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estimate your lifetime mileage?(30 posts)

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:

0-10 500?
10-20 10,000
20-30 3,000 (too much school and work)
30-40 20,000 (most near end)
40+ 45,000 (got really serous)

tot: 78,500

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 bikesKerry 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
Rollers 30K

Depending on what you count, 235-325K.
oh boy...Dave Hickey
Oct 20, 2003 9:48 AM
0-20 10,000
20-38 5 lazy fat slob
39+ 39,000

Total 49,005
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. :)

100K +bimini
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)
100K +al0909
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 Libertasbimini
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 Libertasal0909
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
0-10 500?
10-20 5,000?
20-30 30,000
30-40 20,000
40-50 35,000
50+ 16,000

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 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
5-10 1000?
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)
350,000ish. nmMB1
Oct 20, 2003 10:53 AM
Your "ish" is probably more than my total:-) nmDave Hickey
Oct 20, 2003 11:08 AM
I'm pretty sure I don't have 400,000 yet. Could be wrong. nmMB1
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. :-)
I'll betFez
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
6-18 4500
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 yearstarwheel
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