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Old 02-20-18, 10:47 AM
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How long you been riding 200+ mi/year?

Starting Year 4 this year

I rode bikes casually for years but may have 500 miles in 20 years.

Retired, Doc says I need more exercise, (bones not handle running.) Sooo...at age 59 bought a 29er
in SoCal .
Started out 10 miles a day
Around golf course/ subdivision.
Ended up with 1200 mi in a couple months

I liked it, got similar bike in Alaska
Got 2000 miles thru summer.

Evolved to a hybrid
On my 4 th year of riding

Near 5000 miles per year now.
Loving it
Wonder how I missed out on 50 years of fun & how much better I could ride now if......
(I guess life got in the way)

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Old 02-20-18, 11:37 AM
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Got my first decent road bike in 1968 (Peugeot PX10) and have been riding every year since; far more than 200 miles per year. Greatest mileage year I can remember is 13,000 miles in '85. Just over 9,000 last year.

So . . . 50 years.

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Old 02-20-18, 11:40 AM
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I believe the OP meant 2000 miles per year. I also believe he can edit the thread title.
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Old 02-20-18, 11:48 AM
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And you cannot edit your own thread title.
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Old 02-20-18, 12:24 PM
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Cool .... 200 miles is a much lower bar .....
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Old 02-20-18, 12:33 PM
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I started keeping track of my mileage when I got my first road bike in Nov of 2010, although I didn't start riding it much until Jan 2011. Since then, I've tracked 57,719 miles, including today's ride. Last year was 11,456 miles.
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Old 02-20-18, 12:53 PM
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I'm close tp Rick@OCRR. UO-8 in 1967. A bike with sewups in '73. Raced 76-78 and put on 25,000 miles in that span. Never stopped riding though my 6 years of marriage curtailed it a lot. Now always more than 4000 miles despite some health and chronic injury issues and I've hit 7000 a few times. Had a little fun on a nice day in June two years ago. Went for two rides and "rolled the odometer" for both fix gear and multi-geared bikes for 200,000 lifetime total.

Next goal is modest and won't be much of a challenge. Hitting 50,000 for the Peter Mooney. It is so much fun to ride fix gear that it will just happen.

Edit: to answer the OP's question: over 200/year since probably 1965, easily '67. Over 2000/year since 1972.

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Old 02-20-18, 01:19 PM
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Old 02-20-18, 08:09 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.
Actually
the mileage isnít important
I have no idea how many miles I rode
Before I got into cycling. Mileage wasnít important, few neighborhood rides
Prob not 200 a year.
Now I get thousands.

Would have loved to done it in my performance years.
But having fun now, great exercise, meet good folks. I have 5 bikes I ride? (7 maybe)
Wife 1 , 5 bikes for grandkids .
Garage getting full

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WOW
Lot of experience out there.

Canít imagine going over 10,000 in one year.
Amazing

My bro-in-law was amazed I went over 1000 in 3 months
(He still works)

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Old 02-20-18, 08:22 PM
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Since 1981. Maybe earlier.
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Old 02-20-18, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Since 1981. Maybe earlier.
37+ years
Bet your rest heart rate is real low
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Originally Posted by bogydave View Post
37+ years
Bet your rest heart rate is real low
Nope.
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Old 02-21-18, 12:18 AM
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In the 1970s-early '80s I rode about 400-500 miles a month, mostly commuting and some longer weekend and group rides in Southern California. Ideal cycling climate. Then I returned to Texas and stopped riding until 2015.

I didn't record my 2015 rides. I was in such bad shape I rarely rode more than 3 miles at a time the first month. I'd guesstimate I rode maybe 300 miles in 2015.

In 2016 I began using Cyclemeter but didn't upload to Strava. Rode about 1,600 miles.

In 2017 I was just shy of 5,000 miles. Getting a road bike last summer -- my first in 30+ years -- motivated me to ride farther and more often.

My mileage is way down so far in 2018, partly due to a month-long bout with flu and other ailments, and misc life stuff. Maybe 200 miles a month so far. It'll pick up as the weather improves and my stamina returns.
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How long you been riding 200+ mi/year?

Sorry, but ... you mean 200+ mi/month, right?


But if you're seriously asking how long I've been riding 200+ miles per YEAR ...

I started cycling when I was 6. That was 44 years ago. I didn't keep track then, but I rode quite a bit, partly because both my parents were into cycling and we rode together, plus I commuted to school by bicycle, and of course, I cycled all over the neighbourhood.

Between about 17 and 23, I didn't ride much ... possibly something in the 200 miles/year range.

And then on April 29, 1990, when I was 23, I started cycling "seriously" again, and reached 1000 miles (1600 km) in 4 months ... and just continued from there. April 29, 2018 will be 28 years.

I talk in kilometres, of course so ...

I've averaged roughly 10,000 km many years with a big year of over 14,000 km. I've had a few low years in there with only 2000 or 3000 km, but most have quite a bit more.

I have worked (sometimes as many as 4 jobs at once) or have worked and attended further education at the same time most of those years.

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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.
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I have been going 4,000 miles a year for 8 years. I have records of all my trips on my computer for 4 years using Garmin.
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Old 02-21-18, 08:22 AM
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Since about 1983. Most was 12,000 in 1990.
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Started serious adult riding in April of 1982 and have logged over 220,800 miles (avg. 6,016 mi./year), first on paper and diaries and finally spreadsheets after 1990.
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Starting riding in '73 at age 23. Pretty sure I rode several hundred miles annually the first few years. Probably at least a thousand thereafter. Have tracked on spreadsheets since 2010 and they show 3500-4600 yearly for those years. More cycling miles than the average bear but much less than many cyclists.
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Old 02-22-18, 10:27 AM
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Now that I think about it, I've been riding > 200 mi a year for most of my life!




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Old 02-22-18, 03:24 PM
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I started keeping track in 2008 only have about 40000 since then about 4k average. I have run probably by now 80,000 miles keeping track since 1985. Down way less as age more of factor than cycling.
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Since about 1980 when I started riding with my two older sons. And since I retired, somewhere between 2000 and 2500 miles. Not too bad for a guy that is 79, and in the snow belt.
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Old 02-22-18, 05:33 PM
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IDK, other than on long bike tours I don't put a battery in my bike computer...

those were much more than 200 miles...
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Hard to say really...

I'm pretty sure I've been riding > 200 miles a year since I was about 10 or so. At least almost every year.

I've done bike commuting off and on for most of my adult life, but perhaps 50% by bike, and somewhere between 5 to 10 miles each way. Although that included mostly climbing a mountain in the late 90's.

Anyway, I think I had estimated in the past that my average annual mileage was somewhere between 1000 and 2000 miles. Give or take a bit.

Mileage has bumped up somewhat over the last couple of years, with about 5000 miles in 2016 and 6000 miles in 2017. I'm expecting 2018 to be 7000+ miles if I don't have any major injuries.
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