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MattTuck
08-20-2014, 06:41 PM
How are people doing on riding this year? Late spring and some saddle issues that side lined me in June have left me behind my goals.

Trying to get back on track for the season.

dave thompson
08-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Mine...sucks.....

FlashUNC
08-20-2014, 06:47 PM
I've learned the hard way a cross country move will kill a lot of mileage goals.

Dead Man
08-20-2014, 06:50 PM
I rode twice as much this winter as I have this summer. But aside from some dead weeks due to work, I haven't done too bad. I guess my overall average has been around 60 mi/week, with some well above 100 (one 215ish week even) and some 0.

Ralph
08-20-2014, 07:12 PM
I'm ahead of schedule. Every week between 125 and 150. Although hot here in summer, getting out early makes it OK, and weather hardly ever inteferes in AM.

ultraman6970
08-20-2014, 07:28 PM
Mine is like 10 miles :p

msl819
08-20-2014, 07:35 PM
I am closing in on 3000 with hopes I making it to or over 4000 for the year. Riding in North Louisiana is pretty good year round. Our summer has been great by our standards.

regularguy412
08-20-2014, 07:41 PM
Just ticked over 3,500 miles with completion of today's ride. Still behind my normal year by about 800-1,000 miles. The really ugly, long winter and subsequent incredibly stormy May put me way behind. If I can finagle around 6,000 miles by Dec 31, I'll call it decent due to the weird weather. Last year , was over 7,000, IIRC.

Mike in AR:beer:

rccardr
08-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Retired the end of April and this summer has been very co-operative, weather-wise.

I'll get in 5K miles, easy.

merckx
08-20-2014, 07:49 PM
I'm at 5000 at the moment. I live in New England so during winter months am on Nordic skis. However, I am super busy in September and October so riding time is diminished. I plan to crest 6500 for the year.

Matt-H
08-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Just shy of 2000 right now. Not great for me, but not too bad. Would like to ramp it up a bit in the next few months.

Llewellyn
08-20-2014, 08:12 PM
Short answer - it's crap :mad:

Long answer - it's crappier than even my worst expectations :mad::mad:

gomango
08-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Retired the end of April and this summer has been very co-operative, weather-wise.

I'll get in 5K miles, easy.

I won't reach that, but I'll be close.

We did 72 today, but I start back at work after labor day.

Then it's a push to see how many I can get in before the snow flies.

We'll see how she goes......

Louis
08-20-2014, 08:49 PM
Too low and too slow.

Roger M
08-20-2014, 08:52 PM
Just passed the 4000 mile mark last week. I've gone on some good long rides this year.

tv_vt
08-20-2014, 08:53 PM
I am closing in on 3000 with hopes I making it to or over 4000 for the year. (Summer has been great by VT standards.)

Ditto for me in terms of mileage and where I hope to end up.

makoti
08-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Over 5K. Did a lot more early riding than I usually do. Having a goal (Mt Mitchell) got me motivated early. Hoping to finish over 6.5 or 7, but I'm good with whatever I get to at this point.

jimmy-moots
08-20-2014, 09:41 PM
6,700km (4,187mi) and 100,000m (328,000ft) elevation. I think k's are about on par with previous years but elevation is a fair bit behind. Last year I finished up with 12,000k's and over 200,000m elevation.

Haven't been chasing as many hills but I think my riding time has better quality.

tmf
08-20-2014, 09:43 PM
On the road, I just passed 2600 miles. I only had four rides before April due to the harsh winter, so that works out to about 130 miles/week for the last 20 weeks. If I could, I would ride 4-5 hours a day, but I've been doing more hard 2-3 hour rides, and mixing it up with mountain biking or gravel rides at least one or two days a week.

Roger M
08-20-2014, 09:49 PM
6,700km (4,187mi) and 100,000m (328,000ft) elevation.

That's some pretty impressive hill numbers. My mileage is 4065, but I've only gained 180,000 feet in elevation. Nice work jimmy.

BLD 25
08-20-2014, 09:54 PM
1400mi, and 87,000 ft. Bad crash in june so I am taking some time off.

Wilkinson4
08-20-2014, 09:57 PM
Lost year. Broke other collarbone in May, lost summer and then I am traveling almost every week for a couple of days as well. Blech… Eating badly getting a winter belly. Think I'll take up knitting:butt:

mIKE

jimmy-moots
08-20-2014, 09:58 PM
That's some pretty impressive hill numbers. My mileage is 4065, but I've only gained 180,000 feet in elevation. Nice work jimmy.

It's hard not to get a few VM's where I live, about halfway up the backside of a hill. So when I leave home, I have to climb a short hill and when I return home I have to ride a longer climb. Blessing or a curse depending on how fatigued I am.

