|estimate your lifetime mileage?||DougSloan|
Oct 20, 2003 9:33 AM
|Curious as to our lifetime mileages. Might be useful to break down into decades of our lives. Mine:
20-30 3,000 (too much school and work)
30-40 20,000 (most near end)
40+ 45,000 (got really serous)
Who do you think will have most, MB1?
|re: estimate your lifetime mileage?||pmf1|
Oct 20, 2003 9:40 AM
|No, Kerry Irons:
|The sum of all bikes||Kerry Irons|
Oct 20, 2003 5:10 PM
|Schwinn Sierra - 8K miles
Louison Bobet - 12K
The Gino Liotto - 90K
The Assenmacher - 55K
The Assenmacher tandem - 25K
The Litespeed - 45K
Road bike total = 235K
Commuting (various junkers) 60K
Depending on what you count, 235-325K.
|oh boy...||Dave Hickey|
Oct 20, 2003 9:48 AM
20-38 5 lazy fat slob
|2000-2003 = 18,684.97 give or take a mile...||JS Haiku Shop|
Oct 20, 2003 9:53 AM
|i've been on the road since early 2000, and tracking mileage since october 2000. i suppose 18k is about an average year for MB1. :)
2000 1500 tracked
2001 4589.7 first group ride, century, double metric, duathlon, mountain road climb
2002 6017.2 first double century, first road/cross racing, started leading group rides
2003 6561.38 ytd, first brevets, first mtb race, first bike built from frame & parts
lots of firsts and hopefully lots to come. :)
Oct 20, 2003 9:57 AM
|I put 8-10 K a year on my bike in my teens and early 20's.
Only biked casually until my 40's. In the last few years I have been again putting in about 8-10K a year.
Best wild guess is aroung 140K. Wore out two bikes as a kid, wore out 2 bikes in the last 7 years. (I will have to put a new drive train on my current bike come next spring once the sand and salt is off the streets)
Oct 20, 2003 1:08 PM
|how did you manage to put on 10K a year in your teens??|
|On a nishiki and then a Libertas||bimini|
Oct 20, 2003 3:35 PM
|I rode a lot then, 3-4 hours a day during the summer and could cover 23 miles in an hour on a flat ride when I was trying.
I rode the bike to and from work, and around town and out country roads when I wasn't working or in school.
First road bike was a Nishiki 10 speed. It got flattened by a hit & run driver coming home from work. Last I remember is going over the top of the hood. I came out of it with only a nasty head cut and a bruised up face. The bike was a foot long. My mom's homeowners insurance paid off and with some money I had saved up I bought a Belium made Libertas. The bike shop who sold me the Nishiki must of felt sorry for me and cut me a great deal on it. Chrome fork & stays. Under 20 pounds in 73. Huret shifters and derailuers, stronglight crank & chain. Very nice bike in it's day. I used that one for 15 years until it was completely worn out. Fast, it had a 12-16 rear cluster so I had to develop lot's of leg strength to get it up the hills.
If I ever saw one in good condition I would buy it.
|On a nishiki and then a Libertas||al0909|
Oct 23, 2003 2:15 PM
|Thanks, good motivation for me; it try to get at as much as possible but school takes up so much time.|
|re: estimate your lifetime mileage?||OldEdScott|
Oct 20, 2003 10:10 AM
The last four decades are pretty accurate, rounded to the nearest thousand. So I'm certain I'm over 100K lifetime.
|re: estimate your lifetime mileage?||Len J|
Oct 20, 2003 10:17 AM
|15-20 YO 5,000
20-30 YO 2,000 Raising a family & a career
30-40 YO 6,000 All 37 to 40 YO After Divorce
40+ 35,000 Stopped playing golf. Remembered the joy.
Total 49,000 and counting
Most...Not MB1 Miss M maybe.
|DANG, that's a tough one!!!||Mike P|
Oct 20, 2003 10:41 AM
|Maybe 20,000 over the last 4 yrs.
No idea about the old days. . . used to run or ride wherever I went.
I think Mrs MB1 will win this one!
