

    Shreklookalike New Member

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    I'm a server in a Mexican restaurant and usually don't have to be to work until lunch. A few days each week I wake up at 4 a.m., have some coffee and toast, fill my bottles, check tire pressure, and roll out of the garage about 4:45. That gives me plenty of time to get some nice long rides in and still be to work on time.

    Watching the sun rise from the saddle of my bike several times a week is a wonderful experience. On Tues. & Thurs. mornings I ride with the local triathlon club (although I don't compete). Thirty miles is about the minimum length ride that I feel is worth going on. I typically ride 4 or 5 days per week. My longest ride so far was about 3 weeks ago when I rode solo from Roswell, NM to Elida, NM and back - 140 miles round trip.
     
  3. Shreklookalike

    Shreklookalike New Member

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    Great that you're back on the road. Although I was never diagnosed I was going through an extremely dark period. Sleeping late, watching way too many dvd's while ignoring household chores. I was living like a zombie for months. Then in February, after getting up to 204 pounds, it was either buy a new wardrobe, kill myself, or get back on the bike. I can't tell you how seriously I considered the second option.
     
  4. lisandom

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    yeah nomad, but aren't miles shorter in japan? i'm just kidding.
    12k?? what else you do in life?

    and shreklookalike, i would love to have the time to ride so much.
    i'm just jealous i guess.
    but i feel like my 900 miles so far this year is huge.
    it's all relative...
    glad you decided to keep riding.
     
  5. Shreklookalike

    Shreklookalike New Member

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    Thanks lisandom. I am pretty lucky I guess to have a job and climate that allow me to spend so much time in the saddle. Even at that I know that my riding is a bit on the obsessive side. I'm sure that I log more miles than anyone else in town. But this is pretty much my only hobby.

    I used to live in MA, so I know the riding season's a lot shorter in your neck of the woods. 900 miles is certainly respectable considering your climate and (assumably) tighter schedule.

    It's not quite as hot here as Kestral's domain, but I know what he means about May through August heat. That's another reason why I start so early in the morning.
     
  6. joule

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    2007: 8,200 miles (13,200 kms), 2006: 8,100 miles, 2005: 7,000 miles.



     
  7. coneofsilence

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    I just started road cycling in July and I ended up with 468 miles. So far this year I have ridden about 40 miles outside.
     
  9. Shreklookalike

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    Last year I rode 9,000 miles in 44 weeks. I don't plan on riding so obsessively this year. ;)
     
  10. crazyace

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    I rode 8,100 miles last year, and I have covered 1,460 so far this year, I took 2nd place in the VTTA(NM) B.A.R as well last year.:) presently training hard with a view to winning it this year. and I have a new bike to train on which should inspire me a little.:rolleyes:
     
  11. coneofsilence

    coneofsilence Member

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    1700km/1060 miles so far this year.

    I did a total of 3886km/2414miles last year.
     
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