That said I wasn't foxing, I've had about 5-6 weeks off this year due to crash/injury and honeymoon, I'm a little bit behind and found it hard to spend more than 8 hours p/week on the road during winter.

Coming into spring so see if I can catch up a little bit.

jimmy-moots
08-20-2014, 10:00 PM
I've learned the hard way a cross country move will kill a lot of mileage goals.

If you ride a lot of cross country or CX then 'hours on the bike' targets make a lot more sense. Really I think hours on the bike make a lot more sense than miles for roadies, anyway. Big difference between 100km on the flats and in the hills.

kramnnim
08-20-2014, 10:13 PM
From Veloviewer...

http://i.snag.gy/YVgTD.jpg

Admiral Ackbar
08-20-2014, 10:33 PM
3800 logged miles since I've started keeping track in march, but i don't keep track of all my rides, and I've been riding regularly since january. so certainly over 4k, easily close to 5k me thinks! and didn't even ride for the whole month of june either.

its been a good year.

now that its starting to cool down I'm much more comfortable. been pumping out a century almost every week. can't wait til the fall weather hits. I'm tired of sweating so much

Bruce K
08-20-2014, 10:44 PM
WAY below goals/hopes.

Crash, pneumonia, life, etc.

Hopefully will make around 3500 or so by end of year.

BK

pinkshogun
08-20-2014, 11:04 PM
if i complete D2R2 this weekend i should be up around 400 for the year:eek:

cinema
08-20-2014, 11:10 PM
Wish I had more miles in. I'm at 1500.

Louis
08-20-2014, 11:14 PM
if i complete D2R2 this weekend i should be up around 400 for the year:eek:

On the job training! Let's hope the learning curve isn't too steep.

mavic1010
08-20-2014, 11:59 PM
It's been a generous year getting back on the road bike. Will break 6k end of this month. Hoping for a 8-9k year.

fuzzalow
08-21-2014, 05:55 AM
I've learned the hard way a cross country move will kill a lot of mileage goals.

Very true.

I've learned the hard way a cross county move will kill a lot of mileage goals.

soulspinner
08-21-2014, 06:03 AM
1375 but I only average 3000 a year these days. Ramping up for an event then hopefully make 3000.

Bob Ross
08-21-2014, 06:08 AM
Waaayyy down from previous years:

I'm right around 3,850 for the calendar year, ~1,000 miles behind where I was this time last year, ~2,000 miles behind where I was this time in 2012.

Some of it I chalk up to lousy weather, some from solidarity with my wife who's been off the bike due to injuries or illness a lot this year, and some of it...frankly, I think I just don't care quite as much this year. Hopefully that will pass.

indyrider
08-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Not much due to injury

ChrisG
08-21-2014, 07:14 AM
If you ride a lot of cross country or CX then 'hours on the bike' targets make a lot more sense. Really I think hours on the bike make a lot more sense than miles for roadies, anyway. Big difference between 100km on the flats and in the hills.This is how I track my riding. I have no idea what my mileage is to date.

And to answer the OP: I'm having probably my worst year since the late '90's. I hoped to bounce back from the rough winter we had, but so far it's been a really down year on the bike.

dyerwolf
08-21-2014, 07:27 AM
Winter here in New England was a bear, as many have articulated already. That said, I'm well over 2000 and expect to approach 3000 miles by the first snowfall.

terry
08-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Being retired helps a lot-4300 so far this year. Last year was over 7200 so I'll be around the same this year.

leooooo
08-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Way below average.
Rode a week in the Pyrenees in June. Since then, rode like ten times in 2 prime nyc riding months
The roads, terrain, cars, hassle just feel so uninspiring in comparison.

T.J.
08-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Will clip 10,000 miles this year. Down a little from last year

Bob Ross
08-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Really I think hours on the bike make a lot more sense than miles for roadies, anyway. Big difference between 100km on the flats and in the hills.

But if the question is "How's your mileage this year?" then responding in Hours On The Bike doesn't make any sense at all; that's the data point you save for when someone asks "How's your hours on the bike this year?"

Not all mileage queries are thinly-veiled inquiries into how hard your training has been. Sometimes people really just want to know how far you've ridden.

rzthomas
08-21-2014, 10:06 AM
3,400 miles, 218 hours. I MTB a lot and count my commuting.

