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How long you been riding 200+ mi/year?

Old 02-22-18, 08:37 PM
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I think I’m about 3100 per year since ‘89. Had a few years with prostate and other medical issues that saw me down below 2000. One year at 750 was seriously sick.

Hoping for 4,000 this year.
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Old 02-22-18, 09:00 PM
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I rode a bike all through childhood until I could drive at 16. The mountain biking craze hit so in 1995 I purchased a Gary Fisher mountain bike and got hooked. Today I have several bikes from a road racer to a fatbike. I mostly gravel grind and ride rails to trails. 6,123 in 2017 other years I never kept track but I was riding a lot.
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Old 02-22-18, 09:47 PM
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I started tracking my mileage in May of 2013. My mileage gradually increased to my current 130 or so miles per week. I ride almost every day of the year, but I don't ride huge miles at a time. The most I have traveled on a ride is 28 miles.
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Old 02-23-18, 12:39 PM
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I started when I was in college and very busy with school and a full time office job. I started biking to work some recreation into a busy schedule and just kept doing it. I took up touring occasionally on week long trips and have expanded over the years. I don't keep track of mileage but I drive my car less than 2K miles per year, if that tells you anything.


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Old 02-23-18, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
These are my annual totals between 1990 and 2017 ... yes, I've logged ever ride since April 29, 1990 ... Anyway, the first number is the total for 1990, the second is 1991, and so on.
Just for fun, FIFY:
1200 1395 1644 3090 3504 2612 1643 5471 7445 9432 8910 8960 8513 11725 14588 10401 7535 7255 6918 2887 6817 8007 4819 2662 2749 3706 5761 6365 = 166013 Total KM
Wish I were there, at the end of Summer. Cheers!

For me, I haven't kept a log. Probably 45 years accumulated around 45-55 K miles. It's in the journey, really.
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Old 02-24-18, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by CrankyFranky View Post
Just for fun, FIFY:
1200 1395 1644 3090 3504 2612 1643 5471 7445 9432 8910 8960 8513 11725 14588 10401 7535 7255 6918 2887 6817 8007 4819 2662 2749 3706 5761 6365 = 166013 Total KM
Wish I were there, at the end of Summer. Cheers!

For me, I haven't kept a log. Probably 45 years accumulated around 45-55 K miles. It's in the journey, really.
Yep! And I've done a bunch this year already too.

I was kind of excited when I reached the 100,000 mile point.

It's all good!
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Old 02-25-18, 02:58 PM
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Been doing 1000-2500 miles a year since 2005, last year was only 1000 hope for better this year!
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Old 02-25-18, 09:06 PM
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I honestly don't know. I've only been tracking my mileage since 2006.
But for the ~40 years prior to that that I rode a bike I didn't even have an odometer, nor pay attention to distances much.
The only exceptions I can recall were the time in 1980 that my girlfriend and I cycled from Boston to Plymouth, which I recall was around 40 miles, a distance I was totally unprepared for...and then in 1995 when my (different) girlfriend insisted that a 35 mile ride was just an "easy walk in the park" and I got home and promptly fell asleep for the next 18 hours.
But 200 miles is nothing, I was probably riding 200 miles/year when I was 8 years old.
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Old 02-25-18, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I believe the OP meant 2000 miles per year. I also believe he can edit the thread title.
Or perhaps the question should be how long have you been riding 200 miles in a DAY?

I think I hit about 180 miles when I was about 20. Then 150+ again at about age 26.

Then a bit of a dry spell for 100+ mile rides.

About 3 or 4 years ago I hit 186 in a ride, and finally hit 200 miles last April.

Most of my rides are commutes, so distance is dependent on the destination. However, perhaps I'll try to hit a 200+ day every year for a while.
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Old 02-26-18, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Or perhaps the question should be how long have you been riding 200 miles in a DAY?
The first time I rode 200 miles in a day was in 2001.

Some of my 300Ks have been 200 miles, others have been just shy of it, but my first 300K was indeed also 200 miles. It worked out to 323 km.


Distance | Number of Rides

300K -- 20
400K -- 13
600K ---- 7
1000K -- 1
1200K -- 4

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Old 02-26-18, 02:25 AM
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I think the last year I didn't ride at least 2000 miles was 1967, the year before I bought my first used 10-speed. I've been lucky enough to live in some nice places to ride, though I did make my own luck a time or two.
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Old 02-27-18, 08:09 PM
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I did about 400 miles in 1985, gradually worked my way up to a peak of 4800, and for the past decade it's been about 3000 per year. So I guess the answer is 32 years going on 33 (since I plan on another 3000 this year.)
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Old 03-05-18, 12:07 PM
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I started late. A bit under 4 years ago; started commuting to work by bike. At the time it was 7mi each way, I quickly built up to doing that pretty much daily (and with side trips, it was often 20+miles). These days, it's M-Th 13mi each way (without side trips). So I was over 50 when I started ....
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Old 03-07-18, 07:08 PM
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Probably 1999. Bought my first "real" bike then and started bike commuting then.
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Old 03-09-18, 07:44 AM
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63 years
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Old 03-09-18, 02:39 PM
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Rode my first Davis Double Century in 1977. Definitely did well over 2,000 miles that year and most years since, though I've never bothered counting.
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Old 03-10-18, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
These are my annual totals between 1990 and 2017 ... yes, I've logged ever ride since April 29, 1990 ...

TOTAL OUTSIDE KMS
1199.50844197
1395.10213863
1643.66227466
3089.72800799
3503.95673311
2612.31643823
1643.12797246
5471.23571224
7444.81994016
9431.65743762
8910.22658100
8959.97857000
8512.84442566
11725.48884753
14588.35762880
10401.23000000
7534.72680000
7254.88300000
6917.71000000
2887.00000000
6816.57000000
8006.59000000
4819.18000000
2661.54000000
2749.13000000
3706.26000000
5760.76000000
6365.00000000

Sorry about all the decimal places, that's how it comes in when I copy and paste from Excel. Anyway, the first number is the total for 1990, the second is 1991, and so on.
TOTAL= 166,012.591 KM = 103,155 miles - WOW
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Old 03-12-18, 10:52 PM
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I have no idea, I'm not even trying to keep track. I get to the store.

You're doing a lot better than I am.
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Old 03-12-18, 10:59 PM
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My first year, 11 years ago, was around 2000 miles, a couple of years later 5000 and it's been 5000 - 7500 per year since then. Like OP I wondered how I missed it all of those years before that.
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Old 03-30-18, 05:57 AM
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Since 2007. Before that, it was a while. I lived on a 10 speed in the early/mid '70s.
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Old 03-31-18, 06:20 PM
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I hadn't done any serious riding since 1966. I bought an Atala 10 speed in 1976, but only had a chance to ride now and then. In 2015, I was living in Abilene, Tx, and was part of a Hardin-Simmons Leadership Studies Bike Ride Across Texas BRAT). I bought a bike and did about 2500+ miles training for the ride. The ride was from the Gulf to Texline, about 900 miles. Unfortunately, my son's near fatal accident cut my participation at 400 miles. Since then, I have done about 2000 miles every year, but it might be something less than that this year.
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