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Record your milage Bikejournal.com

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by 4F, 6 Feb 2008.

  1. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    After a recent post on average speeds etc I noted this website where you can store trips etc http://www.bikejournal.com

    You can record as little or as much as you want with regard to miles covered, journey time, average speed, heart rate etc etc and if going for a goal in the year gauges where you are towards that figure.

    Furthermore you can see how you are doing against others who cycle reguarly around the globe.

    In addition to this you can also register to a group / organisation and then any of your mileages count towards the club in a league table.
    For anyone that is interested I have created the group "Cycle Chat" and the password to join is cunningly called "cycle chat"

    Thanks to Noodley for the link, great website.
     
  2. andharwheel

    andharwheel Senior Member

    Location:
    Frozen North
    Already do. But due to its popularity you are getting less features unless you become a premium member.
     
  3. OP
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    4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Fair point. I notice that the premium features work out at USD 20 a year which given the current rate of exchange comes in at about a tenner. I only joined this month so I am getting the premium service free of charge. for the first month, I will keep an eye out and see how it changes after that.
     
  4. frog

    frog Guest

    It's a few months since I logged my miles on Bike Journal but I paid my $20 and when you look at the advanced features a few are still work in progress. Having said that it's only a tenner and I wouldn't begrudge that to anyone who was improving their site as this one is doing.

    It was quite nice to have a mileage battle with a bloke in Miami and somewhere in Australia. :blush: I'm sure they were keeping just as close an eye on my miles as I was on theirs.

    The one thing membership is worth is the ability to download your entire record in Excel format whenever you want. Non-members can only do this a limited number of times a year. This is great if your home PC breaks down and you loose all your data as has happened to me in the past.

    Not wanting to cause friction I also note that acf have a cycling club which logs a huge number of miles. I'm sure we can do better - not as it's a competition or anything.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    I find that it is a great incentive for increasing your mileage as I am extending my evening run home and going out for extra runs at lunchime etc. I know what you mean about keeping an eye on other riders as so far this year there is another chap in the UK that keeps changing places with me !

    Previously I have found that I don't quite make the 5000 miles a year but used to get very close to this, however at my current rate I am on for 6000 this year. Not bad for only using the bike Mondays - Thursdays !
     
  6. andharwheel

    andharwheel Senior Member

    Location:
    Frozen North
    I like it because I can compare my mileages and am ranked as well. Its another incentive to keep the mileage up. I have recorded by mileage since the early1980's. I am probably going to go for the premium option soon so that I can download the spreadsheets.
     
  7. doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    I know its all about logging miles however I hate the fact that the routing function is so useless ie no imports/exports or no auto-routing. Makes creating routes so time consuming that it isn't even worth bothering which limits its appeal to me somewhat. All the major routing sites now offer this feature and they are all free so a site which makes a charge, no matter how small, really should have this sorted.
     
  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    It appeared to me the guy that devised BikeJournal has never heard of the term "user friendly". I found it very cumbersome to operate and eventually just gave up.xx(
     
  9. levad

    levad Senior Member

    I use http://www.cyclogs.co.uk its free, but I don't know how it compares to bikejournel
     
  10. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
  11. OP
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    4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Frog, welcome aboard.
     
  12. frog

    frog Guest

    Ribbik ;)
     
  13. frog

    frog Guest

    Well Done Plax. :wacko:

    Lots of lovely Welsh miles :huh::biggrin:
     
  14. OP
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    4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Frog at this rate the 3 of us will soon catch up with the acf :wacko:
     
  15. frog

    frog Guest

    I think it will take at least a dozen of us just to catch up with Simon Galgut. Doesn't that man have a home or something :huh:

    I think Plax's miles should count double - there aren't many flat bits in Wales :wacko: