1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

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1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby djrikki » 16 Dec 2018, 7:32am

Hello, as Saturday was pretty narstie weather-wise I decided to go for a long walk instead of a long bike ride and recorded my year in cycling.

https://youtu.be/Y8cH7-Wuh94

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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby foxyrider » 16 Dec 2018, 9:10am

About 600km (372mi) short atm - it's gonna be tight but weather permitting it's doable! :D
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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby eileithyia » 16 Dec 2018, 4:55pm

Sadly not this year, a broken bone in foot right in the middle of the summer kiboshed it.
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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby djrikki » 16 Dec 2018, 8:27pm

foxyrider wrote:About 600km (372mi) short atm - it's gonna be tight but weather permitting it's doable! :D


Half a month to go, but yes Xmas in the way. Keep on going nearly! Fingers crossed for good weather :wink:

eileithyia wrote:Sadly not this year, a broken bone in foot right in the middle of the summer kiboshed it.


Sorry to hear that, I hope it heals for you soon in plenty of time for next season!

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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby whoof » 16 Dec 2018, 8:28pm

I was due to ride an Audax last Saturday but it was really blowing and as it did a loop up to Gloucester and back across the Severn bridge I didn't fancy getting stuck in Wales if the bridge was shut due to the wind.
Went back to bed and rode the course on Sunday instead 190 km.
Did 60 miles this morning and that's taken me over 11,000 mi!es for the year so far.

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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby MikeF » 16 Dec 2018, 11:35pm

djrikki wrote:Hello, as Saturday was pretty narstie weather-wise I decided to go for a long walk instead of a long bike ride and recorded my year in cycling.

https://youtu.be/Y8cH7-Wuh94
Any estimate of number of hours cycling? 750?
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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby djrikki » 17 Dec 2018, 8:42am

Good guessimate.. Strava says 674 hours.

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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby hayers » 17 Dec 2018, 8:47am

whoof wrote:I was due to ride an Audax last Saturday but it was really blowing and as it did a loop up to Gloucester and back across the Severn bridge I didn't fancy getting stuck in Wales if the bridge was shut due to the wind.
Went back to bed and rode the course on Sunday instead 190 km.
Did 60 miles this morning and that's taken me over 11,000 mi!es for the year so far.


I believe the cycle track / footpath remains open even when the m48 is shut. May be prudent to push in such circumstances though!

More info here viewtopic.php?t=103548
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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby whoof » 17 Dec 2018, 9:20am

hayers wrote:
whoof wrote:I was due to ride an Audax last Saturday but it was really blowing and as it did a loop up to Gloucester and back across the Severn bridge I didn't fancy getting stuck in Wales if the bridge was shut due to the wind.
Went back to bed and rode the course on Sunday instead 190 km.
Did 60 miles this morning and that's taken me over 11,000 mi!es for the year so far.


I believe the cycle track / footpath remains open even when the m48 is shut. May be prudent to push in such circumstances though!

More info here viewtopic.php?t=103548

Interesting to know although but probably academic in my case. Really strong winds are about the only conditions that will stoop me from riding.

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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby Patrickpioneer » 17 Dec 2018, 9:28am

ten thousand miles a year, If I am lucky I can manage say three thousand miles, I take my hat off to you all, I really do.
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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby hondated » 17 Dec 2018, 9:56am

eileithyia wrote:Sadly not this year, a broken bone in foot right in the middle of the summer kiboshed it.

Sorry to read this eilethyia my excuse is;
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But to be honest I would not of got anywhere near that mileage and I congratulate all that do.

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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby eileithyia » 17 Dec 2018, 4:35pm

hondated wrote:
eileithyia wrote:Sadly not this year, a broken bone in foot right in the middle of the summer kiboshed it.

Sorry to read this eilethyia my excuse is;
IMG_20180308_150404012.jpg
But to be honest I would not of got anywhere near that mileage and I congratulate all that do.


Seems as good excuse as mine, cept did not have the metal work. Best wishes
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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby MikeF » 17 Dec 2018, 6:29pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:ten thousand miles a year, If I am lucky I can manage say three thousand miles, I take my hat off to you all, I really do.
take care
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Likewise here. Not much over 2,500 miles for this year.
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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby Ontherivet77 » 18 Dec 2018, 10:49am

djrikki wrote:Hello, as Saturday was pretty narstie weather-wise I decided to go for a long walk instead of a long bike ride and recorded my year in cycling.

https://youtu.be/Y8cH7-Wuh94


Impressive stuff over 10,000 miles is some mileage. The other day I watched a film called Bicycle which featured a guy aged 79 who was still churning out 7,000 miles a year, it certainly gave me a kick up the backside to put some serious miles in, in the New Year.

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Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

Postby pedalsheep » 18 Dec 2018, 12:18pm

Currently on 10,161 miles for the year, mostly on the Isle of Wight.
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