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2022 Bar Tape Measuring Contest. (Mileage for the year)

Old 12-29-22, 04:59 PM
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2022 Bar Tape Measuring Contest. (Mileage for the year)

Share your mileage for the year, see how you compare. Letís find out who actually needs a life.


9,952 miles should be at 10,000 tomorrow which was the goal.

90 percent of that was outside for those who care.
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Do Zwift miles count?
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Do Zwift miles count?

I donít make the rules.
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6275- probably a wrap for the year.

1000 more than last year, 275 over goal
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8700 between commuting and tandem rides.
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Do Zwift miles count?
Miles are units of distance. Zwift miles count, but you need to use a tape measure to determine how much distance you moved your bike.
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I say up to 25 percent of your yearly mileage can be zwift.

In other news, 10,000 miles for the year officially completed. With a new born coming any second now, I imagine my miles next year will be 330. 2 road races and 3 crits.
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For the second year in a row, I have't differentiated Zwift and outdoor miles. I used to keep detailed spreadsheets about every ride, but somehow a couple of years ago I just stopped. Also, Zwift miles used to be a very small portion of my riding, whereas now I do a lot more. So now Strava keeps track for me.

So, including Zwift, 9500 miles

It doesn't feel like it was a big mileage year, and that's the Zwift distance/speed exaggeration effect.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I say up to 25 percent of your yearly mileage can be zwift.

In other news, 10,000 miles for the year officially completed. With a new born coming any second now, I imagine my miles next year will be 330. 2 road races and 3 crits.
No, its going to be 6. That's 24 rides that your wife approves, only for her to call when you are two blocks away and she wants you back home.
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No, its going to be 6. That's 24 rides that your wife approves, only for her to call when you are two blocks away and she wants you back home.

What lottery numbers should I pick?
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What lottery numbers should I pick?
You just need to give up.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Do Zwift miles count?
No, they do not.

Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Miles are units of distance.
Correct.

Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I say up to 25 percent of your yearly mileage can be zwift.
Unless your indoor bike actually moved some unit of distance, none of those Zwift rides count as "miles". Save them for when someone starts a yearend thread about How Many Hours Did You Sit On A Bike Saddle? or How Many Revolutions Did Your Rear Wheel Make?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Share your mileage for the year, see how you compare. Letís find out who actually needs a life.


9,952 miles should be at 10,000 tomorrow which was the goal.

90 percent of that was outside for those who care.

Without altitude gain, it is an incomplete metric.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Without altitude gain, it is an incomplete metric.

257,915 ft.
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lots of hamster wheel time, so not sure. a good chunk of outdoor time was spent road racing, track racing and training on my TT bike. those miles are pretty fast so maybe it was a decent amount
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
257,915 ft.
I had posted a "how much did you climb" thread a few days ago, and was told the same (or I guess the reciprocal).

Neither, by itself, tells the whole story.

[ 288,860 ft for me, but only 3000 miles, fwiw].
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
No, they do not.



Correct.



Unless your indoor bike actually moved some unit of distance, none of those Zwift rides count as "miles". Save them for when someone starts a yearend thread about How Many Hours Did You Sit On A Bike Saddle? or How Many Revolutions Did Your Rear Wheel Make?
Miles outside are as meaningless as miles on a trainer.
One person can ride 20mi with 200' of climb while another person rides 15mi with 1200' of climb.
Meanwhile, I could ride 20mi on zwift with 2000' of climb.

It's absurd to say someone rode 20mi outside and I didn't ride 20mi inside, especially given the difference in climb effort.

Outside miles are valuable just because they are outside. There are a yuge number of quite worthless outdoor miles that are just junk based on being flat or with wind or downhill.


...or just keep stay bitter.
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6010 miles. This is 10 miles over my 2022 goal. December was cold and rainy and I wimped out a lot.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
With a new born coming any second now, I imagine my miles next year will be 330. 2 road races and 3 crits.
Find a way to carve out some time. Bribe a family member, hire a babysitter, whatever it takes. When the kid turns 1, get them in one of those bike trailers. I pretty much stopped riding within 2 years of having our child and gained 60lb and a handful of medical problems over the next 8 years. It has been very slow progress getting back to healthy over the past few years, and I really wish I hadn't let myself go like that.
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Find a way to carve out some time. Bribe a family member, hire a babysitter, whatever it takes. When the kid turns 1, get them in one of those bike trailers. I pretty much stopped riding within 2 years of having our child and gained 60lb and a handful of medical problems over the next 8 years. It has been very slow progress getting back to healthy over the past few years, and I really wish I hadn't let myself go like that.

Oh, I imagine I wonít have that issue. Wife is pretty good about it, plus I will literally ride at any hour to get miles in. If I have to wake up at 1 am so be it. I just know the first couple of months are going to be rough.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Oh, I imagine I wonít have that issue. Wife is pretty good about it, plus I will literally ride at any hour to get miles in. If I have to wake up at 1 am so be it. I just know the first couple of months are going to be rough.
Unfortunately, what UrbanKnight describes is rather hard to avoid. Best of luck, and keep riding. I have no idea what the future holds, but it is unlikely to be what you imagine.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Unfortunately, what UrbanKnight describes is rather hard to avoid. Best of luck, and keep riding. I have no idea what the future holds, but it is unlikely to be what you imagine.
This will be his second so they already have some idea.
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This will be his second so they already have some idea.
I had 3. Each presented its own set of challenges, and a quarter of a century later, the gift keeps giving.

Which is not to say that it isn't worth it, but it did make me realize that going for a ride is a very selfish thing to do, but your health and possibly life depend on it.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Miles outside are as meaningless as miles on a trainer.
One person can ride 20mi with 200' of climb while another person rides 15mi with 1200' of climb.
Meanwhile, I could ride 20mi on zwift with 2000' of climb..
​​​​​​Miles are distance, not steepness. A mile in Florida and a mile in Colorado are the same length.
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