Been hit-or-miss on riding a lot the past few months owing to a house purchase and crazy-long commute (which hopefully will change). I still find the time to get in hours-of-power and interval workouts, but long road rides have been sacrificed to other more important needs.

thegunner
08-21-2014, 10:10 AM
5500 miles ~70,000m meters climbed.

coming back from a flare up of a herniated disc last year, i can't say i'm disappointed :)

Nooch
08-21-2014, 10:18 AM
1106 miles, 73 hours, 46,387 feet...

weak, but had our second daughter in April -- it's been a rough road getting back on track!

biker72
08-21-2014, 10:22 AM
2500.1 miles as of today. A little behind where I want to be. A rather nasty accident has kept my average down for the last few weeks. Should be good to go in another week.

thegunner
08-21-2014, 10:22 AM
1106 miles, 73 hours, 46,387 feet...

Weak, but had our second daughter in april -- it's been a rough road getting back on track!

come ride with me.

AJosiahK
08-21-2014, 10:30 AM
Just topped 3k this past weekend.
Too many hrs, lots of ups though

Keep riding everyone! It's why we're all here right ?!

Joachim
08-21-2014, 10:33 AM
5100 miles so far. Will try to break 11000 this year.

texbike
08-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Low but on par with the past couple of years - 2600 YTD. On track for my usual 3500-3800.

Texbike

p nut
08-21-2014, 12:39 PM
3 kids, work, school, other hobbies = 677 miles to date, 64 hours and 65k ft climbing. About 150 on the mountain bike, 50 on the rando bike and rest on fixed.

zap
08-21-2014, 12:49 PM
something north of 2500 miles………regular riding stopped mid April-spotty since. I will be very very happy when this sucky year is over.

sandyrs
08-21-2014, 12:52 PM
A bit under 5,000 so far. I'd like to have done more but it stayed nasty outside well into March so a lot of my early year riding was on rollers.

ptourkin
08-21-2014, 05:11 PM
With structured training and not logging commuting miles, at 5,200 miles according to Strava, I'm down this year. I'm sure the quality is up though and I hope to be adding a chunk of 508 or so at once. Veloviewer seems to be missing a bit but it does show me way behind the last two years.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p250/cecilhayduke/vv.png

Seramount
08-21-2014, 05:46 PM
if I can resist the siren call of good whiskey and motivate myself to go out tonite (99F, gusty winds), I'll pass the 4,000-mile mark.

Chief
08-21-2014, 06:22 PM
At the end of July, I was at 3325 miles on my way towards my goal of 6000+ miles for the year. Not bad for a 76 year old fart if I say so myself. :beer:

climbgdh
08-21-2014, 06:28 PM
low low low year for me. presently somewhere around 3100-3200 km. job that keeps me away for 2 full weeks / month with no chance to ride plus the month of august is going to basically ZERO..... due to family commitments & vacation with no opportunity to bike. too many excuses i know but i do hope to hit 6000 km...... maybe. next year as the story goes.

Seramount
08-21-2014, 08:09 PM
5100 miles so far. Will try to break 11000 this year.

so, how does that work...?

8 months into the year, you have less than half your goal...my mileage typically drops off precipitously after DST ends and it gets dark early.

Admiral Ackbar
08-21-2014, 08:17 PM
cooler weather: easier to ride longer, further, later.

also, lights.

kophinos
08-21-2014, 08:55 PM
5229.7mi, hope to break 8k this year.

Netdewt
08-21-2014, 10:04 PM
From Veloviewer...

http://i.snag.gy/YVgTD.jpg

You guys are crazy... I wish I had the time. I guess I haven't had a problem building bikes this year, but kid #3 in June cut out a lot of riding time.

MattTuck
08-21-2014, 10:55 PM
You guys are crazy... I wish I had the time. I guess I haven't had a problem building bikes this year, but kid #3 in June cut out a lot of riding time.

Seriously. Mark, do you just wake up and ride 40 miles everyday?

That is impressive.

justinrchan
08-21-2014, 11:54 PM
Just ticked over 5,000 miles with 247,000 ft of elevation gain.

Willy
08-22-2014, 12:41 AM
I retired last year so my mileage is going up but live in Nothern California and have to climb to go anywhere. I have put in 3,400 miles with 185,000' of climbing,

illuminaught
08-22-2014, 01:08 AM
At ~ 5300 miles and about 400,000' gained... I've been slacking on the bike... I plan to put in big winter miles this year (#CA4life)

gone
08-22-2014, 07:25 AM
6,932 prior to this mornings ride. Actually rather behind, I'm usually on 1K/month pace by now.

batman1425
08-22-2014, 07:52 AM
1,200 so far. Way, way behind by normal comparison but not terrible considering the injuries and illnesses this year - torn meniscus rehabbing till march and inner ear infection that lead to 3 months of chronic vertigo from march to june. More than half of my miles to date have been in the last 6 weeks.