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Putting your miles in to perspective...

BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
I just worked out that the distance from Picadilly gardens in the City Centre of Manchester to the Empire State building in New York city, USA is 3338.16 miles.

This year, i've done a lot more than double that. I might even be able to do triple the distance. :shock:

(If you go here and turn off "Follow Road", you can draw straight lines to find out distances. http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php )

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  • lfcquinlfcquin Posts: 470
    I need to work harder then. I wouldn't even be halfway back with the mileage I have done in the past 12 months. :(

    I thought I was doing decent mileage, then you go and put me to shame. :oops:
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    lfcquin wrote:
    I need to work harder then. I wouldn't even be halfway back with the mileage I have done in the past 12 months. :(

    I thought I was doing decent mileage, then you go and put me to shame. :oops:

    It's not really the mileage that counts though.

    What's your "palmares" in "official" races compared to Bhima? I think you'd put him to shame in that respect.
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  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    For the first half of the year, I was doing 60 miles a day. My milage isn't really possible unless you have a silly schedule like mine.

    Talking of the Empire state building - it's only 381 metres high - on a hilly ride, I could do that many many many times. :shock: When I went up it though, it seemed ridiculously high.
  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145

    It's not really the mileage that counts though.

    I know that, I was just making an observation. Haven't really done much racing this year, but in a few months time, i'm going to start taking it a lot more seriously.
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Bhima wrote:

    It's not really the mileage that counts though.

    I know that, I was just making an observation. Haven't really done much racing this year, but in a few months time, i'm going to start taking it a lot more seriously.

    Well I sort of take that back, mileage does count if you are into that sort of thing, but mileage doesn't really count if it's race wins and placings that matter.
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  • Takis61Takis61 Posts: 239
    I think it has to be placed into context of age, fitness, lifestyle, family issues, work, travel, etc. etc., and bottom line what you're trying to achieve with it.
    Bhima's mileage is awesome, I'll be happy to hit 3K over the year, but I'm not going to get stressed about it, as stress is one of the reasons I like to ride !
    Point is, you can't compare against other riders on the forum without having any idea of how their life is structured.
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  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    Well, yeah, :? I wasn't trying to start a comparison war, I just thought it would be a fun way of visualizing distances.
  • teulkteulk Posts: 557
    Ive clocked up about 1200miles in the last 5 months and about 1500 in total this year. Compared to this time last year ive probably doubled what i did.
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  • Bhima wrote:
    Talking of the Empire state building - it's only 381 metres high - on a hilly ride, I could do that many many many times. :shock: When I went up it though, it seemed ridiculously high.

    How much getting of and pushing would be involved?!!
  • My mileage and ride frequency this year has been awful. Since the sinus operation I feel like I can breathe for the first time in the best part of 12 months.

    Being a one car household should help things along a bit, plus it will probably mean I have the flashest commuting bike in the Greater Manchester area!!!
  • grahamcpgrahamcp Posts: 323
    Spanielsson,
    A bit OT, but just read your comment re sinus op. Would you mind sharing details? (or have you posted elsewhere on the subject?). I am awaiting an appt with ENT specialist but would be good to hear what others have been through.
    Cheers,
    Graham.
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Bhima wrote:
    For the first half of the year, I was doing 60 miles a day. My milage isn't really possible unless you have a silly schedule like mine.

    And no girlfriend or wife :wink:
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  • tomb8555tomb8555 Posts: 229
    Bhima wrote:
    I know that, I was just making an observation. Haven't really done much racing this year, but in a few months time, i'm going to start taking it a lot more seriously.

    Sorry, I thought you'd done loads?
    Bhima wrote:
    Have you entered a race yet?

    Loads. Although, none near where I live. Stayed daaahn saaahf for a bit with a mate and did 10 races in 14 days the other month.

    And all these 'unofficial' races?


    I have to say, you and freehub are rather hilarious.


    The mileage IS impressive though. :-)
  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    It is loads, just not much compared to most people.
  • tomb8555tomb8555 Posts: 229
    Bhima wrote:
    It is loads, just not much compared to most people.

    It'll be a lot more than me either way!
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    Bhima wrote:
    It is loads, just not much compared to most people.

    It's loads, I've only done about 5000 maybe 6000 miles this year though as I've being resting more often than not.

    My CAAD9 has only just got over 2500 miles on it, from 2000 to 2500 was taking forever.
  • lfcquinlfcquin Posts: 470
    Bhima wrote:
    For the first half of the year, I was doing 60 miles a day. My milage isn't really possible unless you have a silly schedule like mine.

    I could manage 60 miles a day if I rode to work and back every day. That would give me about 70 miles every day. I might find my wife becomes an ex-wife if I tried that though!

    I might be about to get an opportunity to work from Leek instead of Manchester and if that comes off then I shall definately be riding to work. A nice round 10 miles each way over Biddulph Moor would do me, easily extendable into a decent length ride at the end of the day. :D

    Very impressed that you could knock out 60 miles every day. You must have been eating TONS during that time.
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