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Bike mileage per year? #4216776
10/02/16 09:02 PM
10/02/16 09:02 PM
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Winnipeg MB CA
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Finally took note of the odometer on my general-purpose mountain bike when I put it back on the road in April. I've just passed 2000 km for the year, and might hit 2500 before I put it away for the winter. I don't have a computer on the fat bike, but figure I did about 1000 km last winter (mid-November through March). Anyway, that means I'm riding 3000 - 3500 km per year. At least half that is commuting. I think it was a lot higher 30 years ago, but so it goes.

Small stuff compared to many of you!

Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4216789
10/02/16 09:12 PM
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We've done somewhere just over 1,200 miles this year; we'll probably end up around 1,500 by the time we stop riding for the winter. Not as much as we used to do, but we still try to do around 40-50 miles a week. We only ride for recreation and exercise.

Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4216859
10/02/16 11:02 PM
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Not more than a few hundred per year. We do off road mountain biking, lots of hills and curves to slow you down.

Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4217487
10/03/16 06:25 PM
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I'm a commuter so don't have alot but enough! Keeps the weight off and dropped my cholesterol almost 60 points! Started back in 2009 and 2010 but only put a couple hundred on a junk bike. Gotten better with the Specialized and Trek in the stable. I'd rather ride than drive to work any day. I have fenders and studded tires for the Specialized. All weather all the time.. snow, storms you name it. Quite fun actually, people don't know if I'm awesome or stupid. Probably both!

2010 - 237
2014 - 852.29 on a old Huffy!
2015 - 2082.5
2016 .. I should be around 2200. Was shooting for over 3000 miles but had a low energy issue which finally figured it out!


05 Chevy 3500 (Class C RV) 60k
04 Escape 156k
02 Focus 140k
00 Dakota 89k
91 Festiva 256k .. Rust bucket
Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4218177
10/04/16 05:21 PM
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Upstate NY
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All mileage is relative. It is a question of balancing work, family, home and cycling to keep a happy balance. If I get 1500-2000 miles in in a year, it starts to stress the other things in my life. My son can manage 8000 to 10,000 mi. in a year- his only responsibility is college.

Keep riding !


2009 Subaru Legacy (N/A)
Castrol Edge and Subie (Fram) filter
Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4218539
10/05/16 08:33 AM
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I wish I had kept track, but then again, some years I ride, some I don't.

Bought a new odometer at the begining of summer, and it's just about to 1,300 miles. I have high hopes of topping 1,500 for the year, before winter forces me to quit. Maybe next year I'll pass 2k--just realized that it isn't that hard to bike at lunchtime at work, and in the spring/fall seasons it may the trick to extend my riding season (warmest part of the day and lots of sunlight).


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 163k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 190k, his
Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4219944
10/06/16 09:04 PM
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Right now I am at about 2600 km but will ride until the snow flies here in Southern Ontario!

Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4237026
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Not more than 3-5 kilometers in a day, and around 1200-1500 kilometers per year! Mainly exercise and recreation purposes.

Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Alex_Wills] #4239275
11/01/16 07:37 PM
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Now at about 2340 km for the year on my 3-season bike. The weather's been great - still have an outside chance of hitting 2500 before the snow flies and I switch over to the fat bike.

Thanks all for your responses - looks like I'm riding a fairly average amount.

Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4239295
11/01/16 07:58 PM
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Just broke 7,000 miles so far this year. All hardcore, fast road riding, lots of climbing. I'm 63 now. I used to ride even more when I was younger! Riding puts me in a zen. I never have a SINGLE negative thought when I'm out riding. It's my escape.

Scott


03 BMW 330Ci (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
10 Honda Element (Kendall GT1 Max 5W-30)
11 BMW 328i (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
15 Ford Focus (Redline 5W-20)
Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: SLO_Town] #4239342
11/01/16 09:01 PM
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Winnipeg MB CA
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Originally Posted By: SLO_Town
Just broke 7,000 miles so far this year. All hardcore, fast road riding, lots of climbing. I'm 63 now. I used to ride even more when I was younger! Riding puts me in a zen. I never have a SINGLE negative thought when I'm out riding. It's my escape.

Scott
Just ... wow! That's great. I'm too close to work to rack up big miles like that.

Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4239394
11/01/16 10:25 PM
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California's Wine Country
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Originally Posted By: Number_35
Originally Posted By: SLO_Town
Just broke 7,000 miles so far this year. All hardcore, fast road riding, lots of climbing. I'm 63 now. I used to ride even more when I was younger! Riding puts me in a zen. I never have a SINGLE negative thought when I'm out riding. It's my escape.

Scott
Just ... wow! That's great. I'm too close to work to rack up big miles like that.


I used to ride even more when I was still working, but now I'm retired. I ride 4 or 5 days a week now - always on perfect California Wine Country back roads - usually doing 60 to 70 miles per ride. Lots of climbing. On any of my routes, it averages about 100' vertical per mile, many sections 15% +/-. In other words I'll climb ~7,000 feet per 70 mile ride.

Any cyclist would ride a lot where I live. I'm very fortunate.

Edit: Once again, the good cycling does for my head makes the time worth it.

Scott

Last edited by SLO_Town; 11/01/16 10:30 PM.

03 BMW 330Ci (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
10 Honda Element (Kendall GT1 Max 5W-30)
11 BMW 328i (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
15 Ford Focus (Redline 5W-20)
Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4240352
11/02/16 10:53 PM
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I added 12,905 miles, my record, in 2004.
Roughly half that per year lately.


2011 Toyota Prius now at 92K
1981 Mazda GLC (323) retired at 606K
1972 Subaru DL retired at 190K
1954 Chevrolet retired at 121K
Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: Number_35] #4261402
11/29/16 08:22 PM
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Winnipeg MB CA
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Due to our abnormally warm November I hit 2561 km on the old Rocky Mountain before parking it last week for the winter. I've had the Pugsley out for just over a week now and have put about 98 km on it. It's a great workout.

Re: Bike mileage per year? [Re: JHZR2] #4292085
01/03/17 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Not more than a few hundred per year. We do off road mountain biking, lots of hills and curves to slow you down.


In the same boat here. I live in the Appalachians, so getting many miles may be tough when off-roading.

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