10,000 miles in a year finally

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby hondated » 29 Dec 2014, 9:00am

nez dans le guidon wrote:10k, 5k, 4k... Congrats to all. Fantastic.

+1
I just wished I could be as disciplined.

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby nez » 29 Dec 2014, 11:05am

How about this chap? A report by the ever readable Jack Thurston
http://blog.brooksengland.com/wps/ride- ... eat-x-365/

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby hondated » 29 Dec 2014, 1:21pm

nez dans le guidon wrote:How about this chap? A report by the ever readable Jack Thurston
http://blog.brooksengland.com/wps/ride- ... eat-x-365/

Wow that's some target to achieve !

Without wishing to be rude to Steve from reading what he has already achieved he also proves that you do not need to be either whippet thin or rich as well.

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby nez » 29 Dec 2014, 1:22pm

I think my wife would want that living room a bit tidier.

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby eileithyia » 29 Dec 2014, 2:36pm

nez dans le guidon wrote:I think my wife would want that living room a bit tidier.


i used to have a 2 bed flat with the second bedroom being my bike shed, but it was rather tidier than that......

19 to go....... the advantage of potentially icy back roads meant i used some lesser main roads i have not used for awhile..... though an 8 mile loop into very cold fog was not appreciated.
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby foxyrider » 29 Dec 2014, 2:37pm

No idea how many i've done but its @ 8k :D
Convention? what's that then?
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby Mick F » 29 Dec 2014, 5:05pm

foxyrider wrote:No idea how many i've done but its @ 8k :D
Well done! :D

As for the 75,000mile target described above, I think it's barking mad to even think about attempting it.
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby gplhl » 30 Dec 2014, 12:55pm

eileithyia wrote:
Mick F wrote:
eileithyia wrote:
Nooooo don't do it, life's too short... No one has on their headstone, 'he had a perfect garden and well painted house'


Nor do they have "he spent most of his spare time on his bike" but then I can't talk :-)

All I do is cycle, last year with pesky things like a job getting in the way, this year just free to cycle when, where and how often I like :-)

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby Mick F » 30 Dec 2014, 3:47pm

If you were free and single, had a pot of dosh in the bank, no ties, and no job to worry about, could you just go for a ride?
Could you just go?
Could you just pedal away, head for John O'Groates, turn round and head somewhere else?
Just keep .......... going?

Stay at B+Bs and hotels, get your gear laundered, your bike maintained, see the sights, meet people, and just ride ................ for years and years and years?

Freedom?
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby nez » 30 Dec 2014, 3:52pm

People do. If like to be like a migrating bird, pedalling south for the winter. Where is better thanBritain in the summer?

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby Mick F » 30 Dec 2014, 4:05pm

nez dans le guidon wrote:People do.
Do they?
People?
How many cyclists just .............. go?
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby Grandad » 30 Dec 2014, 5:36pm

How many cyclists just .............. go?


Googling "Cycle round the world" and using the same search of books on Amazon the answer is a h*ll of a lot.

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby deliquium » 30 Dec 2014, 5:46pm

17 miles tomorrow and that will be 9000 miles - grand miles and loved every one of them. Thank you bikes (various). Thank you legs (two) :)
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby eileithyia » 30 Dec 2014, 5:54pm

:D :D
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby eileithyia » 30 Dec 2014, 5:56pm

Mick F wrote:If you were free and single, had a pot of dosh in the bank, no ties, and no job to worry about, could you just go for a ride?
Could you just go?
Could you just pedal away, head for John O'Groates, turn round and head somewhere else?
Just keep .......... going?

Stay at B+Bs and hotels, get your gear laundered, your bike maintained, see the sights, meet people, and just ride ................ for years and years and years?

Freedom?



The Americas; South to North or vice versa...... Alaska, Rockies, Andies, and down thru Patagonia......
I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells