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Old 03-05-21, 09:03 PM
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How many miles? I have no idea.

I read many threads in this forum where people talk about how many miles they get out of their bikes. Or how many miles they rode in a year.

I have only the faintest notion how many miles I ride in a year. If I guessed 2K it could be anywhere from 1K to 4K. And I don't keep track of how much I ride which different bike (it changes all the time). So I haven't the slightest clue how many miles are on any of my bikes.
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I am only interested in two rides.
The one I am on and the one that is next.
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Old 03-05-21, 09:10 PM
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Get a bike computer and it does all the work.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Get a bike computer and it does all the work.
I would if I cared enough.
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I would if I cared enough.
cared enough to start a thread about it
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Old 03-05-21, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by walnutz View Post
cared enough to start a thread about it
Doesnít work like that.
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I was in a Large Club that kept Track of Miles.
If one could ride a 100 a mile day in each Month of the year you would get a 100 Mile Jersey

Got Three of Them.
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Fair enough. There are plenty of mileage threads. Seems right posters try to equal the amount of those threads with I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY MILES I HAVE threads.


FTR, way back when Bike journal was the thing, I could keep track of each bike's mileage for the year. Now it is Strava that will keep track of the each bike's mileage if you list the bike on rides. Easy enough.
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WTF. Google sends me a monthly report, why it started I don't know.
So anyway, it tells me more or less all the places I went. How many miles with the car, bikes and walking.
I haven't figured out how accurate it is. I sure as hell wouldn't leave home without a speedometer on my bikes.
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I think this is rather cool. Garmin Connect tracking mileage and showing graphs and trends in the reports section. How one does not find this to be entertaining of their own mileage, puzzles me.



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a lot of cyclists care about logging miles whether due to personal fitness, wear and tear on components/replacement frame or simply how one tire compares regarding
durability vs another. to each their own. if you don't care about logging miles or performance or maintenance, you're beyond the minutiae and more power to you.

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I would if I cared enough.
So you started a thread about apathy? Must be a sub category for that.​​​​​​
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I would if I cared enough.

Not caring about what was accomplished on a ride other than having enjoyed the ride (hopefully) is great. If one's goal is to get out and ride a ride, I think that is pure bliss. Not for mileage, not for elevation, not for speed, not for time spent on the saddle or standing, not for more than someone else did or what one's self had previously done.


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As for myself at age 70 I have every intension to ride my age in miles and/or more when I "KIT-Up."
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Is this thread about not knowing yearly miles, journaling, or about not knowing a current rideís mileage as it is being ridden? Those are 2 very different things.

Iíve used a bike computer for decades so I know the number of miles I have ridden today, along with avg speed, etc. but I donít keep a journal. The closet thing was writing daily mileage on a wall calendar for a few years way back in the 80ís. But I abandon that by the time 1990 rolled around.

I donít have any problems with people keeping weekly/monthly/yearly track; it might be interesting. It is not something I do. And Iíve never thought of doing it with any other sport or activity. If someone skates, do they keep track of yearly stairs and grinds, or yearly waves caught surfing, tennis aces, guitar notes played, etc. Although golf is probably one where journaling, carrying a handicap, has value.

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Quantifying an experience has a tendency to become more important than the experience itself.
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I don't care how many miles I ride, I don't care how many miles you ride, and I am going to tell you about it.
Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Is this thread about not knowing yearly miles, journaling, or about not knowing a current rideís mileage as it is being ridden? Those are 2 very different things.

Iíve used a bike computer for decades so I know the number of miles I have ridden today, along with avg speed, etc. but I donít keep a journal. The closet thing was writing daily mileage on a wall calendar for a few years way back in the 80ís. But I abandon that by the time 1990 rolled around.

I donít have any problems with people keeping weekly/monthly/yearly track; it might be interesting. It is not something I do. And Iíve never thought of doing it with any other sport or activity. If someone skates, do they keep track of yearly stairs and grinds, or yearly waves caught surfing, tennis aces, guitar notes played, etc. Although golf is probably one where journaling, carrying a handicap, has value.

John
That is a good distinction. I never really thought about it that way. I am a pretty meticulous planner, tracker, and data collector for individual rides, but I don't keep track of my own mileage.
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So you started a thread about apathy? Must be a sub category for that.​​​​​​
Hey, there are entire websites for Atheists.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I was in a Large Club that kept Track of Miles.
If one could ride a 100 a mile day in each Month of the year you would get a 100 Mile Jersey

Got Three of Them.
I guess she did not make it.
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I guess she did not make it.
She made the 100 riding for her Diabetic Dad.
It was The First Time she ever rode a 100 Miles.
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That is a good distinction. I never really thought about it that way. I am a pretty meticulous planner, tracker, and data collector for individual rides, but I don't keep track of my own mileage.
I recently got an Apple Watch with elevation. I’ve always wondered about elevation gains on rides/sections of rides. I’ve kept a record of the elevation on typical rides with climbing or mtb trails. It is not extensive, and more of just interest.

I have an idea of my avg speed range. I don’t record it, but I know if I had a stronger or weaker day. It is funny that there are rides when I feel like cutting it short and I end up going longer at a good pace. That does encourage me at times when I start out feeling pretty feeble on other rides.

Bit like you, my yearly mileage is just a guess. I’m thankful for just being out there turning the peddles.

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She made the 100 riding for her Diabetic Dad.
No jersey for that?

You should have given her yours.
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No jersey for that?

You should have given her yours.
You're quite the half empty guy.
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