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Jan 7, 2003 10:15 AM
Miss M finally fessed up to her miles for 2002. All I can say is WOW!
That's almost as much as I put on my car...(nm)mlester
Jan 7, 2003 10:23 AM
it's double what I put on mine (nm)laffeaux
Jan 7, 2003 11:32 AM
SHE'S MAD, MAN!!! nmMike P
Jan 7, 2003 10:59 AM
And you drafting for most of that?Humma Hah
Jan 7, 2003 11:46 AM
Durn, she was pulling for BOTH of you!

I feel like SUCH a wimp!
I rode a little more than that--in the last decade. nmContinental
Jan 7, 2003 12:35 PM
53.6 miles per day. WOW! n/mfracisco
Jan 7, 2003 12:51 PM
Thats more than most pros....Bruno S
Jan 7, 2003 1:02 PM
who usually hold much higher speeds. In terms of time on the bike its way more than the pros. There must not be many things to do in DC.
That's 54 miles per day/365 days of the year!ColnagoFE
Jan 7, 2003 1:05 PM
Does she do anything else besides cycle? Seems pretty hardcore for an amateur cyclist.
A lot of it is commuting and such.MB1
Jan 7, 2003 1:51 PM
Miss M has a very demanding job. She likes to use the ride home from work to decompress. Added to the fact that we just don't drive much, plus we ride all year and it is pretty easy to get in those kind of miles.

BTW she took several days off from riding last year.
Is the difference between you two all the the longer commute?NMScot_Gore
Jan 7, 2003 1:48 PM
That and the fact that I don't run 1000 miles per year too.MB1
Jan 7, 2003 1:52 PM
But we did row together a lot this summer.
truly amazing....when do you sleep? (nm)ColnagoFE
Jan 7, 2003 2:48 PM
Do you sacrifice anything?Fez
Jan 7, 2003 2:45 PM
Even if you subtract the commuting miles, that's a lot of time in the saddle.

I wish I could ride more, but can't find the time. Even if I could, I doubt I'd have the energy. Wow!

P.S. I tried emailing you, but get a failure message.
I once saw him sacrifice ...Humma Hah
Jan 7, 2003 3:30 PM
... four perfectly good P215 15" M-S steel-belted radials on the altar of the Cycling Gods.

They seemed pleased.
HOLY MOLY!aliensporebomb
Jan 7, 2003 8:47 PM
Miss M! I bow to your INCREDIBLE mileage.

You truly are "THE BOMB" as it were.

Long may you ride.

But take a little vacation once in a while. Us mere mortals
just can't compete with that kind of mileage. YOW!
Big dealmickey-mac
Jan 7, 2003 9:01 PM
She couldn't manage to put in an extra 433 during the last week of the year to make it an even 20,000? ;-) I guess it's a good thing she doesn't lease the bikes or she'd really be racking up the additional mileage charges.
how many sets of tires, and are they all performance kevlar? nmJS Haiku Shop
Jan 8, 2003 6:01 AM
You got to remember she doesn't weigh much.MB1
Jan 8, 2003 7:05 AM
Her Rivendell has 26" wheels. She has gone through 2 Continental Grand Prix 26X1 tires both on the rear in 20,000 miles. I finally tossed out the front tire because I was sick of looking at it. Maybe 3 flats all year. Figure 10,000 miles on this bike in 2002.

On her Merlin she runs some really old Michelin 700X23 tires I have been wanting to get rid of. 1 flat in probably 3,000 miles. Once I wear out my stock of old Michelins she will start using the Forte Kevlars.

I recently replaced the OEM rear tire on her Fuji track bike with a Performance Forte Kevlar 700X26. She had about 6,000 miles on the tire before I decided it was worn out-she is still running the OEM front tire 8,000 miles and looking good. 1 flat in 5,000 miles on the track bike this year.

We only rode the tandem 1,000 miles this year-it has the Performance Forte Kevlar 700X26 tires (after 1,000 miles I replace them-throw out the rear and keep the front for use on the singles).

On her GT Zaskar LE running the Nokian 106 studded tires we have had no flats (I would be really suprised if we ever do on those things).
no offense but i think that's sick. amazing, but..._rt_
Jan 8, 2003 11:51 AM
sick. to have ridden nearly 20K miles in one year is an amazing and incredible feat but unless this is your job how can you have a life if you're spending on average 2+ hrs/day on a bike? i'm all for people getting out there and doing what they love but that pushes the border of obsession. no actually, that falls well into the land of obsession.

really this is just my very humble opinion and i'm sure i'm going to get lambasted for expressing it. and maybe i'm just jealous that the best i could do this year was 3500 miles (road/mtn combined) but something about the glorification of extreme obsession just struck a chord with me. sorry.