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Old 02-04-15, 05:46 PM
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I used bike journals when I first started commuting, it was gratifying to see the totals go up when I got to work and made another entry. After a few years commuting I don't care anymore, I have some yearly averages that let me know enough about my maintenance schedule. So I can see having a component list.
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I'd like to have one of those scales.
Ha. I didn't even realize that there was scale in one of the pics. Near 20lbs isn't all that impressive for a road bike though, that is, if you are weight weenie.
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Old 02-04-15, 07:08 PM
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Ha. I didn't even realize that there was scale in one of the pics. Near 20lbs isn't all that impressive for a road bike though, that is, if you are weight weenie.
Maybe his seat bag is full of something heavy. He didn't catalog the contents for us.
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Maybe his seat bag is full of something heavy. He didn't catalog the contents for us.
It's still early in the thread.

OP, we're just funning you. No malice intended.
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Old 02-05-15, 05:20 AM
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For a geared alloy bike I would say anything under 20 is pretty darn good
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Old 02-05-15, 06:41 AM
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I used bike journals when I first started commuting, it was gratifying to see the totals go up when I got to work and made another entry. After a few years commuting I don't care anymore, I have some yearly averages that let me know enough about my maintenance schedule. So I can see having a component list.
+1 I too agree that it is motivating after a ride to plug in those miles, especially since I follow a published 10-week century training schedule with daily mileage quotas. I use a self-made Excel spreadsheet, and the accompanying graphs provide a visual encouragement.

I posted to this thread “did you track your miles in 2014?”

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For me, mileage is motivating; at least ten miles to qualify as a "ride"; at least 40 miles for a "long ride." I've occasionally thought that those who disdain cycle computers, are like those who claim, "I'm not religious, but I am spiritual."
PS (to the OP and others): See, and perhaps post to this thread, "Describe Your Commute", using the template provided.

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Daily posting in the How was your commute today thread and weekly posting in the mileage thread is a motivator for me. And more community oriented. Just knowing that there are a couple dozen of you out there that just can't wait to see what the temperature was for me today and if anything exciting happened or not make me want to ride.
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Sheesh, set up a livejournal or pengu account or something if you want a private journal.

Or, you know, just write it down on a piece of paper? Spreadsheet?

This seems like the equivalent of spray painting it on the wall of a public building to keep track of something that only you care about.
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Sheesh, set up a livejournal or pengu account or something if you want a private journal.

Or, you know, just write it down on a piece of paper? Spreadsheet?

This seems like the equivalent of spray painting it on the wall of a public building to keep track of something that only you care about.
^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

There is already a thread for this purpose. I'm terribly sorry that you will have to share it, but that's life---love it or end it, just leave me out of yours.

When I opened BF there were thirty-eight people viewing the commuting section. What is this coming to? Will the first step in the commuting forum be to scroll down to the third page in order to get past individual threads from people who are not smart enough to set up an Excel worksheet in their own computer.

YOU HAVEN'T EVEN BOTHERED TO SPEND THE WHOLE LESS THAN A NICKEL A DAY THAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUPPORTING MEMBER.

MODS.................
AT LEAST MAKE IT A REQUIREMENT THAT FORM MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A PERSONAL SECTION
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My feeling is also that there is no place in the commuting forum for a personal diary. But if that's the way it's going to be...

Today they replaced my metal keyboard tray with a wooden one. I was getting a static electric shock when I touched the metal one that was somehow lifting the handset on my phone, 4 feet away. Very weird.

Stay tuned for some more really interesting stuff I have to post!!!
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Old 02-05-15, 09:13 AM
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There, that's better than "How far I rode today"---Hell, we all do that.

I'm glad that maintenance was able to find a solution to your "shocking" problem.

Keep us up to date on how it works out.
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Old 02-07-15, 12:37 PM
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rode today, Saturday 2/7/2015, weather had a high 58*F and low 39*F. Went to Harris Teeter at 1​8​0​0​ ​M​a​r​t​i​n​ ​L​u​t​h​e​r​ ​K​i​n​g​ ​J​r​ ​B​l​v​d​,​ ​C​h​a​p​e​l​ ​H​i​l​l​,​ ​N​C​ ​2​7​5​1​4​-​7​4​1​5​ ​U​S. 25 miles round trip starting from our house. Total miles so far = 45 miles
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
Sheesh, set up a livejournal or pengu account or something if you want a private journal.

Or, you know, just write it down on a piece of paper? Spreadsheet?

This seems like the equivalent of spray painting it on the wall of a public building to keep track of something that only you care about.
This discussion topic has trickled over on to the General Discussion Forum: ”Personal tracking threads”.
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Old 02-09-15, 07:14 AM
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2/8/2015, rode 22 miles to BP family fare at 6​2​8​ ​W​e​a​v​e​r​ ​D​a​i​r​y​ ​R​d​,​ ​C​h​a​p​e​l​ ​H​i​l​l​,​ ​N​C​ ​2​7​5​1​4​-​1​4​3​0​ ​U​S​

total miles so far = 67 miles
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rode today, 3/7/2015. weather highs of 56* and lows of 36*

from our house to t.j. maxx at
4600 Chapel Hill Blvd, Oak creek Village Shopping Center, Durham, NC 27707

20 miles round trip

total miles so far in 2015 = 87 miles
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bought my 3rd CAAD10 5 56cm. Gave the 2011 black to one of my younger brothers. I still have the 2013 Team Replica and the 2014 Jet Black. Took the '14 jet black on its maiden voyage today. Rides like a brand new bike should. Took some pictures, as is, weighing in at 19.40 lbs. When the time comes to replace parts, I may go the weight weenies route. I've got time to save up, as I suspect the current parts should last me a few years, depending on how much I ride. I also own several motorcycles that I ride when the weather is nice. But, those are other stories. On to the pictures.....





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3/15/2015, weather High 70* Low 43*

rode round trip, 22 miles to BP family fare at 6​2​8​ ​W​e​a​v​e​r​ ​D​a​i​r​y​ ​R​d​,​ ​C​h​a​p​e​l​ ​H​i​l​l​,​ ​N​C​ ​2​7​5​1​4​-​1​4​3​0​ ​U​S​

total miles so far in 2015 = 109 miles

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3/16/2015, weather High 68* Low 48*

rode round trip, 22 miles to BP family fare at 6​2​8​ ​W​e​a​v​e​r​ ​D​a​i​r​y​ ​R​d​,​ ​C​h​a​p​e​l​ ​H​i​l​l​,​ ​N​C​ ​2​7​5​1​4​-​1​4​3​0​ ​U​S​

total miles so far in 2015 = 131 miles
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bought a KK 2.0 Road Machine 2/14/2015, arrived 2/23/2015

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placed it on my '13 Team Replica caad10 56cm

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bought a '11 TREK 2.1 alpha gloss platinum/white/carrera blue today, 3/21/2015

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here are better pictures of the '11 TREK 2.1 Alpha





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3/22/2015, weather High 66* Low 45*

rode round trip, 22 miles to BP family fare at 6​2​8​ ​W​e​a​v​e​r​ ​D​a​i​r​y​ ​R​d​,​ ​C​h​a​p​e​l​ ​H​i​l​l​,​ ​N​C​ ​2​7​5​1​4​-​1​4​3​0​ ​U​S​

total miles so far in 2015 = 153 miles




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3/23/2015, weather High 56* Low 38*

rode round trip, 22 miles to BP family fare at 6​2​8​ ​W​e​a​v​e​r​ ​D​a​i​r​y​ ​R​d​,​ ​C​h​a​p​e​l​ ​H​i​l​l​,​ ​N​C​ ​2​7​5​1​4​-​1​4​3​0​ ​U​S​

total miles so far in 2015 = 175 miles





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