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How many miles in a season is a good season?(8 posts)

How many miles in a season is a good season?Cherry1
Feb 15, 2002 5:05 AM
Just curious?
It depends on who you are, etc.hms
Feb 15, 2002 6:02 AM
Last season, I hit 3,000 miles and was very happy. For some people on this board, 3,000 miles would be a great disappointment. How many miles you are able to do realistically depends on a lot of factors such as work schedules, family commitments and weather conditions where you live. As long as you are happy, you have had a good season.
It depends on who you are, etc.Cherry1
Feb 15, 2002 8:14 AM
I hit 6800
Feb 15, 2002 9:10 AM
Feb 15, 2002 9:28 AM
I like to guage my season in hours. I think it is more helpful to take into account the time on the bike rather than distance. When I am doing strength training, I may be pushing gears at a much slower pace than when I am out doing tempo miles. I try and do at least 500 hours a year.
The range is wide indeedTig
Feb 15, 2002 10:16 AM
I ride with some people that manage to squeeze in only 2500 or so miles a year, but most ride around 5000-8000 miles. One guy broke 20,000 miles just before Christmas last year. That was his goal but he said "No way" whan asked if he'd do it again. He's in his 40's and single, so it became his life I guess.

I started riding again last May and only managed a little over 3000 for the rest of the year. A far cry from the old racing days of 8000-10,000 a year. Having a house and kids sure changes everything, but now I get BOTH.
"I hit 6800"guido
Feb 15, 2002 11:54 AM
Easy to do on an "old" Merckx.
Ask MB1, anything less than 15000 would be a let down....IAM
Feb 15, 2002 10:04 AM
and his wife well that's another story all together.

They are my cycling heroes.