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Mileage for the Year

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Tetedelacourse, 13 Dec 2007.

  1. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Well fellas and fellesses, it's nearing the end of the year.

    This is my first year of regular commuting and it looks like I'll finish on around 1500 miles (about 2400km) for the year. I feel fitter than ever for it.

    Anyone else keep tabs? How've you all done?

    Of course, I reckon those who don't count and just get on with it day in day out are the true legends!
     
  2. mrben

    mrben New Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Those who don't count aren't legends - they're lying ;)

    I started at the end of October, and should have clocked up just over 250 miles by the end of the year.
     
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I lost my computer so I have lost the accurate count, but I reckon it is something close to 2000 miles.

    (Calc: cycle 46 weeks of the year on average about 4.5 days a week and about 9.5 miles a day. This is a fairly conservative guess I think)
     
  4. My computer shows 2700mls on my commuter
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    the comp is on the wrecked bike but 26 miles two days a week plus three days of 29 miles makes 139 miles a week

    only been going since June so theoretically 4,200 miles ish

    less three weeks off injured and a fair few scooter days for college

    wild guess of 3,000 miles

    miles with a very heavy pannier should count extra
     
  6. pompey

    pompey New Member

    Location:
    Addlestone
    Ooh, I'm a legend am I? But only because my computer broke.

    Quick calc says about 3600km, but that doesn't include the detours home on those long summer evenings ;)
     
  7. Road Fiddler

    Road Fiddler New Member

    since starting riding on the 1st of October i will have done 2160 miles by the 31st of Dec commuting to and from and work. On top of that i have done some 100+ miles rides at the weekends.
     
  8. frog

    frog Guest

    6,700 miles for the year with one home bound commute before I switch to the car for the last week at work.

    Despite an appaling start this has been the best year so far. ;)
     
  9. Amanda P

    Amanda P The CycleChat user formerly known as Uncle Phil

    I'm a true legend.

    I swap between three bikes (it's a boring ride - I have to do something to relieve the tedium!) Two of them have cheap computers that are always breaking or resetting themselves. The third has no computer.

    I could estimate the figure, but I'd rather be a legend.
     
  10. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    30 miles short of 4000 miles total, so probably just short of around 3000 regular commuting miles this year.

    Had I not damaged the bike on Tuesday, I would have been passing the 4000th mile today ;)
     
  11. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    982.5 miles so far (since beginning to commute at the end of August). If it carries on being icy, I'm not sure how much more I'll be able to rack up though.
     
  12. biking_fox

    biking_fox Über Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Can't remember what number the computer showed at the beginning of the year, when I didn't reset it.

    55mi /wk if I ride all 5 days which I usually do call it 2500mi ish or 4000km give or take. Not done much in the way of non-commuting rides for one reason or another, they probably equal the days I didn't commute for equally sensible reasons.

    Resolution for next year: check and recored Milometer settings so I'll know properly!
     
  13. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    Monkey really!

    the last two days must have been as cold as it'll ever get, bib longs, overshoes, Nightvision plus buff and gloves and it was fine, granted you can feel it nibbling but I still had a toasty/light sweat on

    ask me again after cycling home tonight though ETA home 10pm
     
  14. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Senior Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I'm a legend too but only cos I had one of those Aldi computers that resets itself sometimes.

    Probably around 4500 if you include the detours/training.

    Have you ever tried telling a non-cyclist how many miles you do in a year? In my experience they just don't believe you. Once you take them through it and explain how it's quite easy to rack up thousands of miles in a year just going to work there are only 2 reactions awe or, "You must be mental." ;)
     
  15. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I have a computer on all 3 of my bikes although one of the bikes was tea-leafed last month, so I don't know the exact figure for that one, but together it is around 10,875.00 ;) But this does include a cycling holiday in Egypt and of course my daily slog to work and back.