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How much do you bike per year?
#1
Does not matter if it's training or commuting, or touring. Some people bike every day back and forth to work & can gather easy 100+ miles on weekly basis, which makes more than 5000 miles per year. How much do you ride?
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#2
(08-29-2019, 05:47 PM)Nikko Wrote:  Does not matter if it's training or commuting, or touring. Some people bike every day back and forth to work & can gather easy 100+ miles on weekly basis, which makes more than 5000 miles per year. How much do you ride?
Back in my prime (which my leaf has turned). I would average roughly 60 miles a day at least 4 or 5 days a week plus work 8 hr days for apprx. 40 weeks of the year. that would put me in the over 10,000 mile yr range of just commuting and riding for fun. never really thought much about it til I read this post asking. it is just the way it was for me anyways. No comparison today but can still get around the block better than the average person I suppose. My work commute was 15 miles each way, work 8hrs or so and lay down an extra 20 miles in the evening. Just a normal week, never thought much of it.
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#3
I am aiming for 2'500 miles (4'000km) for the second half of this year (six months) with commuting every day and doing weekend ride. On a road bike. Should consider myself as a beginner.
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#4
(08-29-2019, 05:47 PM)Nikko Wrote:  Does not matter if it's training or commuting, or touring. Some people bike every day back and forth to work & can gather easy 100+ miles on weekly basis, which makes more than 5000 miles per year. How much do you ride?
My fat bike, at nearly 3 years old, has 6,000 miles on it. My hybrid, at 2 years old, has 3,600 miles on it. Both bikes have accurately calibrated bike computers.

I'm retired so I ride every day, but only short distances in our Florida summers. I ride longer rides during our winter months. Happy to be riding at my age, 73.
If I knew how to ride a bike properly, I'd do it every time.
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#5
I don't keep track, but must be hundreds of miles each month, since I am always riding my bicycle every day for everything.
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#6
Used to bike more when I was a student (commutes to uni, work on bicycle etc.), but now it's more about "how many kilometers of incline?". Different type of biking in the mountains, but I certainly enjoy it after living my whole life on flat lands.
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#7
I don't really keep track but I would estimate 2000 ish. Some commuting and many joy rides.
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Cervelo S5
Cannondale F29 1 alloy Lefty
Trek X-01 Crossbike
2017 Trek Farley 7
71 Ral Professional
72 Ral International
73 Ral Grand Sports
73 Ral Competition
74 Ral Super course
74 Ral Granprix
74 Paramount
2017 Trek Domane SLR 6

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#8
(09-06-2019, 12:22 PM)fishboy316 Wrote:  I don't really keep track but I would estimate 2000 ish. Some commuting and many joy rides.

Which one of all your bikes (listed) gets the most miles?
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#9
i didnt measured the track but estimatly 1000+ miles per year..
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#10
I ussed to bike more but this year it will be around 1200 miles or 2000 kilometers but that is an educated guess. Time to get bike computer Big Grin
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#11
On my way to reach 1450-1500 miles this year.. primarily commuting
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#12
in 2020 biked >800 miles. it used to be 2000 - 10000 (yes yes it happened once) few years ago, but then work moved much closer to home and there is less time for joy rides (I like @fishboy316 wording) these days with family life.
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#13
I think I'd be riding more if I wasn't "fiddling around" building up old frames. I used to ride to school and for work commuting, but I rode like I was racing; no "smelling the roses" along the way. I found out I was in better condition from commuting than my friend when we raced as a team and I had to drop him in the early stages. Now between test rides I get out for 15 to 30 mile rides (always hard and fast, for me) on a regular, but not daily basis; so about 60 miles a week/3000 a year. Trying to get back into shape enough to do age group time trials, obviously I need to be in the saddle a lot more!
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Jesper

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#14
8,005 miles last year. Had a lot of doctor appointments and more than usual rainy/thunderstorm days. The three years prior were all 10,000 plus years.
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#15
(09-08-2019, 06:45 PM)Nikko Wrote:  
(09-06-2019, 12:22 PM)fishboy316 Wrote:  I don't really keep track but I would estimate 2000 ish. Some commuting and many joy rides.

Which one of all your bikes (listed) gets the most miles?

I would say tossup between the Farley and the Domane. I ride the Farley more often and ride the Domane longer distances. Really love the Farley.

After further review I don't have the Domane listed. Of the bikes listed I would say 73 Grand Sports would be the road bike of the most miles. Gotta revise the profile.
Nobody ever said "I wish I would have gotten less of a bike!"

Cervelo S5
Cannondale F29 1 alloy Lefty
Trek X-01 Crossbike
2017 Trek Farley 7
71 Ral Professional
72 Ral International
73 Ral Grand Sports
73 Ral Competition
74 Ral Super course
74 Ral Granprix
74 Paramount
2017 Trek Domane SLR 6

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#16
Impressive numbers, people!
I'd call myself a "streaky cyclist". Similar to some NBA players, Hardaway Jr. for instance hehe. There can be two 400 mile months, followed by three 100-milers. In 2019, close to 2500 miles covered with gravel, road, commute and family fun rides.
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#17
Not enough!! Big Grin That is my answer.
I do not have a bike computer or any tracking app. But I have been in dilemma - to get one or not.
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#18
I am trying to get back into shape after some injuries (back, hip, knee, etc.). I just want to be able to go 20 mph for one hour straight. So building a "modern" bike to help. Right now I can only go 16 mph for an hour, but riding 20 or more miles 2 times a week; needing to get to 100 miles per week and I think I will be okay if the body holds together. I'd be riding in the "masters" age category.
"We do not run out of time; Time runs out of us"
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#19
Hi,

I at least do 5 miles on my commute a day alone. So that's at least 1305 miles a year!
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#20
I have so far done a bit over 3000 km or about 100km per week. Next year i plan to build on this.
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