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How many miles did you RIDE today?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Pilot, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Luddite

    Luddite Senior member

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    I did a 110km race earlier this year, called the Race of Six Friends. 2000m of climbing, 20km on gravel. My team of six (hence the name) had eight flats.

    Yesterday, I went out with the bunch. Seven flats in the bunch over 70km. I rode over glass, flatted. Checked the tire, switched to my spare tube, good to go. Missed a shard of glass in a different spot on the tire. Patched my tube, used my second C02 cannister to inflate it. Just as I was putting the tire back onto the wheel, I told the bunch to go on ahead - my man needed to open the shop. I didn't seat the tire's bead properly, so fucked up the inflation. 30km from home. No spare tube, no more CO2, no pump.

    Cold train ride home.

    This morning was perfect though. 105km, 870 m climbing according to MapMyRide (though my friend's Strava log says 17,04m gain, so who knows).

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  2. mothon

    mothon Senior member

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    I did 29.2 miles on my solo ride yesterday at 18.6 mph. I would like do eventually be able to do 20 mph over 30 miles.
     
  3. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    You guys are hardcore. I'm just getting into biking, and have a ways to go, especially since I'm lugging around on a 15-year old Schwinn mountain bike on otherwise paved paths!

    I did 13 miles over hilly terrain (according to my app 1200 feet elevation, not sure how that computes though).
     
  4. Althis

    Althis Senior member

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    my average ride I do 3-5 times per week is ~46 miles, 1500 ft climbing, average 20-21mph (basically z2/3 with z5 sprints in there)

    I don't plan on racing too much more this season so I enjoy riding up and down the coast now sprinting/TTing

    on weekends I mix it up a little with the local group A ride or longer route w/ more climbing
     
  5. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    I just finished a 7 day ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. 545 miles.
     
  6. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    64 miles, 4000' today.
     
  7. mothon

    mothon Senior member

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    Did 43.5 yesterday. It was my first time riding over 40 miles. I could of done more but my butt was super sore. It is time for a new saddle.
     
  8. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Have you tried using kevlar tires?
     
  9. mothon

    mothon Senior member

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    You could also try some mr.tuffy tire liners. I have had good luck with them recently.
     
  10. Althis

    Althis Senior member

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    30 miles in just under an hour and a half, first time back on the bike after getting hit by a car a couple weeks ago.

    luckily my injuries weren't too severe. have a couple new scars on my knee and a sprained AC joint but it's mostly healed now
     
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  11. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    Sweet commute this AM. 52 miles, 2000' ft.
     
  12. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    43 mi., 1700 ft today.
     
  13. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    Morning commute: 45 miles 800 ft.
     
  14. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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  15. zatarregaza

    zatarregaza Senior member

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  16. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    36 miles and 3200' ft around the Bay Area today.
     
  17. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    49.1mi
    Distance

    2,270ft
    Elevation (?)

    03:20:32
    Moving Time

    1,653
    Calories
     
  18. Luddite

    Luddite Senior member

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    I used to run Continental Gatorskins, but find the combination of latex tubes and GP4000s relatively puncture resistant and very fast rolling.

    Those two examples are pretty unusual for me. The Race of Six Friends courses kill tires. Talking to other teams at the finish, most were running 700x28 tires, or fatter - the one guy on our team who didn't puncture was on 32s. (It was pretty funny to see my team talking to some of the other teams at the finish: "Yeah, I switched to a 12-28 cassette and my friend put compact cranks on...what cassette are you running?" "Uh, the one that's on my bike?" The guys are strong riders, and suckers for punishment - they did the next race fixed gear.)

    Today: 91km: http://app.strava.com/rides/14084186
    Yesterday:76.5km with the bunch: http://app.strava.com/rides/14084186

    EDIT: I haven't flatted since that last post.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012
  19. highball

    highball Senior member

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    Hey guys, I'm new around this thread but figured I'd chime in. I'm currently getting in anywhere between 50 and 175 miles/week, depending on my work schedule. No racing yet, but perhaps next season.

    Sunday:
    NYC > Nyack, NY: 61mi, 2450' @ 16.0 mph average

    Today:
    Paceline ride in central park: 26mi, 1100' @ 22.4 mph average
     
  20. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    Morning commute:

    57.6mi
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    03:15:45
    Moving Time

    2,050
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