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It's Time! The Annual Mileage (and/or Pissing Contest) Thread

Old 12-30-20, 06:25 AM
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Ill be just a tad over 3300 by the end of the year, which is 1700 short of my goal. Work really got in the way this year
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Old 12-30-20, 06:50 AM
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Strava says 8482.6. Had a maybe another 100 in missed recordings and Ill do a couple more rides before the new year.
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6,476.4 outdoor miles for 2020.
My best year in about 20 years.5,909 on my Bianchi and 567 on my Cannondale (not really) Quick.
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Old 12-30-20, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Ill be just a tad over 3300 by the end of the year, which is 1700 short of my goal. Work really got in the way this year
Two days left :-)

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Old 12-30-20, 10:39 AM
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Over 2125 total miles this year. 2k was goal and last year around 1600. Not sure what goal for next year yet....
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Old 12-30-20, 10:40 AM
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Not sure what goal for next year yet....
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Old 12-30-20, 01:46 PM
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820 miles. Paltry, but my highest ever.
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Only 1750 due to a cold went spring, and the stupid virus shutting down all the restrooms in the parks.
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Old 12-30-20, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Only 1750 due to a cold went spring, and the stupid virus shutting down all the restrooms in the parks.
What are these things you call "restrooms"? I just look for a nice tree.

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Old 12-30-20, 05:07 PM
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What these things you call "restrooms"? I just look for a nice tree.
My thoughts too, but maybe there is more to this?
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
What are these things you call "restrooms"? I just look for a nice tree.
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My thoughts too, but maybe there is more to this?
Yeah, I considered that. But you gotta deal with that particular bit of business before heading out on a long ride.
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Old 12-30-20, 05:44 PM
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Mileage is a horrible metric. I’ll finish the year around 4200 miles. First part of the year, in Florida, I was on a pace over 7500. With the pandemic and remote work, we decamped to Western NC.

So shorter road rides with lots of climbing and gravel rides and more mountain biking, and some trainer time when it was too cold to ride outside with my thinned fl blood. Same time and effort in Florida and my mileage would be much higher.

Time and intensity are much better metrics
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Mileage is a horrible metric. Ill finish the year around 4200 miles. First part of the year, in Florida, I was on a pace over 7500. With the pandemic and remote work, we decamped to Western NC.

So shorter road rides with lots of climbing and gravel rides and more mountain biking, and some trainer time when it was too cold to ride outside with my thinned fl blood. Same time and effort in Florida and my mileage would be much higher.

Time and intensity are much better metrics
Got a power meter? Whats your TSS for the year?
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Old 12-30-20, 06:04 PM
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The year isn't over yet.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Time and intensity are much better metrics
My rides are very intense.
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Old 12-30-20, 08:13 PM
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Got a power meter? What’s your TSS for the year?
I do have several power meters, on different bikes. And when I was competing I could tell you that number. Now I pretty much don’t care.

I’m pretty sure though my TSS from long mileage rides on flats in Florida is not higher than from shorter miles with more climbing in NC
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Old 12-30-20, 09:06 PM
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Per Strava 8004 outside pavement miles.
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Old 12-31-20, 12:35 AM
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1540 miles. Started riding again in mid may after my deployment and kept a steady pace until November and December when work finally caught up and only allowed a couple rides over a seven week period. Hopefully I can get closer to 4000 next year.
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Old 12-31-20, 10:58 AM
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Finished with 10,857 miles and a little over 625,000 feet of climbing, my best year ever, but then I had a lot of free time this year.........and I turned 70 in September so not a bad year for an old man!
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Old 12-31-20, 11:02 AM
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I like Veloviewer's year-end detail, but posting a huge picture celebrating me seems a bit obnoxious. So plain old Strava screen grab.


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Old 12-31-20, 12:56 PM
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Finished with 10,857 miles and a little over 625,000 feet of climbing, my best year ever, but then I had a lot of free time this year.........and I turned 70 in September so not a bad year for an old man!
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Old 12-31-20, 01:39 PM
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20 mile ride this morning for 8000 miles in 2020, all outdoors and not more than 100 miles off road/mup.
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Old 12-31-20, 06:29 PM
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Mileage is a horrible metric. ...[snip]... Time and intensity are much better metrics
Time and intensity are only better metrics if you're trying to measure, well, time and intensity. Or work. They suck as metrics for distance though. Mileage is a much better metric for measuring distance.
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Old 12-31-20, 06:33 PM
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6,001 miles for calendar 2019. That's actually the fewest annual miles I've ridden since 2013 (when I was off the bike for 6 weeks with a bunch of broken ribs) and the second fewest in over a decade.
Aw jeez, careful what you wish for, right? or, hindsight is 20/20. Some stupid aphorism. Yeah, I wrote ^^^that last year...not knowing that 2020 would be The Year Of The Plague. No group rides meant no really long rides this past year, and so I only wound up with 5,426 total miles for 2020. So now that's the fewest annual miles I've ridden since I started tallying annual miles. (Not counting that first year when I only started keeping track in June.)

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Old 12-31-20, 06:50 PM
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9989 miles. I probably have well over 10k miles this year, but I got careless with recharging the garmin.

These are my slowest 10k miles though, but about 2700 of those miles are dirty(mountain bike) miles.
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