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january road miles? trainer, rollers, mtb need not apply nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 2, 2004 7:46 AM
logged 318, but rode a few more (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Feb 2, 2004 7:46 AM
approx 510, in surprisingly dry northern colorado (nm)godot
Feb 2, 2004 7:52 AM
Miss M and I decided not to keep track of miles any more.MB1
Feb 2, 2004 7:55 AM
We found that paying a lot of attention to how many miles we were riding was getting to be the reason we rode so much.

We did ride 5 centuries in January but our longest was only 109 miles or so. As you can see, we have been cutting down ;-).
That's the spirit.dzrider
Feb 2, 2004 8:20 AM
Some of the joy in riding is lost if I allow numbers to become the objective. Finishing a ride should leave me feeling satisfied regardless of whether it was as long, or worse yet, as fast as I'd hoped. The dead battery on my computer was a liberating event. Look forward to the day when you can say '109 miles' without the 'only'.
I just installed a cyclo computer on my bike this weekend.Scot_Gore
Feb 2, 2004 10:02 AM
I like gadgets so I purchased Mavics quick release integrated computer. I've gone 3 big seasons without one. I'll see if I like the data or find it distracting ?

Say it ain't so Scot....Dave Hickey
Feb 2, 2004 11:59 AM
Next your going to tell me you have index shifting and clipless pedals:-)

I hate to admit it but I'm addicated to my computer. I need to know how far, how fast, and how long.
That was me til it died. nmdzrider
Feb 2, 2004 12:07 PM
When I bought this latest bikeScot_Gore
Feb 2, 2004 2:53 PM
I purchased the Specialized Pro cyclo computer with the wireless cadence. It was arriving in two weeks when I ordered it. Well, it was arriving in two weeks for the rest of the season. Specialized never did build the thing. By then I'd gotten used to not having it. I map out most my routes on MS Streets and Trips, so I knew distance. I can tell time, so with distance and duration I knew average speed (on and off bike anyway). I've never been a speed demon, I'm a tourist, so top speed, average speed, and just plain current speed didn't matter too much.

But, I like niffy gadgets and the integrated quick release with the wireless cadence was calling me.

I already tried to exceed manufacturers spec. I put the cadence pick up on the chain stay. The directions said "don't do that". Sure enough, it's out of range. Put the computer on the floor by the cranks and picks up cadence just fine, put it on the bar, no reading.

The only information we need any more is trip distance.MB1
Feb 2, 2004 2:41 PM
We often do long rides in new areas relying on route slips or maps. Knowing about how far it is to the next turn really is important to us. The computer I used the most last year was a Shimano flight deck with the buttons disconnected so it only showed the distance and current speed. I subtracted the current distance from the starting distance to figure out how far we had ridden. Worked fine except I could have done without the speed readout.

Current speed-since we pretty much ride at the same effort all the time current speed only tells us what kind of slope or wind there is. We can figure that out for ourselves.

Average speed-race to the stoplight and screech to a stop to keep your average speed higher. Better yet run the lights and ride too fast for the conditions "gotta keep my average up." It also gives you something else to lie about, "We rode 110 miles at 28.6 mph".

Maximum Speed-talk about a spur to ride way too fast downhill.

Clock-your wrist watch is too hard too look at?

Cadence-pedal fast, go fast. Pedal slow, go slow. What is so hard to understand about this?

Gear display-"You are kidding right?"

Computers-"Bah, humbug!"
620 miles. That includes 60 - 80 on rollers nm.Mike P
Feb 2, 2004 8:00 AM
re: january road miles? trainer, rollers, mtb need not apply nmPEDDLEFOOT
Feb 2, 2004 8:01 AM
104.A record considering I've never ridden in January before!
The hell they don't apply!hrv
Feb 2, 2004 8:02 AM
It snowed almost three feet here, was in teens for over a month, I didn't sit my ass on the trainer and do up to 2 1/2 hour trainer rides for it not to count! Endurance rides, spins, intervals - including sprints, my 'soft spots' are not happy, and don't you tell me my time spent doesn't apply, d#mn-it!

On a lighter note, finally was able to get out on the road a couple of weekends ago, and on Saturday did our standard 60 miler, including an 'epic' climb. I'm better now! Oh, got in about 390 miles, most of those on the trainer.

You know what? Thank god for the snow and ice. Got in a bunch of snowboarding and xc-skiing that was beyond description, and frankly, got in way more quality training indoors than out, except no matter what you do, big gear,low cadence, whatever, you really can't simulate hills indoors. Gotta go on the road and drag your fat carcass up 'em, sorry to say.

