Typical annual Mileage??

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  1. musher

    musher New Member

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    Why , would you want to take a week off:confused: ,Musher
     


  2. flapsupcleanup

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    Actually, I was more thinking about when you have to take a week off....or a few days. Weather, family, travel, illness, whatever. Maybe a better way to look at it is 14K per year is about 40 miles per day average. Sooooo, any day you dont ride, you have to ride 80 the next day to make up....etc, etc.

    I'm still impressed :D
     
  3. cuervo

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    About 10,500; about Cat III (in México the categories are different), about 40 years old :D
     
  4. drmrd

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    I just started cycling a week ago. last week I put on 165 miles. this week im shooting for 260. I just have the problem that cycling is really boring to me. Not as boring as running though. But I still find it hard to stay interested for 3 or so hours.
     
  5. snaps10

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    that means your doing it wrong :D . seriously, i can honestly say that i have never, ever, been bored on a bicycle. even while watching montel on my rollers, i still am entertained. btw, unless youre some star endurance athlete, jumping from 165 to 260 in your second week of cycling is going to be huge. usually increase by 10% weekly.

    2900 miles ytd. plus probably 150 hrs on rollers. just getting back into cycling after a 5 yr hiatus.
     
  6. toegnix

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    2006: 9,500 to 10,000 miles.
    2005: 8557 miles
    2004: 7273 miles
    2003: 6419 miles
    2002: 3672 miles

    2006: I raced most of the year as a Cat. 2 but upgraded a few weeks to Cat. 1. It's all pretty much the same, though, as most events are Pro/1/2 around here.

    2005: I raced the entire year as a Cat. 2.

    2004: I raced the early part of the year as a Cat. 3, then upgraded to Cat. 2.

    2003: I raced the entire year as a Cat. 3.

    2002: After almost six years of not racing, I returned to racing as a Cat. 3.

    Two notes:

    1. You can see my mileage increased as I began to upgrade. Training helps racing. However, it's not always mileage, but quality of training. I bet I could get better results without as many miles.

    2. Most of the miles come in the off-season, November through February, when it's about building a base and going on long, steady rides. During the season, the miles are less but the intensity picks up.

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  7. Bigbananabike

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    About 6 - 7 000 kilometres a year. Racer, B/C grade. I should do more but two little boys( 8 months and 2 years 7 months) mean it won't happen for a while.

    Also the racing season is in the winter here - so very hard to motivate myself to do more kms at this time of year.
     
  8. buckybux

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    I ride about 6,000 miles a year. Recreational and 51 years old.
     
  9. sparkywowo

    sparkywowo New Member

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    5500 miles per year, 42 and recreational.
     
  10. musher

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    Ok , i forgot to say that a good part of the 14,400 miles are Mountain miles , has i live in "Cascades mountains":cool: ,Musher
     
  11. tyler1212

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    Between 3500 - 4500 miles
     
  12. BullGod

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    about 8,000 miles.

    Cat 1, Netherlands.

    Since April 75% of that mileage has been racing.

    When I was "recreational" or "preparing to start racing" I used to ride 3x as much as I do now and was about 10x worse. I know it's a cliche, but it isn't quantity, it's quality. I know elites who train less than 12 hours a week. If you only do 2 hr crits and the occasional 4 hour RR putting in 20 hour weeks is actually detrimental to performance. That's what you'd do if you were building up for the Tour...train for what you have to do, not what the pros have to do.

    I think (having made this mistake myself) that too many novices and recreational riders equate training duration with improvement. Not always so - it's intensity and frequency of intensity that make a difference, and the best training you can do is racing. Riding hours and hours alone is very unproductive. 90 minutes of sprint intervals beats 72 miles in 4 hours anytime.

    When it comes to racing it isn't really about how far you can ride, but how fast you can ride. I learned the hard way that just because you can average 34km/h for 4 hours on your own in the wind doesn't mean you'll survive a 120km RR. If you've never trained for the intensity of biting on the bars at >50km/h for way longer than is comfortable, then sprinting again before you've even thought about getting your breath back - you'll be dropped very quickly.
     
  13. Fritodog

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    Honestly dont know. Just invested in a pair of Cat Eye computers for
    my bikes. Wen't through a thorough double and triple check to ensure
    accuracy. Thought I was doing about 50miles/week, turned out to be
    200. I have lived in 8 states, rode in all of them, and settled in what has
    to be the worst (Chicago). Will be 56 in a few months, and got back to
    cycling for health, now it's pleasure. I have a remanufactured hip, arm,
    thigh and ankle. Can't walk in a straight line but on my bike all is equal.
    I am highly impressed by the averages posted on this thread.
    I have 4 year old car in the garage that only has 6500 miles avg per
    year on it!
     
  14. NM87710

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    ~12K training and 2K race miles, 40+ Cat2
     
  15. Bobby Lex

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    1st year racer (Cat. 5, upgrading to 4 in 3 weeks). On pace for 7500 miles.

    Past 4 years as a "fast recreational rider", about 5500 miles per year.
     
  16. Bobby Lex

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    You won't last 2 months at this sport.

    Bob
     
  17. BtonRider

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  18. BtonRider

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    Your mileage increase sounds like a recipe for injury. Speaking as someone who's gone through the pain of overtraining and overuse injuries, take it easy or you'll just hurt yourself.

    If you're bored with it, try riding with a local club. It makes it more of a social event. Or if you ride with a fast group you'll be surprised at how diverting the constant attacks and tactics will make it.
     
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