Oct 20, 2003 10:45 AM
|I just started cycling or what I consider...keeping track of the cycling in 1987...before that...tons of miles as a kid but I won't count them. I have about 27k on my one bike along...another 6K on another...so I would guestimate between all the other bikes I have and had...clost to 50k.|
|re: estimate your lifetime mileage?||c722061|
Oct 20, 2003 10:49 AM
10-25 70,000+ cycling was mean of transportation
25-30 <100 (first time car owner + works + school)
30-33 0 just lazy
33-35 4000+ (getting in love again with road cycling)
Oct 20, 2003 10:53 AM
|Your "ish" is probably more than my total:-) nm||Dave Hickey|
Oct 20, 2003 11:08 AM
|I'm pretty sure I don't have 400,000 yet. Could be wrong. nm||MB1|
Oct 20, 2003 11:16 AM
|If you have 350,000............||Len J|
Oct 20, 2003 1:14 PM
|how many does miss M have?
Seeing as you arre only 25 years old, and you didn't start riding until you were 15, that's pretty amazing.
Oct 20, 2003 4:52 PM
|She wasn't really riding more than 10,000 a year until I came along and we started riding all year.
Before cycling she was a big time runner and still runs about 5 hours a week.
BTW I started riding hard in 1969. I've pretty much been riding 10-20,000 miles a year ever since.
|re: estimate your lifetime mileage?||BenLomond|
Oct 20, 2003 11:11 AM
9-14=5000 a lot of bmx!
33-33=6000? if it goes according to plan
|I ran a spreadsheet on that once ...||Humma Hah|
Oct 20, 2003 11:20 AM
|... couple of years ago. Its probably up in the 30,000 mile range at this point, at least 90% of which is on the cruiser.
I'm sure I put close to 15,000 miles on it in college, over about 7 years. Most of the rest is in the last 4 years.
|I've got some catching up to do...||biknben|
Oct 20, 2003 11:58 AM
|age 13-20 maybe 5,000.
age 20-28 10,000 (not including a lot of MTB miles)
age 28-31 (current) 15,000 miles.
very rough estimate = 30k miles total
Ironically, I got married at 28 and had a kid about a year later. I'm looking for any excuse to get out of the house. :-)
Oct 20, 2003 12:31 PM
|you probably didn't get many miles in when you first started dating your wife.
When I think about when I first met my wife, my arse spent a lot more time in coffee shop and restaurant chairs than it did on a bike saddle.
After I got married, I also started increasing my mileage.
|I consolidated many of my activities...||biknben|
Oct 20, 2003 1:41 PM
|Sure, burst my bubble!
I no longer play volleyball every weekend in the summer. Nor do I play soccer or softball. Those other activities involved too many other people and schedules, etc. Now, I just ride. I can just grab the bike and go on my own time. Much easier.
|Get ready to snicker...||ronniedee|
Oct 20, 2003 6:09 PM
|2000 per year. Been riding two years.
Are there any other slackers on this site?
|re: estimate your lifetime mileage (about 120,000)||Chainstay|
Oct 20, 2003 7:19 PM
18-50 33*3500 = 115,500
I've been as low as 2000 and as high as 5500 so I guess I've been pretty steady in the last 32 years
|Now it makes me wonder how many hours? But anyway..||Tom C|
Oct 20, 2003 8:34 PM
|You fellas can count the pre-teen stuff if you want.
20-30 maybe 5000 miles. I had a career and was delusional about what is truly valuable.
30-40 60,000 This (the 80's) was the decade I raced
40-50 85,000 This was the decade I enjoyed
50-52 16,000 Ah! The present and still enjoying it. So about 166,000 and counting.
|Danny Chew has over 500K (nm)||ss jimbo|
Oct 21, 2003 8:09 AM
|maybe 40,000+, most in past 3 years||tarwheel|
Oct 21, 2003 9:33 AM
|My numbers before the year 2000 are only best guesses, but here are my estimates: |
5-13 yrs -- 1,000
14-17 yrs -- close to zero
18-25 yrs -- 8,000 (could be higher, as bike was my only transportation in college)
26-34 yrs -- 10,000 (primarily a runner, but cross trained a lot on bike)
35-45 yrs -- 1,000 (job, children, laziness)
46-49 yrs -- 21,000
Oct 21, 2003 9:57 AM