82 piddly miles....Mike Prince
Feb 2, 2004 8:04 AM
Although I did 60 yesterday to kick off February....
486. nmOwenMeany
Feb 2, 2004 8:15 AM
501 miles and I rode in a cold rain yesterday to get it. nmDave Hickey
Feb 2, 2004 8:19 AM
501 miles and I rode in a cold rain yesterday to get it. nmflying
Feb 2, 2004 9:36 AM
Dave Hickey - 08:19am Feb 02, 2004
501 miles and I rode in a cold rain yesterday to get it

Wait wouldn't that be Feb 1st? ;-)
Now you tell meDave Hickey
Feb 2, 2004 9:46 AM
Why didn't you tell me that before I froze my a$$ off riding 45 miles to get over 500 miles:-) Actually, I use the a Runners log that keeps track Mon-Sun. I figure it evens out at the end of the year:-)
0 road. 30 hours in 'need not apply'. nmSpunout
Feb 2, 2004 8:19 AM
512 in San Antonio, 0 on trainer/rollers (don't own 'em!) nKEN2
Feb 2, 2004 8:25 AM
325 outside (nm)Trogon
Feb 2, 2004 9:25 AM
110 commuting. (nm)maximum15
Feb 2, 2004 9:29 AM
Approx 200bimini
Feb 2, 2004 9:41 AM
Including a nasty slideout on an icy corner at speed. Ended up with my whole thigh turning purple with bruising.

Gosh, I HATE Winter
'Bout 60 Miles. Freakin' Snow!!! nmchbarr
Feb 2, 2004 9:45 AM
re: january road miles? trainer, rollers, mtb need not apply nmtl55
Feb 2, 2004 9:50 AM
214 road & mtb, 38000 ft on altimeter
510 miles. nm.AllUpHill
Feb 2, 2004 9:54 AM
506, but 1 warm LA mile = 1/2 rainy mile = 1/4 snowy milePierre
Feb 2, 2004 10:09 AM
re: january road miles? trainer, rollers, mtb need not apply nmRay Sachs
Feb 2, 2004 10:11 AM
A little over 100, about 110 or so. Almost all of them between January 1st and 4th, when temperatures were up to the 60s. Since then its been solid ice, snow, and brutally cold (we've only made it up to freezing two or three times since) and I've only managed a few short commutes. Really brutal month after what seemed to be shaping up as a pretty mellow winter.

570 outside miles and 51 hours of training.Matt Britter
Feb 2, 2004 10:16 AM
Road miles? You're kidding right?FTMD
Feb 2, 2004 10:38 AM
I hurt myself on Christmas Day. Thus, I got a grand total of 22 miles this January. Did do a lot of rollers and a few mtb rides, but you say no go on those.
I don't track mileageNo_sprint
Feb 2, 2004 10:44 AM
Too many wheelsets, too much trainer time, spin, races where I forget to turn on computer, etc.

My coach and I try to maximize quality training time.
920 milesnorcalscot
Feb 2, 2004 11:00 AM
920 miles for January.
re: january road miles? trainer, rollers, mtb need not apply nmMellowVelo
Feb 2, 2004 11:18 AM
607 - all on the road.
Feb 2, 2004 11:26 AM
Got a computer for my bike and since yesterday did 60 miles, 30 yesterday, 30 today. I think I like this computer deal.
357 miles...257 of them in very cold weather. nmUncle Tim
Feb 2, 2004 12:01 PM
546 (nm)Rich_Racer
Feb 2, 2004 12:45 PM
0 Road and "need not apply" - nmJL
Feb 2, 2004 12:48 PM
108.7 'friggin cold miles. nmKram59
Feb 2, 2004 1:25 PM
43 hours in Coloradostinkyhelmet
Feb 2, 2004 1:42 PM
43 hours....20 hours in fast group rides, 23 on rollers.
780 - nicer weather in NC this winter... nmseyboro
Feb 2, 2004 2:27 PM
1025km/12880m of climbing or 640m/42,000f nmDutchy
Feb 2, 2004 4:28 PM
You must be unemployed......lyleseven
Feb 2, 2004 4:29 PM
HATER?! nmseyboro
Feb 3, 2004 3:33 AM
700 in SoCal (nm)DMoore
Feb 2, 2004 5:17 PM
662: nice weather and virtually no rain in Jan. (nm)mickey-mac
Feb 2, 2004 7:45 PM
re: january road miles? trainer, rollers, mtb need not apply nmaliensporebomb
Feb 3, 2004 5:22 AM
210 miles roadie on trainer
2.9 miles riding my MTB in circles in the basement
[yes, I'm desperate, can't you tell? -20 below
temps and 2 feet of snow don't help]
285 (after removing mtb and trainer miles)JFR
Feb 3, 2004 2:00 PM
Road miles only eh? Whatever, it is a road biking forum I suppose :)